HartfordTheWhale

Raised in the Hartford metro area, I cultivated a deep appreciation for music at a young age when, while attending Hartford Whalers NHL Ice Hockey games, classic songs like "Pump Up the Jams" and "Get Your Booty on the Floor Tonight" would get the crowd rockin'.

Comments from HartfordTheWhale

I doubt Bowie would've appreciated this cornball horseshit.
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October 28, 2020 on Watch The Trailer For Hunky Dory-Era Bowie Movie Stardust
I thought it was a pretty good analogy... My point is not that anyone's trying to tell anyone else who to vote for - it's more that the GOP is in power because they and their base have a much better understanding that the way to pull the country from the center to their side is to fully throw their support behind whoever the candidate ends up being. Again, incremental change can build enough momentum to eventually create more rapid progress. And yes, Trump is a bigger threat to democracy than pleading for progressives to support incremental progress over losing generations of federal court seats which will, ultimately, make it even harder for progressive policy to be passed. It seems like a real lack of perspective of the big picture.
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October 27, 2020 on Watch Tenacious D, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Others Cover “Time Warp”
Woah hey click bait keeps this site running. You think they're getting as many hits on a piece where Teenage Halloween reviews halloween costumes? Hell no, but that's the content I'm here for. I'll wade through the 'bloids garbage to get to that good SG content.
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October 27, 2020 on Album Of The Week: War On Women Wonderful Hell
I said that two months ago on here and got yelled at.
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October 27, 2020 on Watch Tenacious D, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Others Cover “Time Warp”
I agree with you philosophically, but when it comes down to you and your family starving to death, with the ONLY two options to eat being a broken-glass shit sandwich and a ham sandwich, and your family is all vegetarian so you'd prefer not to eat a ham sandwich, you still eat the goddamn ham sandwich because your principles mean nothing if you and your family are DEAD. What damage has been done to this country and to the world because of "principled" progressives throwing their vote away for a third-party candidate or, even worse, sitting out in 2016? Incremental progress is better than sliding backwards into whatever hell we're in now - not to mention it's an incredibly privileged position to take when it's not your children being taken from you, not your family members dying. A lot of progressives need to grow the fuck up, donate for and support their candidates when they can to push for progressive policy but eat the motherfucking ham sandwich when they have to, if not for themselves then for others.
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October 27, 2020 on Watch Tenacious D, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Others Cover “Time Warp”
Anyone else really digging that Gulfer album? A lot of it sounds like what American Football would sound like if they made grunge rock, which is obviously a solid combo. Also, The Wrens were (allegedly) getting ready to release something this month. Doesn't look like that's going to happen unless we get a surprise drop, but I've still got my hopes up that we'll get some new music by EOY.
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October 27, 2020 on Album Of The Week: War On Women Wonderful Hell
You can swear here.
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October 20, 2020 on Nilüfer Yanya – “Crash”
TBF I was certain you were either pulling adjectives out of a hat or copying and pasting the descriptions every week to the album that most closely aligned with it. Added benefit - the backhanded burn of including no description. Angel Olsen's cathartic, orchestral All Mirrors Sufjan Steven's contemplative curveball The Ascension Neck Deep's reliable rocker Peace and Panic Vince Staples' hard-as-fuck Big Fish Theory Morrissey's new release I Am Not a Dog on a Chain
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October 20, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Magik Markers 2020
Hartford represent! https://media3.giphy.com/media/xUPGGoC1GGD1td0GCQ/giphy.gif
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October 20, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Magik Markers 2020
This is my 3rd or 4th SUD in a row that is explicitly only me saying Fuck Trump and his supporters. I guess it's my brand now?
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October 17, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Seriously. I think it's his best, and so perfect for fall right now. Just a vibe I want to live in.
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October 17, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"whatever it-indie-pop band Pitchfork and Stereogum are peddling." Ummm, both sites cover LDR extensively and had NFR at or near the top of their 2019 year end lists.
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October 16, 2020 on Lana Del Rey – “Let Me Love You Like A Woman”
What the fuck body part is that??? It's like, just a fleshy bag of meat?
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October 15, 2020 on Report: NBC Edited “Vote” Message Out Of Demi Lovato’s Anti-Trump Billboard Music Awards Performance
I think it's implied that the messaging is "educate yourself about both local and national candidates and then vote" but that's harder to put up on a sign that people will read and understand.
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October 15, 2020 on Report: NBC Edited “Vote” Message Out Of Demi Lovato’s Anti-Trump Billboard Music Awards Performance
Chuck Todd is a hack who dragged Meet The Press and Tim Russert's legacy down into the toilet with his both-sideism. Just look at that bullshit they had running where, for 4 weeks straight, the panel had 3 journalists and a GOP politician, implicitly reinforcing Trump's "the liberal media is against me" narrative because any panel conversation would have a republican spouting Trump's nonsense and "liberal" journalists (see: rationally thinking humans) having to offer a counterpoint. He and NBC love Trump.
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October 15, 2020 on Report: NBC Edited “Vote” Message Out Of Demi Lovato’s Anti-Trump Billboard Music Awards Performance
Between this and airing Trumps's "Town Hall" against Biden's even though he's the one who pulled out of the debate because he's a whiny pissboy, NBC is really showing their true colors. Fuck them, Fuck Trump, Fuck Chuck Todd and Fuck you if you're a Trump supporter.
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October 15, 2020 on Report: NBC Edited “Vote” Message Out Of Demi Lovato’s Anti-Trump Billboard Music Awards Performance
Me when I can plan around a down and dirty hootenanny on a peak fall weekend. https://i0.wp.com/media2.giphy.com/media/fkD36jhiqzJ9m/giphy.gif
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October 14, 2020 on Sturgill Simpson Releasing Bluegrass Album On Friday
So a PE for Tommy Lee and not for Kevin Morby? What's going on here?
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October 13, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Annie Dark Hearts
Guys, I've put the work in and listened to the stream probably 5 times already. I'm pretty sure this is their best album. I know that's blasphemy because Singles is a straight up classic, but the warmth of sound, the consistently strong songwriting, the dynamism and variation is just so good. It's pretty much the ideal version of the sound they've been perfecting since the beginning. "Waking" and "Hit the Coast" are new FI standard bearers. Just a really really strong outing.
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October 8, 2020 on Watch Future Islands’ Stirring, Powerful Colbert Performance & Stream Their New Album As Long As You Are
I personally did not want any of the quarantine albums we've gotten. Just give me Hiss Golden Messenger playing at his kitchen table again for god's sake (Note: MC did say he submitted a double album to his label last week...)
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October 7, 2020 on The Postal Service Hold Band Auditions For Anne Hathaway, Kenny G, Japanese Breakfast, & More
*sweet choogle riff* *disaffected group chant* "QUARANTINE!" *sweet choogle riff* *stream of conscious monologue about making eggs every day for breakfast and waiting for The Price is Right* *sweet choogle riff breakdown* *disaffected group chant* "QUARANTINE!" Done.
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October 7, 2020 on The Postal Service Hold Band Auditions For Anne Hathaway, Kenny G, Japanese Breakfast, & More
Makes sense, but I also have to assume they know that 80% of their fans don't read niche music sites and aren't up on their never-making-new-music-again status.
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October 7, 2020 on The Postal Service Hold Band Auditions For Anne Hathaway, Kenny G, Japanese Breakfast, & More
I mean I'm not feeling creative nor productive but I still have to work. I'm being a bit tongue-in-cheek about the position but I guess I'll never understand artists when they (generally) say the key to success is "putting in the work" and not waiting for magical inspiration to strike, and then saying the current climate is not conducive to creativity. Like, you're ostensibly stuck at home for 7 months what else are you doing?
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October 7, 2020 on The Postal Service Hold Band Auditions For Anne Hathaway, Kenny G, Japanese Breakfast, & More
I appreciate what they're trying to do, but they've GOT to know that people would think this was some sort of announcement of new music and ultimately be disappointed. This brings me to a second point I've been thinking a lot about: if you're a musician, as in music is your full time job, why would you not be spending this entire pandemic making and releasing new music? Like, if you're the band The Postal Service this is the ultimate opportunity to please fans and make some extra $$$ by spending your quarantine producing stuff. Same goes for literally any singer-songwritery type. Like, most of us have to either go to work or work from home all day - this is your job, why wouldn't you be spending at least a few hours a day doing it and getting your "pandemic album" out into the world? Hell, even I picked up learning the guitar out of sheer boredom and I SUCK. If I was actually good at it I'd be doing it all fucking day. In conclusion, please let's get some new music from The Postal Service, Bon Iver, Angel Olsen (covers and pre-recorded versions don't count), Frank Ocean, Beach House, Andrew Bird, Kurt Vile, etc. etc. Signed, an extremely spoiled and demanding but well-meaning music fan.
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October 7, 2020 on The Postal Service Hold Band Auditions For Anne Hathaway, Kenny G, Japanese Breakfast, & More
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October 6, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Touché Amoré Lament