Comments from El Gummo

C - "After three days in the desert fun"
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February 22, 2019 on The Number Ones: America’s “A Horse With No Name”
phospho they legit think I’m you
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February 14, 2019 on YNW Melly Charged In Double Murder
Are you the guy I politely refrained from correcting yesterday by explaining that "posse" implies "armed"—not criminality—and that words don't infer things—people do—and that "posse" is used interchangeably with "crew" and "entourage" to mean people of any race who follow a celebrity around, which is why Julia used "entourage" in the very next paragraph to describe the exact same group of people, and that maybe you should look shit up before you run around calling out professional music journalists for dog-whistle that racism that isn't dog-whistle racism? ❤️ Bless
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February 14, 2019 on YNW Melly Charged In Double Murder
Anyone else catch that present tense? "And I do inhale—I did inhale."
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February 13, 2019 on People Are Giving Kamala Harris A Hard Time About Her Tupac & Snoop Comments
Is "posse" racist now, too? I've always liked "hangers-on."
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February 13, 2019 on Usher And Rich The Kid Involved In Studio Armed Robbery
Are they ad-libbing everything? What the fuck is going on?
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February 10, 2019 on Grammys 2019: Winners List & Comment Party
We are in desperate need of another political shorthand for "shit is bad right now."
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February 8, 2019 on Thom Yorke Compares Theresa May’s Brexit Negotiations To “The Early Days Of The Third Reich”
I thought "Sunday Morning" by VU invented indie pop.
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February 6, 2019 on The Number Ones: Paul & Linda McCartney’s “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”
inb4 "Everybody steals." Listen to the whole episode. This ain't Iggy Pop writing "Lust for Life" to sound like a Motown song or "Blurred Lines" nodding to "Got to Give It Up" by Marvin Gaye. It's "I'm gonna use the same chords in the same order with the same melody in the same part of the song, all with full knowledge of which song I'm ripping off."
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February 5, 2019 on Rivers Cuomo Still Hasn’t Watched SNL’s Weezer Sketch, But Is “Almost Sexually Aroused Looking At Spreadsheets”
Especially that detailed spreadsheet he talked about on the "Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori" episode of Song Exploder, the one of other people's songs he likes and wants to steal. Don't worry: He makes an anagram of the original title to make himself forget it was written by someone else and trick himself into thinking he wrote it.
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February 5, 2019 on Rivers Cuomo Still Hasn’t Watched SNL’s Weezer Sketch, But Is “Almost Sexually Aroused Looking At Spreadsheets”
"Not Illegal (To Be Wack)" is a rap song that needs to exist.
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February 4, 2019 on ICE’s Arrest Of 21 Savage Is An Outrage
Or, like LL, politely asked that we not consider the song to which we were listening a comeback.
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January 31, 2019 on Backstreet’s Back, But It’s Not Alright
Mrs. Gummo is #TeamBSB and fucking PUMPED to see them in Vegas.
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January 31, 2019 on Backstreet’s Back, But It’s Not Alright
Nope, you're right. They really killed their momentum releasing RTJ3 on Christmas Eve, which is the worst day of the year to drop a new album. RTJ2 had the benefit of coming out at the perfect time, being fuck ridiculous good, and serving as an easy consensus pick for music critics looking to stay out of the then-raging War on Drugs vs. Sun Kil Moon beef.
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January 31, 2019 on Watch Killer Mike Talk Hells Angels, Bernie Sanders, & RTJ4 On Seth Meyers
RE: Hells Angels, I have never and will never understand the weird admiration people have for violent criminals: the Hells Angels, the Pagans, the mafia, the Crips, the Bloods, etc. Everybody has heard a Harley dad talk about how badass motorcycle gangs are, a Philly/NJ/NY native wax nostalgic about how classy the mob is, or some music critic—props to Tom Breihan for making a conscious effort not to do this—sound just a little too excited writing about a rapper's actual gang affiliations and/or murders. It's, like, they kill people. And extort people. And traffic drugs and humans. And intimidate witnesses and rig elections. You know that, right?
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January 31, 2019 on Watch Killer Mike Talk Hells Angels, Bernie Sanders, & RTJ4 On Seth Meyers
cappie, cappie, cappie... That's ikimasu ("go"), not kimasu, and that monstrosity of a sentence is what happens when bloc puts "you go girl" into an online translator.
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January 30, 2019 on Ariana Grande’s Japanese “7 Rings” Tattoo Actually Means “Small Charcoal Grill”
I think Blonde and The Idler Wheel... are now the two most valuable records I own.
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January 30, 2019 on Frank Ocean Denies Endless Is Coming To Streaming
'member when Mark Ronson recorded "Feel Right" with Mystikal after Mystikal got out of jail for rape but before Mystikal went back to jail for rape? I 'member.
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January 29, 2019 on Mark Ronson, Haim, & The Roots Are Recording A “Hit Song” With Howard Stern
Related: The other week someone commented that your name in Japanese would be written "ko-ke-pa-ra-te." That's not true. It's コークパーティー, pronounced "ko-ku-pah-tee." And they don't have upper- or lower-case letters, so you're good.
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January 23, 2019 on Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers Tease Better Oblivion Community Center
I've feuding with Kathleen Hanna for 2 years for making "I'm With Her" and WHERES MY ARTICLE TOM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLGFyxAP0QE
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January 23, 2019 on Courtney Love Revives Feud With Bikini Kill
Wish it’d been you there with us instead of these two girls who showed up buzzed 10 minutes before Kacey went on, butted right in front of a 5’2” Mrs. Gummo, and spent the whole show doing that eyes-closed wiggle dance from The Chappelle Show skit about white people dancing to music with electric guitar.
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January 19, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Natalie Prass opened and sounded great. Kacey played a great set minus some odd song choices—“Family Is Family” over “Biscuits”?—and somebody proposed during “Golden Hour” (she said yes).
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January 19, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Any Gummers gonna be at the Kacey show in Philly tonight?
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January 18, 2019 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
"I now call Claire Elise Boucher to the stand." https://media.giphy.com/media/12ueOsEbhSfP6U/giphy.gif
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January 17, 2019 on Court Rules Elon Musk Cannot Shield Grimes From Testifying In Tesla Lawsuit
RZA on "Take a Fall for Me" >>>>>> André 3000 on "Where's the Catch?"
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January 17, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: James Blake Assume Form
Ironic covers suck because the artists—male or female—are trying way too hard to be clever. For every all-bro rock band covering a song by a female pop singer or boy band, there's a white girl with an acoustic guitar doing an omg soooooo unexpected cover of a rap song. Exhibit A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0BPnJUx_Yw
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January 14, 2019 on 8 Britney Spears Covers That Don’t Suck
The guitar solo from "Savory" is an all-timer. A lot like "Paranoid Android"'s in that it fits the song perfectly and no one but him could have ever come up with it.
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January 14, 2019 on Jawbox Announce Reunion Tour
[REDACTED]. https://www.stereogum.com/1558401/shut-up-dude-this-weeks-best-and-worst-comments-101/shut-up-dude/
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January 10, 2019 on Phoenix Apologize For Working With R. Kelly
Just change your username to Wayne Dupree.
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January 10, 2019 on Phoenix Apologize For Working With R. Kelly
Who's going to the Philly show with me and Mrs. Gummo?
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January 10, 2019 on Watch Kacey Musgraves & Natalie Prass Cover Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”
He headlined The Other Site Music Festival less than a week after they called out Justin Timberlake for the high crime of being a dummy and naming his single "Take Back the Night" without realizing it's also an anti-sexual violence non-profit. If that's not bad faith... HOLD ON, WE'RE STILL GOING HOME In 2014 Lindsay Zoladz even wrote a whole feature about how badly "Take Back the Night" traumatized her, which included gems like: "Controversy has a way of sliding right off certain public figures—and more often than not, these people are clean-cut white men. " WELP
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January 10, 2019 on Phoenix Apologize For Working With R. Kelly
They also put him at #1 on "The 10 Best Things at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013"... https://www.stereogum.com/1412041/the-10-best-things-at-pitchfork-music-festival-2013/franchises/list/attachment/r-kelly-4/ ...and hand-waved the allegations away with: "Kelly may have demons that trail him, but you can tell that when he's performing, he's only making music because he wants it to make the world a better place." Also worth noting: No one in the comment section called them out.
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January 10, 2019 on Phoenix Apologize For Working With R. Kelly
Everyone is going about these apologies all wrong. What you gotta do is announce a partnership with a non-profit that combats sexual violence as a way to help promote your concert. Make that the focus of your story. Wait until, like, the end of the third paragraph, then apologize. Fucken amateurs
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January 10, 2019 on Phoenix Apologize For Working With R. Kelly
NO GUITAR FLIPS NO SALE
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January 3, 2019 on Coachella 2019 Lineup
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