Comments from ignatz

Charles Mingus!

According to Wikipedia, Mingus’ first album as bandleader was released in 1949, which corresponds nicely to his unreal 1959 output of Blues & Roots, Mingus Ah Um, and Mingus Dynasty.

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January 6, 2012 on 10 Classic Albums Released 10 Years Into A Band’s Career

How about they call the band “One of These Things is Not Like the Other”?

And when is the Megadeath/John Cale collabo dropping!

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August 24, 2011 on Lou Reed And Metallica Name Album

Where are all the chicks at, man?

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August 23, 2011 on Red Hot Chili Peppers I’m With You Comment Party

One man’s box of Bjork tuning forks is another man’s box of Rammstein dildos.

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August 4, 2011 on Björk’s Biophilia: The $800 Box Set

Well of course he was on the show! Don’t you remember that part of Don’t Look Back?!?

Reporter: Bob! If you could sign an album cover for any type of TV actor, what type would that be?

Dylan: Well, if they have a pawn broker TV star, named after Chumley the Walrus, and he approached me in Las Vegas, I figure I’d sign that record. *enigmatic smile*

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June 1, 2011 on Watch Dylan’s Cameo On Pawn Stars

RIP Jeff Conaway. You are in heaven now, keeping the Drazi angels and the Pak’ma’ra angels from killing each other.

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May 28, 2011 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

So many shows, so far away from the states. And though Jarvis is certainly a slippery little noodle, after seeing him live after that first solo album, I must say Steve Mackey has actually aged a little better. He’s a straight-up fox, for real.

Now let’s talk logistics: is Russell Senior up in this? Could that be the reason they’re so light on post-Different Class material?

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May 27, 2011 on Watch Pulp Reunite In France

Stereogum still works great, though! If you have something bitter and hateful to say about Bon Iver or Odd Future, you’ll find lots of good company in the most commented threads!

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May 19, 2011 on We Are Experience Mild Technical Difficulties With The Lawnmower Man

Well, with the rapture happening on Saturday, I suppose it’s possible that it comes out in June, or September, or whenever the eternal consciousness of Yaweh emits the CYHSY-particular soundwaves into our ethereal spheres.

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May 19, 2011 on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Hysterical Details

yah their version of Rock Band sucked, dood.

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May 17, 2011 on Who Are The Beatles?

It’s more than a little embarrassing that they basically had the title of the comic in the dialogue, right? Did Tintin really need to wonder about what sort of Secrets the Unicorn might contain?! I only hope Speilberg goes all-in and has the last line of the film something like “Well Snowy, I sure am glad we found out the Secret of the Unicorn!” Roll credits.

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May 17, 2011 on The Adventures Of Tintin Trailer, You Guys

Fun Fact: the people on the cover are actually deep in prayer about an upcoming shirts v skins basketball game.

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May 5, 2011 on Washed Out Within And Without Premature Evaluation

Also for the record, I don’t think JK Rowling ripped off Diana Wynne Jones. Just saying, if you go down that route, I think it’s a little more apt.

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April 28, 2011 on Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II Trailer, You Guys

For the record, it’s Diana Wynne Jones she rips off more than Roald Dahl.

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April 28, 2011 on Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II Trailer, You Guys

I’m too curious: what constitutes a Pynchon tattoo? Is it just text? Or an image?

Full disclosure: I’ve only read Gravity’s Rainbow and The Crying of Lot 49, so your answer will likely be over my head.

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April 28, 2011 on Some Indie Rock-Related Literature For Your Summer Reading List

Very sad, and surprising given that all the news from the TVOTR camp was fairly positive about his condition.


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April 20, 2011 on R.I.P Gerard Smith

Whatever happened to listening to Prince to get laid?! Sadly, though, it does seem that all of my posters of Prince in his underwear hanging around my bedroom seem to mostly turn girls off. Not sure why.

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April 13, 2011 on Coldplay Fans Don’t Put Out

So which of the Johns is the Johnny that will not be kept down? Or maybe they’re referring to their collective John-ness?

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April 6, 2011 on They Might Be Giants – “Can’t Keep Johnny Down”

way out in Seattle
young Kurt Cobain
snuck out into the garden
put a bullet in his brain
snakes in the grass beneath our feet
rain in the clouds above
some moments last forever
and some flare out with love.

I like Nirvana. Sometimes I wish that I liked a current band as much as I liked Nirvana in 1994, but oh well. So it goes.

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April 6, 2011 on R.I.P. Kurt Cobain

Seconded on the nice words for TV. I have some friends who work in reality TV, and I have lots of respect for them as storytellers (they all work as producers). So much of the “reality” TV that we watch today still has story arcs, and so there is a storytelling of a different kind going on here, maybe not the kind that is scripted out by a writer before hand, but storytelling just the same. And the amount of unwatchable and boring footage that gets sifted through just to create an engaging 15-minute moment on one of these TV shows is more work than some people imagine.

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April 4, 2011 on I Think We Owe Reality Television An Apology