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“The Idler Wheel…”. It was fate.

 -3Posted on May 22nd, 2012 | re: Austin City Limits 2012 Lineup (4 comments)

I love how M83 somehow gets listed before Florence & The Machine, the Roots, the Shins, the Afghan Whigs, Iggy & The Stooges, and Weezer. Good ol’ Stereogum- keepin’ it indie, popularity/importance/relevance be damned.

 -1Posted on May 20th, 2012 | re: Watch Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters On SNL Season Finale (10 comments)

I’m extremely thankful I DVRed the episode instead of watching it live; aside from Jagger’s performances, I watched no more than ten minutes of the show… and those were still a few minutes too many.

 +3Posted on May 9th, 2012 | re: Against Me! Frontman To Change Genders (197 comments)

I know I’m echoing what has already been stated, but: What a douchey article. I’m not one to preach sensitivity, but you come off as a huge asshole, tom (if you don’t feel your name is important enough to capitalize, I don’t, either). “She, I guess?” Yeah, just use “she”. It’s not that hard. “So: Good for her? I guess?” You sure do a lot of guessing for someone who is supposedly a writer for a living- if you don’t know something, maybe you could try not putting a statement in an article for the world to see. Yes, OF COURSE that’s good for her. It’s great that Laura (nee Tom) is comfortable with who she is/wants to be and is willing to share it with the public, a decision which I can’t imagine is simple, and the fact that Heather Gabel is so understanding is downright saintly; we should all be so lucky as to have such loving partners. You should- seriously- be ashamed of yourself, tom. Saying “I feel sort of bad” isn’t an apology or an admission of guilt, it’s just further proof that your brain is sometimes unable to think before your fingers have already typed.

I can’t say I’ve known more than a couple of trans people in my life, but I would sure as hell treat them (and their loved ones) with considerably more respect than you apparently feel they deserve.

 0Posted on Apr 25th, 2012 | re: Watch Goodie Mob Reunite On The Voice (7 comments)

I totally respect Goodie Mob, but if your reunion is lip-syncing, I don’t care. You might as well be Milli Vanilli or a Tupac hologram. These guys are too talented for this crap.

Also, my god, was that camerawork awful.

 +1Posted on Apr 17th, 2012 | re: Win A Paul McCartney RAM Deluxe Edition Box Set (468 comments)

“Live and Let Die”, without question. Amazingly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the film.

 +1Posted on Mar 21st, 2012 | re: Win SOL Republic HD Headphones And Earphones (275 comments)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Art Star”

 0Posted on Feb 15th, 2012 | re: Win A Signed Glen Campbell Fender Squier (114 comments)

Wichita Lineman

 +6Posted on Jan 4th, 2012 | re: Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Thao & Mirah Cover "Push It" (7 comments)

If you said to me that Thao Nguyen and Carrie Brownstein were going to be nearby and guaranteed that they would play “Push It”, then said I’d have to pay $100 to go, I would’ve been running to an ATM before you finished the sentence.

 0Posted on Dec 25th, 2011 | re: The 50+ Most Anticipated Albums Of 2012 (348 comments)

Seriously, the site and all of its readers have already forgotten about the Ting Tings? Jesus, sorry they’re not Lana del Fucking Rey.