Comments from the3penguins

One of Bruce Springsteen's early bands used to have two guys who just sat at onstage playing checkers at every show.
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January 12, 2012 on Top 10 Bands With Members Who Don’t Play Anything
This topic indirectly led me to his NBC promo for this year's awards. Yikes! That grin, those huge photos of Depp/Jolie…yech!
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January 11, 2012 on Duh Aficionado Magazine: Ricky Gervais Is An Asshole
First song "Beth," second song "Rest."
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January 11, 2012 on Bon Iver To Make SNL Debut; What Should They Play?
No doubt this displays shocking ignorance, but what show is that and how can I watch every episode immediately?
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January 3, 2012 on Welcome To 2012
Pretty good list, considering. I thought St. Vincent would make top 5, if not #1. Not that #11 is bad by any means, but they LOVED that record.
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December 16, 2011 on Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
Yeah, A+ throwing in those subtle Leno digs. Who then, true to form, responded with a fat joke ("Did you thank your personal trainer for NOT working you out?). You got him, Jay!
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December 16, 2011 on The Videogum “Louis C.K. Promise”: Louis C.K. On The Tonight Show
"download that entire four-song Daytrotter session for free" - nope, they charge $2/month now.
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December 13, 2011 on Hear Wilco’s “I Might” In Demo & Daytrotter Form
I would guess PJ Harvey? Not by much though.
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December 12, 2011 on SPIN’s 50 Best Albums Of 2011
Eh, I thought it was one of the worst episodes of the season (but it's been a pretty strong season, so that's okay). Katy Perry was fine, but I almost would have preferred her to be hilariously awful than just kind of boring. She was a good sport about everything she was in, but never really seemed to go for broke with the impressions or characters. Oh well. Next week Jimmy Fallon!!
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December 12, 2011 on Saturday Night Live: Katy Perry And Robyn
Not to be a stickler about this INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT topic, but the original Rebecca Black video probably had 20 times as many "dislikes" before she took it down and uploaded the new one on her account a few months ago. Rebecca Black For the…Win? Loss? They're both just terrible?
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December 9, 2011 on Rick Perry’s Hatred Is OUR Generation’s Rebecca Black’s “Friday”
Honestly, I think the fact that SuperHeavy made this list at all tops even that. Weird for anyone to take the position that Mick Jagger can do no wrong when there are MOUNTAINS of evidence refuting that.
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December 7, 2011 on Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums Of 2011
This, but leave out the "Kool-aid" bit.
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December 7, 2011 on It Is Almost Crazy How Much Rick Perry Knows What He’s Talking About
That's actually a pretty solid singles list.
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December 7, 2011 on NME’s 50 Best Albums Of 2011
I was surprised to see St. Vincent so far down too. I agree though - good album, not great. Overall an excellent list (even if I still don't quite understand the Drake hype). Is it too soon to assume Best Album of 2012 lists will be a Lana Del Rey sweep?
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December 5, 2011 on Stereogum’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
I used to drive 1.5 hours in college to go to shows at Higher Ground. A really great venue, by any city's standards. Saw the Roots there, Junior Brown, State Radio (ugh), Grace Potter, and a few others. In NY I can see a zillion bands any night of the week, but there was still something special about that Burlington venue behind the Quiznnos.
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December 2, 2011 on Area Codes: 802 – Burlington, VT
I disagree with a lot of this stuff, but I always support a list that has actual character. A lot of these lists end up feeling like a generic aggregate of every music writer in the world's opinion. I doubt we'll see such an eclectic Top 5 from Rolling Stone or P4k… 05 Josh T. Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen 04 White Denim – D 03 Metronomy – The English Riviera 02 Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest 01 PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
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November 29, 2011 on Uncut’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
For whatever reason, the British mags all LOVE him while the stateside music press ignores him. Strange given that his music seems so deeply rooted in strictly-American musical traditions (and he's from Texas).
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November 29, 2011 on Uncut’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
Hey, at least they didn't include Beady Eye. For a British rock mag, that's something like progress.
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November 29, 2011 on Q’s 50 Best Albums Of 2011
Pretty good for the first big list of the year. More surprises than I would have expected from one of the more prominent publications. Wonder if Spin or Rolling Stone will throw any such curveballs (doubtful).
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November 29, 2011 on Paste’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011
"an actual Michael Jackson impersonator" As opposed to what, a FAKE Michael Jackson impersonator?
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November 29, 2011 on Watch Das Racist Make Their TV Debut On Conan