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 0Posted on Apr 2nd | re: Behold The Justin Vernon Family Tree (27 comments)

It’s kind of weird to include his high school jazz band.

 +10Posted on Mar 25th | re: Owen Pallett Uses Music Theory To Explain The Genius Of Katy Perry (30 comments)

ummm… wut the fuck did u just say about 311?

 +17Posted on Mar 25th | re: Owen Pallett Uses Music Theory To Explain The Genius Of Katy Perry (30 comments)

Yeah. I’m glad we’re gossiping about the private lives of Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon instead.

I mean… it’s not like that Gioia article is completely wrong. If I distilled all my beefs with music journalism to one central thesis, I would argue that music journalism discusses what is fashionable/unfashionable about certain music, and all but ignores discussion about actual music.

 +7Posted on Mar 23rd | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (41 comments)

asl?

This is super super good.

 +4Posted on Mar 17th | re: Tyler, The Creator Arrested For Inciting A Riot At SXSW (65 comments)

Cool. Hope I can count on you to make a sarcastic comment that doesn’t add to the discussion next time too.

 +3Posted on Mar 15th | re: Tyler, The Creator Arrested For Inciting A Riot At SXSW (65 comments)

I haven’t read about anyone getting hurt…

 +6Posted on Mar 15th | re: Tyler, The Creator Arrested For Inciting A Riot At SXSW (65 comments)

I’m a casual fan of OF. I’m willing to concede that Tyler is mostly a goddamn idiot, but I usually forgive him for being an idiot because every once in awhile he’s a goddamn genius. I would never passionately argue with someone who hates him, and I would never passionately argue with someone who loves him.

I’m saying this to establish that I have a negative, positive, and also a indifferent opinion of Tyler, the Creator, which I think makes me kind of neutral/unbiased.

So…

I think it’s pretty clear that it is absolute bullshit he should get arrested. If we arrest the guy who said some stupid shit into a microphone for the actions of the lemmings who physically caused damage and threatened people’s safety, doesn’t that give the law free rein to arrest any person with a microphone for actions of a handful of idiots who listened? Aren’t the handful of idiots the real problem? I guess I just have a problem with the fact that “inciting a riot” is a crime that exists, because it’s really vague and incriminates the speaker and his/her words for how other people interpret them, which is dangerous.

TL;DR It was in bad taste for Tyler, the Creator to encourage people to be sort of violent, given the violence that occurred the night before. However, unless you are a fascist dictator or some other influential figure encouraging genocide or war crimes, you shouldn’t be held legally accountable for the shit you say into a microphone that idiots take literally.

I feel like any worthwhile conversation about The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame can be boiled down to KISS vs. Nirvana.