Jason Martinez

Comments from Jason Martinez

God yes, Moses Sumnay. IF you ever et he chance to catch him live, do it. It's truly an experience, wherein he creates his backing tracks on the fly via a loop pedal. It's technically impressive and artistically beautiful. Granted, the last time I saw him, he had a full backing band, and that was equally beautiful, but with the loop pedal, it's really somethin'.
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November 5, 2016 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016
"Radiohead, any plans for a tour next year?" "NA"
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October 29, 2016 on Radiohead Announce More Festival Dates
"Tossing a kale Caesar" is what I call it when my girlfriend and I
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October 13, 2016 on Slipknot’s Clown Changes His Name To Mime Until Clown Attacks Subside
Right?? I thought my ipod video had died forever, but it turns out the charger just wasn't plugged in right, so in celebration, I was listening to my "1 party time" playlist. I still liked the BYOP tracks, but I listened to 2 and skipped the rest. Still fun, but in measured doses now, I guess. Lol, Jemima Pearl, good times.
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October 8, 2016 on Do You Remember Rock On Pop Radio: Why Green Day Aren’t Crossing Over Anymore
It feels like "21 Guns" was a retread of the softer AI stuff, and no one liked it, and they've been anathema ever since. KROQ's weird though, and I don't know if the fact that they won't touch post-hit MGMT, M83, or any other number of bands says more about them, or those bands. FWIW, I still like American Idiot, the album, but, I was listening to an old ass playlist today, that had stuff like Be Your Own Pet on it, so what the fuck do I know.
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October 7, 2016 on Do You Remember Rock On Pop Radio: Why Green Day Aren’t Crossing Over Anymore
Was Kurt Cobain the only grunge icon to never wear shorts?
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October 6, 2016 on The 10 Best Alice In Chains Songs
Agree with everyone about the cheese lyrics, but at least it has something of a blistering solo, eventually.
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September 26, 2016 on Metallica – “Moth Into Flame” Video
And at the end, you realize it's the same can of Coke from "Ashes of American Flags." #Mindblown
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September 21, 2016 on Jeff Tweedy Reveals Future Wilco Album Titles 50 Shades Of Wilco, Big Wilco Style, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 3, & Many More
"Oh girl, dont make me take off my belt, and smack you upside the head!" Oh man, all these songs remind me of when I used to spend a lot of time on Brumstix, and downloading live tracks from ReginaSpektor.net. And yeah, she can get pretty dark, but she'd also have songs like Reading Time With Pickle ("Has it always been this way? Is it possible that all this magic went unnoticed? Maybe life can turn a better page, no more rage.") She's always covered the human experience from all angles, and I've loved it. While I don't obsess over her like I did ten years ago, she's still one of my all-time faves. It'll be interesting to *not* hear a studio version of a years-old song (I'm still waiting for "Begin to Hope," which she didn't even put on an album presumably named for it!), but I look forward to her new stuff, as always.
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August 12, 2016 on Regina Spektor – “Small Bill$”
Yeah. I've seen this trailer a few times at the theater, and while im not usually one for kids' movies, this does look like a feast for the peepers. #PeeperFeast As for the song, I looooove Regina, and it's nice to hear her sing Beatles, but part of me is wondering if the arrangement on this is kinda cultural appropriation. Also, there's a version of this song in the trailer, which I didn't even realize was "WMGGW" until like the 2nd time I saw it, which is great.
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August 8, 2016 on Regina Spektor – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (The Beatles Cover)
As long as he doesn't sing about being carried to Ohio on a swarm of bees or aomething; that would be too weird.
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August 3, 2016 on The National’s Matt Berninger Talks “Weird, Math-y, Electronic-y” New Album
For the record, "Date Rape" is still huge on KROQ, as is "April...". I was just thinking about this album the other day. I must've been 12 when it came out, just dipping my toes into alt-rock, probably. I never got into the album when it was new, and I never bought it, but through the years, purely by osmosis, I've become familiar with all of these songs. Yeah, some of the lyrics and cultural appropriation can be groan-inducing now, but putting all that aside, the songs are still fun. I remember once just sing-talking the line "It's the things we do..." in front of a coworker, and he replied with "it's the shit that's stuck to my shoe," and we shared a nice moment. For an album I never owned, I think thats a remarkable thing. Maybe it's just a Southern California thing, but at least around here, for most rock fans of a certain age, this album has at least some kind of memory attached to to it. Full disclosure: A friend once sold me his ipod with all of his music still on it, so I guess technically I do own this album now, but I've never sat down and played it from the beginning.
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July 29, 2016 on Sublime Turns 20
It'll be your epitaph record.
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July 29, 2016 on Sublime Turns 20
Aw, I'd say Drowning Pool is more than a footnote.
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July 16, 2016 on Watch Viral Metal Grandpa Sing With Drowning Pool In Chicago
He performs like a grandpa who was secretly teleported into a young man's body, but whom doesn't want anyone to find out, so he just dances the way he thinks the kids do nowadays.
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May 12, 2016 on Watch Desiigner Bug The Fuck Out In His TV Debut On Colbert
(Bob Dylan cover) I'm definitely gonna check them out at Coachella (if I can stay awake that late).
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April 2, 2016 on Watch Guns N’ Roses Play Their First Reunion Show
Isn't Anti- a cred album? Or at least, trying to be?
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March 25, 2016 on Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop Turns 20
Really cool. Surprised they were able to keep straight faces.
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March 23, 2016 on Watch A TV Traffic Reporter’s Sly Phife Dawg Tribute
I'm gonna try, too. Good luck, and hopefully we both make it in!
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March 14, 2016 on Radiohead Announce 2016 World Tour
311 better be headlining that shit. #MorningB311
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March 14, 2016 on Radiohead Announce 2016 World Tour
I for one happen to think "Bo$$" is very iuckwitable.
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March 10, 2016 on We’re Going To Have To Live With Meghan Trainor Forever, Aren’t We?
Accidental downvote, sorry. Jason, you ignorant slut.
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March 6, 2016 on Watch Future Perform With The Weeknd & Jonah Hill On SNL
Thus made me laugh out loud, my officemate asked what was so funny, I read it to her, she, too, laughed out loud. So thanks! Also, reminds me of this similar headline from today: Family discovers 7 century-old baseball cards in dilapidated house.
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March 3, 2016 on Minnesota Vinyl Collector Scores 100,000 Decades-Old Mint-Condition Albums
Somewhere, Petey Pablo is smiling. I am, too.
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February 14, 2016 on Stream Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo … Finally!
The Strokes were never not about style. From just about the time they started playing shows, they made a conscious choice to always dress like they were about to go onstage. Sure, Julian's worn some questionable funky stuff in the ensuing years, but style was always a part of their package, and they used to make it work well for them.
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January 4, 2016 on First Impressions Of Earth Turns 10
Feed the Beef Machine is still my favorite Frank Zappa album.
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November 12, 2015 on Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Reviewed Grimes’ Art Angels