Comments from Michael E Hartigan

The Harry Potter Sketch is actually the best performance I've ever seen Daniel Radcliffe give.
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January 19, 2012 on Saturday Night Live: Daniel Radcliffe And Lana Del Rey
'Scale It Back' by DJ Shadow feat. Yukimi Nagano
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December 22, 2011 on Win A $200 JAMBOX Wireless Speaker
It's rare when a video actually endears me more to a song I already really liked. this is one of those. Although, I'm not sure why. I'll just chalk it up to Regine.
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December 17, 2011 on Arcade Fire – “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” Videos
Annie Clark is awesome. So is Alex Lifeson
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November 30, 2011 on Rolling Stone’s 10 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time
The criticism heaped upon her for explaining the mundane circumstances that led to the 'Video Games' song (and resulting phenomena) is total fucked up bullshit. Where do people get off thinking that artists should only take their inspiration from 'approved' ideas? That's kind of the whole thing about the arts. Insipiration can come from anywhere. Neither she nor any other musician should have to defend the source of their songs to anyone. Least of all, music-blog trolls.
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November 19, 2011 on Lana Del Rey Tells The Story Behind “Video Games”
I'm not going to call you crazy. I'm going to call you 'of the same mind as the Interscope executives who signed her'. And then, I'm going to agree with you 100% and then watch more videos of her and drool.
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November 9, 2011 on Lana Del Rey Joins Interscope
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
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November 9, 2011 on Win Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here Immersion Box Set
Kokomo. No, wait, I change mine.
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October 29, 2011 on Win Beach Boys’ The Smile Sessions Box Set
'Zombie' is one of my all-time favorite songs, and I associate their first album with my horizon-opening move from hickville AZ to big city Chicago in my early 20's. So, am I glad they are back together? Yes. Will I be dropping my e-mail in the above slot in order to hear what they're doing? Frankly, I'd have to hear it and like it first. But the odds that I will are long.
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October 25, 2011 on Remember The Cranberries?
God I love awesome giveaways! the White Album, you guys.
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October 14, 2011 on Win A Remastered Beatles Catalog
Lou Reed - New York (I know, obvious choice) Metallica - Some Kind of Monster soundtrack (if there is one)
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October 13, 2011 on Win A $600 Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker Dock
To me the sign of a good song is when it rewards repeated listening. This song, as well as all her other songs I've heard, fit that bill. Can't really say how, but they do. Seeing as though I was introduced to her through a post of the 'Video Games' video on likecool.com, I have to admit what drew me in was her physical beauty. I searched for her other videos and songs because I couldn't tell if she was for real or if it was some sort of committee-based construct. But I soon came to realize that I didn't care, I just wanted more of her singing. Guess you could say I came for the looks, but stayed for the song-writing.
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October 13, 2011 on Watch Lana Del Rey On Jools Holland
It will be so awesome. I will put it on the desk with all my other musical equipment/instruments, and look at it every time I get up and get ready for work, then come home late at night and look at it again as I pass out on the bed. What is it, again?
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August 30, 2011 on Watch Neon Indian’s PAL198X Synth Commercial … And Win One Of Your Very Own
When I heard that the Shins lost two of their band members, in favor of, like three new ones, I feared for the worst. That never means that the music gets better. This new (to me) song does nothing to refute that.
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August 16, 2011 on Watch Shins Play New Tune, Bowie Cover In Oregon
I used to love this band.
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April 30, 2011 on Wilco (The Record Label)
Maybe I'm too late, but: The Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
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February 5, 2011 on Win A $1,600 ESP Alexi Laiho Signature Guitar
Yo, how about some White Denim? They put out a friggin' free album http://whitedenimmusic.com/download-new-record-last-day-of-summer, and it rocks!
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January 17, 2011 on The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010
I second that Jenny & Johnny disc. I play it over and over, can't wait to hear it each time.
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January 17, 2011 on The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010
Don't understand why everybody is able to say the words 'the new musical...Spider-man...blah blah blah' with a straight face.
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September 12, 2010 on Hear U2’s Spider-Man Song “Boy Falls From The Sky”
Personally, it doesn't make sense that they would have gone ahead releasing a major CD without having ALL relevant clearances and licenses in place. Especially when the cover of said CD displays someone's clear distinct image. Isn't this what legal departments are for?
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July 20, 2010 on Ezra Responds To Kirsten Contra Scandal
WTF is this list based on? BSS must be in the top ten, at least.
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July 8, 2010 on Amazon Editors’ Top 50 Albums Of 2010 (So Far)
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