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I’m a little late to this party but felt the need to comment..

Man oh man… I’m really not a Lorde fan either but geez, caaaalm down. I get what you’re saying, but I also understand the principle on why they did what they did – it makes sense when you really think about it – and honestly, it is worth getting yourself this riled up over it? They still had Kim Gordon and Joan Jett perform as well, so you can at least be satisfied with that.

And I’m old enough to have “been around when Nirvana came out” so don’t make that assumption. I’m just saying to step off the soap box – it happened, there’s nothing you can change about it, move on.

Ugh, couldn’t agree with you more. I really wanted to watch that first video of Stipe inducting them, but it was literally giving me motion sickness as I’m trying to sit here and eat lunch while watching it. Is it really that hard to hold the damn phone steady? And if I heard the person filming say “yep, yep” one more time in the background, I was gonna lose it, so I just stopped watching it all together.

HBO will be airing the whole ceremony on May 31st though so I’ll definitely be tuning into that!

 +4Posted on Apr 8th | re: Album Of The Week: EMA The Future's Void (22 comments)

It’s been an awesome new music Tuesday! Have yet to check out EMA’s release, but I’ll get to it tomorrow.

I received Pup’s self-titled 12″ in the mail yesterday and have been listening to it non-stop ever since. I know it was released in Canada last year, but I didn’t get around to purchasing it until they had the pre-order for the US version. Can’t recommend it enough; up-beat, gritty, fast, punch-in-your face punk. It’s up there in my top 5 releases of the year thus far.

I’m also diggin’ Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time, the new OFF!, and I don’t see them mentioned on Tom’s list but also Donovan Wolfington’s Scary Stories You Tell In The Dark. Start with the song “Keef Ripper,” absolutely fantastic.

 +1Posted on Apr 8th | re: Smash Turns 20 (27 comments)

Best selling indie release of all time? Well, I just learned something new today… totally would have never guessed that.

I have a soft spot for the Offspring. Sure, people mock their corny pop-punk tunes and Dexter when he had his white-boy dreads, but this album single-handedly got me into the different breeds of punk. Smash led me to Pennywise’s Full Circle, which then led me to the masterpiece that is Rancid’s Out Come The Wolves, and the rest is history for then on. Everyone in my 7th grade class at the time worshiped Dookie, but I was partial Smash… in turn, causing many of debates between the grade-school-era me and my classmates. To this day, I still prefer the Offspring to Green Day.

However, my favorite release from them will always be Ixnay On The Hombre, followed closely by Ignition. Songs like “All I Want” and “Session” will pop up on my iPod from time to time and – if I’m driving – I can’t help but push my foot down on the gas peddle a little more, windows rolled down on a hot summer day, pat my steering wheel to the beat, and belt out the words with a smile.

Aaaand… if I would of just scrolled down… I would have seen that Scott beat me to my explanation to you RJ. haha whoops. Ah well, +1 to the awesome Saul meme anyway ;)

That’s totally true… Paul met his wife at Coachella. He’s a huge music-head like all of us, I’ve read dozens of articles about his love of Radiohead and attending as many music fests as he can. For that, I love the guy even more than I already did due to his stellar performance as Jesse Pinkman.

 0Posted on Mar 27th | re: Lollapalooza Lineup 2014 (72 comments)

Aw… Failure <3 So happy that band reunited. And, strangely, they're also opening for Tool on their upcoming tour.

 +1Posted on Mar 27th | re: Lollapalooza Lineup 2014 (72 comments)

Not idea who Sebastian Ingrosso is… but Zedd and Krewella are EDM. I thought the whole EDM craze was kinda coming to a halt lately but I guess not. :-/

 0Posted on Mar 27th | re: Lollapalooza Lineup 2014 (72 comments)

I live in Chicago… and while I understand your point and get it – I definitely don’t consider Lolla some small, artsy fest, never have – as a Chicagoan, it’s sometimes frustrating that Lolla nabs some of the artists you’ve been waiting to see for a year and then you’re kinda forced to shell out the money to see a smaller form of a show you’d wanna see from an artist because they won’t be back in your neck of the woods for quite a while after that.

That’s my only issue with it. Well, that, and like many people have said upthread… the crowd at Lolla can be a total turnoff. It’s definitely not a lot of people going for the pure music aspect… it a lot people talking loudly over the artist about nothing relevant and making sure they instragram and tweet constantly instead of just enjoying the music itself.

 +1Posted on Mar 26th | re: Lollapalooza Lineup 2014 (72 comments)

Chicago-love fist-bumps to both you guys ;)