nick sylvester = maker upper

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damn

whadda way to end a beautiful career.

Hairy Asshurt (Toaster), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 22:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

shit, he was our man on the inside

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 22:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The ‘Voice’ Is Even More Fucked Up Than Usual

Best title ever.

Mr Harman, Wednesday, 1 March 2006 22:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

See, I was avoiding posting this because it seemed kind of mean and ghoulish, but prove me wrong, ILM...

Eppy (Eppy), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

note: this is only at rumour stage.

So sorry, if this isn't true.

Hairy Asshurt (Toaster), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh dear me.

deej.. (deej..), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'll be more interested when the "alleged" quota goes down, it reads more like popbitch atm to me.

fandango (fandango), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm interested enough as it is.

Hairy Asshurt (Toaster), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://junta.toson.net/lmao.jpg

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Why would anyone get in much trouble over a fluffy lifestyle piece like this? (honest question - I'm no journalist)

darin (darin), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Google one Jayson Blair.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Damn I have seen too many times on ILM people raining voodoo curses on Nick Sylvester's* career around here to not have some pre-evidence sympathy for yet another slander. Also not implying anyone posting this is doing this... just noting.

*Yeah, I hate his music writing style, when he turns it on full-pitchforkian-tilt (just not my taste I guess), but other that that no ill will to him personally.

fandango (fandango), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

since nick posts here, why don't you people relax

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

What a high-stakes story, too.

xpost

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

someone could get sued for this if it's wrong surely?

Hairy Asshurt (Toaster), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i like how he does the riff raff blog, especially the interviews. which are made up as well, right?

rizzx (Rizz), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

no, believe me, the music world is actually that ridiculous

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Well, I'm sure there are repercussions regardless of the context, but it's not like he's covering Iraq or whatever.

x-post to Ned

darin (darin), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this thread will not be pleasant.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this thread really needs to go, actually.

ham'ron (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

why?

we're debating an issue. Which is what message boards are for surely?

free speech and all.

Hairy Asshurt (Toaster), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's not like this thread is even malicious.

Hairy Asshurt (Toaster), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this thread will not be pleasant.

-- M@tt He1geson

OTM.

And even if it is made up, it's hardly inconceivable, it would barely matter if it was frankly. I'd expect as much (or certainly massive scoops of IRL exaggeration) from this kind of feature!

worst iPod case scenario (fandango), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

debating an issue? does anyone here know ANY FACTS besides what gawker has to say? no!

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

you don't think this thread is gonna turn malicious?

there's already gonna be enough on the internet that we don't need his colleagues/peers/whatever turning ILM into a fucking knitting circle about it.

Whiney G. Weingarten (whineyg), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

xpost: the cover story was taken off the site, for one.

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If dude needs anything right now, it's probably to be left alone.

Whatever you think of his writing (or alleged ethics), he's still a part of our little online community, and I think we should give him a little respect.

Whiney G. Weingarten (whineyg), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lmao @ worst writer ever

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

debating an issue? does anyone here know ANY FACTS besides what gawker has to say? no!

-- cutty (holle...), March 1st, 2006.

It's still an issue though.

Hairy Asshurt (Toaster), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

why couldnt he just make up a story about hilarious black coke dealers like usual

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lol @ dead ppl

,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

debating an issue? does anyone here know ANY FACTS besides what gawker has to say? no!
-- cutty (holle...), March 1st, 2006.

It's still an issue though.

-- Hairy Asshurt (lindseyloha...)

haha "debating an issue" is the new "gossiping about total speculation"

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

So if Kanye West posted here we couldn't call his ass out over somethign stupid he did?

bullshit.

Hairy Asshurt (Toaster), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

TS: snakes vs. spiders

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

fainted?

gear (gear), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lol nick sylvester in a bucket hat lmao

,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

DO YOU THINK YOULL BE FIRED FROM THE VOICE FOR MAKING UP A STORY?

...

YEAH MAKING UP A STORY IS PROBABLY NOT COOL WITH THEM

...

,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

xpost, Hairy, point being that we don't know what happened, really.

mike powell (mike powell), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wait...kanye doesn't post here?

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

We don't know what happened. But there's this article to talk about. I thought it was intriguing, possibily slanderous, and worth talking about as this is a site full of journalists.

Hairy Asshurt (Toaster), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ILM IS INTERESTED IN DEFENDING YOU

YES

IS THAT BECAUSE YOURE A SMARMY RACIST?

.....

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

if this doesn't blow over tomorrow it'll be back on ILM in a second, if anywhere. I'm with jess on this, this thread (but not the thread to potentially come) basically isn't going to do any good at all. Deletion might be a bit much unless it gets really sour, but it is basically useless for any purposes after the first post until Gawker graciously updates with any of those fact things.

fandango (fandango), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

who wants to bet the comma abuser is nick sylvester?

naturemorte, Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think far too many threads have been deleted recently.

It's like reading through the eyes of some overzealous mod.

Hairy Asshurt (Toaster), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

alternately

Eppy (Eppy), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

who wants to bet the comma abuser is nick sylvester?

nope.

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i readily admit to schnadenfreude at this

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Wednesday, 1 March 2006 23:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There is the theory of the Moebius.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 25 June 2012 23:22 (five years ago) Permalink

It feels shitty anytime your bike is stolen, but it’s doubly shitty on your birthday—tripley shitty when the temperature is 97 F and the birthday in question is your 43rd.

You could argue that my bike was a midlife-crisis purchase in the first place. It’s a three-speed Chief cruiser made by the California-based manufacturer Felt. The Chief isn’t expensive, as bicycles go, but it’s flashy. It has a sleek metallic-maroon retro-style frame with an old fashioned “tank” and a pretty brown leather saddle with matching handlebar grips. The pièces de résistance are the tires: enormous white Thick Bricks, a good deal bigger than the average balloon tire and a lot more eye-catching. In short, it’s a cheeseball retro-ride—a friend called it “the PT Cruiser of bicycles.” The Chief is a fish tank and a couple of flat-screens away from being the bike that West Coast Customs would make, if they were in the business of pimping two-wheelers.

excellent universal writing that makes references everyone can understand and enhances empathy dude, good job

the hat's filthy lesson (sic), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 00:07 (five years ago) Permalink

why did you bold those things

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 00:12 (five years ago) Permalink

to enhance empathy

Misc. Carnivora (Matt P), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 00:14 (five years ago) Permalink

want to rewrite the slate article from the pov of pee wee herman

some dude, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 00:30 (five years ago) Permalink

'the wire' as rebooted by zach braff

omar little, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 00:52 (five years ago) Permalink

why did you bold those things

2nd par: because I have little to no idea what instant associations he expects anyone to make with them, but he obviously expects ppl to

1st par: what makes the 43rd different from other ones?

the hat's filthy lesson (sic), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 01:20 (five years ago) Permalink

i get why 43rd is kinda provoctive

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 01:22 (five years ago) Permalink

but i know nothing about bikes

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 01:22 (five years ago) Permalink

i guess i didn't get the 43rd bday thing either since i thought if you've had that many birthdays 1) you don't care as much 2) hopefully it's more likely you can afford to buy a new bike?

Misc. Carnivora (Matt P), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 01:27 (five years ago) Permalink

i enjoyed the article btw because i like his writing but i can see the ways it's also annoying

Misc. Carnivora (Matt P), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 01:30 (five years ago) Permalink

"what's the identifying mark?"

haha thank you for remembering my bike, seeing the tweet, backtracking your steps, and finally tracking it down but I'm going to need a little more from you, because, you know.

sanskrit, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 02:06 (five years ago) Permalink

oh c'mon it's good that he was thorough after he was finally close enough to get a really good look

some dude, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 10:17 (five years ago) Permalink

i love jody but btdt
http://www.whatever-whenever.net/blog/2010/08/justice-in-brooklyn/

maura, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 12:21 (five years ago) Permalink

He is my least favorite Jody Rosen.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 13:04 (five years ago) Permalink

i like the part where he sees the bike is parked outside a social services building and gives a kind of knowing sigh as if to say "times are tough pal, but not on my watch."

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 13:33 (five years ago) Permalink

quite honestly, all I can think of is a 43-year-old man riding around on a bike that looks like this:

http://2009.feltracing.com/09/images/catalog/xl/8984.png

all of the conservative style neurons in my brain are overloading

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 13:59 (five years ago) Permalink

When I saw the picture on Slate, I thought the lettering on the body read THIEF.

Never translate Dutch (jaymc), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 14:10 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't think he realizes how bad riding the pt cruiser of bikes actually is

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 14:11 (five years ago) Permalink

it looks like a tricycle

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 14:20 (five years ago) Permalink

for babies

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 14:20 (five years ago) Permalink

quite honestly, all I can think of is a 43-year-old man riding around on a bike that looks like this:

how ageist!

i'm 44 and i ride a bike that looks like this. if you have a problem with that, it's yr problem!

http://bikereviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/electra-super-deluxe-3i-2010-city-bike.jpg

stirmonster, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 14:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I guess you didn't make it to the all of the conservative style neurons in my brain are overloading part of that post?

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 14:39 (five years ago) Permalink

(also, your bike is distinctive-looking without being painfully fugly)

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 14:41 (five years ago) Permalink

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/2669805-md.jpg

buzza, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 14:44 (five years ago) Permalink

i did read that part of yr post. i'm just trying to settle into grumpy middle aged man who doesn't give a damn mode but not fully convincing myself.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Isn't Rosen riding that bike because he frequently writes about early 20th century music and this bike fits that old-school ethic

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:55 (five years ago) Permalink

I hope not

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:56 (five years ago) Permalink

that is a terrible reason to ride an ugly bike IMO

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:56 (five years ago) Permalink

cheesy retro is his thang

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:57 (five years ago) Permalink

is there another thread about this? i think the article deserves more discussion. i don't know what type of discussion, but just... more.

s.clover, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 17:49 (five years ago) Permalink

how much more discussion does it need?

scott seward, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

"first world tragedies"

omar little, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

/!\ BREAKING: Unlocked bike stolen from city street in NYC /!\

queequeg (peter grasswich), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:06 (five years ago) Permalink

"PT Cruiser" and "West Coast Customs" describing the same thing is some pretty heavy metaphor-mixing

mh, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 20:43 (five years ago) Permalink

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/20/Ladri3.jpg

s.clover, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 20:48 (five years ago) Permalink

fuck bikes

some dude nights (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 20:48 (five years ago) Permalink

fuck bikes were great when they opened for blues control

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 20:55 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY2Gk0WuEB4

am0n, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 21:11 (five years ago) Permalink

fuck bikes

― some dude nights (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, June 27, 2012 4:48 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol. what will u hate next

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 22:32 (five years ago) Permalink

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

some dude nights (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 22:35 (five years ago) Permalink

RIP the old ilx FAQ that said "the jody rosen that posts on ilx is not the jody rosen that writes for rolling stone"

J0rdan S., Thursday, 28 June 2012 03:46 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Wait so we have him to thank for Shamir?

jaymc, Thursday, 18 December 2014 05:20 (two years ago) Permalink

he certainly has put his name on the Northtown wikipedia page a bunch of times, hasn't he?

een, Thursday, 18 December 2014 05:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Heh.

jaymc, Thursday, 18 December 2014 05:34 (two years ago) Permalink

the inexorable end game: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hiring-a-music-writer-who-wants-to-work-for-you

iggwilv azaelea (sanskrit), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 01:08 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Does the endless positivity start to feel fake after a while? Sure. Did I spend my first week here co-writing a terrible song titled “Bone to Bone”? Of course I did.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 16:21 (four months ago) Permalink


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