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I worked at the radio station in Irvine for a lot of years. So weird seeing that city's name on this site haha. I miss tacos...
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February 19, 2016 on Ye’s The Boss: Is The Life Of Pablo Kanye’s Born In The U.S.A.?
I'd say Labor Days or the Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives EP. I agree with Squee, though: don't start with Bazooka Tooth. It's lyrically and vocally fantastic, but Aesop's production misses the mark; it's a tough starting point.
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February 17, 2016 on Aesop Rock – “Rings” Video
I think Justin Vernon has made an art out of using Antares' vocal processing tools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvp305B9FoQ
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February 14, 2016 on Watch Kanye West Bring The Life Of Pablo And Lose A Rap Battle To Kyle Mooney On SNL
Had the privilege of attending last year. They're creating something special up there in Eau Claire and this line-up looks to be in that same spirit. It's tough to make the commute from Japan but hopefully the stars align for me to return to the river. The consolation will be seeing Bon Iver in a couple weeks in Tokyo!
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February 7, 2016 on Eaux Claires 2016 Lineup Cassette Teases Justin Vernon With James Blake, Bruce Hornsby, National & Arcade Fire Members, More
Yesss... missed the last post and didn't know they had a new one in the works. This made my day.
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February 3, 2016 on Matmos – “Ultimate Care II Excerpt Three” Video
I used to think that line was dumb until one day, years after the song came out, it dawned on me that ancient Egyptians revered cats and even mummified and buried them.
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January 25, 2016 on Kanye West Reveals Tracklist To SWISH, The Best Album Of All Time
I didn't use Siri until the "Hey, Siri" feature came out. Now I scream things at her all the time while driving; it's great for text messaging in LA traffic.
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October 26, 2015 on Siri Limits Answers For People Who Don’t Subscribe To Apple Music
I'm wondering if there's some semantic quirk that they've overlooked in the Siri software*. I just asked Siri to "search the web for the number one song in the US in March 1983" and she gave me the same list that appears in the screenshot. *naive thinking with these corporations, but you never know.
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October 26, 2015 on Siri Limits Answers For People Who Don’t Subscribe To Apple Music
Yes. And frustratingly so as the melody never resolves itself.
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August 7, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Aside from the biggies, my highlights from yesterday were Colin Stetson (the man is superhuman; he never ceases to amaze me) and Melt-Banana (as a part-time Tokyo denizen, it was nice to have a taste of "home" deep in the Midwest). I have to admit to being more than a bit frustrated Friday morning with seemingly endless shuttle delays and long line after long line, but the first performance I caught quickly alleviated all the tension. That set was from The Lone Bellow, who I'd never heard before. The crowd was sparse but rapt and the collaboration with the Blind Boys of Alabama was a thing of beauty. The Blind Boys set later in the day really touched me and I had a blast at Doomtree. The Tallest Man set was great as well—used to seeing him in small spaces, but the dude has more than enough charisma and chops to pull off late-day festival billing. The few who stuck around to see Francis and the Lights instead of marching up the hill were treated with a strong performance. I'll stop or I'll keep rambling. Been to many festivals in the last 20+ years and this one was truly special. Amazing sound, production, performances, community, everything. More than worth the risk of heat stroke.
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July 19, 2015 on Watch Bon Iver Debut Two New Songs At Eaux Claires Festival
I live abroad for most of the year and KDAY is approaching the In-N-Out level of "things I miss the most about LA." There's something wonderful about hopping in the car, rolling down the windows, blasting KDAY, and basking in the nostalgia and dirty air. SiriusXM has a solid throwback station called "Backspin" which I listen to sometimes overseas.
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June 17, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Classic Rap Radio Is The Best Shit Ever
"Holy shit / I'm God's manure." - classic Wayne
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June 3, 2015 on Lil Wayne – “Glory”
This song is great. Need more bands to fill the WU LYF vacuum. Also, I wonder if they know they spelled Kaiju wrong on their album art. Perhaps it's intentional.
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May 28, 2015 on It Looks Sad. – “Creature” (Stereogum Premiere)
Waffle Sound Wasted Hors-d'oeuvres Une Année Sans Légumière
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May 7, 2015 on Arcade Fire Are Opening A Restaurant
So, A&M is taking advantage of the untimely death of a man to further profit off of an album recorded in response to the untimely death of a man. Nice.
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April 11, 2015 on Legal Fight Brews Over Temple Of The Dog Master Tapes
Monday night in Tokyo just got a lot more exciting!
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March 16, 2015 on Surprise! Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Is Out Now
Amber Coffman (of Dirty Projectors) has a solo record in the works that I'm curious/excited about.
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December 22, 2014 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015