OK, is this the worst piece of music writing ever?

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His ire this afternoon, directed through me and my notebook and my Sony digital recorder,

I was hoping to soothe the old rock star, who spoke to me through the headphones of my Sony Walkman at the moments I felt most isolated and alone.

someone tell me at the end they reveal this is an advertorial for sony

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 19:19 (two months ago) link

no such luck, but did you hear that "high-end consumer digital-sound-recording systems" were made by companies such as Sony?

maffew12, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 19:31 (two months ago) link

His music helped shape the melodic-depressive post-Beatles catalog of Pacific Northwest angst, which was brought to its songwriting peak by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Elliott Smith, the Irving Berlin and Cole Porter of suicidal ideation and addiction. Cobain committed suicide on April 5, 1994. Smith, who was an even more intimate songwriter, in the same catchy, brilliant, self-pitying vein, stabbed himself through the heart and bled to death on Oct. 21, 2003, in an apartment in Los Angeles. While the circumstances of both deaths are disputed by conspiracy theorists, Neil Young is indisputably still here.

sorry this is outstandingly bad

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:10 (two months ago) link

the Irving Berlin and Cole Porter of suicidal ideation and addiction

idk this is p hilarious

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:13 (two months ago) link

anything goes

Mordy, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:13 (two months ago) link

Kurt Cobain jazz hands

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:15 (two months ago) link

sirius should be simplified to 3 stations: pre-Beatles, Beatles, and Radio Margaritaville (post-Beatles)

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:21 (two months ago) link

post-Beatles catalog of Pacific Northwest angst

I think my favorite part of this is the implication that between 1969 and 1989, *nothing* happened in the Pacific Northwest

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:25 (two months ago) link

like, why are the Beatles even in that sentence?

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:25 (two months ago) link

i'm fascinated by the choice to wait until the fifth time he mentions elliot roberts, 20 paragraphs in, after describing elliot's porch, after watching tv in elliot's living room, and after elliot orders pizza for everybody, to point out that elliot is not currently alive.

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:31 (two months ago) link

the reveal happens in this sentence, a masterpiece of bad editing:

His second studio album — and first with his longtime band Crazy Horse — “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,” is my personal favorite Neil Young record, and was also Elliot Roberts’s favorite (he died two months ago).

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:32 (two months ago) link

last sentence from Brad's quotation is also a tour de force of bad independent clause usage

rob, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:33 (two months ago) link

Courtney Love paid the Mentors dude to kill Kurt, but Neil Young is still alive

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:38 (two months ago) link

Biggie killed Elliot Smith

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:39 (two months ago) link

he killed elliot roberts, too, iirc

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:40 (two months ago) link

How in the world does that sentence quoted by fcc even make it through the lightest of editing?

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:41 (two months ago) link

While the circumstances of both deaths are disputed by conspiracy theorists, Neil Young is indisputably still here.

this is, indisputably, an amazing way to make a non sequitur immune to criticism for being a non sequitur

j., Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:41 (two months ago) link

what's with all these comments about how ppl don't know how music is supposed to sound bc they only listen to streaming? i go to concerts regularly, play piano every day -- i think i know what music is supposed to sound like. i also use spotify extensively. it sounds fine.

Mordy, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:44 (two months ago) link

pbbbbbblt

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:46 (two months ago) link

that's why it's so bad, it's even ruined your ears for real music, ruined. ruined!!

j., Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:47 (two months ago) link

Soon as I saw the thread revive, I knew it was this article. One gem is his description of Mozart as "perhaps the most perfectly structured and at the same time most effortlessly fluid sound that human beings have ever made." [fart joke redacted]

dinnerboat, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:50 (two months ago) link

While the circumstances of both deaths are disputed by conspiracy theorists, Neil Young is indisputably still here (Elliot Roberts died two months ago).

mick signals, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:09 (two months ago) link

Was this piece edited by a quahog?

brigadier pudding (DJP), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:10 (two months ago) link

while kurt cobain and elliot smith were perhaps "chris gaines" style projects of neil young, "neil young" is indisputably an ongoing project of neil young

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:12 (two months ago) link

Young got mad about his Facebook user agreement, which not even his high-priced lawyers can untangle. “I’m pissed off about my user agreement,”

devvvine, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:14 (two months ago) link

...Young says, using an unprintable post-Beatles slang phrase for anger [make sure to check w/NYT whether actually unprintable]

mick signals, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:17 (two months ago) link

While Bush's involvement in 9/11 is disputed by conspiracy theorists, Neil Young is indisputably there in the melodic-depressive grunge music of Bush.

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 21:18 (two months ago) link

the Irving Berlin and Cole Porter of suicidal ideation and addiction

I would like to be thought of as the Lorenz Hart, or possibly the Ira Gershwin, of suburban ennui and tipsiness.

Rumspringsteen (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 22:04 (two months ago) link

I think my favorite part of this is the implication that between 1969 and 1989, *nothing* happened in the Pacific Northwest

a heartless suggestion

Vernon Locke, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 22:58 (two months ago) link

well I don't think we should overlook Queensryche, the Rodgers/Hammerstein of 80s Pacific Northwest fantasy metal

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 23:03 (two months ago) link

ÿ

mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 23:06 (two months ago) link

ÿeah ÿeah I wasn't sure how to make that sÿmbol

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 23:07 (two months ago) link

blasting 'jet city woman' in their/your honor

mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 23:08 (two months ago) link

Cindy Van Lunen
Long Beach Township NJ 11h ago
This article is painstakingly beautiful. If you have a child that is atypical in your life, it will pierce your soul. This sentence at the end made me cry.

Me: As I read this article, I just started sobbing and I couldn't stop!

Friend: Oh, do you have children with neurological disorders?

Me: No ... I'm a writer!

mick signals, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 02:30 (two months ago) link

The Wipers
Dead Moon
Heart

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 02:32 (two months ago) link

xpost ha ha ha

Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 02:49 (two months ago) link

The comparison of him and Fruciante was my least favourite among many many awful moments.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Friday, 23 August 2019 19:11 (two months ago) link

In anticipation of the headliner, 14-year-long Mogwai fan Houston Ellsworth, host of the punk podcast Local Obscene, says that he is stoked for the night’s performance and remembers a time when Mogwai’s music nourished his soul during a particularly difficult period.

Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 22:56 (two months ago) link

Am I missing something there? He’s been a fan of Mohawk for 14 years.

what else are you all “over” (Champiness), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 23:12 (two months ago) link

Guess you're right -- that reading didn't occur to me, I assumed it was a flub of "14-year-old." Don't think I've ever seen that particular construction before (like most of the article, the phrase feels like it was autotranslated from another language).

Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 23:35 (two months ago) link

young team!

maffew12, Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:17 (two months ago) link

Is the Alternative Nation website written by an insane A.I.?

Links have been showing up in my Google News, and every one I've read has been completely incoherent.

https://www.alternativenation.net/eddie-vedder-makes-painful-the-who-revelation/

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 5 September 2019 00:37 (two months ago) link

Steven Tyler Fat Girlfriend Revealed By Big Name

jmm, Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:19 (two months ago) link

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals If He’s Broke After Tragic News
Led Zeppelin Icon Reveals If He’s Broke After Tragic News

It's like they keep filling out the same Mad Lib over and over.

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 5 September 2019 02:26 (two months ago) link

hey the writers get four cents per completed Lib go easy on the poor wretches

j., Thursday, 5 September 2019 02:55 (two months ago) link

all my friends are bankrupt, take it slow

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Thursday, 5 September 2019 03:05 (two months ago) link

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has uploaded a clip of his ‘Life on the Road’ series on AXS TV where he interviews Metallica drummers Lars Ulrich, who is drinking alcohol in the clip. Ulrich also discussed a ‘crazy’ show with AC/DC. An AC/DC Axl Rose breakup secret was revealed yesterday.

Johnson said, “It looks rock and roll, that’s the good thing about it.” He added, “There’s nothing here that shouldn’t be. It looks the business.”

Ulrich responded, “We’ve been here 15 years.” Johnson shot back, “There’s nothing here that shouldn’t be. That’s fantastic.”

An AC/DC icon revealed why Angus Young is a ‘recluse’ last week. Ulrich laughed and proclaimed, “I like that. There’s nothing here that shouldn’t be.” The two then hugged. Ulrich recently wrote on social media, “28 years ago today, on August 10th 1991, we played the first show on the AC/DC European tour at Gentofte Stadium just north of Copenhagen in Denmark.

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 5 September 2019 03:09 (two months ago) link

what

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 5 September 2019 03:10 (two months ago) link

Talk to transformer writes articles now huh

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Thursday, 5 September 2019 03:10 (two months ago) link


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