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AH! Thanks for the heads up! They didn’t have the Yuma tent when I went in 2012 so that’s completely new to me. I really wanted to see Bonobo anyway so if I can’t get in to see Jaar, it won’t be a big deal.

Tents with lines are laaaaame.

Overall I’m very pleased with the schedule. Once again, Coachella prove that they’re second to none in the scheduling game. Even with some of the conflicts, you can always find a way to overlap and see a little of everybody. Unless you’re MGMT because Future Islands no duh.

What I Like XCX Style:

–NaS doing “Illmatic” at midnight Saturday night. How can that not be anything short of legendary?

–Nic Jaar & Jules are surprising (well, maybe not THAT surprising) and very welcome late additions. Definitely had to do a double take for the Pixies… in a tent. Far cry from the mainstage pre-Radiohead 10 years ago.

–Washed Out into Future Islands during sundown IN A TENT (*phew*) on Saturday will be one of my favorite moments. I knew I’d have to get to Future Islands a band early to get as close as I want to get, so I’m thrilled that it’s Washed Out. Always nice when the band you want to sit through to see another is a band you already enjoy.

–No Knife and OutKast conflict for the most part. Super glad they didn’t pull a Fever Ray / JAY Z conflict like they did in 2010.

Shit I Don’t Like Keef Style:

–Saturday’s conflicts from about 9:40 to Midnight. Saturday night is usually a clusterfuck so I’m not shocked, but I really wanted to see DARKSIDE and Mogwai and I feel I need to see Pharrell in case he brings Daft Punk out. He won’t, but what if he did? WHAT IF!?

–Most bands I want to see are on the Outdoor Stage during the daylight. Looks like I’ll need two bottles of sunscreen.

That’s about it. Not bad at all. However, I’m going to go ahead and place bets on Foxygen having a LITERAL meltdown at 1:45pm on the Outdoor Stage. I’ll have to read about it / hear about it after the fact but it seems ripe for another one of their classic fuck ups.

 +7Posted on Apr 8th | re: Album Of The Week: EMA The Future's Void (22 comments)


 +20Posted on Apr 8th | re: Smash Turns 20 (27 comments)

“You stupid dumbshit goddamn MOTHERFUCKER!”

I recall that being the baddest lyric around in the mid 90s.

“The exact plans for Nirvana’s performance remains a tightly guarded secret.”


“Nobody tell Courtney!”

I remember reading that Aaron Paul met his wife at Coachella. I was under the impression he liked music festivals and am a little confused that he doesn’t just buy a ticket and go. But then again, if they were paying me to go to Coachella I’d probably prefer that route too.

DeVille, we gonna party this weekend? Stereogum meet up?

 +1Posted on Apr 7th | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (13 comments)

Kurt Loder: Very Much Alive

 +10Posted on Apr 6th | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (13 comments)

That Kurt Loder quote reminded me of a movie quote based on another rock journalist portrayed by ANOTHER artist that passed too soon:

“You CANNOT make friends with the rock stars. That’s what’s important. If you’re a rock journalist – first, you will never get paid much. But you will get free records from the record company. And they’ll buy you drinks, you’ll meet girls, they’ll try to fly you places for free, offer you drugs… I know. It sounds great. But they are not your friends. These are people who want you to write sanctimonious stories about the genius of the rock stars, and they will ruin rock and roll and strangle everything we love about it.”

 +3Posted on Apr 3rd | re: The Cure's Robert Smith Goes Nuts On Guardian Critic (31 comments)

GULP! CAN’T resist:

“Dude, you’re article sucks…” Great way to kick off a complaint about someone’s writing! I know you know what a contraction is because of a line later on in YOUR complaint: “Robert didn’t ‘go nuts’ on anybody.” Didn’t = did not. CORRECT USAGE! You’re = you are. INCORRECT USAGE!

Even funnier is in the middle of YOUR complaint when you gift us with this line: “…by rephrasing your being an honest writer?” Oh man, nothing is sweeter than somebody attempting to use both “you’re” AND “your” in the same post and fucking them BOTH up. YOU’RE clearly confused.

Whether you have a valid point or not about Tom’s writing is irrelevant when you CAN’T (as in can not. Contractions, remember?) even string a grammatically correct sentence together. Even if YOU’RE capable of using the words lambast and douche properly in the same post.