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"Three basic types of people come to see us play," O'Malley told me. "First, the people who are really into experimental music or metal – the passionate music lovers; then you've got the spectacle crowd, who come for the robes and the smoke machines; last, you have a group of people who are more interested in the physical aspect of it. Those are the people who are just like, I'm going to stand at the front of the stage for an hour and a half - can I take it? Will I wet my pants? Will I puke? I'm going to be at the very front, in front of these amps for 75 minutes, and then when it's done I'll feel liberated, or I'll feel like I've beaten the band or whatever, no matter how tortuous it is."

gabbneb (gabbneb), Saturday, 27 May 2006 16:47 (fourteen years ago) link

Stephen O'Malley is a fucking tool. His website is the saddest graphic design-major wankery I've ever seen.

adam (adam), Saturday, 27 May 2006 19:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Is this from that NYTMag cover story? I started to read that this morning. Was kinda surprised to see this sort of thing getting such major coverage, since it will probably die in a couple of years without ever seeping into the mainstream. Art school kids taking yet another past genre and meta-izing it non shocker.

Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Sunday, 28 May 2006 14:14 (fourteen years ago) link

free tickets means i try sunn0)))wtf))))) on Tuesday; no idea what to expect.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Sunday, 28 May 2006 16:56 (fourteen years ago) link

expect polka

NoTimeBeforeTime (Barry Bruner), Sunday, 28 May 2006 18:49 (fourteen years ago) link

what the fuck are you guys on about? nytimes is illegal here

gbx (skowly), Sunday, 28 May 2006 18:56 (fourteen years ago) link

I didn't even look at the mag, holy shit. Feeling the walls vibrate at a Khanate show was enough for me.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 12:17 (fourteen years ago) link

there often isn't a reason to look at the mag

gabbneb (gabbneb), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 15:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Are these bands more Earth or Kyuss?

I predict a lot of people will be revisiting The Fucking Champs records in a few years.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 16:00 (fourteen years ago) link

i have all their albums! they are like iron maiden alot!

chaki (chaki), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 16:05 (fourteen years ago) link

You can find them on the cheap used a lot.

JW (ex machina), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 16:09 (fourteen years ago) link

i would've assumed that gabbneb luvs the ethicist.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 16:24 (fourteen years ago) link

no, why? i didn't even know it was still there with all that graphic novel bushwa up front.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 17:40 (fourteen years ago) link


I expected Chick-fil-A to be good. It didn't disappoint. Its standard chicken sandwich, a lightly coated breast fillet with little adornment, was meaty and tender, and the bun cradling it couldn't have been fluffier. We need more Chick-fil-A in New York City. (There's just one branch, at New York University.) We need it fast.


jinx hijinks (sanskrit), Sunday, 4 June 2006 00:34 (fourteen years ago) link

i used to work at a chick-fil-a, many years ago

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 4 June 2006 00:59 (fourteen years ago) link

It was LIKE polka.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Sunday, 4 June 2006 03:02 (fourteen years ago) link


stop avoiding the question Jon

jinx hijinks (sanskrit), Tuesday, 6 June 2006 18:26 (fourteen years ago) link

No, wait, isn't there a Chick-Fil-A over by the Flatiron Bldg somewhere?

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 6 June 2006 18:32 (fourteen years ago) link

two years pass...


"Does fashion trump addiction?"

ITEM: NYT columnist not seeing people at her parties getting drunk anymore, must be a trend.

do they realize I hold their future in my hands? Did they think (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 22:40 (eleven years ago) link

haha, the readers seem wearily unsurprised at the stupidity.

now off to get drunk @office party

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 22:46 (eleven years ago) link

geez you just reminded me of this article "Redefining the Pajama Hour which annoyed the crap out of me

"Anyone of a certain age who has struggled lately to watch late-night TV knows that to succeed you have to get through the midnight dead zone, when there’s often a six-minute commercial break that feels like eternity. You yawn, you stretch, you weigh the channel clicker in your hand, you decide to “rest your eyes” just for a moment. And then, hours later, you wake yourself with a snort, wondering where on earth you are. It’s like coming back from the dead.

But we remember, fondly, what late-night television was like, and the whole point was that it wasn’t prime time. Getting past that 11:35 barrier was like slipping into a world that was cooler, hipper, more spontaneous."

i HATE writing like this

bnw, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 23:08 (eleven years ago) link

I think that alcohol article might be the single stupidest thing I have ever read in the NYT

caek, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 23:09 (eleven years ago) link

whoa hey whoa calm down there

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 23:12 (eleven years ago) link

Susan Cheever is the author of several books, including "My Name Is Bill," a biography of one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, "Note Found in a Bottle" and the latest, "Desire: Where Sex Meets Addiction."

Desire: Where Sex Meets Addiction (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 23:12 (eleven years ago) link

wait hang on I thought everybody who ever got drunk was a powerless alcoholic could this not be the case?

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 23:20 (eleven years ago) link

2. December 15, 2008 11:20 pm Link

“That dinner party was almost 10 years ago; it was the last time I saw anyone visibly drunk at a New York party.”

On the other hand, I’ve been to a lot of New York parties and I can say with certainty: no, people are in fact still drinking.
— a curious reader

dmr, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 23:35 (eleven years ago) link

curious reader otm

dmr, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 23:36 (eleven years ago) link

NYT blogger not writing about people on ILX shocker

and butt (gabbneb), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 23:39 (eleven years ago) link

I think that article has to be understood as something written by somebody in recovery who is no longer an alcoholic. They have my sympathy as that is a struggle, but it seems to also produce exactly the all-or-nothing stance it purports to describe but actually advocates for.

Neotropical pygmy squirrel, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 00:10 (eleven years ago) link

oh, when you and your peers get older they stop drinking so heavily and acting the fool in public? you don't say.

ian, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 02:20 (eleven years ago) link

there is no one funneling nor passing out w/puke all over themselves at the parties i go to anymore - must be out of style

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 02:22 (eleven years ago) link

the older i get, the drunker i get

(jaxon) ( .) ( .) (jaxon), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 02:28 (eleven years ago) link

when's the last time you seen a man shotgun a beer and chase it with whisky? people don't even DRINK beer anymore!

ian, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 02:32 (eleven years ago) link

new york society is in the gutter, it's true

handsome dude (Lamp), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 02:36 (eleven years ago) link

some guys were shotgunning beers at a party i attended a couple weeks ago but they were just trying to be funny

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 02:47 (eleven years ago) link

you are not the kind of guy who would drink like this at this time of the evening. but here you are, and you cannot say that the terrain is entirely unfamiliar, as though the details are crystal clear.

handsome dude (Lamp), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 02:50 (eleven years ago) link

my good buddy that just turned 41 shot gunning a beer this past spring


(jaxon) ( .) ( .) (jaxon), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 03:10 (eleven years ago) link

jaxon u need to write this nytimes lady a blog comment stat

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 03:12 (eleven years ago) link

four years pass...

i love it:

Mordy , Tuesday, 15 October 2013 00:22 (six years ago) link

international new york tribune

lag∞n, Tuesday, 15 October 2013 00:52 (six years ago) link

six months pass...


Mordy, Tuesday, 6 May 2014 15:19 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

Those “how this famous person spends their Sunday” articles are comedic gold. They’re clearly fiction right?

calstars, Sunday, 25 August 2019 18:30 (ten months ago) link

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