Greg Bouchard

Comments from Greg Bouchard

Does this mean that U2 have finally been recognized as a nation-state?
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February 20, 2017 on Bono Meets With Vice President Mike Pence In Munich
Gonna have some long men's bathroom lines at this one.
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February 16, 2017 on Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
I honestly had no idea anyone thought of this as anything but an innovative and visually striking performance. I guess I can see how it lacks energy when I look back it now, but still, it's super memorable and interesting and playful in exactly that Frank Ocean way.
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February 11, 2017 on Grammy Producers Say Frank Ocean Beef Stems From His “Faulty” 2013 Performance
This is like a sandwich where a couple ingredients just don't quite fit but you'll happily eat it anyway because it's what's in the fridge.
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January 15, 2017 on Watch Chris Cornell And Sting Play Soundgarden And The Police At EB Benefit
Yeah, they're going to have to do some careful scheduling work to make sure whatever day Tool plays isn't just a bunch of Tool fans standing around waiting for Tool.
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January 4, 2017 on Governors Ball 2017 Lineup
I knew a breakdown was coming as soon as I saw the headphones. http://www.watersish.com/media/roger_waters_headphones.jpg
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January 4, 2017 on Bon Iver Cancel European Tour, Prairie Home Companion Appearance
The bigger issue here is that countries really aren't supposed to check the passports of people -leaving- the country.
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November 22, 2016 on Yasiin Bey Allowed To Leave South Africa After Apology
This list verifies that there isn't a single bad Leonard Cohen album. What a career...
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November 16, 2016 on Leonard Cohen Albums From Worst To Best
It's good that he wrote these tweets, because when I saw the photo of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry with Obama, the first thing I thought was, "I wonder if this is indicative of Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer's political positions."
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October 31, 2016 on Trump Supporter Joey Kramer Says Bandmates’ Obama Photo “Not Representative Of Aerosmith”
Amy Schumer talking about how much she loves "Formation" reminds me of when people sing "This Land is Your Land" as a "hooray, America!" song without understanding that it's also a socialist anthem. No one's doubting anyone's anyone's enthusiasm or intentions, it's just that she does. not. get. it.
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October 28, 2016 on Amy Schumer Shares Essay Defending Her Beyoncé “Formation” Video
For a prize committee that just finished awarding his lyrics with the highest literary honor in the world, I find it ridiculous that they don't understand his answer is blowin in the wind. (sorry)
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October 18, 2016 on Nobel Prize Panel Has Not Heard Back From Bob Dylan
Do you think The Roots hate their job these days?
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September 25, 2016 on Watch Gregg Almond Sit In With The Roots On Fallon
It's just funny coming from a band whose breakthrough song is them singing over "Can You Get to That" by Funkadelic, but I'm guessing they had permission or else their level self awareness is non existent.
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August 23, 2016 on Sleigh Bells Sue Demi Lovato
Even if he made the vocal line this way instead of sampling it, White Hinterland is right if anyone can prove that he had heard her song before.
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May 31, 2016 on Skrillex & Justin Bieber Respond To White Hinterland’s “Sorry” Lawsuit
In all fairness, The Squirrel Nut Zippers were actually a good band that stood above a pretty silly trend. Their followup to Hot, Perennial Favorites, was really well composed and had more in common with orchestral pop or even jazzy prog than cheesy swing. I wouldn't even bother pointing it out except they get singled out quite a bit in this article. On the other hand, I remember some people saying swing was "the next big thing" at this time, as in, it was going to replace grunge. Someone asked me to play in a swing band. I pretended I could swing dance middle school dances. It all sill makes me throw up a little to think about.
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May 16, 2016 on Let’s All Remember The Late-’90s Swing Revival
This is mostly interesting for the purpose of seeing what Limp Bizkit fans look like in the year 2016.
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April 21, 2016 on Watch Tenacious Limp Bizkit Fans Shut Down Dayton Sunoco
^^ This is the most on point rundown I've seen so far. There's also what someone said earlier, that JRB would have to prove that he actually experienced an economic injury, as would everyone else in the class action suit. They would also have to prove that they specifically bought the service for the Kanye album, which is hard to do when it contains millions upon millions of songs. Plus new members would've opted into the service after a free month anyway, which Tidal could use to argue that even if they came for Kanye, they stayed because they liked the service for other reasons. Really, it seems like this should be flipped around: Tidal should sue Kanye for breaching their exclusivity agreement, since this album is clearly one of their most valuable properties. They could also argue that Kanye is acting on opposition to his role as a representative of Tidal. On the other hand, if it was written into Kanye's agreement from the start that he could break exclusivity with Tidal, and Kanye misled people while Tidal stood by tacitly supported his statements, then Tidal might be in trouble, but again, it'll be hard to prove.
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April 18, 2016 on Someone’s Suing Kanye West And Tidal Because Pablo Is No Longer Exclusive
It's funny because I had no idea The Black Keys inducted Steve Miller into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, or were even at the ceremony, until they spoke up to say they didn't want to be associated with Steve Miller's speech. So... way to go guys,.
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April 13, 2016 on The Black Keys Regret Inducting Steve Miller Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Untitled 7.... My. God. How does Kendrick do this.
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March 4, 2016 on Stream Kendrick Lamar’s Surprise Release untitled unmastered.
This cover is pretty timely, what with David Bowie's death and all.
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January 14, 2016 on Stars – “It Ain’t Me Babe” (Bob Dylan Cover)
…it's because when it comes to bands breaking up "forever" and "never" reuniting, but then maybe reuniting after all… I just can't anymore. Awesome if they decide to play, cool if they don't.
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October 11, 2015 on Are LCD Soundsystem Reuniting?
I think he was trying to be funny, but this song is just mean. Even when he says something nice he comes back with an actual insult: "I met War On Drugs tonight and they’re pretty nice...They’re definitely the whitest band I’ve ever fucking heard." It seems like he wants to reach out to the War on Drugs and have a laugh about all of this, but I can understand why the band is ignoring him. He sounds like a douche. He should just stop trying to be a comedian and stick to songwriting.
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October 7, 2014 on Sun Kil Moon – “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock”
Yeah, this was definitely the Ottawa Folk Festival. I mean, everyone knows that big folk festivals (like jazz festivals) will book acts way outside of the genre to attract crowds, so no one should have been surprised. But still, I can see why he would get pissed off. It sounds like he doesn't even know who the War on Drugs are other than the loud band in the distance, so they shouldn't take it personally.
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September 15, 2014 on Sun Kil Moon: “The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick”
I think Kid A is fundamentally a 90s album, even though it was released in 2000. It was the culmination of so many musical trends from that decade. Arcade Fire was pat of something new. That "new" thing wasn't necessarily better, just saying you can't really put Funeral and Kid A in the same pool.
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September 15, 2014 on Funeral Turns 10
I can see how an actual folk artist would get pissed off from being drowned out by rock band at a folk festival.
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September 15, 2014 on Sun Kil Moon: “The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick”
I'm the guy who covered the Salsatheque show for Stereogum and I can say from experience that it was mind-blowingly awesome being in a crowd of people dressed for the occasion. It created this amazing sense of community that is totally lacking at most shows. It was also just an unforgettable aesthetic experience. AF aren't being assholes - they won't kick you out if you don't comply, and didn't even do so for the Salsatheque shows where there were only 100 people present and were filming a video. It's just like Halloween: you don't HAVE to dress up, but it's a lot more fun if you do.
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November 25, 2013 on Is It OK For Arcade Fire To Have A Dress Code At Their Concerts?
Agreed that Adore is better than Pisces Iscariot. Also extremely underrated: Machina II, though I can't imagine ranking it higher than it is here.
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October 30, 2013 on Smashing Pumpkins Albums From Worst To Best