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Was just talking to a friend about how I was surprised it was so impossible to get a ticket to one of the chicago shows. They are doing 3 days at a stadium, that's a lot of seats. Wasn't the last dead show whenever the last time Jerry Garcia performed? Phil Lesh is 74, how good is he going to sound. And I like Trey but he isn't in the band, if he is singing it's basically a cover band. I'm sure if you are a hippy it's a really fun time but I can't see them sounding good, especially at such a huge venue. I guess I just underestimated deadheads' commitment.
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March 1, 2015 on The Grateful Dead’s Farewell Shows Are Being Scalped At $10k A Ticket
damn
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February 12, 2015 on Chromatics – “Just Like You”
"but a breeze that drifts like a breeze, dude?" I'm assuming this should have read "but a breeze that drifts like a breeze? Dude." Get it together mr. mayonaise.
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January 27, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Natalie Prass Natalie Prass
Didn't know you were gay, your comments are very masculine... I still say I encounter people all the time who I'm positive are gay and I'm not wrong very often. Not that I could prove it or that it would be possible to prove whether gay men or straight men as a whole are more "effemenate" (getting sick of that word) Anyways, knowing you are a gay dude I shouldn't have called your point of view ridiculous although I think it's ok if I'm not fully convinced. I don't think I'm ever going to use the word effeminate again though.
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January 27, 2015 on Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year
I noticed what I posted had ... in it after I posted it. I guess it's a more full quote, not the full quote. I still haven't heard his words but I did listen to his response to the controversy yesterday. Basically said he is used to people misquoting him for a headline and that he didn't think saying that somebody was gay was an insult and talked about his support for the gay community. Then he talked about getting in trouble for making fun of Aspergers and that he didn't even know what Aspergers was he just thought the word was funny because it had "Ass" and "Burgers" in it. IDK, I think he is entertaining as all hell. Of course he isn't for everyone and anybody has a right to think some of his less PC jokes (or any of his jokes) are unfunny, just don't come down on my for thinking that they are. Most of his audience can hear someone on the show doing a gay voice and understand that not all gay people talk like that. Also (while we are stereotyping) think about how many of his listeners are those East Coast meathead types we have all heard about. How many people has he opened up to the idea that being gay isn't something to be ashamed of and that we should encourage people to be themselves? And for those few people who don't know the difference between making a joke about something and actively being against it? To me that is on them, why should people who do understand nuance have to suffer? Certain subjects should be left to the professionals, I don't make gay jokes or black jokes, except maybe to a very select audience, because I'm not funny or clever enough to pull it off. But some people can pull it off, if it's funny it's funny, no matter the subject. For me the test for if a joke is good is whether or not it makes me laugh. Anything more would be overthinking.
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January 27, 2015 on Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year
The more I think about this the more ridiculous it is. You've never met someone and thought they were gay??
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January 27, 2015 on Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year
Listen, I live in a community with a significant gay population. I encounter people every day who I can tell are gay by the way they talk and move. They usually aren't flaming gay caricatures, most of the times its much more subtle, but I can tell. You can tell me about the definition of the word stereotype all night but you can't tell me this is all in my head. I also understand that some gay men are way more traditionally manly than me and I would never in a million years guess that they were gay. But my point is sometimes you can tell someone is gay because they have mannerisms that come off to some varying degree effeminate. Stereotype or not you can't tell me otherwise.
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January 27, 2015 on Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year
Here is the full quote Oh, is he gay? He looks gay to me. Not that anybody looks gay, but he does seem effeminate. Cool. I like that he’s chubby and gay. That’s why I love him. He’s one of those guys I feel like, he’s really good but I feel like that will be his only hit song… That’s how good that song is. He’s fat and gay and little girls worship him. That’s when you know you have a good song and a good voice… I’d like to get him in here and congratulate him on beating the odds." He says he thinks its funny that he is fat and gay and little girls worship him and that he would like to congratulate him on his success. C'mon...
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January 26, 2015 on Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year
Lest anyone think Stern is homophobic... I truly didn't know referring to a gay person as effeminate was offensive. A lot(not all) of gay people I know do have that gay accent and have some mannerisms that I would describe as effeminate. Is there a different word that would be more appropriate? I haven't heard the comments in context yet but I'm guessing he was commenting on how he has this beautiful voice but at the same time he is kind of a weird looking guy. No problem with SS responding but IDK if anyone needs to be outraged on his behalf. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if Smith will be a guest on the Stern show in the near future a la Lena Dunham.
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January 26, 2015 on Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year
I just like how in 2015 Paul McCartney and Steely Dan are cooler than they have been in years
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January 25, 2015 on Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
This comment really shows how racially tinged the word "thug" can be. What exactly did Kanye or Rihanna do to deserve to be called thugs? Think about some white starlets like Lindsay Lohan or even Miley Cyrus, both of them act way more out of hand than Rihanna. When was the last time anyone referred to one of them as a thug? Not saying we need to retire the word, but maybe consider what it means before using it and think about whether or not a person deserves is aside from being black.
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January 25, 2015 on Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
Is McCartney's guitar also denim?
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January 24, 2015 on Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
I was cracking up about the mixtape of the week, Angel Baby is my nickname for my cat.
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January 17, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I don't know if I ever went through a jam band phase... I remember an old roommate putting on a string cheese DVD once and thinking it was brutal. Never liked Umphrey's, Widespread, or Keller Williams(freaker by the speaker was a good song though). I was kind of into Moe. but even them, I saw them live once and was bored to tears. My point is I was a huge Phish fan, they are so much better than all those other bands. I've gotta listen the Billy Breaths again soon, I remember Rift and Story of the Ghost also being favorites. Pretty sure Lawn Boy and A Picture of Nectar were great as well and I listened to their new album for a week straight when it came out. I even saw them live 5-6 years ago after I had kind of started to grow out of them. I remember worrying that I wouldn't be into them anymore, at this point I had been reading pitchfork for a few years and had gotten into "cooler" or more critically acclaimed music, and guess what?? They fucking killed it! Yeah, their lyrics make no sense, but think about all the songs you like and what % of them do you know what they are about? Idk, I like Phish, leave Trey alone.
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January 16, 2015 on The Grateful Dead Reuniting For Farewell Shows With Phish Frontman
I actually love the way his voice sounds on this track, I like the autotune. No he doesn't have a traditionally good singing voice, and maybe its not even good in a non traditional way but he certainly makes it work here. I think the way the vocals sound are perfect for this track and for me the fact that he had to use autotune doesn't take anything away for me. An aside tho, what it McCartney taught him how to sing a little? If he worked on it he could get better. Working with PM could sent his career in a totally different trajectory.
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January 2, 2015 on Kanye West – “Only One” (Feat. Paul McCartney)
The best part is when you lose yourself in the song and forget that McCartney is playing the keyboard then you remember that McCartney is playing the keyboard.
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January 2, 2015 on Kanye West – “Only One” (Feat. Paul McCartney)
re #34, when you said "I’ll grab a breakfast burrito and a bloody mary" are you saying you have somewhere to get a to-go bloody mary? If that's the case it sounds awesome but it's probably for the best that I don't have access to that.
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December 31, 2014 on The 50 Best Stereogum Comments Of 2014
I actually never listened to "Seasons" until Pitchfork listed it as the #1 song of the year. Until then all I knew about Future Islands was one time I came across a FI concert pic on some random site where the lead singer was rocking what appeared to be a massive boner, which I then posted to the comments here. Anyways, my personal songs of the year list looks almost as silly w/o "Seasons" as the 'gum albums list looks w/o Black Messiah. I probably won't be posting much until all the year end lists come out next year, or at least until the Summer, so for now I'll wish you all... http://www.ecorazzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/ringo-starr-01-copy.jpg
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December 31, 2014 on The 50 Best Stereogum Comments Of 2014
How dare you steal my thunder a.j. You said you wished the D'Angelo album would come out, you predicted nothing! And shame on you Raptor Judas, I expected better
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December 15, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: D’Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah
I think the point was these were "premature" because it was a review before the album came out. In this instance the album came out last night so it isn't premature in that sense. Maybe would have been better off waiting a day and making this aotw?
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December 15, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: D’Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah