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Tom Petty Died of Accidental Overdose, Family Says by BunyipPouch in Music

[–]976chip 555 points556 points  (0 children)

Two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls

Tom Petty Died of Accidental Overdose, Family Says by BunyipPouch in Music

[–]MasterbeaterPi 2740 points2741 points  (0 children)

As a rock star in the 70s and 80s I am sure he had his share of coke and probably did a little meth also. Acid, shrooms, and 5,000 lbs of weed. Alcohol. Hookers. Explosives. Eye patches. Midgets. Unicorns. You name it he has probably done it all. And he was a calm rock star. Some of his songs he just talks and sings a little. You didnt have to worry about a riot breaking out at one of his concerts. Anyways I am rambling....

Cranberries Dolores O'Riordan has died by Orlando146Spotify in Music

[–]JesseKarma 373 points374 points  (0 children)

I'll never, ever forget her stage presence. That beauty and power. I was 13 or 14, had badly dyed long blue hair, was wearing the No Need To Argue t-shirt (yes, to the actual concert!) and had the time of my life during my first ever concert. My mom bought the tickets under the condition that my older brother and cousin take me (and take care of me). It was at Polaris amphitheater in Cbus OH in 1994. I was so freaking excited! She came out on stage, took her shoes off, popped and shook a bottle of champagne over me and the crowd, and proceeded to play the whole set barfoot with the rest of the Cranberries. I was immediately enamoured by her beauty, style, energy and angelic irish power-house voice. I've followed her group as well as solo career intensely over the last 23 years. Dolores just meant the world to me. She still does. I hope she's found peace from her health issues. May we all find peace and joy in the memories she has brought us all.. One Love.

Edit: Thank you for the gilding kind stranger, or I should say friend! Sharing my memories and reading all yours has left me with a warm communal feeling of happiness after yesterday’s terrible news of Dolores’s passing.. I also looked up the show and now believe it was in 1995 (not 94) at Polaris, with Toad the Wet Sprocket as an opener. Now I need to go find that ticket sub!

Cranberries Dolores O'Riordan has died by Orlando146Spotify in Music

[–]Nomandate -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

She reportedly had chronic back pain. This almost guarantees that opiates killed her.

Big pharma is the pusher man.

Legendary Musician Eric Clapton Reveals He Is Going Deaf by Swankishesque in Music

[–]lozzobear 225 points226 points  (0 children)

That's my fart. I counted up all the copies of it I could find, with their view counts, multiplied views by the duration of about a minute, and figured out that humanity as a whole has spent more than 200 years listening to me farting. What a wonderful world we live in.

Legendary Musician Eric Clapton Reveals He Is Going Deaf by Swankishesque in Music

[–]Callie36678 1641 points1642 points  (0 children)

"hey miss you know that sound youve been looking for?

well listen to THIS"

**Edit: wow well this blew up my top rated comment is now about Chuck Berry farting ..thanks for the gold I guess? Lol

Legendary Musician Eric Clapton Reveals He Is Going Deaf by Swankishesque in Music

[–]Deadfishfarm 2771 points2772 points  (0 children)

It makes a lot of sense though. I've been in a band for 3 years and play probably 50-60 shows, as well as going to probably 100 shows/concerts in my life and my hearing is pretty shitty. Older professional musicians have been to hundreds. I just recently starting wearing ear plugs cause that shit isn't a joke. I say "what?" 20 times a day

If you get mad because other people like a certain artist/group/genre/song, then you need to sit down and figure out why other people enjoying something upsets you by lompocmatt in Music

[–]1nf1n1te 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Basically all of modern internet discourse is now sit in a corner and have an opinion, but never have an actual discussion about art -- how it works, why it works, what works better to achieve certain outcomes. No, there's no such thing as an artist who tries hard versus an artist who is lazy. They're all the same! All of it is the same. There's no differences between any two artists at all beyond the fact that I like one and I don't like another. Why do I like one? Who cares. I do. I like thing. You don't like things? Who cares.

Thank you. These sorts of discussions are the worst sorts of distortions of postmodernity there are. The "everything is subjective" misinterpretation of the postmodern leads to an inability to have honest discourse without the accompanying personalization of the discussion as though saying "Artist X makes better music than artist Y" is an assault on one's existence. Our inability to recognize ourselves (due to alienation) - and thus the pseudo-personalities we create by associating with exterior expressions (in our music, movies, books, clothes etc.) - leads us to take this potential for meaningful debate about aesthetic value and perceive it as an ad hominem attack on the character of our very being.

Sure, you might have an opinion, but opinions can be stupid. Any thought you ever have can be uninformed and idiotic. But no, this is America, no one can ever be wrong in America! You know everything! And when you don't, who cares, because it's all opinions and so even if your opinion is literally trash you just made up right now based off of no life experience, it's just as valuable as a music critic with a PhD in music theory who has studied music for 2 decades.

This is called anti-intellectualism, and reddit, despite being one of the only tolerable modern social media platforms because at least its users pretend to care about "intelligent discussion," embraces the concept with a raging fury.

Yep. There's a lot of truth in here as well. I think reddit does enable this sort of anti-intellectualism, but the problem may be, as you originally stated, a very "American" problem. Nobody's "opinion" can be wrong if it's just an "opinion" which is how these discussions (and countless others) wind up phrased. I'm going for my PhD in political science and even when I speak with intelligent people working in politics, some weigh their anecdotal experiences over double blind, peer reviewed, published journal articles. If everything is opinion, nothing has value. If nothing has value, then everything is permitted. Welcome to the nihilism we were warned about by Albert Camus.

If you get mad because other people like a certain artist/group/genre/song, then you need to sit down and figure out why other people enjoying something upsets you by lompocmatt in Music

[–]endorphius 87 points88 points  (0 children)

Basically all of modern internet discourse is now sit in a corner and have an opinion, but never have an actual discussion about art -- how it works, why it works, what works better to achieve certain outcomes. No, there's no such thing as an artist who tries hard versus an artist who is lazy. They're all the same! All of it is the same. There's no differences between any two artists at all beyond the fact that I like one and I don't like another. Why do I like one? Who cares. I do. I like thing. You don't like things? Who cares.

Understanding that life is subjective is literally a concept you can understand when you are 13 years old. It's not some deep profound realization, yet people who are in their 20's are clinging to it like they're just now discovering the concept.

Well, when you understand that, yes, opinions exist! You can in fact move on. You can learn a lot more than that. You can learn how art works. Why, over thousands of years, art is the way it is today. You can see all the different ways it can work. You can start to see why some people who actually take the time to learn these things have more nuanced opinions than "I like things! Hahaha!"

Sure, you might have an opinion, but opinions can be stupid. Any thought you ever have can be uninformed and idiotic. But no, this is America, no one can ever be wrong in America! You know everything! And when you don't, who cares, because it's all opinions and so even if your opinion is literally trash you just made up right now based off of no life experience, it's just as valuable as a music critic with a PhD in music theory who has studied music for 2 decades.

This is called anti-intellectualism, and reddit, despite being one of the only tolerable modern social media platforms because at least its users pretend to care about "intelligent discussion," embraces the concept with a raging fury.

Downvotes incoming, along with /r/iamverysmart, blah blah blah, it's the same every time.

Producers Call Out Record Labels for Dubbing Albums “Mixtapes” to Avoid Fair Compensation by FashionMusicCulture in Music

[–]jeffcrafff 3381 points3382 points  (0 children)

A mixtape was originally a more casual compilation of songs or features that weren't good enough for the album and/or the artist rapping over other artists' previously released beats. Sometimes radio freestyles would be included as well. It was kind of a bootleg way to keep people interested between major albums. Lil Wayne was maybe the king of this era.

Eventually as the format became more legitimate with emerging mixtape databases like DatPiff, artists began putting more original material on these projects. It became more of a method to get your music out there quickly without the help or burden of dealing with a label. Eventually you had unsigned artists putting out entire 'mixtapes' of original material and the line became increasingly blurred. For example, Chance the Rapper's 'Acid Rap' was called a mixtape but was all original material and had all the characteristics of being an album.

Now the labels are leveraging this grey area confusion to rip off creators. They treat it like an album but call it a mixtape to give the impression that there isn't much of a budget, and they use this excuse to low-ball the people that make the music possible in the first place. Meanwhile the label gets all the benefit of putting out an album without having to invest as much money. It's shady as fuck.

edit: elaborated, added swear words

edit 2: happy that my first gold came as a result of explaining how shitty record labels can be. Thank you stranger.

A Perfect Circle releases second song in 14 years. by ilovepuscifer in Music

[–]Ph1shing 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I skipped a Ween show in Oregon to see APC in Seattle nearly 10 years ago.

Still consider it one of the worst mistakes of my concert-going career.

Edit: My first gold! ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY BOOGNISH

Pulp - Common People [Britpop] by TeHNeutral in Music

[–]twiggez-vous 256 points257 points  (0 children)

Common People. Disco 2000. Something Changed. Sorted for E's and Whizz. Misshapes. Fuck me, Different Class is a good album.

The posted video is the radio edit of Common People. The longer original version from Different Class has another verse and a variation of the chorus, which gives the song a class-driven anger and cathartic spite which is lacking in the radio version.

You will never understand/ How it feels to live your life/ With no meaning or control/ And with nowhere left to go/ You're amazed that they exist/ And they burn so bright whilst you can only wonder why.

What was the first song you loved without realizing it was a cover? by talkingwirestalkingwires in Music

[–]wimminswimmin 1337 points1338 points  (0 children)

Here's the top 50 songs on this thread available on Spotify... as of about 6p CST today. ;]

Edit: For anybody still out there, the playlist has been updated with all the originals. And thank you for the gilding, whoever you are!

Jimmy Page Says Previously Unreleased Led Zeppelin Material Will See the Light of Day in 2018 by MayoDeftinwolf in Music

[–]thereisaway 3777 points3778 points  (0 children)

They've already released so much previous material it's probably Robert Plant gargling while Page tunes his guitar.

Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day [Folk] by MonkeyWithMarijuana in Music

[–]CalicoJack 2018 points2019 points  (0 children)

Is that what we are going to do today? Be sad?

EDIT: My first gilded comment! Thanks. This makes me slightly less sad. Slightly.