+1Posted on Oct 14th | re: Most Of Siamese Dream Is About Courtney Love, Says Courtney Love (14 comments)

“Luna” for sure is about Courtney Love, I’m not sure if any other songs on Siamese Dream are though. I have a hard time believing that “Today”, in particular, is about her.

 0Posted on Oct 13th | re: Mayer Hawthorne - "Stay" (Rihanna Cover) (4 comments)

I suppose it’s pretty easy to have “a soft spot for pop music” when you’re a pop musician.

 0Posted on Sep 23rd | re: Whip-Smart Turns 20 (24 comments)

Agreed. This album is phenomenal.

 0Posted on Sep 23rd | re: Hear Two Dev Hynes Demos Written For Britney Spears (13 comments)

While I like both of these songs, I can see how Britney’s people would turn them down: they don’t sound like anything close to her brand of pop music. They sound, however, a lot like Prince, which means they probably would work a lot better for a number of other pop singers. Dev Hynes could potentially become the new Sia Furler, now that Sia Furler has returned to just being Sia.

Ya know what, I don’t doubt for a second that he was too fucked up on vicodin to remember recording “Blurred Lines”.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the dude from Black Lips have some less-than-enlightened things to say about hip-hop earlier this year? I seem to remember him having to “clarify” his usage of the word “ratchet” at some point. Just sayin’.

Really enjoy the Awolnation cover. I wish they weren’t typically lumped in with Bastille and Imagine Dragons; they’re actually a pretty competent band.

 +1Posted on Aug 5th | re: Stevie Nicks - "The Dealer" (3 comments)

I’m really pleased with how this turned out. The bootlegged version of this that she recorded for The Wild Heart has always been one of my favorite unreleased tracks and this really does it justice; I’m glad she didn’t do much tampering with it (unlike on the last album, when she turned “Lady From the Mountain” into “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)”, ugh).

She’s not been wronged here though. Nothing bad could possibly come from this for her. Her career’s obviously got enough momentum now that some third-rate pop band that nobody knows outside of the UK (I sure as hell hadn’t heard of them until this) decided to do a karaoke rendition of one of her songs isn’t going wash everything down the drain. If this is a matter of “a violation of artistic integrity” then perhaps she shouldn’t have released most of the songs on her album before the album was actually released. At any rate, I just think the outrage is silly and that this is nothing to get bent out of shape about. She’ll be fine.

Whatever. She’s not being ripped off in any way. She’ll get her royalties, she’s credited in the liner notes of the albums, she really has no reason to be upset. This is a really ridiculous temper tantrum.