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Which would make sense given that his mother moved to Oregon when he was young, at least according to Romulus (which I believe was based on his childhood)

 +2Posted on Jan 6th | re: Coachella 2015 Lineup (155 comments)

After going to a 3 hour Swans show, I am kinda interested how they are going to do 45 minutes. Are they just going to play 2 songs, without any buildup into the set….

 0Posted on Jan 6th | re: Coachella 2015 Lineup (155 comments)

Fauxchella is usually amazing in the Bay. The benefit is that after Coachella, I can decided which bands I want to see again in a venue, and whose tickets are not worth the price. Also, there is nothing more exciting that seeing Radiohead twice in a week.

 +1Posted on Jan 6th | re: Coachella 2015 Lineup (155 comments)

This will be my 4th year, and I have to agree, with the exception of AF, the headliners get worse each year (or at least more generic) and the undercard gets better and better . I am sadly not looking forward to watching a bunch of 3 pm bands in the 100 degree weather, but it is totally worth it for many of these groups.

 0Posted on Dec 8th, 2014 | re: Win Stereogum's 10 Best Albums Of 2014 On Vinyl Courtesy Of Insound (2398 comments)

St. Vincent – St. Vincent with Ty Segall’s Manipulator in a close second place

 0Posted on Sep 30th, 2014 | re: Win The Beatles In Mono 14-LP Vinyl Box Set (1455 comments)

I don’t think I commented on this yet (if I did please ignore this post!)

Rubber Soul

 +11Posted on Sep 4th, 2014 | re: D.C. Diner Names Burger After Noted Vegan Ian MacKaye (12 comments)

I always wanted to open up a punk themed diner, mainly because there are so many great names for the entrees: Hollandaise Cambodia, Fries Above, Guilty of Being Wheat, Mayoage (Descendents based chicken salad sandwich), Something I Churned Today (hand made milk shakes). I mean this stuff basically writes itself

 +1Posted on Aug 22nd, 2014 | re: Dads - "Fake Knees" (1 comments)

It is absurd how good this song is. American Radass was great (although a little repetitive), but this is just a whole other level of awesome.

 +7Posted on Jun 4th, 2014 | re: Don Henley's Still Pissed At Frank Ocean, And Okkervil River, Too (146 comments)

It is funny because that song was actually written by Jackson Browne and given to Glenn Frey of The Eagles, who modified the second verse. Understandably Jackson Browne gave them permission, but still, this should not be a foreign concept to Henley.

 +1Posted on May 23rd, 2014 | re: The 5 Best Videos Of The Week (9 comments)

Although I really liked Arcade Fire’s video, there have been a number of legitimate criticisms (beyond them not hiring a trans* actor) such as the ones below.

(Note: I did not write the article, know anyone who wrote it, or have any ties to PQ, etc.)

“If the band thinks violence against transwomen is bad, why are they recreating and broadcasting it with their work? Why not simply tell a story of transwoman acceptance if that’s what you wish to promote? [...] Instead the video just recreates the image of the transwoman as isolated, defenseless and victimized, loved only from afar by majestic, yet empathetic, festival-conquering rock idols.”

Someone on the reddits also wrote a really great comment dissecting the video

“That the main character is shown to achieve some kind of transcendence, or spiritual awakening, when being subjected to a brutal, public attack is a deeply troubling one, as it suggests that trans people can only be actualized through violence.
Whereas surrealism and fantasy sequences are traditionally used as devices to “disrupt” the lives of cis-people before returning them safe and sound to the land of normal people, here it has the opposite effect. Fantasy makes the trans person “authentic” (Andrew Garfield is clearly happy and accepted in the fantasy sequence) thereby suggesting that, unlike the cis world, it takes a heaping dose of un-reality to normalize the trans identity in modern culture. I feel this only furthers the idea of trans as ‘the other.’”

I cannot say if I agree or not, but it is good to have these open discussions when videos like this come out, asking if it is really furthering the cause it means to.