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 0Posted on Aug 19th | re: Kanye West Working On Album With Paul McCartney? (11 comments)

I really tried to come up with something witty about this but I’m just too taken aback with my thoughts on what in the good fuck it could sound like.

Whoops, it was you! My bad. And too be fair, a lot of anime is super creepy, but for every schoolgirl fantasy show, you have a Samurai Champloo or Death Note.

(sorry ’bout the double post / fuck the internet)

Raptor, that was the very first thing my mind went to when I read that record title. And for the record, 1000 hit points is NOTHING when you were that kid who actually decided to go across the Sphere Grid with every character in Final Fantasy X and get the ultimate weapons so your basic attacks were doing like 10,000 damage minimum.

Speaking of RPGs, I think the reason I like Grimes and Danny Brown so much is because they seem like you could probably just kick it and talk about Tales of Symphonia with them. I think it was James Rettig who was talking about the anime and video games influence in Porter Robinson’s work and he wrote a sentence like “I would never voluntarily watch anime,” or something like that, and I was like, why? If you’re legitimately familiar with Japanese dork shit like these artists are, you can definitely hear and see it in their art, and it becomes a hundred times more meaningful. To me, at least.

Raptor, that was the very first thing my mind went to when I read that record title. And for the record, 1000 hit points is NOTHING when you were that kid who actually decided to go across the Sphere Grid with every character in Final Fantasy X and get the ultimate weapons so your basic attacks were doing like 10,000 damage minimum.

Speaking of RPGs, I think the reason I like Grimes and Danny Brown so much is because they seem like you could probably just kick it and talk about Tales of Symphonia with her, you know? I think it was James Rettig who was talking about the anime and video games influence in Porter Robinson’s work and he wrote a sentence like “I would never voluntarily watch anime,” or something like that, and I was like, why? If you’re legitimately familiar with Japanese dork shit like these artists are, you can definitely hear and see it in their art, and it becomes a hundred times more meaningful. To me, at least.

 +6Posted on Aug 14th | re: Album Of The Week: FKA twigs LP1 (44 comments)

YEAH I KNOW RIGHT?

 -1Posted on Aug 12th | re: Hear A Low-Quality Leak Of Kanye West's "All Day" (29 comments)

It’s still pretty cool.

P.S. Malcom is that you?

 +21Posted on Aug 11th | re: Hell On Earth Discovered In Times Square Guitar Center (56 comments)

No, it’s douchey and kind of ignorant, even. About a year ago, I worked at a locally-owned guitar shop in my city, and while we had a bunch of stock in-store, we did most of our business online. I’m talking like selling $40,000 dollar guitars to people overseas. The owner used to go on trips to the Fodera factory in Brooklyn and select woods for custom basses to sell in store. Dude straight-up called G&L one time with an idea for a guitar, they made a few for him in the custom shop, and then he sold them to folks. I mean, my job there was to play all of these ridiculously extravagant guitars for a few minutes and then write about them on the website. I don’t even play guitar that well. It was high class shit.

We still had teenagers come in and do nothing but blues licks and shredding. Every single day. Sometimes for hours. It just happens. But you know what? Sometimes really skilled people come in looking for a new guitar, and listening to them shop around is amazing. Sometimes a 13-year-old who is endearingly eager and kind comes in needs help, and while she may not be able to play well yet, you just know she will be one day. Possibly Robert Fucking Plant comes in the store, kicks it, and plays you a few tunes.

So yeah, basically what I’m saying is that this “Hell on earth” happens at literally every single music shop and it’s not even a big deal because eighty percent of the demons do this shit for like ten minutes and then leave. And it’s goddamn hilarious that this article even exists when the Album of the Week was given to Kix. Kix. Hell, pretty soon the SG reader base is going to be bros who just, like, wanna rock out man.

 +18Posted on Aug 11th | re: Hell On Earth Discovered In Times Square Guitar Center (56 comments)

While I am fully in favor of supporting local music shops, I have to say that this post is incredibly snobbish and unnecessary. Yes, I took the click bait, but you took the low-hanging fruit.

 +1Posted on Aug 7th | re: Camp Flog Gnaw 2014 Lineup (5 comments)

Where’s Mac DeMarco? No Salad Days?! What the fuck.