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Ugh. “I don’t publicly ever say it, but some of my best friends are black.”

 +2Posted on Mar 19th | re: Metallica - "Lords Of Summer" (Garage Demo Version) (14 comments)

I like it! Bands are free to do what they want, but in my heart, this is what Metallica should sound like at this point: solid chugging rhythm guitar, but without trying to sound too overtly modern. It’s like an updated version of their classic sound.

I think her singing makes sense in context. It’s like “Damn, the world is shot to hell, let’s have a bit of respite.” But yeah, it’s not quite as gripping as it could/should be, especially now that I’ve seen Breaking Bad, a show where pretty much every episode is a piece of silky filet mignon.

 0Posted on Mar 11th | re: Watch A Teaser For Spoon's New Album (27 comments)

Spoon, man. Come together with your hands. Save me, I’m together with your plan.

 +2Posted on Jan 15th | re: Shaky Knees Festival 2014 Lineup (9 comments)

Great lineup, but being in Georgia, with no OutKast and no Neutral Milk Hotel = huh?

 0Posted on Nov 19th, 2013 | re: Download Death Grips Government Plates (98 comments)

I downvoted, in a vain attempt to get it back to 13. Still love ya, Raptor!

 0Posted on Nov 19th, 2013 | re: Is It OK For Arcade Fire To Have A Dress Code At Their Concerts? (156 comments)

It’s pretentious, but I don’t really see a problem with it. I won tickets to their release day show, and since I wasn’t part of the social media blitz, I forgot the theme was “be a reflektor.” My gf and I were in the small amount of people who weren’t dressed up. I didn’t feel awkward or out of place, and it was cool seeing some of the stuff people wore; lots of shiny, reflective things. It made the experience more interesting.

People wear colorful stuff to EDM shows, they wear smelly clothes to hardcore shows. Just throw on a cheap coat and be cool with it, I think.

 +1Posted on Nov 3rd, 2013 | re: Arcade Fire @ Capitol Records, Hollywood 10/29/13 (7 comments)

Philip, I think you captured it pretty well. I’m not a huuuuge Arcade Fire fan, but I had a good time. It did feel more like a promo event thing then what an intimate, contest-winner gig *should* feel like, but I won tickets the day before on KROQ, so I’m not about to complain. It was the most fun Tuesday I’ve had in a while. I think I’d be a bit more disappointed if I were a huge AF fan, and I’d done some social media nonsense trying to get into a “secret show, OMG.” I was towards the front, and there a ton of people wearing weird costumes, and just being very energetic, so that was fun.

Having said that, would it have killed them to play something off of ‘Neon Bible,’? Hello!

 +3Posted on Sep 26th, 2013 | re: The Drakeography: The 100 Best Drake Songs (65 comments)

My favorite Drake song is “Pink Moon.”