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 +6Posted on Oct 31st | re: MTV Unplugged In New York Turns 20 (38 comments)

The album wasn’t released until some time after the TV special aired and I remember my sister and I videotaping it and then holding a boombox up to the speaker on my TV and forcing everyone else in the house to be absolutely silent so we could have a copy on cassette. I wonder if my sister still has a copy of that tape somewhere. The sound quality was really surprisingly good. I’m not sure if it’s my favorite Nirvana album, but it’s definitely the one I’ve listened to most.

 +2Posted on Oct 23rd | re: Ariel Pink Talks About Being "Raped In The Ass" By Dominatrix (29 comments)

In these dom/sub scenarios there is always a “safe word”, especially with a professional dom. If he wasn’t enjoying or didn’t want anything to happen I’m sure he could have stopped it immediately.

 +2Posted on Oct 17th | re: James Blake - "Building It Still" (2 comments)

That bass is going to absolutely slay when he does this live.

Pono seems like a great idea but did they have to make it that annoying triangle shape that’s gonna bulge out of my pocket like I have a prism shaped chub going at all times?

 -1Posted on Oct 6th | re: Mark Kozelek, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down (120 comments)

I started reading this and was like “Wait a minute! I was there and it wasn’t like that at all!” Then I realized it was a joke. Well played.

I was actually a bit surprised that he didn’t say anything to the audience about being loud and whatnot. Since Hardly Strictly is a free show, almost no one pays attention to the music. You go to sit in the park and socialize while some musicians play off in the distance. If you’re expecting more than that you’re going to be disappointed. I guess Koz must have resigned himself to that before even coming on stage because there were definitely more people talking than there were paying attention and he never said a word about it.

Gah! Of course tickets to that show are sold out now.

 +2Posted on Sep 29th | re: Aretha Franklin - "Rolling In The Deep" (Adele Cover) (24 comments)

1. It’s just as deserving as that Alicia Keys track IMO. 2. I think the only track on there that was actually written by the performer credited is the Alicia Keys one. 3. Mariah and Whitney are absolutely deserving of a nod here but she couldn’t really include EVERY great female vocalist. Why not also toss in Beyonce, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Donna Summer…

 +1Posted on Sep 29th | re: Aretha Franklin - "Rolling In The Deep" (Adele Cover) (24 comments)

Prince actually wrote that track if it makes you feel any better. And I think he made the right choice giving it to her. He couldn’t have sold the vocal as earnestly as she does.

 0Posted on Sep 26th | re: Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes Comment Party (101 comments)

So far Brain in a Bottle sounds like a happy medium between the two.

Yeah, dude. Phil and I used to play ultimate on fridays in the Arb.