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2014-01-29 10:24:39 AM  
Sounds like all the Satan worship worked.
 
2014-01-29 11:11:34 AM  
Well it was either that or the Pro Bowl, so.
 
2014-01-29 11:13:02 AM  
Is that the show that has "artists" that people who listen to shiatty pop music like?
 
2014-01-29 11:13:39 AM  
thedoghousediaries.com

"They don't go looking for the best music. They tell us what to listen to, then they tell us which of it is deserved of the highest distinction."

http://thedoghousediaries.com/5618
 
GCD
2014-01-29 11:14:25 AM  
And yet they still managed to shiat all over the music.

Metallica and Lang Lang - Terrible.

The Nine Inch Nails/Queens Of The Stone Age/Dave Groh/Lindsay Buckingham performance having the sponsorship ads plus being cut short - a god damn travesty.

Neglecting to include Slayer's Jeff Hanneman among the list of deceased musicians in 2013 - a slap in the face.

So, fark the Grammys. The most useless award since the MTV Moonman.
 
2014-01-29 11:16:02 AM  
A modern record? Were there more than 285 million viewers of the Grammys in the Renaissance?
 
2014-01-29 11:17:13 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: [thedoghousediaries.com image 800x685]

"They don't go looking for the best music. They tell us what to listen to, then they tell us which of it is deserved of the highest distinction."

http://thedoghousediaries.com/5618


To paraphrase Henry Rollins, we tried to tell you but did you listen?
 
2014-01-29 11:17:38 AM  

GCD: And yet they still managed to shiat all over the music.

Metallica and Lang Lang - Terrible.

The Nine Inch Nails/Queens Of The Stone Age/Dave Groh/Lindsay Buckingham performance having the sponsorship ads plus being cut short - a god damn travesty.

Neglecting to include Slayer's Jeff Hanneman among the list of deceased musicians in 2013 - a slap in the face.

So, fark the Grammys. The most useless award since the MTV Moonman.


Trent, Grohl and Buckingham. That's a lethal combo. fark the grammys.

/NIN was supposed to tour with Adrian Belew and Eric Avery. Divide by zero level of awesome there.
 
2014-01-29 11:18:14 AM  
Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?
 
2014-01-29 11:18:16 AM  
Pathetic that there are that many people who give a crap.

Nothing but shameless self promotion from the music business with a goal of potentially selling a few more current releases.

Too much attention paid to people who show up to sing a song that someone else wrote, sung over instrumentation by anonymous studio musicians, and massaged over by crapload of producers and engineers to autotune it to perfection.

No thanks.
 
2014-01-29 11:18:20 AM  

Ecobuckeye: A modern record? Were there more than 285 million viewers of the Grammys in the Renaissance?


Madonna did some really edgy, controversial stuff in her live show back then.
 
2014-01-29 11:18:24 AM  
People love a wedding.
 
2014-01-29 11:19:03 AM  

GCD: Neglecting to include Slayer's Jeff Hanneman among the list of deceased musicians in 2013 - a slap in the face.


Who's face?
 
2014-01-29 11:21:17 AM  
They wanted to see gay people get married by Queen Latifah, duh. Nobody gives a sh*t about the awards.
 
2014-01-29 11:23:21 AM  

LewDux: Who's face?


Well, first Tim Dunigan had the role, but Dirk Benedict later took the role. I believe Bradley Cooper played him in the movie.
 
2014-01-29 11:24:46 AM  

uncleacid: People love a wedding.


In related news, MSNBC had virtually no viewers.
 
2014-01-29 11:25:34 AM  
I hadn't watched it in years, thought it was pretty farking cool.

the metallica thing  -- saying what i said in the other grammy thread -- seemed weird, as Metallica hasn't done anything in a few years, then they play a song 22-23 years old.  just seemed odd.  the piano kid didn't work.  a for effort i guess but it was kinda flat.

the sara baraeilles/carole king thing, i thought that was absolutely farking phenomenal.i thought that was a kelly clarkson song, had no idea it was sara.  i love carole king (can i get a mancard check?) and "beautiful", that's just such an amazing song in its own right and it just fit perfectly with 'brave'.  just an amazing performance, a passing of the torch.

and the daft punk thing with Stevie, that was cool as fark how they seamlessly went into that old Stevie song.  i said it was a Grateful Deadish segue, akin to the China>Rider transition.  like you don't know where one end and the other begins.

but yeah.  check out the dueling pianos bit.  that was just absolute TITS (no pun intended, ladies....)
 
2014-01-29 11:26:12 AM  
Lorde reminds me of this trainspotting quote:

No, it's not bad, but it's not great either, is it? And in your heart you kind of know that although it sounds all right, it's actually just shiate.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-29 11:26:27 AM  
www.globalnerdy.com

meh.  I'm almost 41.  Who cares how the music is released.
 
2014-01-29 11:27:06 AM  
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To be fair though, putting them up against the Pro Bowl this year was pretty smart, instead of doing it on sweeps month
 
2014-01-29 11:28:06 AM  

Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?


These days? She's been doing that shtick for a few years now.
 
2014-01-29 11:28:46 AM  
as someone who works in the underground music industry I can tell you there are a lot of amazing artists from a lot of genres out there if you bother to look. You really shouldn't be taking musical advice from people whose sole purpose is to commodify art and sell it to you
 
2014-01-29 11:29:45 AM  

EyeballKid: LewDux: Who's face?

Well, first Tim Dunigan had the role, but Dirk Benedict later took the role. I believe Bradley Cooper played him in the movie.


Sorry, want happen again
 
2014-01-29 11:29:59 AM  
It's the Music Industry Awards. Of course they are going to promote the music they produce. Who cares?

and even if Indie McCoolobscure guy won, people would be mad then, as well. SELL OUT!

Just listen to music you like. Send your favorite musician an award if it matters that much to you.
 
2014-01-29 11:30:01 AM  
Since 1993

Looked that one up out of curiosity. The 1993 show was hosted by Gary Shandling and the big winner of the night was Eric Clapton for "Tears In Heaven." Best New Artist was Arrested Development, and Best Rap Solo Performance went to Sir Mix-a-Lot for Baby Got Back.
 
2014-01-29 11:31:03 AM  
I don't listen to any of those artists, and I don't watch television.
 
2014-01-29 11:31:20 AM  
Who watches these Grammys? Don't know anyone who does. And award shows are sooooo boring.
 
2014-01-29 11:32:29 AM  
On records?  What is this?  I records me some music using a stream ripper plugin.  Don't they ultimately records all music so they can play it back?  If you don't records it, there won't be a record of it.
 
2014-01-29 11:36:53 AM  
I wasn't one of those 28.5 million people, but some parts of it do slip past my "who cares" filter in the form of headlines and such. I've heard a lot of references to a "macklemore". I'm hoping it's not a new foodie trend of mackerel s'mores because that would be gross as hell. I'm leaning towards believing it was people in giant s'more outfits making out to generate controversy just like when that one chick who's name escapes me at the moment dry humped someone or something on stage. I tell you, you people watch the weirdest stuff.
 
2014-01-29 11:37:07 AM  

doubled99: I don't listen to any of those artists, and I don't watch television.


WARRIORS CODE.
 
2014-01-29 11:37:42 AM  

GCD: And yet they still managed to shiat all over the music.

Metallica and Lang Lang - Terrible.


OMFG Was it ever horrible!  It was like listening to 2 songs and the same time.
 
2014-01-29 11:38:13 AM  

amindtat: Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?

These days? She's been doing that shtick for a few years now.


She was a gymnast with Olympic aspirations while growing up.
 
2014-01-29 11:38:29 AM  

Bomb Head Mohammed: No, it's not bad, but it's not great either, is it? And in your heart you kind of know that although it sounds all right, it's actually just shiate.


I really like that song.  For some reason, it reminds me so freaking much of a Terence Trent D'Arby song.  Not one of his hits (wishing well, the other one) but what might be called a "deep cut" on one of his albums.  or maybe just he production value.  there's just something about her record that sounds D'arbyish an di can't put my finger on it.
 
2014-01-29 11:39:42 AM  
It's because of this guy:

www.ydtalk.com

Grammys got the Colbert Bump.
=Smidge=
 
2014-01-29 11:41:38 AM  

rickythepenguin: Bomb Head Mohammed: No, it's not bad, but it's not great either, is it? And in your heart you kind of know that although it sounds all right, it's actually just shiate.

I really like that song.  For some reason, it reminds me so freaking much of a Terence Trent D'Arby song.  Not one of his hits (wishing well, the other one) but what might be called a "deep cut" on one of his albums.  or maybe just he production value.  there's just something about her record that sounds D'arbyish an di can't put my finger on it.



You Mutherfarker. Now, I have that whistle in my head.
 
2014-01-29 11:44:56 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: You Mutherfarker. Now, I have that whistle in my head.


maybe that is the song Royals reminds me of.  don't know for sure, think it was another cut.

but her use of glissando (on the "baby i'll ruuuuuuuuuuule") was a frequent TTD trick on various songs he did.  Maybe that is what it is.


there was a song on his debut album, very sparse, basically a drum track with him, that on the chorus would get full insrumentaion.  something about "if you all get to heaven, say a prayer for me" or some shiat.  perhaps that's wthat i'm thinking off.  just a drum beat and voice, which is esentially 'royals'.  ehh.
 
2014-01-29 11:46:21 AM  

d23: meh.  I'm almost 41.  Who cares how the music is released.


I'm 47 and I care. Once I download a music file I can play it on my stereo at home and put it on my iPod and listen to it on the go without even thinking about it. When I was in my teens and 20s if I bought a record and wanted to listen to it on my Walkman or in a car I would have had to make a tape of it first. Things are so much better now.
 
2014-01-29 11:46:57 AM  
DROxINxTHExWIND:


You Mutherfarker. Now, I have that whistle in my head.

don't click this link! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2Nd_lS9Kcs

/that song made my top 1,400 song list
//nostalgia
 
2014-01-29 11:48:42 AM  
I only tuned in to see Daft Punk jam with Stevie. I assumed that was the only thing worth watching.
 
2014-01-29 11:49:14 AM  
Not a viewer of gwammies.
 
2014-01-29 11:49:32 AM  
Music was on records and people had access to three whole channels.
 
2014-01-29 11:50:36 AM  

Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?


My daughter saw that show live on her recent tour.  She said it was spectacular, and pointed out that one particular act as being a highlight of the show.  Now I beleive her...

Now...  Since we're on the subject of the Grammys, I'm wondering something...
The girl that won song of the year.  Lorde is her stage name.  She is a 17 year girl from New Zealand.
Ok, c'mon now.  There is NO WAY that girl is 17.  She looks like she's old for 35.
I am of the opinion that it is all an act, and there is nothing about her that is for real.

How does a 16 year old (that's how old she was when she wrote the song), get noticed by ANYONE in New Zealand?!  Let alone to a point that she ended up with a number 1 national hit, that bears the unique distinction of being "minimalist" in nature.  That is, there is minimal music at all with it.

I look at it this way.  If the winners of the album of the year (Daft Punk) can pretend they are robots all day long, is it really that far out that song of the year was won by someone pretending to be a 17 year old girl from New Zealand?
 
2014-01-29 11:50:53 AM  
What I'll never understand is how old farts like me, especially dudes, could stand to listen to new music. I always figured you listen to the music of your youth the rest of your life. To each his own.
 
2014-01-29 11:50:53 AM  
uh, hey subby....

www.jbhifionline.com.au

Have it.  And yes, it sounds better.

/not hipster
 
2014-01-29 11:51:06 AM  

Ecobuckeye: A modern record? Were there more than 285 million viewers of the Grammys in the Renaissance?


During the 1602 Grammys William Byrd showed up loaded and attacked Claudio Monteverdi with a chair during his acceptance speech for "Best Madrigal".

upload.wikimedia.org
"Fark you and fark your stupid Grammy."
 
2014-01-29 11:51:30 AM  
Are the Kanye fans all still butthurt over Macklemore's winning the rap categories?

Or have their goldfish-like brains moved on to a new outrage yet?
 
2014-01-29 11:51:54 AM  
It's a shame that sharing MP3 files has ruined the music industry.
 
2014-01-29 11:52:06 AM  

Summoner101: I only tuned in to see Daft Punk jam with Stevie. I assumed that was the only thing worth watching.


that was pretty cool.  they also checked "Freak Out" during that "3 songs in 1" performance.  Nile was palying some awesome rhythm.  still like the "Beatiful/Brave" thing.  that was just phenomenal. their voices sounded great together; sara's bell-like tenor/alto, and Carole's gritty, throaty lower tenor.  man i loved that.  they should work on something.

and that was also fun on the crowd shots, watching all the people with the White People Dance Moves.  No names mentioned, Paul McCartney.
 
2014-01-29 11:53:28 AM  

Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?


You do realize there was nobody named "Pink" in Pink Floyd don't you?
 
2014-01-29 11:54:05 AM  
I would tell you who I thought should have won, but you've probably never heard of them. I never listen to that mainstream, commercialized shlock.
 
2014-01-29 11:54:43 AM  

GCD: So, fark the Grammys. The most useless award since the MTV Moonman.


Nonsense. That honor goes to the Olympic medals: "Let's have a big televised event every four years that consists almost entirely of people who literally just medaled in the World Championships of their respective sports."
 
2014-01-29 11:55:46 AM  

The_Fuzz: uh, hey subby....

[www.jbhifionline.com.au image 293x293]

Have it.  And yes, it sounds better.

/not hipster


Sure you're not. Yeah I'd like a copy on vinyl too for the hell of it. :D
 
2014-01-29 11:57:42 AM  
Watched True Detective instead. Sooo, go wash up ya got some pussy on ya.
 
2014-01-29 11:59:24 AM  

Summoner101: I only tuned in to see Daft Punk jam with Stevie. I assumed that was the only thing worth watching.


Imagine Dragons/Kendrick Lamar mash up was worth it.  It worked well and they had great energy on stage.
 
2014-01-29 12:00:44 PM  
Yep, otherwise I would have asked about Roger or David.
 
2014-01-29 12:01:26 PM  

LeroyB: It's a shame that sharing MP3 files has ruined the music industry.


Not sure if serious.  But here is my take on it.

Album (CD) sales, really don't account for much revenue for the artist.  Going out on tour is where the money rolls in.  The more people are familiar with your material, the more will come out to see you live.

This was always my stance when I was doing live music myself.  That's why I always encouraged people to share and copy our material as much and as often as possible.

I really don't understand the artists being all buthurt over people sharing their material.
 
2014-01-29 12:02:45 PM  
rickythepenguin:


there was a song on his debut album, very sparse, basically a drum track with him, that on the chorus would get full insrumentaion.  something about "if you all get to heaven, say a prayer for me" or some shiat.  perhaps that's wthat i'm thinking off.  just a drum beat and voice, which is esentially 'royals'.  ehh.


Not impressed
 
2014-01-29 12:04:39 PM  

durbnpoisn: LeroyB: It's a shame that sharing MP3 files has ruined the music industry.

Not sure if serious.  But here is my take on it.

Album (CD) sales, really don't account for much revenue for the artist.  Going out on tour is where the money rolls in.  The more people are familiar with your material, the more will come out to see you live.

This was always my stance when I was doing live music myself.  That's why I always encouraged people to share and copy our material as much and as often as possible.

I really don't understand the artists being all buthurt over people sharing their material.



I was being sarcastic because for many years the recording industry has been crying all the way to the bank about how music file sharing is destroying them.

It's those darn Napster kids fault!
 
2014-01-29 12:08:41 PM  
Where was the wu-tang?
 
2014-01-29 12:15:59 PM  
How do they know 28.5 million people were watching the Grammys?
 
2014-01-29 12:16:55 PM  

durbnpoisn: Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?

My daughter saw that show live on her recent tour.  She said it was spectacular, and pointed out that one particular act as being a highlight of the show.  Now I beleive her...

Now...  Since we're on the subject of the Grammys, I'm wondering something...
The girl that won song of the year.  Lorde is her stage name.  She is a 17 year girl from New Zealand.
Ok, c'mon now.  There is NO WAY that girl is 17.  She looks like she's old for 35.
I am of the opinion that it is all an act, and there is nothing about her that is for real.

How does a 16 year old (that's how old she was when she wrote the song), get noticed by ANYONE in New Zealand?!  Let alone to a point that she ended up with a number 1 national hit, that bears the unique distinction of being "minimalist" in nature.  That is, there is minimal music at all with it.

I look at it this way.  If the winners of the album of the year (Daft Punk) can pretend they are robots all day long, is it really that far out that song of the year was won by someone pretending to be a 17 year old girl from New Zealand?


depletedcranium.com
 
2014-01-29 12:17:13 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Where was the wu-tang?


I didn't watch, but I imaging there was plenty of it in audience. Some of it was probably pretty hot too.
 
2014-01-29 12:17:27 PM  

CrazyCracka420: How do they know 28.5 million people were watching the Grammys?


The NSA told them.
 
2014-01-29 12:19:12 PM  

DubyaHater: I would tell you who I thought should have won, but you've probably never heard of them. I never listen to that mainstream, commercialized shlock.


I love how Song of the Year went to a scowling 17-year-old from New Zealand who came out of absolute nowhere with a song that says basically that exact thing for three minutes. And it still doesn't prevent this kind of reaction. That is the most hipster song that ever hipstered.
 
2014-01-29 12:20:02 PM  
How can .01% give an accurate representation of how many people are actually watching a show.  Math's not my strong suit, but that doesn't seem like a very large pool size.
 
2014-01-29 12:20:41 PM  

busy chillin': DROxINxTHExWIND:


You Mutherfarker. Now, I have that whistle in my head.

don't click this link! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2Nd_lS9Kcs

/that song made my top 1,400 song list
//nostalgia


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfx4dltxpxU

Damn you both; here's my fv of his.
 
2014-01-29 12:22:23 PM  
I'm still questioning how Daft Punk takes best album. Unless we're only recognizing production, in which case, sure, why not.

Musically, it was a bag of shiat. One super catchy tune, a bunch of retro disco crap, and a half dozen tracks that make you skip forward to the next one.

Public Enemy warned us years ago:

Don't believe the hype.
 
2014-01-29 12:23:28 PM  

EyeballKid: LewDux: Who's face?

Well, first Tim Dunigan had the role, but Dirk Benedict later took the role. I believe Bradley Cooper played him in the movie.


I love it when snark comes together.
 
PJ-
2014-01-29 12:24:10 PM  
It's funny, because when I tell people I didn't bother watching award shows in general, they always ask me 'why don't you watch them?'.  It's simple, why WOULD I watch them?  These people already have all the eyes in the world focused on them, they get paid millions of dollars, they live a life that I couldn't possibly imagine, and yet they deserve to have awards displayed to the public?  Once I see actual heroes getting the same recognition, maybe, just MAYBE, I might be interested in watching the circle-jerk known as Hollywood award shows.
 
2014-01-29 12:24:36 PM  

under a mountain: durbnpoisn: Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?

My daughter saw that show live on her recent tour.  She said it was spectacular, and pointed out that one particular act as being a highlight of the show.  Now I beleive her...

Now...  Since we're on the subject of the Grammys, I'm wondering something...
The girl that won song of the year.  Lorde is her stage name.  She is a 17 year girl from New Zealand.
Ok, c'mon now.  There is NO WAY that girl is 17.  She looks like she's old for 35.
I am of the opinion that it is all an act, and there is nothing about her that is for real.

How does a 16 year old (that's how old she was when she wrote the song), get noticed by ANYONE in New Zealand?!  Let alone to a point that she ended up with a number 1 national hit, that bears the unique distinction of being "minimalist" in nature.  That is, there is minimal music at all with it.

I look at it this way.  If the winners of the album of the year (Daft Punk) can pretend they are robots all day long, is it really that far out that song of the year was won by someone pretending to be a 17 year old girl from New Zealand?

[depletedcranium.com image 300x220]


Ha!  Consiracy, huh?  I don't know if I'd take it that far.  But someday, I expect I will be proven correct.
 
2014-01-29 12:26:35 PM  

durbnpoisn: under a mountain: durbnpoisn: Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?

My daughter saw that show live on her recent tour.  She said it was spectacular, and pointed out that one particular act as being a highlight of the show.  Now I beleive her...

Now...  Since we're on the subject of the Grammys, I'm wondering something...
The girl that won song of the year.  Lorde is her stage name.  She is a 17 year girl from New Zealand.
Ok, c'mon now.  There is NO WAY that girl is 17.  She looks like she's old for 35.
I am of the opinion that it is all an act, and there is nothing about her that is for real.

How does a 16 year old (that's how old she was when she wrote the song), get noticed by ANYONE in New Zealand?!  Let alone to a point that she ended up with a number 1 national hit, that bears the unique distinction of being "minimalist" in nature.  That is, there is minimal music at all with it.

I look at it this way.  If the winners of the album of the year (Daft Punk) can pretend they are robots all day long, is it really that far out that song of the year was won by someone pretending to be a 17 year old girl from New Zealand?

[depletedcranium.com image 300x220]

Ha!  Consiracy, huh?  I don't know if I'd take it that far.  But someday, I expect I will be proven correct.


Ha, just farking with you, shee looks alittle old to me to.
 
2014-01-29 12:26:52 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: Ecobuckeye: A modern record? Were there more than 285 million viewers of the Grammys in the Renaissance?

During the 1602 Grammys William Byrd showed up loaded and attacked Claudio Monteverdi with a chair during his acceptance speech for "Best Madrigal".

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x289]
"Fark you and fark your stupid Grammy."


With facial hair like that, he must be a hipster.
 
2014-01-29 12:28:17 PM  
Those 2 people in those football type helmets or crash helmets were swell.
 
2014-01-29 12:29:22 PM  

under a mountain: durbnpoisn: Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?

My daughter saw that show live on her recent tour.  She said it was spectacular, and pointed out that one particular act as being a highlight of the show.  Now I beleive her...

Now...  Since we're on the subject of the Grammys, I'm wondering something...
The girl that won song of the year.  Lorde is her stage name.  She is a 17 year girl from New Zealand.
Ok, c'mon now.  There is NO WAY that girl is 17.  She looks like she's old for 35.
I am of the opinion that it is all an act, and there is nothing about her that is for real.

How does a 16 year old (that's how old she was when she wrote the song), get noticed by ANYONE in New Zealand?!  Let alone to a point that she ended up with a number 1 national hit, that bears the unique distinction of being "minimalist" in nature.  That is, there is minimal music at all with it.

I look at it this way.  If the winners of the album of the year (Daft Punk) can pretend they are robots all day long, is it really that far out that song of the year was won by someone pretending to be a 17 year old girl from New Zealand?

[depletedcranium.com image 300x220]


To be fair:

http://www.google.com/search?q=lorde+2014&tbm=isch

I've never seen a picture of her where she looks anything less than mid/late 20's.  Maybe she just has a weird face or something but I have a hard time believing she's 17 (her 16 year old pictures look no different).
 
2014-01-29 12:33:19 PM  

IRQ12: To be fair:

http://www.google.com/search?q=lorde+2014&tbm=isch

I've never seen a picture of her where she looks anything less than mid/late 20's.  Maybe she just has a weird face or something but I have a hard time believing she's 17 (her 16 year old pictures look no different).


Ugly adds a couple years.
 
2014-01-29 12:34:02 PM  

IRQ12: under a mountain: durbnpoisn: Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?

My daughter saw that show live on her recent tour.  She said it was spectacular, and pointed out that one particular act as being a highlight of the show.  Now I beleive her...

Now...  Since we're on the subject of the Grammys, I'm wondering something...
The girl that won song of the year.  Lorde is her stage name.  She is a 17 year girl from New Zealand.
Ok, c'mon now.  There is NO WAY that girl is 17.  She looks like she's old for 35.
I am of the opinion that it is all an act, and there is nothing about her that is for real.

How does a 16 year old (that's how old she was when she wrote the song), get noticed by ANYONE in New Zealand?!  Let alone to a point that she ended up with a number 1 national hit, that bears the unique distinction of being "minimalist" in nature.  That is, there is minimal music at all with it.

I look at it this way.  If the winners of the album of the year (Daft Punk) can pretend they are robots all day long, is it really that far out that song of the year was won by someone pretending to be a 17 year old girl from New Zealand?

[depletedcranium.com image 300x220]

To be fair:

http://www.google.com/search?q=lorde+2014&tbm=isch

I've never seen a picture of her where she looks anything less than mid/late 20's.  Maybe she just has a weird face or something but I have a hard time believing she's 17 (her 16 year old pictures look no different).


She is a strange one.  I think its just a combination of how she holds herself (kinda hunched) and the massive amount of make up she/they put on her makes her look much older than she is.  She is really odd looking and not very pretty and I think she is somewhat self conscious of that.  When she talks she definitely seems her age.
 
2014-01-29 12:34:38 PM  
Well, to be fair this past summer had some of the best music in years. Although, as I understand it, the popular Mackelmore album was released a few years ago and got a boost from being used in something else. You know, because the industry is run by interfellating hacks who don't have nonfellating skills and only think of promoting things they can fellate a buck out of.
 
2014-01-29 12:35:38 PM  

jwookie: Watched True Detective instead. Sooo, go wash up ya got some pussy on ya.


film-book.com

Alexandra Daddario is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back.
Alexandra Daddario  is like that.
 
2014-01-29 12:36:25 PM  
I am a sensitive artist.
Nobody understands me because I am so deep.
In my work, I make allusions to books that nobody else has read,
Music that nobody else has heard,
And art that nobody else has seen.
I can't help it, because I am so much more intelligent and well-rounded
Than everyone who surrounds me.
I stopped watching tv when I was six months old
Because it was so boring and stupid,
And started reading books,
And going to recitals and art galleries.
I don't go to recitals any more,
Because my hearing is too sensitive,
And I don't go to art galleries anymore
Because there are people there,
And I can't deal with people,
Because they don't understand me.
I stay home, reading books that are beneath me,
And working on my work, which no one understands.
 
2014-01-29 12:40:44 PM  
www.memecreator.org
 
2014-01-29 12:41:19 PM  

Pontious Pilates: I am a sensitive artist.
Nobody understands me because I am so deep.
In my work, I make allusions to books that nobody else has read,
Music that nobody else has heard,
And art that nobody else has seen.
I can't help it, because I am so much more intelligent and well-rounded
Than everyone who surrounds me.
I stopped watching tv when I was six months old
Because it was so boring and stupid,
And started reading books,
And going to recitals and art galleries.
I don't go to recitals any more,
Because my hearing is too sensitive,
And I don't go to art galleries anymore
Because there are people there,
And I can't deal with people,
Because they don't understand me.
I stay home, reading books that are beneath me,
And working on my work, which no one understands.


Oh Jesus.
 
2014-01-29 12:42:48 PM  

busy chillin': Pontious Pilates: I am a sensitive artist.
Nobody understands me because I am so deep.
In my work, I make allusions to books that nobody else has read,
Music that nobody else has heard,
And art that nobody else has seen.
I can't help it, because I am so much more intelligent and well-rounded
Than everyone who surrounds me.
I stopped watching tv when I was six months old
Because it was so boring and stupid,
And started reading books,
And going to recitals and art galleries.
I don't go to recitals any more,
Because my hearing is too sensitive,
And I don't go to art galleries anymore
Because there are people there,
And I can't deal with people,
Because they don't understand me.
I stay home, reading books that are beneath me,
And working on my work, which no one understands.

Oh Jesus.


www.diebenow.com
 
2014-01-29 12:43:24 PM  

Smidge204: =Smidge=


??
 
2014-01-29 12:46:18 PM  
Old dude here--mid-50s.  Coupla things...

Caught the last third or so of the show -- some good shiat, some WTF as well.  I had never heard of Imagine Dragons or Kendrick Lamar, but they just blew the stage up with 'Radioactive.'  Really liked it.  Also enjoyed the Daft Punk/Stevie/Nile Rodgers/Pharrell bit, but since I'm old and clueless I was left to wonder exactly what it is that the two French space dudes were adding to the party.   I'm guessing they were both daft and punk simultaneously, which is likely harder than it would appear.

I'd also say that having a Spotify account has really been a game changer for me.  I can listen to damned near anything--listening to Zep right now, checked out Imagine Dragons after i heard them--without having to buy.  It lets me read an album review or hear about something new and go hear it without feeling like I wasted money if I don't like what I hear.  Highly recommend it.

A friend of mine just got up on Spotify and he said it best--having it is like owning your own record store.

Yeah, we're both old.  My lawn, you should get off of it.
 
2014-01-29 12:47:34 PM  

Fear the Clam: d23: meh.  I'm almost 41.  Who cares how the music is released.

I'm 47 and I care. Once I download a music file I can play it on my stereo at home and put it on my iPod and listen to it on the go without even thinking about it. When I was in my teens and 20s if I bought a record and wanted to listen to it on my Walkman or in a car I would have had to make a tape of it first. Things are so much better now.


I buy the physical CD, and rip it. But, that is for two reasons:
1) I like the better audio quality of the CD over MP3 when listening on my home stereo
2) I'm paranoid about iTunes being able to delete my entire digital collection at any time, just because they can get away with it legally, and force me to re-purchase everything.
 
2014-01-29 12:48:02 PM  

blazemongr: GCD: So, fark the Grammys. The most useless award since the MTV Moonman.

Nonsense. That honor goes to the Olympic medals: "Let's have a big televised event every four years that consists almost entirely of people who literally just medaled in the World Championships of their respective sports."


Uh, I hate sports and watched the Olympics perhaps twice in my life, but what does that mean?  What's wrong or useless about presenting medals immediately after they prove themselves to be the best at their sport?
 
2014-01-29 12:50:51 PM  
The only rock acts they could find were playing decades old songs, seriously?
 
2014-01-29 12:53:51 PM  
Didn't watch. Band practices on Sunday nights.
 
2014-01-29 12:54:47 PM  

Hebalo: I'm still questioning how Daft Punk takes best album. Unless we're only recognizing production, in which case, sure, why not.

Musically, it was a bag of shiat. One super catchy tune, a bunch of retro disco crap, and a half dozen tracks that make you skip forward to the next one.

Public Enemy warned us years ago:

Don't believe the hype.


3rd best selling album of the year
+
Music of voter's youth
+
Critically acclaimed

They had no choice
 
2014-01-29 12:57:34 PM  

Loreweaver: Fear the Clam: d23: meh.  I'm almost 41.  Who cares how the music is released.

I'm 47 and I care. Once I download a music file I can play it on my stereo at home and put it on my iPod and listen to it on the go without even thinking about it. When I was in my teens and 20s if I bought a record and wanted to listen to it on my Walkman or in a car I would have had to make a tape of it first. Things are so much better now.

I buy the physical CD, and rip it. But, that is for two reasons:
1) I like the better audio quality of the CD over MP3 when listening on my home stereo
2) I'm paranoid about iTunes being able to delete my entire digital collection at any time, just because they can get away with it legally, and force me to re-purchase everything.


omg...  Fark iTunes.  My wife purchased like ~450 songs over time.  Then the machine they were on died.  I saved the drive, and all the songs.  But they were ALL DRM LOCKED to that machine.  So now, whatever she has on that iPod it was synched to is it.  No way to recover them and move them to another device.

That is the dumbest farking thing EVER!

It's my primary argument for using Android (I used to use a Palm Pilot).  I can simply dump everything onto a MicroSD card, and bring it with me wherever I go.  Gives me control over files that I actually OWN.
 
2014-01-29 01:04:38 PM  

durbnpoisn: Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?

My daughter saw that show live on her recent tour.  She said it was spectacular, and pointed out that one particular act as being a highlight of the show.  Now I beleive her...

Now...  Since we're on the subject of the Grammys, I'm wondering something...
The girl that won song of the year.  Lorde is her stage name.  She is a 17 year girl from New Zealand.
Ok, c'mon now.  There is NO WAY that girl is 17.  She looks like she's old for 35.
I am of the opinion that it is all an act, and there is nothing about her that is for real.

How does a 16 year old (that's how old she was when she wrote the song), get noticed by ANYONE in New Zealand?!  Let alone to a point that she ended up with a number 1 national hit, that bears the unique distinction of being "minimalist" in nature.  That is, there is minimal music at all with it.

I look at it this way.  If the winners of the album of the year (Daft Punk) can pretend they are robots all day long, is it really that far out that song of the year was won by someone pretending to be a 17 year old girl from New Zealand?


Her looks have already been covered but as to how she got noticed?

She went to very expensive private music schools. Basically she's famous because her family had enough money to buy her into prestige.
 
2014-01-29 01:12:11 PM  

Hebalo: I'm still questioning how Daft Punk takes best album. Unless we're only recognizing production, in which case, sure, why not.

Musically, it was a bag of shiat. One super catchy tune, a bunch of retro disco crap, and a half dozen tracks that make you skip forward to the next one.

Public Enemy warned us years ago:

Don't believe the hype.


Marketing.

There's tons of better albums but like the graph posted earlier they just aren't promoted.

Daft Punk sells because there's a ton of money behind them.
 
2014-01-29 01:13:03 PM  
Oh, and for the record before the rabid fans show up:

I'm not saying hate Daft Punk.  I'm saying check other records out too.
 
2014-01-29 01:13:22 PM  

LewDux: [www.memecreator.org image 400x300]


Want to hear a Lorde song done right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmCJEehYtU
 
2014-01-29 01:14:18 PM  

There I Was: Old dude here--mid-50s.  Coupla things...

Caught the last third or so of the show -- some good shiat, some WTF as well.  I had never heard of Imagine Dragons or Kendrick Lamar, but they just blew the stage up with 'Radioactive.'  Really liked it.  Also enjoyed the Daft Punk/Stevie/Nile Rodgers/Pharrell bit, but since I'm old and clueless I was left to wonder exactly what it is that the two French space dudes were adding to the party.   I'm guessing they were both daft and punk simultaneously, which is likely harder than it would appear.

I'd also say that having a Spotify account has really been a game changer for me.  I can listen to damned near anything--listening to Zep right now, checked out Imagine Dragons after i heard them--without having to buy.  It lets me read an album review or hear about something new and go hear it without feeling like I wasted money if I don't like what I hear.  Highly recommend it.

A friend of mine just got up on Spotify and he said it best--having it is like owning your own record store.

Yeah, we're both old.  My lawn, you should get off of it.


You should go check out the Pentatonix / Lindsey Stirling cover of "Radioactive" on YouTube. PTX has some awesome harmonies, and Lindsey combines classic violin with everything from Dubsteb to Hip Hop to Classic Rock.
 
2014-01-29 01:14:34 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Where was the wu-tang?


In the 90's?
 
2014-01-29 01:14:34 PM  

mokinokaro: durbnpoisn: Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?

My daughter saw that show live on her recent tour.  She said it was spectacular, and pointed out that one particular act as being a highlight of the show.  Now I beleive her...

Now...  Since we're on the subject of the Grammys, I'm wondering something...
The girl that won song of the year.  Lorde is her stage name.  She is a 17 year girl from New Zealand.
Ok, c'mon now.  There is NO WAY that girl is 17.  She looks like she's old for 35.
I am of the opinion that it is all an act, and there is nothing about her that is for real.

How does a 16 year old (that's how old she was when she wrote the song), get noticed by ANYONE in New Zealand?!  Let alone to a point that she ended up with a number 1 national hit, that bears the unique distinction of being "minimalist" in nature.  That is, there is minimal music at all with it.

I look at it this way.  If the winners of the album of the year (Daft Punk) can pretend they are robots all day long, is it really that far out that song of the year was won by someone pretending to be a 17 year old girl from New Zealand?

Her looks have already been covered but as to how she got noticed?

She went to very expensive private music schools. Basically she's famous because her family had enough money to buy her into prestige.


Another "victim" of nepotism, just like Kate Bush
 
2014-01-29 01:27:44 PM  
LewDux:

Another "victim" of nepotism, just like Kate Bush

You shut your whore mouth about Kate!  The Ninth Wave is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.

/Unless you were being sarcastic?  Well then carry on.
 
2014-01-29 01:28:29 PM  

Loreweaver: You should go check out the Pentatonix / Lindsey Stirling cover of "Radioactive" on YouTube. PTX has some awesome harmonies, and Lindsey combines classic violin with everything from Dubsteb to Hip Hop to Classic Rock.


Thanks for the tip!  Checking it out now...appreciate it.
 
GCD
2014-01-29 01:32:28 PM  

LewDux: GCD: Neglecting to include Slayer's Jeff Hanneman among the list of deceased musicians in 2013 - a slap in the face.

Who's face?


It's disrespectful mostly to Slayer Especially since they are a two-time Grammy award winner. You'd think that if the "industry" took the time to recognize them twice, they'd at least include Hanneman's death in the "In Memoriam" segment of the show.
 
2014-01-29 01:35:14 PM  

stupiddream: LewDux:

Another "victim" of nepotism, just like Kate Bush

You shut your whore mouth about Kate!  The Ninth Wave is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.

/Unless you were being sarcastic?  Well then carry on.


Kate Bush was also very young when she hit the charts, I suspect that was the joke.
 
2014-01-29 01:36:19 PM  

GCD: LewDux: GCD: Neglecting to include Slayer's Jeff Hanneman among the list of deceased musicians in 2013 - a slap in the face.

Who's face?

It's disrespectful mostly to Slayer Especially since they are a two-time Grammy award winner. You'd think that if the "industry" took the time to recognize them twice, they'd at least include Hanneman's death in the "In Memoriam" segment of the show.


The fact that Slayer has twice as many Grammy awards as the Beach Boys tells you everything you need to know about them.
 
2014-01-29 01:40:17 PM  
Loreweaver--

That was great--thanks.  Lindsey Stirling can play, and as a bonus is hot!  I grew up playing the violin (quit it and took up guitar when I was 15 for the usual, obvious reasons a teenage boy opts to do so), and there was never anyone who looked like that running around our group of nerdy violinists.

Again, thanks for helping an older dude learning and hearing new music.
 
2014-01-29 01:55:35 PM  

Hebalo: GCD: LewDux: GCD: Neglecting to include Slayer's Jeff Hanneman among the list of deceased musicians in 2013 - a slap in the face.

Who's face?

It's disrespectful mostly to Slayer Especially since they are a two-time Grammy award winner. You'd think that if the "industry" took the time to recognize them twice, they'd at least include Hanneman's death in the "In Memoriam" segment of the show.

The fact that Slayer has twice as many Grammy awards as the Beach Boys tells you everything you need to know about them.


Know about whom?  (The Grammies or The Beach Boys or The Slayer?)
 
2014-01-29 01:58:55 PM  

Hebalo: GCD: LewDux: GCD: Neglecting to include Slayer's Jeff Hanneman among the list of deceased musicians in 2013 - a slap in the face.

Who's face?

It's disrespectful mostly to Slayer Especially since they are a two-time Grammy award winner. You'd think that if the "industry" took the time to recognize them twice, they'd at least include Hanneman's death in the "In Memoriam" segment of the show.

The fact that Slayer has twice as many Grammy awards as the Beach Boys tells you everything you need to know about them.


Wow.  I didn't stay awake long enough to miss that part.
That is farked up.  Henneman may not have been up to par with Satrianni, or anything.  But he, along with his band, were among the most influential in that entire genre of music.
I had Reign in Blood on auto-repeat in my car for like a year straight!!
 
2014-01-29 02:03:09 PM  

IRQ12: I've never seen a picture of her where she looks anything less than mid/late 20's.  Maybe she just has a weird face or something but I have a hard time believing she's 17 (her 16 year old pictures look no different).


it's gotta be the hair. I mean, it worked well with Darlene on Roseanne... but that show was on the air like 20 years ago. Anyone just now starting to wear a fairly dated hairstyle is going to look much older than they are.
 
2014-01-29 02:09:07 PM  

Far Cough: Hebalo: GCD: LewDux: GCD: Neglecting to include Slayer's Jeff Hanneman among the list of deceased musicians in 2013 - a slap in the face.

Who's face?

It's disrespectful mostly to Slayer Especially since they are a two-time Grammy award winner. You'd think that if the "industry" took the time to recognize them twice, they'd at least include Hanneman's death in the "In Memoriam" segment of the show.

The fact that Slayer has twice as many Grammy awards as the Beach Boys tells you everything you need to know about them.

Know about whom?  (The Grammies or The Beach Boys or The Slayer?)


The Grammies.
 
2014-01-29 02:10:29 PM  

Hebalo: stupiddream: LewDux:

Another "victim" of nepotism, just like Kate Bush

You shut your whore mouth about Kate!  The Ninth Wave is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.

/Unless you were being sarcastic?  Well then carry on.

Kate Bush was also very young when she hit the charts, I suspect that was the joke.


No, joke is then people are judged by social standing or likely imagined wealth of their parents
 
2014-01-29 02:12:24 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: IRQ12: I've never seen a picture of her where she looks anything less than mid/late 20's.  Maybe she just has a weird face or something but I have a hard time believing she's 17 (her 16 year old pictures look no different).

it's gotta be the hair. I mean, it worked well with Darlene on Roseanne... but that show was on the air like 20 years ago. Anyone just now starting to wear a fairly dated hairstyle is going to look much older than they are.


Hah, you got it.  Darlene is faking being a 17 year old musician from NZ.
 
2014-01-29 02:14:25 PM  

Mad_Radhu: jwookie: Watched True Detective instead. Sooo, go wash up ya got some pussy on ya.

[film-book.com image 850x478]

Alexandra Daddario is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back.
Alexandra Daddario  is like that.


I need a cigarette now.
 
2014-01-29 02:22:46 PM  

telejester: Mad_Radhu: jwookie: Watched True Detective instead. Sooo, go wash up ya got some pussy on ya.

[film-book.com image 850x478]

Alexandra Daddario is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back.
Alexandra Daddario  is like that.

I need a cigarette now.



Yeah, that was beautiful. Takes long drag.
 
kab
2014-01-29 02:23:17 PM  
And folks think the recording industry is dead.

LMAO.
 
2014-01-29 02:24:24 PM  

telejester: Mad_Radhu: jwookie: Watched True Detective instead. Sooo, go wash up ya got some pussy on ya.

[film-book.com image 850x478]

Alexandra Daddario is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back.
Alexandra Daddario  is like that.

I need a cigarette now.


I shamelessly stole that from a previous ScarJo thread, I have to admit.
 
2014-01-29 02:37:12 PM  

LewDux: Hebalo: stupiddream: LewDux:

Another "victim" of nepotism, just like Kate Bush

You shut your whore mouth about Kate!  The Ninth Wave is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.

/Unless you were being sarcastic?  Well then carry on.

Kate Bush was also very young when she hit the charts, I suspect that was the joke.

No, joke is then people are judged by social standing or likely imagined wealth of their parents


This sent my mind down a rabbit hole.  What if David Gilmour had not heard Kate due to knowing a friend of the family?  And how many great talents have passed by unknown simply because no one who had the connections to bring them to World ever heard them?  But, alas, this is the way of the World.
 
2014-01-29 02:37:59 PM  

Mad_Radhu: telejester: Mad_Radhu: jwookie: Watched True Detective instead. Sooo, go wash up ya got some pussy on ya.

[film-book.com image 850x478]

Alexandra Daddario is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back.
Alexandra Daddario  is like that.

I need a cigarette now.

I shamelessly stole that from a previous ScarJo thread, I have to admit.


I'm going to share this with my boss.  I hope she appreciates it.
 
2014-01-29 02:55:11 PM  
From Pee Wee Herman's Twitter Feed.

pbs.twimg.com

/hot linky!
 
2014-01-29 03:00:43 PM  

telejester: Mad_Radhu: telejester: Mad_Radhu: jwookie: Watched True Detective instead. Sooo, go wash up ya got some pussy on ya.

[film-book.com image 850x478]

Alexandra Daddario is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back.
Alexandra Daddario  is like that.

I need a cigarette now.

I shamelessly stole that from a previous ScarJo thread, I have to admit.

I'm going to share this with my boss.  I hope she appreciates it.


And yet another job lost to farking off at work.
 
2014-01-29 03:08:46 PM  

Deep Contact: telejester: Mad_Radhu: jwookie: Watched True Detective instead. Sooo, go wash up ya got some pussy on ya.

[film-book.com image 850x478]

Alexandra Daddario is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back.
Alexandra Daddario  is like that.

I need a cigarette now.


Yeah, that was beautiful. Takes long drag.



Have you seen the show, though?  Unleashing those puppies was like every Christmas morning rolled together.
 
2014-01-29 03:15:51 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-29 03:22:47 PM  

Salmon: Is Pink trying out for Cirque du Soliel these days?


I don't know, but she's got a great ass.
 
2014-01-29 03:34:14 PM  

durbnpoisn: Loreweaver: Fear the Clam: d23: meh.  I'm almost 41.  Who cares how the music is released.

I'm 47 and I care. Once I download a music file I can play it on my stereo at home and put it on my iPod and listen to it on the go without even thinking about it. When I was in my teens and 20s if I bought a record and wanted to listen to it on my Walkman or in a car I would have had to make a tape of it first. Things are so much better now.

I buy the physical CD, and rip it. But, that is for two reasons:
1) I like the better audio quality of the CD over MP3 when listening on my home stereo
2) I'm paranoid about iTunes being able to delete my entire digital collection at any time, just because they can get away with it legally, and force me to re-purchase everything.

omg...  Fark iTunes.  My wife purchased like ~450 songs over time.  Then the machine they were on died.  I saved the drive, and all the songs.  But they were ALL DRM LOCKED to that machine.  So now, whatever she has on that iPod it was synched to is it.  No way to recover them and move them to another device.

That is the dumbest farking thing EVER!

It's my primary argument for using Android (I used to use a Palm Pilot).  I can simply dump everything onto a MicroSD card, and bring it with me wherever I go.  Gives me control over files that I actually OWN.


iTunes allows you to authorize up to 5 computers as well as redownload everything you've ever bought from them.
 
2014-01-29 03:53:15 PM  

There I Was: Loreweaver--

That was great--thanks.  Lindsey Stirling can play, and as a bonus is hot!  I grew up playing the violin (quit it and took up guitar when I was 15 for the usual, obvious reasons a teenage boy opts to do so), and there was never anyone who looked like that running around our group of nerdy violinists.

Again, thanks for helping an older dude learning and hearing new music.


I'm glad you liked it! I am also in my 40s, but I've always loved finding new music gems like these. Then again, my musical tastes have always included a little bit from every genre.
 
2014-01-29 04:03:48 PM  

firegoat: durbnpoisn: Loreweaver: Fear the Clam: d23: meh.  I'm almost 41.  Who cares how the music is released.

I'm 47 and I care. Once I download a music file I can play it on my stereo at home and put it on my iPod and listen to it on the go without even thinking about it. When I was in my teens and 20s if I bought a record and wanted to listen to it on my Walkman or in a car I would have had to make a tape of it first. Things are so much better now.

I buy the physical CD, and rip it. But, that is for two reasons:
1) I like the better audio quality of the CD over MP3 when listening on my home stereo
2) I'm paranoid about iTunes being able to delete my entire digital collection at any time, just because they can get away with it legally, and force me to re-purchase everything.

omg...  Fark iTunes.  My wife purchased like ~450 songs over time.  Then the machine they were on died.  I saved the drive, and all the songs.  But they were ALL DRM LOCKED to that machine.  So now, whatever she has on that iPod it was synched to is it.  No way to recover them and move them to another device.

That is the dumbest farking thing EVER!

It's my primary argument for using Android (I used to use a Palm Pilot).  I can simply dump everything onto a MicroSD card, and bring it with me wherever I go.  Gives me control over files that I actually OWN.

iTunes allows you to authorize up to 5 computers as well as redownload everything you've ever bought from them.


I know that.  And I already had used that feature for a couple of machine upgrades.  This was a few years in, and I was out of machines.  When I wanted to unlock them, which they allow now, I had to provide proof of purchase for ALL ~450 songs.  Right.  Like I could sit there and do that.

Please don't try to defend them.  The whole idea of the DRM is farked up.  Once you buy something, it should NOT be locked into anything.  You own it.  Do what you will.

And the Apple model of not allowing any sort of access to your files has been one of the most annoying things from time out of mind.  My kids have iPhones and iPod touches.  Both of them are maxed out in their storage.  Meanwhile, I just bought a 16GB MicroSD and tripled the storage on my tablet.  I can plug that (and my phone) into the USB port, and it pops up like any other drive.  100% access.

Which one makes more sense?
 
2014-01-29 04:28:38 PM  
What's with having Willie Nelson et al do that cowboy song from the 19th century?

I recorded it, FF thru most of it, ~98% of it.  I liked Taylor Swift's number, and a few others.  Very few.
 
2014-01-29 04:29:46 PM  

durbnpoisn: And the Apple model of not allowing any sort of access to your files has been one of the most annoying things from time out of mind.  My kids have iPhones and iPod touches.  Both of them are maxed out in their storage.  Meanwhile, I just bought a 16GB MicroSD and tripled the storage on my tablet.  I can plug that (and my phone) into the USB port, and it pops up like any other drive.  100% access.

Which one makes more sense?


You're on a roll, so I'll just leave this here for after the adrenalin slows down...
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57608897-285/how-to-add-more-sto ra ge-to-an-ios-device/
 
2014-01-29 07:44:29 PM  
Does anybody remember Steely Dan's "Two Against Nature" ?
It won best album at the 2001 Grammys.


*crickets*

didn't think so
 
2014-01-29 08:07:51 PM  
Only one reason for increased ratings, cold weather where folks aren't used to cold weather.  It's normal for northern regions to stay inside this time of year, but areas that aren't normally that cold are staying home way more than before.

/Pro Bowl was actually worth watching, close game with real hitting.
 
2014-01-29 08:58:56 PM  

durbnpoisn: firegoat: durbnpoisn: Loreweaver: Fear the Clam: d23: meh.  I'm almost 41.  Who cares how the music is released.

I'm 47 and I care. Once I download a music file I can play it on my stereo at home and put it on my iPod and listen to it on the go without even thinking about it. When I was in my teens and 20s if I bought a record and wanted to listen to it on my Walkman or in a car I would have had to make a tape of it first. Things are so much better now.

I buy the physical CD, and rip it. But, that is for two reasons:
1) I like the better audio quality of the CD over MP3 when listening on my home stereo
2) I'm paranoid about iTunes being able to delete my entire digital collection at any time, just because they can get away with it legally, and force me to re-purchase everything.

omg...  Fark iTunes.  My wife purchased like ~450 songs over time.  Then the machine they were on died.  I saved the drive, and all the songs.  But they were ALL DRM LOCKED to that machine.  So now, whatever she has on that iPod it was synched to is it.  No way to recover them and move them to another device.

That is the dumbest farking thing EVER!

It's my primary argument for using Android (I used to use a Palm Pilot).  I can simply dump everything onto a MicroSD card, and bring it with me wherever I go.  Gives me control over files that I actually OWN.

iTunes allows you to authorize up to 5 computers as well as redownload everything you've ever bought from them.

I know that.  And I already had used that feature for a couple of machine upgrades.  This was a few years in, and I was out of machines.  When I wanted to unlock them, which they allow now, I had to provide proof of purchase for ALL ~450 songs.  Right.  Like I could sit there and do that.

Please don't try to defend them.  The whole idea of the DRM is farked up.  Once you buy something, it should NOT be locked into anything.  You own it.  Do what you will.

And the Apple model of not allowing any sort of access to your files ...


Your wife bought songs on iTunes. iTunes allows you to redownload anything you've bought at any time. those ~450 or so songs can be downloaded to a new computer with iTunes that you've logged into and then resynced to a new apple device. if you want to load them onto a different kind of device you can convert them to MP3's and then put them on whatever device you want. She didn't lose anything, it sounds like you just want to blame Apple for you not wanting to do a minimal amount of work.
 
2014-01-29 11:51:18 PM  

gar1013: Pathetic that there are that many people who give a crap.

Nothing but shameless self promotion from the music business with a goal of potentially selling a few more current releases.

Too much attention paid to people who show up to sing a song that someone else wrote, sung over instrumentation by anonymous studio musicians, and massaged over by crapload of producers and engineers to autotune it to perfection.

No thanks.


Except for the autotune part, you've just described Tin Pan Alley and Motown, did you know that?
 
2014-01-30 12:24:55 AM  

winterlunacy: gar1013: Pathetic that there are that many people who give a crap.

Nothing but shameless self promotion from the music business with a goal of potentially selling a few more current releases.

Too much attention paid to people who show up to sing a song that someone else wrote, sung over instrumentation by anonymous studio musicians, and massaged over by crapload of producers and engineers to autotune it to perfection.

No thanks.

Except for the autotune part, you've just described Tin Pan Alley and Motown, did you know that?


Motown wasn't "anonymous studios musicians". While they didn't get famous or rich, at least we know who these guys are.

That being said, Motown's treatment of its talent isn't a model for the industry to follow.
 
2014-01-30 06:12:03 AM  

stuhayes2010: Music was on records and people had access to three whole channels.


And somehow, it was all so much more exciting, elegant, and special.  And fun.
 
2014-01-30 09:03:35 AM  
Why was Lorde up for a grammy and not Lordi?  Because any band that has zombie cheerleaders in a video is awesome
 
2014-01-30 09:44:25 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why was Lorde up for a grammy and not Lordi?  Because any band that has zombie cheerleaders in a video is awesome


One reason is probably because it is not 2006.
 
2014-01-30 09:48:10 AM  

firegoat: durbnpoisn: firegoat: durbnpoisn: Loreweaver: Fear the Clam: d23: meh.  I'm almost 41.  Who cares how the music is released.

I'm 47 and I care. Once I download a music file I can play it on my stereo at home and put it on my iPod and listen to it on the go without even thinking about it. When I was in my teens and 20s if I bought a record and wanted to listen to it on my Walkman or in a car I would have had to make a tape of it first. Things are so much better now.

I buy the physical CD, and rip it. But, that is for two reasons:
1) I like the better audio quality of the CD over MP3 when listening on my home stereo
2) I'm paranoid about iTunes being able to delete my entire digital collection at any time, just because they can get away with it legally, and force me to re-purchase everything.

omg...  Fark iTunes.  My wife purchased like ~450 songs over time.  Then the machine they were on died.  I saved the drive, and all the songs.  But they were ALL DRM LOCKED to that machine.  So now, whatever she has on that iPod it was synched to is it.  No way to recover them and move them to another device.

That is the dumbest farking thing EVER!

It's my primary argument for using Android (I used to use a Palm Pilot).  I can simply dump everything onto a MicroSD card, and bring it with me wherever I go.  Gives me control over files that I actually OWN.

iTunes allows you to authorize up to 5 computers as well as redownload everything you've ever bought from them.

I know that.  And I already had used that feature for a couple of machine upgrades.  This was a few years in, and I was out of machines.  When I wanted to unlock them, which they allow now, I had to provide proof of purchase for ALL ~450 songs.  Right.  Like I could sit there and do that.

Please don't try to defend them.  The whole idea of the DRM is farked up.  Once you buy something, it should NOT be locked into anything.  You own it.  Do what you will.

And the Apple model of not allowing any sort of access t ...


No, but, see, I tried that.
If I tried to synch the iPod with a new iTunes install, it would always take the empty library from the computer and blow away the iPod.  So, I couldn't get the songs OFF the iPod to get them INTO iTunes.
I thought you could simply do a one-way dump from the device to iTunes.  But it never worked.  I tried it on like 3 different iPods we had around, and always had the same trouble.  So I didn't want to take the chance of losing what we had on the device now.  I mean...  At least we still have the songs.  Just can't do anything else with them.

As far as downloading them all over again, the actual purchases were through WalMart, on an AMEX card that we no longer had.  This made it rather difficult to prove what we actually owned.
 
2014-01-30 10:02:43 AM  

durbnpoisn: No, but, see, I tried that.
If I tried to synch the iPod with a new iTunes install, it would always take the empty library from the computer and blow away the iPod. So, I couldn't get the songs OFF the iPod to get them INTO iTunes.
I thought you could simply do a one-way dump from the device to iTunes. But it never worked. I tried it on like 3 different iPods we had around, and always had the same trouble. So I didn't want to take the chance of losing what we had on the device now. I mean... At least we still have the songs. Just can't do anything else with them.

As far as downloading them all over again, the actual purchases were through WalMart, on an AMEX card that we no longer had. This made it rather difficult to prove what we actually owned.


Wha?  I generally stay away from iStuff (for exactly this kind of reason, among other things) so I don't know, but how did WalMart let you purchase something from iTunes without you knowing the iTunes account credentials?

You know, absolute worst case you could always play the songs out the audio port and record them, or, you know, acquire them through other means.  The other folks are saying all you need to do to get the other 450 songs back is to log into your ITunes account.  Again, you're saying Walmart allowed you to buy iTunes music without you knowing the iTunes account?  Or have you lost those credentials?

/don't really care much
/good luck in any case
 
2014-01-30 10:49:44 AM  

LewDux: Hebalo: stupiddream: LewDux:

Another "victim" of nepotism, just like Kate Bush

You shut your whore mouth about Kate!  The Ninth Wave is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.

/Unless you were being sarcastic?  Well then carry on.

Kate Bush was also very young when she hit the charts, I suspect that was the joke.

No, joke is then people are judged by social standing or likely imagined wealth of their parents


Lorde is from the North Shore. It's one of the most affluent cities in the country.

Her parents are at least moderately wealthy.
 
2014-01-30 12:05:27 PM  

mokinokaro: LewDux: Hebalo: stupiddream: LewDux:

Another "victim" of nepotism, just like Kate Bush

You shut your whore mouth about Kate!  The Ninth Wave is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.

/Unless you were being sarcastic?  Well then carry on.

Kate Bush was also very young when she hit the charts, I suspect that was the joke.

No, joke is then people are judged by social standing or likely imagined wealth of their parents

Lorde is from the North Shore. It's one of the most affluent cities in the country.

Her parents are at least moderately wealthy.


So?
 
2014-01-30 12:44:07 PM  
LewDux:

So?

True artists can only be from the streets. They must be homeless for a while and have eaten at least one cat. Anything else is mass produced industry connected entitlement bullsh*t.

Just spit ballin' here.
 
2014-01-30 12:57:57 PM  

busy chillin': LewDux:

So?

True artists can only be from the streets. They must be homeless for a while and have eaten at least one cat.


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