Comments from Dusty

I actually think this is a fair and well constructed list with good arguments. Definitely different from mine, but it's awesome seeing what different things people take out of Sufjan's work. Arbitrarily, here's my list: 1. Holland 2. I Want To Be Well 3. Vito's Ordination Song 4. No Shade In The Shadow of the Cross 5. John Wayne Gacy, Jr. 6. The Upper Penninsula 7. To Be Alone With You 8. The Dress Looks Nice On You 9. Impossible Soul 10. Death With Dignity Adz and Michigan are my favorite records, so it skews my list quite a bit. I know it's a little heretical, but I've had a much harder time with Illinois. Lots of cool moments, but harder for me to sit through (which I realize sounds silly if I like Adz so much).
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
Kanye literally only follows Kim Kardashian.
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January 27, 2016 on Kanye Goes Off On Wiz Khalifa In The Best Tweetstorm Of All Time
I saw the first date of Kamasi Washington's tour earlier this year and I was totally flabbergasted by the crowd. It was mostly younger, early 20s, and everyone was hyped like they were at a Drake concert...during 20-minute jazz instrumentals. It was a beautiful experience seeing people so excited for jazz music. Obviously has to be in part due to the Kendrick cosign that they found out about him. I feel like he might have a chance to convert some people to fans and it's going to be an unsuspecting highlight for most people.
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January 5, 2016 on Welcome To The Desert: Let’s Talk About The Coachella Poster
Conjoined twins ain't nothing to fuck with.
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November 5, 2015 on Hear Ben Carson’s Rap-Radio Commerical
Drake's probably kicking himself for picking Apple Music over Cracker Barrel for his "Hotline Bling" premiere now.
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October 28, 2015 on Thanks To Cracker Barrel An A Cappella Album Is #1 For The First Time
Kanye West doesn't care about SWISH.
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September 24, 2015 on Kanye West’s SWISH May Take Another Year
I met Lana Del Rey in 2011 as well. My roommates and I at the time were really into Magic: The Gathering. We'd play everyday between classes on our dining room table, alternating our background music between Drake's Take Care and LDR's Born To Die. Just 5 dudes who were trying to get through senior year, dropping mad mana, and acting as vehement LRD apologists. So anyway, she announced she was going to do an in-store at the Queen Anne Easy Street Records (R.I.P.) in Seattle. We knew we had to go. The performance was pretty good, stripped down to piano, and the place was packed. Afterward she did a signing for anyone who bought the record. I had bigger plans though -- I was going to have her signed my trademark Magic card: a Sparkcaster. It's not like a particularly rare or special card, but it was useful and the basis of my red/green deck. We waited in line for over an hour and finally it was my turn. Walking up to her, I doubted if this was really worth it. I was probably going to make an ass out of my self, but I stuck with it. She stood behind the counter in a green jumpsuit, waiting patiently and looking about as dazed as we've come to expect from her. We were told to be quick and that there wouldn't be time for photos. I shook her hand and told her I loved her music, etc. before making my pitch. "So, uh, this is kinda a weird. But I was wondering if you'd sign this Magic card," I said nervously. I handed it to her. She briefly examined it and slowly looked up. "You're so fucking cool right now," she slurred. Instant relief. Then she spoke up again. "You see this tattoo?" she said, pointing to an 'M' on her hand. "It stands for magic." Holy shit. I couldn't believe it. Then she clarified "It's also the first letter of my mother's name, but it's also for magic." I'll never know if she was just playing along or trying to make me feel better, she played it off so effortlessly. She asked for my name, signed the card, and I went on my way. We never crossed paths again. I added the card to my deck (we even made a house rule that gave it an ability called "Blue Jean Walk"). I don't play much anymore, but I've kept the card. It epitomizes that last phase of life in school before "real-adulthood" kicked in. I like to think some times on tour, Lana looks down at her tattoo and thinks about that moment. Lana Del Rey, you're so fucking cool right now. http://i.imgur.com/IYd6ejZ.jpg
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September 18, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"A Supposedly Fun Comments Section That I'll Never Comment On In Again"
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June 5, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
First time I saw this I thought Dylan Baldi was the goth kid.
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April 21, 2014 on Sprint Brazenly Rips Off The Cure’s “Lullaby” In Its Goth-Themed Framily Commercial
Getting goosebumps just thinking about Michael Stipe singing "All Apologies". Maybe they could even cross it over with R.E.M.'s Kurt tribute "Let Me In".
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April 8, 2014 on Who Will Sing With Nirvana At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction?
Grohl mentioned they almost had PJ Harvey perform "Milk It" on the Sound City Players tour. That could be a viable option. My vote's for Stipe though, or Neil Young. Both of them had a huge impact in the later year's of Kurt's life and they really capture his spirit.
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April 8, 2014 on Who Will Sing With Nirvana At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction?
An impossible task to take on, but very commendable list. Here's mine: 10. Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle 9. Breed 8. You Know You're Right 7. About A Girl 6. Sappy 5. Lithium 4. Negative Creep 3. Scentless Apprentice 2. Aneurysm 1. All Apologies
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April 4, 2014 on The 10 Best Nirvana Songs
I was already digging the record, but after reading this I went back and listened harder to the drums. Now I can't stop air drumming, Literally, I can't stop. Somebody please help me. My flailing arms are really having a bad impact on my relationships and work life. :(
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April 1, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Cloud Nothings Here And Nowhere Else
A bit off topic, but imagine how weird it would be if you were Nirvana's manager in 2014. Constantly living in the past, trying to keep the band's/Kurt's legacy going, using phrases like "whoever looks after Chad Channing", etc. I'm sure it pays well, but man that kind of sounds depressing.
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March 18, 2014 on KISS Fans Rejoice: Nirvana’s Chad Channing Won’t Be Inducted Into The Rock Hall After All
Can't wait to listen to this. I love Turquoise Jeep!
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March 12, 2014 on Mixtape Of The Week: 100s IVRY
Looks like Baldi's finding a good balance between "Attack On Memory" and his older, more pop influenced material. Looking forward to hearing the whole album.
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February 25, 2014 on Cloud Nothings – “Psychic Trauma”
I could picture Tim and Eric doing something like this with a cocktail lounge version of "Lounge Act" playing in the background.
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February 21, 2014 on Watch A Depressing Local News Report From Aberdeen’s Controversial Kurt Cobain Day
Glad to see Mark McGuire getting some much deserved praise here. Album is fantastic.
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February 4, 2014 on Album Of The Week: Mark McGuire Along The Way
Next week we can expect Bill Callahan to release his long lost Elliott Smith trap mixtape.
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January 28, 2014 on Download Elliott Smith’s EDM Demos
"If I had a dollar for every time I heard you guys on the radio....I'd probably have a lot of dollars....right?!?!....right? I'm entirely unsure right now." I'm fairly certain Chris Booker thought they were Imagine Dragons.
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January 28, 2014 on Vampy Weeks Thought Trent Reznor Was Pissed At Them!!
Hearing this song after all the aggression and turmoil of "Attack On Memory" (which I loved, was my favorite record of 2012) makes it so much more gorgeous. Glad Dylan Baldi isn't milking the angst for all its worth. It's a much needed release.
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January 27, 2014 on Cloud Nothings – “I’m Not Part Of Me”
"Hurry up with my damn massage." Yeezus confirmed to be the new Nostradamus prophecies.
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January 13, 2014 on Kanye Allegedly Just Assaulted Someone In A Chiropractor’s Office
Alternate title "Benny Was A Friend Of Mine" was scrapped early
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January 10, 2014 on Sun Kil Moon – “Ben’s My Friend”
Very excited for Nirvana's induction, well deserved but also a bit inevitable. Wish the committee would've taken some bigger risks and a chance to make some sort of cultural impact by inducting The Replacements and N.W.A. Maybe next time...
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December 17, 2013 on Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s 2014 Inductees