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I know how I feel about the lawsuit, and I feel that’s it’s ridiculous. One might even say, it’ll likely go up in smoke. Or not, because that’s not terribly funny.

Anyway, fuck the Doobie Brothers for doing this, or whomever is doing it on there behalf. I bet Michael McDonald would sing rather soulfully about how uncool this is. In the end, why they can’t just light a… joint, or a blunt, and just get high and be cool with each other? I’d use the other word, but I don’t want to get sued.

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July 27, 2015 on Doobie Brothers Corp. Sues Millionaire VC’s Cover Band

I don’t like (ha ha) Chief Keef or Rahm Emanuel, so fuck both of them. Keef is an outright imbecile, one of those people that want to complain even when people give them a hand (yelling at Kanye for doing a remix of Don’t Like?), and if he’s got outstanding warrants and wants to be part of the Chicago community, he should go back and make things right rather than trying to be an “outlaw” or whatever. As for Emanuel, I just don’t have anything positive to say about him, but I’m not trying to start a political argument so I’ll leave it there.

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July 23, 2015 on Banned By Chicago Mayor, Chief Keef Says Hologram Show Will Go On In A Secret Location

Problem with that picture is everyone is wondering about the Smiths shirt behind it with Will Smith terribly photoshopped into it. Still, GREAT SHIRT! I think it’s something Dave Grohl and Courtney Love could actually agree on as needing to come to retail. Hanson would probably like it too.

Anyone else less impressed at the Lisa Simpson shirt with the old Beasties logo on it?

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July 21, 2015 on Teen Unearths Previously Unseen Photos From Nirvana’s First Show

What happens next? Are Nas and Your Old Droog going to sit down and discuss who owns Nas’ voice and if there are licensing restrictions?

Ghost, get over yourself. You can’t publicly say you’re okay with someone and when they make an innocent comment get all holier-than-thou on them. I don’t think Bronson is right that he is “not rapping like this no more”, but I don’t think that’s a diss or anything. Seriously, if we’re going to talk about bad things Bronson has done, this wouldn’t even make the list. Is Ghost just mad he’s not on a major any more or getting hype like he used to?

I love Ghost and I love Bronson, and none of this is gonna change any of that. Ghost needs to calm down though. This isn’t Ghost vs. 50 Cent, this ain’t Wu-Tang vs. Bad Boy, this isn’t even KRS-One vs. PM Dawn (look it up for a laugh). Just accept that some people have voices and sometimes they can somewhat resemble each others. I’ve never mistaken Bronson’s raps for Ghost’s beyond a brief moment of “hey, doesn’t he sound like…?”. Hell, I had more trouble discerning Alanis Morissette’s voice from Meredith Brooks’ and Patti Rothberg’s voices in the nineties than telling the difference between Ghost and Bronson.

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July 20, 2015 on Ghostface Killah To Action Bronson: “Who Gives You The Right To Even Mention My Name?”

Just to clarify, when I wrote “what did I expect him to do?”, I was talking about Nathan. I would have hoped Dev would have written the whole occurrence out though.

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July 17, 2015 on Wavves Shares “Way Too Much,” Fights With His Label

As much as Twitter can be the lazy way to make your argument, how many people will read a full-length blog or website posting about their grievances? And no offense to the artists in question, but how many of them are going to sit down and write a perfectly penned statement of their issues? Twitter is a rather immediate portal for getting your angst out. But I do agree, especially when it comes to serious issues and statements. For example, Dev Hynes’ statement about being jumped at Lollapalooza should have been a full statement, not a bunch of angry tweets. And again, no offense to Nathan or any other artists, but what did I expect him to do? Write out a sparkling dichotomy of Warner Bros. alienation of himself and other similarly mismanaged artists?

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July 17, 2015 on Wavves Shares “Way Too Much,” Fights With His Label

I’ve had one too many tiny typos that I wish I could fix afterwards, so I totally feel your pain.

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July 17, 2015 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “Run Away With Me” Video

Her career, at least outside of Japan, is being ruined by idiocy on her label and manager’s parts. Why release the album two months early only in Japan? It’s like these idiots have never heard of the internet. Seriously guys, put her album out digitally and get it over with. It’ll be the best decision her handlers have made in forever.

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July 17, 2015 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “Run Away With Me” Video

Or sign with Sub Pop or Matador. Much better career path right there.

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July 17, 2015 on Wavves Shares “Way Too Much,” Fights With His Label

People can be whiny or whatever in this situation. Honestly, Warners knew who they were signing when they made the offer, and I’m sure the offer looked good enough on paper to Nathan for him to sign it, but what happens once you sign that deal and they want to promote you differently? Look what happened with Jeff The Brotherhood. Signed with Warners, had a bunch of problems, got unexpectedly dropped. Funny part was Warners had distributed their albums before they signed to they just went back to that agreement and everything has been gravy since.

If you’re a pop singer type person and the label thinks you can be the next Taylor Swift or whatever, fine, sign with a major, or if it’s a legitimate hands off agreement where the major does your promotion but they let you do your art, even better, but if they’re being goofy, forget about it. Seymour Stein, the head of Sire Records, is now a Vice President or some high-ranking staffer at Warner Bros., and as much as I respect the guy and the incredible music he put out, he’s not running his label, he’s running the boss’ label, and I fear anyone can get screwed when they’re in that kind of position.

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July 17, 2015 on Wavves Shares “Way Too Much,” Fights With His Label

A: This is Kid Rock we’re talking about, so what the hell did anyone expect? A well-reasoned, mature response? He’s such a douchenozzle, I just want him to take his money and go the hell away.

B: While the confederate flag can be seen as a symbol of racism and bigotry, isn’t all this attention taking away from the real issue, that being some piece of shit went into a black church and killed a bunch of innocent people? If anything, all this attention about getting rid of it is just a ploy to redirect attention away from the issue that can’t be solved, that being there are psycho idiots out there who do horrible things and, sadly, we can’t stop them. The confederate flag is hardly the cause of his unfathomable actions.

C: I liked what Killer Mike said about the confederate flag, that being he is alright with people having it up for their own personal use but it has no right being displayed alongside our governmental branches or the American flag. It’s a symbol, but it’s not the cause of the problem. If I didn’t get his message right, go ahead and downvote me, but I’m pretty sure I got the core essence of it spot on.

D: Once again, could Kid Rock just go away? If not for this, just on general need?

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July 10, 2015 on Duh, No Kid Rock Will Not Denounce The Confederate Flag

I got several downvotes on my last comment, which I really didn’t think was too negative or dumb, so I’m expecting the worst again, but…

Exclusives? Why not? Exclusives right now are the only reason the get psyched for these services. The idea of iTunes Radio wasn’t bad, what with their giant collection of music to stream and a built in user base, but making your service something that requires you to pay, especially when the competition doesn’t require such an act, makes it pretty redundant, so exclusives are the only thing they can do to separate themselves from the competition.

Wanna hate on Tidal? Okay, but I don’t think it’s that big a deal. All of the streaming platforms are just as bad or good as Tidal, and Apple Music is more of the same. Exclusives are the only thing they have going and they’re never going to carry a business model, at least not unless they have constant, high-profile exclusives, which even Apple can’t do.

So, yeah, I want exclusives, and I want the Andy and Elvis album too. Doesn’t mean either will be good, and doesn’t mean I’ll pay attention beyond a cursory examination, most likely via a site like Stereogum (or one of it’s competitors). And the exclusives, like everything else on the internet in this day and age, will quickly be available to non-users of the exclusive-featuring sites in question within minutes of their being made available for consumption.

All of this said, can you blame Apple for getting in on the game? They kind-of have to. I just wish they would have stuck to their original concept of a free service. Beats was a nice take on streaming radio, and buying it is kind-of a good idea, but taking away the free feature just makes everyone else look at Spotify.

Lastly, don’t forget, Spotify is losing money, lots of it.

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June 9, 2015 on Apple Music Announces Streaming Service, Beats 1 Radio, Connect Social Network

Okay, cool, but I would’ve really liked to see the rumored Kanye exclusive as a feature. It could still happen, but Andy Kaufman could re-emerge with Elvis and record an album of duets too.

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June 8, 2015 on Apple Music Announces Streaming Service, Beats 1 Radio, Connect Social Network

I don’t care about Disclosure or SBTRKT, but I have to call bullshit on SBTRKT’s dumbass claim that Disclosure ripped off their artwork. A little jealous about the amount of coverage Disclosure is getting? Who knows, but this is one of the dumbest claims I’ve seen in a long time.

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June 8, 2015 on SBTRKT Says Disclosure Copied His Artwork

That would be a lovely thing to imagine, his pulling English Dan and Mancini records from his personal collection. It sounds more like a Mr. Show sketch, the self-owned, overly-opinionated record store owner who runs his shop from his home and tries to convince everyone his questionable collection is utter gold.

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May 15, 2015 on VNYL Sliding: Why The “Netflix For Vinyl” Service Is Such A Mess

I’m definitely feeling a lot of your Instagram account photos. Some cool stuff in there. I mean, hey, I wouldn’t go for Kenny Rogers’ HBO special, but I saw 3rd Bass, Kanye West, Mos Def and plenty of other very cool stuff in there. I’d give that a shot.

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May 15, 2015 on VNYL Sliding: Why The “Netflix For Vinyl” Service Is Such A Mess

I’ll agree with all you say. Curation is a key word that is simply being misused here. And if someone said they liked LCD Soundsystem and all I had were older records to give them, I’d try to choose things with a synth or punk edge as opposed to Lionel Richie. I visited one of my favorite indie shops recently and found a copy of a German Nina Hagan record that I bought strictly based on the crazy artwork and Moroder being a co-producer on it. It’s okay, but I’d say it’s closer to the aesthetic we’re talking about than Lionel’s Dancing On The Ceiling or whatever.

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May 15, 2015 on VNYL Sliding: Why The “Netflix For Vinyl” Service Is Such A Mess

Okay, I’ll bite, as I’m genuinely interested. What is your service called and where can I take a look at it? I’d love to see someone making this concept work, and your post makes it sound like you’re having moderate success with it at the very least, which is good proof of concept.

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May 15, 2015 on VNYL Sliding: Why The “Netflix For Vinyl” Service Is Such A Mess

Okay, I’m prepared to get downvoted here, but…

On one hand I feel kinda band for this guy Alt and the VNYL people. It sounds like they got in over their heads and couldn’t get out of what they’d initially proposed. I bet they never imagined the success of their Kickstarter. That doesn’t forgive them for a complete lack of planning and research though.

This is the kind of story that reminds us all to be careful what we’re backing on Kickstarter and whatnot. I’m awaiting the eventual crowd-funding backlash if there are too many crap things happening.

To take it a step further, as I understand it, if they did use part of the $36,000 to fund the physical store, they still haven’t done anything wrong, and it’s probably the smartest thing they could do if they’d like a chance at turning VNYL into some sort of sustainable business. Whether or not that happens is left to be seen, but I think we have a reasonable idea of the end result.

So, VNYL, great concept but poor reality. And while I’m sure there are some people who are getting cool records, if at least only by their own standards (downvoting that one guy who liked his shipment is kinda cruel, but if it was Alt of a trojan poster, it’s what they’d deserve), it just doesn’t sound worth it. The cards have been played and everyone is leaving the table.

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May 14, 2015 on VNYL Sliding: Why The “Netflix For Vinyl” Service Is Such A Mess