Michael

Comments from michaelc

I disagree with your disagreement.

I know it’s very Twitter-age to look at every word and become the ultimate public judge of what is sincere and what isn’t, but stop already.

The appropriate format for an apology is What I Did + Why I Did It + It Was Unacceptable Regardless + What I’m Doing So It Doesn’t Happen Again. The only thing missing is What I Did, which everyone knows and he’s publicly admitted before.

And it seems like not taking him at his word and believing his apology to be “as gross as they come” actually is why his “we” is correct. It doesn’t matter if you think that’s fair, it’s what is.

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August 24, 2015 on Dr. Dre: “I Apologize To The Women I’ve Hurt”

I am just blown away…by the fact that an artist didn’t blame a financial problem on streaming.

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August 19, 2015 on Sinead O’Connor Shows How She Was Financially “Ass Raped” By Booking Agents

This just in: Marvin Gaye’s family is suing R&B.

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August 10, 2015 on Marvin Gaye’s Son Claims Empire Was His Idea

Because Earl Sweatshirt has demonstrated that he will knock you out.

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August 8, 2015 on Grabby Fan Terrifies Taylor Swift On Concert Catwalk

“Reduced to insurance posturing”??

I’m hoping that’s a joke. Our pay-to-play medical system harms people in a very real, personal way. No feel-good comment at the end of a concert can erase the fact that if Dick Dale stops performing, he won’t get treatment he needs.

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August 4, 2015 on Dick Dale Is In Very Rough Shape, But Keeps Touring To Afford Medical Treatment

Seriously. It seems like every week there’s a new GoFundMe for a friend, friend of a friend, or a local musician with a medical problem with a large attached financial burden. Some of them aren’t coming close to meeting their bills.

I will never, ever vote for any politician who believes that this is the way America should work.

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August 4, 2015 on Dick Dale Is In Very Rough Shape, But Keeps Touring To Afford Medical Treatment

This.

Answering with bro-sults kind of underscores Gallagher’s point.

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July 29, 2015 on Avicii, Deadmau5 Respond To Noel Gallagher’s EDM Insults

Rule #1 for staying sane as a celebrity in the Internet age: Do not read comments.

That goes double for tweets.

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July 13, 2015 on Runaways’ Jackie Fox Releases Statement In Response To HuffPo Story Challengers

Yes, the curious case of “Hey Ya”: When it turns up within earshot, there’s no escaping its charms, yet you don’t really ever seek it out.

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July 10, 2015 on Surfer Blood – “Hey Ya!” (OutKast Cover)

Well, you do have to admit, having to use an axe to get intruders out of your house might be a considerable inconvenience.

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July 10, 2015 on Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock Explains Why Portland Sucks

Number One most viewed post on Stereogum.

Only 7 comments, and 0 about the music.

Tidal, you have a problem.

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July 7, 2015 on Stream Lil Wayne FWA (Free Weezy Album)

Why have a rivalry at all? Wouldn’t it be awesome if they could work together?

If anything, it doesn’t remind me of any rap beef – it’s more like Brandon Flowers before he grew up. Won’t affect how much I like the music though – on a scale of Andrew WK-to-Morrissey, this is tiny potatoes.

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July 6, 2015 on Miguel Talks Frank Ocean Rivalry: “I Make Better Music”

Unless Chicago also already applied this tax to cable TV, it’s NOT just “clarifying the application of existing laws.” Of course, they might have done that, but something makes me doubt it.

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July 3, 2015 on Streaming Music Now More Expensive For Chicagoans

Exclusivity makes me NOT use a service. Tidal seems so based on exclusivity that I can’t imagine ever signing on there.

I already own every Prince album worth a damn, so this doesn’t really affect me, but let the guy figure this out. After making no money on Tidal for a while, his stuff will quietly come back everywhere.

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July 2, 2015 on Prince Removes Music From All Streaming Services Except Tidal

The problem is, it requires “waking up,” and “artists” by definition like to sleep in.

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June 24, 2015 on Billy Corgan Returns To CNBC To Talk Taylor Swift And Apple

And now she’s getting a better deal from Apple than she is from her own record label, which no doubt gets a “promotion allowance” for copies it gives away.

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June 22, 2015 on Apple Caves To Taylor Swift, Will Pay Artists During Trial

And she has certainly not been paid for giveaway copies of her music before. It’s a standard clause in a recording contract enabling your label to take usually around 5% of your copies for promotion, with no royalty.

Artists now seem to think the “hard copy” past was some idyllic world where every musician made a living and were given fair treatment by their labels, distributors (for indie artists) and publishers. It just wasn’t so.

Also, Appke has relented and will pay royalties for the free trial listens, which is a fairer shake than any major label ever gave.

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June 22, 2015 on Read Taylor Swift’s Open Letter To Apple Music

The bigger news here: my idea for a unique cover band has been taken.

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June 20, 2015 on Spoon Played A Spoon Cover Band’s Afterparty In Maine Last Night

Well, if you won’t stream and you can’t be sold on what nevertheless is the #1 music marketplace in the world, are you going to live on CD sales?

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June 19, 2015 on No, 1989 Won’t Be On Apple Music