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February 14, 2011
inothernews:

perpetua:

The funny thing about all these confused tweets is the way that they are basically the reverse of classic “indie” snobbishness. It’s just a bunch of people embracing their extremely limited range of cultural knowledge and expecting to be congratulated for it. The thing is, while Arcade Fire may not be as mainstream as other nominees, they certainly are mainstream. Everything in music culture is so niche now that those more famous nominees would get the same “who, what?” from people at a different end of the pop culture spectrum. (via whoisarcadefire via theoreticalgirl)

I’m annoyed at Rosie O’Donnell now.

Truth of the matter: This tells you everything you need to know about music industry buzz. Sometimes, if you read Pitchfork or Stereogum or AV Club or Paste or even Rolling Stone or NME, it feels like you can’t get away from an act, and that they’re everywhere and huge. But then, if you are like Rosie and aren’t on the pulse anymore, you get caught off-guard by bands that don’t get played on pop radio. MTV used to ensure that everyone knew about Beck or Radiohead even if they didn’t actually listen to them. Now, you can be a semi-unknown band that sells out amphitheaters that fill to the gills with 15,000 fans. Know how I know this? I’ve been to a sold-out Arcade Fire show at Merriweather Post Pavilion before. And it may as well have been a U2 show. Who are the Arcade Fire? The most unknown chart-topping success ever.

inothernews:

perpetua:

The funny thing about all these confused tweets is the way that they are basically the reverse of classic “indie” snobbishness. It’s just a bunch of people embracing their extremely limited range of cultural knowledge and expecting to be congratulated for it. The thing is, while Arcade Fire may not be as mainstream as other nominees, they certainly are mainstream. Everything in music culture is so niche now that those more famous nominees would get the same “who, what?” from people at a different end of the pop culture spectrum. (via whoisarcadefire via theoreticalgirl)

I’m annoyed at Rosie O’Donnell now.

Truth of the matter: This tells you everything you need to know about music industry buzz. Sometimes, if you read Pitchfork or Stereogum or AV Club or Paste or even Rolling Stone or NME, it feels like you can’t get away from an act, and that they’re everywhere and huge. But then, if you are like Rosie and aren’t on the pulse anymore, you get caught off-guard by bands that don’t get played on pop radio. MTV used to ensure that everyone knew about Beck or Radiohead even if they didn’t actually listen to them. Now, you can be a semi-unknown band that sells out amphitheaters that fill to the gills with 15,000 fans. Know how I know this? I’ve been to a sold-out Arcade Fire show at Merriweather Post Pavilion before. And it may as well have been a U2 show. Who are the Arcade Fire? The most unknown chart-topping success ever.

20:39 // 3 years ago
January 19, 2011

More on the Rush Limbaugh thing

greenstate:

i hate things even more when rosie o’donnell does them, so let’s not go for the ‘the left thinks it’s ok when other liberals do the same things conservatives do’ schtick. 

not cool, no matter who you are.

Agreed – and it wasn’t intended as a validation for what Rosie did on “The View.” O’Donnell needed to be called out for what she did. But then, so does Limbaugh. It’s not OK no matter who does it, even if they aren’t particularly hateable. By the way, has there been a quicker fall from grace than Rosie O’Donnell, post-“View”?

(Source: shortformblog)

21:46 // 3 years ago

Rush Limbaugh’s Chinese mockery: A possible double-standard?

  • 2006 Rosie O’Donnell made a kinda-crude impersonation of Chinese people when she was on “The View,” leading right-wing bloggers to jump all over her and force an apology from the firebrand.
  • 2011 Rush Limbaugh does the exact same thing – except five times as long, more exaggerated and while talking about the Chinese president. So, what’s gonna happen this time, guys? source
21:24 // 3 years ago