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 0Posted on Jul 28th | re: Does Apple's New MacBook Commercial Rip Off Run The Jewels? (19 comments)

Thanks, Cheapo.

 +1Posted on Jul 28th | re: Premature Evaluation: Spoon They Want My Soul (51 comments)

For the record, and since you’re all taking note, I was always on board with and a vocal supporter of “Transference.” Put it in the books!

 0Posted on Jul 26th | re: Does Apple's New MacBook Commercial Rip Off Run The Jewels? (19 comments)


 +1Posted on Jul 25th | re: Does Apple's New MacBook Commercial Rip Off Run The Jewels? (19 comments)

I don’t know what you all are talking about – the graphics aren’t exactly alike, but they’re close enough and would have me a little pissy if I were in El’s shoes. Not “break out the lawyers” pissy, but definitely “vent on Twitter” pissy.

And really, it’s not the lack of royalties that would irk me, but the fact that Apple didn’t ask but is clearly trying, in a small, indirect way, to associate themselves with a group they’d have no other association with.

What other possible purpose would Apple have to use that image? It’s too random to be a coincidence.

 0Posted on Jul 23rd | re: Watch Cat Power Perform With Eddie Vedder In Portugal (1 comments)

<3 both of them.

On a relevant note, I saw Cat Power earlier this year in a church. It was one of the greatest, most awkward 4 hour concerts I've ever been to.

 +2Posted on Jul 22nd | re: 30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era Of Emo (150 comments)

This is kind of irrelevant because I’m going to bring up current emo, but do Cymbals Eat Guitars count as emo? Because I feel like they should, but they’re being totally overlooked/under-appreciated in this whole revival.

Again with the downvoting. See my comment above.

I don’t get why this guy is getting downvoted. He’s not totally right, but there’s really no right answer to this whole thing anyway, other than “you should both stop now,” which isn’t going to happen.

Hamas sucks because they want to destroy Israel, and the Palestinians, while they don’t agree with Hamas for the most part, prefer to have someone fighting for them rather than kicking them out of their homes. Israel sucks in the same way America did (does) during Iraq and Afghanistan – they react to terrorist threats with “let’s bomb everything” and act surprised when people get mad that they’ve killed innocents in the process (which, in turn, puts more Palestinians concretely on the side of Hamas out of anger and sadness).

Hamas should be destroyed – they’re a shitty organization that relies on terrorism and murder to get what they want. The Palestinians should have put something better in office, but they had no better options in terms of people who would fight for them. Israel should stop instigating Palestinians on the Gaza Strip, but that’s where a lot of the people who want to kill them hide out. It’s a terrible shit-pile running in a downward spiral, and both sides are wrong.

 +5Posted on Jul 15th | re: Merchandise - "Enemy" Video (6 comments)

On my first run through the album I actually found it to be a little too straightforward – the cleaner production washed away the walls of noise that I thought really elevated the group from a Smiths revival act to something bolder. Having said that, I’ve already started coming around on second listen and can see it growing on me very quickly.

I’m also well aware that my favorite albums are almost never the ones I immediately love (or, in many cases, even like), but rather the ones that, for some reason, compel me to listen again. I feel that compulsion and will therefore withhold judgment for awhile.

Still, I really doubt they’ll ever make a song as great as “Become What You Are” – that track is pretty much perfect.

 +6Posted on Jul 12th | re: Radiohead Will Record In September (62 comments)

This is a great list, but I’d amend it just a bit:

1) Kid A
1) OK Computer
1) In Rainbows
1) The Bends
1) Amnesiac
1) King of Limbs
1) Hail to the Thief
8) Pablo Honey

*I do believe I’ve made this joke before