Comments from roland1824

"I had suggested on the Zoom call that they go by the Band Lady A, or Lady A the Band, and I could be Lady A the Artist, but they didn’t want to do that" This sounds like a person that either isn't getting good advice or is pretty clueless if these were thought to be viable solutions.
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July 10, 2020 on Lady A Responds To Lady A(ntebellum) Lawsuit
When you're 77 and you have a 3 year old kid maybe it's time to stop fucking?
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July 9, 2020 on The Rolling Stones – “Criss Cross”
Imagine still giving a shit about the Stones in 2020. It's been all downhill since the London Years ended... FIFTY YEARS AGO.
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July 9, 2020 on The Rolling Stones – “Criss Cross”
What a patronizing response. "I took 6 years and it's 2.5 hours but I couldn't find a way include slavery". Sure buddy. Lin Manual has always been a corporate clown. He comes from a well connected political family and is persona non grata in Puerto Rico for supporting privatization that has hurt many. See: https://thenewinquiry.com/disaster-act/
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July 8, 2020 on Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds To The Hamilton Slavery Debate
This is stupid of course. But also stupid is the concept of "superspreading" events. This whole thing has completely broken the scientific distinction between correlation and causation.
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July 4, 2020 on DaBaby Performing In Decatur Tonight As Georgia Sees Record COVID-19 Surge
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-citizenship.html
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July 4, 2020 on Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Bid, Elon Musk Endorses
Great cans but the ear cups never really get more comfortable and eventually dry out and crumble. You might try the replacement ones made for Sennheisers.
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July 3, 2020 on Sufjan Stevens – “America”
Thank you for informing us, Kacey and Ruston.
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July 3, 2020 on Kacey Musgraves And Ruston Kelly Announce Divorce
All these ridiculous "solutions" only aim to benefit higher tier artists that can play large venues and the corporate promoters that control these large venues. These groups can weather these times better than most. Wake me up when there are ideas to support smaller bands and smaller venues.
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July 3, 2020 on Here’s What The UK’s “First Dedicated Socially Distanced Music Venue” Will Look Like
She's great, one of the best going in LA. I wish she would drop the silly band names and put out music under her own name. I bet she would get more recognition alongside all the other excellent singer songwriters going today.
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July 2, 2020 on Is This Mysterious Occult Classic Album Actually By Illuminati Hotties?
It's not that she wouldn't believe it, but that she would just not make public comments unless the climate was right for it to not affect her brand adversely. Clearly now it is safe and fashionable to show support. (This is not unique to her and I do think it's a smart move.)
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June 26, 2020 on Taylor Swift Calls Out Census Form For Transgender Erasure
I see a small difference but both points stand - what is said and how it is presented to media outlets for public consumption.
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June 26, 2020 on Taylor Swift Calls Out Census Form For Transgender Erasure
I'm fine with being called cynical, if you're OK with being called naive. Do you honestly think someone worth half a billion dollars doesn't run their public stances through advisors?
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June 26, 2020 on Taylor Swift Calls Out Census Form For Transgender Erasure
Do you see strawmen everywhere or just here? I withheld any opinion or judgement. There is a trap waiting for men that come out as enthusiastic supporters or women who come out as critical of these sort of decisions.
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June 26, 2020 on Watch Phoebe Bridgers Stage Her Own Carpool Karaoke For ‘Corden’ & Show Off Her Cop-Hating Nick Cave Poster
Her PR team is doing a great job repositioning her in the marketplace as woke.
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June 26, 2020 on Taylor Swift Calls Out Census Form For Transgender Erasure
This is the same guy that thinks slavery was a choice, right?
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June 26, 2020 on Kanye West Finally Gets His Gap Collab
Marketable symbolic gestures are much easier than doing the hard work of real lasting change.
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June 25, 2020 on Dixie Chicks Change Name To The Chicks, Share New Song “March March”
This is a good example of the delusion of Haim fans in laughably equating them to 20+ year bands like Phoenix or New Pornos. Phoenix are festival headliners with about 10 absolute smash singles and New Pornos have one of the deepest singer songwriter backcatalogs of any active bands.
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June 25, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Haim Women In Music Pt. III
You can now add "appeared topless in Playboy" to the laundry list of promo she's done for the new album. I'll be curious to see how this one is spun around here.
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June 24, 2020 on Watch Phoebe Bridgers Stage Her Own Carpool Karaoke For ‘Corden’ & Show Off Her Cop-Hating Nick Cave Poster
Gotta love Apple playing catch up and touting it as innovation. "Spatial audio" is a software effect that high end Android has had in the form of a DTS:X setting at least 2 generations ago. Also Samsung Galaxy Buds (which had auto device switching on day 1) smokes the overall sound of Airpods for a lower price.
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June 22, 2020 on AirPods Will Finally Let You Auto-Switch Between Devices
Upvoted mostly for the unexpected twist in this comment to a Jolly Bee recommendation. (I agree Apple gear is overpriced but Macbooks and iPads are solid hardware and worth it when found on deep discount.)
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June 22, 2020 on AirPods Will Finally Let You Auto-Switch Between Devices
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June 22, 2020 on Electric Blockaloo Fest Changes Name Because Of Boogaloo Movement
Or a shirt https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8G0AAOSwG-1Wx-ac/s-l1600.jpg
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June 22, 2020 on 6ix9ine Has The #1 Song In America
I mean, the chart is a good excuse to write something about a pop song. Just the #1 number ranking itself is pretty meaningless.
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June 22, 2020 on 6ix9ine Has The #1 Song In America
Perhaps my followups added a small amount of more sense, comedically?
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June 22, 2020 on Beyoncé – “Black Parade”
I didn't mean that we should measure them against each other, but we should measure them against the movement itself. Who stepped up and said and did things when the fire was in the streets?
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June 22, 2020 on Beyoncé – “Black Parade”
I meant specifically during and about the protests. That was the moment. Get in front of a live camera and say something honest and off the cuff about the fire going on in the streets. Everything is so measured with her - a prepared Instagram, a typed letter, a symbolic financial gesture. She dines out on a message of Black empowerment and she sat out the actual igniting of the movement. The "Queen" has no clothes.
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June 22, 2020 on Beyoncé – “Black Parade”
It's a good thing no one sensible cares about stupid charts when it comes to evaluating art.
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June 22, 2020 on 6ix9ine Has The #1 Song In America
I guess I meant that her public voice has been largely absent during this current uprising and this offering isn't enough. A so-so track with Black identity focused lyrics can't make up for that. I might have also said the same if Kenrik dropped a similarly subpar track after sitting out the protests. He continues to hang back quietly.
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June 20, 2020 on Beyoncé – “Black Parade”
Too little, too late.
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June 20, 2020 on Beyoncé – “Black Parade”
I don't if it's really pandering to just acknowledge fans.. He seems to have some actual contempt. When I saw him live, he hid behind a piano, didn't address the crowd, didn't sing with any effort, didn't play any hits, save one or two in unrecognizable arrangements. When he played Desert Trip in Coachella, he didn't allow cameras on him and his band despite it being an enormous field. I do get the whole temperamental artist thing. But would it kill him to show a little gratitude to the people that paid his salary for decades. He doesn't have to be as generous as Springsteen, but throw us a bone, Mr. Zimmerman.
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June 19, 2020 on Stream Bob Dylan’s New Album Rough And Rowdy Ways
A bit surprised to see so many so excited about a Dylan album in 2020. Music listening is a zero sum game to me. I feel I'm always missing things and catching up. So any time spent with these dinosaurs means less time with newer artists. I also can't ignore the fact that Dylan has demonstrated repeatedly that he could not care less about his fan base. But to each their own.
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June 19, 2020 on Stream Bob Dylan’s New Album Rough And Rowdy Ways
Yes! Or the very at least a nice Hard Rock Cafe in Florida. It will probably wind up in some sheik's mansion game room in Dubai.
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June 19, 2020 on Kurt Cobain’s Unplugged Guitar Is Up For Auction Today
I've seen this pop up on Twitter. Live Nation is basically setting the terms for the properties they control which is what corporations do. This is probably worth a Stereogum post on its own to discuss.
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June 19, 2020 on Joni Mitchell, Ian MacKaye, Carly Rae Jepsen, & Hundreds More Sign Letter To Support Independent Music Venues
Well, this is a bummer. He reinvented Prairie Home into something wholly his own for a new generation. It started slow but really found its legs. It does seem a bit odd for APM to be making this decision under the cover of Covid as no one would expect the show to be active currently as is a live show. But to kill it outright with no chance to return once live venue shows do return, just sucks. Hopefully he owns the name or can do something similar under his own name in the future.
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June 16, 2020 on Live From Here Cancelled
Quite a lot of other names in here for a review of an ostensibly solo singer songwriter's album. Any Elliott Smith comparisons at this point are far too premature. In particular equating their chops as a musicians is just crazy if you have actually seen him play - and I bet she would say the same. (I say all this actually enjoying a lot of the record.)
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June 16, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Phoebe Bridgers Punisher
A decent enough vinyl rip is out there....
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June 16, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Phoebe Bridgers Punisher
Well, they say you have your whole life to make your debut album. It's the sophomore follow up that's the tricky one.
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June 9, 2020 on The Dalai Lama Announces Debut Album
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