Comments from onceler

Well, I've never found "but they'll make a lot of $$$, so it's bad!!" to be a very persuasive argument as to why a beloved band shouldn't reunite for a tour. That's even dumber than saying artists shouldn't sell songs for commercial purposes. But, I also never cared very much about G'n'R in the first place, so, meh.
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November 18, 2015 on Here’s Why I’d Hate A Guns N’ Roses Reunion
scariest = laura jane sexiest = bethany funniest = snoop/jenny lewis (tie) not a costume = riff raff most unexpectadly un-naked = guess
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November 1, 2015 on Here’s What Your Favorite Bands Wore For Halloween 2015
Did anyone actually listen to this interview? Yeah he says he thought the Pixies were "unremarkable". Note, that doesn't equate to "hate". They, as a band, didn't blow him away. He also says he "loves" Kim Deal, and is "very close" to her and thinks she is a "genius". You can just feel the hate and curmudgeonliness oozing out of the mic!!! OMG! And he pretty well explains his attitudes toward production for bands, which is that he deliberately does not try to make himself part of their creative process the way most producers do, that he thinks doing so is "inappropriate", and that he thinks that in such a role, he is not entitled to royalties that accrue from the music, which if his process has worked, is just the band sounding as good as they can. I dunno how many of y'all have gone into a studio and had a producer drop all kinds of cutesy bulls#it into your music, but it's quite annoying and even hurtful at times. I think he's got the right attitude there. That said, I don't think I've ever even heard one Big Black song, couldn't name one Steve Albini song off the top of my head. I just happened to have actually listened to this interview and enjoyed its content. Me-ow.
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October 29, 2015 on Listen To Steve Albini On Marc Maron’s WTF
ha! I never had cable back then so never saw that vid, but yeeaahhh, that is highly incongruous.
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October 9, 2015 on Rock Hall 2016 Nominees Include The Smiths, NIN, N.W.A, Janet Jackson
the current Pope has already shuffled abuses around to new parishes to prey on new children, just like his predecessors. he does not call for them to face any legal action, just like his predecessors. they have ALL claimed there would be "accountability", but there has actually been very little. and he met with Kim Davis specifically to "thank her for her courage". Her "courage" in demonizing and abusing gay people, even though she's on her 4th marriage after 3 divorces. Antony *already was* calling the Pope out on his actions.
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September 30, 2015 on Antony Calls Pope Francis “Shameful And Pathetic” For Meeting With Kim Davis
i will upvote anything that properly makes fun of the big bang theory. it is the worst.
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September 14, 2015 on Lil Wayne Says He’s Still A Better Rapper Than Drake: “I Annihilate That Guy”
yup, conservatives aren't merely intolerant racists who want to force religion on people, deprive all non-white non-males of their rights and destroy education, they are also, to a man, terrible managers of money. the GOP simply doesn't understand basic macroeconomic theory. they haven't had a national candidate who was fiscally sound since Eisenhower. Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Reagan and now this whole clown-car of dipsh!t$ - all terrible with budgets and spending, all would seek to defund valuable health & safety services, all interested in bombing and killing any non-Americans they can bomb or kill to goose the weapons-making/arms-trading industries... The idea that the Right are 'good with money' is a very silly, and also very stupid one. They have proven themselves well beyond incompetent at finance over and over.
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September 11, 2015 on Grace Jones Memoir Disses Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, & Other “Middle Of The Road” Artists
meh. appetite has 2 great songs (sweet child o'mine, welcome to the jungle), 2 second-tier good songs (paradise city, mr brownstone), and then a bunch of filler.
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August 23, 2015 on Axl Rose & Slash May Be Making Up
yeah, the horses can go, and so can the weird, bogus 'native americans' who are almost certainly not Native Americans...
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July 13, 2015 on Deadmau5 Slams David Guetta For Using Live Horses In Ibiza Club Show
yeah, I had that same exact experience. also don't forget that 'Drown' as a single came out between Gish and SD, and I was really hoping for more of that type of awesomeness on the new album. and then it just sounded like, uh, grunge. the songs on Siamese Dream that people think are the most beautiful, like say 'Disarm', I find unlistenable. just awful, to my ears, Corgan's mosquito-whine voice just squirts ammonia all over the music. "the killer in me is the killer in you....send this smile over to you..." what? I don't understand what they mean, and I could really give a fuck.
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June 20, 2015 on Watch Billy Corgan Play A Medley Of Every Song From Gish In 3 Minutes
Damn Stereolab were the fucking best. I miss them so! Songs I would put on the list - Ping Pong, Wow & Flutter, Parsec, Miss Modular, Outer Accelerator, Tomorrow is Already Here, uh...frankly it would be best to just calculate in total how many songs Stereolab made and then make a 'top ___' list out of all of them. I don't think there's a Stereolab song I don't at least like...
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May 28, 2015 on The 10 Best Stereolab Songs
yes, the Horrors. personally I'd put them 3rd on my list, which would be 1) the National, 2) Cut/copy, 3) the Horrors, 4) Arcade Fire, 5) Animal Collective, to name 5. I don't hate the Killers, some catchy/fun songs in there. but I don't think they have an album that could stand up to the Horrors' 'Primary Colours' as a song cycle.
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May 19, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Are The Best Band From The Last 15 Years
Chairs Missing really is so great. Those first 3 albums are all magical, but Chairs Missing is nearly perfectly conceived & executed. Probably the album I've listened to in its entirety more than any other in my 40 years of existence.
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April 23, 2015 on 01. Chairs Missing (1978)
all 3 albums are pretty radically different from one another
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April 23, 2015 on Wire Albums From Worst To Best
I particularly love 'she's my girl'...
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April 2, 2015 on Ariel Pink Albums From Worst To Best
I'll have to look for some live versions. it's such an insane piece of music.
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April 2, 2015 on Ariel Pink Albums From Worst To Best
Hee hee, I do think "Are you going to look out for my boys" is Pink's greatest song. I'm glad to see it getting mentioned repeatedly here. Who else on Earth could have made that song? Who could even cover it credibly? That said, numerous possible re-orderings of this list above are seconded. I think that album by album is not the best way to analyze this guy though. You could do a '50 best tracks by Ariel Pink' and it would still be hard to narrow it down enough, but it would probably illustrate better what his deal seems to be. IMO.
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April 1, 2015 on House Arrest (2002)
weird how little this breakdown delves into the musicality of any of these albums. there are interesting things to be said about some of the tracks beyond just what they immediately sound like.... and no mention of Nile Rodgers' influence on 'Virgin...'? his autobiography made me re-like her a lot more again. anyhoo... 1. tie - Like a Virgin / True Blue 3. Like a Prayer 4. Madonna 5. Ray of Light 6. Erotica 7. Bedtime Stories ...the rest are tied for last.
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March 19, 2015 on Like A Prayer (1989)
we have gone so far down the wrong fork in this road now, we don't know what's down or up. this isn't like the worst thing happening in the world right now, but it is crazy. we are crazy. we have lost our damn minds on this issue. I don't get any of it. while many of us can get behind the idea that Robin Thicke and Pharrell should both be punished, in some way, for some of their recent output, this taking money for micro-segments of songs that bear a resemblance to other micro-segments of songs is some bullshit.
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March 16, 2015 on Marvin Gaye’s Family Thinks Pharrell Ripped Them Off On “Happy,” Too