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(Onion AV Club)   St. Vincent, John Legend, and Zach Galifianakis team up to create musical abortion, wait scratch that, music for abortion   ( avclub.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Zach Galifianakis, Planned Parenthood., Planned Parenthood, Stereogum story, St. Vincent, John Legend, Creative Independent, Kristen Stewart  
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2017-03-17 01:54:14 PM  
I got something to say
I killed your baby today
And it doesn't matter much to me
As long as it's dead
 
2017-03-17 06:23:04 PM  
It's a beautiful day at Planned Parenthood,
A beautiful day for abortions.
Would you do mine?
Could you do mine?
 
2017-03-17 06:26:15 PM  
 
2017-03-17 06:38:50 PM  
If you dang liberals are gonna keep these abortions around, can you at least not be so sing-songy about them?
 
2017-03-17 06:54:30 PM  
Whynotboth.jpg
 
2017-03-17 07:00:24 PM  
Good for them, however...

Cool = support Planned Parenthood

Cool times 1,000,0000 = Take the Senate and the House in 2018
 
2017-03-17 07:01:43 PM  
I want my baby back baby back baby back baby back.....
 
2017-03-17 07:16:58 PM  
fark the pain away
 
2017-03-17 08:20:56 PM  
St. Vincent is awesome.  That is all.
 
2017-03-17 08:24:09 PM  
It's a tale as old as time:
Boy meets girl and then,
Pregnant (not for long)
Hence the title of this song, now she's
Hoovering the Fetus.
 
2017-03-17 08:33:53 PM  
Daddy sells condoms to sailors
Mommy pokes holes with a pin
Sister performs the abortions
Dear Lord how the money rolls in
 
2017-03-17 08:38:17 PM  

T.rex: If you dang liberals are gonna keep these abortions around, can you at least not be so sing-songy about them?


Oh come on, half the fun of taking your girlfriend to get a hoovering is the song and dance number.
 
2017-03-17 08:47:59 PM  
Stop. Collaborate and listen,
We're here to raise cash for your brand new abortion.
That fetus won't last when we put up a portion
Of the pro-ceeds from this charity show.
Will your pregnancy last? Oh hell no.
If you got a problem, this doc will solve it.
Check out the hook while the MD revolves it.
Ex, ex, baby... Ex, ex baby..
 
2017-03-17 09:04:06 PM  
Subby, I applaud the hell outta you for this one.
 
2017-03-17 09:17:35 PM  
 
2017-03-18 12:30:18 AM  

Ebenator: St. Vincent is awesome.  That is all.


Find me something to listen from her please.

Everything I've found so far lacks Melody imo.
I need to understand what people are seeing there. I really want to get it.
 
2017-03-18 01:29:26 AM  

Virtual Pariah: Ebenator: St. Vincent is awesome.  That is all.

Find me something to listen from her please.

Everything I've found so far lacks Melody imo.
I need to understand what people are seeing there. I really want to get it.


She's a musical genius and we are lucky to have her. She's also frustratingly inaccessible. But you asked for melody, so:

 
2017-03-18 02:01:59 AM  
I assume it's just the sound of salt water being run in a blender.
 
2017-03-18 03:40:35 AM  
If played by Nickleback, it will give abortions too...
 
2017-03-18 11:32:45 AM  

saintwrathchild: Virtual Pariah: Ebenator: St. Vincent is awesome.  That is all.

Find me something to listen from her please.

Everything I've found so far lacks Melody imo.
I need to understand what people are seeing there. I really want to get it.

She's a musical genius and we are lucky to have her. She's also frustratingly inaccessible. But you asked for melody, so:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/Itt0rALeHE8 - 480x270]


No, she's not a musical genius. Not even remotely close to that. People throw around terms like genius and talent yet have no clue what those words even mean. Mozart, Miles Davis, Brian Wilson, Jimi Hendrix, Jaco Pastorius, those are geniuses. They were groundbreaking, and had abilities far surpassing any of their fellow musicians, past, present or future. They also left a fundamental impact on the world of music.

She is objectively a very good musician, and a better than average songwriter, but in no way is she a genius.
 
2017-03-18 12:55:24 PM  

LectertheChef: saintwrathchild: Virtual Pariah: Ebenator: St. Vincent is awesome.  That is all.

Find me something to listen from her please.

Everything I've found so far lacks Melody imo.
I need to understand what people are seeing there. I really want to get it.

She's a musical genius and we are lucky to have her. She's also frustratingly inaccessible. But you asked for melody, so:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/Itt0rALeHE8 - 480x270]

No, she's not a musical genius. Not even remotely close to that. People throw around terms like genius and talent yet have no clue what those words even mean. Mozart, Miles Davis, Brian Wilson, Jimi Hendrix, Jaco Pastorius, those are geniuses. They were groundbreaking, and had abilities far surpassing any of their fellow musicians, past, present or future. They also left a fundamental impact on the world of music.


I'd also add Bach who was considered genius 200 years ago and his brother Bach who is considered genius now

She is objectively a very good musician, and a better than average songwriter, but in no way is she a genius.

or she's genius but to far fewer people than above mentioned geni
 
2017-03-18 02:03:52 PM  
St VIncent would be nothing without the attention she gets from has-beens in the industry who like her because she is unthreateningly interesting enough to make them a few bucks, and the pathetic FOLO douchewaffles who insist her music is better than it sounds because they like what she says she stands for. She's Joan Osborne with an art degree. Vanity with white(er) skin. An edgy Debby Boone. That "Friday" brat with a better producer. Ever since David Byrne went all Manhattan Art Guru he's been almost useless; she is one of his side projects, and she is as irrelevant as has become. Also, her voice is annoying.

John Legend I can't comment about because I still want to rip his clothes off and gently, thoroughly sodomize him.

Zach Galifioqwiueruhnbjakis I can't comment about because he still wants to rip my clothes off and gently, thoroughly sodomize me.

I'm fine with abortion as long as I get to decide who should have been aborted and then fix it.
 
2017-03-18 02:40:19 PM  

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: St VIncent would be nothing without the attention she gets from has-beens in the industry who like her because she is unthreateningly interesting enough to make them a few bucks, and the pathetic FOLO douchewaffles who insist her music is better than it sounds because they like what she says she stands for. She's Joan Osborne with an art degree. Vanity with white(er) skin. An edgy Debby Boone. That "Friday" brat with a better producer. Ever since David Byrne went all Manhattan Art Guru he's been almost useless; she is one of his side projects, and she is as irrelevant as has become. Also, her voice is annoying.


Some kind words,.Pinknokio, but you're not simple to understand
 
2017-03-18 02:50:54 PM  
.. and Buratino says "who needs Malvina, then you have sandpaper?"
 
2017-03-18 02:52:16 PM  

LectertheChef: No, she's not a musical genius.


Eh, agree to disagree.
 
2017-03-18 04:32:54 PM  

LewDux: Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: St VIncent ... is ... irrelevant...

Some kind words,.Pinknokio, but you're not simple to understand


I take umbrage at your specious calumny.
 
2017-03-18 04:35:37 PM  

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: LewDux: Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: St VIncent ... is ... irrelevant...

Some kind words,.Pinknokio, but you're not simple to understand

I take umbrage at your specious calumny.


Fart.
 
2017-03-18 04:53:34 PM  

saintwrathchild: Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: LewDux: Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: St VIncent ... is ... irrelevant...

Some kind words,.Pinknokio, but you're not simple to understand

I take umbrage at your specious calumny.

Fart.


Manducare exaruit muci narium.
 
2017-03-18 04:58:08 PM  

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: saintwrathchild: Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: LewDux: Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: St VIncent ... is ... irrelevant...

Some kind words,.Pinknokio, but you're not simple to understand

I take umbrage at your specious calumny.

Fart.

Manducare exaruit muci narium.


Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!
 
2017-03-18 05:01:17 PM  

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: saintwrathchild: Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: LewDux: Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: St VIncent ... is ... irrelevant...

Some kind words,.Pinknokio, but you're not simple to understand

I take umbrage at your specious calumny.

Fart.

Manducare exaruit muci narium.


Go take out the garbage
 
2017-03-18 05:54:00 PM  

LewDux: Daddy's ... Daddy's Big Pink ... Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: St VIncent ... is ... irrelevant...

Some kind words,.Pinknokio, but you're not simple to understand

I take umbrage at your specious calumny.

Fart.

Manducare exaruit muci narium.

Go take out the garbage


Too late. Your dad already married it.
 
2017-03-18 09:07:33 PM  

saintwrathchild: LectertheChef: No, she's not a musical genius.

Eh, agree to disagree.


So what has she actually done that earns her that title, in your book? Is she a phenomenal musician, on par with the likes of John Coltrane or Jimi Hendrix? Is her composition on par with Mozart? Does she hear  multi-part harmonies in her head, and is able to compose and arrange them, like Brian Wilson? Has she invented a new genre or fundamentally changed the course of a genre of music?
 
2017-03-18 09:11:47 PM  

LewDux: LectertheChef: saintwrathchild: Virtual Pariah: Ebenator: St. Vincent is awesome.  That is all.

Find me something to listen from her please.

Everything I've found so far lacks Melody imo.
I need to understand what people are seeing there. I really want to get it.

She's a musical genius and we are lucky to have her. She's also frustratingly inaccessible. But you asked for melody, so:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/Itt0rALeHE8 - 480x270]

No, she's not a musical genius. Not even remotely close to that. People throw around terms like genius and talent yet have no clue what those words even mean. Mozart, Miles Davis, Brian Wilson, Jimi Hendrix, Jaco Pastorius, those are geniuses. They were groundbreaking, and had abilities far surpassing any of their fellow musicians, past, present or future. They also left a fundamental impact on the world of music.

I'd also add Bach who was considered genius 200 years ago and his brother Bach who is considered genius now

She is objectively a very good musician, and a better than average songwriter, but in no way is she a genius.

or she's genius but to far fewer people than above mentioned geni


You left out the Bach sister Barb
 
2017-03-18 09:49:41 PM  

LectertheChef: So what has she actually done that earns her that title, in your book? Is she a phenomenal musician, on par with the likes of John Coltrane or Jimi Hendrix? Is her composition on par with Mozart? Does she hear  multi-part harmonies in her head, and is able to compose and arrange them, like Brian Wilson? Has she invented a new genre or fundamentally changed the course of a genre of music?


Holy Christ, you are obnoxious.

The dude gave your first obnoxious post the "that's cool, dude, have a nice day" treatment. Take the hint.
 
2017-03-18 10:05:38 PM  
Well,
From what I've heard since last checking this thread, I've come up with 2 things.
1. She plays with some of the ideas and themes from 1940-1950's female singers, but spins them in a darker way. It's composition is not working for me, there's more "noise" than I like, but that's subjective.

2. She seems to be very visual, there's that Byrne touch in her video performance. It's art house somewhat, but it's that art house retread thing where the visuals clash with the music in an almost predictable manner.

I'm having flashbacks of my little brother and his obsession with MA's WBRU playlists in the early-mid 90's. Little more angsty than what I grew up with.

It's not doing it for me, but at my age, it's not written for me anymore.
 
2017-03-18 10:26:03 PM  

LectertheChef: saintwrathchild: LectertheChef: No, she's not a musical genius.

So what has she actually done that earns her that title, in your book? Is she a phenomenal musician, on par with the likes of John Coltrane or Jimi Hendrix? Is her composition on par with Mozart? Does she hear  multi-part harmonies in her head, and is able to compose and arrange them, like Brian Wilson? Has she invented a new genre or fundamentally changed the course of a genre of music?


Not to sound adversarial, but it's interesting that your examples are 3 dead people and 1 whose greatest accomplishment came out in 1966. I don't think anyone I cite had a career before the mid-70s. Just a little telling about our aesthetics.

She's in the same class of eccentric guitar players like Adrian Belew, only Belew has never really been a prominent band leader. She follows the beat of her own drum and makes really off the wall choices in instrumentation and sounds, which makes me think of Les Claypool, Mike Patton and Bjork. And in addition to being a pretty great, unique guitarist, she's also got a really decent voice.

Though, because she's such a risk-taker, I will freely admit that she's more frustrating than not. I really wish she'd put more effort into writing strangely catchy stuff like "Cruel" and "Marrow" and "Digital Witness," but that's not her bag. As she's progressed, she's also shown more interest in writing stuff to perform to, like theatrically, instead of listened to. A few years ago when her last album came out, it was uneven as usual, but when I saw her in concert, several of the "meh" songs made more sense as she put on an abstract stage show with them. I don't agree that that's how things should be written, but I'm not in charge.

But because she's so committed to creating defiantly different sounding stuff, and every now and then it really works, and she can and does perform it all live, that's what makes me apply the g-word. She probably will only ever be as successful as Belew. But she is the only person who sounds like her--a rare feat.
 
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