drgonzo

Comments from drgonzo

This looks like the website for a boutique online shopping catalog filled with useless overpriced electronics. I feel like if I click the wrong link it'll lead me to a Gwyneth Paltrow branded juicer or a Pono with the Beatles discog preloaded. I kinda hate it.
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February 21, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Does not include "Jacket". Do not care.
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February 11, 2015 on Rejected By Record Store Day, Father/Daughter Details Its Compelling Faux Real II Comp
SOMETHING ABOUT LAWNS AND REQUESTING THE YOUNG PEOPLE REMOVE THEMSELVES FROM THEM
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February 6, 2015 on Taylor Swift Takes Legal Action Against Her Fans On Etsy
THAT IS AN INTERESTING POINT AND I WOULD LIKE TO SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR NEWSLETTER
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February 6, 2015 on Taylor Swift Takes Legal Action Against Her Fans On Etsy
"As the anonymous Etsy seller mentioned, most of them probably aren’t making much money anyway, and are just doing it for the fun of it." Fun? Music isn't about fun. And if these tchochke slinging flea market rejects want fun, tell em to go play in a ball pit. Music is for serious people with serious legal teams.
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February 6, 2015 on Taylor Swift Takes Legal Action Against Her Fans On Etsy
Again it was more of a quality thing. In that I'm not big on People or anything after Fall Be Kind. Not including Prospect Hummer feels wrong though.
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February 4, 2015 on War On Drugs Frontman Speaks At Length About “Unhappy Old Dude” Mark Kozelek, Plans “A Lot Of Recording” Next Month
That was for purely subjective reasons. I was pretty underwhelmed when Monomania dropped and I'm still not really feeling it the way I feel everything on that list. Same reason I didn't include the first Lotus Plaza album. Also I cannot believe I forgot that Brian Eno put out Here Come the Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain, Another Green World, and Discreet Music in a two year period (1974-5). That is fucking amazing.
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February 3, 2015 on War On Drugs Frontman Speaks At Length About “Unhappy Old Dude” Mark Kozelek, Plans “A Lot Of Recording” Next Month
I always assumed that its the young folks in my age group that are the target market for Apple products or their parents buying it for them, not the parents themselves. The Pono is being marketed to those parents. Who else is spending $400 on an MP3 player? I have a Sansa clip player with a microSD card that brings it's capacity to 60 GB. I use it in the pretty damn good sound system in my car and it sounds just fine to me. Same with my schmancy headphones. It also, mp3 player plus memory card, cost only $50. Pono is an overpriced scam being hawked by someone who is otherwise awesome at an audience with money to burn and nostalgia to indulge. It should come with a Rolling Stone subscription and some ED pills.
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January 31, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
Pono exists to part baby boomers with their monies. It should be sold at Brookstone next to the $200 massage wand that totally isn't a vibrator.
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January 30, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
Man late to the party again. Can I include EPs if they're just as good as their LP counterparts? Because if so the Deerhunter/Atlas Sound/Lotus Plaza axis was on an absurd roll from 2007-12: 2007 - Cryptograms 2008 - Fluorescent Grey 2008 - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel 2008 - Microcastle/Weird Era Continued 2009 - Rainwater Cassette Exchange 2009 - Logos 2010 - Halcyon Digest 2011 - Parallax 2012 - Spooky Action At a Distance As far as short bursts go I've got three: Iggy Pop 1977: The Idiot AND Lust for Life King Crimson 73-74: Larks' Tongues in Aspic Starless and Bible Black Red Animal Collective 03-05 2003 Here Comes the Indian 2004 Sung Tongs 2005 Feels
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January 29, 2015 on War On Drugs Frontman Speaks At Length About “Unhappy Old Dude” Mark Kozelek, Plans “A Lot Of Recording” Next Month
Mmm Shiprocked. A delightful bit of nautical themed 7-string snap back Hell. Cherries will be Bucked, Bizkits will be Limped, and in the middle of all the awful Woodstock 99 redux will be Andrew WK, who's just "happy to be here man".
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January 29, 2015 on Limp Bizkit Guitarist Is Dreading Next Week’s Nü-Metal Cruise
I support this argument if it means getting Bryter Layter the recognition it deserves. Its a stone 70s soft rock classic. Nick Drake is more than just Pink Moon (though I do unabashedly love that one too).
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January 24, 2015 on Will 2015 Be The Year Of The ’70s Singer-Songwriter?
Speaking of European festivals, has anyone heard of Exit? Because I just heard about it for the first time last night and it sounds pretty amazing. Takes place in Serbia in a medieval fortress overlooking the Danube river. And the acts are shockingly good considering it takes place in Serbia of all places. Atoms for Peace, Chic, Nick Cave, Suede, Snoop Dogg, Disclosure, Afghan Whigs, and Queens of the Stone Age in the last two years. Plus its apparently won a ton of "best European festivals". Also did I mention the fucking MEDIEVAL FORTRESS? Dassa pretty good Primavera line up too
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January 21, 2015 on Primavera Sound 2015 Lineup
I don't see why we can't Sportsgum. Are music and sports really all that different? Outsized egos, rampant commercialism, liberal use of spandex, and fans that range from average NFL/poptimist casuals to La Liga/emo revival loving hipsters. I'd say they're pretty close. Heck I could probably assign a music spirit animal for every college football team in the bowl subdivison, or at the very least pick out which pbr&b acts are "Most SEC" (hint: its How To Dress Well). And I gotta disagree with your prediction. The Seahawks faced a team with a Hall of Fame quarterback and too many damn weapons last year, and things ended up going pretty poorly for the Forehead. The Pats aren't going to be able to run on Seattle like they have in their last few games which means Brady is going to throw a lot, and not counting Gronk the Pats receivers aren't that awe inspiring. Seahawks by a touchdown.
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January 19, 2015 on It’s 2015 And Alice In Chains Played Halftime At The NFC Championship Game
named Dan Snyder?
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January 19, 2015 on R.I.P. ASAP Yams
If I wanted to see old people noodling I'd go to a Chinese restaurant #hottaek
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January 16, 2015 on The Grateful Dead Reuniting For Farewell Shows With Phish Frontman
Broken God Damn Social Scene. God dammit.
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January 12, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love
wakes up goes about first part of day checks gum :"aw yeah best comments of 2014, the delicious joy of recognition by my peers for incisive commentary on Mackelmore and rap metal" *scrolls* *scrolls* *scrolls* realizes comment number 50 had 46 upvotes realizes his highest rated comment had 46 upvotes rest of day spent as so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHwpw4jscQ8
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January 3, 2015 on The 50 Best Stereogum Comments Of 2014
Sorry but I'm going to need at least five more words in that album title before I believe its a new Modest Mouse record.
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December 14, 2014 on Modest Mouse’s New Album Is Called Strangers To Ourselves