Comments from ferns

You're taking it too literally. Think of the cicada, man...
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October 20, 2016 on Fans Suspect Jeff Mangum Is Dropping Hints About A New Neutral Milk Hotel Album
You've over intellectualized some of the most boring words written in a greeting card I've ever heard.
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October 2, 2016 on Ricky Eat Acid – “Nice To See You”
Is it "Debt" or "Doubt"?
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August 9, 2016 on Stream Katie Dey Flood Network
So wait, Iggy Azealia WASN'T Becky With the Good Hair?
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August 1, 2016 on LAPD Investigating Alleged Beyhive Hack Of Becky With The Good Hair
I still can't get over Mitski saying that "Texas is a landlocked state" because it's not.
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June 15, 2016 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far
When the story about this parade came out, I made some snarky comment about how "This seems to be more about Arcade Fire than David Bowie." I haven't watched this video, but I feel terrible about being so cynical and ghoulish. They clearly are in mourning and I hate myself for being so stupid and mean earlier.
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February 11, 2016 on Arcade Fire Share David Bowie Tribute Parade Video
Tank Girl and Michael Jackson. That's what I'm getting from this video, and I like it.
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January 19, 2016 on Grimes – “Kill V. Maim” Video
This looks like it has more to do with Arcade Fire than David Bowie.
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January 18, 2016 on Watch Arcade Fire & Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Second Line For David Bowie
LCD Soundsystem did not change my life, nor are they one of my absolute *favorite* bands, so perhaps I have a certain luxury when it comes to the amount of cynicism I feel about this decision. He doesn't HAVE to release the record at all. He could write the songs, record them, and then just keep them. His description of how he should put the music out glosses over the fact about whether or not he should at all, or has to. So I feel like there's some posturing here about wanting to do right by the fans and apologizing for releasing new music. Maybe they just shouldn't have framed their last concert and album as the end all, but rather just like a graduation party or something. Meh - I'm not the literary guy so I'll leave the details to you. I can understand people feeling betrayed, and I can also understand why it's silly to feel betrayed. AND I appreciate the enthusiasm expressed in the comments here. But I think they're just banking on that optimism and enthusiasm to cash in on the "LCD Soundsystem break up long con." I guess what I'm saying is that this all looks like transparency from the band you love, but because I don't love them, I smelly something a little fishy and disingenuous about it.
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January 6, 2016 on James Murphy Announces New LCD Soundsystem Album, Addresses Betrayal Of Fans In Blog Post
Imagine you're in a park on a lunch break, just trying to eat a nice sandwich you made for yourself and forget (for at least an hour) that you have to work to live. Some kid comes up to you out of nowhere and starts complaining that some other kid pushed him. Then THAT kid comes up to you and says he didn't. You've seen these kids before because it's a small neighborhood and you frequent the park a lot. But you never really paid attention to them because they weren't your kids and you just didn't care. But now they're up in your grill whining and you're just trying to eat your sandwich. They leave, arguing to anyone and everyone in the park. You return your attention to your delicious sandwich when one of the kids is back, tugging on your shirt sleeve. He tugs so persistently, you drop your sandwich. You look down at him and he's like "We're not fighting anymore," and skips away with the other kid (wearing a weird fedora/pork-pie hat). You look down at your ruined sandwich. You wonder where their parents are.
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September 15, 2015 on Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Says Jack White Tried To Fight Him Last Night
I'm not sure that Alaska or Sharon are really genderfuck queens. Alaska's really glamorous (Brittney Spears meets an alien) and Sharon is really spooky and high fashion (now).
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August 3, 2015 on PWR BTTM – “Ugly Cherries” Video
Owl City is not good - I think we're all more or less on the same page with that. But to claim that he "hijacked" the Postal Service, as if he is the ONLY OTHER musician to make poppy electronic music, is disingenuous. That complaint lodged against Owl City ignores so many other artists that do similar sounding things (Her Space Holiday, Nuuro, Mister Lies, to name the three I could immediately think of in this moment). And I bring it up because I can't tell if anyone actually believes that or if it's just a joke. Is it a joke? Because he's not the only one, and it seems like a strange and incorrect thing to charge him with.
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July 9, 2015 on The Week In Pop: The 10 Worst Crimes Against Music On Owl City’s New Album
I have a hard time taking this seriously. I believe Third Man and Jack like all this attention, as the obligatory follow-ups to what amounts to nothing more than misunderstandings just KEEP him/them on our radar. It smacks of faux-outrage and disingenuous "over-it" attitude. "We begrudgingly participate in damage control because we know it's the cool thing to do." How about just don't participate in it at all, if it really is such a drag?
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May 27, 2015 on Third Man Records Addresses Last Week’s Jack White Clickbait
Change the words "girlfriend" to "boyfriend", "pickup truck" to "hatchback", and "Walmart" to "Target" and you have an accurate description of my life right now.
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February 27, 2015 on Kid Rock Doesn’t Get Beyoncé: Where’s Her “Sweet Home Alabama”?
I still don't really know how he feels about it, to be honest.
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September 14, 2014 on You’ll Never Guess How Tyler, The Creator Feels About U2’s Apple Stunt
I love (not really) the revisionist history on Daft Punk people try to pull off. Maybe that's not the right term, I kind of just wanted to use it. Either way, this album was critically panned. It was thought to be bad. Flat out bad. And suddenly people were eagerly anticipating the new album and bending over backwards to celebrate iterations of stuff they (the reviewing entities, and perhaps not the people themselves) HATED when it came out. And they're like "Yeah this is gonna be great because we LOVE Daft Punk." No you don't. At least not a few years ago. This is just a comment on Daft Punk in general and NOT the post about the remix collection.
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August 11, 2014 on Daft Punk Release Human After All Remix Album Globally
One can't pirate transportation to New York and tickets to a musical, which has nothing to do with Iggy Azalea and everything to do with being broke as fuck.
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July 22, 2014 on Iggy Azalea-Loving Americans Aren’t Ready For A Tupac Musical Says Saul Williams
Gay guy here. I had no idea that word had fallen out of favor. And i don't mind it. It really is a rainbow....
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July 16, 2014 on Perfume Genius – “Queen” + Too Bright Details
It...sounds nothing like what I thought it would based on your description. It's good, but totally not what I was expecting.
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July 15, 2014 on Ricky Eat Acid – “p u l l (may15)”
To answer your first question: clearly no.
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July 14, 2014 on Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Admits She Lied
It's just weird to me, I guess. But I see your point.
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July 5, 2014 on Looks Like We Won’t Be Getting That Chvrches/Linkin Park Collaboration
M1-A1, Gravity, and Starshine (I think that's what it's called). The "Gorillaz" album was the shit.
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July 2, 2014 on The 10 Best Gorillaz Songs
Whoever would consider any of the bands Shinoda listed as "rock" music are probably sticking to a music store method of categorization ("Pop/Pop Rock", "Metal", "Hip-Hop/Rap/R&B", "Soundtracks", "World/Jazz"). And NOT being a rock band is not a bad thing. Shinoda sounds bitter that no one cares about his band using samplers and shit when other bands that use samplers and shit are much more interesting to more people. I'm a drunken plant though, so what do I know.
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July 2, 2014 on Looks Like We Won’t Be Getting That Chvrches/Linkin Park Collaboration
I'll admit to searching "mime crime" and finding nothing. But I still think this is true: mimes (or other non-Juggalos) commit crimes but the crime is not attributed to their being a mime, hence not being part of a large "mimes commit crimes" compendium. Juggalos commit crimes and it's attributed to their Juggalo-ness, and a large record of Juggalos that commit crimes can be found in an internet search. But that does not mean that being a Juggalo makes you violent, as much as it means that people that play video games are more violent, or people that read crime novels or watch tv shows about police officers or whatever.
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June 23, 2014 on Justice Department Asks For Dismissal Of Insane Clown Posse’s FBI Lawsuit