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 0Posted on Jul 3rd | re: Dolly Parton Won Glastonbury With This "Yakety Sax" Cover (5 comments)

There is some dispute over whether she’s been miming her “showcase” instrumentals and lip-syncing her vocals for years now…

I don’t know enough to be able to tell if she was actually fingering the correct notes on that solo, but the CONCEPT makes it cool.

Prince celebrates pretty much everything with a concert at Paisley Park, doesn’t he?

Would be nice to hear more from the concert though, especially if it’s directly from the board like the YouTube thing above.

 +1Posted on Jun 27th | re: Prince Albums From Worst To Best (58 comments)

My first instinct would be to put “Dirty Mind” up there too, but then I realize that would be more on its prescience than my actual love for it.

I think of the original list, “Purple Rain” and “Sign O’” are absolutely dead-on – they have a head-and-shoulders-ness about their songwriting and melodic sense. They’re Prince’s Sgt. Pepper and White Album.

I’d probably put “Dirty Mind” at number 3, toss everything else from “For You” to “Love Symbol” up in the air and take whatever order they come down in, slot in “The Gold Experience” and then toss everything else from the ’90s in the air, then pull out “3121″ and repeat with everything else post-2000.

My main question is why “Rainbow Children” is included but not “New Power Soul.” Not that I care in any way for “New Power Soul.”

 0Posted on Jun 6th | re: Is Apple Abandoning The Standard Headphone Jack? (22 comments)

Meh. This is actually good news to audiophiles, if the DAC technology is upgraded. (If anything, it might hurt Neil Young’s audio player.) Also it’s good news for anyone traveling, because any Lightning headphones could be used as active-noise-canceling headphones.

Apple hasn’t removed anything – they’re allowing manufacturers to do something MORE. Anything else is speculation on the part of the author.

It’s unlikely the TRRS port is going away soon, and even if it did there’s still Bluetooth, which is doing the opposite of going away.

 0Posted on Jun 2nd | re: This '90s Grunge Bud Light Commercial Is Really Special (23 comments)


 0Posted on Jun 1st | re: Trent Reznor Reportedly Leaves Beats Music (5 comments)

It’s likely there wasn’t a place for Reznor at Apple anyway – officers of an acquired company are usually given the chance to resign (often with compensation) so they don’t have to be “fired,” which tends to look worse on a resume. Not that it matters to T-f’n-R, but that’s corporate culture.

And taking issue with the 30% cut was ridiculous (30% is standard markup at a retailer – did he also protest Record Store Day?).

Shouldn’t that Mariah album cover be sparking an enormous amount of Twitter/blog outrage regarding her massively Photoshopped figure?

 -5Posted on May 19th | re: Macklemore Denies Wearing Anti-Semitic Costume (47 comments)

Actually, he doesn’t look like that.

Thanks for letting us figure that part out.

 0Posted on May 19th | re: Macklemore Denies Wearing Anti-Semitic Costume (47 comments)

It’s most likely that 99% of the complainers had no idea what that costume was either, until they were told it was a problem.

 +1Posted on May 19th | re: Mick Jagger Is A Great-Grandfather (10 comments)

Although I must admit it had humor value without…