May 14, 2015
commented on Psychocandy at 30: Insolent Masterpiece or Boring Dirge?
I was totally with Dave until he dropped the comparison to Marquee Moon and Entertainment! Those two records are seriously innovative, while Psychocandy is genius pastiche: pinching the Ramones basic recipe, adding Velvets fuzz and drone, and sticking to the act for the duration of the album as if their lives depended on it. In its commitment to its own style, Psychocandy's got more in common with Andrew WK's I Get Wet than the debuts of Television and Gang of Four..
Jan 14, 2015
commented on Last Days: The Week in Review
Thanks for your comments, druiddude and delirian. I was running with the idea that the stupid pointless awfulness of the massacre was clear to all who knew the facts, but I can see how my item could read as 'shallow and callous.' So I've added another couple sentences, in hopes of correcting the emphasis. (You still might disagree with my take, but at least my true feelings are represented in words.)