Comments from roland1824

This message would have been better coming out of almost anyone else's mouth. The right will just weaponize these kind of messages as the old Hollywood elites coming out against them and their base will fall for it again.
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June 8, 2020 on John Legend Explains What Exactly Is Meant By “Defund The Police”
I'm looking backward at what has been predicted and what has actually come to pass, particularly in California. Legitimate academics and scientists have been writing and publishing on questions about how all this is being handled the whole time. But you've made up your mind that what you have heard is infallible, so no worries.
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June 8, 2020 on NYT Poll: Most Epidemiologists Wouldn’t Attend A Concert For A Year Or More
But if we don't get that "2nd wave", will we hear that they were wrong about it? Or will it quietly go away? Or will the goal posts be moved to justify calling something a "2nd wave"? You are getting an interesting point - the sudden shifts in guessing at the causes and effects of this thing - now you can't get it off surfaces, now it's going from respiratory to vascular - kind of underscores experts are merely figuring it out as they go.
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June 8, 2020 on NYT Poll: Most Epidemiologists Wouldn’t Attend A Concert For A Year Or More
The degree to which you are being downvoted for this rather sensible comment suggests you touched a specific nerve in many. Good job!
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June 8, 2020 on Before Today Turns 10
Epidemiologists are in the worst case doomsday prediction business, so this is not surprising. They hide behind "models" and tow the party line together. Then later they make no retractions over how off some of their extreme predictions were. Some of these other categories are revealing about this group - 42% won't shake a long time friend's hand or go out on a blind date with someone until next year? 36% won't even get their mail this summer? This is who we are listening to. Meanwhile we were over 30,000+ strong marching shoulder to shoulder in Hollywood yesterday. Let's see how they spin that when they all don't suddenly drop dead in exactly 14 days.
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June 8, 2020 on NYT Poll: Most Epidemiologists Wouldn’t Attend A Concert For A Year Or More
He should chip in and be an advocate for the rebuilding of destroyed small stores like Japan LA on Melrose who may not have his bank account.
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June 2, 2020 on Tyler, The Creator Is Fine With GOLF Store Damage From George Floyd Protests: “This Is Bigger Than Getting Some Glass Fixed”
This is the file transfer protocol joke I was looking for. Only took about a dozen comments to get it. Clearly these kids haven't built websites the old fashioned manual way. Also would have accepted a Foster The People joke.
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June 2, 2020 on YG – “FTP”
Wow what is going on in that cover artwork
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June 1, 2020 on Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande’s “Rain On Me” Debuts At #1
I gotta give her credit for finding new, inventive ways for people to find her annoying.
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May 29, 2020 on Here’s The Legal Contract For Grimes’ Selling Of Her Soul
Well, yeah. But this is a pretty killer group (with a couple of obvious garbage ones) besides their law troubles. I'm just saying that the two I mentioned would be a small blip on the rap radar for their music alone. LA is looking for its next heir to the throne after K.dot. But it ain't these two, despite how much Passion of weiss writers may want them to be.
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May 29, 2020 on Drakeo The Ruler – “GTA VI” & “Backflip Or Sumn”
This isn't terrible, but if we're honest, Drakeo (and Greedo) get a lot more ink, particularly locally, because of their imprisonments than their music alone might otherwise merit.
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May 29, 2020 on Drakeo The Ruler – “GTA VI” & “Backflip Or Sumn”
Hi! If you go past yet another misleading Stereogum bait headline, you will find in fact nothing has been canceled at this point. This a report of contingency planning, which any big business does. All I know is that at present, the production is in place to go ahead in October and would be surprising/disappointing if it were canceled (I am not alone in this feeling among many others in the local area).
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May 28, 2020 on Coachella Appears To Be Rescheduling For 2021
Seems like a good time to be reminded that just 15% of the U.S. and 5% of the world are on Twitter. Twitter is not the world.
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May 28, 2020 on Matty Healy Deactivates His Twitter After Backlash Over George Floyd Tweet
Not only will this festival happen next year, but Coachella will happen this very October.
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May 27, 2020 on Primavera Sound Announces Initial 2021 Lineup
I hope one is actually hurt or in danger, but the whole thing reads like a performance art project, in the vein of something Death Grips would do. Smart move to keep it on Bandcamp, the only place for artists to get a decent pay out.
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May 26, 2020 on Black Dresses Disbanding Following Unwanted TikTok Attention And “Extended Harassment”
This site loves referencing that Zeke E. worst case scenario shock value quote. You should read this article by him so you know what kind of clown you are looking up to: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/10/why-i-hope-to-die-at-75/379329/
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May 26, 2020 on Ridiculous Protective Suit For Concerts Features N95 Filter, Canisters For Drinking And Vaping
https://media.giphy.com/media/RSOUOj8H9A3Xq/giphy.gif
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May 23, 2020 on Lana Del Rey Defends “Controversial Post,” References New Wave Of Feminism
Like so much here in LA, particularly these days, they are just maintaining appearances.
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May 22, 2020 on Watch Haim Debut “Don’t Wanna” From Their Own Separate Homes On Corden
I love how when Banks is off duty from Interpol he dresses like a basic bro. He's always seemed pretty well adjusted.
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May 22, 2020 on Watch Muzz Debut New Song “Trinidad”
This is lesser Berninger but that's mostly because the National's highs are so high. Just about everything he does is going to be worth listening to at the very least and this is no exception.
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May 20, 2020 on Matt Berninger – “Serpentine Prison”
I agree, I gave it more thought than it merited. It's just another one of a million tweets that are pseudo clever nonsense.
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May 20, 2020 on Phoebe Bridgers – “I See You”
We should stop citing that month old NYT roundtable as having any real authority. No one knows anything. Go back at look at articles just a month ago. So many projections never came to pass. Things are moving fast, almost daily. CDC just today says you can't get this thing easily from surfaces. Go figure. I would wager we will have shows later this year with extra "safeguards" in place.
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May 20, 2020 on The Weeknd Reschedules Tour, Is Betting People Will Be Ready To Attend Arena Shows By Summer 2021
Too true--but how long can one sustain irony as their brand...?
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May 19, 2020 on Phoebe Bridgers – “I See You”
Surprised to hear that from a Phish fan. I'm no huge fan myself but they are hardly common or plain or flavorless or whatever "iceberg lettuce" means. That tweet is in the genre of tweets that sound clever at scrolling speed, but if you slow down and reread make little to no sense. (I sense a case of projection.)
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May 19, 2020 on Phoebe Bridgers – “I See You”
He's the best. But he's been nominated for Emmys like 4 or 5 times in a row for BCS so I think may be finally rating him!
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May 14, 2020 on Watch A Bunch Of Famous Comedians Sing Weird Al’s “Eat It” On The Mr. Show Zoomtacular Annual Business Call Event For Charity
So great. But it's like their 20th best sketch?! The whole series was so loaded. Some faves that spring to mind: Coupon the Movie Grass Valley Greg Pretaped Call in Show Story of Everest Monsters of Megaphone Lie Detector Taint Too many to list really... I'm feeling a binge coming on.
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May 14, 2020 on Watch A Bunch Of Famous Comedians Sing Weird Al’s “Eat It” On The Mr. Show Zoomtacular Annual Business Call Event For Charity
It's too bad really. His "scandal" that forced him out in retrospect seems positively quaint compared to some of the shit we're willfully ignoring in others these days.
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May 14, 2020 on Watch A Bunch Of Famous Comedians Sing Weird Al’s “Eat It” On The Mr. Show Zoomtacular Annual Business Call Event For Charity
This article is from May 7 but he made his comments today. So we'll wait for a legitimate example of Adams actually being "under fire". This site is getting way too casual with inaccurate bait headlines recently. There was a mischaracterization of Lana's comments as saying Mother's Day was "problematic" and that Louis the Child were "defending Hitler" in just the last week. Gotta tighten the ship up, captain.
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May 11, 2020 on Bryan Adams Under Fire For Blaming Coronavirus On “Bat Eating” Wet Market Vendors
Lovely interior design. Her song's not half bad either.
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May 10, 2020 on Watch Laura Marling Perform “Held Down” On Colbert
Lids on beverages? Is that where we're headed with all this? Random symbolic gestures? The equivalent of the TSA security theater we deal with at airports?
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May 10, 2020 on Arkansas Governor Says Planned Travis McCready Concert Does Not Comply With Department Of Health Directives
PSA - Ableton is currently 30% off if anyone here has been thinking about grabbing it.
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May 10, 2020 on Brockhampton – “Things Can’t Stay The Same” & “N.S.T.”
I've always felt that if AP would buckle down and refine his focus just a bit, he is the closest thing we have to an heir to Beck here in Los Angeles. He can basically do any sound and genre and has great pop instincts but too often hides it beneath jokey lyrics and murky production.
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May 7, 2020 on Ariel Pink – “Iron Worrier”
Well, this is nice. But I feel like with his skills, it probably took about 10 minutes to write.
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May 7, 2020 on Sam Prekop – “Circle Line”
Do people still use "tl;dr" ?
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May 7, 2020 on Charli XCX – “I Finally Understand”
Or, https://youtu.be/j7ZigcpsPTc
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May 7, 2020 on Louis The Child Apologize For Defending Hitler
Best "hate" songs? Nomination: https://youtu.be/ReYu-qts2Dg
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May 7, 2020 on Louis The Child Apologize For Defending Hitler
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