John Mordecai

Comments from John Mordecai

can we continue this another time, another place? preferably on a day without me.
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September 23, 2016 on Bruce Springsteen & Bono Explain Why Donald Trump Is Dangerous
Ohhh fall of '96. Moody cloudy days and cold weary nights listening to this album... And the bass on this album... extraordinary! Sealed the deal for me. Also my introduction to Bill Hicks. Classic.
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September 16, 2016 on Ænima Turns 20
I was humming that line and it still didn't register right away...
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September 16, 2016 on Thom Yorke – “Coloured Candy”
Wait I'm late to this! Was this the judge? https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/26/de/00/26de00bb7809cc3f3f08af394d6c2fc0.jpg
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September 15, 2016 on BREAKING: Judge Rules Sean Lennon Must Remove Tree Annoying Marisa Tomei’s Parents
Isn't it sorta misleading to say these are his "final recordings"? Seems more like "Blackstar outtakes." Tony Visconti said Bowie was working on new music before his death when he thought he had more time, but they were still only in the demo/home-recording stage and never made it to the studio. Those are more likely his final recordings... Because you know at some point -- if they ever emerge -- we'll see this headline again.
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September 13, 2016 on Final David Bowie Recordings To Be Included On Lazarus Cast Album
"Once they stopped trying to be their heroes and started trying to be themselves it all went to shit" .... WTF!? Can't even begin with having that kind of take on things. I hope you don't feel that way about all music... Considering the amazing leaps they made on Siamese Dream alone, this seems such an asinine perspective tho...
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August 17, 2016 on Billy Corgan Reconciles With D’arcy, Discusses Smashing Pumpkins Reunion Rumors
I'm hoping it's more in line with something like Zaireeka -- psychedelia both goofy and ominous, the best of their whole spectrum. I'd happily take another Embryonic... though that and The Terror back-to-back has made for a fairly bleak picture lately.
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August 5, 2016 on The Flaming Lips Seemingly Finalizing New Album Oczy Mlody
Glossing over the fact that he's even taking part in this at all, but based on those pull-quotes in the story, Isn't that exactly what a lot of us on the left - particularly those of us who were for Bernie - are frustrated/mad/WTF about with Hillary and the DNC?? (Admittedly I didn't have a chance to listen to the rest. But Christ I hope that doesn't mean he's pro-Trump. If I recall, Bill is usually a non-voter.)
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August 1, 2016 on Billy Corgan Discusses The New World Order On Infowars’ Batshit Anti-Hillary Fundraiser
I'm getting in on this too. The Flood + Alan Moulder combo is one not seen enough anymore. It would seal the deal if they worked on a new SP record... it's pretty clear to see how things have been without Flood at the helm...
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July 29, 2016 on Billy Corgan Finishes New Solo Album, Starts New Band, Hints At Smashing Pumpkins Original Lineup Reunion
And he's only reached the 210th day of a 366-day binge.
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July 28, 2016 on Marilyn Manson Tour Is A Mess
Ahh yes, the ole' "..it's like our early stuff" hook. Typically the band in question picks one song or one aspect of the new record that can be compared to a classic and play it up. Maybe they used the same producer from years past, or more often than not, one single has a passing resemblance to an earlier sound while the rest of the record... doesn't. Kinda like how the classic "going back to my roots" or "really getting back to the songwriting" is code for "boring acoustic album."
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July 13, 2016 on Pixies’ New Bassist Sings A Song About Kim Deal On New LP
What's that quote about the "opiate for the masses"? That's Beyonce in this scenario. "Enjoyable" doesn't really matter in this case. Blackstar is plain and simple a better album and a more important artistic statement.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
Nailed it. I'd like this a million times if I could. Side note: Flash forward to next year, and if Beyonce takes Album of the Year over Bowie, I'm gonna be pissed. Yes, I know the Grammys are bullshit too, just sayin.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
BLACKSTAR doesn't even make the top 10!? Possibly one of the most singular and unprecedented statements from a legendary artist that we've ever been given. This list itself describes it as "way beyond any limits and definitions we could place on it." The final statement by David Bowie, recorded on the brink of death, about his own death. ... But not as good some Beyonce album. Not even as good as a Car Seat Headrest album. Not even in the top 10. Bullshit.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
And without "Mary Jo", Jens Lekman wouldn't have had that perfect sample for "Black Cab!" Maybe there wouldn't even be a "Black Cab!"
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June 6, 2016 on Tigermilk Turns 20
Someone probably complained that we shouldn't be objectifying our indie rock stars.
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May 23, 2016 on Watch Car Seat Headrest Cover Radiohead & Sufjan Stevens In Philly
Like that many people in the damn hospital would have known who the hell he was?
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May 23, 2016 on Calvin Harris Cancels Headlining Hangout Fest Set After Car Accident
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