Agreed. Heavy, intelligent music. Right now I can't really see anyone on the lineup who would lead into Tool well. The Flaming Lips is a definitely possibility, but I'd rather see someone more akin to Tool musically.
People feel like it's some sort of hipster p*ssing contest where whoever "sees" the most shows, wins. Also, I think that people sometimes feel the insecure need to try and fashion bullsh*t hipster superiority, sh*tting allover anything that everyone else likes.
Well said. I know alot of people like that and I have to constantly remind them that music is a matter of perspective. Besides that, what right does anyone have to sh*t on someone elses little ray of sunshine. None. I met this dude who was one of my buddies college friends. He had hipster painted all over him. We talked about alot of music and somehow ATDI came into the fold. Unfortunately I asked him his opinion on TMV. He proceeded to tell me with a straight face that he thought Sparta was a much more talented band. I almost hit him.
I know this was waaaaaay back in the thread, but I couldn't let it go without my two cents. I consider myself a peaceful person, who repsects most people's taste in music. But I think I probably WOULD have hit him. Opinions are opinions, but damn...
Maybe this "tour" of theirs isn't quite so nation-wide... I can only hope that something is done about this...btw, I think I heard that tickets were selling out for the SoCal shows in under 10 minutes.
Posted by oatmealschnappz on Yesterday at 1:36am ^ Thanks man! That was pretty f*cking impressive but, I'd still like to see him in a band context (TMV @ ROO, for instance). I can definitely see why Omar picked him to replace Jon!
Holy hell, I was definately impressed, he seems like he might be their best yet, but we'll see how he works on a jam, studio, and live environment. I have faith in this guy...