St. Vincent

 +6Posted on Dec 5th | re: Making Sense Of The 2015 Grammy Nominations (76 comments)

I was just gonna say this. Wouldn’t it be awesome if black artists just didn’t show up? It would probably be painted as complaining and being ungrateful or some bullshit but I would love it if the grammys were forced to rethink their nomination process.

 +2Posted on Dec 5th | re: Making Sense Of The 2015 Grammy Nominations (76 comments)

That wouldn’t be a bad list and all of those bands have enough hooks and traditional song structures to have relatively mass appeal as well. I can’t understand why bands like this don’t get more attention. Is it just because they don’t play the media game?

 +3Posted on Dec 5th | re: Making Sense Of The 2015 Grammy Nominations (76 comments)

If that were true then it could just be that way. I don’t see how any serious music fan could make the argument that these nominations make any sense, though.

 +10Posted on Nov 19th | re: 26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence (117 comments)

Listening to The Skin of my Yellow Country Teeth for the first time in what seems like forever. Still such a jam! That record really was symbolic of a new era and had a huge impact on my tastes and music consuming habits in general. Its 10 year anniversary is coming up in just a few months, can’t wait to read the retrospectives on that one.

 +8Posted on Oct 31st | re: MTV Unplugged In New York Turns 20 (47 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 (121 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.