Comments from cha12

It’s good to see these numbers in black and white. But whenever I see this debate, I’ve gotta wonder about what kind of users are going to Spotify that might not buy on iTunes. Take your example: if you got 100 or so people who might never pay for a song on iTunes to stream your song, is that exposure worth it? For someone in your situation, is it worth seeing your music being streamed for peanuts to recruit casual listeners for some kind of pay? Cause I know there’s stuff that I stream on Spotify/Rdio that I would not pay for (Swift) and it actually exposes me to a lot of stuff I just don’t have the money to buy otherwise. And oftentimes, later I end up buying something.

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November 11, 2014 on Spotify Says Taylor Swift Was On Pace To Earn $6 Million From Their Service This Year

Though we live on the US dollar, you and me we got our own sense of time.

Motto o the summer, 2013

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May 8, 2013 on Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City Comment Party

Thankful to be hearing this for the first time. Also thankful that nobody can see me jumping around the living room. Thank you, savages. Thank you, windows shades

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May 8, 2013 on Album Of The Week: Savages Silence Yourself

I say this with respect…You’ve out bonered yourself

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August 11, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

So what’s the guy who won with a gif of a boner going to celebrate with? Ruh roh

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August 10, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Ooh ooh Incubus<canibus.

See what I did there?

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August 10, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Thank you for your willingness to share your own experiences, Amrit. It’s so important to think about this kind of hate in context. It doesn’t just exist as a madman killing free Americans who were practicing their faith, but also – and maybe to a lesser extent, but still – as kids ostracising a classmate for wearing a jura or a turban or a yarmulke or anything else. Or as people shouting “terrorist” at others in the months after 9/11.

This attack itself was chilling, but reading about this guy’s connections to the hate music scene was disturbing in a much more subtle way. I think we’re all here because we understand and appreciate the power of music, and it is deeply disturbing to think about that power being used as a conduit for hate. The thought that kids experiencing feelings of rebellion are pulled into the white supremacist scene by the music is really unsettling, because we all know how music can hit you at your core and channel your emotions. It’s a scary thought that music like this man’s is out there using that to lead people into hate.

I don’t know what I’m trying to say here, but I’m glad that there is a forum like this where we can discuss these things and have some healthy debate about music as a medium for positive change. Stereogummers have their disagreements and all, but hopefully always toward the end of exchanging ideas in a positive way.

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August 8, 2012 on Hate Punk & Kirtan: Musical Overtones In The Wisconsin Sikh Temple Killings

This headline might as well read “New Chocolate Cake Only Available as Smell” or “New Sexual Position Only Available as Idea.”

I could go do this all day.

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August 8, 2012 on New Beck Album Song Reader Only Available As Sheet Music

Yeah. The nineties.

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July 21, 2012 on ATTN: Employees – Do Not Buy These Used CDs

Knowing what their shows are like, that’s real. I mean, we all get wood when they play Tin Man, yes?

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July 20, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Just get outta there in time to catch Sugar Ray on the Middle Age Sadness stage. Watch the singer for highlight pointers!

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July 13, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments


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July 9, 2012 on Chumbawamba Break Up

Isn’t that what you said to Paul after The Long and Winding Road? Stop sowing discord, Yoko!

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June 23, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

So what you’re saying, in summary, is Get Off This.

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June 20, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing

“happy birthday, Paul McCartney. I LOVE you!” I love how the inflection in her voice on that. So genuine and hilarious.

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June 19, 2012 on Watch Fiona Apple Play Fallon

I’d like to see a McCartney-Roots collab, because those guys are just such music nerds that it would be so much fun to watch them enjoy the hell out of it

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June 18, 2012 on Paul McCartney Turns 70

Seems like the shot of Drake in a wheelchair really has legs – been floating around for years.

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June 15, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Am I the only one who gets chills when they play “House that Heaven Built”?

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June 10, 2012 on Watch Japandroids Play Fallon