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Nobody's "blackballing" him -- the organizers just want to make as much money from their festival and ensure that their patrons have as good a time as possible. For many of us, the idea of hearing this idiot and his homophobia from the stage makes it less likely that we'll pay for festival tickets or enjoy ourselves there. His homophobia and idiocy work for his audience; God bless them, and they can do whatever they like. But those things do not work for a festival like Parklife. I am guessing that homophobia is not a huge selling point for fans of acts like Disclosure, Jamie XX, Carl Cox, Megan thee Stallion, etc. And all of those acts are much better than DaBaby stale-ass bullshit anyway, so if you're gonna drop somebody, it damn sure is gonna be DaBaby.
I like the idea of nostalgically bringing back 90s R&B sounds from their source, but I'm less nostalgic for the Covid revival that a festival in Nevada full of middle-aged rap and R&B fans will likely yield.
He sounds desperate to come off as cool; does that count as desperation?
Efforts to host Olympics are like the old World's Fairs that they held 100 years ago, or the space race. They are self-esteem builders and points of pride for countries. Of course they are a total hassle and a huge expense also, but then again men have never needed to orbit the earth in a satellite or hit golf balls on the moon either.
Joni Mitchell and Lorne Michaels are Canadian. Once more we see immigrants stealing highly-sought-after jobs like satirical TV producer and jazzy folk singer. It pains my heart to think about all those hard-working would-be Kennedy Center honorees who grew up right here in the heartland but were shut out because of these foreigners' teeming over our border and undercutting wages! America first!
Just learned via Instagram that Third Man Records is also putting out a 4xLP vinyl version of the set that will have "no overlap" with the 2xLP highlight version that Columbia is releasing.
I can't recommend Empire Burlesque very highly, but Shot of Love is definitely the best "bad" Dylan album, and one of my very favorites of his. Infidels is also great. This looks like an interesting collection of songs, and the bands he recorded with then were pretty interesting too.
I liked this song and found it enjoyable when it was on, and I honestly am happy for all the fans of this band and don't want to rain on anyone's parade . . . but am I the only one who finds this band to be perplexingly boring at this point? I loved the first two LPs and the first EP. They had so much energy. This stuff now is like, there aren't enough indica edibles in California to make me want to sit through an entire album if I am trying to do anything else at all. I really wish they would get that uptempo Dire Straits feeling back into their music; that's all.
I'm a huge Nirvana fan, and I much prefer them to Foo Fighters, but I notice that among all the Nirvana defenders, you're the only one who actually named a song that you think is better than "Everlong." (Prop!) I personally don't particularly care for "Something in the Way." As far as songs written by Nirvana, I'd put "Drain You" and "About a Girl" and "Lithium" as probably my favorites, but the more I think about it, the less I'm willing to say that any is better than "Everlong." I agree with the person below who wrote that "Everlong" is 20 times better than anything else the Foo Fighters ever did. But I think as a single song it's probably better than any Nirvana song that was written by Nirvana. There are maybe a half-dozen covers from Nirvana that I might prefer over "Everlong" -- "Where Did You Sleep Last Night," "Plateau," "Love Buzz," "Molly's Lips" come to mind, personally, but again, I'm surprised by how well "Everlong" stands up against each.
I was under the impression that for their final studio album in the early 90s, they'd basically fired the band and had Marty Raybon record with a bunch of session musicians, so I assumed they didn't even play the state fair circuit any more. Whatever the case, I'm glad I was wrong, and I'm happy to see them back! They have jams for days. Obviously "Next to You, Next to Me" is an all-time great single regardless of genre, but I've been playing their songs on YouTube quite a bit this summer at work, and they've got a really solid catalog.
Pretty good lineup. Shenandoah and the Mavericks are the details that make this one so appealing to me.
It is shocking that Harden didn't immediately fall to the ground and start writhing until the cops got whistled for police brutality.
Ha yes brother, I was thinking the exact same thing! Of course bottles of spring water were expensive -- only rich people would ever buy that shit. The water coming out of those spigots was free, cold, wet, and plentiful! It seems like such an odd fixation in a weekend in which so many other crazy things happened, and for it to be a fixation when it's totally misleading is even odder.
In further mild defense of the organizers of this festival, summer in upstate New York usually has pretty great weather. I just looked at the forecast this week for Rome, New York, and it's highs in the upper 70s with afternoon thundershowers every day. You could do a lot worse in July in the good old USA.
Okay, I will finally have to order HBO Max to see this. I drove up to Woodstock 99 with my buddy who was in summer school. We were 20. There was lots of dark energy, but I think most of that was from the intense heat and the fact that the festival grounds were nearly entirely paved. I saw a whole bunch of different bands, including ICP and Kid Rock, and the bros were definitely creeping out on women in a way that felt over the top even in the 90s, but in general it was a normal festival. Lots of 90s hippies and just normal suburban kids. I don't think I even saw any fights. Obviously looking back, the people who ran Woodstock 99 did a terrible job with basic amenities and infrastructure and security. But as a college kid, it was just sort of "roughing it" and it's not super shocking to see macho bro energy if you've been living in a dorm and playing on a college baseball team. Prince was supposed to be the surprise closing act after the Chili Peppers on that Sunday night. Me and my buddy had to leave mid-day Sunday (after Willie Nelson's set, if memory serves) to drive back to Virginia so he could get to class Monday morning. He lived in a college apartment that was deserted for the summer, with doors that didn't close or lock, no internet, no cable, and one VHS copy of "Stripes" to watch. So yeah, Woodstock, not all that deprived in that context.
Bill Simmons is a stiff-necked geek
Black people who are old enough to remember Juvenile are pretty much the main demographic of anti-vaxxers and vaccine skeptics right now, so as horrifying as it is to think that enough people are still not on board with vaccinating and getting back to normal to require PSAs urging them to do so, as a public-health campaign, it's doing things right. Obviously these anti-vaxxers are selfish and narcissistic beyond belief, so the argument of getting vaccinated to have casual sex from a dating app is also pretty on-target. Yay America!
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