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“Prime Time Of Your Live/ The Brainwasher/ Rollin and Scratchin/ Alive” from Alive 2007.
I think you make some great points. But a bigger question: do we demand to know/like/own our favorite artists too much?
I mean, thanks to things like Twitter and Instagram Stereogum, we’re encouraged to engage with people beyond the albums and vetted productions of these artists. If you want to know what Darnielle is reading or what Questlove’s eating on the plane, you can.
But they’re people. Some of them are unbalanced. Some of them are depressed. Some of them are going to have embarrassing streaks and do destructive things. And it’s not new. Lennon was an asshole. At least he didn’t have Twitter.
Just remember that we were the ones who demanded all of this access in the first place.
With all due respect to the queen, this sounds really processed.
“And people go sniffing around looking for this shit. And ultimately it’s no one’s business.”
On Stereogum’s regular feature Where’s The Beef.
Should have gone with Tony Clifton
Pocketful of Money is essential.