David M. Goldstein

Comments from David M. Goldstein

I like this song. But it was naggingly familiar for some reason. Then I realized it's EXTREMELY similar to "Bad Days," a 2008 song from the Charlatans UK. Almost too similar to be a coincidence? Compare for yourself - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig0WABTTSmQ
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September 2, 2014 on TV On The Radio – “Happy Idiot”
Biggest mistake with Shoulder was letting Liam write a song. Subtract Little James and the quality increases exponentially.
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August 13, 2014 on Ryan Adams Spent $100k On Scrapped LP, Defends Lousy Oasis Album
Ridiculously excited for this album, and the great writing here is a given. One music geek nitpick - the side project was Divine Fits. Though given that co-frontman Dan Boeckner was also in Handsome Furs, I guess calling the band Handsome Fits makes perfect sense in some way.
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July 28, 2014 on Premature Evaluation: Spoon They Want My Soul
Song would appear to be an homage to the Grateful Dead's St. Stephen. Same key, same '69 Garcia sounding guitar tone, and the riff is nearly copied minus a few notes. Good song!
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December 10, 2013 on Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Cinnamon And Lesbians” Video
That was filmed in the lot of a Phish show up in Saratoga Springs. I was there. Prolly should've given the dude a hi-five.
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November 20, 2013 on Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “Step Right Up” Video
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October 28, 2013 on No Alternative Turns 20
Great tune, actual a cover staple of Pearl Jam sets for years.
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September 18, 2013 on Eddie Vedder & Neil Finn – “Throw Your Arms Around Me” (Hunters & Collectors Cover)
No 4th Of July and NOT A SINGLE SONG FROM SIDE-B OF DOWN ON THE UPSIDE?! C'mon now son! Go listen to Tighter & Tighter and No Attention and Overfloater and Boot Camp again. Your ears miss them.
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August 23, 2013 on The 10 Best Soundgarden Songs
Recent Yo La Tengo shows have been two-set affairs......they open with an acoustic set, and the second half of the show is electric. So they start off by playing acoustic Ohm, and then the fully amped electric version on the album later in the show. They essentially play it the same way, but the acoustic version is rather whispered and lovely. I think it's one of their single best songs in years, so it makes sense. So nice, they play it twice!
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July 11, 2013 on Yo La Tengo – “Ohm” Video
Even if this wasn't a great album (and it is), the existence of P.M. Dawn was completely justified by the "I'm Just a Human" spoof in Fear of a Black Hat.
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March 28, 2013 on The Bliss Album…? Turns 20
Hilarity ensued a few years back when Carl Newman okayed the use of New Pornographer's "The Bleeding Heart Show" for a University of Phoenix ad. He claims he thought it was a real brick and mortar school in Arizona. And there's another recent Univ. Phoenix ad that utilizes Django Django. But oddly, they've yet to license a song from Phoenix themselves.
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February 11, 2013 on Dan Deacon Soundtracks University Of Phoenix Commercial
99.9 percent sure the other drummer dude was Kid Millions from Oneida. He also sat in for the entirety of Night 4 of the recent Maxwell's Hannukah run. There's some well documented bro-love between the two bands. Such a killer tune.
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January 16, 2013 on Watch Yo La Tengo Play Fallon With Fred Armisen
Fantastic article. Aside from all that was mentioned, I'd venture one of the secrets to the Ira/Georgia longevity is the premium they seem to place on their privacy in all matters outside of the band. They're never the topic of indie gossip....no one really knows anything about the workings of their relationship aside from them being married and making incredible records. And that's fine.
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January 3, 2013 on Deconstructing: Yo La Tengo, Low, And The Creative Potential Of Domestic Bliss
It worth noting that "Heroin" was (and always is) Roky Erikson's arrangement of the VU song, which can be found pretty easily with a YouTube search. Ira does a great take on Roky's yelping, and they usually play it at least once a Chanukah run, I guess now making it a joyous holiday standard of sorts.
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December 17, 2012 on Watch Yo La Tengo Perform With Andrew Bird, The Feelies, More At Hanukkah Shows
But isn't Araya happily married with kids now? I think of a lot of lovable Slayer stuff came into play once those guys started to age and have families. I'm not an expert on the band by any means, but it seems admirable that they've still maintained a steady degree of intensity throughout their career....especially relative to the bands they shared the Big 4 stage with. Has the self-effacing aspect crept into the music at all? I'm surprised Dave Lombardo still has ankles.
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November 21, 2012 on Check Out The Official Slayer Christmas Sweater
actually, pretty sure he has a solo record currently in the works on which Homme contributes, so a QOTSA collaboration sounds reasonable. and every time I listen to the drumming on Lounge Act from Live at Reading, I wonder what kind of merciful god ever allowed Grohl to pick up a guitar in the first place. Good news all around.
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November 6, 2012 on Dave Grohl Rejoins Queens Of The Stone Age For New Album
2112 self-indulgent? Self-indulgently AWESOME. And on that topic, a rock opera comprised of Cygnus X-1 Books I and II would be a broadway geek-out for the ages. Surely you know what I mean if Queensryche is on here.....\m/ \m/ \m/
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November 5, 2012 on Top 10 Rock Operas That Deserve A Stage Adaptation
Didn't ABC buy a "1990's grrrrl band" comedy written by Jennifer Crittenden? She was in her 20's in the grunge era and wrote some of the better Simpsons and latter day Seinfeld episodes, but I can't envision this being very good. Hadn't given it much thought until now.
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October 23, 2012 on “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Is A Sitcom Now
Man, Summer Sun continues to get no love, and comparing "The Fireside" to the Stones' "Moonlight Mile" is unquestionably the kindest thing ever written about "The Fireside." That said, fantastic, well reasoned piece, wouldn't change the Top 6 at all. But everyone needs to sit down with Summer Sun again. "Moonrock Mambo" is a candidate for the worst song they ever committed to wax (and unintentionally steals a bassline from MC 900 Ft. Jesus), but there's lots of mellow sweetness on that record.
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October 12, 2012 on Yo La Tengo Albums From Worst To Best
The clip would seem to indicate that a shofar is going to be featured on this record. Amazing.
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October 11, 2012 on Preview Scott Walker Bish Bosch
Bonus! - Weird Al purposely jacked the Black Gold melody and verse structure for "The Night That Santa Went Crazy."
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October 5, 2012 on Grave Dancer’s Union Turns 20
I was far too young (13) to appreciate the drug addled self-loathing of this record when it was first released, but it rather gives me the chills now. Fun fact, I ended up getting Dirt in my Columbia House 13 pack over Faith No More's Angel Dust because the latter had a song called Crack Hitler on it, and I was concerned my mom would find that alone far more offensive bleak songs about heroin abuse.
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September 28, 2012 on Dirt Turns 20
Wouldn't that have been Dave Krusen on drums on Breath? Could be wrong. Good article.
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June 28, 2012 on Singles Soundtrack Turns 20