Michael Hanna

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Oh right, NOW this guy spontaneously develops a conscience. I'll Ms. Gordon know...
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June 26, 2015 on Thurston Moore Issues Statement Supporting Israel Boycott
Nope. I was excited to hear the older songs and to be part of the first crowd to hear the excellent Hot Traveler. So were a lot of other people that night.
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June 1, 2015 on Failure – “Mulholland Drive”
It may seem shocking, but you are the first Stereogum writer to actually give a crap about LOOP. This site totally ignored them when they reunited and did their first tour since '91. Bex and Robert were married in the early days, by the way.
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April 23, 2015 on Loop – “Precession” (Stereogum Premiere)
Beech Creeps and Beaches are the best. That is all.
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March 27, 2015 on Know Your Beach Bands
I was at this one and the last Mitski show. I guess we have similar taste.
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March 23, 2015 on Good Thing Makthaverskan Made It To SXSW Because They Were Awesome
Well, that's never been Sleater-Kinney's position, and I'm glad. People should not allow their art to be commodified. When you do that, you allow someone else to redefine the song's meaning. The song is no longer really yours, and what you have actually sold is a piece of your identity. Janet Weiss was totally right about Lust for Life. Once it was in a cruise commercial, it wasn't the same thing anymore.
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March 17, 2015 on Carrie Brownstein’s Memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl Arrives This Fall
If you choose a life where steady work is not guaranteed and you're a bit under the radar for much of that life, something like acting in the occasional commercial is like insurance and could also be used for some future project. It's hard to predict whether the level of recognition she's achieved with Portlandia will last, and I'm sure that crossed her mind. I think she used an opportunity afforded to her by the show to ensure that she could continue her creative endeavors, no matter her level of fame. It's not that much of a leap.
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March 17, 2015 on Carrie Brownstein’s Memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl Arrives This Fall
I just bought this album and love it. When I heard that someone from Pterodactyl was involved in this, I knew I had to check it out. I'll be seeing them this week at SXSW.
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March 17, 2015 on Stream Beech Creeps Beech Creeps (Stereogum Premiere)
I guess you think major-scale Sleater-Kinney tours grow on trees. They don't. John Lydon used the money from his Parkay commercial to finance a PiL tour, and more power to him. Carrie Brownstein is an actress anyway, and Sleater-Kinney has never spoiled any of their songs by allowing them to be used in commercials. If you want to know how to be a band with integrity over a few decades, Sleater-Kinney is the model.
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March 14, 2015 on Carrie Brownstein’s Memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl Arrives This Fall
Wow, this is big news. For the first time ever, McDonald's is going to be offering people food!
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March 4, 2015 on Ex Cops Blast McDonald’s For Offering Its SXSW Talent Exposure Instead Of Money
I just listened to the Nerdist interview with Sleater-Kinney, and Corin seemed quite amused with the hyena comment.
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February 22, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love
Modern Girl as well...
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February 9, 2015 on Sleater-Kinney Played Their First Show In 9 Years Last Night
Done! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205130756622986&set=gm.1636541479898471&type=1&theater
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February 9, 2015 on Sleater-Kinney Played Their First Show In 9 Years Last Night
It would be nice if, just once, Kanye crossed someone with enough confidence in their own abilities and enough indifference about public reaction that they would have the guts to say, "NO. Actually, I won because I made a better album than the other people, including Beyonce. Kanye should have stayed in the audience."
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February 9, 2015 on Kanye Wasn’t Kidding, Says Beck “Should’ve Given His Award To Beyoncé”
"Oderus Urungus being snubbed in the RIP montage is a bigger outrage than Beck beating Beyonce." Wow, with the second part of that statement, you prove that even when you're trying to do good, you can't help also doing something evil. You're kind of the Maury Povich of music writers.
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February 9, 2015 on Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos
Eh...not really. I am going to refer you to the long post that begins the thread linked below. Enjoy: http://www.head-fi.org/t/415361/24bit-vs-16bit-the-myth-exploded
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January 30, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
The only difference between two FLAC files of the same song where one is 16-bit and one is 24-bit is the extra frequencies present in the latter. It is physically impossible for any human, no matter his/her age, to hear the extra frequencies. I am a big supporter of lossless files and anyone or anything that facilitates their use, BUT as far as the 24- vs. 16-bit debate goes, unless you are a dog, you will never hear those extra frequencies. They simply are not within the range of human hearing. In fact, this has been explained very intricately with math before. I know a guy who is studying audio engineering, and he is being taught the exact same thing. Lossless vs. mp3=big difference and 24-bit vs. 16-bit=no discernible difference...
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January 30, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
Yes, there was a study done where younger people repeatedly chose mp3s over uncompressed audio. People have gotten used to listening to crap, so that is what they prefer. The iPod revolution has done to music what McDonald's did to the food industry. I figured this out myself around the time it was just beginning. More recently I was making a mix for someone and had downloaded two versions of a song from Soulseek. At first I'd only been able to find a 320 kbps mp3. I didn't delete it, and when I searched my computer, I accidentally dragged that file, instead of the FLAC version, into the player. All the other files on the playlist were FLACs or WAVs. I realized I had screwed up because when I got to that track, it sounded noticeably crappier than what had preceded it. So while it is not possible for humans ears to hear the extra frequencies you get when you listen to a 24-bit file; you are absolutely capable of discerning the difference between a file with all of the information a recording is supposed to have and one where a lot of that information is missing and replaced by white noise as long as you are listening through decent equipment. I listen to CDs in my car through mid-level Polk speakers and a Sony stereo and on my computer through a nice pair of Bose desktop speakers. I don't use earbuds at all; if I have to use headphones, which I rarely do, I have some Sony MDR-V150s that get the job done but are nothing special.
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January 30, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit
That Broad City interview is awesome, probably the best I've seen them do.
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January 23, 2015 on Watch Sleater-Kinney Explain Riot Grrrl In 20 Seconds