Jason Martinez

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*Hopes to God that everyone gets the reference, and that he doesn't come off as a racist a-hole*
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June 30, 2015 on You’ll Never Guess What Fox News Thinks Of Kendrick Lamar
Rap is "the black CNN," so Fox News has to hate on it.
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June 30, 2015 on You’ll Never Guess What Fox News Thinks Of Kendrick Lamar
Ugh. Man, what happened to Eminem? He used to make great pop rap songs that were lyrically dextrous but still hella catchy and fun. Some of his stuff was even annoying, but it was done on purpose. Now, I can't even listen past the "I AM PHENOMENAL!!" wails on the first chorus, meaning this song is literally less appealing than the sound of my cats farting (and just as rhythmless). Even "Rap God" was technically proficient, but soulfully dead and artless, like a really accurate toaster schematic, as opposed to a Monét. His brain still works, but his mouthtar needs new spitstrings.
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June 3, 2015 on Eminem – “Phenomenal”
Damn, one vote away from the Top Ten, and I neglected to vote for myself! Now I know how Dewey felt. :(
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May 29, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Remember when they were the hot new rock n roll gang? Those were good times. Now, all of his recent Q&As make it seem like he's turned out to be kind of a douche. Maybe it's age, maybe it's money, maybe he needs more layers of artifice back.
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May 25, 2015 on Jack White Explains Why He Doesn’t Talk To Meg, Doesn’t Like Touring Or NYC In Latest Q&A
I think it's not so much hating on American Idol in general, it's more a good riddance to a beast that's well past its prime. I was a teenager when it started, and I was invested in that first season, I won't lie, but, not only did I age out of AI, it seems everyone else did, too. Yeah, it spawned an entire genre in the US -to the point that I think of shows as "American Idol for tattoo artists/ bakers/ whatever," and yeah, the muiscerratti [fuck me for using that word], including Stereogum, have become more poptimistic, but AI never grew with the audience it created. Other shows came along with bigger stars, and probably better production values, as AI slowly lost its grip on the Zeitgeist. I'm not in its demo, but if it produced a few megastars early on, and I can't name anyone who's been on there in the last ten years, that's a bad sign.
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May 11, 2015 on American Idol Being Put Out Of Its Misery
Yeah, Dave sounded pretty rough, but I guess that's the best I can expect from a guy singing high-pitched songs he recorded almost 40 years ago. Also, I follow a guy on instagram who waa there, and he said that Dave cut his nose with the mic on the first run-through of Panama, hence the bandage. Setlist via @bobtyrrell "Panama (twice 'cause Dave cut his nose half way through), Runnin' With The Devil, Unchained, Dance The Night Away, Hot For Teacher, Eruption/You Really Got Me, and Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love."
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March 31, 2015 on Watch Van Halen Make Their First US TV Performance With David Lee Roth On Jimmy Kimmel
Ugh. "I don't publicly ever say it, but some of my best friends are black."
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May 12, 2014 on Wayne Coyne Calls Kliph Scurlock An Asshole And A Hater, Apologizes To Native Americans In First Interview Since Headdress-Gate
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.
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March 19, 2014 on Metallica – “Lords Of Summer” (Garage Demo Version)
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.
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March 11, 2014 on Watch Beth Sing Waxahatchee On The Walking Dead (Because They Couldn’t Get Neutral Milk Hotel)
Spoon, man. Come together with your hands. Save me, I'm together with your plan.
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March 11, 2014 on Watch A Teaser For Spoon’s New Album
Great lineup, but being in Georgia, with no OutKast and no Neutral Milk Hotel = huh?
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January 15, 2014 on Shaky Knees Festival 2014 Lineup
I downvoted, in a vain attempt to get it back to 13. Still love ya, Raptor!
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November 19, 2013 on Download Death Grips Government Plates
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.
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November 19, 2013 on Is It OK For Arcade Fire To Have A Dress Code At Their Concerts?
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!
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November 3, 2013 on Arcade Fire @ Capitol Records, Hollywood 10/29/13
My favorite Drake song is "Pink Moon."
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September 26, 2013 on The Drakeography: The 100 Best Drake Songs