Comments from mojoesque

well if there’s one thing i know about Noel, is that he doesn’t have much problem saying what he really wants to say ;)

also not sure why i got a downvote – you think that someone perhaps took me literally and thought i was hating on High Flying Birds? or defending Deadmau5?

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

sorry folks, but while i don’t have any love for EDM, for Noel to call these guys out is shit. if you start out saying “i don’t know anything about _____”, that should be the end of your thought.

i mean, i could say i don’t know anything about “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds”, but it must be shit, right? what a dumb name, and look at his stupid sunglasses. and he’s just plucking strings, right? the future of music is bleak indeed.

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

that sounds a lot more like Johnny Marr shade being thrown there. who would suggest that The Smiths could make a “really great album” if only Marr were out of the picture?

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July 28, 2015 on Pete Townshend Declined To Produce Two Morrissey Albums

Some Stupid With a Flare Gun remains one of my favorite summer rock albums ever.

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July 28, 2015 on Ass Ponys Announce Reunion Shows

guys, here’s how shooting this type of photo (paparazzi) works:

1. hide in the bushes, or behind a car, or in the designated paparazzi area BC’s publicist told you to stand in.

2. using a pretty long telephoto lens, shoot at high-speed to capture as many frames as possible in the few seconds you have a shot.

3. pick the most unflattering/awkward/etc. facial expression possible from 60 or so frames.

so, basically, an editor can pick whatever facial expression best represents the angle they’re going for. imagine how many random awkward expressions your face makes in the span of two or three seconds. now imagine you’re billy corgan at a theme park.

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July 27, 2015 on Billy Corgan Braves Disneyland

in fact, i’m pretty certain it’s intentional: ‘Power, Corruption, and Lies’ was New Order’s second record.

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July 16, 2015 on Chvrches Announce New Album Every Open Eye, First Single Out Tomorrow

i just came here to say something similar! i’m quite sure this is an intentional homage..

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July 16, 2015 on Chvrches Announce New Album Every Open Eye, First Single Out Tomorrow

whenever someone trots out the lazy “there’s no ‘great’ music being made anymore” argument i always press them about their listening habits. invariably, these are people who consume music very passively, by hearing it on radio in the car and while shopping, etc., which is hardly representative of all modern music.

people who are truly excited about modern music—and know that there’s always “great” music being made—are those who put a little time and effort into seeking it out, i.e. “passion”.

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July 14, 2015 on Lars Ulrich Loves Streaming, Hates Modern Music

exactly. which then makes me wonder: in the year 2015, why does an artist like Moz need a “record label” to release a record?

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July 2, 2015 on Morrissey Laments “Zero Label Interest” Despite “Fantastic” MSG Show

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.”

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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”


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:

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