Comments from Looney Joe

I watched the movie and heard the album right after I heard Prince passed away (I really hate how many of my artistic deep dives happen because the artist just died and I finally feel motivated enough to educate myself). When you're younger and weren't around for older artists' moments of pop cultural dominance and only know it as a piece of history, sometimes it's hard to really grasp how huge those artists actually are. But the moment the movie starts and "Let's Go Crazy" begins, it's so fucking obvious how Prince was the biggest star in the world. Absolutely brilliant, and it says a lot (as Tom notes) that this Prince's character at the START of his journey of artistic growth. Most other people, this would be their peak artistic achievement, but this is the goddamn warm-up. Still insanely good (the movie's weird but fun). Also, watch that Muppets Tonight episode. There's a really cool music video-style segment with my first favorite Prince song, "Starfish and Coffee."
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September 4, 2020 on The Number Ones: Prince & The Revolution’s “Let’s Go Crazy”
Never heard of this song before but I instantly love it. This is one of those great really introspective songs with an '80s pop sheen to it, and I love how those play into each other (same reason I love Men at Work's "Overkill"). Great stuff!
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September 2, 2020 on The Number Ones: John Waite’s “Missing You”
Icelandic lava rocks can get pretty red, if that counts
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August 29, 2020 on Björk’s Reykjavík Concert Series Postponed Until 2021
It’s all gonna be OK in the end, pal. Don’t worry.
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August 29, 2020 on Björk’s Reykjavík Concert Series Postponed Until 2021
But then locking down again should hypothetically make it even easier for it to be eradicated when things are relaxed again right?
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August 29, 2020 on Björk’s Reykjavík Concert Series Postponed Until 2021
She’s probably the only Icelandic musician who could ever realistically say they were too big for Eurovision.
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August 29, 2020 on Björk’s Reykjavík Concert Series Postponed Until 2021
Ah, gotcha. Sort of a New Zealand kind of situation?
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August 29, 2020 on Björk’s Reykjavík Concert Series Postponed Until 2021
Huh. And here I thought Iceland had almost entirely eradicated COVID-19. Supposing they’re just nervous about overseas fans trying to make the trek?
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August 29, 2020 on Björk’s Reykjavík Concert Series Postponed Until 2021
Hope Germany gets back under control, considering how well they’ve handled things up to this point. On the bright side, now they don’t have to see Bryan Adams!
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August 29, 2020 on Germany’s “Return To Live” Stadium Concert With Bryan Adams Cancelled Due To Spike In Infections
We've tested 2,000-odd people over two weeks and only two have come back positive, but there's still this little pit in our stomachs collectively that won't go away until it's been at least three weeks with nothing more than that. Seems OK at the moment, but knock on wood that it'll keep going.
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August 28, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Getting settled into college, which is why I haven’t been posting as much. Mood is...weird, but it’s nice to be back and I’ve been testing negative so hallelujah. Stay happy, stay healthy, stay positive.
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August 28, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
This song, and this movie, are great.
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August 28, 2020 on The Number Ones: Ray Parker, Jr.’s “Ghostbusters”
I think the chorus is better. It builds itself up well and makes me happy. It’s not peak Jefferson Airplane/Starship but I think it’s really great.
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August 26, 2020 on We’re Doing An Indieheads AMA On Friday
Look, I wasn't the one who gave "Hello" an 8 and "Yesterday" a 6. Just saying.
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August 26, 2020 on We’re Doing An Indieheads AMA On Friday
Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now is better than Somebody to Love and I stand by it.
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August 26, 2020 on We’re Doing An Indieheads AMA On Friday
I remember hearing this song for the first time, which is a luxury I don’t often have when it comes to classic songs. Blew my mind, and it still blows my mind every time I listen to it again.
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August 26, 2020 on The Number Ones: Prince’s “When Doves Cry”
Makes me think of every YT comment along the lines of “Boy, take me back to the ‘80s. It was a simpler time. We weren’t hooked on technology and pop stars were actually talented, not just a bunch of studio hacks!” And this’ll be on a vid of NKOTB or something.
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August 25, 2020 on Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh Terrorized By Neighborhood TikTok Influencers’ “COVID Parties”
I’m 21 and these influencers make my skin crawl. Might be painting with too broad a brush there.
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August 25, 2020 on Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh Terrorized By Neighborhood TikTok Influencers’ “COVID Parties”
Fred's my buddy too! I actually met him at a kids' literary camp around 2011 and then we met again at a Samia concert in 2015. Super-duper nice and talented guy. I was plotzing when I saw him in Eighth Grade. I have cool friends.
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August 25, 2020 on Samia – “Triptych”
He's already covered "It Wasn't Me"! It works perfectly!
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August 24, 2020 on Save Stereogum Final Week: More Zoom Party Details Revealed
So sad I won't be able to make it, but way to go on raising all this money for this wonderful site! Can't wait to give the album a listen!
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August 24, 2020 on Save Stereogum Final Week: More Zoom Party Details Revealed
With all due respect, I give this a generous 3.
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August 17, 2020 on The Number Ones: Lionel Richie’s “Hello”
Great interview! Biden is good at holding his own and Cardi is great as ever.
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August 17, 2020 on Watch Cardi B’s Zoom Interview With Joe Biden
Ok I read it. I was right.
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August 15, 2020 on Billie Eilish Is Playing The DNC
I just had some wine and I feel very happy. Love you guys!
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August 14, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Look, I say this as a Broadway fan, but this is a humongous step-up from the "What the World Needs Now" singalong from last year.
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August 14, 2020 on Billie Eilish Is Playing The DNC
The Fonz would never. Henry Winkler is chill.
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August 14, 2020 on Billie Eilish Is Playing The DNC
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