My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-6-26) →
IceAge (25) Cults (22) Toro y Moi (14) Wye Oak (12) Torpedo Boyz (12) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The Spicy Pumpkin's petty gripe of the day
Dear People on Tumblr: Please. Please. Please. PLEASE. Stop with the music players that play your favorite song when I click on your page. I, like most Internet surfers, am listening to my own music when browsing, so when I try to do the honorable thing and actually look at your actual Tumblr page (rather than just Dashboard scroll), more often than not your song is in turn playing over...
I may or may not have accidentally written an...
honeysugar: Turn it On - The Flaming Lips
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-6-19) →
Primus (29) The Decemberists (24) Mumford & Sons (17) Beirut (10) Gogol Bordello (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
thenorthernlight: Yuck’s new video for “Shook Down” rules. (nsfw) (via Stereogum)
► FlamingLips & Nick Cave - What A Wonderful World... →
Dear Bon Iver, (and fans by extension)
I don’t get you. I just don’t. I just watched you perform on The Colbert Report with a massive bass saxophone playing a noisy, free jazz solo, something that is virtually guaranteed to get my interest locked in, and I still found it too sleepy. What am I missing? Is it there some sort of mythic indie quest I haven’t fulfilled? Do I have to hold the glasses of Rivers Cuomo up to...
The Barstool Philosopher: Dick Pix, unacceptable.... →
thebarstoolphilosopher: State Sen. John McGee, currently the majority caucus chair for the Idaho State Senate, had been drinking on a golf course late Saturday night, when he apparently decided to leave on foot. After walking for miles without shoes, he came upon a truck and trailer that had its keys inside. He didn’t… To be entirely fair to the media and political landscape, this...
wthellokitty: themisfitness: exignemutatio: 9/11 Hate-Crime Victim Seeks To Save His Attacker Just 10 days after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Rais Bhuiyan was working at a gas station in Dallas when he was shot in the face by a man named Mark Stroman. Stroman was on a shooting spree, targeting people who appeared to be Muslim or of Middle Eastern descent. Stroman is due to be executed...
The Irritating Myth of "Hipster Metal" →
For more on the bizarre discussion of the circular logic that is “hipster metal,” here’s a bizarre holier-than-thou article from the AV Club about the bizarre holier-than-thou title that is “hipster metal.” This shit gets dumb real fast. (it’s worth reading for some of the comments)
So it's starting to get to that time of the year
The time of the year where every music media outlet gets a bad case of listmania and makes their annual “Best of the Year (so far)” lists, most of which are virtually interchangeable with one another. But, it also is a time for me to feel inadequate as an observer of music and music culture to those who get paid to do nothing but listen to records all day and judge them high upon their...