Fa real. What qualifies as “art rock” anyway? There’s plenty of earwormy hooks to be had on St. Vincent. Is anything that aspires to more than just hooks and sunshiny choruses “art rock?” If that’s the case then Oxymoron might be “art rock” too.
Yeah, it’s a cover. I understand your indignation, though. Their version slays.
Whoa there, took a big risk mentioning weed in the Fell in Love with a Girl paragraph. Careful, lest you bring down the judgement of _ on you!
Seriously, though: “He went Jurassic Park here, extracting rock DNA and playing God with it, resulting in a song that may not have stomped with rock’s dinosaurs but reigns supreme over their myriad descendants”. That’s a PERFECT description of that song. Well done sir!
Loved Colbert’s knowing quip at the end of the interview “Are you suggesting there’s a version of me that I’m presenting to the world that isn’t my true me???”
So is heavy rotation just the stuff you’re listening to and not the rest of the staff? After that essay yesterday you’d think at least a few folks at the ‘gum have spent some time with it.
Are we just not gonna talk about those overalls?
Tomorrow Never Knows
I’ma be optimistic and say 1-5. He’s gotta make up for what he did last year but I don’t think he can go the whole stretch without missing any.
Homework for t.rex: Listen to “I Want to Hold Your Hand” then listen to “Tomorrow Never Knows” then read the book “The Beatles as Musicians”, then let’s talk. I suspect your knowledge of The Beatles as well as the context of the era surrounding their music is somewhat limited.
You said that comparing Kanye to the Beatles cheapens the artistic integrity of Kanye’s records because he’s pushed himself more creatively on each subsequent album, but the opposite is almost true. I think it’s a fair comparison, their respective careers have similar arcs, but really the Beatles did more to push themselves (and music as a whole) on each successive album than Kanye ever did. No disrespect to Ye.
I’ve been meaning to ask you this: are you just a really big burrito fan or is the actual chipotle chain getting on here and talking about music???? What are you????
AGREED! I know it’s an unpopular opinion but I just can’t get in to that album.
Also, apparently Dylan’s best song is “Hurricane”…
When a deadhead says “when we have a big party” or “whenever I’m getting my smoke on” that could easily mean ALL DAY EVERY DAY.
My “jam band phase” in high school and college taught me HOW to listen to music. Songs like these and the epic improvisations that go along with them can only truly be appreciated by someone who is actively paying a lot of attention to the music. I don’t listen to the dead or phish or anything else like that much anymore (not because I think it’s bad) but this list has prompted me to go back and listen some more. Gonna be a goooooood day!
Gotta say, after watching that I’m less optimistic about this…
I think that you can actually make a strong argument that bleeping those words in newscasts or blurring them in print journalism actually only serves to make those words more powerful by reinforcing the cultural taboo surrounding them.
The idea is, you should never direct a racial slur at someone, nor should you use them without purpose, but when quoting someone or talking about racial slurs you should just say them and no one should get offended.
That said, as a white guy I have no business being the racial slur police so take all of that with a grain of salt.
I really wanted to like that song they dropped a few days ago but it sounded like Sufjan wrote the raps. As much as I love him, he should stick to what twee indie white boys do well. Writing rap verses is at the bottom of that list.
You actually like Kanye West, THE GUY?????
I’ve always been a little skeeved out by the Warped Tour scene as well. Tweens worshiping One Direction or Beiber is one thing, those boys are at least around the same age (or at least I think they are? Beiber was when he started but I think he’s older now). It’s another thing to have tweens worshiping grown men who seem to still dress and act like pseudo punky teens themselves. If you are in your 30s and you are writing songs that appeal to people 20 years younger than you then there’s probably something wrong with you. I’m sure that the vast majority of these guys aren’t peder-asses but they’re at least stuck in some weird arrested development and I’d hate it if I had a kid who looked up to someone like that.
Gah! This always happens. I vote and then forget about the thing I loved most this year. FKA Twigs “Water Me”!!!!!!
Almost as bad as using LCD Soundsystem’s “Someone Great”, a song about death and loss, to sell a stupid fucking watch.
I’m definitely in disagreement about putting down a cat to save other animals. Cats can’t survive on a diet that doesn’t include meat. Dogs can, but will often refuse to eat vegetarian dog food. My own dog gets lamb and rice formula. Also, most dog food that includes meat is technically “healthier” for the dog. Much like the healthiest possible human diet would include meat (although FAR less than most Western people eat).
We wouldn’t kill a lion to save some gazelles, right? Although that has more to do with not upsetting an ecosystem. I suppose you could argue, then, that the proliferation of cats as domestic animals is inhumane both because it necessitates the production of pet food that includes factory farmed animals, and it forces cats to live indoors in an unnatural way (Although, I wouldn’t agree with the latter point. I’m pretty sure my indoor cats are happy little guys.). This is why spaying/neutering is important. We shouldn’t be breeding more domestic animals when there are already too many in existence. However, it isn’t humane to put down a cat that’s already living, unless they are too sick/old to experience any quality of life.
Sorry for the downvotes. Seemed like it was meant to be a snarky question, not a legit one. But yeah, veganism is all about preventing cruelty and giving a BJ is quite the opposite of cruel.
Agentcooper, Kyle never said that veganism was morally/ethically SUPERIOR. He only said that people choose that lifestyle for moral/ethical reasons.