Let's be honest. James Blake only has like 1 or 2... →
"I think 'Zoolander' is one of Terry's favorite... →
Good story, Hansel.
although it might sound as good if she was saying...
maura: this morning i spent a lot of time thinking about how ‘gucci gucci’ is a big ol’ pile of meta-enabling. like, it’s nice that kreayshawn is taking a stand against mass-produced luxury (a stance i’ve had for a while!) but would the song have been as enjoyable if it didn’t employ the houses of gucci, fendi, and prada in its lyrics? and how many people are just quoting her reeling off of...
"Bridesmaids" outtakes →
A very funny movie. (And a merely average plot, but that’s O.K.)
oneweekoneband: “Fuck and Run” – Liz Phair (w/ Ted Leo) Live at the Matador at 21 festival in Las Vegas, October 3, 2010 To transition from an incredible week of posts dedicated to Liz Phair, here is her performance of “Fuck and Run” from the Matador at 21 anniversary festival this past fall. Ted Leo, this coming week’s subject, joins in on tambourine and backing vocals about a minute in. (Ted...
Jonathan Franzen: Liking is for cowards. Go for... →
The first thing I’ve read by Franzen, actually. I enjoyed it. But I will continue to take pleasure in Apple product ownership.
Galifianakis tells him to go away in a manner that... →
Hamm has been going to Largo for nine years!?! Jon! Come have an Old Fashioned at our place and we’ll walk over together!
Motor City Kitty: lookuplookup: bthny: Rawktumblr:... →
lookuplookup: bthny: Rawktumblr: -isms pterodactyls: erikonymous: rawkblog: Re: this St. Vincent discussion: one issue with being a staunch defender of an underrepresented/minority group is that it also puts you in the position of actively looking for/being… Regarding “the bigger picture”: how about protesting the acquittal of two cops for an alleged rape in New...
Beyonce singing backstage on "Idol" →
But as Gwyneth once said to me, 'Once you're... →
Silverman met Hamm in 2000 through a group of... →
Beyonce might actually be underrated.
For the record, I can’t stand Big Black. My fiancee has the record on vinyl, though. We both like St. Vincent.
Having probably wasted your time with my...
Will probably reblog a post about shoes later
This is still making me really mad! →
thirtydollarproject: Dave, I don’t think I’ve ever been this angry or shocked by a response before. In part because, with your condescending attitude, there’s no good way for me to respond to anything you’ve written without looking defensive. Which is the point of how you’re attacking this argument, no? I don’t think I ever mentioned the word “surprising” in any of my posts It’s in the...
grandweerachael replied to your post: -isms Says the dude who starts foaming at the mouth at the mere mention of Schmon Schmiver?! Touche. But Congress isn’t trying to pass pro-Bon Iver legislation that would make it illegal for everyone not to Bon Iver, you know?
Re: this St. Vincent discussion: one issue with being a staunch defender of an underrepresented/minority group is that it also puts you in the position of actively looking for/being ultra-sensitive toward things to defend against; thus, a throwaway Vince Vaughn joke about a car being “gay” becomes a national debate, or a harmless joke about a lot of girls — again, not every girl...
This is still making me really mad! →
bthny: But that’s not what that dude is saying? At least in the part I highlighted, which is the part that I do find offensive. The implication is that Big Black is for boys and the only reason a girl would ever be into that band (as opposed to, you know, St. Vincent) is that her boyfriend forced her to listen to them. Annie Clark’s looks are a whole other can of worms that is way beyond what...
This is still making me really mad! →
thirtydollarproject: bthny: As if St. Vincent’s Annie Clark weren’t already every male indie rocker’s No. 1 crush, she had to take on Big Black—a band said indie-rock dudes probably tried unsuccessfully to get their girlfriends into—and slay that group’s best-known (and arguably best, period) song, “Kerosene.” Fuck you, AV Club Dude! Let’s rewrite this. “Annie Clark decided to take on...
I like em-dashes. They make life worth living.– Jonathan Gold
Lindsay Robertson: Tom Bissell is Writing a Book... →
lindsayrobertson: From Publishers Weekly. !!!: “Fans of the film Entertainment Weekly dubbed “the Citizen Kane of bad movies,” The Room, will now get a behind-the-scenes look at this cult turkey. Greg Sestero, who co-starred in the film, and Tom Bissell, who wrote about the film for Harper’s, sold Locked… Tom wrote the definitive piece about “The Room,” the most...
"But this is--how to put it kindly?--horseshit." →
It’s a shame, because both these artists’ music can stand on its own without ridiculous assertions about how “marketed” they are. And it’s even more of a shame because the stubborn refusal of some people to believe that, yes, they exist in a demographic that’s being catered to by companies and corporations, and that said tailoring processes might ...
thropless replied to your post: What don’t you like about Bon Iver/Justin Vernon Did you enjoy Hadestown at all? I thought Vernon’s contributions on that album were spot on. Haven’t heard it. It’s a source of ongoing aggravation for me that he plays/sings on so many other people’s records. I like him a lot on the Kanye album, though, if only because he’s using a vocal...
Anonymous asked: What don't you like about Bon Iver/Justin Vernon
George Michael > Justin Vernon.
maura: There are so, so many names you could sub in for George Michael there, but he is certainly acceptable
Searching for "allen edmonds" on Tumblr
Lead me to a bunch of other guys who buy Allen Edmonds shoes on eBay Wonder if this is how joining the X-Men feels
Vintage Tigger watch: Crazy swag or hipster B.S.? →
Don’t order this before I decide, y’all
: The Questionable Intent of Bill Keller's Genius... →
fek: It’s not that his genius lately is the product of questionable intentions; it’s that I’m questioning if the intent to yield what he has lately on his part is the result of genius. In other words: What do Bill Keller and Odd Future have in common? (A) You’re sick of hearing them. (B) You’re… Awesome.
Going to try to go the rest of today without logging onto Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr! Here we go! update: sigh.
TwentyFourBit: Indie Cribs: The National →
twentyfourbit: Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock showed off his enviable Portland indie palace recently, but I’m pretty sure the National’s Aaron Dessner has him beat — if only for the great music to come from his Brooklyn home/studio. Profiled in an interview by the NY Post today is the…
hoolz asked: Are you awaiting (and hoping for) the next Justin Timberlake album just as much as everyone else?
backleftlitz replied to your post: Is Matt LeMay’s 33 1/3 on XO worth buying? Figure 8 is not your least favorite?! No way, Figure 8’s awesome! Weirdly underrated. XO has this overly sweet pop quality in both the production and sound (listen to his voice on it) that doesn’t quite sit right with the rest of his catalog. It’s probably the Jon Brion presence but bits of it just...
printedinternet asked: Is Matt LeMay's 33 1/3 on XO worth buying?
who-witz asked: Have you listened to the new Bon Iver album yet? I've just begun going through it... and I'm sorely disappointed. All of the cool, weird shit that Justin Vernon got himself into (Volcano Choir - average, but interesting; Ani Difranco's Hadestown - holy shit that was a baller album; and the tangents of Blood Bank) seems to be completely missing here. This albums sounds like a bad...
This ridiculous "Dude-itors" article →
Laughing both at and with it? Mostly, though, what is Rapo wearing? It’s summer, dude!
Brent Katz, of Thunder & Lightning/Harlem Shakes,... →
Live Chat: Odd Future
newyorker: In this week’s issue, Kelefa Sanneh wrote about hip-hop collective Odd Future and its missing member Earl Sweatshirt: http://nyr.kr/mmrd3u. Join Sanneh for a live chat about Odd Future, finding Earl, and the rap industry today at 3 PM ET, or leave a question for him now: http://nyr.kr/jY14Lu The Rapture will begin immediately after the chat.
I sort of reviewed 'Goblin' →
Which is to say I listened to it and then I wrote some stuff