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If you want to stand still and simply hear music listen to an album on your record player. A concert should be an experience, and you don’t really get that at a rock show if everyone just stands there staring blankly at the stage.

In the last month I’ve only been to two shows but they could not have been more different. One was Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Red Rocks. Both bands sounded pretty great and NIN’s live show was obviously fantastic, but overall it was a rather dull experience because the crowd of mostly middle aged bro’s and hard rock dudes just stood there drinking beer and talking through both sets. The other show was Mac Demarco at a fairly small theatre in Denver, and that was one of the best times I’ve had in my life. The crowd packed the place full from front to back and there was so much energy coming from both the crowd and Mac and his band. It was a blast. Constant movement and dancing and crowd surfing and just a lot of fun.

So what I’m getting at is generally the more energy a crowd puts into a show, the more fun the show is going to be both for them and the performer. I’m not saying Mac Demarco is a better performer or musician than Trent Reznor, but I had a hell of a lot more fun watching him in the middle of a wave of people having the time of their lives than I did watching Trent put on a great show from the middle of a sea of dudes twice my age mildly bobbing their heads to Nine Inch Nails songs.

 +1Posted on Jul 21st | re: Spoon - "Do You" Video (4 comments)

Great video

I’m also gonna be at the Red Rocks show and agree the venue will more than make up for the bands lack 0f a “spectacle” stage show. Red Rocks is a spectacle all on its own.

What the hell?!?!? Are you guys arguing here while we’re supposed to be celebrating peace?!?!? That’s it. I didn’t want to have to do this, but I’m declaring war on the both of you. See you in hell.

 +2Posted on Jul 17th | re: MTV Announces 2014 VMA Nominees (19 comments)

Agree 100%, pop music today sucks. And when I say pop music I don’t mean all music that could be considered pop, I mean the big business music products that are being sold to the masses today. As much as I’ve tried I’ve never been able to find the redeeming qualities of these Beyonces or Justin Timberlakes or Lana Del Reys that are being aggressively sold to us by record labels and the likes of Rolling Stone or Pitchfork or Stereogum. It’s all bullshit and it’s all about selling a product to whoever turns out to be willing to buy it.

Are we sure that Slash and Duff haven’t pissed away millions on drugs at some point?

 0Posted on Jul 14th | re: Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Admits She Lied (73 comments)

Well yeah but ideally the truth eventually comes out. Like if the accusation ends up being proven true the rapist is punished, and if the accusation turns out to be a lie then the accuser is punished. I want to make it clear I have next to no knowledge on the laws surrounding these kind of things so for all I know I could be describing a system that is more or less already in place.

 +10Posted on Jul 14th | re: Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Admits She Lied (73 comments)

No, if there’s no proof of anything then no one is charged. This asshole publicly admitted that she lied and threw an accusation at Conor that will affect how some people look at him for the rest of his in the name of getting attention. I don’t know, I just feel like something this serious going unpunished would be absurd.

OPN should be cool, but I really Wish my show had gotten DEP.

 +20Posted on Jul 14th | re: Conor Oberst Rape Accuser Admits She Lied (73 comments)

Honestly I feel like something like this warrants jail time for her. She could have destroyed Conor’s career, ruined his public image, landed him in legal trouble, and last but not least this kind of bullshit is why real rape accusations are sometimes doubted. I’m not gonna come right out and call her a human piece of shit, but if a piece of shit were human it would probably publicly accuse celebrities of rape for attention.