Is it possible that this Walters requested to be left out so they diminished his role in future versions?
I am confused as to what was your overall plan. Mayberry wrote about the online messages she gets and you saw this as an opportunity to “point how how extremely black and white the entire issue has become”? As if someone in this post was telling you to stop saying a girl is attractive and that made you feel bad?
If you can murder your contemporaries through songwriting in folk music the way you can in rap music then yeah Sun Kil Moon is murdering step it up cass mccombs
Also I like how misogyny is passable but misinterpreting the film’s meaning is fucked up.
Also speaking out against the concept of labels is way less noble than speaking out against the prison industrial complex.
I like The Stand Ins more than The Stage Names because I’m crazy like that
Is it just me or are bands exploding at a faster rate these days
No one show him the In Rainbows track listing
I don’t think it’s that no one should talk to these guys, just that when they do, they ought to ask the tough, specific questions. So much of the Pythons press has this fear of making JP feel and handling him like a delicate flower. Which I guess makes sense if your aim is to be polite, but how are we going to “make up our own minds” when the language is so lawyered and all they ever say is “I was never charged” and “it’s complicated”? How about instead of asking how he’s dealing with all this negative energy being hurled upon him, ask him what parts of the police report are false? How are we supposed to interpret observed bruises & abrasions on both parties?
Maybe you’ll say it’s none of our business, but that never stops anything else in the rumor mill, and also someone seems to want to make it business with a PR campaign.
Because as we all know the only reason this album will go platinum is because it made a single reference to Nirvana.
Good list, I appreciate that you went for some of the non-LP tracks. Most of these would make my top 10, though not in this order.
Anyone with mystery will eventually reach a critical mass of hype and popularity. Basically he dropped one song, a lot of people liked it a lot. “Who is this guy?” “Has he got anything else?” “Is he coming out with something?” Silence. Then time passes, he drops another track, and everyone likes it a lot too. But still no concrete details about what he’s going to do.
This is the first time we’ve heard anything full, like finally opening the door after gazing through a keyhole.
Ignorance can be as harmful as hate, even though there is no malicious intent in there. In fact, no matter what your intent is, you can still cause harm and spread poison through the culture. If your intent is to not care about how you affect other humans, then that’s not too far from being hateful.
Yeah, if we count people playing an instrument on someone else’s album or coming up with certain parts as “featuring,” then a LOT of albums would have features. This kind of collaboration is surprisingly common when you look at any random band’s liner notes & credits.
Still excited though. Wonder what a cool drum machine part sounds like.
Haha, perhaps! I haven’t examined my intentions that deeply.
I just want to say I’m proud of you guys for avoiding hologram jokes thus far.
it’s cool I’m not mad you guys forgot to vote for Alice Glass
They’re definitely at a disadvantage, since the appeal of their newness has been replaced. It seems only “events” like a new Leonard Cohen album are recalled.
Yep. Very Rolling Stone.
Fundraiser to send Andrew WK to Bahrain anyway? Yeah? YEAH??
I was mostly aware of the DJ after realizing that the people had to keep dancing/celebrating for the cameras for a long time while they waited for Romney to concede and then Obama to speak. No wonder he ran out of songs. If I was picking music, I’d be freaking out about how to keep these clearly tired people swaying.
Builds enthusiasm, supports turnout, etc
I think artists dislike Spotify because the idea that it’s taking away paying customers, that no one’s buying albums because they can just listen to it on Spotify, and then they get mere pennies. But people are stealing music anyway. So if we approach it the way some artists approach illegal downloads — that is, using free music as a marketing tool to grow an audience that will hopefully become concert goers, t-shirt buyers and loyal fans — then Spotify is better than putting an EP on Megaupload. A curious potential fan who heard about your band on a blog isn’t downloading your EP on The Pirate Bay anymore, they’re checking it out on Spotify, and in that instance pennies > nothing.
It feels like Spotify wasn’t designed not to be your income, but a compromise between the free-for-all-eat-everything download culture and the labels that wish radio still made them bank. It feels like they want this to become the 21st century radio, except instead of 50 different songs being played every day, it’s now an infinite number of songs, and so they hope to aggregate the pennies from those plays into a decent payoff.
Either a billionaire father, or, from Sweden.
Also I feel like in all of these debates I have to put the disclaimer that I buy art all the time and I bought the new Grizzly on release please dont hunt me down oh god