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a girl who does stuff

  • 14th April
    2014
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So as it turns out I’ve been misremembering this moment in my life that was kind of passing but also massively important and I found this out while double checking an album release date.

Anyway, the point here is that I had a religious experience in a music store while No Doubt’s video for “Hella Good” was playing behind the counter.

I alluded to this in the “Celebrity Skin” blog and really that should be the end of the story.  I was in the store with my father and my brother, Gwen Stefani was in black and white on a jet ski on several television screens and I had a religious experience.

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  • 14th February
    2014
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(The following is an excerpt from a project I may or may not have abandoned.  It is about love, stupidity and music.  It may or may not ever appear anywhere else.  It is not a challenge or an invitation for your advances, please don’t, I can’t love you back, my heart is black bitter and dead and I’d like you to please leave it that way, thank you, signed The Management.)

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  • 18th July
    2013
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Uuuuuuuuugh

Okay, so, I take some issues with pretty much everything said here.

First of all, it’s bullshit nostalgia parasiting.  It reeks of either “old person who doesn’t get what you kids are listening to get off my lawn” or “hipster desperate to prove they’re too good for this shit that’s popular.” 

Secondly: Okay, let’s look at the Billboard Top 100 charts from, say, 1975, which seems like a good time for “real” artists, and 2005, right when that terrible shift towards “mediocrity” happened.

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  • 22nd April
    2013
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  • 16th April
    2013
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Fall Out Boy’s “Save Rock and Roll:” a review that will maybe make you feel things or not

Fall Out Boy has taken a lot of flack for calling their new album “Save Rock and Roll.”  In fact, the title combined with the actual sound of the album pretty much seems designed to draw comments from angry internet denizens screaming (paraphrasing many an amateur album review here) “THIS SUCKS IT’S NOT SAVING ROCK AND ROLL IT’S NOT EVEN ROCK AND ROLL WHY CAN’T YOU GUYS BE GOOD AGAIN?!?!”

The beauty of the internet is in the sharing of opinions, after all.

But in case anyone missed the tongue-in-cheek quality of the title, no, Fall Out Boy is not here to save rock and roll.  And the message of the album isn’t that rock and roll needs saved.

Instead, it sounds more like rock and roll saved Fall Out Boy.

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  • 16th April
    2013
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  • 15th April
    2013
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falloutboy:

spotted in London.  
Save Rock and Roll is out in the UK and Europe TODAY!  pick up a copy in stores, or download the album on iTunes. 
p.s. if you missed the Alan Carr performance, watch a repeat tonight at 11:10pm on C4. 

I love the “THEY’RE BACK.” at the bottom.  It’s ominous in a way.
I will have this album in my possession in less than 24 hours and I am still being forced to wait too long, dammit.

falloutboy:

spotted in London.  

Save Rock and Roll is out in the UK and Europe TODAY!  pick up a copy in stores, or download the album on iTunes

p.s. if you missed the Alan Carr performance, watch a repeat tonight at 11:10pm on C4. 

I love the “THEY’RE BACK.” at the bottom.  It’s ominous in a way.

I will have this album in my possession in less than 24 hours and I am still being forced to wait too long, dammit.

(Source: salmeatsix)

  • 13th April
    2013
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ATTENTION:

That artist and/or group you like will, hopefully, mature musically, experiment with their sound and put out songs that don’t sound exactly like their very first single.  Songs which you may not like.  Deal with it.

And if they don’t mature, hey, I’m not going to judge your taste in music, but.  Um.  Why would you want to keep buying the same album 8 or 9 times?

Point being: it’s closed-minded to deny the theory of musical evolution, ya fucks.