But what about business people? They’re business people too. As business partners what he did was irresponsible. But before they’re artists OR business people, they’re just members of society and while you excuse artists from seeking permission (??), decent human beings still have to. It’s just kind of an unspoken rule of society that we treat one another w/ respect. When we *don’t,* it’s called being anti-social. Being dishonest, manipulative, vulgar, and invasive is obviously bad news breaux, and then on top of that to not show any sort of contrition….that’s called being a sociopath and when you behave at odds w/ society, you can pretty much expect society to turn it’s back on you. Belieb me.
Also, ain’t no art so important that it’s ok to violate someone so it can get itself borned. Art is not some higher law we serve. I’m pretty sure it goes 1. God 2. Country 3. Ryan Gossling 4. Marines.
I like Flaming Lips a LOT, but the only time I’d call Wayne Coyne a genius would be to say, “hey genius, pass me a beer.”
Is this like for one of those “I Used To Be Mildly Famous – Get Me Outta Here” tv shows? This is all very strange to me. Except for Emile. I love Emile. Totally want to listen to the new Beach House album with Emile really hard. ALL. NIGHT. LONG.
You’re right. I forgot. [insert a Mussolini quote and what ever the emoticon for Long Live Radiohead is here]
I have no idea why your comment has been voted down so many times. I thought it was hysterical. It sucks that stereogum commenters have the worst sense of humor. If i could I’d upvote you a million hundred times.
Agree. The new material that Dinosaur Junior is awesome. As good if not better than back catalog stuff. But let’s face it. It’s the exception, not the rule.
Man you should be conductor for The Straight Talk Express. When blogs do this I always feel like I did when I was 7 (too old to take mid-day naps) and my little brother was 5 (a napper) and he would FREAK THE HELL OUT when he’d have to take a nap and I wouldn’t. So for the sake of my mom’s sanity I would just go into my room and pretend to go take a nap but really I was just reading or something. It was all very Wink Wink.
But also, since stereogum is sort of in league w/ record companies now, doesn’t he have to cater to the whole ” The New CD Is Dropping Next Week Kids!” thing?
No no no no no! They were just supposed to reunite and play the old stuff. not write new stuff. god, don’t they read my blog?
I love FF, but this song is leaving me a little underwhelmed.
Hey, The New Year. That’s another band name. Gimmie another one.
100,000 Fireflies. Nice.
I love Spoon. I do. Within my circle I am known as “The One That Likes Spoon A Lot.” But, “The Mystery Zone” is leaving me ill at ease. It lacks elements I’ve come to fall in love with from Spoon albums. Namely slick production and sharp hooks. Britt might not feel like he needs them, but I do. That said, the song is perfect if it’s intended to be a tease. If some of the things I’m hearing on this song are hints to what we’ll be hearing on the whole album, I am *very* excited. I love Spoon.
I have always loved this Joe Satriani song.
Wait…IS that true? DID JL play all of Exile in it’s entirety? Anyone?
The best Beatles, ahem, THE Beatles, song is ‘She Said, She Said.” There. I said it.
The only thing my grandparents like from my music collection is The Sea & Cake.
So the takeaway is that our music heroes act like 13 year old little girls on MySpace. I guess I don’t really care.
She must have had mad heartburn during her pregnancy. I just had a baby 6 weeks ago who also had a lot of hair (but not as much as junior up there) and my OB was like, “oh. well that explains why you wouldn’t shut the hell up about your acid-reflux.”
From now on I am going to pronounce *fragrance* like this: frog-ranse!
It will make me sound fancy.