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Got you, suckas!
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March 24, 2015 on The Strokes Saw Bowfinger To Calm Down Before Their First Gig
Gotcha. Can we agree both parties were acting dumb?
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March 24, 2015 on David Crosby Drives Into Jogger At 55 MPH
To be fair to the victim here, the above text makes no mention that Mr Crosby was in fact traveling the speed limit on a 55 mph highway, it says he was traveling 55 mph on a highway when he struck a jogger. That highway could be 45 or even 35 mph. I don't see how anyone would be foolish enough to purposely step in front of a car going that fast. Maybe if he were turning the corner in a parking lot at 25 mph, but calling this a Slippin Jimmy is kind of outrageous.
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March 24, 2015 on David Crosby Drives Into Jogger At 55 MPH
"I was blinded by the sun..." So slow the fuck down. It's like he's never driven in, you know, the sun before... or something.
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March 23, 2015 on David Crosby Drives Into Jogger At 55 MPH
The same way they controlled all of those burned CD's that used Napster.
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March 19, 2015 on Marvin Gaye’s Family Now Wants Money From T.I., Too
Yea, I mean, I read the situation well enough I suppose... just surprised that a lot of the 'gum crowd isn't feeling it. Kind of a change of topic, but it's kind of interesting listening to this album with his rising media status in mind. If his trajectory holds (in terms of both pop music status and as a burgeoning target in pop media), we may look back on this record and really wonder where the "old" Tobias went. With that in mind, I'm seeing him play next week. Apparently a no frills ordeal. Just him and his piano. Tickets were $12. I have no doubt it'll be memorable.
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March 17, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon
Wow, really surprised at the overall negative reaction here... and for once I agree with AOTW. I love this thing. I also don't really agree with Doris's above comment about "getting this far because of connections." He sent out demo's, it got picked up by someone who liked it, and he pushed forward with it. Wasn't that, like, THE DREAM of nearly every artist since the inception of rock n roll? Maybe Goon just hit me the right way the past two days. Where I am in life, what the past few months have been like, fuck, even what the weather has been like since yesterday. It just all gels. Also, Crocodile Tears. Yes to that song.
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March 17, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon
He produced all but two tracks, my man. Ariel Rechtshaid and Patrick Carney each did a track too.
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March 17, 2015 on Watch Tobias Jesso Jr. Play Conan With A Huge String Section & Danielle Haim
This performance is awesome, and he sells his message so well. I finally had the opportunity to hear the entire album last night when the vinyl came in the mail, and it's stunning. I don't care much or how little he sounds like Randy Newman and Harry Nilsson, TJJ is good and the album is solid as oak front to back. JR White's work on this is everything we've come to expect from him, but I think that conversation can be had in another (probable) post about Goon. Superlative.
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March 17, 2015 on Watch Tobias Jesso Jr. Play Conan With A Huge String Section & Danielle Haim
Weird, dysfunctional families. That's who.
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March 12, 2015 on Slipknot Guitarist Stabbed In The Head By His Brother
Brothers just like to injure each other in weird ways. It's rarely malevolent, but I'm also not sure that feeling ever goes away.
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March 12, 2015 on Slipknot Guitarist Stabbed In The Head By His Brother
One time in high school, after a small disagreement, my brother slapped me in the face with a butter knife that had mayo on it. True story. Sometimes that's just how brothers roll.
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March 12, 2015 on Slipknot Guitarist Stabbed In The Head By His Brother
Word! That's awesome. I guess I'll remain patient and just assume anything I see floating around the internet will infest my computer with digital spiders.
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March 11, 2015 on Sufjan Stevens – “Should Have Known Better”
Dammit, I wish I didn't know there was a leak. With that I'm not sure if I can wait three weeks for the vinyl to arrive. Curses!
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March 11, 2015 on Sufjan Stevens – “Should Have Known Better”
It seems to me less of a return to form as a new approach to certain styles he's used over the past 12 or so years.
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March 11, 2015 on Sufjan Stevens – “Should Have Known Better”
"Let me look at ya, let me look at ya, ohhh I'm pumpin' fresh blood for ya."
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March 10, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Heems Eat Pray Thug
Dammit, was hoping for a nice write-up for Fresh Blood, my AOTW.
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March 10, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Heems Eat Pray Thug
That is a very good question, and I'm glad you asked it. I can't answer it, but I'm still glad you asked.
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March 9, 2015 on Gang Of Four Comment On Viet Cong Name Controversy
Also, the since the little symbol doo-dads aren't explained... * Cayucas or Leon Bridges + Hamilton Leithauser (!) ^ Family of the Year
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March 9, 2015 on Lord Huron – “The World Ender” (Stereogum Premiere)
Fool for Love is also a very good track that dropped... two weeks ago? Anyway, I'm confident this'll be a good'un.
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March 9, 2015 on Lord Huron – “The World Ender” (Stereogum Premiere)