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 +2Posted on Apr 18th | re: Throwing Copper Turns 20 (62 comments)

Apparently I misremembered the part about him having drumsticks. Still, it’s quite the scene –– I let out some pretty hearty guffaws re-watching it just now.

 +7Posted on Apr 18th | re: Throwing Copper Turns 20 (62 comments)

While I agree that Kowalczyk’s shirtless, rat-tailed flailing is quite the spectacle, the most hilarious part of the “I Alone” video is and always will be the drummer traipsing about the set with only his drumsticks trying to look cool and failing miserably.

 +8Posted on Apr 15th | re: Watch Pharrell Sing On Ellen, Cry On Oprah (3 comments)

I feel like it was a pretty bold move by Pharrell –– riding a seemingly endless tide of feel-good hits –– to include an overtly political song like “Come Get it Bae” on his album. Given his elevated profile, perhaps he can succeed where Dennis Rodman failed and finally convince North Korea to free Kenneth Bae.

I thought the same thing –– my brain just went all giddy just at the thought. And Kim Gordon doing “Aneurysm?” Please someone find the footage and put it in front of my eyeballs!

 +6Posted on Apr 10th | re: The Week In Pop: What Is Ed Sheeran Thinking? (22 comments)

Sounds like Pharrell jacked that beat for the Sheeran track from the opening credits of Flight of the Conchords. On the whole, however, it’s quite the shit sandwich.

Internal memos referred to this form of enhanced interrogation as “Abu Ghraibalifornication.”

Having seen the film, I can say [SPOILER ALERT] that the most shocking revelations come in the third act, when it’s revealed that following Kurt’s death, Courtney Love used her ill-gotten wealth to conspire with the Illuminati to forge Obama’s birth certificate and replace once-harmless vaccines with a secret autism-causing juice that she and Sasquatch brewed in hopes of enslaving mankind. She then used the time travel technology that the US government and the surviving Grey aliens from the Roswell crash worked together to build at Area 51 and traveled back to the late-1960s, faked the moon landing, and disguised herself as Yoko Ono and broke up the Beatles. These experiences inspired her to write the song “Malibu,” which is really what the documentary was about, it turns out.

 +2Posted on Apr 5th | re: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs (163 comments)

I will dump my list over here on page 2 to avoid getting embroiled in all that hot page 1 action. Much like the Toth dog, I’m leaving out “Teen Spirit” and “Heart Shaped Box.”

10. Serve the Servants
9. On a Plain (or Lounge Act?)
8. Pennyroyal Tea
7. About a Girl
6. Lithium
5. Scentless Apprentice
4. Drain You
3. Sliver
2. Aneurysm
1. All Apologies

 +12Posted on Apr 4th | re: The 10 Best Nirvana Songs (163 comments)

I like most of these picks, though Bleach seems over-represented. The one thing that definitely should be in the mix is “Aneurysm,” which is top three material, to my mind.

 0Posted on Apr 4th | re: R.E.M.'s Mike Mills Announces David Letterman's Retirement (13 comments)

To clarify, I meant non-”white guy,” not non-white “guy,” specifically. No chauvinism intended, here.