0Posted on Jun 9th, 2009 | re: New Kings Of Leon Video - "Notion" (86 comments)

Obviously, someone who really believes that listening to/liking a band will lead to satisfying sex has never even touched a pussy/cock.

Besides, liking a band because they might get you laid is pretty much the definition of being a poser. I’ll go for girls that want my junk because *I’m* awesome, not because I happen to like whatever band it is that “hip” and “trendy” people also dig.

 0Posted on Jun 6th, 2009 | re: New Dinosaur Jr. Video - "Over It" (16 comments)

God damn if the sound of J’s guitar doesn’t immediately flash me back to age 14! I love these guys. Probably the only reunited/old vanguard act that still interests me. although, the new SY album sounds pretty cool from what I’ve heard of it.

 0Posted on Jun 4th, 2009 | re: Wavves' Meltdown In Spain (And Apology) (173 comments)

But, I bet Sonic Youth will never write a cool song about Feist.

 0Posted on Mar 8th, 2009 | re: Flaming Lips Vs. Arcade Fire Round 2: Win Butler Strikes Back (159 comments)

“…coasting on the admittedly great but ten year old Soft Bulletin. Enough victory lap tours.”

Geez, man, can’t you give a guy a break? Coyne is 48 years old for god’s sake. Soft Bulletin was released 16 years into the Lips’ career! I for one don’t believe that artists have an endless wellspring of musical ideas to pull from; at some point you exhaust your most innovative creativity and either hang your hat up or you take it a little easy and play to your fans. Very few musicians stay innovative for their whole life.

The Lips were an underground 80s band that missed most of the initial alternative hype wave; 10 years on they then released a kitschy pop single that seemingly doomed them to one-hit wonderdom; fell into drug addiction; somehow defeated the odds against them (old, one hit, drugs) and released one of the greatest albums of the 90s; then Yoshimi! (oh yeah, all the while putting on some of the most innovative, risk-taking live shows of the past 20 years)

Dude *needs* to take a nap. He’s earned it.

 0Posted on Mar 8th, 2009 | re: Flaming Lips Vs. Arcade Fire Round 2: Win Butler Strikes Back (159 comments)

Funny that you mention Puddle of Mudd. I don’t know personally, but from a friend who worked at a festival they played I heard that they were really nice. Terrible band, though.

Also, I worked at a record store once, and Godsmack sent us a box of chocolates for whatever reason. I think they’d gotten high with our owner when they passed through on tour or something like that. Nice guys, terrible musicians.

Not that being nice makes you a terrible artist. Some people are jerks and some people aren’t. We can’t all be Paul Newman.

 0Posted on Mar 8th, 2009 | re: Miley Cyrus Vows To Ruin Rude, Stinky Radiohead (242 comments)

How’s this for creepy:

“Creep” , “Achy Breaky Heart” , *and* Miley Cyrus were all “released” in the same year: 1992.

The song “Creep” is older than she is.

 +1Posted on Feb 27th, 2009 | re: Robert Smith Says Radiohead Model Is "An Idiot Plan" (126 comments)

First I guess we’re supposed to qualify ourselves by talking about how much better one artist is than the other, right? Well, I own more Cure albums than Radiohead albums, so take that to mean what it will. I like both bands, honestly.

I don’t understand what exactly is meant by people who say “The Radiohead model” won’t work for “upstart” or “young” bands. As far as I can tell, young bands most often give their music away for free; they’ve been doing it for decades. Am I the only person whose pockets are constantly inundated with local CDs everytime I go out on the weekend? And people have been haggling over prices on CDs and letting people name their own prices forever, just ask any kid who sells his own CDs out of his trunk.

Anyway, in my experience, giving music away for free online doesn’t preclude you from making money selling CDs. My band has been doing it for several years, and we make plenty of money selling physical CDs at shows. The idea of “value” in art is flawed. People value the musicians, not the music. If the audience has no personal connection to you, then they won’t think twice about taking your art for free. If they feel some sort of empathy towards you–as in something tangible or real, not just that they like your music–then generally they are happy to help out by buying an album; because buying an album in that context doesn’t feel like “commerce” or “business”, instead it feels good. What doesn’t work is brow-beating people into paying for 1s and 0s when they don’t really like you or your music much to begin with.

 0Posted on Feb 15th, 2009 | re: U2 Doing A Five Night Residency For Letterman (25 comments)

Good Lord, Saul. You are a fucking idiot. How can it possibly bother you so much that someone dislikes U2?

No one is talking about ‘living in the past’. They’re talking about “listening to shit music”. I think U2 sucks, hard (always have, really). I don’t care how many “fans” they have or how many stadium seats they overcharge for. Soulja Boy probably outsells them. You want to fight that battle, now? Kanye outsells them in the stores and on tour, so he must be waaay more relevant and talented, right?

And “only band from the 80s”? Just off the top of my head I can think of REM, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool, The Flaming Lips… alright I’ll stop there. How embarrassing for you. Indie License revoked!

 0Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 | re: New Green Day Forthcoming This Spring (22 comments)

OK, I usually don’t care about this sort of thing, but you must be 14 years old or something. I was in 7th Grade when Dookie came out, so that put me into *exactly* the demographic their label was shooting for in the early 90s and even as “a little kid” I knew that shit was about as far from “punk” as you could get. You could’ve called me a snooty 12-year-old, sure, but don’t think for a second that Green Day was ever considered “indie” or “punk” or anything like that except by the most “Orange County” of punk kids in the 90s (kids who also liked “The Offspring”! HA HA [/7th grade fuck]).

Green Day was never, EVER, evereverever, considered punk/underground/indie by *anyone* outside of California. Anything that tells you otherwise is simply revisionist history.

 0Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 | re: New Green Day Forthcoming This Spring (22 comments)

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