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I can sort of see that, but it doesn't need to be "scientific" to be measurable. They also measure income, poverty status, various bits of housing data, and things that can be subjective but have been coded to be measurable. Asking race is essentially asking "which political boundaries are your ancestors from?" I'd imagine that in time something to the extent of 'Second Wave American Native' will be an option. But to not stray too far from the point of the article, Portlandia is hilarious and Fred Armisen is great.
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September 30, 2016 on Portland’s Real-Life Feminist Bookstore: “Fuck Portlandia”
According to the US Census, that would be 2/3 white.
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September 30, 2016 on Portland’s Real-Life Feminist Bookstore: “Fuck Portlandia”
"She clings to me like cellophane..."
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September 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Blink-182 Songs
Well it would seem the comment box doesn't like the less than three sign.
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September 26, 2016 on Stream Itasca Open To Chance
Top 5 in agreeance. Also woulda probably put Wendy Clear in the top 10.
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September 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Blink-182 Songs
That's oddly and sadly probably true. And it might legitimately be effective (affective ?) in my home county, which has the highest rate of Trump supporters in the state.
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September 23, 2016 on Bruce Springsteen & Bono Explain Why Donald Trump Is Dangerous
Yea! Or the one about him ditching his normal raga/blues set in and doing a ragtime set to piss off a room full of "hipsters" in Philly (who he hated), and it backfiring when they were completely entranced with his playing. Dr. Ragtime is probably my immediate favorite of the reissues, but you really can't get better than the 1-2 punch of "Spirits in the House" into "Dark was the Night" on S/T.
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September 20, 2016 on Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well Care
Yessss, Dr. Ragtime is so, so very good. Can't wait for the ones I ordered to arrive. There was also a nice feature in NPR on the reissues.
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September 20, 2016 on Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well Care
Anyone been listening to the Jack Rose reissues?
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September 20, 2016 on Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well Care
That's pretty bad. Although I dunno if anything beats Volkswagen ripping Beach House. "I'll watch over youuuuuuuuuu"
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September 16, 2016 on Apple’s iOS 10 Music Rips Off Sleigh Bells Too
I think he is/was a "ya gotta see the live show, mannnnn" kind of artist -- the studio recordings kind of flatted his playing. Saw him on the Continuum stadium tour back in '07 (at the time I was younger than 20, 10 years later I think I get a pass on that) and still think he is a very earnest performer. Much of his music may be garbage, but he sincerely believes in his garbage.
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September 16, 2016 on Trying To Make Sense Of John Mayer’s Career, 10 Years After Continuum
Like a lot of blues guitar players he's overly obsessed with his clean/dirty tone. If he just freaked his sound the fuck out a bit he could make some killer albums that are still guitar centric.
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September 16, 2016 on Trying To Make Sense Of John Mayer’s Career, 10 Years After Continuum
Was just about to post about this. I honestly think I remember reading back around 2006 something that was basically a confession of this. He know blues rock wouldn't sell at the time, needed to get in and established, and then do the blues thing.
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September 16, 2016 on Trying To Make Sense Of John Mayer’s Career, 10 Years After Continuum
I kinda felt the same way about it ebbing and flowing, but dammit if I won't listen to Pattern Walks over and over and over. What a fine track.
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September 16, 2016 on Dylan Baldi Talks “Slowed Down,” “Vocal-Heavy” New Cloud Nothings Album
I wouldn't dismiss Chris Thile just yet. Dude's an incredibly smart musician, and if you've seen him play live it's clear by his banter and rapport with the audience he'd be good at hosting something like this. I have faith it'll be great.
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September 15, 2016 on Jack White To Play Premiere Of A Prairie Home Companion 2.0
I definitely understand the ambivalence with Sky Blue Sky, but bringing up Kicking Television kind of reinforces my idea of Nels' biggest strength in the band -- elevating the live performance. I think a good example is Side with the Seeds. A pretty average song on Sky Blue Sky, but the difference in vibe and energy between the album recording and the Ashes of American Flags DVD recording is absolutely astounding.
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September 7, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Wilco Schmilco
I have heard My Woman and it is very, very good.
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August 26, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Yea, although I think a longer think piece is in order. The Guardian article was more of a "hey this is happening, here's some music to listen to" kind of thing. I also think it would be worth really digging into the influences of the resurgence. Jack Rose wasn't just a rehash of John Fahey, but was heavily influenced by raga and gospel music in addition to being more closely tethered to Appalachian mountain music than Fahey ever was. And Ryley Walker's inclusion of Chicago jazz musicians creating something that's kind of reminiscent of Nick Drake and Bert Jansch, but still sounds distinctly American. Basically, that it's not all just more of the same.
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August 26, 2016 on Stream Nathan Bowles Whole & Cloven
Worth noting, Nathan Bowles played in Pelt with Jack Rose. Dude's been around the block.
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August 26, 2016 on Stream Nathan Bowles Whole & Cloven
Super pumped for that Itasca release too. PoB has been on fire the past two years.
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August 26, 2016 on Stream Nathan Bowles Whole & Cloven
The Guardian did a piece a few weeks ago, but I think 'Gum should do something too! https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jul/28/theres-a-hunger-for-the-next-frontier-the-new-cosmic-americana-gram-parsons
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August 26, 2016 on Stream Nathan Bowles Whole & Cloven
I agree. Although I -- selfishly perhaps -- want these songs to be so much longer than they are. Especially hearing Phil Cook do that super Allman-esque slide solo on Biloxi... that one could go on forever.
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August 24, 2016 on Hiss Golden Messenger – “Tell Her I’m Just Dancing” Video
Sharp eye. Loved those Carvin catalogs. Couldn't afford shit at the time, but I liked looking at them.
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August 22, 2016 on Joni Mitchell Makes First Public Appearance Since Hospitalization Last Year
Reminds me of Beezleboss from Pick of Destiny
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August 18, 2016 on Metallica – “Hardwired” Video
Damn, what a track. Perfect blending of his earlier, rawer finger picking and the lush arrangements from Dark Bird. Really loved those horn flourishes.
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August 17, 2016 on The Tallest Man On Earth – “Rivers”