Michael O'Neill

I write for college publications at brownpoliticalreview.org and bsidemagazine.org

Comments from Michael O'Neill

Social media/internet instant communication has made it easier for these stories to spread and accusations to be connected (i.e. if you were assaulted and see someone else say they were assaulted by the same person, you might be more likely to come forward as well)
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October 14, 2017 on Matt Mondanile Departed Real Estate Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
I turned 21 last weekend, but I don't drink so it's kind of a pointless birthday, except now I can get into bars and some shows I guess. I started Prozac this week for OCD which is good! Hopefully it works out. And a play I wrote opens here at school next week! I usually stick to nonfiction writing so to have something more literary/creative-writing be selected and performed is really new and exciting to me. Oh, and the new St. Vincent is awesome. That's my life update.
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October 14, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Yeah for me the low end is emphasized a bit too much and gives everything a bit too steady a foundation; Apologies is at its best when its careening and collapsing
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October 14, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Loving this! The self-titled is the only SV project I've ever reaaally been able to sink my teeth into but this will definitely add to that list.
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October 13, 2017 on Stream St. Vincent MASSEDUCTION
I think the next MM project will get attention, they're too big for it not too.
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October 12, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice
They have a new album out in March/April!
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October 12, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice
https://twitter.com/nihilist_arbys/status/918284695720333312
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October 12, 2017 on Of Course Deadmau5 Is Involved In This McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce Nonsense
I'm partial to Crabs In a Bucket
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October 11, 2017 on The 10 Best Vince Staples Songs
I dunno if this is their best album but I do think "Bodysnatchers" might just be their best song
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October 10, 2017 on In Rainbows Turns 10
I think my all-over-the-place music tastes had Spotify confused. Gave me everything from Hilary Duff to Madvillain to early Kendrick to American Football, only one of which (Duff) I listened to before a few years ago.
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October 3, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
My (optimistic) guess is that sessions they did/the EP they planned after mbv has been expanded into a full-length album. Given that most of mbv was written in, what, 1996 (?), this one could sound totally different and I'm excited
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September 18, 2017 on New My Bloody Valentine Album Could Be Coming In 2018
Tbh theres something I love about it. It feels real and emotional and confessional in a way I can't quite describe.
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September 16, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Bloc would abuse the gif function once he figured out how to use it, harrassing me with duck gifs
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September 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Mine is a famous copypasta from a Piero Scaruffi quote. Idk about Yacht's.
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September 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
RIP Harry Dean Stanton! A small but beloved role in Twin Peaks for me. A commenter herr (cokeparty?) pointed me to his music on Spotify and it's very good singer-songwriter stuff ala Townes Van Zandt. Gonna go give a few spins in his memory.
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September 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Just finished it. Already in love. I'm gonna be signing the chorus to Bike Dream for a long time.
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September 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
The fact that so many books still name the Beatles as "the greatest or most significant or most influential" rock band ever only tells you how far rock music still is from becoming a serious art. Jazz critics have long recognized that the greatest jazz musicians of all times are Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, who were not the most famous or richest or best sellers of their times, let alone of all times. Classical critics rank the highly controversial Beethoven over classical musicians who were highly popular in courts around Europe. Rock critics are still blinded by commercial success. The Beatles sold more than anyone else (not true, by the way), therefore they must have been the greatest. Jazz critics grow up listening to a lot of jazz music of the past, classical critics grow up listening to a lot of classical music of the past. Rock critics are often totally ignorant of the rock music of the past, they barely know the best sellers. No wonder they will think that the Beatles did anything worthy of being saved. In a sense, the Beatles are emblematic of the status of rock criticism as a whole: too much attention paid to commercial phenomena (be it grunge or U2) and too little to the merits of real musicians. If somebody composes the most divine music but no major label picks him up and sells him around the world, a lot of rock critics will ignore him. If a major label picks up a musician who is as stereotyped as can be but launches her or him worldwide, your average critic will waste rivers of ink on her or him. This is the sad status of rock criticism: rock critics are basically publicists working for major labels, distributors and record stores. They simply highlight what product the music business wants to make money from. Hopefully, one not-too-distant day, there will be a clear demarcation between a great musician like Tim Buckley, who never sold much, and commercial products like the Beatles. At such a time, rock critics will study their rock history and understand which artists accomplished which musical feat, and which simply exploited it commercially.
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September 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This is Bloc. Just wanted to say that Mikey O is the greatest and I'll never ever make a duck joke again.
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September 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Actually seeing them in Boston so its surprising theyre this cheap
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September 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Listening to Rostam now and it's so much better than I expected, simply gorgeous
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September 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I understood Mikey Nels' reference!! What do I win??? Also, I'm a fool for not buying my Slowdive ticket yet right? $35 is a no-brainer?
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September 15, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I am going to freak out when I'm playing career mode and "Star Roving" starts blaring
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September 14, 2017 on New Run The Jewels, Sneakbo x Giggs Tracks Featured In FIFA 18
Even I'M not like this, and I'm working on a god damn 33 1/3 proposal about this album
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September 14, 2017 on Screenwriter Max Landis Has Written A Loony 149-Page Theory About Carly Rae Jepsen