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Cary Whitt
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 0Posted on Aug 26th | re: Savages' Jehnny Beth Rails Against Rock Festivals' Class System (26 comments)

Yes but that is also the same area that is used for the press… so.

 +7Posted on Aug 26th | re: Savages' Jehnny Beth Rails Against Rock Festivals' Class System (26 comments)

VIP sections are fine… as long as they are NOT in the front of the stage. I agree w Beth’s statement. I’ve seen a bunch of festivals that did or do this practice and it stinks on every level. There were times at All Points West and Bunbury those sections would be 90% empty during the day, leaving huge gaps of nothing at the front of the crowd. Plus the majority of VIP types don’t care enough to be up front anyway without the luxury of getting to do so without any effort. Coachella seems to do this right, even with all the stars and countless VIP/industry types. They keep the VIP section to the side (or side stage) and let the kids who made the effort to be up front, be up front.

 +2Posted on Aug 19th | re: Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off" Video (90 comments)

No we can’t… that’s the lazy point of view that gave this “goddess of the passable pop country song” a career in the first place.

 +4Posted on Aug 19th | re: Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off" Video (90 comments)

…by original talent you mean being a totally manufactured pop star? Listen I get it, she’s somewhat cute, approachable and all but short of appearing on American Idol, her career is made by pleasing the lowest common music fan with the safest trite music around… Her “bold new directions” are only offensive in that they are never bold nor a new direction.

 +23Posted on Jul 23rd | re: Caption The Sad Jack White Cubs Photo And Win A Prize (332 comments)

Right. I was referring to the stuff that fills the floors is the crap.

There was a time when EDM music was good… many many years ago. Like most things, once it goes mainstream to this level, there’s barely anything left to salvage. The Douche scene is spot on… just add plastic surgery loving blondes to the mix, and there you have it. This is the college greek system played out after college, soundtracked by talentless, button-pushing morons.

 0Posted on Apr 25th | re: Stars Of Britpop: Where Are They Now? (18 comments)

happy mondays were never brit-pop

 -2Posted on Apr 23rd | re: The 10 Most Expensive Record Store Day '14 Flips On Ebay (60 comments)

Haim, Ms Mr, Perfect Pussy and Chvrches are some of the most over-rated things to come out in music in a VERY long time… Their fine (except maybe for Haim and PP – who are just plain crap), but all of this has been done MANY TIMES before and more importantly, has been done waaaaay better. Short Term memory and short attention spans these days I guess.

 0Posted on Apr 23rd | re: The 10 Most Expensive Record Store Day '14 Flips On Ebay (60 comments)

My shop still has 10 copies of the Pixies (they had a ton to start with) They also have a couple of the Camera Obscura. The LCD, Cake, Ghostbusters, REM, Scott Pilgrim, Soundgarden and Garcia all went extremely quick. At least in the first 10-15 minutes. The DMB lasted all afternoon.