mojoesque

Comments from mojoesque

this definitely sounds good, because Robert Smith, and because it's a great song. i am always disappointed, though, that Robert's solo work is 100% electronic. to my ears this sounds more like a well-produced demo than a finished single, because—compared to actual contemporary electronic artists—he's just not that good at it. i kept wishing his guitar would come in. maybe it's a conscious effort to distance himself from the Cure sound?
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May 26, 2015 on Robert Smith – “There’s A Girl In The Corner” (The Twilight Sad Cover)
i LOVE the idea of Billy Corgan™ brand Mayonaise. too bad Jellybelly is already spoken for.
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May 13, 2015 on Billy Corgan Calls Out “Feckless Idiots” Of The Music Business On CNBC
"But by the way, I’m a powerful artist and I don’t recall getting a phone call from him." http://i.giphy.com/uLLgvIJM0eeoE.gif
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May 12, 2015 on Billy Corgan Calls Out “Feckless Idiots” Of The Music Business On CNBC
i'm so glad someone has finally pinned-down what's wrong with rock-and-roll today. i want to re-write your entire post and replace the word "beards" with one of the following: "long hair", "leather jackets", "mop-tops", etc., then travel back through several time periods to explain to everyone why rock is dead.
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May 8, 2015 on Watch One-Night-Only MOR Supergroup Imagine REO SpeedDragons Play Jimmy Kimmel
i hear that thought expressed often, about Miley and other young female artists; "there's no way she's doing that on her own", "there's no way she writes her own music", "there must be someone helping her/telling her what to be/do/say/sing". i always challenge people who say that to consider if they would feel the same way if it were a male artist they were talking about. there seems to be a common thread that young female artists can't possibly succeed on their own merits. there must be some men in suits somewhere telling them what to do, right? not accusing you of anything, just needed to express that because i hear it a lot. Sinéad wrote Miley those open letters cautioning her against letting those same men-in-suits control her career, without considering that Miley might just know exactly what she's doing.
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May 8, 2015 on Watch Miley Cyrus, Laura Jane Grace, & Joan Jett Cover The Replacements
just saw him open a Delta Spirit show in Detroit, and he (and his band) were fantastic. like a 60's Brit-pop Joy Division, if that makes any sense at all.
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March 31, 2015 on Avid Dancer – “Not Far To Go”
"synth-throb"? it bothers me that folks lazily assume that DM always = synth-pop and that this Marr cover is some radical reinterpretation of the original. go listen to the original - this is actually a rather faithful (no pun intended) cover of the bluesy Brit-rock song DM recorded in '93.
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March 17, 2015 on Johnny Marr – “I Feel You” Video
this is amazing. love it. if you hadn't told me what it was, i might have guessed it was a Martin Gore demo, esp. with those melodies that arrive at 2:32
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January 12, 2015 on John Carpenter – “Night”
obviously, you did.
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December 10, 2014 on Billy Corgan On The Smashing Pumpkins: “The Fanbase Is Gone”
thanks for clarifying this memory for me! Carl's line about that riff being played at sporting events brought up a vague memory, but now i absolutely remember the Blue Jackets skating out to it, and yes, it did always rule!
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December 5, 2014 on Sixteen Stone Turns 20
Billy's next project is a covers record. potential tracklist: Strangelove When You're Strange Lover Lover Lover Strange Fruit Lovers in a Dangerous Time ...
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December 3, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy
i want to hear the CHVRCHES cover of Run2me, please.
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December 2, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy
disagree on Run2me! i just listened to it at quite a loud volume and it made me happy. but then i like the things it's referencing. totally agree on the "strange lovers" meme that permeates the record. i totally get Michael's point about how they could be placeholder lyrics. lorem ipsum.
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December 2, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy
agree. i'm listening now and Tommy is throwing a lot of the same punches as Jimmy used to, but he's got that Tommy Lee hard-rock swagger to Jimmy's jazz chops.
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December 2, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy
just listened to the stream. if someone had told me 20 years ago that Billy would make a Cars/Cheap Trick record with the drummer from Motley Crüe, i would have told them they were insane. but somehow, in 2014, it works.
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December 2, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy
we must be listening to different streams then, because i got at least three 30-second amex commercials inserted between songs.
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December 2, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy
little known fact: Lars' mom runs sound for The Late Late Show.
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November 20, 2014 on Watch Metallica Play “For Whom The Bell Tolls” On The Late Late Show
i love Anton Corbijn's work in general, and have always admired his concert film work for DM - clean, simple shots; a great sense of space and scale; and he always keeps his cuts mellow and returns to the wide shot so your eyes don't get lost. DM always has some of the most unique and arresting video design incorporated into their live shows and this contortionists-shot-from-below thing is amazing. i'm assuming that is also Anton's work, but i'm not sure...
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October 25, 2014 on Watch Depeche Mode Play “Enjoy The Silence” From New Live In Berlin Concert Film
buzzgum? stereofeed?
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October 25, 2014 on Check Out Revealing Zoomed-Out Views Of Classic Album Covers
how do i give the post itself a thumbs-down? note that i called it a post, not a story.
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October 25, 2014 on Check Out Revealing Zoomed-Out Views Of Classic Album Covers