Comments from homelessdad

I rarely criticize bands for "selling out", but licensing music and making money off your art is one thing. Being a macroeconomic sellout to the IOC is much worse. They live in Montreal; don't they know how shitty the Olympics ends up being for host cities? (Pardon the political diatribe on a music website's comment section.)
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September 14, 2015 on Arcade Fire Soundtrack Los Angeles’ Bid For 2024 Olympics
St Vincent actually sounded pretty good, considering SNL's notoriously bad sound. These Twitter folk don't deserve nice things. I wonder how they'd react if someone like Joanna Newsom were the musical guest. (And then I wonder what they'd think when they find out she's Andy Samberg's wife.)
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May 18, 2014 on SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter
I thought they've been covering "Heart of Glass" since 2010—wasn't it the 2nd to last track on The Suburbs?
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April 10, 2014 on Hear Arcade Fire’s Live Cover Of Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass”
No disrespect to Will Butler and Owen Pallett (as I'm a big fan of both AF and Owen's solo act), but I find it more dubious now that the Academy refuses to nominate Jonny Greenwood. For There Will Be Blood and The Master the official word was he was disqualified because he used previously recorded music, but isn't much of the score for Her from Reflektor? (Ie, Supersymmetry and Porno.)
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January 16, 2014 on Karen O, U2, Will Butler, Owen Pallett, Pharrell Nominated For Oscars
I've been saying for years that Thom Yorke should release an album/EP of his live solo-acoustic arrangements. His solo performances of Radiohead and The Eraser songs are always amazing
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May 6, 2013 on Watch Thom Yorke Play Jonathan Ross
After they got engaged, Joanna Newsom sang this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nb3117f8M4 while Andy Samberg sang this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQlIhraqL7o
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February 25, 2013 on Joanna Newsom & Andy Samberg Are Engaged
I agree that they were one of the most influential pop culture magazines ever, but the current state of the magazine is a shadow of its former self. Back in the 60s and 70s they represented the cultural zeitgeist (as if would I know—I was born 10 years after the 70s ended), but now their priority is just trying to hold on to their aging baby-boomer audience. Look at their Top 50 albums of 2012 list and how they basically write the same cover story feature about Bruce Springsteen each time he makes an album.
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December 6, 2012 on Rolling Stone’s 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs Of All Time
Album: Grizzly Bear – Shields Song: Dirty Projectors – "Gun Has No Trigger" Video: Grimes – "Oblivion" (for no other reason but nepotism for fellow Montrealers) Crush: Dude: Andrew Bird, Girl: Annie Clark (does she win every year?) Best New Act: Grimes (again out of nepotism. Would Divine Fits count in spite of Dan Boeckner and Britt Daniel being members of big/popular bands?) Best Show: Mad Men
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November 22, 2012 on The 2012 Gummy Awards: Vote Now And Enter To Win An iPad With Retina Display
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June 12, 2012 on Billy Corgan Will “Piss On Fucking Radiohead”
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January 3, 2012 on Cee Lo Enrages Lennon Fans By Changing The Lyrics To “Imagine”
I always thought it would be pretty badass for "The National Anthem" by Radiohead to be someone's intro music (preferably a closer)
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September 23, 2011 on WSJ Investigates Baseball Walk Up Songs, None Are “Holocene”
Nevermind, I guess...
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February 18, 2011 on The King Of Limbs Comment Party
Damn it, how do you embed images? I seem to have messed it up. http://oi54.tinypic.com/vf8qkx.jpg
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February 18, 2011 on The King Of Limbs Comment Party
TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead INXS - Devil Inside
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October 30, 2010 on Our Playlist For Your Halloween Shindig … Share Yours
I was a little disappointed when I found out this had nothing to do with Queen and David Bowie
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June 16, 2010 on Dr. Dre – “Under Pressure” (Feat. Jay-Z)
"When you have to ______, ______. Don't talk." "Gentlemen, you can't ______ in here! This is the war room!"
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April 19, 2010 on Best New Party Game: 21: #grossmoviequoteomissions
Hah, good point, but I just find it a bit indulgent. The Oscars are all about star fucking – we don't really need much more of it. It that drags something that could take 30 seconds on for five minutes. And they're doing it again for Best Actor right now (and presumably Best Actress).
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March 7, 2010 on The 2010 Academy Awards Video Pizza Party
I really hope they don't do the thing they did last year when they had five previous award winners presenting and sucking off each nominee. What a waste of time and Hollywood masturbatory practice.
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March 7, 2010 on The 2010 Academy Awards Video Pizza Party
Max Weinberg and the Max Weinberg 8
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February 16, 2010 on Jay Leno Is A Sinking Ship
Yeah, it's been a bit underwhelming, but maybe they're saving the big names for the end. The MySpace rollout they're doing would've been better if it wasn't so anti-climactic (wait five minutes, then find out its some band that you've never heard of)
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February 9, 2010 on Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup
For some reason the guy who looks like John Lennon is making me laugh every time he comes on screen
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February 2, 2010 on The Season Premiere Of Lost, Family Style
The whole Jay not having animosity towards Conan is such bullshit. Oh yeah, I just stole your job, but I don't resent you for what I did to you. I remember he came out on his show a couple of weeks ago and said, "Don't blame Conan" to which Letterman responded saying, "No one is blaming Conan." Leno's got his head so far up his ass. Also, does anyone else find it disingenuous that he has been trashing NBC all month despite standing to benefit from their mistakes? If he was genuinely upset with them back in 2004, he should've left for a different network or maybe he should've left for a different network this time around, though maybe all the other networks were smart enough not to hire a hack like him. All of his responses attempting to say the right things just make him look desperate.
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January 28, 2010 on Liveblogging Jay Leno On Oprah
I feel like people are making too big of a deal about Chris Matthews. Dumb thing to say, but his statement is getting a little overblown. What he was trying to say (which I deduced before he had to retract his statement and explain it) was that Obama has transcended racial lines and people respect and revere him regardless of his race. Is simply acknowledging the presence of race or ethnicity inherently racist? I don't mean to sound like a Chris Matthews apologist, but sometimes people tend to blow things out of proportion
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January 28, 2010 on Chris Matthews Forgot Barack Obama Was Black Last Night
I drink your Cold Stone milkshake! Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the World of Warcraft Room! Cash-4-Goldfinger
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January 27, 2010 on Best New Party Game 15
Yeah, not by a long shot is LA better than NY. Though they probably picked LA because they might've been in LA with Nigel at the time and also since they have so many celebrity fans, maybe they figured LA would be a good place to maximize their donations
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January 23, 2010 on Radiohead For Haiti
Does that mean Sandra Bullock has to practice acting more often in her personal/private life because she's a philanderer?
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January 17, 2010 on 2010 Golden Globes Video Pizza Party
Seriously. I watched a couple episodes of Glee and it is so not funny. I don't know why people like it so much
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January 17, 2010 on 2010 Golden Globes Video Pizza Party