Cassie Van Gelder

Comments from Cassie Van Gelder

Phew! Good thing there's a white man around to tell a black woman how she should and shouldn't run her business. 🙄😒
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September 24, 2016 on Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Blasts Beyoncé’s Pepsi Money, Live Nation, Having His Picture Taken
Definitely not improvised, that shit was (sadly) all written out - the conductor, sheet music and stands all point to it.
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July 15, 2015 on Watch A Young Thom Yorke Play Experimental Music In College
Bendo = Benz? See how far them Bens go = Benjamins = $100 bills?
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June 10, 2015 on Blake Griffin Explains “Trap Queen” For White People
You mean he didn't yell expletives at the audience (aka children campers), pound the keys with his fists and jump up and down on the lid of the piano like he did when I tuned for him at Interlochen? Huh. What an assclown.
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May 12, 2015 on Watch Ben Folds Perform At Michelle Obama & Jill Biden’s Mother’s Day Tea
I'm hearing more piano already on track 2 and I am happy. Thom + piano is always good.
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September 26, 2014 on Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Comment Party
Awesome. F*ck Burning Man, but this would've been killer to experience live.
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September 8, 2014 on Stream Tycho’s Sunrise DJ Set From Burning Man ’14
As a piano technician, only some of the keys are rigged, not all 88. I'm guessing the notes that get played are the ones that are rigged up. PHEW ok I feel better. Pretty silly!
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September 2, 2014 on Watch Son Lux Play A Piano Rigged With Razors For Gillette
I wish! Been asked that question many times!
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June 18, 2014 on Billy Joel Says Stop Killing Elephants For Pianos
As a piano technician, Billy can rest assured that very few, if any, piano makers use ivory as keytops anymore. Also, just FYI, piano keys are mostly made out of wood, then covered in a thin veneer of plastic. *tips hat*
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June 18, 2014 on Billy Joel Says Stop Killing Elephants For Pianos
Just listened to the guitar solo on True Love, definitely not out of tune, just outside (and barely out at that). You gotta go listen to some more jazz or something, broaden those guitar horizons. Always remember that not every song on every album is a verbatim life story of the artist. There's good reason for you to think that this is Martin pouring out every bit of his heart here, whether he is or not... $$$$$. That said, at times during my first listen I even felt like this album is an optimistic first look at a new life for him, like he's already moving on (I feel like it's time to keep an eye on TMZ for pics of him and his new crush or something). I don't find Martin to be a super deep person, but breaking free of the shallow clutches of Paltrow has gotta give any person some new life. Agreed on Stereogum's unabashed Coldplay love; I've been down with them since day one though they lost me in the middle there. I'm glad to see this album come back around; Martin has always done subtle really well. Still have great memories of driving several hours to see them play a small early show in Mpls at First Ave, all the way to their headlining spot at ACL a couple of years ago. For some reason I can't quit these boys.
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May 13, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Coldplay Ghost Stories
Wayne's been off his rocker since day one. This behavior is not surprising and I'm sure it's not new. Can we move on from this band already?
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May 9, 2014 on Wayne Coyne Calls Kliph Scurlock An Asshole And A Hater, Apologizes To Native Americans In First Interview Since Headdress-Gate
Phew. Without the period I wouldn't know *how* to feel.
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May 2, 2014 on Porches. – “Leather” Video
Sounds exactly like you'd think the child of Black Keys and Lana Del Rey would sound, right down to the drums and vocal mic filter. It's a little heavy on the reverb but... then the West Coast rap whistle comes in and... welp. Why not!
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April 14, 2014 on Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”
Except, you can't stream it on iTunes.
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April 1, 2014 on Stream SOHN Tremors
This all seems insane, and then I remembered it's Connor Oberst. He could also, I dunno, ignore it. I highly doubt his career was being affected by this until he started suing someone for false internet comments. About rape.
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February 20, 2014 on Conor Oberst Issues Statement About Rape Accusations
Also please to edit your last sentence: "Her recording of it has since [gone] viral." *shudder*
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February 13, 2014 on Someone Finally Transcribed Hieronymous Bosch’s 500 Year Old Butt Song From Hell
Aww, this gets my 1987 heart going. I like it.
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February 12, 2014 on U2 – “Invisible” Video
I am interested in this.
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February 11, 2014 on Radiohead Release PolyFauna App
What the Jesus on the cross?????? Yeah that's never started any fights. Holy weird ending, Batman.
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February 7, 2014 on Lily Allen – “Air Balloon” Video
Someone should tell Swift about Spotify. Or the internet.
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February 4, 2014 on Watch Sam Smith Join Taylor Swift On “Money On My Mind” In London
The chorus has Bollywood feel! And the pouty "nah-nah-nah"s are somehow adorable rather than obnoxious. I don't know how, but she rides that line so well.
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January 13, 2014 on Lily Allen – “Air Balloon”
TIL that learning that birds like to go sledding would blow my mind.
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December 12, 2013 on Even Birds Need To Be Aware Of Winter Danger
There's no room in this world for grey any more. You're either for us or against us. A friend or an enemy. Black or white, because extremes are easier. The grey middle ground takes thought and compassion and intelligence and difficult discussions; hard work that no one wants to do any more. It's much easier to label someone as the opposition, throw logic and compassion out the window, and go on the attack.
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November 21, 2013 on Grimes Responds To Criticism From Dogmatic Asshole Vegans