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Oh man, Geggy Tah and I have a very strange history. In 2002-ish, my now-erstwhile, emotionally abusive step-father gave me their second album as a shallow attempt to curry some favor with me. It didn't really work and my adolescent stepparent-induced angst was sorta vindicated years later almost a decade later after my mother's long-overdue divorce from him. All that being said, I find myself listening to Sacred Cow once a year and really enjoying it. It's pretty fun. My ex-step-dad's still really shitty towards whole family, but his decidedly weird gift choice is probably the least shitty thing he did.
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May 16, 2016 on It’s Weird ’90s Week
Jimmy Pardo's gonna be so bummed out when he hears this.
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February 8, 2016 on Frustrated Peter Cetera Backs Out Of Rock Hall’s Chicago Reunion
"[Kit-Kat bit]" - Mitch Hedberg
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October 23, 2015 on Tom Ford Releasing Drake Lipstick
"...that Bar[r]ack Obama [is] far and away..." Sorry guys, I just got off working two weeks straight so I'm a little drunk.
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October 10, 2015 on Watch Barack Obama Give Kanye West Some Campaign Advice At DNC Fundraiser
Politics aside, I think we can all agree that Barack Obama far and away the coolest president we've had (in recent history). I guess you could argue your Bill Clinton playing sax on Arsenio or your JFK sleeping with Marilyn Monroe. But Barry O looks to me like an approachable, genuine, friendly person with a better-than-working knowledge of art and pop culture and a willingness to be in-on-the-joke, even if it's at his own expense. He just seems like a REAL COOL DUDE and goddammit if I won't miss the heck out of him when he's gone.
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October 10, 2015 on Watch Barack Obama Give Kanye West Some Campaign Advice At DNC Fundraiser
I'm late to this party, but ever since I moved back in with my mother and heard my younger brother listening to this band, I've had this ache: what about this band is less cool than WHY? "Alopecia" is still one of my favorite records from the 00s—despite WHY?'s arguable recent decline in quality—but something about Twenty One Pilots grates on my nerves even though there's some serious similarities between the two. Nasal rapping about feelings, genre-hopping, somewhat esoteric feeling-talking.
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May 28, 2015 on The Week In Pop: Meet Twenty One Pilots, The Biggest Band You’ve Never Heard Of
Here's an HQ version without the "L-L-L-L-LA LEAKERS!": https://soundcloud.com/atlaspeak/flying-lotus-feat-kendrick-lamar-never-catch-me This shit is next level.
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September 3, 2014 on Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
It's always nice to see him break his postmodern irony schtick. There's a great clip of Sonic Youth doing "100%" in '92. They all end up flailing on the ground by the end of the song, then Letterman steps in and has no idea what to say.
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March 6, 2014 on Letterman’s Turned Future Islands’ Performance Into A Meme
Late Night-era Fallon gives Letterman a run for his money. Odd Future at their peak? tUnE-yArDs w/ the Roots? The D-Plan's reunion? Questo's unabashed admiration of Stanier after that Battles performance? Great stuff. Really makes you wonder what the hell SNL is doing wrong.
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March 6, 2014 on Letterman’s Turned Future Islands’ Performance Into A Meme
"Ringleader" and "You Are the Quarry" in last places!? No, no, no.
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December 10, 2013 on Morrissey Albums From Worst To Best
Awww c'mon, Underscore, you can't tell me you don't get just a little excited when you hear "IT'S BEEEN..."
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December 10, 2013 on Heart, Willie Nelson, Barenaked Ladies Cancel SeaWorld Shows Amid Blackfish Controversy
"Dark Roast is Brewing at My House"
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December 4, 2013 on James Murphy Reveals His New Espresso
" I don’t need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There’s only one you." D'AWWWWWWWW!
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November 22, 2013 on Ezra Koenig Weighs In On “Selfies”
I'm using your comment to go off on a petite morning-coffee-fueled tirade: I'm so sick and tired of goddamned cynics and Joyless Jeans getting all up in magic's business. Sure it's goofy. Of course it's fake. And yeah a lot of professional magicians have a wildly underserved self-seriousness about them that's noxious to the max. BUT IS IT FUN? Hell yeah. So next time I'm walking down the street in Manhattan (or Vegas or Montréal or wherever it is that magicians do their thing) and I stop amongst a gathering crowd to watch a guy with no shirt on pulling a card out of his ear, I better not hear a self-satisfied guy with a Don DeLillo novel tucked in his jacket pocket mumble, "Well he obviously just had the card hidden in his hand the whole time." I don't care to know how the trick works, I just want to know that it does work and that it brought some small wonder in my life for a few seconds. On a happier note: The stereotypical delight that many Black people display at magic tricks is contagious and wonderful and I love it.
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November 21, 2013 on Watch Kanye West Pull An Icepick Out Of David Blaine’s Hand
This is one of those nights (aside from Pats + Bruins games) that I really regret not shelling out for cable. Hulu, don't fail me now!
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September 29, 2013 on Watch Arcade Fire On SNL: “Reflektor,” “Afterlife,” And “New Cast Member Or Arcade Fire?”
For real! The beat on "Mother's Talk" is gigantic. I wish my thrift store vinyl copy of it weren't so scratched up.
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August 20, 2013 on Tears For Fears – “Ready To Start” (Arcade Fire Cover)