Most tedious thing said by worthless VHS idiot JOHN MAUS in p4k interview

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wait, what's wrong with Altered Zones and ARIEL FUCKING PINK?

lizard tails, a self-regenerating food source for survival (wk), Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

alterzoned zones: lol chillwave. ariel fucking pink: rancid foie gras

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I thought whiney was the dude who is super into chillwave!?

lizard tails, a self-regenerating food source for survival (wk), Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh wait, nm he's the guy with the trucker hat huh? my bad

lizard tails, a self-regenerating food source for survival (wk), Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Traditionally before we made our artists heroes they have a few years to do zine interviews and local things and fuck up and learn what not to say and how not to say it. But THIS is what happens when the accelerated blog culture forces us to play firsties firsties firsties all the time, and thus pull some dysfunctional social retard from obscurity and shove a microphone in his face and tweetblast his moron dribblings to 1,000,000 twitter followers. It's not cute or funny, but sad.

i prefer this john maus ridiculousness a thousand times over manicured, professional, acc-to-script interviews. i already have baseball interviews for that. rather read something that actually reflects the artist's personality than some boring shit that conceals it.

Peepee Soaked Heckhole (zachlyon), Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

I wish everyone who is (rightfully) upset about my Pitchfork �guest list� would grant me the benefit of the doubt, but I suppose that is too much to ask seeing as how I did come off so incredibly mean. I can�t understand why anyone would think I was referring to the small DIY record shops of the world (the only type that would carry my records in the first place, and many of which I have played in) and not the Megastores of the world, but I guess I didn�t make that clear enough. For whatever it is worth now, the only reason I didn�t make that clear enough was because I foolishly supposed anyone reading the �guest list� would grant that I was referring to the latter and not the former. I mean, what could anyone possibly have against the small DIY record stores of the world (unless they worked for one of the big ones)? If anything, by saying �I�m glad to see [big] record stores closing down� I imagined I was speaking on behalf of small DIY record stores everywhere! What I�d ask anyone who is (rightfully) upset to remember is that the �guest list� was torn unrecognizably from its context as a telephone call. The interviewer asked me what my favorite record store was, and I jokingly responded �torrents.com� or something like that, laughing about how wonderful it is that music and movies are becoming easier and easier to get for free. I then explained to him that where I grew up we had none of these little DIY type stores but only the big chains, and that I once worked in a Megastore and it was very unpleasant. Finally, I began to go on about the experience, which I cannot imagine I am alone in having, of being looked up-and-down by a snobby clerk when purchasing a record, or of not having enough money to get all the records one wants. I thought all of this would get laughs of identification, not accusations of my wanting small record store owners to die penniless! (Why would anyone, especially a musician, want this?) I hope those little store owners would grant me that I wasn�t talking about them. But perhaps the damage is done. Finally, I just want anyone who is (rightfully) upset to know, that whenever I get up on the �platforms� offered in interviews and so on, I always try to imagine a world emancipated from interested exchange and the extortion of surplus. Even if it is a little too naive or too utopian of me, I don�t see what is wrong with trying imagine a world where we share everything with each other for free. I always joke with the promoters and the labels about the contradictions involved in doing this from our standpoint, and I guess I just thought I could do it with the record stores as well. If what I said came across as anything other than this desire then I can only assure you that that was not my intent. The fact that anyone would react to anything I say is still a novelty to me, and I�m afraid I�ve made a terrible use of that novelty.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

aw

markers, Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is disingenuous bullshit unless you have frequently been "looked up and down" by the "snobby clerk" at uh, best buy or fye.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

xpost

♪♫ i don't know who u r, but i, i'm w/ u ♪♫

markers, Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

CAD: they are two different sentences. i think you are being a bit disingenuous.

sarahel, Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

i prefer this john maus ridiculousness a thousand times over manicured, professional, acc-to-script interviews. i already have baseball interviews for that. rather read something that actually reflects the artist's personality than some boring shit that conceals it.

There are plenty of compelling interview to read, most of them just aren't given by indie rock musicians.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp i'm not sure what you mean? i'm comparing what he was actually saying in the orig. interview with his assertion that he was actually talking about megastores (which uh are also not noted as great places to buy $20 lps, another thing he says in the interview).

call all destroyer, Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

i thought you were referring to the clarification he posted.

sarahel, Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

er, you posted it.

sarahel, Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh ok i get it.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

I wish everyone who is (rightfully) upset about my Pitchfork �guest list�

2011.

james blood ulver (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

guys it's all cool now, if you just imagine a world emancipated from interested exchange and the extortion of surplus.

lizard tails, a self-regenerating food source for survival (wk), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

I always try to imagine a world emancipated from interested exchange and the extortion of surplus
I always try to imagine a world emancipated from interested exchange and the extortion of surplus
I always try to imagine a world emancipated from interested exchange and the extortion of surplus
I always try to imagine a world emancipated from interested exchange and the extortion of surplus
I always try to imagine a world emancipated from interested exchange and the extortion of surplus
I always try to imagine a world emancipated from interested exchange and the extortion of surplus

lol xpost

some dude, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

His legs must ache from all of the backpedaling.

online pinata store (Nicole), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

is it the hamstrings that it's supposedly good for?

sarahel, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Is that the most longwinded and convoluted "sorry that you were offended" ever, or what?

lizard tails, a self-regenerating food source for survival (wk), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like what he said about south parc

uh oh whats your fantasy (flopson), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

"I did not intend that to be a factual statement"

james blood ulver (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

hope john maus is taking this lesson in saying ridiculous things to a huge audience to heart.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

maybe he will post here.

sarahel, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

he did for a while, as 'dave cool'

Who? Well, I've never heard of Mogwai. (electricsound), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't know who this artist is (but I couldn't resist the thread title so) but this guy is not a philosophy professor; at best he's a philosophy grad student, at least that's what his academia.edu page says.

gotta defend the honor of the profession

Euler, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

^snob

iatee, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

help me here, is he saying that he was getting 'tude from the clerks at megastores and not independent record stores (i.e. Kim's, etc)

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

sarahel, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

that is now what he is claiming yes. tbh if i were a clerk at a record store (which i am) i would probably give tude to this douchetard as well.xp

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

John Maus: not even cool enough to hang with the dudes at Sam Goody

lizard tails, a self-regenerating food source for survival (wk), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

this guy behaved foolishly.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh my god, so sad--someone get "sandman" to usher this clown offstage

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hahaha

james blood ulver (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

at least I recognize I have no thought of my own, and at least the thoughts of my own that I have at my disposal offer up radical critiques of the un-thought that is constantly going on in the rock journalism conversation about subjective responses to music and this ridiculous word-painting poetry of music, and this "it sounds like this or it sounds like that." The thoughts that are not my own that I have at my disposal would completely reject that, and could completely and clearly demonstrate how that's a violence that completely stomps out anything that's interesting about the work. If there is anything worthwhile about the work, it's precisely what isn't reducible to any of these particulars or generalities... It's only something if it sounds like nothing we've ever heard before. So I've never had a thought of my own, but at least I'm not one of these clowns that talk about nothing.

- John Maus

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

dollars 2 donuts this guy has never held down a job in his life, having gone straight from mommy & daddy to college to grad school to being a TA to w/e.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

you guys are still getting trolled ..

pigeonstreet, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

i wldnt be so sure.

Z: Do you have any advice for artists or producers these days?
JM: No, I have no advice at all. I don’t know a fucking thing at all. I’m an absolute imbecile in every way shape and form. I guess the only advice is to keep going, to keep trying to bring forth more than what there is.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

(crickets)

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

JM: I suppose the earliest album that influenced me, being from the generation that I’m a part of, was of course [Nirvana's 1991 album] Nevermind which really changed everything for me and the musical landscape at large. But, in terms of significant influences there's not really a particular band that comes to mind--just this kind of singular truth that all bands circumscribe together. If you look at the Billboard in the last decade the only number-one hit that hasn’t been hip hop was Nickleback--

the unspoken thought of course being that hip hop is negligible, and not 'serious music.'

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

pomplamoose vs. john maus: discuss

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

they should collab

Johnmau5 (electricsound), Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

what is all bands circumscribe together, sounds vaguely dirty

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

rmde @ this thread

shastakrautpasta (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

If you look at the Billboard in the last decade the only number-one hit that hasn’t been hip hop was Nickleback--

. . .

markers, Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

ffs the fact that he's a philosophy professor kind of makes sense--you'd have to have a special sort of disconnection from the everyday world to spout the kind of nonsense he's keen on.

― one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:03 AM (1 hour ago)

I don't think any of the clueless/tedious shit that JM is supposed to have said is as clueless and tedious as this piece of cliched shit about philosophy professors.

emil.y, Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

okay fine, that was a rude thing to say. my experiences with academia were not good.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

other unspoken thought is that everything that isn't rock must be hip hop

some dude, Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

Trailer for this thread is like: "Two trolls enter..."

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

also: my whole world's coming apart is a good song. not too concerned abt whether banksy or mr brainwash gets to claim credit.

BEMORE SUPER FABBY (contenderizer), Thursday, 12 April 2012 22:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think the poster is referring to "the ballpark of quality"

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 April 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

no such thing

BEMORE SUPER FABBY (contenderizer), Thursday, 12 April 2012 22:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

which one is the cool one? that is the one i like

bnw, Thursday, 12 April 2012 22:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah this is excellent. If he keeps this balance of clear but lo-fi his fingerprint will stay on the material. It's like a more sophisticated weathered sound. Well done.

The keyboardist and the drummer from Lilys are in the Haunted Grafitti now? Wow.

By the way I've been trying to get into John Maus for the last two days. Talk about a poor man's Ariel Pink. It's like he's trying to copy every aspect of Ariel Pink and just blowing it. That's got to be a bummer to shoot for crappy and fail.

― PublicRadio, Sunday, 21 December 2008 09:34 (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

thomp, Friday, 13 April 2012 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's so much bad music being made right now, who has time to hate on any one particular artist?

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 13 April 2012 00:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

buzza, Friday, 13 April 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

imagine the inner life of an ilx troll in 2012

ogmor, Friday, 13 April 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

I agree with contenderizer, though, that "My Whole World's Coming Apart" is a good song. I like "Navy Seals", too.

If you split the difference between Ariel Pink and John Maus, you get Part Time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhia_RlurkI

PublicRadio, Saturday, 28 April 2012 01:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

hi i'm john maus, please listen to my new album on spotify

― markers, Wednesday, August 3, 2011 6:52 PM

markers, Tuesday, 1 October 2013 02:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

he has a new album?

not some dude poking a Line 6 pedal with his dick (sarahell), Tuesday, 1 October 2013 04:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

I still listen to We Must Become on a fairly regular basis.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Tuesday, 1 October 2013 06:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

i sang rights for gays so much at work that everybody was singing it on friday.

― ℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:40 (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

rights for gays.

― ℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:40 (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh yeah.

― ℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:40 (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

:)

― lacanthrope (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:49 (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

plax otm

― pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:05 (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

read the whole thread and this is the only place it got good

THE SONIC UNREGULATED ELECTRIC CATFISH (imago), Tuesday, 1 October 2013 08:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

'It Takes Time' is kind of the perfect pop song

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 1 October 2013 10:31 (1 year ago) Permalink


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