Comments from muffinman

It really doesn’t seem like you think Grateful Deads music is terrible.

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July 24, 2015 on Grateful Dead Farewell Concerts Were The Most-Watched Music PPV Event Ever

I know that’s probably not your entire point, but I just think that does not really speak to their music being terrible. I just think they have a pretty diverse set of songs and you could probably make a decent mix of songs you enjoy.

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July 24, 2015 on Grateful Dead Farewell Concerts Were The Most-Watched Music PPV Event Ever

I’m not going to act like I am a Dead Head, and I’m not even going to try to convince you that the Grateful Dead are amazing or super influential or important, I just think it’d be hard to honestly say their music as a whole is terrible simply because they have sooooo much and so much of it sounds completely different from every thing else over decades if you go back to their beginning. That’s not to say you can’t find anything you think is terrible, but I would be surprised if you have exposed yourself to all the different aspects of their catalogue to say it’s terrible and not come across anything you like. The Band’s gooddness doesn’t seem relevant.

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July 24, 2015 on Grateful Dead Farewell Concerts Were The Most-Watched Music PPV Event Ever

No other movie in recent history has shown so close to literally the entire story of film in a preview than this one.

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July 23, 2015 on Watch Meryl Streep Sing A Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice Song From Ricki And The Flash

Sweating While Iodizing Salt Healthily…oh different abbreviation joke thread

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July 22, 2015 on N.W.A Reunion Tour Rumored With Eminem As Honorary Member

Hold on there before you drag Bonnaroo’s name in the mud.

First of all Feldman was part of the Cinema Tent, not just a normal musical act second of all look at this experience:
Bonnaroo Cinema is proud to welcome Corey Feldman live in person for The Ultimate Corey Feldman Party, featuring the first ever appearance of the new Corey Feldman & The Angels, the World’s First All Blonde Lingerie Model Female Band, plus interactive Quote-Along screenings celebrating beloved classics The Goonies (30th anniversary!) and The Lost Boys, and a Q&A with Corey.

The novelty of this experience far surpasses a simple crappy set from a washed up actors crappy band. Every single thing about this is so damn novel down to the fact that it was their first show.

Also, and take a deep breathe for this, “His upcoming double album Angelic 2 The Core, featuring cameos by Doc Ice, Kaya Jones, Fred Durst and Snoop Dogg, includes his biggest hit song “Ascension Millennium” the video for which has been viewed millions of times.”

Before you get to the amazing features you treated with the fact that it is a double album AND that amazing title.

God damn this is something special.

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July 21, 2015 on Minor League Baseball Team Apologizes For Corey Feldman Concert

I think there have been a couple of cases brought against them for copying songs. Nevertheless, the original artists sharing blame does not really make what BEP do any less weak. It’s not about sampling music ad creating something new with its own identity . It’s just repackaging the catchy parts of songs and making money. It’s smart, they get the rights(for the most part). It’s just nothing more than a kidsbop record. I don’t hate sampling I hate lazy sampling. IMO songs shouldn’t be carried by the sample and a lot of good producers do it, it irks me that Kanye does it sometimes, but not even close to what BEP, but that’s because I don’t really think they care. It’d just be nice to hear them say it as clear as day just one time, we are not in the business of creating art we are in the business of making the most money off of other people’s songs as we possibly can. Pretty stupid ass thing to rant about, but it’s not always about hating the crime sometimes you just want the criminal to own it and that’s all.

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July 20, 2015 on Erykah Badu Accuses Black Eyed Peas Of Stealing Her Video Concept

So which do you miss more, not knowing when musicians are trash or when Cee-Lo made music that was enjoyable?

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July 20, 2015 on CeeLo Green’s “Robin Williams” Is Some Craven Shit

Can you imagine how different things would have played out if Tupac had ever fully endorsed and heavily participated in a remake of his album using only cat sounds?

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July 18, 2015 on Meow The Jewels – “Meowrly”

Nobody talk to this guy…cred too low

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July 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Wilco Star Wars

Seems like a big assumption to say that this era of hip hop will be summed up as being that sub-genre that is popular right now. There are plenty popular sub-genres of the 90’s that are definitely associated with the era, but don’t really define the era as much as the people considered to be the best at the time.

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July 17, 2015 on Stream Future DS2

Honestly, I do not get into Future or Young Thug either, but you could not pick out 2 current artists from most genres that you don’t really like that much?

My tastes definitely leans towards older stuff in all genres really, but there are a lot of reasons for that, but you always got to look for the good stuff especially in while it’s coming out, with older stuff you have already had a lot of help sifting and getting rid of the crap. Everyone’s different, but TPAB is one of my favorite rap albums for the past decade for sure.

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July 17, 2015 on Stream Future DS2


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July 16, 2015 on Download Wilco’s Surprise New Album Star Wars

All of this gives Empire so much more leeway to be even more over-the top then before. You literally couldn’t have written these this whole thing to play out more ridiculously than it already is.

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July 16, 2015 on Cash Money Records Suing Tidal, Jay Z For $50M Over The Free Weezy Album

Her response doesn’t just address the issues of inaction during the rape, but even the more egregious allegations about what Jett and Currie participated
“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 in the months after the fact: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.” ”

Of course, it’s impossible for us to know what actually happened through any of this, but at the same time it’s not a matter of one party forgetting the events of one night. There are a lot of things that do not sound good about this whole situation, but in my opinion Fuchs’ reasoning, justification, and really defense of her bandmates and everyone else affected by the incident is even more impressive than her opening up about the event. There are so many shitty things about these events and unfortunately huge aspect of shitiness is that there’s never a clear 100% certified version of the story for so many reasons and that can add even more trauma and frustration to all involved.

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July 16, 2015 on Watch The Runaways’ Jackie Fox Discuss Kim Fowley Rape Story On Crime Time

It makes sense that there is controversy over contradicting accounts of the incident, but that does not mean there should be automatic heavy judgement targeting Jett and Currie.
If you have not gotten the chance you should read Fuch’s statement about her band mates’ responses because it’s pretty reasonable and doesn’t try to shame them in any way.
“I know some people watching the online drama unfold have been discouraged by the lack of support I’ve received from my former bandmates. To which I can only say that I hope you never have to walk in their shoes. My rape was traumatic for everyone, not just me, and everyone deals with trauma in their own way and time. It took exceptional courage for many of the witnesses to talk frankly about how they felt. Most have apologized to me for their inaction that night — apologies that have been unnecessary, though welcome.

My rape also left scars on Victory and the other people who only experienced indirectly what happened that night. It can’t have been easy to listen to the way the band treated me after I left (treatment I was mercifully unaware of at the time). All I can say about what was said and done is that my bandmates were children who’d witnessed something criminal and tragic. I’ve no doubt they were dealing with it as best they were able. They had no responsible adults to guide them – only a rapist and his apologists.

If I am disappointed in one thing, it is that the story has become about who knew what when and who did or didn’t do what. That isn’t the story at all. It would be nice if everyone who was there the night I was raped could talk about how it has affected them over the years. But if they don’t want to talk it about, I respect that. It’s taken me years to talk about it without shame. I can only imagine what it must have been like to have watched it happen.

I only wish that if my bandmates can’t remember what happened that night – or if they just remember it differently –they would stick simply to saying that. By asserting that if they’d witnessed my rape, they’d have done something about it, they perpetuate the very myth I was trying to dispel when I decided to tell my story. Being a passive bystander is not a “crime.” All of us have been passive bystanders at some point in our lives.
If we have any hope at all of putting an end to incidents like these, we need to stop doubting the accusers and start holding rapists, abusers and bullies accountable. What we don’t need to do is point fingers at those who weren’t to blame for their actions.”

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July 16, 2015 on Watch The Runaways’ Jackie Fox Discuss Kim Fowley Rape Story On Crime Time

I liked the name, I don’t mind the new name. I like the band. I like Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s response. I understand the reasoning for the change and feel it was expressed clearly with a good spirit. I really enjoyed seeing them live. I believe these are all of my opinions on this story.

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July 15, 2015 on Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Change Name To JR JR

It’s also interesting that we know Inception jokes don’t automatically come to people’s minds in times like these anymore.

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

Oh, but it’s cool when The Birds do it? Pssh, you guys

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