Ben Ferguson

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Adam Levine believes people should be free to use the bathroom that matches where their falsetto registers.
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May 20, 2016 on Maroon 5 Cancel North Carolina Shows Over HB2
I'll also add that another major reason I do Spotify over Apple is that my work laptop is on lockdown, but somehow Spotify seems to have immunity from this, meaning I can install it without administrator rights. I can ask one of our IT people to install iTunes, but they will only install version 7.0 because that's the most recent version they have gotten around to approving. So Apple Music would really need to blow me away to overcome that tactical disadvantage.
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May 4, 2016 on Apple Music Reportedly Launching Redesign Overseen By Trent Reznor
Ha, I'm probably not representative of the music streaming population, but what you described exactly matches my situation. I listen at work, need something I can "set and forget," and there are times where I prefer listening to albums front-to-back rather than a song-by-song shuffle of my library/playlists. It is such a simple feature though! And not like it gets in the way if you choose not to use it...
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May 4, 2016 on Apple Music Reportedly Launching Redesign Overseen By Trent Reznor
I would be careful, I've heard rumors on the internet that Apple's service where they upload your personal music library to the cloud actually changes the files, which may make them unusable if for some reason you decide to cancel the service and/or Apple Music in the future. I haven't verified this myself, and it's possible Apple changed this after the backlash, but something to think about if you don't have a backup source for those files.
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May 4, 2016 on Apple Music Reportedly Launching Redesign Overseen By Trent Reznor
Does anyone here use Apple Music? That's a stupid question... of course a ton of people use it, but my sense is the more serious, Stereogum-ish music listeners are all on Spotify. I did the free trial of Apple Music for a day and canceled it when I couldn't figure out how to make a playlist within two minutes. Spotify's interface seems to be the best right now, but there are some simple things that drive me nuts... the lack of a "shuffle album" feature, for instance. I don't know if Apple Music has that feature, I'm guessing no since it doesn't exist on the latest-gen iPhones/iPod touches. I'll probably eventually end up on what service has the best interface, but up until this announcement it didn't seem like the major players even realized that this could be a differentiator (maybe it's not... if your average music fan will go with whatever service Taylor sides with).
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May 4, 2016 on Apple Music Reportedly Launching Redesign Overseen By Trent Reznor
No wonder people were confused. According to the photo at the top, Fred Durst himself showed up.
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April 21, 2016 on Watch Tenacious Limp Bizkit Fans Shut Down Dayton Sunoco
It's gotta be pointed out that his shows are regularly ~38 songs long. That is insane! And of course he's going to sprinkle in some Wings/solo stuff, this is a Paul McCartney concert, not a Beatles concert. It's great that he has such an extensive back catalog he can pull from, but as has been said, the man is 73 years old and for him to be able to remember and rehearse just those 38 songs to the point where they can comfortably be played live is amazing. This is an age where some more youthful bands are playing the exact same 14-song set all tour long. Respect.
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April 14, 2016 on Paul McCartney Played “A Hard Day’s Night” Solo For The First Time Ever Last Night
Does anyone follow Martin Shkreli on Twitter that isn't in the media?
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February 4, 2016 on Martin Shkreli Invokes Fifth Amendment Right Not To Discuss That Wu-Tang Clan Album
How have you never finished a whole episode? They're, like, 15 minutes. :)
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December 17, 2015 on Hear Björk Break Down “Stonemilker” On Song Exploder’s Season Finale
"If I hand you $2 million, fucking show me some respect." You can buy a lot of things in life, like hot dogs or a Wu-tang album of which only one physical copy exists. But respect is not one of those things.
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December 16, 2015 on Martin Shkreli Says He’ll Bail Out Bobby Shmurda: “He’s Going To Owe Me One, Obviously”
I did a very extensive run through of Apple Music... I tried to figure out how to make a playlist, gave up after 5 minutes and returned to Spotify.
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July 8, 2015 on Facebook In Talks To Launch Yet Another Streaming Music Service
Was just about to say this. I don't know how long she played with them but she was a natural fit, and she was there for the last good Pumpkins gig: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-smashing-pumpkins/2008/aragon-ballroom-chicago-il-43d6c3c7.html
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June 12, 2015 on The Smashing Pumpkins Have A New Lineup
I love this performance. So much energy. This is when the other late night shows stuck with safer, commercially successful artists while Conan was carving out a niche by featuring relative unknowns like MMJ and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, etc. The other shows have caught up some in that regard lately, but Conan still strikes me as the music nerd of the group. He does not reign in his enthusiasm at all: "I am DEFINITELY going to buy that record!"
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June 5, 2015 on Watch My Morning Jacket Soar Through “Believe (Nobody Knows)” On Conan
It's already #1 on Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2016
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June 4, 2015 on Keith Richards Threatens New Rolling Stones Album
So the big question: does my alumni.nd.edu e-mail account get me 50% off?
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June 3, 2015 on Tidal Announces Student Discount, Desktop App
I guess it could theoretically be more than that... if 100,000 of the 500,000 WiMP subscribers abandoned the platform when it as acquired and merged into Tidal, they would be able to claim 370,000 new subscribers. Also the banner on the bottom of this Stereogum page is an ad for Jay-Z's B-sides concert for Tidal subscribers, and I find that funny.
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April 30, 2015 on Tidal Exec Clarifies Jay Z Tweet: “75% Royalty Rate” To Artists Mostly Goes To Labels
"The Dead performing as Mayer's back-up band" would put a different spin on the Fare Thee Well shows in the same way that LCD Soundsystem's epic last show at MSG was undermined by James Murphy soundtracking NYC subway turnstiles.
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April 24, 2015 on The Grateful Dead Reportedly Planning To Tour With John Mayer After Farewell Shows
Absurd, yes, but I guess no more absurd than taxpayers money being used to fund NFL stadiums for professional teams owned by gazillionaires.
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April 15, 2015 on Drake’s OVO Fest Denied Government Grant Money This Year