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Pretty much my thoughts exactly.

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August 30, 2015 on Chrissie Hynde Criticized For Rape Victim Blaming

The weird thing is The Monitor never really grabbed me, but I really like Local Business. Go figure.

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December 18, 2013 on Titus Andronicus Frontman Patrick Stickles Is Washed Up, And He Knows It

The problem is a lot of people view that $200 per month internet/cable expense as their admission fee to a buffet of “free” entertainment. Too bad, you know, zero of that money goes to the artists. Spotify isn’t a perfect (or even a particularly good) solution for musicians, but it’s at least a semi-legit way to consume music that gives people less of an excuse to engage in out-and-out piracy.

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November 12, 2013 on David Lowery Leads Effort To Shut Down Lyric Websites Like Rap Genius

In this particular case involving Kevin, that may be true, but he does have a bit of a track record of being needlessly combative with other bands. The man enjoys talking shit. I’m sure Ted Leo’s manager was alluding to a specific incident that resulted in a punches between Ted and Bob/Nate Farley.

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October 24, 2013 on Guided By Voices’ Feud With eBaying Ex-Drummer Gets Ugly

Yeah, that was pretty ridiculous. It seems like, of all the band members, Kevin is the one who’s had the spottiest relationship with Bob over the years, so this doesn’t surprise me too much. I feel kind of bad for him because he was so sweet to me and my girlfriend after a GBV show last year.

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October 24, 2013 on Guided By Voices’ Feud With eBaying Ex-Drummer Gets Ugly

I love Bob (avatar acknowledged), but yeah, he can really be a dick when he wants to be. Must be the high school jock in him.

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October 24, 2013 on Guided By Voices’ Feud With eBaying Ex-Drummer Gets Ugly

Wait, so this means I was a sophomore in college 10 years ago? Ugh.

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October 22, 2013 on Chutes Too Narrow Turns 10

Hmm, hate to say it, but I’m not seeing an awful lot to get excited over. The 2013 In Utero mix and that Nilsson collection might be nice to have.

What’s the “black on black” …Like Clockwork? Is it just different artwork? How many damn editions of that album are they going to put out?

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October 22, 2013 on Record Store Day Reveals Black Friday 2013 Exclusives

If he threw in an original copy of Propeller, that opening bid would seem a little less insane.

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October 18, 2013 on Guided By Voices Drummer Puts Kit On eBay For $55k

Agreed. In the past few years, I’ve gotten to see a bunch of bands that I thought I’d never get to see live: Pavement, Guided By Voices, The Jesus Lizard, The Pixies, Sebadoh… the list goes on. And you know what? They all sounded GREAT. I could care less if it was just a paycheck to them.

Also, did Pavement ever explicitly claim that the reunion wasn’t about money? I don’t think they ever pretended that it wasn’t.

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August 16, 2012 on Billy Corgan Says Soundgarden, Pavement Came Back “Only To Make Money”

Agreed. Really enjoying these.

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June 28, 2012 on Turntable Interview: Marnie Stern

David Byrne seems kind of similar to Jonathan Richman in that he just has zero interest in playing the type of music that he made when he was in his 20s. That, and the fact that–yeah–he probably doesn’t get along with Chris and Tina. The whole “No Talking, Just Head” project was probably the nail in the coffin. They sure didn’t have much of a “band” vibe going during that Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance.

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June 26, 2012 on Let’s Stay Not Together: The 10 Best Quotes About Bands Never Reuniting

I’m actually pretty happy that Plant is keeping the Zeppelin reunion from happening. Are people really clamoring to hear “Black Dog” played three keys lower so Plant can hit the notes?

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June 25, 2012 on Let’s Stay Not Together: The 10 Best Quotes About Bands Never Reuniting

The guys from Husker Du seem pretty set on maintaining their personal grudges again each other.

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June 25, 2012 on Let’s Stay Not Together: The 10 Best Quotes About Bands Never Reuniting

I’m sad to see Ween call it a day, but I’m glad Aaron is doing what’s best for his health. It sound like the 00’s were a really bumpy ride for him.

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June 21, 2012 on Aaron Freeman’s Statement On Officially Leaving Ween

The funny thing is, this was my exact attitude toward JD Samson’s essay about being broke.

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

qwop – Fair enough. The main issue is that people are arguing their way around not paying for something that they know they know cost musicians time and money. You can make all the points you want (and honestly not all of them are bad ideas) about the direction the music industry could move toward, but acting like it’s our position to tell musicians how to conduct their business seems ridiculously arrogant to me. “Hit the road more, boys, cuz I’m pirating your stuff anyway” is a pretty selfish attitude for anyone claims to care at all about the musicians they like.

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

People get really hung up on the semantics of “theft” versus “piracy.” Theft: swiping a physical CD from the rack; thus, leaving the store short one CD. Piracy: taking an intangible good without paying for it, leaving no physical shortage of the product.

If I sit down for a haircut and run out the door before I pay for it, is that any less moral than torrenting? I haven’t depleted the barber of any of his physical inventory.

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

The guy was on tour last year. I’m not even the world’s biggest CVB or Cracker fan, but as a guy who’s been in the business for around 30 years, I think he’s earned the right to add his two cents.

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

@scapegoat – Exactly. I’d honestly like to hear a decent argument against this.

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June 19, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing