+2Posted on Aug 25th, 2014 | re: The 11 Most Awkward Moments From The 2014 VMAs (21 comments)

Problematic infantilization aside, you’re right that Grande is “barely a teenager.” In fact, she’s not a teenager at all! She’s 21.

PSY’s post-viral comedown is going to hit hard? I doubt anything is different for him day-to-day. He’s been a star in Korea for over a decade.

 +7Posted on May 28th, 2014 | re: Laura Jane Grace Responds To Arcade Fire's Defense Of "We Exist" Video (50 comments)

The problem is that this happens so incredibly frequently with the portrayal of trans* people in media. Actual trans* actors are passed on in favor of cis actors playing out trans* stories. This means that trans* people aren’t active participants in their media narratives.

 +1Posted on Mar 4th, 2014 | re: Fireworks - "Flies On Tape" (Stereogum Premiere) (2 comments)

What a weird bizarro universe I have dropped into where Fireworks is being covered by Stereogum and Pitchfork.

That’s cool. You ever tour with anyone that made good music though?

If you’ve seen the interview you know that it sounds fine. And if you know anything at all about DEP you know that they are way too famous to be playing the local bar.

The guitarist of Dillinger Escape Plan has a guitar with wireless built in so it doesn’t plug into the jack on the outside.

Can you imagine if he DIDN’T make a public apology (for being given an award, no less)? Everyone would want his head on a stake. And they still do. Nothing he can do will please hip hop purists, so he did the thing that would at least make him seem like kinda a nice guy.

 0Posted on Jan 13th, 2014 | re: The Coachella 2014 Poster Font Size Hunger Games (54 comments)

Yeah, but no IIOI, TWIABP, AGBPOL, Touche Amore…

This point was way overstated when PATD was first getting started. For instance, Pretty Odd doesn’t sound like FOB in the slightest. However, this song could easily be a Save Rock and Roll b-side.