Comments from Pete Fontaine

Marisa Tomei's character was blind in that movie? One of us is remembering that movie way wrong.
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February 5, 2015 on Marisa Tomei’s Parents Are Suing Sean Lennon For $10M Over A Tree
Very good live, in my opinion.
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February 2, 2015 on Matthew E. White – “Tranquility”
As I was reading this article, I was planning to comment that I think Vitalogy has held up the best of anything in their catalogue over time. But then I got to these sentences, with which I totally agree: "If there’s any era of Pearl Jam’s career that a more indie-oriented listener can get behind today, it’s the era that begins with Vitalogy. The rawness here feels less dated than the muscularly slick rock of Vs. or Ten, and it’s easier to get behind something that sounds this lived-in." Good article.
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November 21, 2014 on Vitalogy Turns 20
Sorry - Faircloth, not Fairchild.
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July 15, 2014 on Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Admits She Lied
Conor already did sue her, for libel. My guess (and I don't know this for sure, I'm just speculating) is that this notarized statement was released by Fairchild as part of a settlement agreement, and Oberst will now drop the suit.
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July 15, 2014 on Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Admits She Lied
On the plus side, it's good to see Moby making a comeback. Right?
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July 7, 2014 on Wayne Coyne & Miley Cyrus Did All The Drugs And Made This NSFW Movie With Moby
I've never gotten into Death Grips, but this piques my interest. I'll have to check this out.
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June 9, 2014 on Björk Confirms Death Grips Collab: “I Am Thrilled To Be Their ‘Found Object'”
Dick Litman, I love your posts. They're good posts, but it's also in large part because I read everyone of them in my head in the voice of Don Draper.
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May 10, 2014 on Patrick Carney Is Still Pissed At “Fucking Irresponsible Asshole” Justin Bieber
I am not ashamed: I love this album. Not loved. Love. Well, maybe I am a little ashamed, because liking Live has become such a shameful endeavor; but I do love it nonetheless. I actually just listened to it a week or so ago for the first time in years. Some goofy lyrics? Sure. Overly earnest? Definitely. But I still think it's great. Live's career trajectory was weird and, ultimately, quite unfortunate. I think the band's own severe trajectory toward crapiness (crappyness?) is one of the reasons they're today remembered as "being a de-evolutionary step on the path from Pearl Jam to Creed," as Chris put it. But I can't help but think that this album would be remembered much differently if they hadn't released anything afterward. I think if they had just stopped here, they wouldn't have garnered so much ill will, and people might be able to discuss this album without having such a bad taste in their mouths.
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April 18, 2014 on Throwing Copper Turns 20
This showed up on my Facebook news feed this morning with the picture (including what looks like children's handwriting of the word "plane"), the heading "Courtney Love thinks she's found Malaysia Airlines Flight 370." It was posted under "The Onion via the A.V. Club." My brain skipped right over the "A.V. Club" part and I totally did think it was an Onion article because, c'mon, there's no way this could be a real story. Right? Well I'll be damned.
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March 18, 2014 on Courtney Love Solves Missing Malaysian Plane Mystery
Cool! Just down the road. I know C-Ville well.
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March 12, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream
Tom - do you live in Richmond?? Just caught your reference to central Virginia and last week's random-ass snowstorm.
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March 11, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream
Me too, man. I feel like that one frequently gets overlooked, and I can never understand why.
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March 11, 2014 on The 10 Best Hold Steady Songs
One of my favorite graffitis I saw from last year was "'FORGIVE KANYE." I like to think there are enough happy vibes at Bonnaroo that people will have moved on. At least I hope so.
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February 21, 2014 on Bonnaroo Lineup 2014
I know. I don't know how I feel about that.
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January 28, 2014 on Vampy Weeks Thought Trent Reznor Was Pissed At Them!!
I think Editor's Choice is a real honor. Top rated is comment is like commercial success; Editor's Choice is like critical praise.
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January 20, 2014 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I know a lot of people hate on the Eagles, and I'm not saying that I'm a fan (I'm not), but isn't Hotel California a good song, at least? I've always really liked it.
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January 3, 2014 on Your Worst Nightmare: A 407-Ft. “Hotel California” Vinyl Record
This is more like deli meat. Like a thinly sliced pastrami. Maybe even just a chicken salad.
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December 19, 2013 on Trent Reznor, Wayne Coyne Throw Shade At Arcade Fire
Thank you, Ben. I was starting to get worried that I was going to have to type something lengthy.
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November 25, 2013 on Beastie Boys Accuse Viral Toy Commercial Of Copyright Infringement
Also, Eddie is definitely doing his part to keep our nation's tambourine manufacturers in business.
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November 18, 2013 on Watch Pearl Jam, Carrie Brownstein, & St. Vincent Cover Neil Young In Dallas