Christopher Ryan Altenburg

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I agree with what you're saying about the prices listed here and how on a lot of them, the mark up isn't much on a lot of these, but I saw a ton of Father John Misty singles on Saturday. It didn't seem that rare. I guess there was 5,700, which is a lot more than a lot of stuff that was released.
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April 20, 2015 on The 9 Most Expensive Record Store Day 2015 Flips On eBay
Thanks for saying that. I didn't want to sound like a dick, but the typos are really rough in this one and wound an otherwise really interesting piece. Easy fixes. I'm sure there was a deadline involved.
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October 2, 2014 on Q&A: Kevin Barnes On Of Montreal’s Next Album Aureate Gloom
Yet she didn't play it in Seattle
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April 8, 2014 on Watch St. Vincent Cover Nirvana’s “Lithium” In Chicago
Yeah, the Klinghoffer thing is ridiculous. You beat me to that comment. You can also make the argument that Robert Trujillo was in Suicideal Tendencies, etc. but he was still inducted for Metallica, so it's all a load of shit. I'm not even a fan of KISS, but why isn't Eric Carr being inducted with them? This whole thing is a sham.
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March 17, 2014 on KISS Fans Rejoice: Nirvana’s Chad Channing Won’t Be Inducted Into The Rock Hall After All
I assumed that the reboot would have her trying to make a case as to how/why the murder victims killed themselves on every episode.
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March 17, 2014 on Courtney Love Solves Missing Malaysian Plane Mystery
I'm not happy about being able to see what she's referring to, but I actually do. Also, I heard that she offered someone 50 grand to take that plane down and the police didn't believe him.
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March 17, 2014 on Courtney Love Solves Missing Malaysian Plane Mystery
At least these tracks are receiving some constructive criticism in the soundcloud comments.
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March 14, 2014 on SXSW Crash Suspect Was There To Perform
Matthew Broderick was driving through a shitty route in the rain that he was advised against, but he wasn't drunk and mowing down pedestrians. He went on to make Glory, Cable Guy, The Lion King and have a pretty successful career. That whole situation was completely different, with him taking some crazy road in Ireland, and even involved him eventually meeting with the family of the people that he killed. Now he's not only incredibly well respected in the industry, but actually incredibly rich and stacking up Tony Awards. In fact, his net worth is reportedly $45 million. His wife was the star of Sex In The City, for chrissakes (she's worth twice as much). He definitely hasn't faded into "poverty and obscurity." Not exactly terrible repercussions for someone who killed a mother and daughter with a head on collision. http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/actors/matthew-broderick-net-worth/ I'm hoping and trusting that this guy's fate is a hell of a lot different. The idea that his rap "career" was the right path to help support 6 kids already demonstrates his poor decision making, aside from the fact that he had 6 kids at the age of 21, in the first place.
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March 14, 2014 on SXSW Crash Suspect Was There To Perform
I hate condoms too, but at a certain point, you have to weigh some consequences--something this guy clearly isn't good at. If condoms sound annoying, I'd imagine that 6 kids have to be worse.
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March 14, 2014 on SXSW Crash Suspect Was There To Perform
It's a tough one, but I've always been a fan of "Two Of Us." "The Nigh Before" is also incredibly overlooked in their catalog.
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February 24, 2014 on Win The Beatles The U.S. Albums Box Set
He looks so sad
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February 20, 2014 on Conor Oberst Responds To Anonymous Rape Allegations
Both of those albums were released in 2012, so I don't understand how the Grammys work any way. On top of that, the awards are worthless. This is rich people drama. The fact that Kendrick was recognized by the Grammys at all is something -- and he WAS recognized, because millions of people have never been included in the ceremonies, EL-P being one of them. I'd rather have seen Run The Jewelz, or Ghostface nominated for something, but the fact that they weren't doesn't reflect on the quality or value behind their releases. Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music was never nominated. Dilla and Madlib were never nominated. Mos Def, Talib, Company Flow... none of those guys were ever even acknowledged for a best album award, other than Mike winding up on a winning Big Boi collab at the start of his career. I'm from Seattle and nobody is a bigger Macklemore "hater" than I am and have been. I'd say GKMC is definitely better than the Heist, but I think everything is better than the Heist. I just don't understand why Kendrick should be guaranteed anything, though. I might be the only one to feel that he's overrated (or at least be willing to state it openly), but why the uproar toward an institution like the Grammys? Yeezus just stole from B L A C K I E and Death Grips, without crediting either, and got praise from all directions for it as being "groundbreaking" and "original"; everyone tried to explain what Kanye "really meant" and the "hidden brilliance" but when they gave him a chance to speak, it turns out that he really is just pissed about not getting to be respected a fashion designer. Plus, a million other people made that album with him. Good Kid sounds like 90s Outkast beats. To me, it feel like a bunch of people are complaining about which of the popular kids should have been elected student body president. Meanwhile, there's some unpopular poor kid with all of the real ideas, but the battle is between the captain of the basketball team and the guy whose parents own a local chain of convenience stores A lot of people might be too young to remember when tracks like "Around the World" were originally released, but the fact that Daft Punk just took home so many awards is kind of mind boggling. Good Kid's another album with Pharrell doing production work, just like on Daft Punk's, just like for Robin Thicke. Meanwhile Daft Punk is doing production on Yeezus. The nominees are all the same people. Out of 19 total best Rap Album Grammys, Kanye has taken 4 of them, Eminem has 5, Outkast has 2, Jay-z's been nominated 10 times (won once), Nas and Lupe Fiasco have each been nominated 4 times. Even as someone who despises Macklemore for endless reasons, I don't feel bad that all the same people didn't win, and these are definitely all the same people. Look how many cooks were in on all of the other nominees releases. Granted, that might be why they were "better," but it's just rich industry folks that lost, not some poor underground kid that lost. People that fit that description weren't even recognized. If you want some perspective, in 1998 Puff Daddy & The Family won a best rap album Grammy over Missy, Wu Tang, and Notorious B.I.G.'s "Life After Death." The first year it was a category (1996) Naughty By Nature beat out 2Pac, ODB, and Bone Thugs (also Skee-Lo was nominated?). This isn't the most respectable organization, the biggest tragedy that's ever happened, or even the biggest theft of a Seattle rapper over unrecognized brilliance at the ceremonies: "Baby Got Back" took best song in 1993 over nominees like Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's "You Gotta Believe" and MC Hammer's "Addamm's Groove" -- other albums released in 1992, making them eligible for the award: The Chronic, Bizarre Ride 2 The Pharcyde, Pete Rock & CL Smooth's "Mecca and the Soul Brother," Gangstarr's "Daily Operation," Beastie Boys' "Check Yo Head," Ice Cubes "The Predator," Eric B & Rakim's "Don't Sweat the Technique," Das EFX's "Dead Serious," UGK's "Hard to Swallow".... etc. etc. etc. Either way, both Macklemore and Kendrick and getting bigger and bigger and richer and richer. They'll both be fine.
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January 29, 2014 on Kendrick Lamar Addresses Grammys Rap Drama
Fuck both of them and the Grammys.
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January 27, 2014 on Read Macklemore’s Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar For Winning Best Rap Album Grammy
Nothing against What A Long Strange Trip... but I'm always leery about the live stuff being the most digestible thing to use as an introduction. Some people need a "Sugar Magnolia" before they can listen to a space jam. Although it is still a live show and is technically a Jerry recording, I've had experience with people responding favorably to the Oregon State Pen show, who weren't fans prior to that. http://www.monsterfresh.com/2012/05/05/jerry-garcia-john-kahn-oregon-state-pen/
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January 21, 2014 on The 10 Best Grateful Dead Songs
I like them better, as well
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January 21, 2014 on The 10 Best Grateful Dead Songs
Your comment suffers from being completely irrelevant. Jerry doesn't have a distinct singing approach? How does hating Phish fit into anything? The Dead have a ton of great songs and this wasn't supposed to be a list about another band that you're more interested in reading about--Quicksilver Messenger Service--it's supposed to be a list of Dead songs. I don't agree with the list, but I definitely don't agree with your pointless response to it, even more.
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January 21, 2014 on The 10 Best Grateful Dead Songs
Another interesting thing that I recently learned was that Stephen modeled "Stop Breathin" after "Sing Song Swan" from CAN's Ege Bamyasi. It always blows my mind how many people comment about how worthless Pavement was, or how Stephen never wrote any good material. Granted, it's generally in the comment section of a Billy Corgan piece, but it's still ridiculous how uninformed people are, especially about someone, who I believe to be, one of the most consistently great songwriters of all time. I love that this post is up here for the rest of us who really love this stuff and hopefully, someone who isn't already a fan or was never really that exposed to it, will get wise to it.
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January 18, 2014 on The Oral History Of Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
You'll notice that he even makes a Wig Out at Jagbagns reference, so it has to be new material, but I'm assuming that you asked that question before deciding if you should read through the entire thing, or not.
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January 18, 2014 on The Oral History Of Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
I'm not sure how old you are, but the Pearl Jam and Nirvana thing were pretty clear at the time. There were still Teen Spirit deodorant ads on TV when that came out, so there was never any hidden meaning there, ever--the reference was direct. Eddie Vedder's grandma's name is supposed to be Pearl, but the big joke among everyone was that it sounded like they were named after semen. That rumor spread everywhere. The Purple rain thing, I've never heard before though.
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January 18, 2014 on The Oral History Of Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Who gives a shit if you hang out with David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen wants to cover your songs? Trying to validate yourself by name dropping that way, does kind of reflect a concern about how you're perceived and if you're "cool" or not. Maybe the point that the writer was trying to make is that, regardless of any of that, he's a dork, or at least, you're still the same guy that you're still the same person that you've always been underneath the hype. To me, the response that they used to open for him was the most valid thing that he could have said and he probably should have left it at that. He probably could have also responded with, "It's a music review, who gives a shit?" But he couldn't, because HE does. Stop trying to be loved. Trying to make a plea for why you should be considered important or matter by name dropping, is not a good look.
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January 14, 2014 on Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Has Hilarious Response To Mean Review: “Yeah, I’m A Super-Dork Because I Play With David Bowie”