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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

I’m reading classic rock producer Ted Templeman’s newish memoir and it’s pretty interesting! For example, years before he produced or co-produced the first albums by Doobie Brothers, Montrose, and Van Halen, he and the rest of Harper’s Bizarre were on board the longest-ever hijacked flight. That could be a book in itself! Anyway, some of those early Doobie hits are pretty undeniable, and Templeman had to deal with a pain-in-the-ass Jeff “Skunk” Baxter to get ‘em made. Also did not realize that from the moment he discovered Van Halen and got them into Sunset Sound in ’77, Templeman was close to bringing in Sammy to replace Dave. From the get-go! Stereogum will try to bring you more book talk here going forward. For now you can share your thoughts on the work of Ted Templeman and engineer Donn Landee, or talk about your weekend plans, below.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  Scott Lapatine
Score:42 | Aug 14th

Late last night someone was downvoting every criticism of the new Miley Cyrus single.

It’s nice that she still has fan!

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#9  blochead
Score:43 | Aug 17th

My pal Caleb Tripp said it best. He’s probably the biggest Koz fan on the planet. And he said something to the effect of “This is somehow worse than when it typically happens. Because of the autobigraphical nature of his work these allegations sully the work even more. Like how can you listen to those songs and not think about how the guy singing them is actually a piece of shit?”

Fuck this guy forever.

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#8  Peter Gunz Sr. Esq.
Score:45 | Aug 19th

You’re absolutely right, I regret the comment already. I’m not a huge fan of Biden when he says dumb things a lot of times but he won’t actively be trying to kill people and make it somehow a political issue. Again I am wrong.

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#7  Sammy19
Score:45 | Aug 18th

2020 truly is a strange one in that I legitimately believe Justin Bieber’s (an artist I don’t give a shit about) defense of his allegations and I don’t believe Mark Kozelek’s (one of my favourite all time artists).

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#6  zipzerozilch
Score:47 | Aug 16th

yeah who else is tired of all these Jack Black articles!! (?)

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#5  StupidAsshole
Score:48 | Aug 15th

I’ll never talk shit about her again on here. Good for her.

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#4  pseudohipster
Score:53 | Aug 19th

Thought it worth creating a Gum account to say that as a T1 Diabetic who will probably die from either a) getting COVID or b) being denied healthcare: it’s not scaremongering at all

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#3  sandro
Score:53 | Aug 17th

The War on Drugs had a much better week than Mark Kozelek.

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#2  lormoor
Score:78 | Aug 18th

responding to sexual assault allegations by immediately hiring Bill Cosby’s lawyer is certainly… a move

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#1  Chazpod
Score:88 | Aug 15th

You want truth? Better start digging. Not into news. Or facts. Or newsfacts. Those aren’t to be trusted. There’s only one place left to dig. The ground. But watch out for holes. One if by land, two if by C-section. If you have to ask, then you’ll never know. Crypts aren’t just for the dead anymore. Mountains?! There haven’t been mountains for decades. Those things you’ve seen? Paid rock formations #Soros. Ever notice how your shadow vanishes at the same time each day? Weather on the 8s. Could it be more obvious?? Follow the creek bed to see what you see. Four out of five dentists aren’t. Cookie dough was never going to give you salmonella. What other lies have you bought? And where can you sell them? The stock price of salvation will be the true teller. Just wait.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  roland1824
Score:-22 | Aug 16th

I’m sure she’s capable of it. I was asking if we truly believe that she alone sat down, thought of this and typed it. You would be hard pressed to find many 30+ word sentences in tweets from even the most established political commentators.

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#4  apricot
Score:-25 | Aug 19th

It’s like a bird ate fluorescent dye then crapped on her head.

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#3  Peter Gunz Sr. Esq.
Score:-26 | Aug 19th

Is it just me or does “vote like your life depends on it” come across as scaremongering coming from Joe Biden?

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#2  Asoul47
Score:-29 | Aug 20th

Chick thinks she’s indie now. shit is hilarious.

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#1  roland1824
Score:-35 | Aug 15th

Question: do you honestly believe that she sat down and typed this sentence on her Twitter account herself?:

“Donald Trump’s ineffective leadership gravely worsened the crisis that we are in and he is now taking advantage of it to subvert and destroy our right to vote and vote safely. “

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  phospholipidbilayer
Score:37 | Aug 14th

Congrats to the winners this week!

Also, y’all who follow me on twitter know this, but I wanted to post it here but I’m back in America after having lived in Japan for 3 years. It was an amazing experience, but I’m glad to be back home :) one of the things I had missed most was being active here bc when I would log on it would be mostly when you guys were sleeping, so I couldn’t interact as much when conversations were active. But I’m hoping I can be a more active commenter again!!! Thanks to all of y’all for all of your support these past three years. I’ve had a lot of challenges and revelations and my support system here has been really important to helping me move forward in my life. So thank you 💖

Also, in other news, I’ve got a new Wren Dove Lark album on the way coming sooner rather than later which I’m so excited to share. If it’s all right, I wanted to give y’all in the comment section the first little taste of it. This track is one of the album’s deep cuts called “Killdeer.” I hope you like it. 💖 I’ll have more to say in a few weeks or so about the album.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iQZJLAKF8YnPlUmGZFPtgsPQ46bp6HUR/view?usp=drivesdk

Love and light to all of you. Please stay safe ❤️ Bless

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