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Nooooo, I meant to compare the rhetoric that surrounds them and many other artists. I wanted to point to the idea that people who aren't "classically talented," can still sing effectively and movingly. By no means did I want to equate the two. It was more of a general historical point.
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December 15, 2016 on Watch Childish Gambino’s Funky, Delirious Tonight Show Performance
311 + 22 + A Million = A Million and 333 = Number of B.o.B. albums pulled off the shelves by a stockboy this year
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December 15, 2016 on Wildest Memes: 22 Memorable Music Tweets From 2016
That's what some people said about Billie Holiday
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December 15, 2016 on Watch Childish Gambino’s Funky, Delirious Tonight Show Performance
No, YOU'RE a shallow exercise in '70s mimicry *sticks out tongue, does childish dance*
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December 15, 2016 on Watch Childish Gambino’s Funky, Delirious Tonight Show Performance
Haha, I mean, the crowd wasn't massive or anything last Wednesday, but they were super energetic. You should hear them play The Dream is Over live, though, at some point. Just pure endorphin rush.
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October 28, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Just dropping in this to say that I saw PUP and Jeff Rosenstock in Athens on Wednesday and it was amazing. Their two separate tours were meeting up for that one night at the Georgia Theatre, and all of the bands that were there seemed legitimately excited to be there, together. Katie Ellen went on, and they were excellent––kind of reminded me of Waxahatchee and Hop Along. Then came Cayetana and Hard Girls. Pretty endearing performers, though I think they were having a few mic issues. Jeff went on at 11. He had this goofy punk exuberance, and I just couldn't stop smiling as he skipped and swayed across the stage, occasionally diving into the audience. PUP went on after him, at about midnight. They played a blistering set--the crowd went absolutely ballistic for "If This Tour Doesn't Kill You, I Will," "Sleep in the Heat," and "The Coast." All of it sounded great, and there were a bunch of college kids eating it up. For the finale, Jeff came back on stage for "Reservoir" and killed it. There was no encore––Stefan Babcock (frontman) said the practice was dumb. Steve (guitarist) made the occasional witty joke. Also, the event was notable for this amusing series of events: 1) Stefan encouraging crowd-surfing/stage diving, but telling people "Don't be a dick about it." 2) Security objecting to said practice, and removing three people 3) Stefan apologizing for encouraging the practice 4) Stefan making a compromise to bring the exiles back in, as long as people promised not to surf/dive 5) Exiles stumbling back in heroically, to cheers from the kids moshing up front
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October 28, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Well, the new Ham+Stam is definitely good
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September 23, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
1. Don't Lie 2. The Rat 3. Hannah Hunt 4. They're Winning 5. Walcott I hate only picking five, and this changes on a daily basis (aside from Don't Lie, which is IMO the crux of one the best four song runs on any album ever--"Step" through "Hannah Hunt").
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September 20, 2016 on Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well Care
I like the cut of your jib
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September 15, 2016 on Kanye, Drake Respond To Kid Cudi Diss
Why am I craving KFC? I feel like there's some subconscious reason.
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September 13, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Touché Amoré Stage Four
That's so cool! I once took a class in which I got to write about the Strokes and their position in the rock canon. My other one was on Joan Baez and her involvement in UC Berkeley's Free Speech Movement. Best class ever.
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September 9, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Proper notation per 'Gum guidelines is Ham+Stam. Do make note. But, in all seriousness, I can't wait to sit down with this Angel Olsen album.
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September 3, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Don't think Jaden Smith is that bad. He's not the highlight of the show by any means, but he's a decent filler. Clearly he was typecast as a druggy dreamer archetype.
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August 17, 2016 on Over-The-Top Superhero Melodrama The Get Down Gets Early Rap So Wrong And So Right
Hmmm, I would say it's medium Baz Luhrmann. It's a lot grittier than Moulin Rouge or Gatsby.
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August 13, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'm all about the element of surprise
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August 13, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
The Get Down is pretty good, so far (only two episodes in). If you're looking for realism, the bars are way too complex for the '70s. And the dialogue can be awkward at times. But Baz, IMO, is great at one thing--conveying a feeling. And he nails that. Plus, Daveed Diggs makes an appearance
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August 13, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
The fact that both accounts were created for that one thread is amusing as well. I imagine one guy getting angrier and angrier, until he reached his breaking point and said, "Oh man, I've gotta get in on this Matisyahu conversation. Gotta teach these savages about real white guy reggae."
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August 12, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
That's true. Still an embarrassment. Speaking as a sometime resident
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August 9, 2016 on Ska Version Of Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea Is An Unacceptable Use Of Bandcamp
Lol please no. There's a statue of Hootie and friends in downtown Columbia, SC
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August 9, 2016 on Ska Version Of Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea Is An Unacceptable Use Of Bandcamp