That's too bad that Danny Brown has a hype man behind him now, the two times I've seen him he just had a very very white DJ who mouthed the words behind him. But uh, yeah, if your group was easily offended then you definitely couldn't stay, he's not exactly PC...
I wouldn't say they are that easily offended, it wasn't your typical "fuck a bitch fuck a ho" type comment. It came off more like, "all women are fucking dumb." And yes, his very white DJ was also there.
Danny Brown (and Schoolboy Q) performed with A$AP Rocky and his crew of fuckheads later that night while I was flying solo. It was such a train wreck that I couldn't look away. I ended up watching it for 20 minutes.
I'll never understand how filling the stage with a bunch of people screaming different catch phrases while you rap is a good idea. It's like if I was going to read poetry, and gave extra microphones to Gilbert Godfrey, Roseanne Barr, Ray Lewis, Sam Kinnison, and the lead singer of Napalm Death, and said, "you know what, just do your thing while I'm out there." And you know those guys think they're killing it every night. "Yo dawg, remember when all six of us were singing different songs at the same time? Man, the crowd was eating that shit up yo."
I caught the first half of Danny Brown. He was fairly legible, and I like his voice and flow, but I never enjoy the "hype man" style of hip-hop live, where you have a bunch of people running around stage yelling a bunch of different things. It was only Danny Brown and one hype guy, but that hype guy had enough annoyance to make it seem like there were more of him. My Danny Brown experience ended when the hype man yelled out something along the lines of, "Bitches ain't nuthin but a bunch of dumb ass hos." Since I had bitches in my crew, it was time to leave.
There was a pretty funny moment when Danny Brown finished one of his verses with, "I'm the black Brad Pitt, I'm the Black Brad Pitt, suck my dick." Then he kept repeating the phrase like it was the chorus of the song (maybe it is?). For some reason, this comment became my battle cry for the rest of the weekend. I must have called myself the black Brad Pitt while mimicking Danny's voice fifty times (suck my dick).
I was just reading about some other guys the M's are interested in. They are talking Billy Butler and "they would conceivably part with young, high-end pitching to acquire him. Butler is under contract through 2014 with a club option for 2015, though the Royals are unsure if they have enough offense to move him right now."
Apparently I'm terrible at chores like writing reviews. Badchoices, I'm letting you down.
So here's a mini review of Omar:
I was extremely disappointed when he didn't show Friday. I'm a Mars Volta fan. I was basically stalling my crew near the orange stage because Omar was supposed to be there, and he was ten minutes late. I had to know what the shit was going on. I finally heard a staff member make the announcement, "his bus broke down, we really hope we can fit him in later this weekend. He's sorry." That wasn't word for word, but it was very sincere for both Omar and the festival organizers.
"Fuck" I thought. He'll never get "fit in" later this weekend. Turns out some rapper who canceled the festival last year did so again this year, and Omar was back on. I only figured this out because the festival updated their website with Omar playing in said rapper's place. The first thing I did every morning was to check that days lineup on my phone, just so I knew how much time I had to kill in Austin before I had to arrive. I mentioned above, I didn't even want to go back to that festival after day one.
I did check in on the board that weekend, and ya'll stated what I already knew, so thanks for that. Had I not randomly discovered this information, ya'll were on point.
I got to see Omar from a far. I caught more than half of his set, and it was fantastic. Like I mentioned above, there were no monitors there, and I was near the back, so I didn't get a great view, but kick fucking ass. The last time I saw Omar (at Coachella 2011), he had a high school yelper kid fronting his band, and it was so fucking annoying. The chick fronting his band this time around was powerful, like YYY and Flo tha Machine powerful. I love her. I love her. I love her.
In reply to Chud and Stamper, I agree with a lot of what you say. The Marlins are idiots for considering parting with Stanton, but their gigantic trade with the Blue Jays was nothing more than a salary dump. One could argue the A's got a better return by trading Gio.
If you're going to rebuild, you can't go half-way. Royals fans understand this. It makes zero sense to give away established major league talent for fringe prospects if the goal is to compete in two or three years (unless the Marlins have the greatest farm system in baseball, which I'm pretty sure they don't). Four years from now, Stanton will likely be gone, so why not get a gigantic haul for your best asset before that asset walks? You've already given up on competing while Stanton will be around.
I think Chud's trade proposal is more accurate than mine. My thought was the Marlins would want Major League ready talent (like Straily and Griffin) rather than lower level prospects, and Reddick is similarly cost controlled as Stanton. With as much (warranted) shit as the Marlins ownership are getting for this rebuild, they need a cost controlled power hitter to replace Stanton if they make a trade. Reddick and Stanton both play RF, and the A's will have to rid themselves of at least one OFer to make this work.
I also agree Yunel isn't a good idea, but I think he's really good defensively, which is why I keep hearing teams are interested in him. He hates gays though, and there are a lot of gays in the bay area, so it's probably a bad fit.
Gotta love Seattle media pretending we are front runners on a big free agent again. Josh Hamilton is not going to be a Mariner. I can't see that happening. I don't really care about some of the red flags that would come with him because we are desperate for some offense. I would actually be super stoked for him to be on the team. It will be just like last year though (how we were front runners for Prince)
I think Seattle is a perfect fit for Hamilton. They LOVE signing free agents with red flags. I've mentioned it before, but they routinely have one of the highest payrolls in the AL, yet still suck every year. I was the happiest person on the planet when they signed Chone to that ridiculous contract. Hamilton is going to take the most guaranteed money he can get, then fade into obscurity, ala Chan Ho Park.
It has nothing to do with me liking Menomena. I am an advocate of supporting local music. Most of us are here because we don't subscribe to the theory that the radio tells us who we should listen to. We all have our favorite local bands we support in the hopes that they someday make it big. We buy their music, we go see their shows, we tell our friends all about them, we try to catch them live every chance we get. Some nights I pick a random venue to see bands I've never heard of just to show support for local music.
You have spent three years and over 12,000 posts trying to convince people you know what you're talking about. You underestimate how many people will read this, and how many of them trust your opinion. Then you come out and take a cheap shot against a local band I support, a shot that is not only incorrect, but absurd. I don't support bands who suck live. Yes, Menomena's first album was weird, it makes sense you liked it. They are a typical indie rock band now, so it makes sense you don't like them. You hated that show before you even stepped in the venue, that's fine too. But to tell the internet "they suck live" because you don't care for their music anymore is idiotic, and it makes me realize that you don't give a shit about supporting local music at all. You care more about your reputation than theirs.
Talking shit about Soundgarden and Muse is fine. Make fun of the millionaires all you want, I've got no issue with that. But if this is what you're coming with when discussing the little guys, the best way for you to support local music is to never go see local bands. That way you won't try to convince the internet the bands that play the type of music you don't like suck live.
If I went on an internet quest to convince anyone who will listen that Alexis Gideon sucks live, you might understand my point.
The fact is Menomena is an extremely talented group of multi-instrumentalists who are very tight live. If you listen to their albums, there is always five to ten different sounds occurring simultaneously, and they somehow do a decent job of translating that live.
I've seen them about ten times, pre and post Brent, and they most certainly have never "sucked live." The notion that anything they do live actually "sucks" is beyond stupid.
Of course it's a different band without Brent. One third of the band is gone, it won't ever be the same. The remaining members didn't forget how to play their instruments because Brent is no longer there. They are actually enjoying themselves on stage much more now that Brent is gone, because it's well known that the remaining members absolutely despised Brent before the separation.
I understand being upset the guy you like is gone, I know Menomena fans who feel the same way. They don't go around claiming Menomena now sucks live, because they don't pull random shit out of their asses and call it gold.
You were just disappointed that the guy who wrote the song you like five years ago is no longer in the band, and once you realized they weren't going to play that song, you left early to catch the last bus home to avoid paying for a cab.
The support for my claim is that I saw them live and I thought they sucked. It's an opinion, based on experience. They were sloppy. Half of the songs, those complex rhythms that are the essence of Menomena's music were all muddy. And the others were played at half-tempo so that they could get it right.
Now you are completely talking out of your ass to try to justify your comment.
And you are so far from accurate, it's amusing to me.