I just saw the lineup. Don't tell Snack's that I posted it here or he'll continue to refuse to accept my Facebutt friend request.
Highlights: Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals Beastie Boys (nine sets) Beastie Boys (DJ set) Lana Del Rey Again PCP Soundsystem Long Beach Dub All-Stars Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama The Flaming Lips Perform Two Blobs Fucking in Its Entirety Chumbawamba Ben Harper and His Friends of Shorter Stature Marshall Crenshaw Maynard James Keenan (spoken word/poetry) Rainn Wilson Thelma Harper and the Bigger Jiggers Superseal! Crazy Backwards Alphabet Phil Collins vs. Peter Gabriel (thumb wrestling match) Ben & Thelma Harper: Old Friends Tour '16 Three More Beastie Boys sets The National
Post by interstateeight on Dec 12, 2011 8:32:24 GMT -8
I turned about ten common words into quotes from 90s comedies. Short of, like, turning everyone's avatars to pictures of puppies, I can't think of a more joy-spreading way to tinker with the board.
What I'm curious about, for Pea and fig and any other posters who are upset about it, is whether you thought the filters would stay in place forever. Were you upset because you thought you'd never get to say "have" again on the board? Or was the prospect of just one single post looking ridiculous such an egregious violation of your right to comment on Wilco that you couldn't tolerate it anymore?
Post by interstateeight on Dec 11, 2011 20:06:47 GMT -8
Half that, half "I like to warn people before I start deleting their posts." I obviously made an exception for you and Pea but that was funny. Otherwise, take the short rumors thread -- I told everyone I'd delete non-essential posts there and I have been. And we've all been cool about it.
Post by interstateeight on Dec 11, 2011 7:43:54 GMT -8
And now I will do the same thing for the AV Club while I drink my coffee:
2011: Wye Oak - Civilian 2010: Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2009: Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 2008: TV on the Radio - Dear Science 2007: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible 2006: The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
Post by interstateeight on Dec 10, 2011 20:45:15 GMT -8
This thread got me thinking, and now I'm curious, so I'm going to look up every Top Album of the Year for the last decade from cbats' favorite website. Even if they all turn out to be good choices, I'm going to post the results:
2010: Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2009: Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion 2008: Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant EP/Fleet Foxes 2007: Panda Bear - Person Pitch 2006: The Knife - Silent Shout 2005: Sufjan Stevens - Illinois 2004: The Arcade Fire - Funeral 2003: The Rapture - Echoes 2002: Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights 2001: Microphones - The Glow, Pt. 2 2000: Radiohead - Kid A
Post by interstateeight on Dec 10, 2011 17:01:11 GMT -8
I've been away for a few days but I just took a look at that thread, and then I came to this thread, and I would urge everyone to go read that thread start to finish (should take you about forty seconds) and then tell me it was worth saving with a straight face.