+3Posted on Jun 16th | re: Let's Shortlist The Song Of The Summer 2014 (286 comments)

Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)

Actually dug the Beatles cover. Think I saw Steve Drozd there too.

I think everyone, kliph, wayne and internet commentors included need to take a deep breath.

Well, remember, The Flaming Lips is not just Wayne Coyne. Steven Drozd really brings much of the music, and along with Dave Fridmann’s ground-breaking productions, you can’t throw them aside just because of this squabbling.

That said, Wayne’s dealing with this headdress nonsense is no good.

 +2Posted on May 6th | re: Stream The Black Keys Turn Blue (34 comments)

this first track is killer, very floyd

This is going a little overboard. None of us know exactly why, Kliph was fired. Sure this could have been the last straw, but as with any 10+ year relationship, many things go into its demise.

And don’t forget, Steven is as much the genius behind the lips as Wayne is.

 0Posted on Apr 1st | re: White Denim - "At Night In Dreams" Video (2 comments)

I second this man (or women?) one of the best of 2013, no question.

 0Posted on Feb 20th | re: The 10 Best Dirty Projectors Songs (61 comments)

Cool to see the list, but for me Impregnable Question, Rise Above and Temecula Sunrise should be in there.

A few years back mtv/Springsteen addressed this.

“The Super Bowl performances are all on tape….There is no way you can set up a full band in five minutes with microphones, get all the settings right, and expect to get quality sound,” Neuberger said. “The Super Bowl has been doing that for years with virtually all the bands.”

In reference to Yo-Yo Ma;

“There were too many variables keeping the instruments in tune while playing outside in cold weather,” he said. “You can’t control the environment, so the smart decision is to record the performance and play along with it.”

 +1Posted on Jan 31st | re: St. Vincent - "Digital Witness" Video (17 comments)

Glad to see some agreement, on the lazy (although understandable) Talking Heads associations. She started doing brass powered grooves on ‘Actor’. Take a listen to ‘Marrow’.