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 +1Posted on Apr 17th, 2012 | re: A Coachella Status Update, By Michael_ (53 comments)

This was my first Coachella and I have to say that camping was not bad at all. There was never a long wait for a bathroom (although they were disgusting to say the least) and the longest I waited for a shower was 20 minutes (the line was in front of yoga, so I can’t complain too much). Although the showers were not clean, they were far from bad, and had cold water, which was pretty damn refreshing in the heat. I am currently 25, and there are definitely younger people there, but I did not feel old, just really out of shape….

After reading through this post, it occurred to me that I come off as a sad, out of shape man, with low standards…. I am going to reevaluate my life now.

 +1Posted on Apr 17th, 2012 | re: A Coachella Status Update, By Michael_ (53 comments)

I caught The Rapture from the back, and it was a great time. Also, if you are looking to get your dance on, I hate to admit this, but Girl Talk was ridiculously amazing live. My friends and I are not into mashups at all, but that concert was a giant dance party.

Have fun an Coachella 2!

 +1Posted on Apr 17th, 2012 | re: A Coachella Status Update, By Michael_ (53 comments)
 +1Posted on Apr 17th, 2012 | re: A Coachella Status Update, By Michael_ (53 comments)

All I gotta say is this

 0Posted on Dec 21st, 2011 | re: The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums Of 2011 (147 comments)

Wherefore in the context (Romeo and Juliet), is meant to convey “why” not “where”. Juliet is basically saying “Why are you a Montague”.

On the other hand, Kurt Vile’s record should have definitely been on here (IMHO over Kaputt)

 +2Posted on Dec 21st, 2011 | re: The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums Of 2011 (147 comments)

Pitchfork is far from the only review site (and actually the last with its top 50) that listed these albums as their top 10, meaning that these albums were well loved among indie crowds, there is no question there. I guess my only disappointment is that so many amazing indie albums were put out this year and were rarely mentioned. If you look at allmusic.com, they actually compiled a list of some great albums that deserve more credit:

White Denim – D
Comet Gain – Howl of the Lonely Crowd
Those Darlins – Screws Get Loose
City Center – Redeemer

 +13Posted on Dec 20th, 2011 | re: The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011 (145 comments)

My crush on Zooey has subsided after seeing a few episodes of “The New Girl”.

 +12Posted on Dec 20th, 2011 | re: The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011 (145 comments)

If only Annie Clark and Sufjan Stevens got together when she was part of his touring band, then we could have had cutest indie couple.

Do you think Refused would perform at Coachella?

Also, Ducktails and not Real Estate sounds a bit off to me.

 +1Posted on Dec 16th, 2011 | re: Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums Of 2011 (200 comments)

“Bon Iver can be liked by everybody. Fucked Up (are any other hardcore/metal) has to be loved.”

I actually compiled 13 of the “Top 50 Albums of the Year” lists, and ranked albums based on number of mentions, median ranking, and then best ranking. Although Bon Iver ended up being ranked #2 by those metrics, compare to Fucked Up’s ranking of 33, Fucked Up had a much lower median score (4). Basically, those who liked Fucked Up’s David Comes to Life basically loved the album.