Swing Lo Magellan for album, though I did really like the new Deerhoof and almost voted for it.

My actual favorite albums are probably Accelerando by Vijay Iyer and Made Possible by the Bad Plus. But those are “jazz,” which, as far as Sgum is concerned, doesn’t exist.

 0Posted on Jun 26th, 2012 | re: Win A Yamaha Acoustic Guitar & Graceland Collector's Edition Box Set (176 comments)

Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes

 +1Posted on Jun 6th, 2012 | re: Band To Watch: Ed Schrader's Music Beat (11 comments)

I love music with a beat!

 +2Posted on May 31st, 2012 | re: The Beach Boys - "From There To Back Again" (9 comments)

This band kinda sounds like Animal Collective

 +1Posted on May 25th, 2012 | re: Lazer Guided Melodies Turns 20 (14 comments)

Ah, OK. I didn’t think that seemed right. Hope you enjoyed your time here.

 +1Posted on May 24th, 2012 | re: Lazer Guided Melodies Turns 20 (14 comments)

Wait, Tom lives in Chicago? Hope to see you around soon, dude!

 +1Posted on May 24th, 2012 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Albums Of 2012 So Far (328 comments)

High five to Amrit for giving the HM to Vijay Iyer’s Accelerando. It’s my most-played album of the year by far. If any of you kids ever think to yourselves something along the lines of “jazz musicians are so out of touch; there hasn’t been a good jazz album in 50 years,” do yourselves a favor and check out Mr. Iyer’s work.

 +2Posted on May 24th, 2012 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Albums Of 2012 So Far (328 comments)

The eff would people downvote someone praising Dr. John? Do you kids know what music is?

 +4Posted on May 17th, 2012 | re: R.I.P. Donna Summer (27 comments)

I inherited my generation’s vague disdain for disco as a teen, but learned how awesome it truly can be when I got a gig playing drums in a disco cover band (non-ironic — everyone else was more than twice my age). I always loved playing, and listening to, Bad Girls, Hot Stuff, Heaven Knows and Last Dance. The beats, melodies, and of course, Mrs. Summer’s singing are undeniable. RIP.

 0Posted on Apr 26th, 2012 | re: The Beach Boys - "That’s Why God Made the Radio" (28 comments)

It reminds me of the medleys in the big Vegas-style production shows I played while working on a cruise ship. Besides having that touch of Brian Wilson’s genius, of course.