John Mordecai

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Wow, that stage crasher is the textbook image of a douche nozzle. That goofy grin was probably directed at his bro dudes in the crowd and they probably talked about how awesome it was over some brewskis after the show.
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May 2, 2016 on Billy Corgan Tells Moron Stage Crasher “Get The Fuck Off My Stage Before I Punch You In The Fucking Face”
Ehh... if you're alive on the planet earth, you're qualified to take part.
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April 21, 2016 on Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Cover Two ZZ Top Songs In Texas
I mean, I'll give you that, about being on Infowars. It's a tough one to overlook and sorta spoils the whole thing, especially since a lot of what Billy said is the type of stuff he's said elsewhere. It may seem like "rant about young people", but maybe to be fair, a whole lot of change has come in on the shoulders of the "young people," and there have been many good and bad consequences of that. Seems worth discussing... like a live-action sociology class.
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April 21, 2016 on Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Cover Two ZZ Top Songs In Texas
Yeah, that's the disappointing part. I don't see what was so crazy about his views here. He's not anti-progress... Most of what he said echoes the sentiments of most people I know.
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April 20, 2016 on Billy Corgan Returns To Infowars To “Demolish Social Justice Warrior Brainwashing”
Yeah, I was scratching my head; what did he say that was so crazy? Was it just that he was on Alex Jones? People flipped over it for what seemed to be just a fairly rational exchange of ideas. If people said "old man out of touch," whatever, but it's hardly batshit!
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April 20, 2016 on Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Cover Two ZZ Top Songs In Texas
I don't think there's anything particularly crazy about what he's saying here, as ultimately he makes some points.... But Alex Jones... damn, that's a kicker.
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April 20, 2016 on Billy Corgan Returns To Infowars To “Demolish Social Justice Warrior Brainwashing”
Why's it so hard to understand? He was pretty clear about not wanting to do a front-to-back album nostalgia tour, but had no problem playing a little suite of album songs during the course of a show. The two things are pretty different.
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April 15, 2016 on The Smashing Pumpkins Played Some Siamese Dream With James Iha Again In Chicago Last Night
Getting on stage to take a selfie with the band is like, boundary-breaking poor taste and a complete entitled asshole maneuver. We should have expected this at some point. This gal absolutely deserved to be kicked off stage... But maybe not like, actually kicked like that. Still.... it was pretty damn funny.
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April 12, 2016 on The Story So Far Singer Violently Kicks Female Audience Member Off Stage
Dang, looks like someone really has a beef about Josh Homme! It's fairly well-established at this point that this wasn't a "fan" autograph seeker and more of a douchey autograph hound/reseller. Settle down. Either way, most rock music is kind of derivative and you can sort of easily say most rock bands are overgrown boys... what's your point?
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April 11, 2016 on Watch Josh Homme Berate Autograph Seeker Outside Detroit Afterparty
Fuck it, I'll do it. THIS JUST IN: drugs.
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March 28, 2016 on DIIV Cancel European Tour Due To Urgent Health Issue
This makes me so goddamn happy. If for no other reason than to see people make up in such a beautiful way... but I hope more comes of this.
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March 27, 2016 on Watch Smashing Pumpkins Reunite With James Iha For The First Time In 16 Years
Absolutely not a commentary on their music... but "Hesitation Wounds"?? Are people even trying to be original anymore? I'm just saying I wouldn't give my band a name that was almost exactly the same as a somewhat recent album by a very well-known group... Maybe that's the idea? But then again, there have been scores of "Beach..." bands, "Wolf..." bands and "Crystal..." bands, so what do I know. My next band will be called Hesitation Wolf.
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March 24, 2016 on Hesitation Wounds – “New Abuse”
At least the backing track she was lip-syncing to didn't get interrupted or cut out. That would have been the REAL tragedy. But hey, welcome to reality.
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March 15, 2016 on Grimes Electrocuted Onstage In Dublin
That's funny, I was actually just noticing that the comments here are a surprisingly balanced discussion of the merits for and against!
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March 15, 2016 on Sorry Millennials, Billy Corgan Won’t Do A Siamese Dream Tour
He does occasionally do mini-suites of songs from certain albums, too. I'm pretty sure he's doing a small Siamese section during these upcoming acoustic shows.
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March 15, 2016 on Sorry Millennials, Billy Corgan Won’t Do A Siamese Dream Tour
Fair point, and one of the first shows that came to mind, but I think the big difference here is that Downward Spiral played live at those shows (I was at the Webster Hall one) was a complete surprise. And basically a one-off (though I think he did it one more time on that Wave Goodbye run). I think his main objection here is specifically doing a whole Siamese Dream tour. Doing some else interesting with it - i.e. not just the album played in sequence - is something he seems at least open to, though I doubt even that would happen. The full-album shows can be really interesting, though I guess it depends how it's done. Some kind of recontextualization is probably key here. Siamese Dream is one of my favorite all-time albums, but I don't think seeing it performed live in sequence would necessary be that great in and of itself, especially if only by two original members.
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March 15, 2016 on Sorry Millennials, Billy Corgan Won’t Do A Siamese Dream Tour
Yeah they sound like a cool idea at first, but it really is different in a live setting. If anything that tour when he decided to play the new album (Oceania) in full was kind of a fuck-you to the whole idea, even if the album itself was lackluster. I bet even if he did announce a Siamese tour, people would just call him a sell-out anyway. Perfectly understandable why, if you're an artist still putting out new music, the idea of trotting out your old album night after night like that would be really off-putting. But especially for the more obscure indie bands who didn't make much money or get much credit back in the day, I can't really begrudge them doing it either.
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March 14, 2016 on Sorry Millennials, Billy Corgan Won’t Do A Siamese Dream Tour
Well as a point of order, Mellon Collie was given a very big deluxe reissue, but that came in 2012. Also, I'm kinda over the whole "We're playing our album in full" shows. They really have gotten kinda boring.
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March 14, 2016 on Sorry Millennials, Billy Corgan Won’t Do A Siamese Dream Tour
I can understand why anyone would be protective of stuff like this... particularly "One and Two," which doesn't quite sound up to snuff (his vocal especially). Basically just demo stuff any band does that you don't necessarily want everyone to hear. Prrrrobably doesn't warrant such an aggressive response though. Unless they suspect there's more, perhaps? Anyway, if they're at least all united in litigiousness, they're just a few more steps away from being united in music, right!?
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March 10, 2016 on Original Smashing Pumpkins Lineup Will Sue Whoever Is Leaking Old Demos