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I love the music, too. This upcoming album is great. But, it is kind of dark stuff.

He is putting out some deep introspective lyrical content, but it is masked in his performance as an entertaining songman. Which I really appreciate and like as a fan of his music and the performance. Others will go for “the show” as I said. “Hey, come check this dude out, hes crazzzzzzy”. Which is dismissive of the music and ultimately labels the act.

Is he OK with people not getting it and just going to see him be on stage? You know, maybe it doesn’t matter, but when “the act” becomes old to people, which, again, I enjoy it, but when the masses move on I wonder if he will feel validated if that happens.

Will he ultimately feel like he is perceived as a caricature by most by being sincerely engrossing? Maybe its just a joke that he is the only one in on and happy with that.

I’m not saying anything to be critical I just wonder how the whole FJM act will progress as his next album is about to come out and hopefully he is properly appreciated.

He’s riding a dangerous and potentially self destructive line. But, the interesting thing is that it is not of his own creation. I don’t think. Meaning, are people coming to see the act or to see “the show”? Something that can be posted on social media as a trophy more than actually living in the moment.

These albums seem to play out like the diary of a sad clown, and maybe he is just playing this persona and he doesn’t really care about how he is perceived by the crowd, but ultimately is J. Tillman ok with creating this image that could ultimately be looked at as a caricature more than an artist?

Maybe, hes just a nihilist, and it really doesn’t matter.

 +14Posted on Jan 26th | re: Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year (108 comments)

Ya’ll saying that Howard Stern is polarizing?

Look, its about context. Anything that is written can be used however a site wants to create buzz and attention for their site.

News flash Howard is a tall, ugly, small pee peed man. He says it daily. He likes others that make it like he has with little beauty. A back handed compliment may be a bit much, but honesty is a rarity in this moral high ground society.

Get over yourself.

 0Posted on Jan 16th | re: Mark Knopfler - "Beryl" (4 comments)

Most slept on times infinity.

 +3Posted on Jan 7th | re: Coachella Vs. Governors Ball: The 2015 Lineup War (72 comments)

Luckily there are plenty of white kids in this world.

 0Posted on Dec 1st, 2014 | re: Watch Mac DeMarco Get Tortured On The Eric Andre Show (20 comments)

Was that Bob Log?

 +7Posted on Dec 1st, 2014 | re: Lana Del Rey Announces "Endless Summer Tour" With Courtney Love (17 comments)

What could go wrong??????

 +1Posted on Oct 30th, 2014 | re: Preview Foo Fighters' New Song "Congregation" (3 comments)

I wish I cared about Dave Grohl as much as people wanted me to care about Dave Grohl.

 0Posted on Jul 28th, 2014 | re: Premature Evaluation: Spoon They Want My Soul (100 comments)

I think that just like everyone should go back and listen to “Transference” they should also give “Expo 87″ another turn and hope for a second coming of Wolf Parade.

 +1Posted on Jul 25th, 2014 | re: DOOM & Bishop Nehru - "Om" (2 comments)

This marriage is about as perfect as it gets.