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

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The best part? That "George W. Pussy" song is still on his front page.

mike h. (mike h.), Monday, 18 October 2004 03:06 (9 years ago) Permalink

matthew was namechecked in a new york observer piece last week too.

Cynthia Nixon Now More Than Ever (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 18 October 2004 03:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

i'm very proud of him. i still remember him asking around if anyone could donate some server space so he could start putting up mp3s. there were a few music bloggers doing that at the time, and i didn't think much of it (except that i was looking forward to seeing what he'd do). now he's a star!

Cynthia Nixon Now More Than Ever (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 18 October 2004 03:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm a dime a dozen.
Love ya Matt!

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 18 October 2004 03:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

wow, that piece was by tmftml!

Symplistic (shmuel), Monday, 18 October 2004 04:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

I guess the cat's out of the bag now, then. Was he a NYT contributor while the blog was still up?

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 18 October 2004 04:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

no they pick people every week to write that column, and they picked that guy because he has a blog too.

hstencil (hstencil), Monday, 18 October 2004 05:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

tmftml?

jed_ (jed), Monday, 18 October 2004 05:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

http://www.popfactor.com/tmftml/
he's also an ilxer

Symplistic (shmuel), Monday, 18 October 2004 06:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

Belgian crunk-techno remixes sound great! (ha ha I'm exactly the sort of music-geek friend tmftml is complaining about!)

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 18 October 2004 06:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

tmftml was the king of NY blogs, but then he retired, and the game hasn't been the same.

Symplistic (shmuel), Monday, 18 October 2004 06:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

The blog game is corny now...

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 18 October 2004 07:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

the observer piece was actually about tmftml (i haven't read the times article yet so i didn't see who wrote it).

Cynthia Nixon Now More Than Ever (Jody Beth Rosen), Monday, 18 October 2004 08:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

The blog game is corny now...

-- Tim Finney (tfinne...), October 18th, 2004.

Why?

Marcello Carlin, Monday, 18 October 2004 09:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

Cuz Corny is the new Cool, fool!

Nancy Boy (scottkundla), Monday, 18 October 2004 10:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

I was wondering, is there crunk from outside the US? Because if there was, I'd really want to hear it.

The SPIN magazine article is out now too, it's in the issue with Green Day on the cover. I kinda hate the photo of me (but I hate all photos of me, so it's got nothing to do with Reuben Cox), but Jon Caramanica's article about mp3 blogs is by far the best one to date.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Monday, 18 October 2004 10:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm still waiting on the "fortune," by the way.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Monday, 18 October 2004 10:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

It'll come, beebs. Congrats.

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 18 October 2004 10:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

good luck, with the rewriting.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 18 October 2004 11:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

i'm glad he gets the fame, and i hope he gets the fortune. fluxblog is a great source of information and pleasure, i'm a regular (even if i don't post) and i'm always thankful that it exists.

joan vich (joan vich), Monday, 18 October 2004 11:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

fluxblog is the thinking man's pitchfork

cinniblount (James Blount), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

feel free to use that matt

cinniblount (James Blount), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

We Are The World reads Fluxblog.

edward o (edwardo), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

fluxblog is the white man's cnn

cinniblount (James Blount), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yes, WAtW totally reads Fluxblog.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

Sorry Marcello, I was making a bad Jay-Z joke after Symplistic's post about tmftml.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 18 October 2004 12:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

geez,
someday i'll be able to reminisce about bickering with a BBC about pavement...

and my lame points will increase by 10.

eedd, Monday, 18 October 2004 13:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

hahahahaa...and I got to make sure that Kix, Warrant and Rip Taylor are there to share in the glory!!! Hahahahahaha!!!!

I'd say that Matt's the bomb or something, but I'm clearly biased.

manthony m1cc1o (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 18 October 2004 13:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

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

poetic justice tumblr

J0rdan S., Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

thank god lex's mistake was brought to light and called out accordingly

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

the system works!

rap steve gadd (D-40), Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

the system called

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

RECIPROCITYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

okay lol

Solange Knowles is my hero (DJP), Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

when exactly did this place get all caring and sharing

packt like phoebe cates's dad in a chimney (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

couldn't find a pic of alyssa holding a pineapple : (

buzza, Saturday, 5 January 2013 20:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

when exactly did this place get all caring and sharing

when enough posters began making their livelihood in arenas where they were a half-step away from Perpetuadom themselves

Solange Knowles is my hero (DJP), Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Like sorry CAD im all for clowning perp but doing it on the basis of an unfunny bitter anecdote about a facebook post provided by a social justice tumblr that presumes perp's general attitudes to women bc of how he responded when he got linked by a major celebrity....

― rap steve gadd (D-40), Saturday, January 5, 2013 2:41 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i was more talking about ppl here than the tumblr poster

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

also damn the bar is now low for "major celebrity"

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

to be fair the celebrities kinda brought them on that themselves by engaging with the hoi polloi via twitter

let's go do some crimes (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

when enough posters began making their livelihood in arenas where they were a half-step away from Perpetuadom themselves

― Solange Knowles is my hero (DJP), Saturday, January 5, 2013 3:01 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

if u think im not being a dick b/c of careerism, fuck you

rap steve gadd (D-40), Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

10 IF u think im not being a dick b/c of careerism then GOTO 20
20 FUCK YOU

NINO CARTER, Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, the only ("only"...I admit to a clear bias) skin I have in this game is knowing MP on a personal level. Even being intimately involved with Fluxblog for years, I never made (or expected) a dime. I have no issue with people critiquing his writing. Shit just always tends to get overly-personal here, which is doubly shitty since he isn't even around anymore to defend himself.

Nutzhak Perlman (Old Lunch), Saturday, 5 January 2013 21:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nino,, you forgot 1 FLASH

Adds a little flair imo

Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 5 January 2013 22:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't know what's lamer: y'all carrying on about nothing or me reading y'all on nothing

Raymond Cummings, Sunday, 6 January 2013 00:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

the wind up........

NINO CARTER, Sunday, 6 January 2013 00:12 (1 year ago) Permalink


(just a record from 25 years ago, you young people might want to check it out)

scattered to the nine vectors (snoball), Sunday, 6 January 2013 00:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Regardless of your opinion of the Big Perp, I will say this: I wholly approve of the "vertical" form of content dumping rather than those stupid click-thru slideshows... Particularly when they're editorial-free on sites like Buzzfeed.

So basically what I'm saying is: give me more big Perp all up in my vertical.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

i can't believe people actually listen to yo la tengo. i expect more from alyssa milano.

scott seward, Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

also, this exists:

scott seward, Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

her unicef commercial is playing on comedy central right now

Mordy, Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

the system called

― NINO CARTER, Saturday, January 5, 2013 3:39 PM (5 hours ago)


and it's calling from inside the thread?

The POLLed Geir America (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

i can't believe people actually listen to yo la tengo. i expect more from alyssa milano.

― scott seward, Saturday, January 5, 2013 6:13 PM (37 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Morbs likes YLT, Alyssa likes baseball

buzza, Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

144 new answers

If I was a carpenter, and you were a douchebag (Shakey Mo Collier), Sunday, 6 January 2013 01:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

145

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 6 January 2013 02:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Yachts: See 146 reviews of Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Sunday, 6 January 2013 03:47 (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 (1 week 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 (1 week ago) Permalink

buzzfeed's tech section is actually not terrible

markers, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:04 (1 week ago) Permalink

Dreams are made of what?!

tylerw, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:33 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week ago) Permalink

keep gettin dem checks

k3vin k., Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:37 (1 week ago) Permalink

no that's Hilary.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

steve nash iirc

balls, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 01:41 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week 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 (1 week ago) Permalink


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