Brian McKeown

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So Prince kills it on SNL last night and your biggest take away is a Taylor Swift commercial spoof?

Why do I read this again?

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November 2, 2014 on Watch SNL’s Swiftamine Commercial For Taylor Swift Onset Vertigo

Let me give you an idea of where I’m coming from, then. The Doobie Brothers and I are about the same age. Not the band members. The Doobie Brothers, the band itself, was born the same year I was and this means that I am in no way conflicted or in a weird no-mans land: On one hand, I do not feel as if I’ve grown up alongside the band, being born in 1970 means I DON’T have the same experiential context for ANY of their albums in fact I barely knew of their existence aside from the occasional air guitar of “China Grove” as I clicked through the classic rock station. Twenty-three IS a lot different in human years than Rock Band years and anyone who thinks they are the same is extremely confused and perhaps a bit mad. As a person (and I can’t believe I am actually having to explain this), twenty-three means you’re listless, drifting about as you decide what to do with your life. (Actually, I was at my first real job after college working my ass off, let’s just say I was drifting in the right direction.) as for the Doobie Brothers at twenty-three? I had no clue, maybe they were survivors or veterans at a different crossroads: their members were OLD, and I had no idea whether they questioned what they’re going to do or what they have done with their lives. I WAS BUSY LISTENING TO PEARL JAM’S 10!

Now the fact that you can have a list that doesn’t include a single song from that album is not daring or controversial, it shows a complete lack of understanding of the subject you are writing about. It’s like the Beatles without “Love Me Do”, U2 without “I Will Follow”, or Radiohead without “Creep” (ok, probably reaching a bit on that last one…). You get the point.

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October 20, 2013 on The 10 Best Pearl Jam Songs

The fact that Dark Side of the Moon holds the record for the longest stay on the Billboard charts demands that it is in the top 5 all time.

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June 28, 2013 on Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Greatest Albums Ever

Or Adam Sandler

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December 17, 2012 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 New Acts Of 2012

That is exactly what everyone wants you to think….

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September 8, 2012 on Ben Folds Five – “Michael Praytor, Five Years Later” & “Sky High”

No, but neither has Stevie either.

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February 12, 2012 on Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

All Bruno Mars needed was Jerome Benton and a big a$$ mirror.

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February 12, 2012 on Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

Bon Iver killed it on SNL tonight. the Grammy’s made a bad decision and should have let them play “their” music. Way to go SNL, loved it!

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February 5, 2012 on Bon Iver Declines Grammy Performance, Collaborates With Alicia Keys

Why does it have to be 10 years? U2’s Actung Baby came out 11 years after Boy and it redefined the band and the decade.

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January 8, 2012 on 10 Classic Albums Released 10 Years Into A Band’s Career

She dances like Elaine Benes at the beginning of the song.

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May 3, 2011 on Miley Cyrus Covers Nirvana

Breaking the Law – Judas Priest

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February 2, 2011 on Win A $1,600 ESP Alexi Laiho Signature Guitar