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I have all the most laughs. Big, beautiful laughs.
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June 26, 2019 on Can You Imagine A World Without The Beatles? Yesterday Tries.
*Checks IMDB entry for Yesterday for writer named Adam Swiderski*
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June 26, 2019 on Can You Imagine A World Without The Beatles? Yesterday Tries.
I agree to a point. The songs are amazing. But take away the band's personalities and the cultural moment in which they occurred, and do they still become as big as they were? Absolutely not.
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June 26, 2019 on Can You Imagine A World Without The Beatles? Yesterday Tries.
That's why I could never buy the premise of Draft Day. I mean, I can set aside my disbelief for aliens, superheroes, horror villains and stuff like that. Asking me to believe that the Cleveland Browns front-office are trying to field a winning football team is a bridge too far.* *The movie came out in 2014. The Browns have had a hell of an offseason this year. My comment does not apply to current Browns' leadership.
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June 26, 2019 on Can You Imagine A World Without The Beatles? Yesterday Tries.
" Music belongs to its moment, and while the Beatles certainly sounded like the future in the ’60s, it’s doubtful that these songs would be lionized in the same way had they not revolutionized mid-century pop." That was my first thought when I heard about this movie. The Beatles aren't The Beatles because their songs are really good. They were a cultural phenomenon. Someone in the premise of this movie might have a nice hit with one or some of their songs, but that'd be about it.
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June 26, 2019 on Can You Imagine A World Without The Beatles? Yesterday Tries.
"I can't for the life of me, however, pick a favorite album." I'd say that means they're definitely your favorite band.
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June 26, 2019 on We’ve Got A File On You: Britt Daniel
New Adventures is one of my favorite REM albums. I would love a vinyl reissue of it. It's currently going for way to much for me to buy it.
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June 26, 2019 on NYTimes Reveals 700 Additional Artists Whose Masters Were Destroyed In Universal Warehouse Fire
On first listen, I didn't know what to think about Black Midi. On second listen, I like it a lot more. Don't know where I'm going to fall on that one, and I'm cool with that. I like that it's taking a little time to reveal itself. Mannequin Pussy, on the other hand, has had me from first listen. Love it!
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June 25, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Bandana
I liked it a ton when it came out, but haven't revisited it in a while. Listening now, and yeah. It's AOTD list material for sure.
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June 25, 2019 on Chillwave At 10: The Essential Tracks
Apparently, you and I are the only two people here interested in Nels Cline.
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June 25, 2019 on CUP (Nels Cline & Yuka Honda) – “Soon Will Be Flood”
He practices a lot more than Mark Kozelek, too.
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June 25, 2019 on CUP (Nels Cline & Yuka Honda) – “Soon Will Be Flood”
That's a hell of an artist lineup, but I'd be most excited for the "Squidbillies 10 Man Bunkhouse Stampede"! In case you all don't know, a Bunkhouse Stampede is like a battle royal, but you can use weapons and the wrestlers dress in street clothes. Dusty Rhodes was the king of them. That should tell you that they're awesome.
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June 25, 2019 on Adult Swim Festival 2019 Lineup
I'll always have a soft spot for this period of music. My daughter was born in February of 2011, so the summer of 2010 was my wife and I's last hurrah as a carefree couple. We saw a lot of shows that summer. One of them was Pitchfork Fest. One of the days (Sunday, I think), we spent most of the day at the blue stage. We saw Washed Out, Neon Indian, Surfer Blood, Best Coast, Local Natives and Sleigh Bells just on that one stage in one afternoon. The poster for that year's fest hangs in my two-year-old son's room now. A reminder of that last summer without kids. Oh, speaking of jj, we saw them open for The XX that year too. We had both really liked their album No. 2. They were fucking terrible live, though. Like, no business being on a stage at all bad. The XX were amazing, luckily, so not a waste.
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June 25, 2019 on Chillwave At 10: The Essential Tracks
I got to see The Nels Cline 4 live a few months ago. Really cool show. They guy is so insanely talented and seems like a good dude to boot. My wife saw Wilco perform in London. She was flying out the next day, and Nels was on her flight. She talked to him at the terminal for quite a while. She said he was so friendly. They had to board, but she said it seemed like he would've been happy to keep chatting for another hour.
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June 25, 2019 on CUP (Nels Cline & Yuka Honda) – “Soon Will Be Flood”
Who said it was flaccid? He may have been really enjoying it.
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June 25, 2019 on Intoxicated Streaker Arrested At Firefly
Replace acoustic guitars with ukuleles and that's the worstest.
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June 25, 2019 on “Old Town Road” But Make It Screamo
Thank you for helping me pinpoint my problem with it! I keep wanting it to be Ought.
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June 24, 2019 on Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Keeps Taylor Swift Out Of The #1 Spot, Again
Combine all of that with the fact that the interview was conducted by his nephew, and it's a real winner.
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June 24, 2019 on Morrissey Denies He Is Racist, Attacks The Press, And Apologizes To Robert Smith In New Interview With His Nephew
I really don't care one way or the other about the song itself, but the story of "Old Town Road" is endlessly fascinating to me. There's something about all these songs coming out that seem like they were designed in a lab to be #1 (I know. They were, really), and they keep losing to this kid and Billy Ray Fucking Cyrus. In 50 years, people who aren't born yet will read about it and be blown away like a bunch of us are at some of the crazier stories Tom writes up in the Number Ones column.
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June 24, 2019 on Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Keeps Taylor Swift Out Of The #1 Spot, Again
Star Wars IS underrated. So is Schmilco. I'm a huge Wilco geek, but I was getting worried after The Whole Love. Between those last two Wilco albums and Tweedy's Warm and Warmer, I'm feeling a lot better about their future. As an aside, I'm going to see Wilco at the Grand Ole Opry in October. That should be weird/cool.
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June 24, 2019 on Laura Stevenson – “Jesus, etc.” (Wilco Cover)
The More Like the Moon EP that "Magazine Called Sunset" is on is one of my very favorite Wilco recordings.
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June 24, 2019 on Laura Stevenson – “Jesus, etc.” (Wilco Cover)
I know no one will see this, but I just got this comment. Kudos, Looney Joe! You can deal with this or you can deal with that!
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June 24, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I’ve got tickets for Wilco at The Grand Ole Opry. That should be cool. The night before that, I’m going to see Jason Isbell at the Ryman. Should be a fun Nashville getaway. I also got tix for Kevin Morby and William Tyler today. Morby’s touring with just himself on guitar/piano and a saxophone player. I’m also probably going to see Purple Mountains in August. Shaping up to be a nice summer/fall of shows.
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June 21, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I don't know and Fritos, I believe.
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June 21, 2019 on The Number Ones: Barry Manilow’s “Mandy”