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Ok, that’s a fair distinction. I guess what I’m leaning towards is more of a ‘it was without his consent but not against his will’ scenario. He didn’t agree to it, but he sure didn’t try to stop her, either, and so we should be careful not to equate this with..well, not to use a term as useless as ‘real’ sexual assault, but sexual assault that has real victims, real violence and real submission, not just a rapper who was surprised when a stranger undid his fly.
Hahaha, ummmm good point? You didn’t reverse the sexes. You reversed the sexes, and then changed entire quotes and scenarios to fit your point. He didn’t grab her shoulders; he palmed the back of her head. He wasn’t on a sidewalk, or whatever other ‘rape’ scenario you’re going for here; he was on stage. And you don’t address any of my other points. HAD you simply reversed the sexes, my argument still stands. Did you hit ‘reply’ too early? Is there a joke here I’m missing? Or did you really think that was a legitimate response, that actual discourse proceeds in such a manner?
I don’t mean to assume how a person should react to being sexually assaulted, but responding to Lamar’s tweet with an apparent boast about never “missing a bar”, not to mention the picture of Brown appearing to palm the back of the woman’s head, and finally the idea of allowing a women to unzip your pants and pull out your dick without you having a chance to, if indeed you didn’t want to do this, back away from her (I know she mentions that he tried to, but that’s bullshit. Unless the stage was a foot deep, he could have backed away plenty far enough to escape this woman’s advances. She mentions rappers not wanting to appear anything less than a pussy craving sex fiend in front of peers, but come on, when has Brown ever cared about appearances?)…I know, I guess what I’m saying is that this wasn’t sexual assault. It was a rapper getting a blowjob on stage, and happy to do so.
Meah. They record the track with live instrumentation (Nile Rodgers!) just to use the same 10 second loop for the ENTIRE song (save for a few small portions)? Pharrell gives a pretty uninspired vocal performance, and no doubt left the studio with his brow permanently furrowed from many hours of deliberation over what words to rhyme with “far” and “sun” in the chorus (“Car! No, no…Czar! No..”–Pharrell), and then to close it off, Daft Punk interjects with exactly what you’d assume they would, the same garbage Pharrell spewed out of his food hole, but in the voice of Robots BECAUSE THEY’RE ADULTS (that last dig was unnecessary, I admit). This song has a good groove, sure, but one that wears thin after a few listens. I hope the rest of it is better.
If his initial comment was what you count as self righteous and indignant, then you’re doing it wrong.
Really starts to lag in the latter half, but still a remarkable collection of around 6 songs on there.
I list without Cowboy Dan is tough to get behind.
You crazy, Danny.
Aquemini is my #1, and Andre’s final verse might be my favourite ever by him. But ya, this list blows. Out of left field maybe, but I would also throw ‘humble mumble’ on here as well.
I think Frances the Mute is on par with their debut, but you’re right; after that they really fell off quickly.
I’ve always placed most of the band’s dysfunction on Omar’s feminine shoulders, but who knows…
Shit, didn’t see your post.
“You gummers and p4k crowd”
You are on Stereogum. You’re a gummer.
“(I wonder what Humphrey Bogart would say about his talent)”
Sweet name drop, dude! No, really! Why didn’t anyone else think to compare one of the most acclaimed actors ever to a man who essentially acts as a hobby? It almost makes too much sense as an argument, really.
“The majority of music featured on this site is hip hop and rap now”
No. No it’s not.
Keep digging. The down votes are because Wesley is referring to Tom Breihan, not Yorke.
If anything, the Internet would lend itself to being more aware of these publications, as they are continuously putting increased emphasis on their online material rather than print.
Definitely, and if he had phrased it more along the lines of your reasoning–”Rolling Stone has really fallen behind the current music scene, and so I doubt anyone goes to them as the authority on hip hop”–then I wouldn’t have had an issue. I don’t either way, I’m just bored. But his complete write off of a legendary publication, albeit one that’s fading, was a bit ridiculous.
Sure, but that’s not my point. His query was, “since when did people take Rolling Stone seriously?”. The answer is millions of people took it very seriously for decades. Millions still do. So either he’s unaware of their place as a one time “cultural zeitgeist”, not to mention their current (and perhaps less-earned) position as a very influential magazine, or he’s writing them off because they fail to cover the music he enjoys, but either way he came off looking uninformed and like a bit of a snob. I know that it’s the Internet so who cares, but if you’re going to bash something, put in the effort to know what you’re bashing.
Since it became one of the most influential pop culture magazines ever. That’t not to say that I agree with the list either, but people who act all aloof/unaware of RS’s impact on the ‘zine medium need to take their head out of their ass.
it looks like your nose is bleeding
“and to marvel at the level of wordplay Patrick Stickles squeezes into the end of the song”.
The end of the song. Context is a wonderful thing.