Comments from Collin Patterson

While that statement generally would leave me with a good feeling, those comments being used in this situation does not warrant applause from me. No one is calling the victim's liars at this point, as it is extremely possible that the things he is accused of are true (even if it was a case of one party being less aware of the BDSM nature of the encounter), but for Owen Pallett to 'bravely' say that it doesn't make victims liars is absolutely not how due process and such is supposed to work. He is blindly accepting the fact that their version of the story is 100% accurate, and believes that JUST BECAUSE they accused Jian, he is automatically guilty. This is simply not how justice works, or should work, We saw a situation in the indie community very recently with Bright Eyes where many believed him to be guilty of rape just based off of a forum post. The perpetuation of and commentary on that story will likely affect Bright Eyes' life and career for the rest of his days. What really bothers me are the countless people who posted the news of his accusal, but not his acquittal. There are very likely many people out there who do not know that he was found innocent as much less publicity was given to that fact. Essentially, I'm upset with that statement because it operates on the assumption that Jian is guilty until (and even after) proven innocent. This just makes me extremely happy that if accused of a crime, I don't have to answer to the fucking indie music community, as I'd surely end the ordeal with 40000 volts running through my system.
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October 28, 2014 on Owen Pallett, Amanda Palmer Weigh In On Jian Ghomeshi Scandal
Yeah, I interpreted it the same way. He seems to equate the assertions leveled against him with complete and unequivocal proof that he is guilty. This is simply not the case (Remember the allegations against Bright Eyes that have since been proven false), and while it does indicate a potential likelihood of guilt, by no means does it prove that he beat these women. For Pallett to come out, completely unsolicited, and further drive home the message that Jian is guilty despite no additional evidence is quite despicable, and definitely made me lose most respect for him.
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October 28, 2014 on Owen Pallett, Amanda Palmer Weigh In On Jian Ghomeshi Scandal
It depends on the day you ask, but I'd go with the White Album just because it has such variety on it. I also think it has some of Lennon's best material. Glass Onion and Dear Prudence, in my opinion, stand in the top 5 best songs the group put out.
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November 15, 2012 on Win A Remastered Beatles Vinyl Box Set
My favorite guitar effect is Tremolo, preferably one that sounds close to a Fender Twin Reverb
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March 7, 2012 on Win A DigiTech iStomp Stompbox
I don't see any problem with this whatsoever. I can't see how he is gaining anything from this. It just seems like he was a fan of the band, and made a tribute video to honor Kurt. Apparently, he may be a douchebag in real life, but I doubt any of you have personally met him in real life and cannot accurately judge him because of that. I'm not a fan of his band, however I thought he was a great actor in the films I've seen him it. I honestly just don't see what you guys are bashing him for. You're hating just to hate with no basis.
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April 8, 2011 on Jared Leto As Kurt Cobain
Great fucking song. Love the shoutout to Adventure Time, great show.
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February 12, 2011 on Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers” Video
My Favorite George Michael Song is "Careless Whisper" HANDS DOWN. That Sax is so magnificent, and What other George Michael Song has give us this classic service of Saxagrams? Look it up on youtube, it's priceless, search "Sergio the sax man".
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January 13, 2011 on Win A Fancy Limited-Edition George Michael Faith Box Set
the xtc song you referenced in the Frank(just frank) section is actually “Mayor of Simpleton” fyi. Great article. look forward to downloading the mixtape
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September 2, 2010 on Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2010
my bad, wrong article
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September 2, 2010 on Valdur – “Berserrker” (Stereogum Premiere)
the xtc song you referenced in the Frank(just frank) section is actually "Mayor of Simpleton"
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September 2, 2010 on Valdur – “Berserrker” (Stereogum Premiere)
I hope this is sarcasm.
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July 16, 2010 on Kirsten Sues Vampire Weekend
are you ever gonna post the whole thing?
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June 12, 2010 on Exposure: Peter Gabriel/Neon Indian