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Am I going to hell for imagining what might constitute a Gay White Power Rally?
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May 11, 2015 on Tyler, The Creator Reappropriates White Power Symbol For Gay Pride T-Shirt
He's my man-crush. When that guy tackled him onstage in Toronto, my first words were, "you f'n IDIOT! Everyone knows you go for LIAM first!"
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May 6, 2015 on Noel Gallagher Has Some Dependably Amusing Thoughts About Tidal, Zayn Malik
Roger Waters: Detesting the music industry since 1973.
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May 3, 2015 on Roger Waters Slams Digital Music For Pink Floyd’s 50th Birthday
Even the Right isn't as stridently defending the Baltimore cops as they did in Ferguson...which means they're turning the full force of their "You have rage? Well, we'll see your rage and raise you some moral superiority!" towards the protests themselves. All that said, Prince isn't known these days for his subtlety, so it'll be interesting to see what kind of song comes out of this.
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May 1, 2015 on Prince Records Tribute To The People Of Baltimore
I'm guessing that when a lot of those "founding member" artists start actually seeing those Tidal royalty checks, they won't be quite so excited about their new venture.
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April 30, 2015 on Tidal Exec Clarifies Jay Z Tweet: “75% Royalty Rate” To Artists Mostly Goes To Labels
I'd prefer "Tell No Lies," but that's because I'm a big fan of '80s videos featuring llamas.
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April 29, 2015 on Watch Ryan Adams Cover Bryan Adams’ “Summer Of ’69” In Callback To Infamous Heckling Incident
Are you sure his name isn't Michael Bolton?
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April 29, 2015 on Watch Ryan Adams Cover Bryan Adams’ “Summer Of ’69” In Callback To Infamous Heckling Incident
Beck has been doing the "show up in weird places/talk to people I disagree with" thing lately. Makes me suspicious...
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April 28, 2015 on Glenn Beck Gives Andrew W.K. A Show On His Radio Network
So you're calling her stupid?
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April 21, 2015 on Amanda Palmer: $1.2M Kickstarter “Was Actually A Loss Leader”
If you can't hate someone who makes over a million dollars off a Kickstarter and then complains she can't make money, who can you hate?
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April 21, 2015 on Amanda Palmer: $1.2M Kickstarter “Was Actually A Loss Leader”
I'm distracted by the concept of putting the title of a digital single in Braille.
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March 27, 2015 on Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”
I can't believe that the major labels face declining profits.
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March 24, 2015 on Earl Sweatshirt’s Label Fucked Up His Album Release
This...plus, I find that as artists get older they become less melodically direct. If they can make up for that in other ways, they can still create great music though.
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March 23, 2015 on Blur – “Lonesome Street”
Oh, I can argue it. I've heard it four times now and: • I still can't remember the verse melody five minutes later. • I still think the chorus is more try-hard than actually catchy, like the writers were deliberately trying to make some kind of cascading melody while clearly avoiding any plagiarism lawsuits. • Looks like America agrees - it seems to be stalling out on the download and streaming charts - hasn't even made Spotify's chart - although payola, I mean radio play, hasn't kicked in yet.
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March 7, 2015 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “I Really Like You” Video (Feat. Tom Hanks)
While I don't give a rodent's posterior about "advancing music" (that may literally be the most pretentious reason to make music ever, literally)... That song does nothing to make me say "wow, what a hook." It's like a whodunit you solve in the first five minutes that then spends two hours doing no plot development, just scene after scene convincing you the detective is a good guy and the villain is a bad guy. And the good guy is Tom Hanks and the bad guy is Danny Trejo. And like that hypothetical movie, not even Tom Hanks can save this song.
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March 7, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
So you're saying you hate mashups...
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March 6, 2015 on This Hall & Oates x Metallica Mashup Is Almost Great
"CRJ is 29. Not 15." Shhhhh! Her entire income counts on 12-year-old girls! Do you want to ruin it for everyone??
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March 2, 2015 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “I Really Like You”
It really is kind of a try-hard song. The best pop songs make you pleasantly surprised at a sudden bit of melody/lyric. Call Me Maybe had that. Single Ladies. Bang Bang. Happy. Even something like Uptown Funk, which is more a genre exercise than an original song (I still flap my arms like I'm listening to The Time when I hear it), has a way of leading you down a path you weren't thinking about. Even (ack) Shake It Off, after the try-hard verse, pays off with the melody if not the words. This...kind of sits there. Someone thought it would be cute to put lots of "reallys" in the chorus, but the title even prepares you for that. I've already forgotten the melody, which is something that never happened when I heard the songs mentioned above.
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March 2, 2015 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “I Really Like You”
So all ya gotta say to get in the Worst Comments is "bewbs"? (clears throat) ...Bewbs.
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February 14, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"Coffeehouse" is my favorite early KISS song.
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February 11, 2015 on Kenny G Says He’s Responsible For The Starbucks Frappuccino