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Most people I know on Facebook, for example, spend more time with newspapers and opinion pieces.

this is called "growing up", yo.

Tim F, Thursday, 8 September 2011 01:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who the hell is John Maus?

You Suck Dr McCloud's Dick For a Living (Mount Cleaners), Thursday, 8 September 2011 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

a meme from a little while back

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 02:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

you missed this one, Whiney:

The truth is that I inherited expensive tastes and moved to an expensive city, and sometimes I get cranky about not being able to buy what I want. But when I don't feel like reminding myself of these things, I can listen to indie music.

i bought the n+1 issue for the juggalo article, as well as to see if there were any letters printed about the evils of the ipod article from the previous issue.

sarahel, Thursday, 8 September 2011 08:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

still can't browse old reviews. I'll keep checking back periodically til they stop getting that wrong.

― he's the deej, i'm the hipster (kkvgz), Monday, August 29, 2011 11:29 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark

By the way, there isn't some blindingly obvious way to do this, is there? I've asked before and received no response.

kkvgz, Thursday, 8 September 2011 12:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

go to reviews and start clicking back through the pages. here's 1999:

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/601/

call all destroyer, Thursday, 8 September 2011 12:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm more interested in the good old days when you could browse alphabetically.

kkvgz, Thursday, 8 September 2011 13:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Although that is pretty cool.

kkvgz, Thursday, 8 September 2011 13:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha! I rather like this, CAD! If you enter in random page numbers to the URL, you come up with all kinds of weird historical contextualizing music knowledge. El-P's Fantastic Damage was reviewed in the same week as Silkworm's Italian Platinum. Sparta's Wiretap Scars and Sleater-Kinney's OneBeat. It sort of has the effect of going back in time to record store visits of yore and looking at the employee picks.

kkvgz, Thursday, 8 September 2011 13:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah it's actually pretty fun

call all destroyer, Thursday, 8 September 2011 13:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just ... while we're on the topic, did anyone read Beck's n+1 piece about rap and Losing My Cool? That one's all online, and has the same odd quality of reading really well, sounding incisive and authoritative, and then having these massive bizarre gaps and wrongnesses in thinking.

ንፁህ አበበ (nabisco), Thursday, 8 September 2011 13:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol u guys read pitchfork

H3LP, Thursday, 8 September 2011 13:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

h3lp us, we read pitchfork

call all destroyer, Thursday, 8 September 2011 13:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

POST THIS THING ONLINE, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE

INTERNET_GANGSTA

wolves lacan, Thursday, 8 September 2011 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

N can you link that?

D-40, Thursday, 8 September 2011 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

looking forward to nabisco stop tip-toeing around beck and just opening fire in indie music critic beef extravaganza 2011

Mordy, Thursday, 8 September 2011 14:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://nplusonemag.com/authors/beck-richard

Richard Beck?

curmudgeon, Thursday, 8 September 2011 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://nplusonemag.com/express-yourself

September 2010 article

curmudgeon, Thursday, 8 September 2011 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

totally thought this was gonna be Beck (Hansen) :(

you will always be wrong (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 8 September 2011 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Me too... No otm for Nabisco

curmudgeon, Thursday, 8 September 2011 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

agree w/nabisco's estimation tho, that article is odd

you will always be wrong (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 8 September 2011 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha, no "beef," the guy's an amazing writer and really perceptive -- there are just these amazingly huge pitfalls in thinking certain things through, I guess. And those gaps become especially annoying when you happen to be writing in a very high-handed tone. I'm tempted to try and enumerate everything that's incredibly weird about that hip-hop article, but it's probably not that important and anyway, this is the Pitchfork thread.

ንፁህ አበበ (nabisco), Thursday, 8 September 2011 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

For me, not playing Ocarina of Time until now has been the ultimate exercise in abstinence. As a kid, sex takes on the status of myth, written from overheard shards of older sibling chatter, glimpses from late-night Showtime movies, and the burbling of our own adolescent bodies. Until you have it, all you know about sex is that you want it, and once you do, the sky will color over in sublime hues of gold and lavender and the world’s impoverished will dance together on a floor of regenerating sandwiches. Or something. Point is, sex is supposed to be pretty much the best thing ever. Just like Ocarina of Time. So how does the reality fare? This 30-year-old virgin of Hyrule aimed to find out.

I insert the game card, gently, into the slot of my Aqua Blue system. As I walk over to a red chaise lounge the system slips out of my fumbling hands, falling onto the carpet. I flashback to my first kiss, in my parent’s garage—It gets better the more you do it, she told me—and with that in mind, I begin my quest.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 September 2011 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

srsly

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 8 September 2011 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

This 30-year-old virgin

obv the pertinent phrase

Tal Berkowitz - Vaccine advocate (DJP), Thursday, 8 September 2011 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that from the Pitchfork Kid A review?

Mr. Que, Thursday, 8 September 2011 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wrote something on spec for kill screen and they kill-screened it :(

the-dream in the witch house (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 8 September 2011 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

not enough personal sexual confessions i guess

the-dream in the witch house (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 8 September 2011 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 8 September 2011 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

the day i made love to metal gear solid: hardcore fucking solid snake

Mordy, Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

to me it reads as if the author is trying to write in this 'New Yorker'-ese--it doesn't flow naturally, though it gets better as the piece goes on

lots of passive voice, too

geeta, Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's a good desc of p4k writing in general. trying to write in new yorker style when you can't actually write

Mordy, Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wrote something on spec for kill screen and they kill-screened it :(

they didnt want my piece abt 'sakura wars', dating and the 'ideal woman' either

fart nosie (Lamp), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

the juggalo article seemed a bit Nathaniel West-ian

sarahel, Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Please tell me that ocarina of time thing isn't real

gucci mane is like 'îron to me (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's an actual game, yes

Tal Berkowitz - Vaccine advocate (DJP), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think back now to the day I bought Ocarina of Time 3D. When I came home I felt a surge of excitement; I was finally going to experience this long-cherished title. I held the glistening package in my hand, expectant and ready. Then I saw my live-in girlfriend on the bed, much the same. I set down the plastic Nintendo box. Here was another Low Spot to explore. The mysteries of an imaginary kingdom could wait.

the-dream in the witch house (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

When I was young, my house abutted acres of forest. One area in particular took on an aura of magic. It was called The Low Spot. After raking leaves or scooping dog poop, I would gather this debris in a wheelbarrow and push onward to the end of the woods. There, a dozen paces in, was a natural pit, a recess deep into the ground, capable of swallowing whatever found its way into this damp maw. I would roll toward the edge and tilt the wheelbarrow up, letting the compost tumble and fall into The Low Spot. Every time I came back, the trench seemed even deeper. Maybe it was growing. Maybe I'd be next.

Was his dog Clifford??????

Tal Berkowitz - Vaccine advocate (DJP), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

a natural pit. a recess deep within the ground.

the-dream in the witch house (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Twelve years later, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time released for the Nintendo 64. It was immediately heralded as one of the greatest games yet conceived. Peer Schneider’s review for IGN64 began with this declaration: “The new benchmark for interactive entertainment has arrived.” I remember a friend popping the gold cartridge into his system; I don’t remember much about that same friend for months, so enraptured was he by this new polygonal world. When it released in 1998, I was almost 17. The main conceit, that you were an elfish naïf destined for greatness, an anonymous boy growing into adulthood while slashing monsters and questing for rubies, didn’t resonate with me. Maybe I was too old already, hung up on swatting baseballs for my high school team or trying to look cool while standing in a parking lot. Maybe I wasn’t old enough, not yet matured beyond all that surface grandstanding. Maybe it was all the other stuff resonating in me, the jittery fluids coursing through my endocrine glands. I was more concerned with saying hi to Katie M. in French class than with finding the three Spiritual Stones. I already had two, and damned if I knew how to use them.

THIS IS JUST... NO

Tal Berkowitz - Vaccine advocate (DJP), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

. Of course, any game we play (or book we read, or film we watch, etc.) will be flavored by our unique circumstances. But this particular journey, taken at this particular stage of life, seems less accepting of a player’s real-life projections. The first time I see the dark lord Ganondorf, his elongated nose and sharp features remind me of my brother-in-law. A cut scene explaining the creation of the Triforce, the Zelda series’ most important relic, resembles too closely a plot-line from Superman 2. Princess Zelda appears slightly mannish. Had I played Ocarina when it first came out, I doubt any of these distractions would have pierced the game’s fiction.

dude

Tal Berkowitz - Vaccine advocate (DJP), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg

iatee, Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

reading kill scrn kinda gives me some insight into the deep well of rage that whiney and strongo have access to

fart nosie (Lamp), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

sarahel, Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

reading kill scrn kinda gives me some insight into the deep well of rageLOLS that whiney and strongo have access to

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

As a young teen you lie on your bed, look up at the curved shadow on your ceiling, a tree limb or some other knobby protuberance

the-dream in the witch house (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh my god

I think back now to the day I bought Ocarina of Time 3D. When I came home I felt a surge of excitement; I was finally going to experience this long-cherished title. I held the glistening package in my hand, expectant and ready. Then I saw my live-in girlfriend on the bed, much the same. I set down the plastic Nintendo box. Here was another Low Spot to explore. The mysteries of an imaginary kingdom could wait.

OH MY GOD

Tal Berkowitz - Vaccine advocate (DJP), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't even blame you for missing my post of that because i understand how you must have been sucked in

the-dream in the witch house (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 8 September 2011 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink


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