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The Dr. Luke/Kesha situation is getting increasingly ugly, and now frequent Kesha collaborator Wayne Coyne has weighed in. As you may recall (and was detailed in Chris’ excellent timeline of their relationship), Coyne was working with Kesha on a collaborative album with the Flaming Lips for a long time, which was called Lip$ha, but was supposedly blocked from release by Dr. Luke. In a new interview with Radio.com, here’s what Coyne had to say:

The Onion’s sister site Clickhole posted an article today called, “I Regret Waiting Until Marriage To Have Sex With All 3 Members Of Yo La Tengo,” where the author lamented that she saved sex for marriage when she could have had sex with all three members of the New Jersey band. “All throughout high school and college, I was the only one of my friends who wasn’t having sex with Yo La Tengo. So, when I found myself in bed with Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and bassist James McNew on the night of my wedding, l really had no idea what I was supposed to do,” the author writes. Later, she says, “In hindsight, I can’t help but wish I hadn’t waited until marriage to go all the way with Yo La Tengo. It just would have made things so much easier. And I know my husband feels the same way.” It’s maybe the second funniest satire article about Yo La Tengo, following this one. Read it over here.

The Grateful Dead turn 50 next year and to celebrate the occasion, they’ll release a career-spanning documentary directed by Amir Bar-Lev, who also had a hand in 2010′s The Tillman Story and 2007′s My Kid Could Paint That. Most notably, the film will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese. The film will contain never-before-seen footage of performances and new interviews with surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir. “Millions of stories have been told about the Grateful Dead over the years. With our 50th Anniversary coming up, we thought it might just be time to tell one ourselves and Amir is the perfect guy to help us do it,” the band said in a statement. “Needless to say, we are humbled to be collaborating with Martin Scorsese. From The Last Waltz to George Harrison: Living In The Material World, from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones, he has made some of the greatest music documentaries ever with some of our favorite artists and we are honored to have him involved. The 50th will be another monumental milestone to celebrate with our fans and we cannot wait to share this film with them.” No details about the film’s release schedule have been revealed so far.

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 +2Posted on Oct 17th | re: Album Of The Week: DJ Quik The Midnight Life (54 comments)

Oh hey, this was me. This is coming late so who knows if you’ll even see this, but I guess I’ll defend myself a little. I wasn’t entirely comfortable with what Badu did, but I also think that a double standard does exist and maybe it’s a little hypocritical, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Let’s face it: there’s a difference between how men and women are treated in society. Women grow up and are exposed to a constant culture of sexual harassment and discrimination, so when something like the Pity Sex thing happens it just serves as a reflection of that. Theoretically, what Badu did served as “performance art” (also see her busking stunt from earlier this week) and while objectively what she did is wrong, I just don’t have that instinctual gut feeling of being grossed out and angry. I think maybe what it comes down to is intent? But I’ll also admit that I was/am being somewhat hypocritical.

Not going to weigh in on the misogyny in rap issue, since I don’t listen to enough rap to have a concrete opinion to come down on either side. (Though I will say part of the reason I don’t listen to a lot of hip-hop definitely is all of the hypermasculinity — I certainly listen to & appreciate artists like Mykki Blanco, Le1f, and Cakes Da Killa more.)

 +1Posted on Oct 17th | re: The 5 Best Songs Of The Week (14 comments)

Oh no me too! But I’ve always been a Taylor fan. I’ve listened to it over a hundred times since it came out (per iTunes). It’s like a trance…

 +6Posted on Oct 17th | re: The 5 Best Songs Of The Week (14 comments)

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 0Posted on Oct 2nd | re: Thom Yorke's BitTorrent Project Hits 1 Million Downloads (7 comments)

You right. Adjusted, thanks.

I’d be really curious to see the ratio of paid album downloads to free downloads. I feel like someone is either gonna buy a full Thom Yorke album or not care at all, so I wonder how many people really did just download the single & video.

 +2Posted on Oct 1st | re: Watch Future Islands Take "Seasons" To Jools Holland (7 comments)

Yeah, let’s go with that! Sounds more fun.

 +1Posted on Sep 30th | re: Lakutis - "Body Scream" Video (5 comments)

oh crap, sorry about that. i do actually (i like his track w/ kitty), but had a total brain fart and didn’t even double check. fixed now!

I don’t know, maybe he went in a little hard on the bro, but I can’t help but root for him considering all of the times I’ve felt unsafe/uncomfortable at a show and would have loved to say something similar. I don’t go to a lot of punk shows, but I grew up in Jersey so I have a lot of friends (mostly girls) that do and it’s about time someone stood up to all the hyper-masculine bullshit that happens at some of these shows.

If you look at the Facebook comments on the statement, there’s some really ugly things being said from some entitled boys in the “community” that really put a different spin on it. I don’t see how you can read some of those and not support Joyce Manor taking a stance.

I buy a lot of tapes, mostly from artists who throw up their stuff for free on Bandcamp and then do tape releases. It’s a way to give money to the artist while also getting something cool in return. I have an old boombox that can be hooked up to my stereo system that I’ll sometimes play tapes off of, but I can’t say I listen to them all that often. It’s more about owning something physical from smaller artists instead of just having the MP3s. (And, as a plus, they look nice next to my vinyl collection.)

Agreed. Joanna Gruesome tweeted something along the same lines last month after a mosh pit at one of their shows in D.C. put someone in the hospital:

“The character limit on twitter is too small for me to talk about this, but I had to personally put a woman in a cab to a hospital tonight. when I talk about how I don’t like mosh pits I fucking mean it. 4 guys elbowing people is not a good time. Someone had to go to hospital. a woman had to go to hospital because of some fucking shitheads moshing tonight. if you think that’s ok, don’t ever come to our shows, buy any of our stuff, or even acknowledge the existence of this band ever again. I’m gunna talk about this more tomorrow but I have never been this mad after a show before in my life.”

I was at one of their shows with Perfect Pussy a few nights before that in Brooklyn and something similar happened. No one got hurt as far as I know, but Alanna stopped the show and told the few people in the crowd who were moshing to stop. It’s only fun for the assholes who are doing it and it makes everyone else around them feel uncomfortable and unsafe. It’s a huge problem, and something that’s completely antithetical to the safe space values that DIY venues should be upholding. I get that people want to “express” themselves at punk rock shows, but there are other ways to do it that don’t impose on the people around you. It’s a nasty relic left over from an earlier time and should not be what shows are about today.

Saved all my opinions for the comments but, guys, this SUCKS. Urban’s vinyl market consists of 16-year-olds who want to play Lana Del Rey on their Crosleys. I’m glad vinyl sales are up and people are getting more interested in physical media, but there’s no reason to buy overpriced records from a corporation when there’s the internet and local record stores where you can get it for cheaper and artists get more of a cut. Please…