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If you google it there’s something about a panel re: funding arts education, apparently he did this panel at both conventions. I didn’t see anything about appearing as an entertainer but I didn’t look that hard.
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August 20, 2018 on Jason Isbell Responds To Republican Senatorial Committee Calling Him “Unhinged”
Okay, Michelle, I see how it's going to be. You're just an insanely talented musician whose also going to stunt on every one of us who fancies ourselves a writer of some kind. Cool. I LOOK FORWARD TO LOVING YOUR COOKING SHOW.
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August 20, 2018 on Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner Has An Essay In The New Yorker
When you consider how poorly the singles fared, Queen's sales are basically a reflection of the dedication of Nicki's hardcore fanbase and her residual name recognition among the wider public from her more commercially dominant era. I realize that sounds kind of damning, but I don't really mean it to be. She basically said, "I'm Nicki Minaj and this is my new music, buy it" and then enough people did that to give her one of the highest debut frames of the year. Now I can see why if you're an egomaniac that might not be good enough. And I can see why if you're allergic to any kind of self-criticism (or criticism in generally, cf. Wannagate) you would blame other people for that instead of yourself for not making more exciting music. What I'm trying to say is this rollout was messy but the narrative didn't have to be that it was a failure. But now Nicki is making that the narrative because she couldn't accept a #2.
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August 20, 2018 on Spotify Responds To Nicki Minaj’s Allegations Of Unfair Treatment
^^^^OH SHIT i feel like I've been living a lie for 10 years
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August 20, 2018 on Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. Turns 10
No offense to the other dude but their best song is definitely written by Bradford Cox
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August 20, 2018 on Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. Turns 10
FG title track is one of their all time best songs
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August 20, 2018 on Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. Turns 10
For some reason Halycon Digest never clicked with me in the way it clearly did with others. I liked it enough, and truly it has some amazing high points, but I never thought of it as their masterpiece or the album of the year or anything like that.
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August 20, 2018 on Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. Turns 10
I love this album, and it's probably the ideal blend of arty/weird Deerhunter and we-actually-write-songs Deerhunter. Halycon Digest and Fading Frontier both tip more in the latter direction. And that's not an issue for me. I really loved a lot of the songs off Fading Frontier even if I didn't think the album as a whole was as rewarding as some of their denser fare. "Nothing Ever Happened" is definitely their best song.
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August 20, 2018 on Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. Turns 10
If the numbers on wikipedia (here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums) are to be believed, then yes, Thriller is the global #1 and will likely never be challenged. This Eagles comp being a distant #2. Though the discrepancy between claimed and certified sales on each album suggests that coming up with exact figures for global sales is not exactly a hard science.
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August 20, 2018 on Eagles Now Have The #1 Album Of All Time
I actually didn't mind the piece, though Sandro is right to point out that it kind of limped off to a non-conclusion by the end. You could say the writer pulled her punches, though I think the tone of the piece was meant to explore why she as a fan and a black woman felt betrayed by Nicki, hence 'targeting' her. I also think it's appropriate to criticize Nicki directly when she is using a track with 6ix9ine to boost her numbers and vie for the #1 album - that's giving a huge mainstream look to someone who shouldn't be given that platform. And in general, "you can't criticize anyone unless you criticize everyone" just leads to silence and inaction on these issues. It's this kind of whataboutism that has kept people like R Kelly in businesses for decades, it's' exactly that kind of response that got XXXtentacion back on playlists. But overall I'm kind of tired of the cult around Nicki where we have to act like every time she wants to bitch about her standing in the industry its some kind of civil rights movement. She "called out" MTV when "Anaconda" didn't get nominated for Video of the Year and we had to pretend that was some kind of statement about race and body image as opposed to the petulance it clearly was. And now she's "calling out" Drake and Spotify, when the simple truth is her singles flopped and no one was that excited for her new album.
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August 20, 2018 on Nicki Minaj Blames Travis Scott & Spotify After Queen Fails To Debut At #1
Hey there are a few good things about this album. Like, #1, "Hotel California" isn't on it.
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August 20, 2018 on Eagles Now Have The #1 Album Of All Time
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August 20, 2018 on Eagles Now Have The #1 Album Of All Time
Anyone else think it’s funny that Pitchfork, which gave Queen a stronger review, refers to this tantrum as a “call out”?
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August 20, 2018 on Nicki Minaj Blames Travis Scott & Spotify After Queen Fails To Debut At #1
White trash Odelay wasn’t really an insult or a compliment (I don’t even like Beck tbh)
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August 17, 2018 on Devil Without A Cause Turns 20
I don’t get cute or hot or sexy from Kid Rock though. Truly incomprehensible. There’s a reason Sheryl Crow put his picture away.
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August 17, 2018 on Devil Without A Cause Turns 20
I think Pete Davidson is cute in a gangly stoner kid way but I wouldn’t go so far as to say hot
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August 17, 2018 on Devil Without A Cause Turns 20
In college when we discussed Huck Finn the professor, who was black, would prompt students to read various passages out loud as he did for everything else we read. So it didn’t take long before some hapless white liberal arts kid was dropping quoted n-words, which one of the few black students in the class immediately objected to. The professor basically dismissed the objection and said we’re close reading and that’s the text and yes it’s sensitive but ultimately you can deal with it or you can or leave. And then told the white kid to continue reading. Which was just massively uncomfortable for everyone. Later in grad school I TAed a class where the prof, an older white lady, asked students to read scenes from Fences. This was post-BLM and the white kids in the class sat uncomfortably and avoided eye contact until one of the black girls in the class volunteered to read the part that had all the n-words. Uncomfortable times all around. But I guess there is an argument that if you’re quoting for the purpose of some kind of analysis or discussion, that’s different from, say, putting the same quote in a tweet or caption or something just because you like the song or because you can.
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August 17, 2018 on Devil Without A Cause Turns 20
I know a lot of Dwayne Johnson fans who would take issue with the “but” in “The Scorpion King but sexy”
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August 17, 2018 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
White trash Odelay
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August 17, 2018 on Devil Without A Cause Turns 20
They're actually both good
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August 17, 2018 on Stream Mitski’s New Album Be The Cowboy
It's definitely one of those albums that leaves you wanting just a little bit more... like there's no real choice but to listen again once it's over.
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August 17, 2018 on Stream Mitski’s New Album Be The Cowboy
Seconded on the last bit. Sometimes when I'm trying to bring more positivity into my IRL interactions, I mentally add a little heart/bless to the end of what I'm going to say and hope the rest follows in that spirit. You're an inspiration, phospho!
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August 17, 2018 on Stream Ariana Grande’s New Album Sweetener
Yeah, it’s basically been proven (Kull 2003, look it up bozos) that Fox News was a willing propaganda arm of the Bush admin and systematically misinformed millions of Americans about crucial details of the case for war against Iraq, so for them this type of stuff would be whatever the opposite of beyond the pale is. It is very much within the pale.
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August 16, 2018 on Fox News Apologizes For Using Photo Of Patti LaBelle In Aretha Franklin Tribute
Or more generally just Fox News having garbage editorial standards, being white for anyone to really care about this story, and also yeah the racism.
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August 16, 2018 on Fox News Apologizes For Using Photo Of Patti LaBelle In Aretha Franklin Tribute
Wait, so her reputation-destroying scandal is that she didn't always pay her bills on time? Next you're going to tell me there are great performers who occasionally trashed their hotel rooms! We're talking about a musical pantheon that includes people (but mostly men) who are known abusers, any number of serial sexual predators, a few actual murders, to say nothing of your garden-variety bigots, addicts, egomaniacs, and plain old assholes. The lack of perspective to think this would keep Aretha out of the pantheon is truly bonkers.
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August 16, 2018 on The Eternal Radicalism Of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”