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There's a market near me that I know has really excellent pineapple.

I don't particularly like pineapple, but I know it is good.

Uh...

sarahell, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

there is this sort of irony that we idolized a certain sort of rockwrite and aspired to it, but the process (writ large) by which we became part of it was also the same process which killed it.

s.clover, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:01 (2 years 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

balls, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

i hate pineapple

Lamp, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

i also used to not understand why lots of good music writers aspired to nothing more than leaving it behind. then, unfortunately, i got it.

s.clover, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

My feelings about pitchfork and pineapple are similar.

sarahell, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

you find them sweet and chunky?

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

tom and maura among others have grappled with this -- how could a democratization of the conversation possibly be a bad thing, or at least not an unmitigated good? the straightforward answer is just, i think, lolmarketforces.

s.clover, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp - lol mookie, real answer: i very rarely consume either

sarahell, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

tom and maura among others have grappled with this -- how could a democratization of the conversation possibly be a bad thing, or at least not an unmitigated good? the straightforward answer is just, i think, lolmarketforces.

― s.clover, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:06 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the answer, i think, is that morally good /= "i actually want to read what you have to say" good

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

like, democracy is a wonderful ideal, but a very poor editor

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah this is stupid as hell but i think i might've actually thought at one point that the easy instant access to music now meant that the descriptive role and judgmental role of rockcrit would fade away (you no longer needed the critic to tell you what a record sounded like or if it was good, you could find that out yrself immediately and in less time than it took to finish a review) and we'd be left w/ actual insight as the goal ie good criticism (or my definition anyway). this didn't happen, if anything the opposite. now post-deluge rockcrit's main role seems to be as a filter, ie i'll check out something if it gets best new music or 4.0 or higher at resident advisor etc but i pretty much never actually read an actual review and i'm not sure i've ever seen lex have any kind of actual insight but as a filter he's very effective, a much better algorithm than pandora or whatever.

balls, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

^otm^ and made me sort of wistful/sad

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

My feelings about pitchfork and pineapple are similar.

This seems an appropriate time to mention that Ted Leo once interviewed both me and Perpetua backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival about our taste in fruit.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 04:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

"chunky"

the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

how could a democratization of the conversation possibly be a bad thing, or at least not an unmitigated good?

LOL comment boxes

the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

actual OLL

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

democracy, as it happens, sucks

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fruit is great! </rhonda>

sarahell, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 05:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

that seems like an oversimplification, if for no other reason than how many people on this message board must be overweight, including his tormenters

― some dude

buzza, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 06:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

under appreciated some dude posts I have read

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 08:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

nothing but love for voice's old music section, nothing but love for voice's current music section really or at least much love to maura for the molanphy/shipley chart/radio geek rotation - if grantland had pop culture writing similar to this the gulf between their sports writing and pop writing wouldn't be quite so huge, could easily see molanphy as a bill barnwell parallel.

― balls, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 11:56 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

aww my love of balls is reciprocated

some dude, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 12:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

the irony that chris ott shares his name with a useful internet acronym that describes his writing just now dawned on me

dayo, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 12:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

rev going ham on anco is the best btw

dayo, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 12:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

and i'm not sure i've ever seen lex have any kind of actual insight but as a filter he's very effective, a much better algorithm than pandora or whatever.

― balls,

That's a bit unfair, I dunno about his reviews but i've seen excellent lex posts full of insight that have made me actually want to check out whatever hes writing about.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 12:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I always get happy when balls posts here tbh

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

"for example would LOVE to see the seward version of this"

thanks, but you know what, i'm inspired by marcello. he's basically writing a book on his blog and that seems like the way to go for me. just gonna keep posting essay-length things on my blog when i feel inspired (perhaps linking things thematically as if they were chapters), and when i have enough stuff, maybe see if anyone is interested in publishing. i do like the idea of real books.

scott seward, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i do like the idea of real books.

I do too, and it's my wish to publish one in the next few years, but my conflict has always been how much attention to give non-fiction versus fiction, in addition to not wanting to surrender a quite decent job. I don't know. Confession time: I've been glum the last seven or eight weeks wondering what or the hell I'm writing for; although my blog gets a decent hit count I don't know whether it matters. I still do the occasional professional reviewing job. I just tell myself to keep writing, that the writing is its own defense. I don't ever envision a moment when I'll say the hell with it: I love it too much and I need it, pure and simple. But the question of who the audience is never fades.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

AG completely otm

cinco de extra mayo (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

excellent lex posts full of insight that have made me actually want to check out whatever hes writing about

b b but balls was opposing these two ideas!

the late great, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

as filters AG and Lex are p much oil and water

cinco de extra mayo (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm dense, who is AG?

goole, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

AlG

dayo, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

aww my love of balls is reciprocated

― some dude, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:22 AM (2 hours ago)

Filing this post away for future, totally out-of-context, use.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

already did

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm dense, who is AG?

― goole

― Algerian Goalkeeper,

markers, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh

goole, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man if I knew who my audience actually was I'd be thrilled. I have no idea. I just post links up and hope they're read!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

http://www.housingworks.org/events/detail/fluxblog-live-10-years-of-perfect-tunes-with-rob-sheffield-emily-gould-mark

The world’s first mp3 blog celebrates its first 10 years with a live event featuring Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork editor-in-chief Mark Richardson, Emily Gould, Amanda Petrusich, Dick Valentine of Electric Six, Heather D’Angelo of Au Revoir Simone, Amy Rose of Rookie and other special guests. Each guest, along with Fluxblog proprietor Matthew Perpetua, will share a song and talk about it – basically replicating the Fluxblog format on stage.

He's still running with this idea, huh? I wish he would just say "one of" the first instead of THE first. Doesn't diminish Fluxblog's pedigree, but is also factual.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 June 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

can ILX start referring to itself as "The World's First Internet Message Board" ?

tylerw, Monday, 25 June 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was gonna say that iirc the little capsule bio on his twitter includes the 'first mp3 blog' line but looking at it now it doesn't, so i guess he changed it pretty recently

some dude, Monday, 25 June 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

happy birthday to my blog

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Monday, 25 June 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I will give him credit due for keeping the thing going for 10 years with almost no vacations, though. Every time I start a new blog, I'm already sick of it in a month.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 June 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Each guest, along with Fluxblog proprietor Matthew Perpetua, will share a song and talk about it – basically replicating the Fluxblog format on stage.
would be cooler if he was just up onstage w/ a laptop live-bloggin so hard

tylerw, Monday, 25 June 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

this event will only be fun if, in the middle of one contributor's talk, someone else shouts "REMIX!" and takes over the discussion, talking about the song from a totally different starting point/angle

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Monday, 25 June 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooh I hope that happens

Johnny Fever, Monday, 25 June 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I genuinely like that idea from an audience and performance point of view, but it's not rly ~fluxblog~. dude probably posts one remix a year, and only one in ten years of something he's already posted

the hat's filthy lesson (sic), Monday, 25 June 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

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Very excited to announce that Matthew @Perpetua will be joining @BuzzFeed on Monday as our first Music Editor!
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max, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

pina coladas for everyone

the late great, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

gettin around

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink


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