PS. Feel free to cite me on your report.
When I was 19 I got high and drove home listening to the radio between stations on full blast. I don’t remember what station it was but it was mostly static with very few whispers of audible music, but I didn’t realize until I got home. I honestly thought it was supposed to sound like that at the time. The whole time I thought I was listening to grunge. People would stare at me from other cars and stare and I just thought, “man, looks like these people have never seen a Mexican dude listening to grunge before.” Anyways, that’s why I don’t smoke weed anymore.
And here I was basing my appreciation of his music on artistic merit.
As much as I cringed to Xylo Piñata and felt Meh for X & Y, I still love the first 2 albums. Viva la vida is too poppy for my taste but there’s still some great stuff in there. If there’s even a couple of songs like this in the new album, I’ll give it a few listens.
in shorrt, I like Coldplay*
I always knew there was deeper symbolism in those movies. Perhaps, Jughead said it best:
This new Magic Mike trailer is weird.
Gabe is our generation’s Eric Roberts.
It’s worth pointing out that there’s a controversy about how this list isn’t “original” enough. As the prophecy foretold:
A warning to the crews out there who think they’re hot
if you’re not original rockers you will get shot
down by the kids neglectin’ your art, the stuff you did
eventually it get so bad puts you to bed
cause when the lightning flashes sweet electricity
all the world then stands revealed with the clarity
of raw voltage, briefly we see and the hope is
you’ll be able to tell just what dope is
On a semi-related note, I found out that my favorite Mexican pop star, Julieta Venegas, follows Stereogum on twitter so if you guys could please say something to make me look cool in front of her I would appreciate it.
He lost his raw sex appeal when he cut his dreads. Also, he, Nick Hexum & S.A. probably split the votes.
You guys seeing any shows this weekend?
Protip on your profile: Don’t post the entire url just the part after the forward slash, otherwise it links to something like http://twitter.com/#!/http://twitter.com/#!/chris_trash instead of http://twitter.com/#!/chris_trash
Also, do you guys think a stereogum twitter list like the one we have for videogum would be a good idea? If you think it is send me a tweet and I’ll add you. Maybe we are not as tight of a community as VG, but maybe this would help and such. Let me know otherwise i won’t do it.
Videogum guru werttrew has a guide Skip over to 3, if you have your image. I use Imgur since it doesn’t ask you for a captcha and you can drag to upload.
Thanks Topknot, I really appreciate it, but now I feel overrated and one thing Stereogummers hate is things that are overrated. Let me be the first to start the backlash:
Chris Trash sucks, I saw him commenting In Yahoo OMG, mainstream a-hole.
Chris Trash unironically likes Uffie.
Chis Trash made a long pointless reply comment about himself, what an ego…. and so forth.
Nice grammar, me.
Good song but the video is a miss for not having of Ross riding a mini-bike.
Two Jon Heder references in as many albums; the throne belongs to Kanye.
I would just like to thank everyone for this opportunity to ruin Stereogum. Also Real Estate did an awesome job.
I have no problem with the artist doing their own version of it and making New York City Cops a political statement is not a bad idea, but the whole thing just seems very flat. You can’t even hear the sample and it’s so distorted it could just be static and it wouldn’t change the song. Rhymefest did a much better job of sampling The Strokes a few years ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iugJcC-lvso
Kristen Schaal 2016!
Listen, I like MIA’s music, but she’s nuts. She married the son of a guy who got rich selling cheap liquor to poor people. When I went to see her in the HOB she started the show (two hours late) saying that an election was going to do nothing for the country, then backed Obama when she saw everyone else was doing it. She is not doing jack shit to actually change the situation in Sri Lanka, besides just making money off the rebel-without-a-clue imagery she portrays. She’s a cashillionaire now and I may just be uninformed but I don’t see her being mentioned as a philanthropist.
The sad thing is that this could be an amazing video if 1.- they got rid of the flag from the capitalist nation that MIA chooses to live in. 2.-less acting; more video, c’mon MIA! I don’t care if you make a violent video against racism but be a little subtle about it.