Pete Fontaine

Comments from Pete Fontaine

This was the first concert I ever saw. They were opening up for The Smashing Pumpkins on the Mellon Collie tour. Good times.

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August 14, 2015 on Garbage Turns 20

I just became a huge Michael Anthony fan. Seriously, kudos to him for taking the high road and not lowering himself to all of this bullshit. I wish we’d see more of that.

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June 22, 2015 on Sammy Hagar Defends Michael Anthony: “Fuck You Eddie Van Halen … You’re A Liar”

I laughed at this comment, but I will not up-vote it, because I am cheering for the Warriors.

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June 15, 2015 on Watch Metallica Play The National Anthem Before NBA Finals Game 5

Amen. Those Carrie & Lowell songs were so good live. One of the best concerts I’ve seen in a while.

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June 12, 2015 on Watch Sufjan Stevens Perform His Unreleased Noise Track “Harsh Noise”

It’s weird seeing him perform a Pearl Jam song without the rest of Pearl Jam. I wonder why the rest of the band wasn’t there?

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May 19, 2015 on Watch Eddie Vedder Sing “Better Man” For Letterman’s Third-To-Last Show

Poor Beck. The guy can’t accept an award at an awards ceremony without somebody with a much bigger ego upstaging him.

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March 24, 2015 on Van Halen To Play Jimmy Kimmel In First U.S. TV Performance With David Lee Roth

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