I like Pitchfork in that they highlight a lot of music that doesn't get play elsewhere, and that they tend to recommend plenty of good stuff. I also like that they aren't afraid to highlight "mainstream" or "pop" music that is actually good. But I can't stand the pretension (particularly with their reviews that skew too far to either end of the scale), their continued allegiance to really sh*tty hip-hop, or their newfound love of metal.
I agree with everything but the metal part. It does seem a little bit like they're trolling for cred with their metal coverage, but I can't hate on a major indie site devoting that much space to a genre that your average indie rock fan would have sneered at 5-10 years ago. Metal, punk, pigQuack, and the like were written off as meathead music for way too long, and I'm glad that we've come to a point where Beirut fans might have a Darkthrone record or two in their collection.
Well that reassures me quite a bit, actually. I wouldn't mind the ability to hop freely, and I mean if you guys and gals are going to be there too. I just feel like I need to see B&S, and none of my friends back home share that same taste in music. I'd mostly like get a, "B&S? Who the f*ck is B&S?"
I just wasn't sure if they printed your name on the passes like some fests do, to prevent scalping and whatnot.
My tax refund is going to be in my bank account on the 4th. I'm hoping they last that long.
Your name and "credit card info" (I think only the first four digits are shown IIRC) come on a PDF. You'll have to e-mail the PDF to the person you're selling the ticket to. They can only be scanned once, so I guess you'll just have to make sure the buyer trusts you, otherwise if you felt like being the world's biggest a-hole you could "sell" it, then just print your own copy off and get to the fest before the other person.
You need to get on that, homie. If You're Feeling Sinister.
Super curious which hip-hop artists you're referring to. Also, why do you hate their newfound love of metal? Late to the party?
Drake. Lil' Wayne (yeah, I'm a huge defender of Weezy but he's fallen off so hard the past 2 years its incredible). Nicki Minaj. Waka. Anything on MMG. Anything to do with Rhianna. Lil' B. Odd Future. Pitchfork has this bizarre obsession with the lowest common denominator when it comes to hip hop.
And I'm just tired of Pitchfork suddenly deciding metal is cool and awarding 7.8s to every black metal/doom metal/sludge/drone metal act that drops an album that week.
Hahaha. Agreed on both points. They are OBSESSED with The Based God.