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so the Pitchfork threads don't become PRR threads

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 16:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Mr. Que, Friday, 23 July 2010 16:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Zeno, Friday, 23 July 2010 16:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

you gotta be shitting me ksh

ASBO slice (J0rdan S.), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

we are now three times removed from actual pitchfork

how high can we go ??

ciderpress, Friday, 23 July 2010 17:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

pls keep all threads abt pitchforks pure, guyz

johnny crunch, Friday, 23 July 2010 17:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

guys, some of you are adults. you might think this thread is lame--I don't care--but getting worked up about the fact that I started this is pretty much lamer than anything

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 17:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

TRI▲NGLE * WA▼E (LOLK), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

getting worked up about the fact that I started this is pretty much lamer than anything

Yeah guys, the correct response is "tut, click SB, move on"

flashing drill + penis fan (Noodle Vague), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

or you could just ignore the thread, since I'm actually interested in talking about this, and people trying to prevent me from doing so for no reason

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 17:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

people *are*, rather

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 17:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

life is a kshighway

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah guys, the correct response is "tut, click SB, move on"

― flashing drill + penis fan (Noodle Vague), Friday, July 23, 2010 6:16 PM (21 minutes ago) Bookmark

aw yeah

pieter brogel the elder (history mayne), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hey ksmarker, I am in support of your move, for whatever that's worth to the folks showing up here to post. I both get why you are interested and why you moved the discussion here. Eventually another story as relevant or interesting as the fact that the NY Times wrote a story about this dude will show up, and then yes, it will be good not to drag it into other threads.

grandavis, Friday, 23 July 2010 17:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

you gotta be kitten me

pieter brogel the elder (history mayne), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

life is a kshighway

^^ display name opportunity

the new hot dawg stand in compton (Pillbox), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

thanks for that grandavis! appreciated

markers, Friday, 23 July 2010 18:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

pitchforkreviewsreviewsreviews.com

emotional radiohead whatever (Jordan), Friday, 23 July 2010 18:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

life is a kshighway

^^ display name opportunity

― the new hot dawg stand in compton (Pillbox), Friday, July 23, 2010 10:44 AM (57 minutes ago) Bookmark

I guess I joined the ranks of velko and pato w/ this one

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 23 July 2010 18:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

i’m last and when he gets to me he shakes my hand and i say “it’s great to meet you!!” and he says “what do you do?”

and i am looking barack obama in the eye and i say, “i write a blog about a popular music website!”

and he looks at me quizzically for a second, i guess he was sort of piecing it together, and he goes, “oh, which website?”

and i say, “it’s called pitchfork. it’s based in chicago! are you familiar with it?”

and he says, “no, but i’ll have to look into it!”

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Thursday, 29 July 2010 16:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

Uh.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 29 July 2010 16:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

god this guy is so fucking crazy

call all destroyer, Thursday, 29 July 2010 16:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

man I actually went to 'pitchforkreviewsreviewsreviews.com' hoping there would be a site there. I would read that, I think.

iatee, Thursday, 29 July 2010 16:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

There should be a column on Pitchfork called Pitchfork Reviews Pitchfork Reviews Reviews.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 July 2010 16:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

wait is this a real thing???

then an image appeared: a pizza pie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 29 July 2010 17:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

skimmed that entry. . . . smh @ the world imo -- I'm gonna retire from posting about P4k from here until the day the earth falls into the sun unless the compulsion to do so becomes absolutely overwhelming

markers, Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

nobody actually reads this blog btw

plax (ico), Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna retire from posting about P4k from here until the day the earth falls into the sun unless the compulsion to do so becomes absolutely overwhelming

Don't bet on global warming saving you.

balls and adieu (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

skimmed that entry. . . . smh @ the world imo -- I'm gonna retire from posting about P4k from here until the day the earth falls into the sun unless the compulsion to do so becomes absolutely overwhelming

― markers, Thursday, July 29, 2010 2:16 PM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark

riiiiiiight

J0rdan S., Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna try

markers, Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

whats left tho

plax (ico), Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

void

markers, Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

looking forward to this

plax (ico), Thursday, 29 July 2010 18:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Mod, plz change thread title:

ILX Reviews Pitchfork Reviews Reviews

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

mods, please lock thread & impart it to the ravenous eternal void

markers, Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

ILX Reviews Markers Posts Reviewing Articles Exploring Pitchfork Reviews Reviews

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

the weird thing about the obama post is that, from my perspective, it is the PRR guy saying "hi, nabisco, I was IN A VAN IN FRONT OF YOUR HOUSE"

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

he doesn't actually mention you or allude to you in that post though, does he?? (just skimmed the post)

markers, Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

"hi, nabisco, I was IN A VAN IN FRONT OF YOUR HOUSE"

^ could be the blog's new tagline

markers, Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

no of course he doesn't, i'm just saying it's funny. (also i think the post is to some degree fiction/joking)

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

the fiction and jokes of an insane person

call all destroyer, Thursday, 29 July 2010 19:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think there's probably a degree of Aspergers at work with this kid. I mean...

People with Asperger syndrome often display behavior, interests, and activities that are restricted and repetitive and are sometimes abnormally intense or focused. They may stick to inflexible routines, move in stereotyped and repetitive ways, or preoccupy themselves with parts of objects.

Pursuit of specific and narrow areas of interest is one of the most striking features of AS. Individuals with AS may collect volumes of detailed information on a relatively narrow topic such as weather data or star names, without necessarily having genuine understanding of the broader topic.

Position Position, Thursday, 29 July 2010 20:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

prediction: this thread will soon get a really interesting revive

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Thursday, 29 July 2010 22:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

i really doubt obama will go to that trouble nabisco

max, Thursday, 29 July 2010 22:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

lmao @ this (now redacted):
4. on the new OJ Da Juiceman video for the song entitled “Party Started” i think he says something like “if i don’t get wasted / blame the Jew-man” and then there’s a short clip of an ostensibly jewish man holding a bag of money and grinning. not to be like the rap anti-defamation league but like why does shit like this always get a pass

blap...tremendo (deej), Thursday, 29 July 2010 23:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

prediction: this thread will soon get a really interesting revive

― oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:22 PM (Yesterday)

O_O

markers, Friday, 30 July 2010 04:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

lmao @ this (now redacted):
4. on the new OJ Da Juiceman video for the song entitled “Party Started” i think he says something like “if i don’t get wasted / blame the Jew-man” and then there’s a short clip of an ostensibly jewish man holding a bag of money and grinning. not to be like the rap anti-defamation league but like why does shit like this always get a pass

― blap...tremendo (deej), Thursday, July 29, 2010 7:25 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

his posts on rap are usually AWFUL

J0rdan S., Friday, 30 July 2010 04:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

Pitchfork Reviews Reviews creator and World’s First Perfect Zine editor David Shapiro’s debut YOU’RE NOT MUCH USE TO ANYONE, pitched as updating THE GRADUATE to the milieu of WFPZ contributor Lena Dunham’s GIRLS, to Ed Park at Amazon Publishing.

buzza, Monday, 24 December 2012 16:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

kid is the best damn music writer i have read in ages and i am crazy crazy jealous, like knowing what truman capote was up to his teens & 20s level jealous. just for the record.

― a dystopian society awaits if we continue on this path. (contenderizer), Thursday, September 2, 2010 1:21 AM (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Monday, 24 December 2012 16:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

8 months pass...
3 weeks pass...

I am reading from my book on Sunday night at Cake Shop. Readers include the archive editor at The New Yorker, a prominent conservative commentator, other writers. It will be a great opportunity to hear nice writing, to bring a date, to see and be seen

buzza, Saturday, 14 September 2013 20:26 (7 months ago) Permalink

Plot Summary for
Unreachable by Conventional Means (2013)

A recent college graduate (Brener) decides to sell marijuana on the streets of Manhattan after losing his job at a consulting firm. He soon meets the girl of his dreams (Daddario). With an unsupportive girlfriend, an increase of clienteles, and the growing threats of being caught or killed, he soon realizes he is in way over his head.

buzza, Saturday, 14 September 2013 20:27 (7 months ago) Permalink

"You’re Not Much Use to Anyone, a book about being financially supported by his parents after college"

katherine, Saturday, 14 September 2013 20:30 (7 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

David is a freshly minted NYU grad who’s working a not-quite-entry-level job, falling in love, and telling his parents he’s studying for the LSAT. He starts a Tumblr blog, typing out posts on his BlackBerry under his desk—a blog that becomes wildly popular and brings him to the attention of major media (The New York Times) as well as the White House. But his outward fame doesn’t quell his confusion about the world and his direction in it.

This semiautobiographical debut is a coming-of-age story perfect for our time. In Sense of Wonder author Gideon Lewis-Kraus’s words, “If Tao Lin had been born to Gary Shteyngart’s parents and spent his early twenties slaving for pageviews at NewYorker.com, he would have written something like this, the Bright Lights, Big City of the click-here-now generation.”

buzza, Tuesday, 1 October 2013 01:15 (6 months ago) Permalink

that reads like The Graduate meets Girls, with a freshness of language and outlook that brings to mind The Catcher in the Rye that reads like The Graduate meets Girls, with a freshness of language and outlook that brings to mind The Catcher in the Ryethat reads like The Graduate meets Girls, with a freshness of language and outlook that brings to mind The Catcher in the Rye that reads like The Graduate meets Girls, with a freshness of language and outlook that brings to mind The Catcher in the Ryethat reads like The Graduate meets Girls, with a freshness of language and outlook that brings to mind The Catcher in the Rye

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 1 October 2013 01:24 (6 months ago) Permalink

why did I have this thread bookmarked

smang culture (DJP), Wednesday, 2 October 2013 14:07 (6 months ago) Permalink

ITEM QTY TOTAL
You're Not Much Use to Anyone 200 $4,000.00
SUBTOTAL $4,000.00
VIEW CART Check out now

buzza, Friday, 4 October 2013 04:08 (6 months ago) Permalink

Non-Union Weed Buyers | Male or Female | Any Ethnicity | Age: 18 - 75
Seeking for all types for some featured roles of weed buying customers. Elderly woman, high schooler (must be over 18 years old who can play high school), apartment building residents, party girls, friends/roommates of principal actors.

velko, Sunday, 6 October 2013 03:09 (6 months ago) Permalink

What was that blog that was like Pitchfork Reviews Reviews, except it reviewed all sorts of webzine reviews (Stylus, Cokemachineglow, PopMatters, etc.) and its whole raison d'etre was to just be really snide and snarky in this hacky way, where you suspected the guy was just really bitter and resentful that his P4k application was rejected?

Geoffrey Schweppes (jaymc), Friday, 11 October 2013 16:44 (6 months ago) Permalink

I Love Music?

some dude, Friday, 11 October 2013 16:45 (6 months ago) Permalink

ripfork iirc

katherine, Friday, 11 October 2013 16:46 (6 months ago) Permalink

Yes, that's it -- thanks! (Wow, he kept that up until early 2012.)

Geoffrey Schweppes (jaymc), Friday, 11 October 2013 16:56 (6 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

I spend a lot of time thinking about what Supreme-related stories I can pitch. Sometimes, when I’m walking from Manhattan to Brooklyn, I walk out of my way past Supreme just to look through the windows and see what’s sold out. I try not to go into the store more than once a week because I know the people who work there will think, “This weird kid is coming in twice a week now and not buying anything…” I know the original retail prices of every item they’ve made since 2008 (and some from before that), probably like 400 or 500 items.

buzza, Sunday, 10 November 2013 22:52 (5 months ago) Permalink

enrages me to no end that this guy's cashing new yorker cheqes for blogging this crap

flopson, Sunday, 10 November 2013 22:59 (5 months ago) Permalink

The New Yorker employs a lot of hacks. It's no big deal.

bamcquern, Monday, 11 November 2013 01:00 (5 months ago) Permalink

alright, cool

flopson, Monday, 11 November 2013 01:20 (5 months ago) Permalink

i thought the supreme nyer post was pretty good tbh

max, Monday, 11 November 2013 03:36 (5 months ago) Permalink

and i mean between shapiro getting paid a couple hundred bucks for 800 words on supreme counterfeiters and denby getting a salary for his diarrhea

max, Monday, 11 November 2013 03:37 (5 months ago) Permalink

lol i was debating between posting a pic of denby or gopnik after bamcquern's post.

balls, Monday, 11 November 2013 04:49 (5 months ago) Permalink

i think this is what wigs me out about this whole thing: Unlike other "music related viral ha-has" (like @Discographies or Hipster Runoff) whose profile got them paid freelance work at "legit" venues (Grantland, RS, NYer, etc) — I don't think I've heard a peep about this kid on any place but this markers thread.

So either a) he's being discussed on some social networking platform that I don't use (Facebook? LinkedIn?) or b) He sent a New Yorker editor a link to his Tumblr and he/she went "YES, I want THAT."

obie stompin' moby (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 11 November 2013 04:52 (5 months ago) Permalink

what legit venue does hipster runoff write for now?

flopson, Monday, 11 November 2013 05:08 (5 months ago) Permalink

doesn't he write for grantland, that's internet legit i guess

twist boat veterans for stability (k3vin k.), Monday, 11 November 2013 05:27 (5 months ago) Permalink

never gave a shit about this dude one way or another but it's kind of funny how different (and more readable) his voice is in that NYer post compared to that tumblr post. the NYer post was pretty good and interesting tbh i wish it had been way longer

twist boat veterans for stability (k3vin k.), Monday, 11 November 2013 05:31 (5 months ago) Permalink

Grantland:

http://www.grantland.com/contributor/_/name/carles

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Monday, 11 November 2013 05:32 (5 months ago) Permalink

he wrote for thought catalog

buzza, Monday, 11 November 2013 05:37 (5 months ago) Permalink

So either a) he's being discussed on some social networking platform that I don't use (Facebook? LinkedIn?) or b) He sent a New Yorker editor a link to his Tumblr and he/she went "YES, I want THAT."

If he went through the sending-stuff route surely he would have compiled clips from the more legit pubs he's worked for? Interview, the Awl, Fuse, etc.

Position Position, Monday, 11 November 2013 15:21 (5 months ago) Permalink

do you guys read the new yorker website? they publish posts like this one by writers way less known than shapiro almost every day. its not like eustace tilley and wallace shawn hanging out in there.

max, Monday, 11 November 2013 17:18 (5 months ago) Permalink

also the dude has a lot of good friends "in media" so to speak so maybe the "social networking platform" whiney is missing is IRL

max, Monday, 11 November 2013 17:18 (5 months ago) Permalink

also afaik he is in grad or law school, i don't think he's trying to be a writer

J0rdan S., Monday, 11 November 2013 17:21 (5 months ago) Permalink

also that supreme story was a good read

J0rdan S., Monday, 11 November 2013 17:21 (5 months ago) Permalink

Yeah, the guy made that zine that had contributions from tons of hipster-famous people:

http://pitchforkreviewsreviews.com/post/11870400613/im-putting-out-a-zine-its-called-the-worlds

He also sold a book and wrote a screenplay is being produced into a movie. However he accomplished it, this guy has a lot of connections IRL that go beyond what you'd expect from some random with a tumblr.

intheblanks, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:02 (5 months ago) Permalink

"a screenplay that is being produced into a movie" I mean.

intheblanks, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:03 (5 months ago) Permalink

"also afaik he is in grad or law school, i don't think he's trying to be a writer"

I think what he said was that when he started law school some sort of non-compete precluded him from writing non-law school stuff, then that disappeared somehow.

katherine, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:12 (5 months ago) Permalink

he was working at fuse.

maura, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:28 (5 months ago) Permalink

still like his writing, the style, tone & sensibility as much as whatever subject he happens to choose

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:43 (5 months ago) Permalink

Spy Magazine ran a feature entitled "Logrolling in Our Time" that cited suspicious or humorous examples of mutually admiring book jacket blurbs by pairs of authors. Private Eye magazine regularly draws attention to alleged logrolling by authors in "books of the year" features published by British newspapers and magazines.

buzza, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 07:59 (5 months ago) Permalink

White Middle-Class Male Has Extremely "Relatable" Sensibility

maura, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 12:26 (5 months ago) Permalink

If he's in law school and friends with the young literary elite, good chance he's not middle class imho

imago-er not a show-er (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 13 November 2013 13:40 (5 months ago) Permalink

xp, well yeah [shrug]

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Wednesday, 13 November 2013 13:58 (5 months ago) Permalink

There's a David Shapiro at my law school, but I from the blurry pictures of PRR David Shapiro I don't think they're the same guy. I should ask him.

mac2359, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 16:57 (5 months ago) Permalink

it's a pseudonym

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 13 November 2013 16:58 (5 months ago) Permalink

Then it probably won't do much to ask.

mac2359, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:09 (5 months ago) Permalink

hi

buzza, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:10 (5 months ago) Permalink

乒乓, Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:17 (5 months ago) Permalink

buzza, Monday, 18 November 2013 07:14 (5 months ago) Permalink

well upper middle class but still

maura, Monday, 18 November 2013 16:31 (5 months ago) Permalink


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