a.j.howard09

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Does that make Chris Martin Fozzie Bear? Because that kinda makes sense.
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September 20, 2017 on No One Buys Records Anymore So Liam Gallagher Has To Make His Own Tea
Also, while it's technically not a cover, the 16-minute live version on the late-period Byrds album (Untitled)/(Unissued) is well worth checking out. (I say technically because the Byrds were pretty much different band by then, McGuinn was the only original member left)
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September 20, 2017 on Gotcha Covered: “Eight Miles High”
I've mentioned this before, but the Dü version of "Eight Miles High" is one of my favorite cover song of all time. It's pulls off the trick of being transformative while not becoming unrecognizable that the truly elite cover songs pull off. The only competition is Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help" and Hendrix's "Watchtower."
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September 20, 2017 on Gotcha Covered: “Eight Miles High”
Your proposed novel about several different kinds of electronic music sounds like the worst novel of all time and raises serious questions about the value of your tastes..
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September 13, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold
Funny to to encounter an infamous alleged brooch-thief lurking around this thread.
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September 13, 2017 on Maggie Gyllenhaal Doesn’t Know Why Everyone Asks Her About Taylor Swift’s Missing Scarf
This is the way this site is supposed to work.
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September 13, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold
I'd say the problem is more with the law than it is with the fact-finders in the "Blurred Lines" case. There's enough precedent out there to justify copyrighting almost anything. And this is far from the only way the original purpose of copyright law has become totally perverted.
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September 13, 2017 on Mark Ronson Sued For Copying “Uptown Funk” From Zapp
This was also mentioned in the the New Yorker profile from last month, if you want to avoid the boomer-scented taint of citing a Rolling Stone article.
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September 12, 2017 on St. Vincent Also Recorded An Alternate Version Of Masseduction
Those titles and covers are fine. The title Concrete and Gold is pretty unremarkable, but the cover makes it look like a watered down rethread of Vitalogy, which is probably fitting.
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September 12, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold
Oh, it won Grammys you say? Well that certainly changes things. If the Academy that felt that Mumford and Sons have produced a year's best album and that Macklemore album was better than good kid, mad city are fans of the last Foo Fighters album, it must be worthwhile.
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September 12, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold
Not trying to be snarky, but can a band that hasn't done anything interesting in 15 years be considered a major artist? (OK, I probably am trying to be a little snarky there.)
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September 11, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold
https://68.media.tumblr.com/83054fdbfae4e9fd9615a6a84de90570/tumblr_o4jzaoCnYb1ukyi98o1_500.gif
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September 11, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold
Yeah, but it's not like the Foos have ever played Nirvana songs or that Krist Novoselic ever demanded anywhere near the same attention. It's not a Wings-type situation.
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September 11, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold
I mean, I think 4:44 is pretty great, but even setting that aside, Jay-Z has been the most popular musician alive over the past 20 years. In my experience, the Foos have always been treated as just another band.
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September 11, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold
So the other day I was thinking about who were the next Foo Fighters. I mean, Incubus was a much bigger band than the Foo Fighters among the alt-rock crowd in my high school in 2002. They haven't really released anything worth remarking on since, but they still headline festivals and get award show gigs every year. My best guess: The Killers
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September 11, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold
I think Late Registration has filler issues too. On my last few listens, it took the better part of an album side for the experience to become enjoyable. And while the quality of the filler might be better on Late Registration, the singles on Graduation have withstood the test of time much better. I'd be tempted to give Late Registration the nod because it doesn't have a song with Chris Martin, but that is nullified by Graduation not featuring Adam Levine.
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September 11, 2017 on Graduation Turns 10
Greetings from Strawberry Jam is better than Person Pitch island. Population since 2007: pretty much just me.
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September 11, 2017 on Strawberry Jam Turns 10
I encourage people who don't get this reference to accept the possibility of an internet comment so excellent you don't understand it yet, and upvote it anyway.
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September 11, 2017 on Strawberry Jam Turns 10
Hmmmm. Is Karl Rove also struggling to come to terms with his new-found appreciation for LCD Soundsystem?
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September 9, 2017 on Karl Rove Responds To The National
The Trump administration has given me only one reliable consolation, and it's a slight one. But with every new day, Turd Blossom must know that his lifelong dream of a permanent Republican majority has been further reduced to ashes. Sometimes you gotta revel in the small victories.
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September 9, 2017 on Karl Rove Responds To The National
Did you get to the regional try-out? I did one in Atlanta a couple years ago. It sucks how they pretty much hang you out to dry for 18 months.
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September 8, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I was just playing the airplane game with my 6 month old nephew, and he vomited directly onto my face. I saw it coming out of his mouth, but all I had time to do was to shut my eyes, close my mouth and hope for the best. I went upstairs, washed my face, changed shirts and noticed that you guys posted the songs of the week. I read the lede, and I saw what was coming out of your mouth, but all I had time to do was to shut my eyes, close my mouth and hope for the best.
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September 8, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
B E N G H A Z It's a bad song.
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September 8, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
#2.... http://replygif.net/i/189.gif Come on! Some of us make playlists from these lists.
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September 8, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Also, as was extensively covered in last month's New Yorker profile, that is NOT Annie's butt on the cover.
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September 6, 2017 on St. Vincent – “Los Ageless”
Sounds a bit like Annie's take on a James Bond theme. A James Bond theme that would be rejected in favor of a weak-ass Sam Smith song, but a James Bond theme nonetheless.
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September 6, 2017 on St. Vincent – “Los Ageless”
I don't know who you think you're arguing against, but it's doesn't appear to be me. My original point was that the tone of the campaign was a result of how party primaries work and Clinton's and Sander's perspective roles in the '16 primary. I'm not saying that St. Hillary was too ethical to take shots at Bernie. She absolutely isn't. And I think you're missing the distinction between a dirty fight and a brutal fight. Karl Rove making robocalls in South Carolina hinting to voters that John McCain had a black child was dirty as shit, but it didn't necessarily hurt Bush in the general election. Sanders portraying Clinton as being beholden to corporations and special interests was a fair argument but did lasting damage to her.
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September 6, 2017 on Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Blasts Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders Comments
I honestly don't get how someone can still ask themselves these questions seven months into the Trump administration. But here's the answer: Because the present two-party system has been a static feature of the American political system for over 150 years, and it's far more practical to work within the system to affect change than to send some pointless fucking message that only empowers people whose goal in life deny your very agency. I mean, look at the policy wishlist Mike made in his message. Those may have not been enacted in Hillary's first 100 days, but they all would have been received sympathetically by plenty of people in the Democratic coalition. And we're a lot farther away from seeing any of them than we were this time last year.
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September 5, 2017 on Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Blasts Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders Comments
In April, Sanders said Clinton was unqualified to be President. That's a pretty strikingly negative thing for someone to say about their party's front-runner. I'm pretty sure Republicans had stopped saying that about Trump by that point. It's a level beyond arguing about policy or personality differences. The reason that you remember the 2016 primary as being non-negative is because Sanders never posed a significant enough threat to Clinton to justify her going negative. I'm not trying to diminish the Sanders campaign, they gave Clinton a tough race. It's just that it never got to the point where the benefits of attacking Sanders outweighed the consequences of alienating Sanders supporters by unleashing your opposition research. It made much more sense for Clinton to stress her similarities with Sanders.
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September 5, 2017 on Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Blasts Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders Comments