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Who or what is Based God? Well a wise man once said: ” you may have heard of something called google, its one of the largest of these “search engines” And people who want business or are attn starved children daddy didnt hug enough, invest effort and cash into having their particular sites be listed in the replies to people’s querys.” I suggest you try using one of those.
Also you spelled plasticine wrong.
Now get off my plane.
But its THEIR crappy band dammit, and they didn’t come over from whatever jam band forum boondocks they crawled out of just to take the ribbing and move on. They came to get OFFENDED, and if they want to have their jimmies rustled by a website that none of them will ever visit again and that they probably hadn’t ever heard of before now, by Based God they will!
Now that JD & The Straight Shot are a tag on Stereogum, I believe my life is complete. Now make Sportsgum happen already!
Mac DeMarco is a flat circle.
This was fun. We had fun today. To commemorate the occasion I will leave this video evidence as to how rap and rock can transcend cultural and musical differences to come together and ruin everything forever.
Listening to live versions of the songs from Funeral have made it harder to love the album tracks. Album is still great mind you, but if they got rid of the album version of “Rebellion (Lies)” and I could only hear the Jools Holland version for the rest of my life I would be very ok with that. Also that video is wonderful. Go watch it right now, if only for the confused expressions on the Black Eyed Peas’ faces.
AND I AM A GLASS CASE OF EMOTION
I never accused him of being racist though. At any point. And let me make this absolutely clear: no blochead, I don’t think you’re racist at all. Do I think you’re sheltered? Absolutely. Do I think saying: “But when I hear people (black AND white) talk about albums like Ready to Die you hear phrases like “back in the day” or “Kickin’ old skool” regarding listening to Ready to Die. I certainly don’t speak in that context when talking about Funeral. Hell, I don’t think in those terms about London Calling, Candy Apple Grey, Doolittle, etc” is absolutely ridiculous and would only take a cursory look at youtube to find a “Why don’t they make music like ____ anymore” for every one of those albums? Again the answer is yes.
Also, “Kickin old skool”. And here I thought I was the whitest guy alive.
But you’re continuing to degrade Ready to Die, and all of rap by dismissing it as “of the moment”. You’re describing it in terms that make it ephemeral in your eyes and incapable of deeper meaning. And you’re making all kinds of assumptions about Funeral’s ability to “resonate with anybody”.
See, this right here. This is your problem. You’re attaching your personal truths to this. Kid A will always mean more to me than Funeral. My best friend in high school gave me a copy of Kid A, not Funeral. I drove home from work at night in the dead of winter in the beautiful backwoods bumfuck mountains that I grew up in listening to Kid A, not Funeral. Funeral is a wonderful album, but Kid A will always be far more important to my musical development. Why? Because of subjective experience. The same subjective experience that makes it impossible for you to imagine people feeling passionately about Kid A, or to assume that just because Funeral spoke to something deep inside you and you don’t like rap, that the reverse couldn’t be true.