Comments from tk_85

Ah man, what a walk down memory lane. Remember that time The Polyphonic Spree was in a trailer for Eternal Sunshine? Indie music was a diff. world then. They'll have a soft spot for being a part of that time of my life.
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September 6, 2020 on Stream The Polyphonic Spree’s New Covers EP
"Christian extremists want to turn the country into a religious state straight out of “The Handmaid’s Tale”." What kind of echo chamber must one live in to *genuinely* think this is going to happen, or is close to happening?
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September 3, 2020 on ANOHNI – “R.N.C. 2020″
Oppression Olympics 101: If it's white, it ain't right
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September 3, 2020 on Twenty One Pilots’ Tyler Joseph Apologizes For Social Justice Tweets
I was just thinking, "no one is listening to this nonsense.." Checks youtube: 27 millions views
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September 2, 2020 on 24kGoldn Brings MySpace Emo To TikTok Rap
Wonder if his any of the band members he was portraying were offended when he did it.
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September 1, 2020 on David Byrne Apologizes For Wearing Blackface In Stop Making Sense Promo Video
"in the not-so-distant future we will be billed and sent products we never actively ordered because an algorithm decided we need them" You mean...like a *subscription?*
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August 28, 2020 on Living Body Take Jeff Bezos To Task On New Song “I Do”
I'm picky about my Bob-covers, but I enjoyed this. Really brings some spirit to it.
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August 27, 2020 on Greg Dulli & Mark Lanegan – “Girl From The North Country” (Bob Dylan Cover)
Want to know why our country is in such turmoil. Look no further than this thread. No excuse to get political ignored. It's us vs them tribalism at it's absolute worst.
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August 26, 2020 on Fox News Airs Tribute To Power Trip’s Riley Gale
Tim channeling a bit of Josh T. [albeit a little more straight-forwardly] on this stuff.
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August 26, 2020 on Tim Heidecker – “Nothing” (Feat. Weyes Blood)
Perhaps PTA's view of "palette" isn't really on the same plane as skin color and gender identity. Not everyone finds depth there, nor should they. If PTA was intentionally more interested in centering his perspectives on white men, is there something *wrong* about that?
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August 26, 2020 on Alana Haim Appearing In New Paul Thomas Anderson Film
No, but it's a lot easier to imagine being a porn star or a detective than being a Native American woman [for example]. I'd be willing to wager the vast majority of humans imagine themselves in different jobs in different eras in different relationships, etc. – I don't think many spend a lot of time imagining themselves as a different race and gender. I think it's kind of missing the point though. I don't think PTA really *cares* one way or another about the "whiteness" or "maleness" of his leads.
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August 26, 2020 on Alana Haim Appearing In New Paul Thomas Anderson Film
I mean, we create based off of what he know – what does PTA know? He's a white male. I don't think its odd that his movies would reflect that perspective.
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August 25, 2020 on Alana Haim Appearing In New Paul Thomas Anderson Film
Yep – doesn't help that medicinal opiates are widely available and when people can't get them they just resort to things like heroin. Must be one heck of a drug and the distortion it must cause in the brain to prevent people from breaking free of it must be unimaginable.
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August 25, 2020 on Justin Townes Earle Died Of “Probable Drug Overdose”
I hate to say it but this is where my mind went immediately. I knew he'd had his struggles throughout his life with substance abuse and with covid going on and the strange way it has affected our lives I could see why people might return to old "comforts."
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August 25, 2020 on Justin Townes Earle Died Of “Probable Drug Overdose”
Meh, we'll just never get another The Man Who or The Invisible Band again.
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August 24, 2020 on Travis – “The Only Thing” (Feat. Susanna Hoffs)
Darkness isn't the problem, Zack Snyder was. He's just basically a younger, contemporary Michael Bay.
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August 24, 2020 on Nirvana’s “Something In The Way” Soundtracks First The Batman Trailer
RIP. I think he struggled with some things in his life that may have affected his health pretty seriously.
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August 23, 2020 on Justin Townes Earle Dead At 38
Bruh, it's a boyband -- what do you want from them?
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August 22, 2020 on BTS – “Dynamite”
Not that any of us are going to listen to SKM, RHP, or any other Kozelek project – but at the time, it was really cool to see RHP featured in a film, even if you can barely hear it and it's only played for like 3 seconds [kitchen scene with Cameron Diaz].
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August 21, 2020 on Cameron Crowe Details The Neil Young Scene Cut From Almost Famous
Pretty pivotal movie for me as a young lad. Exposed me to a lot of music I wouldn't have been exposed to. Shame Cameron Crowe couldn't really recapture the same magic in most his other movies, although I swear Vanilla Sky is much better than given credit for: if not for providing a really exposure of Sigur Ros, opening with Radiohead, and having songs from Red House Painters, Josh Rouse, a bizarre Cameron Diaz pop song, Beach Boys, Spiritualized, etc.
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August 21, 2020 on Cameron Crowe Details The Neil Young Scene Cut From Almost Famous
If she chooses to be, she'll be one of the actresses of my generation. Either way, she's a great actress and as I understand it she stepped away to be a mother and live her life. The poster is bizarre.
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August 20, 2020 on Kirsten Dunst Would Very Much Like To Be Excluded From This Narrative
Being an ideologue =/= speaking of recurring issues. It just means your adherence to a specific solution in mind prevents you from being open to anything that doesn't fit within its parameters. It's why I'm "moderate." I could look at "conservatives" and say: "You know, the government *should* be careful with not spending too much, and you know, the government isn't very efficient so we *should* be careful with giving them more money and power." I could look at "progressives" and say: "You know – we are incredibly prosperous here, things should be better for everyone. Some corporations *are* greedy and need to be regulated." As opposed to say, for example, "I'm against a public option for healthcare because I believe in small government." Or, for example: "If there's a single payer option run entirely by our government with no exception because that's the *only* way people won't get left out." One adhering to some kind of libertarian approach, one adhering to some kind of socialistic-approach. Maybe truth is hard to find because there's little bits of it in every side of an argument.
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August 20, 2020 on Watch Billie Eilish Perform “My Future,” Slam Trump At DNC
How did any of this even come to be in the first place? How does get put under a "court-approved conservatorship?"
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August 20, 2020 on Britney Spears “Strongly Opposed” To Her Father Resuming Conservatorship
I mean, they're all a bunch of ideologues, whom most people aren't really fans of. That's why most of them are so predictable. They follow an ideology, which means they don't really have to think beyond it. "Here's the answer, no thinking required, I'll just regurgitate these talking points over and over..."
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August 20, 2020 on Watch Billie Eilish Perform “My Future,” Slam Trump At DNC
Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish openly against Trump. Biden is still bumbling his way forward somehow. Obama is giving teary-eyed commentary regarding the risk of losing capitalism [come on Obama, the far left openly *wants* capitalism to fall], you've got serial pervert Bill Clinton introducing folks as if all is forgiven, you've got his wife who knowingly let him most likely molest or harass women. The current President sees the end and has clearly decided to *not* go silently into the night. You've got a country that is increasingly getting shoved to the further ends of each side of the spectrum most likely from social media, television, and the internet. What's new though?
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August 20, 2020 on Watch Billie Eilish Perform “My Future,” Slam Trump At DNC
Aren't the vast amount of homeless folks mentally ill, on drugs, or a combination of both? The problem isn't homelessness, it's drug addiction and mental illness. There is money for it, it's just getting all used up in inefficient ways. There's also the problem that trying to help people who are addicted to drugs or mentally ill isn't always a matter of money.
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August 19, 2020 on Chuck Schumer & James Murphy Call For Federal Assistance To Indie Venues
addendum: Has has bipolar, but he's not deaf and blind. The whole thing is publicity for Kanye and an attempt to keep Trump in office, and both Kanye and Republicans are in on it.
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August 18, 2020 on Fiona Apple Narrates Anti-ICE Short Film
She's making the presumption that Kanye doesn't know what Republicans are doing.
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August 18, 2020 on Fiona Apple Narrates Anti-ICE Short Film
Maybe a good and simple reflection on how good an artist is how no connection to how good of a person they are.
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August 18, 2020 on Mark Kozelek Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Threatens Legal Action
Bernie doesn't have a dedicated team of people trying to get everyone to believe he's hip.
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August 18, 2020 on Barack Obama Shares Summer 2020 Playlist
...and here I was just asking myself, "..what am I supposed to think about Trump and the USPS?!" and now I know. Thanks Taylor.
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August 17, 2020 on Taylor Swift Speaks Out Against “Trump’s Calculated Dismantling Of USPS”
No – because our federal government is clearly efficient, responsible, and good-intention we should give it *more* power and *more* money.
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August 17, 2020 on Taylor Swift Speaks Out Against “Trump’s Calculated Dismantling Of USPS”
Man I wish that 'FATHER JOHN MISTY' type was left aligned there.
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August 17, 2020 on Father John Misty – “To S.” & “To R.”
Still haven't given that a listen as I just typically tune out live albums but I guess I need to give it a go.
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August 13, 2020 on Sufjan Stevens – “Video Game”
Yeah, sometimes I think he's consciously and overtly moved on from that sound with no plan to return – but I'd love to see him kind of combine some of newer songwriting talents with some of the instruments from those albums, would love to see a return of the banjo on something. I also loved hearing the slide guitar on Carrie & Lowell and would love to hear him kind of go in a traditional/folk/roots/blues sound mixed with some of his current sonic stuff. Kind of how Radiohead let some of their Jazz-stuff slip into some of their Amnesiac/Kid A work.
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August 13, 2020 on Sufjan Stevens – “Video Game”
I'm hoping the record after this one somehow combines his more traditional/folk/orchestral sound a la Michigan and Illinois with his newfound songwriting structures and capabilities. Something like a more dynamic and maximalist Carrie & Lowell.
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August 13, 2020 on Sufjan Stevens – “Video Game”
What's wild is you have people upvoting your comments about someone entirely unrelated. Have you even attempted to watch any of the videos of what went on at Evergreen? I would wager that you haven't. At least research it out and watch what happened, there are videos all over youtube. The whole thing was bonkers. For the record: I don't think Peterson ever claimed to be attacked by coeds, although if you watched any of those videos, your conclusion may be different from his. Peterson supports calling trans folks by their preferred pronouns, he doesn't support a government mandating it by law.
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August 13, 2020 on Nick Cave Addresses “Cancel Culture”
Sufjan. is so good at being a sweet person, certainly one of his gifts. I also like this song a lot more than the first single. I think this is going to be an Age of Adz-type album that divides the fanbase a little bit.
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August 13, 2020 on Sufjan Stevens – “Video Game”