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 0Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Iggy Azalea Wants Fans To Stop Trying To Finger Her (25 comments)

I don’t disagree with you, and I think the problem isn’t so much with her being open about it, but what happens when that information falls into the wrong ears, because to be frankly honest, most people — especially your average Internet chatter types — are idiots and don’t possess the mental capacity to think harder about complex social topics.

 0Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Boston Calling September 2014 Lineup (5 comments)

Ahh, I thought that was a one-year only thing. Good to know.

I felt it was that, too. Plus, I think they were just mocking the whole “Look who made a surprise guest appearance at Coachella!” trend that annoyingly seemed to be the major focus of weekend 1 media coverage instead of who actually played full sets. Also, Daft Punk played real instruments on Random Access Memories (and probably because they wanted to distance themselves from push-button DJ culture,) so it would be pretty silly for anyone to assume they were mocking them as being the same as the Martin Garrixes and Skrillexes of the world.

“Oh yeah, he was actually in my media theory discussion group and I asked him what was with up with the band, and that’s what he told us like three semesters ago. I just figured everyone else knew…” – fellow Pecknold Columbia undergrad

 +3Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Iggy Azalea Wants Fans To Stop Trying To Finger Her (25 comments)

Yes, but at the same time, she proceeded to answer the questions, and as Chris alluded to, when you electively put that much personal sex life info out there and then get upset when people get the wrong idea (i.e. the gross fingering threats.) You can’t have it both ways when you put it out there like that, but I do agree the interviewers are douchey bros and it reminds me of a recent Lorde interview she did where the radio hosts tried to make a thing out of her and Taylor Swift being bisexual lovers, and she completely shut them down for the rest of the interview. Iggy could have done just the same, but alas, she gave the world TMI that they’ll use against her and it will irk her.

 +2Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Stream Frameworks Loom (Stereogum Premiere) (2 comments)

A lot of music hasn’t really excited me lately. This album is one I’ve been looking forward to. Thanks for the preview.

 +1Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Caught By The Buzz: A Look Back At Britpop's B-List (55 comments)

I would argue that Ash’s Free All Angels released in 2000 was actually as big as 1977. It was well received critically even over here (Pitchfork gave it a 7.3 and I recall it landing on a few of the bigger publications at the time’s year-end lists.) “Burn Baby Burn” was an alternative radio hit / got rotation on MTV that I remember hearing even all the way out here in the ‘burbs. They also toured with Saves the Day at their peak, which I saw, and the crowd was fired up for them.

Does Travis not qualify on this list?

 0Posted on Apr 23rd | re: Boston Calling September 2014 Lineup (5 comments)

I know Boston loves their mid-Aughts middle-of-the-line indie rock headliners, but to bring back the National just a year after they headlined a previous installment is pushing it. The rest of the lineup is better than previous ones, though. I’ll be interested to see how the three days break down.

 -7Posted on Apr 21st | re: Greys - "Guy Picciotto" Video (Stereogum Premiere) (5 comments)

The bands are joke-offended and screengrabbing / tweeting about this, so I will just say that Internet personalities don’t always leave a good impression on me, and I apologize if hinting to so much got under their skin. I really do not want to assume much about them or anyone anymore, and while I am currently in “rehabilitation mode” with putting my music writer world behind me, the sting of my bad experience with it is not going to wear off overnight. Not an excuse, but it was a large part of my life for a few years so bare with me.

Really, if it wasn’t for the first person’s comment, I would have stayed on topic in here to say it was too bad that we didn’t get to see the cab go bust.

Apologies Carpark contingent. Now I shall continue disappearing into the void and keeping out of your way…

 -1Posted on Apr 21st | re: Arcade Fire Close Out Coachella With Fake Daft Punk, Real Beck (19 comments)

Was there. Everybody got the joke pretty quickly, although there was maybe 3 seconds of people freaking out. I think things like this are to be expected of them with the amount of costumery and fake helmet heads involved in this show.