John Mordecai

Comments from John Mordecai

@GarbanzoBean, I hope you see the inherent flaw in calling for news to be censored and public comment to be silenced because you don't think it's pleasant.
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May 18, 2017 on PWR BTTM “Strongly Contest” Sexual Assault Allegations In New Statement
This may be the only time "Hartford Has It" has ever rung true.
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May 15, 2017 on Radiohead Fan Makes Pilgrimage To Hilton Hartford
They opened for REM in Hartford in 1995 as well. So the photo *could* date back to then too. Also, I don't think Radiohead have played their own show in CT since the tour for the Bends, at a small club in New Haven. I was too young to go. They should like, come back.
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May 9, 2017 on Radiohead’s OK Computer Album Cover Is A Highway In Hartford
Haha, yeah I'm in New Haven; never really thought much of Hartford to be honest. CT needs a solid Radiohead link!
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May 9, 2017 on Radiohead’s OK Computer Album Cover Is A Highway In Hartford
Hartford better step up and own this honor ... it has so little else!
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May 9, 2017 on Radiohead’s OK Computer Album Cover Is A Highway In Hartford
Strangely, I'd feel entirely unexcited at the prospect of another anniversary play-the-album-in-full show. Even with OK Computer.
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May 1, 2017 on Radiohead Tease OK Computer Anniversary Celebration
I'm gonna guess that you probably know at least a couple non-Beatles songs even if you don't yet realize it! I've still never seen him yet either... really kinda should before it's too late.
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April 25, 2017 on Paul McCartney Announces North American Tour Dates
It's a game of relatives I guess -- continental europe > british > US. I do enjoy a proper Cadbury's though.
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March 28, 2017 on Wow Lorde Says America Has Bad Chocolate, Sings About Creme Eggs
Common American chocolate by and large really IS terrible though (specialty shops and chocolatiers aside). This is a pretty widely held opinion worldwide, so I dunno where you're comin' from, DeVille. "Horrible taste in candy" would be saying you enjoy a Hershey's or Nestle bar. Hell, compare a UK Cadbury's bar to its bastard US counterpart and the difference is clear. Peanut Butter Cups, however, are the ONLY exception. Glad we had this talk.
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March 28, 2017 on Wow Lorde Says America Has Bad Chocolate, Sings About Creme Eggs
Yeah as far as big arena rock spectacles go, Muse are one of the few, and they're good at it. Makes perfect sense for a festival. Hard to believe now, but their first few albums were really really good (Origin of Symmetry gets my vote) and they were insanely good live mostly through sheer stage presence alone. But yeah, it went steadily downhill after album #3.
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March 22, 2017 on Lollapalooza 2017 Lineup
I guess that would be this dimension... Muse is still regularly headlining festivals. They're probably at a certain phase where their guaranteed status level isn't going to go down right away.
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March 22, 2017 on Lollapalooza 2017 Lineup
Well... considering what's been said about each of these guys especially during the relevant Zwan years, I'd take the whole thing with a giant grain of salt. Truth somewhere in the middle, etc. Though I remember Billy distinctly liking Interpol back when they first came out, there's no doubt he was bitter about how SP ended and that people didn't like the last few albums. I was never world-famous-then-suddenly-not, so I guess that may be a pretty big blow. Unfortunately, he still seems to hold a bit of a grudge.
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February 22, 2017 on Dave Pajo: Billy Corgan Is A “Bully” Who Scolds His Fans, Obsesses Over White Stripes Album Sales
There is nothing wrong with Everything Is Wrong
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December 20, 2016 on Moby Reflects On ’90s Beef With Aphex Twin
I'm sorry, that "respect motherfucking craft when you hear it" line in the Adele v. Visconti is stupid. First of all, no one needs to tell Tony fucking Visconti he needs to respect the damn craft (see: his body of work). Secondly, he was making a broad point and posing it inquisitively, and that was really apparent in the interview. We all fucking know voices are manipulated and he was using Adele as an example but didn't say her voice was faked. She was the one who overreacted.
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December 16, 2016 on The 18 Beefiest Music Beefs Of 2016
I don't think the meat is the issue here. I'd be pretty pissed too if I was trying to play (or watch) a gig and there was just some random guy chowing down RIGHT THERE. It's rude and unprofessional at the very least. Also it'd be a big stretch to say Peter Murphy is "coasting" on Bauhaus' one hit... they never really had a very big following, always more a cult one, so it's not quite the same. The guy had more hits as a solo singer, also a while ago, but for some perspective, his last album did chart in the Billboard 200. * Enter argument for artist/musician making a living doing their thing *
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December 15, 2016 on Bouncer Fired For Eating A Hamburger Near The Stage At Peter Murphy Show
I think some details are missing here... I think the guy was fired not so much because he was eating a burger near the stage -- which itself is a dick move during a quieter set (and apparently something that wasn't a proper thing to do, per management) -- but because he responded to Murphy's tantrum by stepping up and escalating the situation further, and apparently by kicking some of the band's gear. As a security guard, that's not exactly part of the job. Saw one of the shows on this tour though and Peter definitely seems to have been in a bit of a mood, but that's probably nothing new.
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December 14, 2016 on Bouncer Fired For Eating A Hamburger Near The Stage At Peter Murphy Show
Bowie's absence is a complete shock as everything around it, and the album itself, was huge (especially bigger than Bieber at least). Cohen's missed the release deadline by about month.
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December 6, 2016 on Here Are The 2017 Grammys Nominations
Wow. Absence of Blackstar in Album of the Year noms is ridiculous, even for Grammy standards. How does Bieber get one!? (I already figured it would lose anyway seeing as everyone decided that somehow the record all those people wrote for Beyonce was better.)
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December 6, 2016 on Here Are The 2017 Grammys Nominations
1. We HAVE TO be able to laugh at ourselves. 2. Comedians make jokes about everyone and everything and it doesn't mean they're promoting hate. 3. But yes it's a fucked up time, and I get why everyone's edge.
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November 22, 2016 on SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
This is Moz we're talkin' here... I almost found the fact that he addressed the crowd himself to be surprisingly generous.
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November 15, 2016 on Morrissey Cancels Boulder Show After Keyboardist Collapses Backstage
Songs of Leonard Cohen, and Songs of Love and Hate are the ones I go to the most.
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November 10, 2016 on R.I.P. Leonard Cohen
Well seeing as he's rich and the drummer for a famous band, I don't think he'll be reconsidering much.
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October 31, 2016 on Trump Supporter Joey Kramer Says Bandmates’ Obama Photo “Not Representative Of Aerosmith”
You guys should all bear in mind Shkreli is basically just a pro-grade troll, so don't take him too seriously; grain of salt. Anyone watch his Periscope though? At times fairly entertaining.
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October 28, 2016 on Martin Shkreli Promises To Release Unheard Nirvana And Beatles Music If Trump Wins
I'm in CT and we've heard of it, which is to say that a pub might have it on its grub menu here and there, or upon asking a friend if they'd like frito pie they'd acknowledge it. I certainly haven't asked everyone I know or man-on-the-street... but I assumed people just sorta know what it is. But hey, I just heard that apparently apple cider donuts or maple nut ice cream don't exist outside New England... so what do I know!
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October 13, 2016 on Garth Brooks Releasing GhostTunes-Exclusive Single Via Specially Marked Bags Of Fritos
*Andrew Fletcher. However I would say the lads could use some inspiration as they've been a little by-the-numbers since Playing the Angel.
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October 11, 2016 on Depeche Mode Announce New Album Spirit And World Tour
Yeah, it was always branded as just an EP, especially in that it's mostly remixes, revisions, and odds and ends... not really a proper studio album by any stretch.
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October 10, 2016 on Antichrist Superstar Turns 20
Reznor's production pretty much saves this album... Some good atmosphere here and there and production touches that show some degree of nuance. And some decent songs. Though generally speaking the schtick comes across as pretty corny now so it's hard to take totally seriously (Mechanical Animals can still hold its own though). But man oh man did it feel dangerous back then. I still love that ending of Cryptorchid.
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October 10, 2016 on Antichrist Superstar Turns 20
Still the coolest bassist of the 00's. I don't think anyone even puts this kind of flash and character into themselves as players anymore, either. For better or for worse I suppose, but damn do I miss cool rock musicians. Everyone's just so... dweeby now. Those who are still in rock bands, anyway.
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October 5, 2016 on Carlos D Details His Departure From Interpol In Rare Interview
Damn, yer dad must have some gems in there then! I was only in single digits during the 80s, but since it was during my lifetime it wasn't so hard to eventually get into these bands in my teens, but it almost seems like it'll all be eternally "young" music, so it's still weird to hear it was in "my father's record collection." This coming from someone whose parents really didn't listen to music, so my parents even having a record collection at all was a foreign concept.
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October 5, 2016 on R.I.P. Caroline Crawley