John Mordecai

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Doesn’t he say in the very first sentence that he basically doesn’t agree with Trump politically!?

I also don’t see why anyone who says they like “the way Trump is fucking up politics” without actually agreeing with him, is somehow taken to be a racist low-life or terrible person. It is totally possible to separate the two. He pretty much admitted on national TV that politicians do what he wants if he pays them enough. I mean, hello!? But at the same time, I think Trump is an egomaniacal piece of garbage who doesn’t give a fuck about anyone and will make things way the fuck worse if he should win.

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September 4, 2015 on Billy Corgan Is A Fan Of Donald Trump “Fucking Up” American Politics

And be “she” there, I do mean Banks.

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August 20, 2015 on Azealia Banks Was Right About Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure

So… Nicki Minaj’s most famous video at the moment is of her flaunting her ass while singing a song specifically about glorifying asses, and now she’s upset that an already widely seen image of her is made in wax?

he wants to be the ass singer, so here she is the ass singer. We’re not exactly talking high art here, guys.

Not saying it’s right. I wouldn’t have done it myself. But if they made a Miley Cyrus statue, it would probably have be next to nude with a tongue sticking out. Take yourself seriously or no one else will. AIM HIGHER.

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August 20, 2015 on Azealia Banks Was Right About Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure

I was at one of these shows, and yes, it was a lot of fun.

For the record, Manson + Corgan are bffs, so I guess it makes sense they’d be touring together from that standpoint.

Also I don’t get the overall bashing of 90s rockers for “trying to be relevant” or whatever else. Musicians tour, no matter how old they are. Aside from it being an easy point to make, why is it a criticism?

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August 12, 2015 on Watch Marilyn Manson & Billy Corgan (Dressed As A Nun) Sing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” In Nashville

You guys, wait.


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June 11, 2015 on Read Marc Ribot’s Angry Open Letter To Steve Albini

Yeah, but to be fair… after a certain point when you’re on stage: anyone not in the band has to get off and let the show go on.

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May 27, 2015 on Watch Overzealous Fan Play Live Rarity “In God’s Country” With U2 In Phoenix

I still don’t get why people think he’s a big a-hole. Seems like he does what he wants and has been nothing but honest about it the whole time. He holds strong opinions, but since when is that a bad thing?

The fact that people are still picking apart and mocking this latest press release is another sign of how batshit stupid pretty much “everyone on the internet” is.

I don’t know about you, but I’d be pretty frustrated if everyone took everything I said out of context and blew it up out of proportion. To say that almost every outlet isn’t “clickbaiting” is absurd because they surely are. I read it just about every day.

Insufferable? To Morrissey levels? HARDLY.

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May 27, 2015 on Third Man Records Addresses Last Week’s Jack White Clickbait

Also, jumping 20 feet into an inflatable raft onto your audience like that is pretty douchey and I’m amazed it’s a regular occurrence given the liability shitstorm it presents.

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May 18, 2015 on Steve Aoki Sued For Breaking Audience Member’s Neck During Concert

Absolutely scary the thought that she was *that* close to paralysis, or the fact that you can walk around with a broken neck and not know it… but how can a neck be broken, almost perilously so, and a person conduct their normal day-to-day?
Is that to say that she didn’t once put her arms above her head or reach for something in DAYS? I assume she flew back to Scottsdale… kinda hard to fly without doing a lot of reaching, shifting, pulling, etc.

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May 18, 2015 on Steve Aoki Sued For Breaking Audience Member’s Neck During Concert

Yeah I saw it more like “This is just what’s going to happen,” rather than: “Remember to get your brand together kids!”

As for an artist to go on CNBC and talk about brand management these days: all bets are off.

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May 12, 2015 on Billy Corgan Calls Out “Feckless Idiots” Of The Music Business On CNBC

I don’t really follow pop stars at all, so it’s weird that for some reason I do Miley (OK, fairly obvious reasons). But I think maybe she’s got her head in the right place… she definitely has the right influences and hangs out with the right people. There are other pop stars who hang out with “cool” indie musicians or whatever, but none that are like, Miley-level famous/popp. Like most millennials, her tastes are all over the place.

So I like seeing her with Against Me, with the Flaming Lips, all that stuff. The only thing is, it’s all meaningless if the next albums she puts out is just more bs pop music. I think she’s weird enough and certainly operates with no PR filter (like say, Taylor Swift), so it’s possible to think she could maybe pull something credible off… I wouldn’t hold my breath, but it’s possible.

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February 17, 2015 on Miley Cyrus Might Be Recording With Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace

Aside from my unabashed crush on Mz. Cyrus, the comparison is quite stark. I have hope for her because she’s so damn weird (working with the Flaming Lips helps too), and clearly doesn’t give a fuck. Smoke weed, do whatever, be crazy…. Oh yeah. Team Miley all the way.

I just hope she makes some legit good music going forward…

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February 6, 2015 on Taylor Swift Takes Legal Action Against Her Fans On Etsy

Mostly yes, but even as seriously as they took themselves musically, they still had some fairly hokey/silly songs on most of their albums, and a lot of times they were really goofy live. There was a give and take and that worked out for better and for worse, I suppose.
But I think there’s still something to be said for a band that took itself seriously at a time when it wasn’t cool to do so, I guess.

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February 4, 2015 on Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon Has Some Harsh Words For Courtney Love And Billy Corgan In New Memoir

I was also gonna add that in some respects it was “very punk rock” that SP was one of the few bands who went against the heavily punk-influenced grain of the mid-90s. They were never really “cool,” even back then, but like, that’s sorta what made them misfits, and in turn, cool.

That mindset is still around in indie circles now: if you show signs of big ambition instead of wanting to play in basements, you’re some kind of traitor or “not punk enough” or “careerist.” And that’s all bullshit of course. Cuz I bet you all those indie elitists still have some Journey records (or insert 80s monolith band here) in their collections.

SP took the music really seriously, but if you ever went to one of their shows or saw interviews, more often than not they were just a bunch of goofballs!

Anyway, all those bands were good and each made their own unique contributions in very different ways, so it’s a little crummy to see them trashing each other at all.

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February 3, 2015 on Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon Has Some Harsh Words For Courtney Love And Billy Corgan In New Memoir

Get good headphones, and buy high-quality audio files (or rip your music at a high bit rate), and where’s the problem in the first place, really? If you’re on-the-go, at what point does it matter how high-quality the audio is? You’re still contending with the environment you’re in. To some extent, even when listening to pristine “uncompressed” audio on a portable CD player…

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January 30, 2015 on It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit

Hey ya know what if playing music in a band that makes ya a lot of money is your “shitty day job,” it still beats having a normal shitty day job. I’d go play bass for Miley Cyrus tomorrow if it meant being able to give up the 9 to 5, even if just for a year.

So yeah, it’s Limp Bizkit, but I get where he’s coming from.

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January 29, 2015 on Limp Bizkit Guitarist Is Dreading Next Week’s Nü-Metal Cruise

I still listen to Howard Stern because his show is funny. Same reason some people watch a TV show for a long time. It’s on. People listen.

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January 27, 2015 on Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year

Has anyone here actually listened to the segment in the show??

If you did, you’d hear how NOT homophobic it is. Stern was saying how much he thought the guy was talented, etc. He always points out famous people who are a little heavier or ugly because he loves it when “normal” people are famous because it makes him feel less ugly. He thinks he’s wicked ugly so he takes the piss out of other people. He does it all the time.

And yeah, the gay stuff, HE EVEN SAID: “NOT THAT ANYONE ACTUALLY LOOKS GAY…” It was a totally non-homophobic conversation. It was humorous, but in no way insulting.

And yes, sometimes gay folks looks really gay, i.e. flamboyant. Be honest: sometimes you can tell. It’s not a bad thing and it’s not a 100% thing… it’s a stereotype, yes. But it just is.

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January 27, 2015 on Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year

But sometimes gay people LOOK REALLY GAY. Flamboyant. All that. We’re not making this shit up.

It’s NOT a bad thing. It just is!

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January 27, 2015 on Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year

Or they just talk off the cuff… it’s not usually meant to be insulting. Taken out of context of the show itself and put in print, anything can seem far more offensive than what was actually intended.

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January 26, 2015 on Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year