Rex Manning Day

Comments from Rex Manning Day

This strikes me as an overreaction.
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May 25, 2018 on Drake – “Duppy Freestyle”
TFW you take too long trying to write a comment and then, after hitting "Submit," you see that in the interim someone else made basically the same comment. https://media.giphy.com/media/yCAoGdVUCW5LW/giphy.gif
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May 25, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Pusha-T Daytona
So, if one sets aside the question of authorial intent, I don't think the album cover is necessarily *just* edgelord bullshit? I mean, Pusha T's entire persona is "I used to sell cocaine and now I'm rich as fuck." His music is overwhelmingly about the luxuries available to those on the supply side of the drug trade. I don't think wrapping an album of that sort of music with an image of how those same drugs can destroy the life of someone on the consumer side of that same trade is *uninteresting*. One can certainly argue that it's shitty to co-opt an image of someone else's rock bottom for your own use, but Houston was a public figure, and this image was already available to the public. It sucks for her family, but I just don't think an artist referencing Houston's drug use, even with a photo like this, is beyond the pale at this point. I guess my point is this: a lot of people will listen to this music to feel good. To feel pumped up, inspired, etc. It will also lead to any number of joke-y tweets about how listening to Pusha makes you want to sell cocaine. But when, feeling good and pumped up and so forth, those listeners check their phone for whatever reason, they will see a photo of how cocaine famously destroyed someone's life. If that doesn't, in some way, affect the mood of the listener, it will be because of some effort on the listener's part to either deliberate upon or ignore the cognitive dissonance the photo causes. And I just don't think that that's *uninteresting*.
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May 25, 2018 on Premature Evaluation: Pusha-T Daytona
"come on Kanye, have tact" https://thumbs.gfycat.com/WeakDamagedGalago-size_restricted.gif
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May 24, 2018 on Kanye West Changes Pusha-T’s DAYTONA Artwork To Photo Of Whitney Houston’s Bathroom
"entrapment" https://giphy.com/gifs/NT2uEl4p9KK3e
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May 21, 2018 on Kendrick Lamar Interrupts White Fan Who Rapped The N-Word Onstage
The Prestige is absolutely fantastic, second only behind Inception in my personal Nolan ranking.
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May 16, 2018 on Chance The Rapper Has Terrible Taste In Movies
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May 15, 2018 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Man, I just really wish Freddie Mercury was still alive.
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May 15, 2018 on Watch The First Trailer For Queen Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody
Counterpoint: You are wrong.
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May 10, 2018 on Spotify Removes R. Kelly From Its Playlists
We can see that it's too many songs by the number 49. The list of artists who could put together four full albums-worth of worthwhile unreleased material from only a few years is pretty dang small.
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May 3, 2018 on Guns N’ Roses Announce Appetite For Destruction Box Set With 49 Unreleased Tracks
When the opening riff of "Screwed" came on I just stared at my phone with my eyebrows raised like a fucking cartoon. This album, y'all.
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April 27, 2018 on Stream Janelle Monáe’s New Album Dirty Computer
I miss Videogum so fucking much.
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April 20, 2018 on Win A Fluance RT81 Turntable
I suppose there's theoretically a limit to how long a documentary composed entirely of old Prince rehearsal footage could be before I was like, "Naw, thanks but that's just too long for me," but I have no idea where that limit could be.
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April 19, 2018 on Hear Prince’s Original “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Every game show that doesn't invite Cardi B on as a celebrity contestant should be cancelled.
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April 19, 2018 on Watch Cardi B Talk Pregnant Twerking, Lamborghini Shopping, & Why She Liked Stripping on Ellen
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April 17, 2018 on Deafheaven – “Honeycomb” Video
The R Kelly bit is rightly getting all the attention, but this entire interview is solid fucking gold.
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April 16, 2018 on Watch Vince Staples Call R. Kelly “A Piece Of Fucking Shit” And “A Child Molester” In Coachella Interview
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April 14, 2018 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Andrew WK lolol
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April 13, 2018 on Ghost – “Rats” Video
Anyone else remember when Fallon first took over the Tonight Show and had like a 6-month run with a bunch of really great musical guests and performances? Those were good times.
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April 13, 2018 on Jack White, Grace Jones, & Tinashe Feat. Offset Were All On Fallon Last Night And We’re Choosing Not To Do 3 Posts About It
These guys are playing DC on a day that I already have tickets to a different show, and that bums me out.
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April 13, 2018 on Ghost – “Rats” Video
See, I don't think this is actually bad enough to hate. Yes, it's a criminally boring cover of a timeless classic. But it does successfully call to mind the original, and it's so boring that it doesn't distract you from just playing the original in your head while it's on. Obviously it's just better to listen to the real thing, but I probably wouldn't have thought to do that this morning. So this was basically just a white noise tape that reminded me of September, so I call this a win.
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April 13, 2018 on Taylor Swift – “September” (Earth, Wind & Fire Cover)
Deafheaven, Opeth, and Agalloch.
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April 10, 2018 on Album Of The Week: War On Women Capture The Flag
Man, y'all really gotta lighten up about Cardi B.
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April 10, 2018 on Album Of The Week: War On Women Capture The Flag