DeRogatis vs. R. Kelly's lawyers!

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billfarmer1964, Tuesday, 19 October 2004 07:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Lawyers putting "sexy jam" in quotation marks is about as funny as it gets.

Rick Massimo (Rick Massimo), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 13:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

DeRo using the term unironically would be funnier.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 13:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

fourteen years pass...

Ilm has been wrong about many things, but in light of current events I don't think it would be out of line to call Derogatis's reporting on this heroic

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 4 January 2019 23:37 (five months ago) Permalink

Not at all. A writer friend cautioned me privately the other year that there's a real tendency to erase the work of other writers in favor of spotlighting only him, and that's well observed. Danyel Smith, dream hampton, Toure, many more. But he very much did find himself in a central role in the story and certainly hasn't stopped doing what he can.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 5 January 2019 02:28 (five months ago) Permalink

i hope he goes down eventually but they've been after him for about 16 years.

omar little, Saturday, 5 January 2019 03:03 (five months ago) Permalink

I didn't want to revive a thread just for the Lifetime show, but eeurgh....

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 11 January 2019 07:19 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

how the hell is Michael Avenatti involved in this. we really do live in a simulation

frogbs, Thursday, 14 February 2019 20:21 (four months ago) Permalink

de Rogitas has an article on this in the new yorker online today too

Avenatti is a grandstanding fool but good on him for this.

akm, Thursday, 14 February 2019 20:23 (four months ago) Permalink

wow @ that story

omar little, Thursday, 14 February 2019 21:14 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

DeRo's book is imminent (or out?). I'm not sure I'm up for reading it, which makes me a huge hypocrite, given how many books about rock and pop debauchery I've read.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 3 June 2019 16:47 (one week ago) Permalink

There's an excerpt in this week's New Yorker that's really good, and contains a lot of info that was new to me alongside some fascinating stuff about how he and other newspaper colleagues actually went about reporting the story. (Of course, it does begin with "I met Lester Bangs!" - I suppose we're just lucky he didn't wedge in his story about getting fired from Rolling Stone for giving Hootie and the Blowfish a bad review.)

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 3 June 2019 19:22 (one week ago) Permalink

hey you gotta play the hits

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 3 June 2019 19:28 (one week ago) Permalink

things DeRogatis has done, ranked

1= called his wire tribute band ex-lion tamers
1= ex-lion tamers tour with wire, playing pink flag in order at every show
1= all the stuff in this thread
4: the bangs book

mark s, Monday, 3 June 2019 19:29 (one week ago) Permalink

5. calls out a bunch of female pop stars for not being good role models for his daughters

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 3 June 2019 19:32 (one week ago) Permalink

348,294,718. This critic’s take: Chief Keef is a thick-tongued, mush-mouthed rapper with little grace and stilted flow who stumbles through generic, unimaginative, frequently plodding and numbingly repetitive backing tracks bragging with little imagination and forced conviction about his bad-ass self and utter disregard for anyone else in the universe. The cynicism is bottomless; in his view, one either exploits his own community or is one of the exploited. “I’m laughing to the bank/Ha, ha, ha/I’m laughing at the slave’s life/Ha, ha, ha,” he raps. His attempts to shock with exaggerated tales of senseless violence were old decades ago, as noted earlier, already transparent by the time N.W.A lost Ice Cube and its political edge and gave us nothing but empty gangsta porn on Niggaz4Life in 1991. Forced to rate it on this blog’s own scale, it ranks at exactly zero stars.

Detective Picacho (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 June 2019 19:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Good New Yorker excerpt.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 3 June 2019 19:42 (one week ago) Permalink

in short he's a terrible critic, a not-bad journalist and a good wire tribute act

mark s, Monday, 3 June 2019 19:44 (one week ago) Permalink

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