Matthew Perpetua and Fluxblog make the NY Times, fame and fortune is his

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Oh it's true.:

MP3 blogs are a dime a dozen, but it's difficult to find a site that offers consistent material. Matthew Perpetua's "Fluxblog" (www.newflux.blogspot.com) functions as a kind alternate pop universe where the hits are catchier and more obscure than what you find on commercial radio. On any given day you're as likely to hear Japanese noise rock as forgotten soul tracks, all from little-known labels that need the exposure. "Fluxblog" gives you all the benefits of having a music-geek friend without having to listen to him go on and on about some Belgian crunk-techno remix.

Not so much Jean-Paul Belmondo as Fluxblog Belcrunkno. *is brutally beaten*

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 18 October 2004 02:49 (9 years ago) Permalink

ned broke my brain

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 18 October 2004 02:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

I hope your server doesn't charge you for going over your bandwidth

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Monday, 18 October 2004 02:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

The best part? That "George W. Pussy" song is still on his front page.

mike h. (mike h.), Monday, 18 October 2004 03:06 (9 years ago) Permalink

matthew was namechecked in a new york observer piece last week too.

Cynthia Nixon Now More Than Ever (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 18 October 2004 03:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

i'm very proud of him. i still remember him asking around if anyone could donate some server space so he could start putting up mp3s. there were a few music bloggers doing that at the time, and i didn't think much of it (except that i was looking forward to seeing what he'd do). now he's a star!

Cynthia Nixon Now More Than Ever (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 18 October 2004 03:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm a dime a dozen.
Love ya Matt!

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 18 October 2004 03:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

wow, that piece was by tmftml!

Symplistic (shmuel), Monday, 18 October 2004 04:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

I guess the cat's out of the bag now, then. Was he a NYT contributor while the blog was still up?

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 18 October 2004 04:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

no they pick people every week to write that column, and they picked that guy because he has a blog too.

hstencil (hstencil), Monday, 18 October 2004 05:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

tmftml?

jed_ (jed), Monday, 18 October 2004 05:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

http://www.popfactor.com/tmftml/
he's also an ilxer

Symplistic (shmuel), Monday, 18 October 2004 06:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

Belgian crunk-techno remixes sound great! (ha ha I'm exactly the sort of music-geek friend tmftml is complaining about!)

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 18 October 2004 06:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

tmftml was the king of NY blogs, but then he retired, and the game hasn't been the same.

Symplistic (shmuel), Monday, 18 October 2004 06:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

The blog game is corny now...

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 18 October 2004 07:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

the observer piece was actually about tmftml (i haven't read the times article yet so i didn't see who wrote it).

Cynthia Nixon Now More Than Ever (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 18 October 2004 08:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

The blog game is corny now...

-- Tim Finney (tfinne...), October 18th, 2004.

Why?

Marcello Carlin, Monday, 18 October 2004 09:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

Cuz Corny is the new Cool, fool!

Nancy Boy (scottkundla), Monday, 18 October 2004 10:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

I was wondering, is there crunk from outside the US? Because if there was, I'd really want to hear it.

The SPIN magazine article is out now too, it's in the issue with Green Day on the cover. I kinda hate the photo of me (but I hate all photos of me, so it's got nothing to do with Reuben Cox), but Jon Caramanica's article about mp3 blogs is by far the best one to date.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Monday, 18 October 2004 10:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm still waiting on the "fortune," by the way.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Monday, 18 October 2004 10:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

It'll come, beebs. Congrats.

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 18 October 2004 10:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

good luck, with the rewriting.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 18 October 2004 11:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

i'm glad he gets the fame, and i hope he gets the fortune. fluxblog is a great source of information and pleasure, i'm a regular (even if i don't post) and i'm always thankful that it exists.

joan vich (joan vich), Monday, 18 October 2004 11:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

fluxblog is the thinking man's pitchfork

cinniblount (James Blount), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

feel free to use that matt

cinniblount (James Blount), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

We Are The World reads Fluxblog.

edward o (edwardo), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

fluxblog is the white man's cnn

cinniblount (James Blount), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yes, WAtW totally reads Fluxblog.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

Sorry Marcello, I was making a bad Jay-Z joke after Symplistic's post about tmftml.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

geez,
someday i'll be able to reminisce about bickering with a BBC about pavement...

and my lame points will increase by 10.

eedd, Monday, 18 October 2004 13:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

hahahahaa...and I got to make sure that Kix, Warrant and Rip Taylor are there to share in the glory!!! Hahahahahaha!!!!

I'd say that Matt's the bomb or something, but I'm clearly biased.

manthony m1cc1o (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 18 October 2004 13:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

I remember there was a short time in Summer 2003 where every "We are the World" track was lifted from Gabba Pod. As if nobody would ever find out.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 18 October 2004 14:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

I don't mind when Pitchfork poaches material from my site - they have a lot more readers and a great deal more influence than I have in the indie rock demo, so if they can get their audience interested in stuff like Annie and The Mo, that's good news.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Monday, 18 October 2004 14:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yay Matthew! Nice hanging out with you this weekend, btw.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 18 October 2004 14:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

Thanks Jay. You should make your way over to the CMJ panel thread - I need some help in getting across the terror of Tobi.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Monday, 18 October 2004 14:33 (9 years ago) Permalink

Of course ppl on PFM read Fluxblog! Why wouldn't we? In the past couple of months, I have put the brakes on posting things right after Matthew does - both the Chico remix and Love Is All singles are things I was going to write about but when Matthew did, I didn't bother. I'll write an Anniemal album review soonish (probably next week), and then everyone can say that we just copied Fluxblog again ;)

scott pl. (scott pl.), Monday, 18 October 2004 14:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

*on PFM's staff*

scott pl. (scott pl.), Monday, 18 October 2004 14:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

Totally well deserved. Just got the SPIN; will read the piece at lunch. Congrats.

Taxi Dancing in the Soft Prison (Ben Boyer), Monday, 18 October 2004 16:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

Go Go GabbaPod!

Nancy Boy (scottkundla), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 09:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

Is that SPIN piece online anywhere?

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 13:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

who is tmftml on ILM?

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 13:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

He's always posted as TMFTML. But he hasn't for a while now.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 13:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

ah ok, thanks.

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 13:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

No, the SPIN thing is just in the magazine for now. Tofu Hut gets a shout out!

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 13:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yay! I'ze famoudous!

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 18:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

The blogs mentioned in the piece are Fluxblog, Cocaine Blunts, The Suburbs Are Killing Us, Music For Robots, Said The Gramophone, Scenestars, and The Tofu Hut. MP3blogs.org also comes up.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 18:56 (9 years ago) Permalink

The blogs mentioned in the piece are Fluxblog, Cocaine Blunts, The Suburbs Are Killing Us, Music For Robots, Said The Gramophone, Scenestars, Soul Sides, and The Tofu Hut. MP3blogs.org also comes up.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 18:56 (9 years ago) Permalink

wait, which blogs are mentioned in the piece?

Sympatico (shmuel), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 19:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

wow. racine's grease monkey is hidden in amongst all that stuff. glad to see i aint the only one enjoying her new style ..

mark e (mark e), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 19:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

I've had a lot of very good feedback about that Racine song. It's pretty great.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 19:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

the albums more laid back than that track.

its grown on me somewhat ..

.. she is now back in NYC after a mad few weeks promotion over in uk

even i even managed a few minutes on the phone with her was scared at first .. but had a riot of fun actually ..

onwards! m.e/ireallylovemusic

mark e (mark e), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 19:33 (9 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...
The John Cei Douglas post on fluxblog is mentioned by Crayton Harrison in this week's edition of "Spin Cycle". Hardly the NY Times, I know, but still. You'll probably have to register to read that, but bugmenot.com will sort you out.

James Mitchell (James Mitchell), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 01:58 (9 years ago) Permalink

Here it is:

Digable Planets/"Blowout Comb" – Now that the jazz-influenced rap trio has reunited and will headline Chicago's Lollapalooza festival, it's time to dust off this 1994 album, which, in retrospect, was waaaay ahead of its time. The Planets got out of beatnik mode and started messing with some harder beats, and the results are funkier and a little angrier than the group's debut, Reachin'.

www.fluxblog.org – At this MP3 blog, art begets art. Cartoonist John Cei Douglas interprets Spoon's "The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine" in graphic short story form. "Valentine," by the way, is one of several sweeping, epic rock songs on the Austin band's latest, Gimme Fiction, due Tuesday.

Lil' Jon and the East Side Boyz, "Crunk Juice" (expanded edition) – The bonus CD features two notable mixes of "What U Gon' Do:" a version with reggaeton stars Daddy Yankee and Pitbull and one with dancehall rappers Elephant Man and Lady Saw. Also, you get Lil' Jon's remix of Daddy Yankee's "Gasolina," which is, in case you didn't know, the party jam of the year.

Crayton Harrison

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 02:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yeah! I got mentioned!

Bring on the NY Times.

Suedey (John Cei Douglas), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 23:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

Congrats.

When I argue I wear Bapes (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Wednesday, 31 December 2008 19:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

more obscure than what you find on commercial radio.

what an odd thing to say

choom gangsta (deej), Wednesday, 31 December 2008 20:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

Why Lindsay Buckingham, why now? Did I miss an explanation post?

Over the past few months I have become fascinated by Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac. I had always liked their music but for whatever reason this stuff has become a lot more interesting and resonant for me recently...Also, I figured that there were probably a significant number of readers who either were not very aware of Lindsey’s music or hadn’t given it much thought.

it's time for the fish in the perculator (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 21 April 2011 19:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Considering who likely reads Fluxblog in 2011, this is probably true.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 21 April 2011 19:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Cuz Corny is the new Cool, fool!
― Nancy Boy (scottkundla), Monday, October 18, 2004
^still true

My bad Van Buren! (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 21 April 2011 19:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Because Buckingham sounded prescient in 2010

THE Alan Moulder?!? (Ówen P.), Friday, 22 April 2011 05:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Temporary glitch or the latest RIAA target?

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 7 May 2012 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

This Account Has Been Suspended.

Please contact the billing/support department as soon as possible.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 7 May 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Matthew Perpetua ‏ @perpetua

Please, you don't need to tell me there is a problem with Fluxblog right now.
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Mr. Que, Monday, 7 May 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

matt fluxblog is down repeat fluxblog is down

tylerw, Monday, 7 May 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

rip blogs

markers, Monday, 7 May 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aww...say it isn't so.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Flux = Sad

tylerw, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

It woulda had that exact text if I'd spent more than five minutes doctoring the original illustration.

I was worried Fluxblog would wind up being a casualty of this current blog assault. RIP blogs, indeed. At least Matthew has other gigs now.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

dunno, seemed sort of reckless for him to post those ridiculously large "year overview" things recently. literally thousands of songs, all (or at least most) commercially available.

tylerw, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that was a lot of what worried me. They were awesome, but still, probably not the best time to do it.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

rip blogs

― markers, Monday, May 7, 2012 4:47 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Sadly, this is turning out to be pretty true. Third hand information, but I heard through a friend of a friend this weekend that he got a cease and desist email for posting album covers on his blog.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh this kind of thing has looked like an inevitability for at the very least 4-5 years now. i tried to stop posting anything that might make my sites a target way back then, i just hope they're only really paying attention to things that were posted recently but i don't know if that's naive to think.

some dude, Monday, 7 May 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't even know ned had a hardman period

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

hardned

frogbs in the trap (J0rdan S.), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Twenty years on the Net'll do that to a person.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 7 May 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

web life tattooed on the (ever increasing) belly

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

you will see perpetua change

buzza, Monday, 7 May 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

rip big man

The Reverend, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Google gives me this:

Fluxblog
www.fluxblog.org/
1 day ago – BUY Chloramphenicol ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION.

I think that rather than being shut down for sharing mp3s he might have been shut down by the pharma hack. Giving him a tweet... maybe it helps.

Moka, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 07:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Back up now, so maybe not an RIAA thing.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, remember that MBV group of blogs that Ryan Catbird put together? Well, the hosting went out and Ryan was incommunicado.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://mbvmusic.com/

markers, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoa eternal tapestry have a new album out!?

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

but srsly, what was the deal with that site? why did they call it mbv? ~mysteries of the internet~

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

many blogs (five)

markers, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

u_u

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahaha

markers, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

i predict someone else will take up the mantle

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh this kind of thing has looked like an inevitability for at the very least 4-5 years now. i tried to stop posting anything that might make my sites a target way back then, i just hope they're only really paying attention to things that were posted recently but i don't know if that's naive to think.

― some dude, Monday, May 7, 2012 2:48 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

heh i just got a DMCA complaint notification on my blogger account. of course it doesn't say WHAT post they took down, but it's probably a really old one from years ago when i sporadically posted mp3s. anyone have an idea how at risk i am for getting the whole thing taken down or if i should just start deleting any old expired mp3 link just to be safe, or is this all guesswork right now?

some dude, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

just flush your laptop down the toilet

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

how's life, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://evolver.fm/2012/04/04/legendary-music-blogger-sean-adams-on-slow-death-of-mp3-blogging/
this actually seems pretty dumb to me. o god, what will happen if everyone can be an mp3 blogger.

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

megalol @ use of "slow"

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg this thing that was around for less than a decade is no longer a thing!

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

the slow death of fax machines

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

lo, we will look back on the golden age of mp3 blogging, where people downloaded just one or two tracks and then forgot about them.

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

the slow death of the Segway

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

remember when that one critic dude put up his mp3 playlists as albums of the year in pazz & jop? that was truly mind-blowing.

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Adams: There’s no problem with it, but I do think you need to have listened to a certain amount of music to be able to state that something is the best thing around right now.

this article is gold

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

If writing about music is like “dancing about architecture,” as the now-hackneyed phrase would have it, music blogging is like walking through buildings with an architectural expert.

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

in other words, a total drag

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait wouldn't that be reading music blogs?

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha yes.
i dunno, i've enjoyed some mp3 blogs like anyone else, but giving the these bloggers some kind of mystical "tastemaker" status is seriously the lamest thing. who cares.

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

they were tastemakers for about five minutes when the taste was mash ups and bedroom electro pop

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

not to be a dick but as one of the early guys with this nonsense, i don't even really remember drowning in sound?
the "tastemaker" thing was by far the dumbest aspect of this miniblipmovement.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

and this shit had ground down to a nub about three years ago already?
http://www.themorningnews.org/article/music-bloggers-roundtable-redux

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't know drowning in sound either.
yeah, i liked this "movement" because it let people share their own little niches of musical interest, not because i wanted to hear the latest brooklyn band.

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i remember Drowned in Sound as an unreadably ugly Britishes Indie site tbh

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

they were tastemakers for about five minutes when the taste was mash ups and bedroom electro pop

― the late great, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 3:30 PM (39 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

REX THE DOG REMIX

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

this guy girl talk, he's gonna be big

i seem to remember going to see MIA's first NY show with matt and maura and a lotta bloggy people at one point
she was not very good

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

rip annie from norway

some dude, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

the only thing worse than people conflating the importance of "tastemaking blogs" in 2005 was the inflated sense of self worth ILX had about its importance in 2004

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

KELEFAH SAID ILX! WE DID IT!

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp it's sad she was a dj
(still listen to her stuff btw)

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

little did we know we'd all become successful types ourselves
i credit ned

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

worse things: not knowing how to use the word "conflate"

some dude, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

the slow death of ILX's self-esteem

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

you guys are gonna feel like real idiots when PURO INSTINCT blows up

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i ran into an old friend who tried to convince me the "tastemaker" thing mattered and he referenced a few bands i wrote up early on in their careers and when i went to look the posts up, I found google had pulled a LOT of my old posts
chillingeffects.org

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

little did we know we'd all become successful types ourselves
i credit ned

?! (I mean, I thank you, but Tom Ewing, surely.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol, i was just testing my candyman powers
and yes, Tom.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've said this before but Matt's a nice guy and it's a shame he got hassled off the board.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

the slow death of the dictionary

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've said this before but Matt's a nice guy and it's a shame he got hassled off the board.

I agree, personally. was he ever really on here tho...? I don't remember seeing him post much. He had some REALLY bad blood left over from the Fake Matador board, most of which I thought was silly.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxpost

For real. He's the one who clued me in to ILX. Which I'm sure he'd apologize for profusely if he hadn't been chased off.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

matt definitely posted frequently on ilx in the first half of the 2000s

some dude, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

And, yeah, he used to post here quite a bit, but it's been a long while.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

he and Dom had problems

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

He was on here a lot for years but he was not well suited for the snipey hardman zing swing ilx took.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

did he actually go to war w/ anyone? i feel like a lot of the noize dude nastiness toward him seemed to be pretty one-sided and kinda coincided w/ him posting less. i might've missed or misremembered something though.

some dude, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

it felt like what you outlined there. Though maybe he just got too busy? I always hope that's what happens to people who stop posting.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

he and Dom had problems

I don't think this is in any way unique to Matthew......

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Essentially, they let regular civilians mp3 bloggers do what only MP3 bloggers print publications used to do: Identify music worthwhile of publication to the global consciousness and then publish it. Everybody can be an “MP3 blogger” music jounalist of sorts, by merely logging in to Spotify with Facebook signing up for blogspot.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can only hope to someday forget Urge, MTV/Microsoft's failed attempt to use music bloggers to save the .wma file

da croupier, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

"snipey hardman zing swing" <-- these are very fun words to say together like that.

s.clover, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

still lol-ing about "regular civilians." i mean, i know this is what the mp3 bloggers look like when they get together, but come on

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

1998 - 2012 these are the years during which I was not interested in mp3 blogs at all

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

nir >>>>>>>> any mp3 blogger ever

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

i tried to get a job at urge and was rejected!

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

re: urge i remember getting something in the email from some random person who was like "oh hey i've really enjoyed your posts on ILM and i would like you to offer you work writing dance reviews for MTV" and it took me about five minutes to figure out it was a scam

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was no scam that was URGE

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

1998 - 2012 these are the years during which I was not interested in mp3 blogs at all

its a shame you will start caring next year after they are all over

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember Drowned in Sound when it was a review site on which they let their 16 year old writers post whatever without any kind of editorial oversight, and then after the reviews had been up for a while Sean would delete the ones that he didn't agree with. Also they had a record label that released the first ever Kaiser Chiefs single.

if, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

urge came and went so fast that i didn't even know what it was until it was too late :(

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i probably just burned a bridge w/ someone who still reads/posts to ilx

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also they had a record label that released the first ever Kaiser Chiefs single.

tastemakers doesn't come into it then

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

i discovered ilx through an mp3 blog blogroll

flopson, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I discovered ILX by Googling the words 'take no shit'.

'scuse me, while I Rim the Sky... (snoball), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

i discovered ILX whilst trying to find the northwest passage

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

i still call you all ilxians in my mind

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

i discovered ilx after emailing my favorite music writer (at the time) he wrote me back and said "oh hey if you like my writing you will love ILX" and then he quit ilx like weeks after i started posting

:-(

one thing i remember about mp3 blogs is everyone bitching and moaning about TOO MANY MP3s and TOO MUCH MUSIC and oh my god it's cheapening and sullying my experience of music w/ overload of choice etc etc etc

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's true i think Gold Chains lost a lot of his mystique

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Matthew started the LCD Soundsystem "Yeah" thread, which remains one of my favorite threads ever on ILM. All these people hearing the track for the first time at the same time. I remember that day so clearly.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

IT CAME FROM SAN FRANCISCO

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

gold chains?

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

awful blog-friendly joek "rapper"

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know who he is

you were just using him as a stand-in for all the shitty mp3blog-hyped music out there?

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah point taken - i probably would have used something like bis as a strawman, not enough pixie haircut on mr chains

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

think i discovered ilx because of mr. wolk.

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

remember liking fluokids about 6 years ago. haven't followed an mp3 blog in forever.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

He was on here a lot for years but he was not well suited for the snipey hardman zing swing ilx took.

― (Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, May 8, 2012 1:36 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol this is hilarious to me cause he went all hardman on me for panning animal collective on the singles jukebox and did so on his own blog where i only saw it cause someone linked to it. so basically, lol fuck that dude.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Our indifference to Animal Collective was akin to a bunch of reactionary stooges in '88 panning Daydream Nation, remember?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Takes a Williamsburg riot to put me back to sleep right now

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Reactionary Stooges -- hmm might be a good name for a garage rock band.

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

(I wasn't offended -- I don't mind a good fight)

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

the bile in that singles jukebox roundtable is um... quite something

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

the "material things"/house-buying chorus, which garners a ton of vitriol, is kinda funny in light of the subsequent housing bubble implosion

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

"not well suited" = could not give as good as he got

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow, animal collective lyrics...how many guns would you have to put to my head to think about their lyrics and actually have an opinion on them? lots of guns!

i don't think i ever interacted once with matthew on ilx. thus, had no problem with him. same with dom. i was hardly ever on the same threads as either one of them. and i've never read their blogs. does dom have a blog?

scott seward, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel bad that i don't think i've ever looked at the singles jukebox thing...sorry you guys! love you all!

scott seward, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

think we're in the same boat scott, I pretty much never came across either of those guys posting. don't even know what the singles jukebox thing is really

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think tom ewing started it. i know chuck and frank have contributed which is one reason i feel bad...cuZ i like those guys...

scott seward, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love "teenage riot" tho

The Reverend, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know him as the dude from that pic w/ the pineapple

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

so it's basically that dude is fat, huh

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

that seems like an oversimplification, if for no other reason than how many people on this message board must be overweight, including his tormenters

some dude, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's some pretty disgusting ad hominem shit and it seemed to happen all the time. I'm not at all surprised he eventually split.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

the bile in that singles jukebox roundtable is um... quite something

There's a balletic, Malcolm Tucker-esque grace to this:

lex: Hey Perpetua, what the fuck do you think you're doing talking outrageous shit like this here? You don't know shit about 90% of what I'm into - you don't even know what I'm into. You don't know me but you should know yourself, you narrow-minded little indie fuckwit.

Position Position, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have periodically read perpetua since whenever, and yeah he's not a zinger. he may not be much of a critic either, e.g. he's never sued the beasties. has he gotten too much credit for being among the first such blogs? very likely.

he likes stuff and he posts about it. although i'm an outsider, i've never seen anyone specifically complain about him ever. and i suspect that were his gender different, he would have taken significantly less shit on ilm.

xp lol at lex accusing anyone of narrow-mindedness

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the lex pullquote makes me want to vomit.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey mookieproof that is easily one of the dumbest things i've ever read on ILM (but if i knew your gender and it was female i probably wouldn't have posted that)

the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

man i can remember chatting w/ him on soulseek (so we're talking WAAAY back, like 02) and him just OBSESSING over ilxors and what they think about him and this was well before noiseboard existed, when by and large everyone was very friendly to each other w/ the exception of a few trolls (even momus hadn't gone full tilt gavin mcinnes groupie/wannabe yet i don't think) and me just going 'yeah, ok' and not really responding cuz he had some pavement bootlegs i wanted. he's a nice guy and alot of the flak he caught was undeserved but alot was deeply deeply deserved, dude had a crazy ego when he was just a blogger and it was only made worse by this even at the time clearly phony couching that he was just a enthusiast, he had no interest in writing for say pitchfork or rolling stone but lo and behold. the singles jukebox the few times i've looked at it has been pretty clearly awful, a dozen ppl trying and failing to hold charles aaron's jock (nevermind john leland), but even at whatever it's worst would be (totally can believe it would be their take on animal collective) i am pretty certain it nowhere near approaches to kind of routine dumbness perpetua has made his stock in trade. i remember when a few ilxors (not counting the ones that already had solid 'careers' in rockcrit pre-ilx) started popping up in eddy's voice music section (and for all the flack i caught at the time re: amy phillips being a poor man's pfork writer i'd like to think history has shown me to be fucking churchill on that front) and esp in matos' seattle weekly and jess's whatever altweekly that was, but in retrospect i'm not sure if tom briefly getting a column and nabisco getting a prominent regular gig (better than sfj isn't even an argument right? nevermind ANY other rock critic w/ healthcare in new york) is worth the huge number of hacks this place has churned out, like it was ilx's ultimate joke on pitchfork: 'we shall inundate you w/ shitty writers'.

balls, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol mookie: "why isnt there a tumblr white history month?"

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha ok

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was ilx's ultimate joke on pitchfork: 'we shall inundate you w/ shitty writers'.

i think it was ott who said ILX hated pitchfork until everyone on here wrote for it

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

does dom have a blog?
― scott seward, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 7:09 PM

http://ichlugebullets.wordpress.com/

am0n, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbf ilx also hated pfork until ott stopped writing for it

balls, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think ott is missing the point that after everyone on ilx wrote for it the tone changed a lot

the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

what i find weird is in the comments section of that post he made about the singles jukebox how every reply gets indented so much that they eventually
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i mean who thinks that's a good idea when you're programming a commenting thing?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

guillaume apollinaire?

balls, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

fair enough

i am not a critic but i have been on ilx for . . . nine years, and basically only encountered perpetua is fat joeks. perhaps the shorthand needs explanation every once in a while

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm generally not into mocking other people's weight but i always thought it seemed apropos in his case - pompous dude w/ an inflated ego has an inflated body to match

the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait who is balls? is balls ott? fuck an ott.

scott seward, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

balls = blount

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

o man leon wieseltier was right, facebook friendships are meaningless!

balls, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was only made worse by this even at the time clearly phony couching that he was just a enthusiast, he had no interest in writing for say pitchfork or rolling stone but lo and behold.

TBF, as long as I've known him, dude never made any bones about wanting to make a living from his writing.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha leon used to come into my bookstore

he was kind of a prick

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh okay i love blount. hate ott. got confused.

scott seward, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha mookie never would've guessed

balls, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha knowing who balls is makes me less inclined to snap on him and much more able to shrug this sort of thing off. that said, given the decimation of venues for sanely paid music-crit over the past years, and everything else that's conspired to destroy whatever it was that maybe some of us thought it could offer and what could come of it, pointing the finger at ilx in relation to this in any way whatsoever seems beyond bizarre.

s.clover, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

also yes i'm super-defensive w/r/t any criticism of the voice's old music section.

s.clover, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought ilxors made pitchfork better, actually. or maybe i liked some of them anyway as crits and i would like them anywhere. didn't have to be pitchfork.

scott seward, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

no shame in being defensive abt things that are worth defending

xp

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i am too obviously. defensive. i thought it was cool even when it was fucked up. i can't think of anything like it right now.

scott seward, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know him as the dude from that pic w/ the pineapple

― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:53 PM (3 hours ago)

and was never clear why some of ilx seemed obsessed with him (e.g. whoever edits the ilx wikipedia entry)

sarahell, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

o i agree it's just ten (TEN) years ago when the music 'writing' on ilx was better than 95% of the music writing i'd find elsewhere if you'd told me that ten years later ilxors would be all over music criticism esp at pfork i would've assumed that obv the state of music criticism had improved, esp at pfork. and i'm not sure it has. then again maybe it has - tom's popular is fantastic and marcello's then play long is really really incredible, but neither of those guys are getting paid. perpetua is. ilx doesn't bear any responsibility for this state of affairs obv.

balls, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

the wiki edits are easily the funniest thing dom has ever done

12plsrU (electricsound), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

i never understood it either. but then i don't go on animal collective threads or whatever he was into so i never saw it. and i didn't follow the whole inside baseball blogosphere thing. if you were into that stuff i guess you would have reasons to be mean? i have no idea.

x-post

scott seward, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

nothing but love for voice's old music section, nothing but love for voice's current music section really or at least much love to maura for the molanphy/shipley chart/radio geek rotation - if grantland had pop culture writing similar to this the gulf between their sports writing and pop writing wouldn't be quite so huge, could easily see molanphy as a bill barnwell parallel.

balls, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think pitchfork has some of the best writers around writing for it right now. um, not that i read it much, but occasionally something will get linked and i see good stuff.

scott seward, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean i'm just not that interested in a lot of pitchfork type music, but i think the talent is definitely there.

scott seward, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 03:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's a market near me that I know has really excellent pineapple.

I don't particularly like pineapple, but I know it is good.

Uh...

sarahell, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

there is this sort of irony that we idolized a certain sort of rockwrite and aspired to it, but the process (writ large) by which we became part of it was also the same process which killed it.

s.clover, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

one thing i would love to see is certain ilxors (past or present) taking pieces/ideas they couldn't sell elsewhere and doing kindle singles w/ them. for example would LOVE to see the seward version of this: http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Rock-Albums-1970s-ebook/dp/B006TV1HKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336535928&sr=8-1

balls, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

i hate pineapple

Lamp, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

i also used to not understand why lots of good music writers aspired to nothing more than leaving it behind. then, unfortunately, i got it.

s.clover, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

My feelings about pitchfork and pineapple are similar.

sarahell, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

you find them sweet and chunky?

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

tom and maura among others have grappled with this -- how could a democratization of the conversation possibly be a bad thing, or at least not an unmitigated good? the straightforward answer is just, i think, lolmarketforces.

s.clover, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp - lol mookie, real answer: i very rarely consume either

sarahell, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

tom and maura among others have grappled with this -- how could a democratization of the conversation possibly be a bad thing, or at least not an unmitigated good? the straightforward answer is just, i think, lolmarketforces.

― s.clover, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:06 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the answer, i think, is that morally good /= "i actually want to read what you have to say" good

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

like, democracy is a wonderful ideal, but a very poor editor

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah this is stupid as hell but i think i might've actually thought at one point that the easy instant access to music now meant that the descriptive role and judgmental role of rockcrit would fade away (you no longer needed the critic to tell you what a record sounded like or if it was good, you could find that out yrself immediately and in less time than it took to finish a review) and we'd be left w/ actual insight as the goal ie good criticism (or my definition anyway). this didn't happen, if anything the opposite. now post-deluge rockcrit's main role seems to be as a filter, ie i'll check out something if it gets best new music or 4.0 or higher at resident advisor etc but i pretty much never actually read an actual review and i'm not sure i've ever seen lex have any kind of actual insight but as a filter he's very effective, a much better algorithm than pandora or whatever.

balls, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

^otm^ and made me sort of wistful/sad

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

My feelings about pitchfork and pineapple are similar.

This seems an appropriate time to mention that Ted Leo once interviewed both me and Perpetua backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival about our taste in fruit.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

"chunky"

the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

how could a democratization of the conversation possibly be a bad thing, or at least not an unmitigated good?

LOL comment boxes

the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

actual OLL

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

democracy, as it happens, sucks

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fruit is great! </rhonda>

sarahell, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

that seems like an oversimplification, if for no other reason than how many people on this message board must be overweight, including his tormenters

― some dude

buzza, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 06:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

under appreciated some dude posts I have read

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 08:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

nothing but love for voice's old music section, nothing but love for voice's current music section really or at least much love to maura for the molanphy/shipley chart/radio geek rotation - if grantland had pop culture writing similar to this the gulf between their sports writing and pop writing wouldn't be quite so huge, could easily see molanphy as a bill barnwell parallel.

― balls, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 11:56 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

aww my love of balls is reciprocated

some dude, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 12:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

the irony that chris ott shares his name with a useful internet acronym that describes his writing just now dawned on me

dayo, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 12:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

rev going ham on anco is the best btw

dayo, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 12:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

and i'm not sure i've ever seen lex have any kind of actual insight but as a filter he's very effective, a much better algorithm than pandora or whatever.

― balls,

That's a bit unfair, I dunno about his reviews but i've seen excellent lex posts full of insight that have made me actually want to check out whatever hes writing about.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 12:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I always get happy when balls posts here tbh

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

"for example would LOVE to see the seward version of this"

thanks, but you know what, i'm inspired by marcello. he's basically writing a book on his blog and that seems like the way to go for me. just gonna keep posting essay-length things on my blog when i feel inspired (perhaps linking things thematically as if they were chapters), and when i have enough stuff, maybe see if anyone is interested in publishing. i do like the idea of real books.

scott seward, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i do like the idea of real books.

I do too, and it's my wish to publish one in the next few years, but my conflict has always been how much attention to give non-fiction versus fiction, in addition to not wanting to surrender a quite decent job. I don't know. Confession time: I've been glum the last seven or eight weeks wondering what or the hell I'm writing for; although my blog gets a decent hit count I don't know whether it matters. I still do the occasional professional reviewing job. I just tell myself to keep writing, that the writing is its own defense. I don't ever envision a moment when I'll say the hell with it: I love it too much and I need it, pure and simple. But the question of who the audience is never fades.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

AG completely otm

cinco de extra mayo (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

excellent lex posts full of insight that have made me actually want to check out whatever hes writing about

b b but balls was opposing these two ideas!

the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

as filters AG and Lex are p much oil and water

cinco de extra mayo (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm dense, who is AG?

goole, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

AlG

dayo, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

aww my love of balls is reciprocated

― some dude, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:22 AM (2 hours ago)

Filing this post away for future, totally out-of-context, use.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

already did

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm dense, who is AG?

― goole

― Algerian Goalkeeper,

markers, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh

goole, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man if I knew who my audience actually was I'd be thrilled. I have no idea. I just post links up and hope they're read!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

http://www.housingworks.org/events/detail/fluxblog-live-10-years-of-perfect-tunes-with-rob-sheffield-emily-gould-mark

The world’s first mp3 blog celebrates its first 10 years with a live event featuring Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork editor-in-chief Mark Richardson, Emily Gould, Amanda Petrusich, Dick Valentine of Electric Six, Heather D’Angelo of Au Revoir Simone, Amy Rose of Rookie and other special guests. Each guest, along with Fluxblog proprietor Matthew Perpetua, will share a song and talk about it – basically replicating the Fluxblog format on stage.

He's still running with this idea, huh? I wish he would just say "one of" the first instead of THE first. Doesn't diminish Fluxblog's pedigree, but is also factual.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 June 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

can ILX start referring to itself as "The World's First Internet Message Board" ?

tylerw, Monday, 25 June 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was gonna say that iirc the little capsule bio on his twitter includes the 'first mp3 blog' line but looking at it now it doesn't, so i guess he changed it pretty recently

some dude, Monday, 25 June 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

happy birthday to my blog

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Monday, 25 June 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I will give him credit due for keeping the thing going for 10 years with almost no vacations, though. Every time I start a new blog, I'm already sick of it in a month.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 June 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Each guest, along with Fluxblog proprietor Matthew Perpetua, will share a song and talk about it – basically replicating the Fluxblog format on stage.
would be cooler if he was just up onstage w/ a laptop live-bloggin so hard

tylerw, Monday, 25 June 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

this event will only be fun if, in the middle of one contributor's talk, someone else shouts "REMIX!" and takes over the discussion, talking about the song from a totally different starting point/angle

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Monday, 25 June 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooh I hope that happens

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 June 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I genuinely like that idea from an audience and performance point of view, but it's not rly ~fluxblog~. dude probably posts one remix a year, and only one in ten years of something he's already posted

the hat's filthy lesson (sic), Monday, 25 June 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Doree Shafrir
‏@doreeshafrir

Following

Very excited to announce that Matthew @Perpetua will be joining @BuzzFeed on Monday as our first Music Editor!
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max, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

pina coladas for everyone

the late great, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

gettin around

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

^Review of the live event

Trewster Dare (jaymc), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Retweet

am0n, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn man i should move to nyc sounds like there are some fascinating cultural events happening there

the late great, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Feed

buzza, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

To keep pace he's started a companion Tumblr to his site. "I'm not gonna stop anytime soon."

am0n, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chloramphenicol FOR EVERYONE NO PRESCRIPTION

diamonddave85, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Andrew Beaujon
‏@abeaujon

Settling in nicely. MT @perpetua: I compiled the ickiest Nickelback lyrics about sex for you. http://bit.ly/UHdSM4

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 14:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's the equivalent of seeing the insufferably pretentious art student you used to know end up painting murals on the side of a McDonalds.

NR’s resident heavy-metal expert (Nicole), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 14:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

This fucking guy.

this will surprise many (Nicole), Thursday, 3 January 2013 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

is that what 'get something in my vertical' means?!

~farben~ (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 3 January 2013 20:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

people on tumblr are hilariously pissed about this when its lol perpetua

one bish two bish red bish blue bish (fadanuf4erybody), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

90% of the shit people hate on MP about is just so deeply sad.

Musty In Memphis (Old Lunch), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

God. I'd be geeked too if Alyssa Milano shared something I wrote with gazillions of followers, which is all that's going on here. Whoever this ninety9 person is needs to take a leap.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

xp The subtext so often seems to be, "why don't that many people pay attention to me?"

Musty In Memphis (Old Lunch), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Seriously?

this will surprise many (Nicole), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

I lolled at "Wikipedia page"

Angel Haze is my hero (DJP), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

i dunno i basically agree with that post

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Look, MP has infuriated me plenty of times for one reason or another, but he's just that way and he's truly harmless and if anyone's going to pick on him I'd rather it be people who actually like him and not some assholes on tumblr.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

summary: "I want attention for making a pissy tumblr post about Perpetua making a Facebook wall post about some retweet he got from an actress from an 80's sitcom for a post he made that was put together from a Wikipedia page"

earth of (snoball), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

like the subtext of his fb thing is definitely less "oh cool a celebrity shared something i wrote" and more "i'm so blown away that a dumb celebrity might listen to music i approve of"

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

that post is dumb imo who cares, its his personal fbook wall

rap steve gadd (D-40), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

summary: "I want attention for making a pissy tumblr post about Perpetua making a Facebook wall post about some retweet he got from an actress from an 80's sitcom for a post he made that was put together from a Wikipedia page"

― earth of (snoball), Thursday, January 3, 2013 3:28 PM (39 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm lets talk abt actual shit

rap steve gadd (D-40), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

now we're BOARDING HARD abt the whole thing

rap steve gadd (D-40), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm not BOARDING HARD it's just the way my trousers are hanging.

earth of (snoball), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

God. I'd be geeked too if Alyssa Milano shared something I wrote with gazillions of followers, which is all that's going on here. Whoever this ninety9 person is needs to take a leap.

― Johnny Fever, Thursday, January 3, 2013 4:12 PM (17 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

http://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/8687003307

finally rich, fun-packed, fulfilling (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Straight up question, Johnny: do you like the Buzzfeed model of writing or not?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol xp

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

LMAO whiney

rap steve gadd (D-40), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

i kind of have the dopest brag tho, one of my articles for fader was tweeted by Pam Grier

rap steve gadd (D-40), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

/stunts like perpetua

rap steve gadd (D-40), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

The only time I ever see anything on Buzzfeed is when someone else links to it, so I don't feel qualified to judge it accurately. That said, it's basically a tumblr itself with millions of dollars poured into it.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

whiney can you post that ed droste tweet in here

J0rdan S., Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

i understand why people loathe perpetua but that tumblr thing is seriously reaching for something that totally isn't there

J0rdan S., Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

something i wrote was once tweeted by how to dress well :((((((((((((((((((((((((

m-perp is such a pompous div, only thing wrong with that post is that they haven't learned to ignore him yet

lex pretend, Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

xp The subtext so often seems to be, "why don't that many people pay attention to me?"

―Musty In Memphis (Old Lunch),Thursday, January 3, 2013 3:13 PM (22 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Seriously?

―this will surprise many (Nicole),Thursday, January 3, 2013 3:24 PM (11 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Exhibit A: this thread. Dude's perspective/style/interests haven't changed appreciably in ten years but he goes from being a low-ish profile blogger/ILXor who people here generally at least got along with and were moderately respectful towards to being someone with a higher profile who a lot of people love to shit on and make hilaaaarious fat jokes about. I know some people have legitimate beef with him, but I seem to encounter way less legit criticism than petty bitching wrt MP.

Lick Out The Jam (Old Lunch), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

hey i thought he was a twat 10 years ago too

lex pretend, Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

So did I. I'm disturbed by the way he writes about women, and that post about Milano kind of pings on that scale.

this will surprise many (Nicole), Thursday, 3 January 2013 21:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

ninety9 is titled after an xkcd punchline = he or she can get fucked no matter the merits imo

goole, Thursday, 3 January 2013 22:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

"up in my vertical" is o_O and "So, if nothing at all, I succeeded in making the daughter from Who’s the Boss? think about, and potentially listen to, Stereolab and Yo La Tengo for at least few seconds" is fuckin heinous, yes.

goole, Thursday, 3 January 2013 22:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

do i have to choose a side here, is what i'm asking

goole, Thursday, 3 January 2013 22:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

earth of (snoball), Thursday, 3 January 2013 22:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, big perp has always been a smarmy fucking dick xps

hemioblock (The Reverend), Thursday, 3 January 2013 22:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

"i understand why people loathe perpetua but that tumblr thing is seriously reaching for something that totally isn't there

― J0rdan S., Thursday, January 3, 2013 4:36 PM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink"

welcome to tumblr

one bish two bish red bish blue bish (fadanuf4erybody), Friday, 4 January 2013 02:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

(not gonna front though, perp is pretty worthless and doubly so since he got hired for buzzfeed)

one bish two bish red bish blue bish (fadanuf4erybody), Friday, 4 January 2013 02:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

dyin at whiney

s.clover, Friday, 4 January 2013 03:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

I respect Fluxblog from the limited exposure I have to him, but he hasn't actually turned me on to any quality new music in yonks, he tends to angle for the lowest common denominator now, and basically I stopped paying attention since he rated a Skrillex song highly.

viborg, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

But I guess Skrillex is making "UK-dubstep" now.

viborg, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

So which ILXor was big perp?

viborg, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

he went under the tricky psuedonym "Matthew Perpetua"

Angel Haze is my hero (DJP), Friday, 4 January 2013 16:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

Suede-o-nym

~farben~ (Jon Lewis), Friday, 4 January 2013 16:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

this is definitely something worth getting up in arms about

Poliopolice, Friday, 4 January 2013 17:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

God. I'd be geeked too if Alyssa Milano shared something I wrote with gazillions of followers, which is all that's going on here. Whoever this ninety9 person is needs to take a leap.

back when she only had around 10k followers she accidentally retweeted a goatse link i sent her. good times

big fat dictionary (diamonddave85), Friday, 4 January 2013 17:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

okay you win

Angel Haze is my hero (DJP), Friday, 4 January 2013 17:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

So, if nothing at all, I succeeded in making the daughter from Who’s the Boss? think about, and potentially listen to, Stereolab and Yo La Tengo for at least few seconds

He also talks about Counting Crows and the Outhere Brothers in that post, I would love it if those entries turned out to be sole focus of her interest.

Matt DC, Friday, 4 January 2013 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

terrible images of getting something in my vertical vs polishes coinslot :(

bnw, Friday, 4 January 2013 17:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg

Angel Haze is my hero (DJP), Friday, 4 January 2013 17:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

alyssa milano was in commando. was perpetua in commando? i think not. she's way cooler than most people. did you know her dad is a hotshot hollywood music editor for the movies? does spiderman movies and stuff.

her albums weren't so hot though...

scott seward, Friday, 4 January 2013 17:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

I didn't remember her releasing albums. That is dreadful.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 January 2013 17:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

probably better than this though

tylerw, Friday, 4 January 2013 17:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

i think her albums were asia-only or something. but she did a ton of singles and albums. all on youtube seemingly.

scott seward, Friday, 4 January 2013 17:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

since when was yo la tengo some kind of barometer of rarified quality? jesus

the condescension and self-big-ups are, how you say, insupportable; i wouldn't write the tumblr post just because i don't have the energy for that kind of screenshotting and outrage but i completely understand it

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 18:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

does "my vertical" mean like a "column", i.e. his blog or whatever? so "get something up in my vertical" means "post something to my blog"?

i have to admit i thought it was a synonym for eating at first, like maybe his vertical was his neck or something

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 18:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah it's a stupid web 2.0 term for, like, a topic section of a website

dmr, Friday, 4 January 2013 18:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

ohhhhh right like "we're developing a new vertical, it's targeted at women so it's about food and babies"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 18:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

"and looking good"

"was about to say"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 18:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

or how the nyt style section is basically a "vertical" for hideous douchebags?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 18:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah basically. except I don't think the style section has a clickable "hideous douchebag" link in their ~tag cloud~

max I think did a funny post about Huffington Post having a sideboob vertical but I'm not gonna google "huffpo sideboob" from work so I can't find it

dmr, Friday, 4 January 2013 18:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'll be back in just a little while
so i can get some vertical
smile
ANNIHILATE x 3
ALL WEEK LONG

~farben~ (Jon Lewis), Friday, 4 January 2013 18:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

dude was all up in my vertical

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 18:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

what is getting something in your vertical

bant me til I fart (cozen), Friday, 4 January 2013 18:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

chlamydia i think

jazbay crostata (forksclovetofu), Friday, 4 January 2013 19:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

♨ (am0n), Friday, 4 January 2013 19:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

"up in my vertical"

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 4 January 2013 19:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh

♨ (am0n), Friday, 4 January 2013 19:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

the condescension and self-big-ups are, how you say, insupportable; i wouldn't write the tumblr post just because i don't have the energy for that kind of screenshotting and outrage but i completely understand it

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, January 4, 2013 1:14 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Jesus this was his FACEBOOK, it's like getting mad because you heard someone bragged about something in a text

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Saturday, 5 January 2013 14:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

i never let that stop me before!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 5 January 2013 14:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

welcome to Social Justice Tumblr

almost always correct, almost always insufferable

lex pretend, Saturday, 5 January 2013 14:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's a (sort of) privately-expressed opinion that sheds light on attitudes that are relevant to his work. It's not worth getting mad over but it is illuminating. Actually it isn't really, it's not remotely surprising that Perpetua would condescend to young girls while holding po-faced reverence for past-it indie bands.

Matt DC, Saturday, 5 January 2013 14:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

"young girls" like the 40-year-old alyssa milano?

finally rich, fun-packed, fulfilling (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

Bro if yer calling that old fuq you

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

LOL this is insanity

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

well he calls her the daughter from who's the boss so he basically still thinks she's a young girl

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

It'd be funnier if he thought she really was the character from Who's the Boss irl

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

I am human and I need to be loved.

Just like everybody else does.

Mordy, Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

well he calls her the daughter from who's the boss so he basically still thinks she's a young girl

oh come on

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

itt we debate what constitutes a "young girl"

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

this guy is totally sexist in how he treats "girls"

finally rich, fun-packed, fulfilling (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

itt we talk about po-facedness

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

if he had called her one of the charmed sisters from charmed it'd indicate he basically thinks she's a witch

Mordy, Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

no proof to the contrary iirc

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

like seriously yall have devolved into just finding stuff to latch on to. pretty lame imo

finally rich, fun-packed, fulfilling (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

The fact that this continues to be a conversation is maybe the most pathetic thing I've seen on ILX in ages.

Master Of Pruppets (Old Lunch), Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

christ you can't even make fun of a blogger anymore around here

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

more pathetic than that captain keef thread?

Mordy, Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

The fact that this continues to be a conversation is maybe the most pathetic thing I've seen on ILX in ages.

― Master Of Pruppets (Old Lunch), Saturday, January 5, 2013 3:49 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

A thread we can go to when an ILX beef gets out of hand and we don't understand wtf is going on

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 15:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lol @ captain keef

finally rich, fun-packed, fulfilling (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

My bad, Alyssa Milano and virtually everything she's been in has basically zero profile over here and I didn't bother to actually google her. That was a pretty dumb assumption to jump to on my part, but he IS actually talking about her like she's a young girl. Like why is he giving himself a pat on the back for a 40-year old having listened to or (gasp) thought about not-terribly-obscure records that have been around half her lifetime?

Matt DC, Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Because Alyssa Milano did, at one time, have a terribly high profile over here, especially among people in Perpetua's age group, and it's like I said way upthread...he probably feels pretty cool atm for making a list that she saw and liked enough to retweet to a gazillion people. Perpetua hate amongst certain groups on ilx is way over the top.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

tbh m-perp has said far more vicious and poisonous things than anyone itt

lex pretend, Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

*prays pre-emptively for thread not to turn into Shit Perpetua Said Collection thread*

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've known the guy for fifteen years, before ilx even came into existence, so I guess I just feel like I can read him a little better than some people around here and, yes, he's capable of being a completely infuriating blowhard and warped perceptions on some topics, but he's ultimately harmless and really not worth all the heated discussion he generates at times.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

If someone generates heated discussion all the time, are they really harmless? think abt it

caek, Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

This is all about a list he made on Buzzfeed and his reaction on facebook to Alyssa Milano acknowledging it. Worth the heat? think abt it

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

is this really heat? he said something dumb that was brought to light and is being called out accordingly

lex pretend, Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

This is more like the dumb pictures of Drake thread where continuing examples are just added to the list.

this will surprise many (Nicole), Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

perp police never rest

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

xxp May all of your off-the-cuff remarks be similarly brought to light.

Master Of Pruppets (Old Lunch), Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

facebook is basically public, people get criticized for what they say on social media all the time, nbd

some dude, Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

I THINK I'M BIG PERP ... YO LA TENGO

乒乓, Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

WHO'S THE BOSS ... LYSSA MILANO

乒乓, Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

devolved into just finding stuff to latch on to

board description right here

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 5 January 2013 16:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

christ you can't even make fun of a blogger anymore around here

― an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Saturday, January 5, 2013

qft

packt like phoebe cates's dad in a chimney (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 5 January 2013 17:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hey, you never know when you might need a job at Buzzfeed.

this will surprise many (Nicole), Saturday, 5 January 2013 17:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

something something i can think of some germans who were just looking for jobs something something

packt like phoebe cates's dad in a chimney (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 5 January 2013 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

you guys should find something worth getting upset about and expend your energy there.

Poliopolice, Saturday, 5 January 2013 18:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Perpetuapolice

J0rdan S., Saturday, 5 January 2013 19:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

the original tumblr page that posted this has an XKCD link in their "about me."

never forget

― one bish two bish red bish blue bish (fadanuf4erybody), Saturday, January 5, 2013 2:17 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

there we go

one bish two bish red bish blue bish (fadanuf4erybody), Saturday, 5 January 2013 19:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

This is worth a chuckle at best. The virulent original tumblr post sets a stupid & borderline creepy tone for "making fun" of a blogger

rap steve gadd (D-40), Saturday, 5 January 2013 19:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Like sorry CAD im all for clowning perp but doing it on the basis of an unfunny bitter anecdote about a facebook post provided by a social justice tumblr that presumes perp's general attitudes to women bc of how he responded when he got linked by a major celebrity....

rap steve gadd (D-40), Saturday, 5 January 2013 19:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

and back into hibernation goes the thredd

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 19:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

well i mean one more thing: i know the dude who wrote that post and his tumblr is in no way a "social justice tumblr"

lol

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

idk i assumed that based on a lex post so grain of salt

rap steve gadd (D-40), Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

i first encountered it reblogged off a Social Justice Tumblr

lex pretend, Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

every tumblr that comes within the same circle as Social Justice Tumblrs ends up talking like them soon

lex pretend, Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

poetic justice tumblr

J0rdan S., Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

thank god lex's mistake was brought to light and called out accordingly

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

the system works!

rap steve gadd (D-40), Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

the system called

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

RECIPROCITYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

okay lol

Solange Knowles is my hero (DJP), Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

when exactly did this place get all caring and sharing

packt like phoebe cates's dad in a chimney (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

couldn't find a pic of alyssa holding a pineapple : (

buzza, Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

when exactly did this place get all caring and sharing

when enough posters began making their livelihood in arenas where they were a half-step away from Perpetuadom themselves

Solange Knowles is my hero (DJP), Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Like sorry CAD im all for clowning perp but doing it on the basis of an unfunny bitter anecdote about a facebook post provided by a social justice tumblr that presumes perp's general attitudes to women bc of how he responded when he got linked by a major celebrity....

― rap steve gadd (D-40), Saturday, January 5, 2013 2:41 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i was more talking about ppl here than the tumblr poster

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

also damn the bar is now low for "major celebrity"

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

to be fair the celebrities kinda brought them on that themselves by engaging with the hoi polloi via twitter

let's go do some crimes (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

when enough posters began making their livelihood in arenas where they were a half-step away from Perpetuadom themselves

― Solange Knowles is my hero (DJP), Saturday, January 5, 2013 3:01 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

if u think im not being a dick b/c of careerism, fuck you

rap steve gadd (D-40), Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

10 IF u think im not being a dick b/c of careerism then GOTO 20
20 FUCK YOU

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, the only ("only"...I admit to a clear bias) skin I have in this game is knowing MP on a personal level. Even being intimately involved with Fluxblog for years, I never made (or expected) a dime. I have no issue with people critiquing his writing. Shit just always tends to get overly-personal here, which is doubly shitty since he isn't even around anymore to defend himself.

Nutzhak Perlman (Old Lunch), Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nino,, you forgot 1 FLASH

Adds a little flair imo

Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 5 January 2013 22:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't know what's lamer: y'all carrying on about nothing or me reading y'all on nothing

Raymond Cummings, Sunday, 6 January 2013 00:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

the wind up........

NINO CARTER, Sunday, 6 January 2013 00:12 (1 year ago) Permalink


(just a record from 25 years ago, you young people might want to check it out)

scattered to the nine vectors (snoball), Sunday, 6 January 2013 00:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Regardless of your opinion of the Big Perp, I will say this: I wholly approve of the "vertical" form of content dumping rather than those stupid click-thru slideshows... Particularly when they're editorial-free on sites like Buzzfeed.

So basically what I'm saying is: give me more big Perp all up in my vertical.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

i can't believe people actually listen to yo la tengo. i expect more from alyssa milano.

scott seward, Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

also, this exists:

scott seward, Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

her unicef commercial is playing on comedy central right now

Mordy, Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

the system called

― NINO CARTER, Saturday, January 5, 2013 3:39 PM (5 hours ago)


and it's calling from inside the thread?

The POLLed Geir America (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

i can't believe people actually listen to yo la tengo. i expect more from alyssa milano.

― scott seward, Saturday, January 5, 2013 6:13 PM (37 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Morbs likes YLT, Alyssa likes baseball

buzza, Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

144 new answers

If I was a carpenter, and you were a douchebag (Shakey Mo Collier), Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

145

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 6 January 2013 02:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Yachts: See 146 reviews of Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Sunday, 6 January 2013 03:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

our laddy of perpetua hate

buzza, Sunday, 6 January 2013 03:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Moto Perpetua

friday goodness thank it's (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 6 January 2013 04:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

one thing i would love to see is certain ilxors (past or present) taking pieces/ideas they couldn't sell elsewhere and doing kindle singles w/ them. for example would LOVE to see the seward version of this: http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Rock-Albums-1970s-ebook/dp/B006TV1HKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336535928&sr=8-1

Read the sample and saw Groundhogs as the first example and bought immediately.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 7 January 2013 03:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

2.0 out of 5 stars The worst written book I've ever read! June 9, 2012
By M. Bishop

buzza, Monday, 7 January 2013 04:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, and I'm really enjoying it. Putting a Spotify playlist together of these records here:

http://open.spotify.com/user/124420673/playlist/42yEbfhQ9T97ULQCD2Kvla

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 7 January 2013 04:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Should add, the passage on prog--and the forces that conspired in Europe to launch it--is exceptionally insightful...and well-written.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 7 January 2013 04:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:40 (3 months ago) Permalink

not quite up to the high journalistic standards of 'Which Rock Star Should You Hook Up With?', but what is?

Merdeyeux, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:52 (3 months ago) Permalink

buzzfeed's tech section is actually not terrible

markers, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:04 (3 months ago) Permalink

Dreams are made of what?!

tylerw, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:33 (3 months ago) Permalink

http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/how-much-of-a-music-nerd-are-you

I got a v low score on this (25, I think) mostly cos I'm not a horrible dick. These quizzes don't say much for their author

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:35 (3 months ago) Permalink

A friend linked me to it on FB and I refused the bait.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:36 (3 months ago) Permalink

keep gettin dem checks

k3vin k., Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:37 (3 months ago) Permalink

no that's Hilary.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:38 (3 months ago) Permalink

steve nash iirc

balls, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:41 (3 months ago) Permalink

the fact that buzzfeed actually has started to run some impressive reported music features really kinda makes me feel like you can't even blame the crap perp is posting on what site it's on

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicahopper/how-selling-out-saved-indie-rock
http://www.buzzfeed.com/naomizeichner/young-thug-trapped-major-label-deal

posi riot (some dude), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:46 (3 months ago) Permalink

also woah that music nerd quiz really does have a psycho undercurrent to it doesn't it

posi riot (some dude), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:48 (3 months ago) Permalink

haha yeah like skot said on FB it's more like "are you a total asshole?"

Juelz Fantano (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 02:21 (3 months ago) Permalink

Yeah that young thug piece was really good. Also doesn't Ayesha Siddiqi write for them too?

all is fair in love and womp (monotony), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 04:01 (3 months ago) Permalink


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