Mikhail

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I got editors choice comment this week and it was such an awesome feeling! Reminded me of when Maximumrocknroll gave a very positive review to my middle school fanzine. Maximumrocknroll is now out of print and I’ll be damned if I let Stereogum go the same way. I don’t comment that much and am new to it but I have been such a fan, and learned so much about cool art from Stereogum for over a decade. I’m glad SG reached out and asked for help, I’m gladly giving you guys all i can, and look forward to encouraging other to do the same while wearing a cool new shirt! Again thank you SG and to all the awesome commenters. As pitchfork, and other sites like it get worse and worse, SG gets better and better. More important than ever to lend a hand!
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June 29, 2020 on Save Stereogum: An ‘00s Covers Comp
Wow I really feel honored that I got editor’s choice this week! I have been an avid reader of gum for at least a decade and am new to commenting. I loved sharing this story and to sing the praises of Hum and the music scene of Champaign early 90s. This honor really made my weekend. I love Stereogum and would most definitely buy a shirt. This site is very important to me. Thank you for everything!
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June 28, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Poster Children were awesome! The songs “where we live” and “ if you see Kay” Were some of the first songs I ever remember as a kid. Their first album was produced by Albini and was a banger. And the were very cool and nice people. Champaign had a great scene in the early 90s- Hum, Honcho Overload, Poster Children, Braid, SteakDaddySix, Menthol, Corndolly, Wolfie, the Didjits! So many good bands I forget some.
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June 24, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Hum Inlet
I grew up in Champaign and these guys are the real deal in every way. Matt Talbott is insanely cool and nice. I was in a nirvana cover band when I was 10 and Hum let us open a few times for them. We were these little kids playing huge shows, and Talbott was so cool and encouraging to us. it was truly incredible. A little reported fact is that Hum was actually the side project of a band called Honcho Overload, who were also great. Matt was bass player for Honcho and the singer was a guy named Bill Johnson who was also so cool and nice to my little garage band. Highly recommend Honcho Overload if you’re into Hum. The song “Miserable” is amazing, and was Champaign’s theme song until, well “Stars” came out, haha. Champaign had a real cool and vibrant music scene in early 90s, was lucky to a part of it
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June 24, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Hum Inlet
Glad you mentioned the Gories, the best garage rock band from Detroit and the biggest influence on the Stripes
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June 20, 2020 on De Stijl Turns 20
Oh my god I posted this before reading the comments, ouch
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June 8, 2020 on Before Today Turns 10
Beverly Kills was the summer jam of 2010. Can’t believe that was 10 years ago
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June 8, 2020 on Before Today Turns 10
Remember when Thurston was like the elder statesman of alternative music?haha I've been turned on to a lot of amazing music, from all genres, from interviews and stuff from him for decades. He still cranks out cool music but wouldn't it be sick if he did a podcast? Dude has been been around for so many music scenes and seen so much. I would love for to do an interview show where he talks music with a variety of musicians and tells old stories and stuff. Sonic Youth was a great band not only for the awesome music they made, but because they gave support and put the spotlight to many interesting underground music scenes. Thurston (and the rest of the youths) is directly responsible for me knowing about a lot of great art.
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June 4, 2020 on Thurston Moore – “Strawberry Moon”
Lana should release a cover of “take my breath away” as soon as possible. . It would speak to what a lot of people think she should do right now, she can claim she’s covering the song because she been attacked and she feels like she can’t speak or whatever. And she would absolutely do a good job with that tune. Everyone wins.
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June 3, 2020 on Kehlani, Tinashe Call Out Lana Del Rey For Posting Video Of People Looting
Long post about how we can say Courtney has been treated unfairly, was/ is the victim of absolutely gross attacks over many years, and has had her musical influence diminished over the years without putting down Kurt or Nirvana. Pretty on the inside and live through this are excellent records, definitely among of the best of the decade. But we don’t have to act like nevermind and in utero aren’t absolute masterpiece albums made by an absolutely beautiful soul when defending the unwarranted diminishment of Courtney’s legacy and music.
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June 3, 2020 on Krist Novoselic Commended Trump’s “Law And Order” Speech
Great point made here. Love that idea. The music industry money people will never do it, but it would be a much better gesture than that weird music blackout thing or whatever they did yesterday
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June 3, 2020 on The Weeknd Challenges Labels And Streaming Services To Make Big Donations: “No One Profits Off Of Black Music More”
Someone forgive me if they already mentioned this anecdote here but one time (in the early nirvana days, pre-nevermind) Kurt contain went through Krist’s record collection, took out all the records that were problematic (Artists or lyrics that were sexist, racist, etc) and broke them all. I always found that story awesome. I always just assumed krist has some problematic records from his parents in with his own pile of records or something like that. I’ve been thinking about that story since I’ve seen Krists comments on trump. Kurt might have really been onto something with that move.
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June 3, 2020 on Krist Novoselic Commended Trump’s “Law And Order” Speech
God this is so lame. I just got into them two weeks ago and had been rocking them constantly! Awesome music! I love their wild sound, their attitude of aggressive positivity. A few days ago they were suddenly completely gone from spotify and i was a bit puzzled but i am so sad to hear this. Thanks for the great music ladies, stay safe!
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May 27, 2020 on Black Dresses Disbanding Following Unwanted TikTok Attention And “Extended Harassment”
So cool of the 1975 to shout out Pinegrove just to say "oh Pinegrove, they're weird" and then completely rip off their entire sound on 3 songs. They're familiar enough with Pinegrove to expertly rip their sound but all they getting return is a "they're weird" shout out. Lame move. I'm not defending Pinegrove or anything but if I was Pinegrove listening to this album i'd be like "what the fuck dude" right about now
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May 23, 2020 on Stream The 1975’s New Album Notes On A Conditional Form
i know the Cameron quote explains where it is, i guess, i just watched that scene 5 times and didn't hear it. I shouldn't care about this, but now I'm invested.
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May 23, 2020 on Cameron Crowe Says He Hid Nirvana’s “You Know You’re Right” In Vanilla Sky A Year Before It Was Released
i read this entire article twice and all the comments, and i still don't know- where is the song in the film????????
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May 23, 2020 on Cameron Crowe Says He Hid Nirvana’s “You Know You’re Right” In Vanilla Sky A Year Before It Was Released
reminds me of this, from an interview with Tim in 2014- Interviewer: "the picture i got is that you have a really driven work ethic.." Tim: "To me, it's kind of like a greek tragedy. Kind of a curse, actually, on the one hand, i went to the oracle and she said "you'll have song". I'm really happy about that, but the rest of my life suffers. Relationships, bills, anything an adult needs to do, it kind of fucks it up, even down to like.....eating." Interviewer: "you mean you're playing guitar for like 7 hours and you're like, oh, I forgot to have dinner" Tim: "exactly"
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May 23, 2020 on Tim Presley – “Must Let Go”
As much as I absolutely love White Fence, the music he's made under his real name has been incredible. Larry's Hawk and the Wink are two of the the best records of the 2010's. It looks like this was a song he's had lying around for quite some time, but i really hope another long player from Tim is in the pike!
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May 23, 2020 on Tim Presley – “Must Let Go”
i consider myself a fan of the 1975, like their albums, seen them twice. I know their whole thing is to be exhausting and too much (that kind of what makes them cool). But this album rollout has been tooooooo much. They first said it was going to be a few months after Brief Inquiries... (that was over 2 years ago!) then every two months they kept pushing it back, and releasing singles. I hate the long drag, and I really hate that half of the songs are already out before the entire album. The whole process of rolling out albums these last years has been disastrous but this one is almost insulting to us fans. I'm excited to hear the album tomorrow as a full thing, but it;s been very annoying having to avoid all the singles because i'd rather hear it first as a whole statement than piecemeal. I've been rocking the song "people" for a year now, and now tomorrow when I hear the album for the first time when that song comes on it won't be exciting anymore because i've heard it a bunch. there's lots of ways to roll out an album, and there's lots of things that can hold it up, so i have sympathy for that. But don't burn us out on the thing before we get a chance to hear as a full thing. (this is especially true because 1975 are an "albums" band that diluted the album by having so much of it out there before it comes out).
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May 21, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: The 1975 Notes On A Conditional Form
Yes! That was such a fun show, I wonder if he did "the best" thing at every show on that tour??? So funny. And he totally ripped on the sax!!
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May 21, 2020 on Stream Jeff Rosenstock’s New Surprise-Release Album No Dream
seems really so odd she would waste her time responding to this goober
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May 20, 2020 on Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber Address 6ix9ine’s Claim That They Bought #1 Spot
I'd never heard his music when I saw him a couple years back and he was an absolute blast in concert. For his intro he looped the 2 second segment of Dave Grohl singing just the words "the best the best the best the best the best the best the best" over and over again. Those two words over and over for no joke like 3 minutes before he came on stage. It's one of those had to be there things, but that shit was so hilarious for some reason. After he finished his set the crowd roused him to encore by chanting "the best the best the best the best the best". I miss live shows so much, those little goofy moments really make for great things to be the memories of concerts.
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May 20, 2020 on Stream Jeff Rosenstock’s New Surprise-Release Album No Dream
I can't believe a show as awesome as Pete and Pete actually existed. Amazing plot line (two brothers, both are named Pete), absolutely amazing music, and crazy cameos. Iggy Pop was the neighbor. I can't be remembering this right, there was really show that was that awesome???!!!
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May 5, 2020 on I Hear The Drumming: Kent State And Pop Music, 50 Years Later
last show i saw before lockdown was Destroyer with Eleanor Friedberger, a great show to go out on. The article is right in saying they were incredible shows but I've seen Destroyer 3 times over the last 15 years and everytime it was amazing. If you haven't seen them yet and want to, don't fret, Dan is a real artist that will definitely be in it for the long haul. If you haven't had the pleasure yet you will, and it will be awesome.
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May 4, 2020 on Destroyer’s “Foolssong” Video Is A Powerful Image Of Isolation
the problem with Sky is that she doesn't want to make and/ or put out music. She made very little music and her live performances have been disasters. Most of the problem lies with the media always hyping up her every move. Granted it doesn't help when Sky does teases and acts like new music is coming, maybe she should stop doing that. But the media writing her up equals to pressuring her to make music when she's clearly not into or not in a good space to do it. If you read interviews with her she always seems anxious (that one in pitchfork a year or so ago was wild) and doesn't enjoy talking about making music or music really at all. Her last album came out over 8 years ago. She's done a lot of (pretty good) acting and directing and other projects since then, maybe we should all let her focus on that. The media should admit to themselves that she just doesn't like making music and let her do other things
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May 4, 2020 on Sky Ferreira Cast In Twilight Zone Reboot Episode
I'm a silverback millennial and my friends and I got pretty into Ween in the late 90s. I'm guessing we started with Chocolate and Cheese. We were too young to understand the humor in the way Ween deconstructs what it means to be a song and mocks the hell out of it. I do remember at that age saying "the best joke Ween does is they make their great songs really short and their bad songs really long." So I knew they operating on another wavelength, I just enjoyed (most) of their music and didn't look at them in any academic way. The Pod and Pure Guava were amazing. By the time of 12 Country Golden Greats I finally realized how deep their sense of humor went. It was fun to be young and love Ween on a pure, musical level. When I go back to Ween now I'm finding all sorts of new levels of hilarity and genius in their songwriting. Amazing band!
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May 3, 2020 on White Pepper Turns 20
these kids are so freaking rad! Probably the best live show I saw in all of 2019. Love to see artists doing random, weird stuff, especially in these random and weird times
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May 3, 2020 on Black Midi Are Performing Radio Plays Now
Amanda is probably the worst offender of what this article is talking about. There's multiple youtube compilations of her gleefully singing the n-word while covering rap songs on the ukulele. it's hard to watch. And her "explanation" (it wasn't an apology) for it was ludicrous and behind a paywall. So yeah, she's basically still the worst
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April 30, 2020 on Dynamite Hack’s “Boyz In The Hood” Paved The Way For 20 Years Of Awful Acoustic Rap Covers
I personally like the Stones more. But I see the Beatles merits and don't begrudge anyone their opinion of their unanswerable question. But what Mick is saying here makes sense. The Beatles weren't around through the 70s and 80s. They didn't have to wade into the insane terrain that was 70's music. The Stones did some risky, innovative, and amazing music in the 70s. I think if the Beatles would've kept going it would've have been a lot of boring standards. I just can't see them making through the 70s without devolving into some schmaltzy, corny lounge-act kind of thing. The Beatles cemented their legendary status by breaking up before the 70's. The Stones kicked ass all throughout the 70's.
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April 25, 2020 on Beatles Or Stones?