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 -1Posted on Aug 5th, 2014 | re: Watch Spoon Bring Otherworldly Swagger To The Tonight Show (7 comments)

I love this song. Someone needs to mash it up with Beck’s Deadweight for a dooo-dooo masterpiece.

It’s the song of a woman keening over her lost daughter and it is excellent. Beatles fans have been angry and humorless about Yoko forever and although she is a serious artist, she also employs humor – the two are not mutually exclusive. The Redd Kross side project Tater Totz incited a crowd of Beatles fans with this song at BeatleFest in 1988. The hilarious video is on YouTube.

 +3Posted on May 27th, 2014 | re: Spoon Sign To Loma Vista, Will Play New Songs At Summer Festivals (8 comments)

For all the money spent carpet bombing the world with Reflektor promotions, it sold less than The Suburbs. So, it seems major labels are still able to spend piles of money which is then deducted from the artist’s earnings.

 +3Posted on Apr 11th, 2014 | re: Watch Video From Nirvana & Friends' Secret Show At Saint Vitus Last Night (10 comments)

I can’t believe they didn’t invite Michael.

 0Posted on Apr 2nd, 2014 | re: Courtney Love Reunites Classic Hole Lineup (14 comments)

Auf Der Maur didn’t play on the album. She joined after Kristen Pfaff died of an overdose.

 -1Posted on Mar 18th, 2013 | re: DIIV: "Fuck SXSW" (52 comments)

That’s a guy?

 +7Posted on Mar 4th, 2013 | re: Amanda Palmer's TED Talk: What We Learned (53 comments)

I stopped reading after the words:”living statue” mime. Does it get even grosser?

Now I’ll watch a Monistat commercial on YouTube, just to clean my brain.

 +3Posted on Oct 2nd, 2012 | re: Grizzly Bear Are Not Rich (181 comments)

I read the Stereogum Turntable interview where Ed discusses getting together to start recording the album after not seeing each other for 8 months. Most folks don’t take 8 month breaks every 2 years. Grizzly Bear doesn’t have a crazy touring schedule. I sympathize with them – while wishing I could take 8 month breaks, travel, record and write songs in Mexico. There are some perks. I’m sure having a house in NYC would be perkier. Is listening to their album on MOG acceptable if I only like it and don’t love it?

 0Posted on Sep 27th, 2012 | re: Sea Change Turns 10 (43 comments)

I think Sea Change became popular 5 years later, when the cover and some songs were included on every Mac in Apple stores. I’d love to see the SoundScan figures for sales-by-year. The initial release was met with disappointment but I think the appreciation has deservedly grown over the years.