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A less delusional person would've said "I've learned my lesson, I'm going to think long and hard about my projects and maybe stick to what I'm good at or go slow & steady." These guys, learning nothing, went "WE CAN STILL BE LEGENDS LET'S BUILD A CITY IN 12 MONTHS"
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May 1, 2017 on Fyre Fest-Goers Offered Tickets For Next Year In Lieu Of Refunds
I feel like this was bound to happen sometime in the music festival boom. Someone with no qualifications or experience except a grandiose vision of luxury and leisure tricks a bunch of people to go to a remote festival that doesn't even exist. But at least they got the aesthetic and marketing down! That's the fun stuff.
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April 28, 2017 on Fyre Fest: Ja Rule’s Luxury Weekend Postponed After Disastrous Start
Like the TLOP cover, it's imitatable. People will be making their own memes in this style soon enough, and I think that has some kind of value. It becomes its own distinct style and language -- no one's making parodies of the TPAB cover, but you see people redo the TLOP cover allt he time.
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April 12, 2017 on DAMN. Graphic Designer Explains Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Cover
Pass that pitch to FYF or, if it has to be a major, Bonnaroo. I bet they'd do it.
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April 10, 2017 on Coachella Apparently Passed On Kate Bush Because “No One Is Going To Understand It”
The lesson that people take *is* that the US immigration system is vastly complicated -- and that's the problem. It's completely unaccessible and the proper channels don't match up with the realities of the modern industry. It's easy to say, "Just get a P-1 visa" and people will think that means you fill out a 10 page form and wait a month. It's harder to explain that you need $460 plus an immigration lawyer fee if you want to be sure you're doing it right, enough press clippings to convince an examiner that doesn't read Stereogum that your band is notable, all of your show dates at indie venues planned out with signed deal memos, and ways to prove vague notions of prestige like commercial "success" and "starring" roles in "distinguished" "productions." No wonder people try to skirt that nightmare by rolling the dice with customs at the border. Now imagine you're not an indie band, you're just someone that was brought to the US as a kid and there's not even a "proper channel" available to you. The immigration system is a nightmare and this sudden uptick in cancelled SXSW performers should distribute that news.
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March 15, 2017 on US Customs Officials Issue Travel Advisory After SXSW Artists Denied Entry Into US
I don't even think of it as a "don't feed the trolls" thing, if he's doing something illegal I'm sure the attention from NYDN and TMZ have it covered. I just find it perplexing that the alternative media is going along with it too. Anything Shkreli does = news has become such an automatic standard that we're turning him into a regular music institution. How far are we from a big music blog interviewing him for his opinions on today's music like he's a music crit figure? He's sitting on a hard drive of unreleased music, and whenever he feels like his Twitch numbers are low he's going to play a minute of it, and we're all cool posting The Latest From Martin Shkreli? Like, people get annoyed when Father John Misty makes a funny instagram post and it's on every blog for a week. At least FJM makes something! At least he's a creator! At least Azealia Banks had an album!
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December 23, 2016 on Martin Shkreli Leaked A Track From Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V
If we really hate this guy, why do we have to dedicate a whole front page post to him every time he makes a squeak? At what point do we realize he's playing snippets for the attention and every time his face is plastered on the front of every major music news site, he's a little bit closer to getting his own E! series?
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December 23, 2016 on Martin Shkreli Leaked A Track From Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V
I think there is no One True Reason and One True Strategy and that people are mostly arguing for correct points
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November 23, 2016 on SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
>It's a joke about how the left were so concerned with treating everyone like special little snowflakes that they lost enough of their core supporters to lose the election How is this the most obvious conclusion instead of the dozens of other reasons that were just as easily weaknesses? What makes Hillary Clinton the SJW candidate more than Bernie Sanders, a guy who willingly gave spotlight and mic time to Black Lives Matter? It's like people are so worked up about what college kids are up to today that they want to make it the scapegoat and snuff it out entirely. Nevermind the Clinton trust issues, her huge unfavorability ratings, voter suppression, we're going to pin this squarely on too much hippie shit!
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November 23, 2016 on SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
In my metaphor liberalism isn't the ship, it's anti-racism/anti-sexism. The idea being, gender fluidity is all well and fun when you're winning but once you get some push back from the center and center-right it's time to tolerate less.
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November 23, 2016 on SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
Even that op-ed pays the faintest concern for class with barely a mention. It is 99% griping about how the author chafes at observing all this identity politics around him he didn't have to be aware of before. A class-based critique of identity politics would look more like this http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/what-ny-times-op-ed-writer-mark-lilla-gets-wrong-about-identity-liberalism which, in too many words not all of which i'd say myself, at least acknowledges that all sides play identity politics and pins identity anxiety as a symptom of capitalism's degradation of common good, rather than writing it off altogether.
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November 23, 2016 on SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
This joke doesn't even mention class. The joke is, we gave people too much leeway with gender identity and it we want to win we should cut it back. Everything else is stuff people are bringing. Everyone in the "laugh at yourself too" crowd would be more convincing to me if this was a joke about Clinton, or Bernie, or even just a righteous college students. It's a joke about gender identity instead. That separates it from jokes about Trump the person.
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November 23, 2016 on SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
Sometimes it seems like when push comes to shove a lot of self-identified liberals will gleefully abandon ship
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November 22, 2016 on SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
The most reliable way to get a headline is to ask any classic-rock-or-earlier artist their opinion on Kanye West
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October 12, 2016 on Q&A: David Crosby Talks Twitter, Streaming, Kanye, And His New Album Lighthouse
Why shouldn't they? The only reason not to is that we have a weird aversion about talking specifics about money in public, which is also just a way to keep people from comparing pay and getting an idea of the market rate. Now when a band gets an Epitaph offer they'll be able to compare it to what GLOSS got and evaluate it from there.
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September 12, 2016 on G.L.O.S.S. Explain Why They Turned Down A $50K Epitaph Deal
Wait didn't Father John Misty tell me I should be very skeptical of pop music
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September 9, 2016 on New Lady Gaga Album Also Features Father John Misty, Beck, Florence Welch, & Josh Homme
Does anyone remember James Figurine/Dntel's 55566688833? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN1wLod8VKk It must've had like a 3 year window of making sense and being modern
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August 16, 2016 on This Lana Del Rey Demo About BBM Sexting Could’ve Been The “E-Mail My Heart” Of 2011
You mean the drapes and rags? I wouldn't wear it either but I kind of understand the thought process. If a lot of fashion is just coopting lower class/blue collar clothing (from denim to v-necks to leather jackets) in a high fashion context, then maybe he was going for the year 2075 dystopia lower class.
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June 29, 2016 on Adidas & Kanye West Announce “Unprecedented New Alliance”
I'm sure this will be as successful as that MySpace relaunch a few years ago.
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June 15, 2016 on Rhapsody Is Changing Its Name To Napster
This is a little too "PRE-ORDER AT GAMESTOP" for an album.
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May 23, 2016 on Eminem’s Selling Bricks From His Childhood Home
He's just invalidated the entire hot take industry by reducing every possible think piece into one calm, casual line
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May 6, 2016 on Local News Interviews That Man Who Read A Book At A Beyoncé Concert
Looking forward to Death Grips on The View.
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April 19, 2016 on Watch Savages Play “Adore” On Ellen
Because its funnier. Pretty sure that joke/technique originated on the Daily Show/Colbert too.
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April 19, 2016 on Billy Corgan Returns To Infowars To “Demolish Social Justice Warrior Brainwashing”
That little swoop of hair island isn't fooling anyone Justin just shave it off
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April 3, 2016 on Watch Justin Vernon Speak At A Bernie Sanders Rally In Eau Claire
And then you press play on the tracks and it turns out they're all Jay Electronica songs
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March 3, 2016 on Spotify Leaks Info About Surprise Kendrick Lamar Album untitled unmastered.
Rock music changed. No band rose to the same level of fame, as the whole genre was outpaced by hip hop, pop and electronic music. Not necessarily in quality since that's subjective, but in terms of popularity and celebrity. With no new King of Bands to replace them, festivals that seek to be eclectic don't have very many options on headliners. So now the old genre kings are being installed as perennial institutions, and Coachella reaches even further back to get AC/DC & Guns & Roses.
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March 2, 2016 on Foo Fighters Promise Announcement Tonight Amidst Breakup Rumors
Looking forward to the Azealia Banks/Kid Rock/Chingy fundraising concert, it's gonna be so weird.
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February 1, 2016 on Kid Rock Endorses Donald Trump
Still miss Daniel Blumberg.
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January 13, 2016 on Yuck – “Hearts In Motion”