ellisdean

Comments from ellisdean

Huh...one delusional, egomaniacal, talentless douchebag with a plastic wife admires another delusional, egomaniacal, talentless douchebag with a plastic wife . Go figure.
+8 |
November 18, 2016 on Kanye West: “If I Would’ve Voted, I Would’ve Voted On Trump”
I see you've got your Marin/Portland-to-English phrasebook out by your use of "privilege" & "marginalized people". Are you sure you don't work for the store. It's clear the store is run by giant sellouts who only cry foul when they're not reaping enough of a benefit. It took them five years to figure out that it wasn't going to work out? Now, I don't want to make a crack about women being bad at math, but holy hell...if they couldn't figure out after the first encounter with the IFC crew that it wasn't going to work, then this "poor us" stuff is just nonsense. They've been ok with being the butt of the jokes as long as the illusion of money (through "free" publicity from the store being featured in the show)...but when that money never materialized because SURPRISE...the market for "lit for womyn" is a little anemic, they decided to pull the rip cord and make a stink about it. I personally don't care for the show anymore...the past couple of seasons have been tired and unfunny. But this store is validating every single stereotype that they find hurtful. They're hurting themselves and their "community" by acting like the very people they despise. Don't you see that? Obviously they can do whatever they want with their store, but this little e-tantrum that they're throwing hurts them more than showing that they have "principles" or whatever they think they have. Nothing is holy...or, at least, SHOULD be holy. Free expression is vitally important to societal progress and to the creation of art (no matter what form it takes). Either get on board or get out of the way, but take your "hurt feelings" somewhere else. People have stuff to create and we can't pull over the progress train every time there's a kid with a skinned knee.
-15 |
September 30, 2016 on Portland’s Real-Life Feminist Bookstore: “Fuck Portlandia”
The only thing missing on the "Complete Experience" video is a voice over stating "Talk to your doctor before taking Coachelocash. Side effects may include floppy hats on menopausal women, bike riding in slow motion, and some guy in a ringer-T who has never held a guitar in his life."
+4 |
September 29, 2016 on Oldchella By The Numbers: $1,000 Per Person, 1,000 Flushable Toilets
Dusk is a masterpiece from the mid-90's musical wilderness. Black Foliage is also great, but it stands on the shoulders of a giant in Cubist Castle. OTC's lack of a breakthrough wasn't for a lack of genuine effort; I saw them open for Beck on his Odelay tour...so they were *there*, front and center. It's just that their audience wasn't (I wasn't a fan until a song into their set...and then I became a zealot). They seem to me to be a band that was better suited for today's massively fragmented online musical marketplace than a traditional music retail model.
+5 |
September 21, 2016 on Elephant 6 & Friends Reflect On The Legacy Of The Olivia Tremor Control’s Dusk At Cubist Castle
So...wait...he's right about the fluff stories, but he's being a "huge dick"? Of course it's time consuming to produce at a high level...but people (supposedly) come to SG for actual content, not old reposts of crap that's marginally related to music. It takes just as much time to write a half-hearted recap of an Ellen segment as it does to write up a quick blurb about a new & emerging artist. And saying it's not really any of his business is...well...curiously stupid.
-4 |
September 15, 2016 on Watch Ariana Grande Try To Explain What A Dick Bicycle Is To Ellen DeGeneres
Wow, stalking on FB and then posting here, eh? That's both creepy AND sad! Congratulations, you are an honorary Redditor...
-3 |
September 15, 2016 on Watch Ariana Grande Try To Explain What A Dick Bicycle Is To Ellen DeGeneres
Some idiot got their feelings hurt by a white reggae artist...I don't even know where to begin to stop caring about any of it. Hint: if you put a picture of your child on social media, be prepared for some people to not like your spawn. Just FYI.
-15 |
August 10, 2016 on Matisyahu Apologizes For Telling Fan Her Child Is “Ugly As Fuck”
I can't wait for the all-male remake of the all-female redo of the franchise reboot of the original.
+9 |
August 10, 2016 on Rihanna Joins All-Female Ocean’s Eleven Spinoff Alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling
Makes sense, seeing as he had to get his wife involved for his last hit...
0 |
June 29, 2016 on Paul Simon May Retire From Music After This Year
"I was raised in the art world by a dad who painted aggro scenes of sexuality and war and a mom who, ironically enough, has photographed some butt naked life-sized dolls of her own." It's like she's having a douche-off with Kanye... Lena, honey, it's not a contest.
+33 |
June 27, 2016 on Lena Dunham On Kanye’s “Famous” Video: “It Gives Me Such A Sickening Sense Of Dis-ease”
There's a difference between cultural appropriation, and plain ol' bad choices. Anybody but Bob covering "Redemption Song" is the latter.
+3 |
June 27, 2016 on Justin Timberlake Apologizes For Commenting On Jesse Williams’ BET Awards Speech
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
+14 |
June 14, 2016 on Morrissey Is A Bernie Bro
Here I aaaaaaaam at Dairy Queen oh yeah....
+9 |
June 6, 2016 on Axl Rose Wants Google To Remove Fat Axl Meme
Is it ok to think that both SJW's are fascists who are afraid of free speech AND Billy's a friggin' crazy nutbar? Can we get a Venn diagram together for this?
-1 |
May 12, 2016 on Billy Corgan Compares Bernie Sanders To Chairman Mao
Jesus...making fun of an autistic airport janitor? Really? What, he couldn't find any people with Down's syndrome? What a piece a trash that guy is.
+2 |
May 3, 2016 on 50 Cent In Hot Water For Mocking Autistic Airport Janitor On Video
Boy, he really is crazier'n a rat in a tin can, isn't he?
+6 |
April 24, 2016 on Of Course Morrissey’s Prince Eulogy Trashes The Royal Family Too
They deserve to WORK at a gas station for all they've put us through...
+10 |
April 20, 2016 on Dayton Police Deny There Will Be A Limp Bizkit Concert At The Gas Station On Wayne Ave Tonight
If Billy is sporting the look of someone who takes "Alex Jones’ Super Male Vitality health supplements", then I'ma gonna go ahead and...uh...not.
+26 |
April 19, 2016 on Billy Corgan Returns To Infowars To “Demolish Social Justice Warrior Brainwashing”
Can anyone stand listening to these two gibbering morons talk? One's like a Canadian offspring of Neil Hamburger and Emo Philips born with fetal alcohol syndrome, the other is like a walking cliche who can't complete a sentence without spiraling into "y'knowwhuti'msayin". Honestly, I know I'm an "old man", but these people are terrible.
-11 |
March 22, 2016 on Nardwuar Interviews DJ Khaled
The mint-condition Zappa...oh lord, the Zappa...
+2 |
March 2, 2016 on Minnesota Vinyl Collector Scores 100,000 Decades-Old Mint-Condition Albums
I can't wait for the Thought Police to tell the cismale hegemony which specific words to use when referring to "the uterus". We don't want anybody's delicate feelings in the scratch & dent aisle, now do we?
+3 |
February 17, 2016 on Killer Mike Causes Campaign Controversy With “Uterus” Remark
Saw him on the "Smile" tour. It was clean, well-rehearsed, and sounded very good. Brian Wilson, though, was not looking good and probably didn't even know where he was...after the show he wandered down the wrong staircase off the stage into the audience and his handlers had to corral him back stage. It was sad, but if you want to see a living legend perform with a tight group of musicians who care about the music, see a show on this tour.
0 |
January 26, 2016 on Brian Wilson Announces 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds World Tour
"I just can't quite put my finger on why this bothers me so much." Because it's a blatant cash-in not four years after their absurdly-hyped final show(s) in NYC? After the ridiculous ticket nonsense, after the live stream money...they have waited *just* long enough before coming out of "retirement" to play the major festival circuit. Yes, musicians absolutely need to make a living. Some even deserve to make a ridiculously lavish living. But this "final show-retirement-reuniting" charade feels like it was all planned by some fund manager in how to maximize profit out of a fan base.
+6 |
January 5, 2016 on LCD Soundsystem Will Tour This Year
"Soup" rules. One of the most perfect albums from the 90's.
0 |
October 21, 2015 on Jim James, Seth Avett, Brian Fallon, & More Cover Blind Melon
People traveled from as far as San Jose to LA and were bummed out, eh? Any time you travel long distances to see a band you take a risk. Especially when that band is Deerhunter...and double-mega-super-secret-especially when it's the beginning of a tour. Surely this isn't a surprise to anyone. When they are "on", Deerhunter is awesome. But even as a casual fan I know better than to hope too hard for a perfect performance. Last time I saw them they also forgot to soundcheck until...well...the start time. But it all worked out in a blurry, sloppy, organic, noisy way that led to a very fine set. Who cares? It's fun. It's exploration. Sometimes rock n roll can be a little messy. Deal.
-1 |
October 19, 2015 on Deerhunter Fans Complain About Messy Performance In LA
Gee...a bunch of affluent white people living behind the Orange Curtain afraid of rap music and proudly ignorant about it! What's the next headline, fire is hot & water is wet?
+10 |
October 13, 2015 on Contest-Winning High School Declines Macklemore Visit & $10K Grant
Four people stabbed, yet Skrillex and Diplo emerged unharmed. There is no god.
+9 |
September 20, 2015 on Four People Were Stabbed In Apparent Gang Fight At David Guetta Show
Thank GOD that we won't have to worry about rock music being offensive. We want everything totally safe and unobjectionable and we want the appeal to be universal and completely accessible. No hurt feelings, mmmmkay? Heaven forbid someone somewhere should be uncomfortable with a band that plays to a whopping 800 people a night.
+6 |
September 19, 2015 on Viet Cong Are Changing Their Name