WilliamSockner

Comments from WilliamSockner

Pretty sure Hole would never have found out if they lost recordings or not without this suit.
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August 20, 2019 on Hole Drop Out Of Class Action Lawsuit Against Universal Over Warehouse Fire
Yes! This January! They tested the waters with a Giant-Sized special issue last month. It was solid!
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August 16, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Oh man, is it worth jumping back in if you've been away for a few years? I'm dipping my toes back into Marvel Comics since they're relaunching my fave franchise ever, X-Statix, so if I'm going to be in the comic book store anyway...
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August 16, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Getting my iTunes all gussied up with playlists for End-of-the-Decade Listmas and noticing that while I listen to a good amount of rap and hip hop, I haven't found many albums as albums that are ranking on my decade-end list. I have Vince, Kanye, RTJ, Azealia, and that's kind of it for albums. Lots of songs on the Listmas list but not albums. Rapsters, what are your must-have rap albums from 2010 to now that have gone underappreciated? Mixtapes count too. And I know I'm going to lose cred at the end of the year for not having Kendrick but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
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August 16, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
if "Old Town Road" stays #1 another week, I wonder if we can get a full bottom five of people bragging about how they've totally never heard this song.
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August 16, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Oakland >>> SF.
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August 16, 2019 on Hospice Turns 10
Definitely a high watermark of the decade.
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August 16, 2019 on Hospice Turns 10
Agreed, wonderful write-up.
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August 16, 2019 on Hospice Turns 10
One of the best albums ever recorded. I don't even have much I can say about it because I find that by torturing the metaphors and throwing in the kitchen sink in terms of narrative, Antlers cracked something open that allows the record to be accessible to so many people. I work in legal aid, particularly in a unit that helps people with mental illness get disability benefits when they're identified as frequently cycling between street homelessness and jail. I've been very fortunate that my clients have mostly relegated their power plays to yelling at me on the phone, but there is a particular part of the human experience that goes underexplored in art of trying to care for someone and having them reject you or even try to hurt you. It's a deep, emotional and personal circumstance and few artists attempt to capture how complex it is, and no one does it as well as Antlers.
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August 16, 2019 on Hospice Turns 10
Lol it's a mass appeal genre I don't personally like, clearly it's worthless.
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August 13, 2019 on The Highwomen – “Highwomen”
Yes! I practice about three hours a day after work and on weekends and I’m finally getting paid gigs. I started late in life.
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August 9, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
BTW for my dancehall peeps, we're doing a performance in Oakland tomorrow to Shenseea's "Blessed" and Spice's "Yaaas Goodie" and I ended up with four days to learn how to twerk while standing on my head. Challenge accepted but also, challenge regretted.
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August 9, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
There are many stans here in Björkistan. Have a FANTASTIC time. She's a legend for a reason.
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August 9, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Oh damn, yes. I'll drop "1977" from my list and put "BagBak".
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August 9, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Sending hopes for peace and clarity your way, bruh.
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August 9, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"Runaway" by Kanye, "1977" by Ana Tijoux, "212" by Azealia, personally.
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August 9, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I had an airhead moment the other day when I was listening to a playlist from my iPod in my car and songs were coming up - "You Missed My Heart", "Famous Blue Raincoat", "Hyperballad", "I'm on Fire", "Kill v. Maim" and I was like "oh man, this playlist has so many excellent songs! What is it?" Playlist title: "Songs I Think Are Absolutely Perfect" Felt good to know that at some point the past version of me put this together and did me a solid. Anyway, listening to a lot of Okkervil River, Lana Del Rey and Ruston Kelly this week. Not much from 2019, which continues to disappoint. Oh well. Good excuse to prep for the end of the decade.
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August 9, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Rattlesnakes usually are scared off by the sound of people walking near them. Guess his steps didn't make that much noise.
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August 9, 2019 on Mike Posner Got Bit By A Rattlesnake
Y'all didn't think she was poking fun at things in the "High on the Beach" video?
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August 9, 2019 on Lana Del Rey – “Looking For America” & “Season Of The Witch” (Donovan Cover)
Louder for the people in the back.
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August 9, 2019 on Katy Perry – “Small Talk”
"Go Long" is Newsom's best song, just a devastating, artful, elegant and raw epic.
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August 8, 2019 on Watch Tomberlin Cover Joanna Newsom’s “Go Long”
Agreed, really great album. Tons of energy knit into those guitar parts.
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August 7, 2019 on Watch Post Malone Play Beer Pong, Sing Irish Folk Music With Jimmy Fallon
Ooh, I wonder how this will stack up against the delightfully dragged-behind-a-car snakebite ramble of the Hole cover, which I love.
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August 5, 2019 on Lana Del Rey Previews “Season Of The Witch” Cover
"Someone do something" is a really terrifying rallying cry for gun reform for me when this administration's "something" is: expediting the death penalty, stripping privacy rights for mentally ill people, cooperating with social media companies to identify "red flags", and restricting violent videogames and media. Way to leverage a tragedy to push for more authoritarian, first, fourth and eighth amendment-violating legislation. I hope the Democrats don't sign onto these transparent excuses for furthering fascism just because they're afraid of losing the gun control vote.
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August 5, 2019 on Kacey Musgraves Calls For Gun Reform At Lollapalooza: “Somebody Fucking Do Something”
Man my apologies for rolling back in here late with Starbucks but I absolutely agree with Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill, which is her masterpiece to me. I've listened to it nearly every night since college, so at least two thousand times. It's so warm and lonesome and peaceful and stirring all at once. After that I'd do Grid of Points, which is a nice short twenty-minute record that feels like the vapor your breath makes on a cold shore. I've never been crazy about Ruins but a lot of people adore it.
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August 5, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I think “spelt” is an acceptable variation.
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August 4, 2019 on Rihanna To Trump: “You Spelt ‘Terrorism’ Wrong”
Fun fact it's international clown week. My roommate works in the circus and is happy her people are being recognized.
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August 4, 2019 on Streisand Mocks Trump With “Send In The Clowns” Parody
Nothing to say but welcome to the “Antlers are SO GOOD” club!
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August 2, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments