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Some serious peacocking going on.
I do not respect desperation, and I refuse to encourage it.
There’s a difference between posting a lot of comments and and taking a Corky style dump on every thread.
I completely don’t understand why people for some bizarre reason feel that the writers on this site aren’t allowed to editorialize at all. Of course, it probably goes hand in hand with the barrage of down votes anyone who goes against the grain of the popular gathers up.
How do you forget the words? There’s only like eight lines in the whole song.
I think this video pretty straight forward. Both characters represent classic depictions of beauty and ugliness. The song is about the singer still finding her companion attractive despite other people’s opinions.
Also, the video is incredibly low budget, and not in a great looking way. The band members look dutiful and willing but confused. Song is alright, video is worse.
peppy power pop song that sounds like it should’ve come out in 2001. It’s fine but forgettable. There, happy now?
Who ever said a post acknowledging the release of a music video was journalism in the first place? Here we go again with this shit. Tom is simply prefacing this post with an acknowledgement that most people in the world (including the world of stereogum) know little about Suferblood beyond the DV incident and clearly it has dominated all posts regarding them since then, AS CLEARLY SHOWN BY THIS MESSAGE BOARD. Everyone loves feeling self righteous and nailing someone else to the wall. First there was the backlash, then there was the backlash to the backlash, now there’s backlash to acknowledging there was backlash. This incident is a part of Surferblood, get over yourselves people. You’re not leaders of the world, we’re a bunch of chumps on a music site.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you miss the point.
Also, there is the “average joe” look to Mr. Pitts that throws people. Someone see Axl Rose, and they don’t feel much of a personal connection with him. He looks like a celebrity, he looks apart from the masses. But this guy, he looks like anyone you could know or see just around. That quality makes the abuse feel, in a way, closer to reality.
I think one of the big problems people have with Surfer Blood’s DV incident compared to other musicians who have the same problems is how anachronistic it feels. Someone like Chris Brown, despite what his music might portray, is known in pop culture to be generally an asshole and a thug. In Brown’s case his persona trumps the music. With someone like Axl Rose, the music he performed (performs) is out of control and wild. In his case, it fits our image of him. Not making it acceptable, but at least far less jarring. Also, Axl is a known crazy person. With Surfer Blood people generally don’t know much about the members of the band outside of what they might see in a music video or a small write up, so all we have to go on is the music. Which, needless to say, does not feel like the sort of tunes that someone who punches women in the face might sing. It reminds me of the SNL sketch with John Goodman about the children’s show performers are a bunch of anti-government militants in real life. It’s just harder for a person’s brain to process, making it more difficult to deal with.
There are two cotton sweaters and one face sweater.
When did I express my opinion one way or another about Plans? Reading fail, Mortimer.
I’m not saying he’s wrong, but I mean, c’mon man.
You were in Middle School when Plans came out? What are you 10 years old? And you’re trying to tell me about music?
This list is so wrong, I can’t even…
“Did you guys see that comment voting is back?”
Wow, you are really cherry picking what to feel self righteous and indignant about on this website. Why don’t you save it for something that actually matter, just a little bit.
I don’t find it the least bit hard to believe that a bunch of drunk fratty dudes at Lollapalooza were excited to see Tool.
I remember when Tool was relevant back when I was highschool. Them was the days.
No words are necessary. So all I’ll say is that no words are necessary.
There’s nothing wrong with the author of a post expressing their opinion. This isn’t CNN. Get over yourself.
I hate burst your bubble, Tom. But there’s nothing particularly “unstuck in time” about that roller-rink or the video (other than the fact that people often automatically associate them with the 70s). There’s one in my hometown that pretty much looks exactly like it.