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

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (440 of them)

the slow death of fax machines

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

lo, we will look back on the golden age of mp3 blogging, where people downloaded just one or two tracks and then forgot about them.

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

the slow death of the Segway

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

remember when that one critic dude put up his mp3 playlists as albums of the year in pazz & jop? that was truly mind-blowing.

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Adams: There’s no problem with it, but I do think you need to have listened to a certain amount of music to be able to state that something is the best thing around right now.

this article is gold

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol

If writing about music is like “dancing about architecture,” as the now-hackneyed phrase would have it, music blogging is like walking through buildings with an architectural expert.

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

in other words, a total drag

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

wait wouldn't that be reading music blogs?

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

ha yes.
i dunno, i've enjoyed some mp3 blogs like anyone else, but giving the these bloggers some kind of mystical "tastemaker" status is seriously the lamest thing. who cares.

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

they were tastemakers for about five minutes when the taste was mash ups and bedroom electro pop

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

not to be a dick but as one of the early guys with this nonsense, i don't even really remember drowning in sound?
the "tastemaker" thing was by far the dumbest aspect of this miniblipmovement.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

and this shit had ground down to a nub about three years ago already?
http://www.themorningnews.org/article/music-bloggers-roundtable-redux

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

i don't know drowning in sound either.
yeah, i liked this "movement" because it let people share their own little niches of musical interest, not because i wanted to hear the latest brooklyn band.

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

i remember Drowned in Sound as an unreadably ugly Britishes Indie site tbh

like Joe Pasquale and Gandhi (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 19:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

they were tastemakers for about five minutes when the taste was mash ups and bedroom electro pop

― the late great, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 3:30 PM (39 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

REX THE DOG REMIX

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

this guy girl talk, he's gonna be big

i seem to remember going to see MIA's first NY show with matt and maura and a lotta bloggy people at one point
she was not very good

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

rip annie from norway

some dude, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

the only thing worse than people conflating the importance of "tastemaking blogs" in 2005 was the inflated sense of self worth ILX had about its importance in 2004

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

KELEFAH SAID ILX! WE DID IT!

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

xp it's sad she was a dj
(still listen to her stuff btw)

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

little did we know we'd all become successful types ourselves
i credit ned

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

worse things: not knowing how to use the word "conflate"

some dude, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

the slow death of ILX's self-esteem

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

you guys are gonna feel like real idiots when PURO INSTINCT blows up

suidavyvan eht nioj (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

i ran into an old friend who tried to convince me the "tastemaker" thing mattered and he referenced a few bands i wrote up early on in their careers and when i went to look the posts up, I found google had pulled a LOT of my old posts
chillingeffects.org

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

little did we know we'd all become successful types ourselves
i credit ned

?! (I mean, I thank you, but Tom Ewing, surely.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol, i was just testing my candyman powers
and yes, Tom.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

i've said this before but Matt's a nice guy and it's a shame he got hassled off the board.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

the slow death of the dictionary

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

i've said this before but Matt's a nice guy and it's a shame he got hassled off the board.

I agree, personally. was he ever really on here tho...? I don't remember seeing him post much. He had some REALLY bad blood left over from the Fake Matador board, most of which I thought was silly.

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

xxpost

For real. He's the one who clued me in to ILX. Which I'm sure he'd apologize for profusely if he hadn't been chased off.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

matt definitely posted frequently on ilx in the first half of the 2000s

some dude, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

And, yeah, he used to post here quite a bit, but it's been a long while.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

he and Dom had problems

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

He was on here a lot for years but he was not well suited for the snipey hardman zing swing ilx took.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

did he actually go to war w/ anyone? i feel like a lot of the noize dude nastiness toward him seemed to be pretty one-sided and kinda coincided w/ him posting less. i might've missed or misremembered something though.

some dude, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

it felt like what you outlined there. Though maybe he just got too busy? I always hope that's what happens to people who stop posting.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

he and Dom had problems

I don't think this is in any way unique to Matthew......

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Essentially, they let regular civilians mp3 bloggers do what only MP3 bloggers print publications used to do: Identify music worthwhile of publication to the global consciousness and then publish it. Everybody can be an “MP3 blogger” music jounalist of sorts, by merely logging in to Spotify with Facebook signing up for blogspot.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can only hope to someday forget Urge, MTV/Microsoft's failed attempt to use music bloggers to save the .wma file

da croupier, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

"snipey hardman zing swing" <-- these are very fun words to say together like that.

s.clover, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

still lol-ing about "regular civilians." i mean, i know this is what the mp3 bloggers look like when they get together, but come on

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

1998 - 2012 these are the years during which I was not interested in mp3 blogs at all

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

nir >>>>>>>> any mp3 blogger ever

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

i tried to get a job at urge and was rejected!

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

re: urge i remember getting something in the email from some random person who was like "oh hey i've really enjoyed your posts on ILM and i would like you to offer you work writing dance reviews for MTV" and it took me about five minutes to figure out it was a scam

the late great, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

that was no scam that was URGE

tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

1998 - 2012 these are the years during which I was not interested in mp3 blogs at all

its a shame you will start caring next year after they are all over

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

I remember Drowned in Sound when it was a review site on which they let their 16 year old writers post whatever without any kind of editorial oversight, and then after the reviews had been up for a while Sean would delete the ones that he didn't agree with. Also they had a record label that released the first ever Kaiser Chiefs single.

if, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 20:54 (1 year ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.