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Derek™ last won the day on December 1

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    Music, design, typography, tea, gatekeeping, irony, sleep, clear vinyl.

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  1. I went last night and don’t regret it, personally. Totally agree that Isaac started to rattle off the rails at the end – musically he felt on point but there were probably 3 different songs where he started the wrong lyrics on a verse and had to back it up / try again. Not a huge deal but by the end I was rooting for him just finish it out. ⚠️ Ignore the rest of this post if you’re not an avid Modest Mouse nerd. Easily the funniest moment of the night, though, was Life of Arctic Sounds as an encore. My immediate thought when they started playing it was “oh shit. Isaac is gonna’ have to remember lyrics and do basic math at the same time? This can’t end well.” And sure enough… it did not. 😂 As anyone familiar with the song can tell you, each line of the song (before the finale) is “And X-hundred miles is a [real] long drive inside a car.” With X starting at 100, and incrementing by 100 to reach 11 hundred miles – which is decidedly too far inside a car. Tallying the miles and going off his vocals, I’m pretty sure he referred to; 100 miles 200 miles 400 miles 500 miles 500 miles 600 miles 900 miles 1000 miles 1100 miles 1200 miles – Isaac ‼️ Alert: mile capacity exceeded; what are you doing? ‼️ And he started to keep going after that, too, but probably realized “thirteen hundred“ is too many syllables that doesn’t roll off the tongue, so he just went quiet and omitted singing during that part with the rest of the band jamming behind him. Then the song wrapped up as normal. I know this doesn’t read as all that funny but if you’re intimately familiar with the band’s b-sides, it was definitely a “you had to be there” kind of moment. Extended outro of Cowboy Dan was god-tier. I loved what they did with JCWAOC. Lighting felt really dynamic and killer. Got Edit the Sad Parts as an encore… honestly, there was a lot to be happy with. I probably wouldn’t catch them on a normal / new album tour, but I’m glad I got to see them play LCW in full. Yeah, I would’ve loved to see the original lineup play. But the few flubs didn’t tarnish the price of admission or the drive to make it happen, for me.
  2. Reflections had way better grooves, riffs, twists, and turns with the songwriting. Moments of it feel like it dips into the post-rock well for me and I think that’s why it clicks so nicely for my ears. Omens feels a little more straightforward with nods to classic prog, which is not my preferred sound at all. For folks who dig that sound, I can see why Omens would have huge appeal. Just my 2¢ on where I’m coming from with my previous statement.
  3. I love and still revisit Reflections quite often, but Omens was a misstep for me. Not terrible by any means but just a downgrade. How’s this new one align to either of those?
  4. Good luck doing a quick video of the covers or spines, and trying to prove that it’s a limited 1st press variant /150 and not a 2022 repress ordered through Amazon.
  5. Unfamiliar with Farm, but that’s a very spicy $40 for 28 minutes of music. (Not as spicy as those OG prices on Discogs though.)
  6. Finally got a chance to listen to this. Amazing. Dude is completely omitting context, and skipping right over the part where he went off the fucking deep end with comments on completely unrelated, personal IG posts outside of relevant comment threads. Really trying to play the victim, evidently? “Well I mean it was a snarky comment so I replied with my own sass and now I’m a bad guy? 🤷‍♂️ Why?” Clown world. Verbatim: “So we do this. And we release the artwork for the re-releases. I’m super stoked on it ‘cause it’s the first time that, like, I’ve actually executed what I want the aesthetic to look like on the covers.” Main problem underlined for emphasis. Maybe just acquire and execute an aesthetic that isn’t completely tepid dog-shit and you wouldn’t have this problem to begin with? Or, I suppose, just stick with your own (gross) artistic vision on this one, and then publicly broadcast how butt-hurt you are about any kind of negative feedback. Yeah. That’s the play. 🤡
  7. I think I’m gonna’ buy that for when I want to feel like shit, and want to accomplish that as loudly as possible.
  8. What’s the story with all the panels on the left wall? Obviously I see the cohesive theme with them, but are they a reference to anything in particular? Or tie into the bands in any way? I feel like I’m completely missing something and my curiosity outweighs the risk of embarrassing myself with ignorance here.
  9. Imgur is real pain in the ass to work with on mobile – or iPhones, anyway. The golden rule seems to be that the URL you paste must end with .png, .gif, .jpg, etc.
  10. Yeah but imagine being one of the 2 dipshits who paid $270+ for a teal on Discogs.
  11. No definitely freak out, I wanna’ see if this will flip in the interim.
  12. …For the initial scramble. Some autographed or lenticular tomfoolery with no mention that a more reasonable version is a week or two away from preordering. And perhaps even then a modest, no-frill version some months down the road. Or it could be a DVD with a new music video, for a song off an album that’s 16 years old. Fully prepared for either.
  13. Tool being Tool and posting Tool things with a #10,000days tag on IG. Not gonna’ get my hopes up but wouldn’t be surprised if they had a lightbulb moment with how much they made off of FI vinyl.