Adam Swiderski

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I'm so glad he said this, because I keep seeing people posting this video and saying stuff like, "LOOK AT PRINCE DUNK ALL OVER EVERYONE'S FACES ALL THESE OLD STODGY WHITE MUSICIANS ARE SO PISSED." Watching the video, it was fairly obvious to me that wasn't true - you can see Petty mouth "Wow" at one point - but people need a narrative, I guess.
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April 29, 2016 on Tom Petty Reminisces About Prince’s Newly Viral Rock Hall Guitar Solo
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April 27, 2016 on Watch D’Angelo’s Devastating Prince Tribute On The Tonight Show
I don't have the link handy, but if you get the chance, watch his solos during "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" at the George Harrison tribute. The man was a monster musician. At the end, he throws his guitar in the air...and we never see it come down, because God basically decided it had been played as it was ever going to be and took it up from this mortal realm.
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April 21, 2016 on R.I.P. Prince
I love me some Lips, but it makes me sad what has become of Wayne's voice in the past few years. I mean, it's understandable - age and hard living aren't kind to the pipes - but the decline has been fairly dramatic, and it's just a drag.
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April 20, 2016 on Watch The Flaming Lips & Chewbacca Cover David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” On Colbert
This might be the best NYC festival lineup.
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April 19, 2016 on Afropunk Brooklyn 2016 Lineup
Eagles of Death Metal make me so sad. I want to like them, their music is fun, but I can't get around Hughes's right-wing wackjob-ness. It really ruins the whole experience for me. Maybe I should be able to look past it - I mean, I don't know everyone whose music I like, personally, and some of them are surely jerks - but I just can't, in this case, for some reason.
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April 15, 2016 on Watch Eagles Of Death Metal Play “Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M.)” On Conan
Oblivion is an underrated film. That's all I have to say.
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April 4, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: M83 Junk
I had the exact same thought while watching the "All My Friends" video. I mean, I'm glad someone recorded it so I could see it, but how could you be witnessing a live performance of that song and not dancing your ass off?
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March 28, 2016 on I Was There When LCD Soundsystem Reunited
This song is everything. This album is fantastic. I can't imagine she'll tour it at all given the circumstances, but it bums me out that I'll never be able to see any material from this record performed live.
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March 28, 2016 on School Of Seven Bells – “Ablaze” Video
I was part of the "already had tickets for Panorama" group, and I *still* got shut out by a crashing Ticketweb. There is a bitterness I will carry for the rest of my life.
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March 28, 2016 on I Was There When LCD Soundsystem Reunited
This sucks. I have no more eloquent way to put it.
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March 23, 2016 on R.I.P. Phife Dawg
I honestly don't know how to take this. On one hand, it's probably the only way GovBall was going to survive the AEG onslaught long-term, and it certainly gives the festival more muscle when it comes to booking future lineups. On the other hand, it's kind of a bummer to see them become part of the machine. SO MANY FEELINGS.
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March 18, 2016 on Live Nation Is Acquiring Governors Ball
1) Please please let this tour come to the U.S., at some point. 2) For Emma, Forever Ago holds up like crazy. 3) The Staves are the real deal, and everyone should check out their non-Vernon-supporting work, too, because it's boss.
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March 17, 2016 on Watch Bon Iver And The Staves Play “Flume” In A Hong Kong Stairwell
Man, it's too bad Future is the best rapper alive, or we'd really have to start paying attention to this Kendrick guy.
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March 17, 2016 on Watch Kendrick Lamar Freestyle With A Bunch Of Kids In Manchester
Wow, downvoted that much? I mean, look, I have no love for EDM at all. It is so not my bag. And I *love* The Decemberists. The King Is Dead is one of my favorite records of the last 5 years. I saw them at Governor's Ball last year and had a grand old time despite the fact that there were also EDM acts performing at the festival (although I think the act performing at the same time was Florence & the Machine, which doesn't fall under that umbrella). But, I'm sorry, bitching because kids these days are into a thing you are not into is curmudgeonly. When I was a kid, my parents used to complain about alternative music and grunge and how it was ruining everything. Generations tend to have differing tastes - thus has it always been, and thus shall it ever be. I don't like EDM, but I'm not going to sit here shaking my cane at all the kids who do. There's still plenty of great music out there for me to listen to, and places to see it performed (yes, including festivals).
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March 15, 2016 on Peter Buck Details R.E.M.’s Breakup And Current Status
Wow, Colin Meloy went full "Old Man Yells at Cloud" there, didn't he?
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March 14, 2016 on Peter Buck Details R.E.M.’s Breakup And Current Status
That this band is not much, much bigger is proof that we live in a cold and unfeeling universe.
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March 9, 2016 on Wussy – “Dropping Houses” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
I saw these guys last year at Governor's Ball. They were in the first slot Sunday morning, which is a tough draw, and there weren't a lot of people there. I think the acoustic guitarist was wearing that exact same shirt. I felt then that they needed to work on their stage presence and, having watched this video, I can't say it looks like it's improved...which, you know, I know the music is what's important, and maybe their whole aesthetic is "just a bunch of lads playing old-school Britpop," but with a little more physical expression of their performance, I feel like they could really sell the shit out of it. That said, it was a really good performance from a musical standpoint, and I have been digging the album a lot. I hope they go places.
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March 9, 2016 on Watch DMA’s Make Their U.S. Television Debut On Colbert