If the internet is only good for crazy Japanese porn and old men bickering I'm on the wrong side of the fence right now.
- @fucktylerFeel Like I Have To Defend Myself. 1 Idk Who The Fuck Steve Albino Is 2. I Dont '****** Everything Insight' 3. I Never Say Fuck U To Drivers 4. We (odd future) Never Discuss How Much We Are Making A Show In Public, Ever. 5. Me Nor Anyone i Know In My Age Group Know Who You Are, Old Ass. Surprised You Knew how To Use A Computer. And Whats Good With RAPEMAN?
Fui quod es, eris quod sum. I once was what you are, you will be what I am - epitaph carved on Roman gravestones.
Steve Albini responds to all the hoopla:
(He starts off by disagreeing with OFWGKTA's publicist's take that it was an exaggeration on Albini's part)
Well, he's just plain lying here. He was obviously through with the whole ordeal by the time he got on the shuttle, and I wouldn't blame him for shutting down/tuning out, but he would have had to have been in a different vehicle not to have "heard" that shit. What I wrote is what I remembered happening. Sorry. His twitter yesterday said as much, and I posted a quote from it on the electrical thread.
Also, it's not a big deal. I was annoyed by some kids acting like grade-A assholes once when I was tired, big whoop. I didn't say anything about it for quite some time, and did so on a forum discussion, not in an article or critical piece. It was a conversation about Odd Future, and I had an anecdote. On the electrical forum somebody mentioned that I probably would have been equally annoyed by the Sex Pistols in their youth, and that sounds about right.
For what it's worth, that dude's voice is really cool, and they seem to be enjoying the ride. I didn't enjoy being around them, but that's hardly newsworthy.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
He's just saying that because Barrow told him to "cool it" since he's adding them to ATP/NJ.
(could you imagine how many fucking fights those guys would get into there...haha)
Barrow seems to be equally annoyed by Tyler, based on his Twitter account.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
(I know this...pathetic, yes)
I would like to see some videos from last night
Tyler, the Creator was arrested last night after Odd Future’s Christmas show at the Roxy in LA. Venue staff contacted the police after a brawl with a sound engineer who allegedly cut Tyler’s mic. Accused of damaging equipment, Tyler was arrested on suspicion of vandalism and carted away in front of his mom, who yelled, “That’s my baby!” while held back by a family friend. Fans crowded the police car in which Tyler was held, and cops brought out bean bag guns. This morning, the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department says Tyler, “just destroyed an electric soundboard belonging to the venue.”
a bit of their performance
I feel like this group is a new era in reality tv.
I was right next to the soundboard when all this went down. Riot police showed up afterwards. ah, the true spirit of Christmas!duding RADICALS, i was on the piano playing the breakdown, only to notice that the music and sound was low, lights went off and that shit wasnt right, i get up, look, and notice that it was two girls hurt from the mosh pits behind them. i grab my mic to tell the crowd to come calm down and inform security because it was none around in the front, but i then find out the sound dude turned everything off. so im on stage while its mosh pits and chaos on stage ( i played live with Trash Talk, and it was a home show so everyone from OF was there wildn) pointing at my mic tell sound dude to turn it up turn it up, hes shaking his head no.i keep doing this for at least 70 seconds until i get fed up and run over to him threw the crowd. i jump on his sound board and say' ***** turn my fucking mic up its bitches hurt, let me tell the crowd to calm down, they listen to me' this ***** goes on saying he doesnt have control his manager said this and that. i keep asking, we go back and forth. i kick the plexi glass and stomp on the cheap ass soundboard, then throw my mike on the floor. go back on stage just in time to throw a couple gifts out to the crowd ( it was the xmas show). someone states ' lets get you outta here'. i walk outside to like 20 cops, helicopters, shotguns and some other shit. jail is really cold dude, i had no socks on. im fine tho, bail was alot even tho i didnt hurt anyone, i damaged some shit. and idk why rappers talk about jail like its cool, omg i would go crazy. all i could think about was skating the bowl like 8 hours before haha. i havent looked but the media prolly made it seem more epic than it actually is.
but overall, i finally feel black.
Oh these questions are pretty amazing....
I am Steve Albini, ask me anything
I have been in bands since 1979 and making records since 1981. I own the recording studio Electrical Audio. I also play poker and write an occasional cooking blog. I'll be answering questions from about 3pm - 6pm EDT.
-edit- Knocking off at 7.20 EDT, will try to resume and catch up later.
Thanks for posting that, this is awesome
This was good:
[–]raffaellog 65 points 9 hours ago
What is your opinion about music Piracy? Does it hurt you economically? Thanks for your music!
[–]steve_albini[S] 327 points 8 hours ago
I reject the term "piracy." It's people listening to music and sharing it with other people, and it's good for musicians because it widens the audience for music. The record industry doesn't like trading music because they see it as lost sales, but that's nonsense. Sales have declined because physical discs are no longer the distribution medium for mass-appeal pop music, and expecting people to treat files as physical objects to be inventoried and bought individually is absurd.
The downtrend in sales has hurt the recording business, obviously, but not us specifically because we never relied on the mainstream record industry for our clientele. Bands are always going to want to record themselves, and there will always be a market among serious music fans for well-made record albums. I'll point to the success of the Chicago label Numero Group as an example.
There won't ever be a mass-market record industry again, and that's fine with me because that industry didn't operate for the benefit of the musicians or the audience, the only classes of people I care about.
Free distribution of music has created a huge growth in the audience for live music performance, where most bands spend most of their time and energy anyway. Ticket prices have risen to the point that even club-level touring bands can earn a middle-class income if they keep their shit together, and every band now has access to a world-wide audience at no cost of acquisition. That's fantastic.
Additionally, places poorly-served by the old-school record business (small or isolate towns, third-world and non-english-speaking countries) now have access to everything instead of a small sampling of music controlled by a hidebound local industry. When my band toured Eastern Europe a couple of years ago we had full houses despite having sold literally no records in most of those countries. Thank you internets.
Hah, yeah, i just posted a screenshot of that as a wall photo on facebook. Extremely well put.
[–]cryopyre 49 points 9 hours ago
Why don't you like jazz?
[–]steve_albini[S] 119 points 7 hours ago
Because it sucks and I'm tired of hearing about it. Believe me I've tried. I just hate the parts I hate about it more than I like the little things there are to like. The batting average is just so low I can't bear the dead time between highlights being filled with all that noodling. It's vain music.