commented on Which Flaming Lips Album Should Anna Minard Listen to for the First Time?
Priest Driven Ambulance hands down. I like Yoshimi and Soft Bulletin just fine, but Priest is such a fucking complete album all the way through. The perfect cross section of their early freak out thing and their later catchy pop thing. "Five Stop Mother Superior Rain" is probably my favorite Lips song.
Also, like someone said above, for the sake of this column it seems like it shouldn't be either Yoshimi or Soft Bulletin. Too easy.
commented on Mariners Will Make History With Pride Flag
@4 You're an ass. At least the Mariner's are saying something worthwhile. And I say that as one of the few lifelong fans that still shows up to Safeco on weekday nights.
It's not an empty gesture. It's absolutely in line with the city they represent. Fuck the haters, I love the Mariners. (Though they are really awful.)
commented on Ivan & Alyosha's Gear Gets Stolen, Rhapsody Gives 'Em $10,000, but They Still Want Your Cash
I think this article is important. Bands should be intensely protective of their gear and this is a great reminder of that. Just the first couple guitars alone on that list should be watched 24/7 in any city you play in. It seems pretty obvious that the people giving Megan shit for this are either associated with the band and/or Mars Hill.
Also, I'm with Megan. Fuck Mars Hill and it's misogyny/homophobia. Call that shit out any chance you get. She never said anything about liking the band or not (other than being a boring folk band, but can you really argue with that?). This kind of criticism is absolutely fair game.