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

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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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah! I got mentioned!

Bring on the NY Times.

Suedey (John Cei Douglas), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 23:05 (8 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

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

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 21 April 2011 19:51 (2 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

Because Buckingham sounded prescient in 2010

THE Alan Moulder?!? (Ówen P.), Friday, 22 April 2011 05:57 (2 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

matt fluxblog is down repeat fluxblog is down

tylerw, Monday, 7 May 2012 16:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

rip blogs

markers, Monday, 7 May 2012 16:47 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Flux = Sad

tylerw, Monday, 7 May 2012 17:33 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

i didn't even know ned had a hardman period

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

hardned

frogbs in the trap (J0rdan S.), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

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

Ned Raggett, Monday, 7 May 2012 19:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

web life tattooed on the (ever increasing) belly

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

you will see perpetua change

buzza, Monday, 7 May 2012 19:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

rip big man

The Reverend, Monday, 7 May 2012 21:11 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (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 days 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 days ago) Permalink

buzzfeed's tech section is actually not terrible

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

Dreams are made of what?!

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

keep gettin dem checks

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

no that's Hilary.

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

steve nash iirc

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


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