Bryce Bullins
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When mediocrity and mediocrity combine surely something approaching negligible can be produced.

 0Posted on Jul 4th | re: Death Grips Break Up (89 comments)

Maybe it’s the day drunk in me but your words are a radiant, melancholic, bittersweet kindness. Thank you.

That’s a pretty stylish trolling.

It’s like Tim and Eric directed a cooking segment.

 +1Posted on Jun 17th | re: OK Go - "The Writing's On The Wall" Video (4 comments)

Someone’s been listening to New Order recently.

 -1Posted on Jun 6th | re: Is Apple Abandoning The Standard Headphone Jack? (22 comments)

“All of which is to say: Get ready to give Apple even more of your money. Because what the fuck else are you supposed to do?”

Jump ship and refuse to support a company whose business practices and ethics (or lack thereof) are habitually egregious. I’m not saying any of the other massive tech companies are that much better but compared to Apple, some of them look like darlings.

There are dozens of tech start-ups and counter-cultural tech devices, OS’s, audio formats, etc., etc., to keep Apple from having a bonafide Prima Nocta on all things electronic.

 +24Posted on Jun 4th | re: Don Henley's Still Pissed At Frank Ocean, And Okkervil River, Too (146 comments)

I’m humbled you’ve ushered my last name into an entire generation, but really, I’m just a regular guy.

The argument here is that the song in question has been re-appropriated onto a free mix-tape. Ocean gains nothing off of the re-appropriation of the song (as does Henley) so there should really be no issues whatsoever here.

Every musician ever from Handel to Haim has re-appropriated some musical phrase or entire melody either knowingly or otherwise. The very idea of someone having some vastly original sounding music anymore is borderline fallacy. Barring someone doing something similar to what Schoenberg did with atonal music, all music is re-appropriation in one way or another (and even if one does pull a Schoenberg, one is simply re-appropriating and re-doing what Schoenberg already did).

Sure, a musical phrase or melody is different than re-appropriating the entire song measure for measure, but again, when there is nil commercial value to be made, there should not be an issue. The re-appropriation of a phrase, melody, or even entire song, should not diminish one’s listening experience. If anything, it should open more avenues of musical thought and exploration.

 +14Posted on Jun 4th | re: Don Henley's Still Pissed At Frank Ocean, And Okkervil River, Too (146 comments)

If you’re from a universe where Siamese Dream came out in the 80s, hook me up with with a inter-dimensional teleporter.

 +27Posted on Jun 4th | re: Don Henley's Still Pissed At Frank Ocean, And Okkervil River, Too (146 comments)


“That’s a problem with some of the [older] generation, [we] don’t understand the concept of [mixtapes being released precisely because they can contain some elements of intellectual property and that they are released in the spirit of artistry and fun and completely free of charge to any fan or listener willing to give it the time].”