mr. mayonaise

Comments from mr. mayonaise

Gonzo journalism has been around for decades, get over it already.

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July 28, 2015 on Stream Adult Mom Momentary Lapse Of Happily

The TMLT vinyl is mixed-speed? Can you elaborate on that?

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July 28, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Migos Yung Rich Nation

Titus show at Shea was a grand old time. Patrick Stickles really hates moshing though, and not afraid to yell at the audience, so it wasn’t as rowdy as it coulda been. They played for two hours though and ended with a blues harmonica jam which segued into a punk cover of I Saw Her Standing There, which was awesome.

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July 28, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Migos Yung Rich Nation

I once saw Rumours for sale at Urban Outfitters for 25 bucks or whatever the going rate is. Like, you can get that album at pretty much any yard sale for 50 cents.

I wouldn’t pay upwards of 20 bucks for anything that came out earlier than, say, the year 2000. Unless it’s some sort of fancy reissue with extra goodies. I might have dropped 20-25 on Yo La Tengo’s Painful but that’s only because it came with a bonus LP, a 7-inch, a zine, and some stickers.

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July 27, 2015 on Have We Reached Peak Vinyl?

I walked into a Barnes & Noble a couple weeks ago and they were selling vinyl, right up front with the newly released books. It was surreal. Not a bad selection, either!

I buy less than ten brand-new records a year (so, not counting crate-digging for one-dollar gems). I do it mostly to give a little extra to the artists who released records I really, really love, and also for the large artwork and liner notes. When I was a kid, going through my dad’s record collection and looking at the artwork and reading the liner notes was one of my favorite things in the world.

I will fully admit that I don’t listen to my records nearly enough considering how much money I’ve spent on them. For casual listening, I’m still much more likely to pull up an album on Spotify than pull it out of my vinyl collection.

FU if you don’t include a download code in your record sleeves, though.

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July 27, 2015 on Have We Reached Peak Vinyl?

My job lets us play a communal playlist towards the end of the day every Friday (I have a pretty cool job) and the only rule is no All Star because it is the worst song of all time.

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July 24, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

I like how Stereogum responds to the anti-poptimist streak in the comments section by digging in their heels and getting even MORE hyperbolic and effusive with their coverage of pop stars.

Complaining about award snubs is “standing up for herself”
VMA nominations are “crucial”
Feeling Myself video is “instantly iconic” (it’s a fun video, but nah)
Anaconda video is “synonymous with 2014″ (i’d give that frankly nonsensical honor to FlyLo’s Never Catch Me)

You really know how to push our buttons, you rotten scamps :)

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July 21, 2015 on Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift Quarrel Over MTV VMA Noms

I’m going Sunday! Adam, one of the guitarists in Titus, is co-owner of Shea, so I’m sure it’ll be a riot.

Can I just add that poking my head into the NPR and Brooklyn Vegan comment sections about this album made me really, really thankful for Stereogum?

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July 21, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy

i’m not in love with the album cover compared to the last two, but i’m not here for the artwork, the song is great… nice little slow burn guitar solo in the middle there

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July 21, 2015 on Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin” Video + b’lieve i’m goin down… Details

Wow, there’s a lot to unpack and digest here. A definite AOTY contender is all I can say right now.

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July 20, 2015 on Stream Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy

This sounds exactly like I expected it to, but I still love it

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July 17, 2015 on Alice Glass – “Stillbirth”

If this is enough to get a co-writing credit, what about “Lazy Eye” by Silversun Pickups? I love that song, but it’s a straight rip of 1979.

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July 15, 2015 on Miguel Credits Billy Corgan On Song That Sorta Sounds Like “1979”

These guys are so damn underrated. The whole self-titled album is a knockout.

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July 14, 2015 on PUP – “Dark Days” Video

Rolling Stone had a mostly-naked Cindy Crawford on the cover in 1993, people. Much ado about nothing, as usual.

And to be fair, the C word is not nearly as bad of a word in Ireland, where Sinead is from, as it is here in the States.

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July 14, 2015 on Sinead O’Connor Says Music Has Officially Died Because Of Kim Kardashian

What a weak ass statement. Denounce Kim Fowley. Admit he was a rapist and a predator. Admit you were wrong to remain friends with him until his death. Stop trying to save face and do the right thing.

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July 12, 2015 on Joan Jett, Cherie Currie Issue Statements About Bandmate’s Rape Allegations

Terminal 5 is the worst venue in NYC which does not double as a Brooklyn kid’s residence.

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July 10, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Oh shit, I didn’t even realize Envy were putting out a new record! I love those guys, will definitely be checking this out.

The Veruca Salt record is a crash course on how to do a successful comeback (TAKE NOTES, REFUSED). Just a tight, catchy, effortlessly fun rock record.

Also this week I finally got around to the new Waxahatchee album. I thought Cerulean Salt was just okay, but this record is a revelation. La Loose is my jam.

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July 10, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Envy Atheist’s Cornea

Say it ain’t so

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July 9, 2015 on Honda Targets Millennials With Strange Weezer Commercial

It’s because “Fireflies” doesn’t just sound like “poppy electronic music”, it straight up sounds like Such Great Heights.

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July 9, 2015 on The Week In Pop: The 10 Worst Crimes Against Music On Owl City’s New Album

Downvote if you must, but…

“Shortly after Jackie returned to Los Angeles and the stories of her quitting the band hit the news, Brent Williams, who witnessed what happened to her the previous New Year’s, says he received a call from Jett. She said that Jackie’s parents might file a lawsuit. If lawyers ever contacted him, he needed to deny being in the motel room that night.”

“Victory Tischler-Blue was Jackie’s replacement on bass, and one of her main memories from her time as a Runaway was how some of the other members made fun of what happened to Jackie. “I heard about that nonstop,” she says now. “They would talk about Kim fucking Jackie like a dog. It was kind of a running joke.” ”

“Oftentimes during soundchecks, Tischler-Blue says that Smythe would play his secret recording of Jackie’s breakdown in Japan. He made listening to it part of the band’s pre-show ritual. “He was taunting her and she started screaming, ‘I’m sick of being sick,’” Tischler-Blue remembers. “It became a catchphrase with the band. She was shrieking it. It shook me to my core—and everybody would laugh.” ”

Obviously I don’t blame anyone but Fowley for the rape itself, but Joan and the other Runaways come across as real pieces of shit if any of this is true.

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July 9, 2015 on Runaways Bassist Speaks For The First Time About Being Raped By Kim Fowley In Front Of Her Bandmates