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

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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

well tbf, it sounds like he's talking about "bands" there

lizard tails, a self-regenerating food source for survival (wk), Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

who is this guy?

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

indie rock

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:13 (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--

<3 <3 <3

Magic (Lamp), Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

I would totally hang out with this guy. As long as he didn't try to make me listen to his music. Shit, "Yakety Sax" was my ringtone up until like June.

that's not funny. (unperson), Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

By the way, the funniest thing about this thread? That the poll results won't be in for a month, when nobody's gonna be talking about this dude 18 hours from now.

that's not funny. (unperson), Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol

markers, Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure at this point that all the reaction is much more nauseating than the original interview was.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

so either this guy is setting up an elaborate troll facade or he's an aspie who's in too deep... in either case i don't understand why people are having such a visceral reaction to him... many of the comments here are straight up bashing and don't lend any perspective

pigeonstreet, Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

markers, Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

i love when you say "aspie"

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure at this point that all the reaction is much more nauseating than the original interview was.

― jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, August 3, 2011 10:27 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

pls point me to this "nauseating" reaction!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

No specific reaction, just all the attention! Its nauseating to think of much energy and effort people are putting into stupid things he said for a pretty fluffy interview.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

"think of how much"

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 4 August 2011 02:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

tbh, the funniest part is how it's basically a fluffy Sufjan Beat softball interview and dude just goes ham for no reason

james blood ulver (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 August 2011 03:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

and you don't appreciate it, at least in a game-recognize-game type of way?

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

damn miss u sufjan beat, free catbird imo

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

good point, sarahel! tbh. i think i would probably be down with a maus-goin-ham interview if his music wasn't total schlock. double standard, i guess \o_O/

james blood ulver (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 August 2011 03:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

WE GOT CHEESE FLYIN OUT

james blood ulver (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 4 August 2011 03:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't rate his music but give everything I've read (interviews) and seen (live performance) he is fucking hilarious, and I'm pretty sure it's intentional (to a degree).

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Thursday, 4 August 2011 03:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

buzza, Thursday, 4 August 2011 04:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

is carrot top a lecturer or a student?

buzza, Thursday, 4 August 2011 04:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

thought that was dj mom jeans

Peepee Soaked Heckhole (zachlyon), Thursday, 4 August 2011 05:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

So, I called him an asshole on Twitter (though not directly) and he read it and struck up a surprisingly gentlemanly exchange where he apologised for coming across as a dick and I apologised for badmouthing someone I've never met off the back of a Q&A. (I don't like slagging people off on Twitter but it's easy to do it in a flash of irritation.) He seems genuinely depressed and regretful about the whole thing. He's since deleted our conversation so that the only thing on his Twitter feed is his apology.

Made me realise that I normally applaud provocative, pretentious interviewees but when one of them says something I violently disagree with (ie the record shops line) I can be as quick to shoot down their whole personality as anybody. Anyway, he seems like a decent enough guy who wanted to have some fun with a meat-and-potatoes Q&A and was naive enough not to anticipate a backlash. Or maybe I'm just a sucker for anyone who responds to criticism with "my bad" rather than "fuck you".

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.

This is bullshit. The music press has always run short, early interviews with acclaimed but cult-level new artists. You seem to forget that music journalism existed before the internet. And whatever else Maus may be he's clearly not a moron.

Now he's doing horse (DL), Thursday, 4 August 2011 11:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

I am still waiting for this ridiculous man to endear himself to me and he's not doing a very good job of it.

Post-Manpat Music (dog latin), Thursday, 4 August 2011 12:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

but having read DL's post just there, I guess some people just aren't supposed to be interviewed.

Post-Manpat Music (dog latin), Thursday, 4 August 2011 12:36 (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), Wednesday, August 3, 2011 8:37 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

blapplebees (crüt), Thursday, 4 August 2011 12:54 (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--

Kind of lol to think of James Blunt, Carrie Underwood, Daniel Powter, Plain White Ts, Coldplay, etc., as rappers.

jaymc, Thursday, 4 August 2011 13:54 (3 years ago) Permalink


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