Jason Martinez

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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
He's using his brain to command Jonathan Ross to spit out Flaming Hot Cheetos.
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May 4, 2013 on Watch Thom Yorke Play Jonathan Ross
20,000 more ticket holders? Jeebus, that's gonna be way too crowded. Anywho, I've lived in LA my whole life, yet this was my first Coachella (personal reasons as to why the last weekend of April was a no-go for me, and why it's different now). Overall, it's pretty grueling. Our hotel was farther away than I'd anticipated, ("20 miles from Indio," doesn't mean "20 miles from Empire Polo Fields"), so that didn't help, but yeah, the sun, and just the hours and lack of sleep were a beater. As fun as it would be to try and cover Coachella, just attending as a regular person was tough. I'd love to go again, but yeah, I don't know if I'll do it too many more times. I'm surprised at how small some of the crowds were for acts that constantly get a lot of love on LA area twitter feeds. Both Hanni El Katib, and Father John Misty were more sparsely attended in the tents than I'd anticipated. Hanni was during the day, but he's getting played on KROQ now, and FJM was at night, but both had like, 25% capacity when they started. La Roux, on the other hand was packed even as she was starting. It's easy to forget that LA success doesn't always mean mainstream success. Also, I've never seen FJM before, but I wonder if someone pooped in his oatmeal that day, because he was being so cynically hilarious between songs. Sounded great, though. I liked Blur, too, but, was it just me, or was Damon Albarn on a good one? His voice sounded good, but most of the time his eyes were either closed, or staring up into the heavens. Grizzly Bear's light show was gorgeous, and I wonder if they elected to take a nighttime tent slot instead of a daytime outdoor slot because of it; they seem big enough for the outdoors. We got there early on Sunday for Robert Delong, and it seemed like he might've been a bit nervous, or maybe the crowd in the tent wasn't feeling him as much as I'd hoped, but I think I he did better at Amoeba, and the Echo, and even Silver Lake Jubilee (RIP). I'm so glad that he's made it as far as he has, though, and I think he'll just keep on getting bigger. I saw an older couple with his t-shirts on in the VIP area beaming with pride, whom I assume were his parents, so that was really nice to see.
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April 22, 2013 on Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Sunday’s 5 Best Things
I was watching Divine Fits, and the snail just wandered right into the area in front of the stage. It was actually nice, because it offered some shade, and I was lucky enough to be in front of it, though it must've sucked for the people behind us. I like to think that the snail was drunk. And yes, this will go down as NickCavechella in my mind. I didn't see Grinderman, 'cause I was watching Band of Horses, whom I'd never seen. I honestly didn't know how much of a limited time only thing they were, and now I regret it, 'cause everyone says they killed. But yeah, Cave's mainstage set was amazing, even though I think he only played for, what, 40 minutes? I was hoping for way more (I wanted to hear "Babe, I'm on Fire"), since there was so much time between him and RHCP, but he was still great. You're right about RHCP fans being oblivious about Nick Cave, too. There was a group of people literally sitting with their back to the Bad Seeds, as they were destroying. Honorable mention for best thing: The ASL interpretors having to sign all of Nick Cave' and RHCP's crotch-related lyrics.
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April 22, 2013 on Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Sunday’s 5 Best Things
Do you guys think, that when Pablo Honey was coming out, that Thom thought he'd one day be choreographed dance videos? I can dig it.
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March 1, 2013 on Atoms For Peace – “Ingenue” Video
I'd fuckin' love some free lemons.
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December 17, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Do I get an assist for Donnytilla's EC pick? I'm giving myself an assist there.
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December 15, 2012 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Hey, it's your pool, I'm just dive in it. I love bad comments, that my fuckin' problem.
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December 5, 2012 on Das Racist Break Up
They were effing terrible on SNL! (the eff stands for forgettably)
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December 3, 2012 on Spin‘s 50 Best Albums Of 2012
At least we'll have the Stereogum "best comments" posts to remember them by. :(
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December 3, 2012 on Das Racist Break Up
The fact that it was the highest weekly album sales in a decade probably had something to do with it.
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November 3, 2012 on Deconstructing: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Soundscan & The Future Of The Album