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This is probably my worst conflict. That and Lou Reed -> Jane’s Addiction vs. Snoop Dog -> The Killers.
cant wait to see booker t and the dbts at taste of chicago!
AOTY so far for me is probably Passion Pit. As usual, Pitchfork favorites (this year its Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors) are either awful or completely unremarkable. I don’t get their taste. They must be really boring people to be moved by such boring music.
Dude Neil Pert is like so awesome dude like woah. Trust me on this, I’ve been playing drums for 38 years.
“Mixing ecstasy valium and xanax before having to play in front of thousands of people was one of the more poor decisions I’ve made”
How can anyone possibly defend this guy after a statement like this?
I’m pretty sure its understood we are talking about adults reading recreationally. Obviously children need to learn to read, but thanks for clearing that up just in case there was someone in here promoting illiteracy (there wasn’t).
What, exactly, is postmodern existentialism good for? I mean, besides mastering the art of acting like a prick. Outside of those books, the ideas they present are pretty fucking worthless.
Lets not turn this into a theological discussion. Second paragraph was pretty irrelevant.
Really? You’re going with the “omg ur blog comment is not perfect grammar u r stoopid” thing? Okay, you got me.
For the record, there are several grammatical errors in your trite response.
Reading and intelligence are not connected. Intelligence has to do mainly with critical reasoning one’s ability to understand information and apply it. You’re telling me that reading a Harry Potter novel affects these traits in ANY way? Because it doesn’t.
He doesn’t read, so why would he say that he does? Its not like reading makes you smart anyways. Most recreational readers I know read trashy murder mystery or fantasy novels that probably reduce their intelligence more than sharpen it.
Wow, so he doesn’t like reading. Why is everyone so offended? Are your parents books or something? Reading is boring. Some people don’t like being bored. Get over it.
this is so much better than the actual studio recording. their album is a little boring for me but i’d like to see them live.
His point about paparazzi photos is stupid. When you are chasing someone around and trying to get any photo you can with the few seconds they are in sight, you don’t take the time to measure the light and make sure you have perfect exposure and white balance settings and frame the shot artistically. You just take some pictures before they disappear.
And his trying and failing to compare this decade’s celebrities to those from a variety of different decades in the past is pretty bad too.
But Wayne is black and Yorke is English… its perfect!
the voice of this generation of this decade.
I, too, assumed for a while that In Rainbows’ massive popularity was due to it being a lot of people’s first Radiohead album. That was the only way I could explain the hysteria for such a mediocre collection of b-sides. But it also received fantastic reviews from critics across the board and form longtime fans. That I attribute to marketing and to the “fanboy” nature of Radiohead listeners.
Anyways, back on topic, In Rainbows WAS extremely disappointing to those of us who listened to it with an objective viewpoint and I’m looking forward to hearing whether IR will be looked back on as the beginning of Radiohead’s slow descent into irrelevance or just a hitch in their brilliant careers.
I hope I never meet this guy in real life.
Oh hey I took Public Speaking 101, too. In layman’s terms: wow, are you serious right now?
You are assuming that “innovation” means “shit music”. You must be to think Animal Collective are innovative. Or is repetitive, uninteresting electronic beats with repetitive, uninteresting vocal lines that are almost completely void of melody or phrasing or meaning laid over them really all that innovative to you?
…only because their music is so boring.
yes im well aware that they program their own shitty music. what i was getting at is they have a bunch of gear on those tables but they never really use it. its just funny. the one dude in the middle looks like he just holds one key down on the keyboard for the entire performance. maybe thats the key that makes the song play.
so do they just put random gear on those tables to make it look like they are doing something? because they obviously arent doing anything. also: this is awful.
Fantastic song off the best album of 2008 and one of the best albums of the past decade. Yes they are amazing live. And just, you know, amazing in general.