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Ryan Adams responds to Courtney Love’s, “Hey, you ripped my daughter off!” charges

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It’s only fair I link to Stereogum’s coverage of the (as described well by one of the commenters, “It’s like watching the embodiment of syphilis and herpes fight.”) Ryan Adams v. Courtney Love discussion.

If you can’t be bothered (and I wouldn’t advise you be), you can just read what Adams has to say here:

to whom it may concern,

these days i find myself working harder than ever at being at my best, overcoming my fears and pushing myself creatively in my every endeavor. my only wish after the work is completed is that it may prove further evidence that no matter how isolated we all may all feel at times, as sad or misrepresented, we are not alone. there’s hope for and within each of us.

I’ve been dealing with the truth that i have at times been a bad example and/or glorified self destructive behavior. this was never intentional, but rather a consequence of leading a public life in plain sight and never expecting any sort of preferential treatment, isolation or protection.

Regardless of varied judgments as to my cultural relevance, i am thankfully alive and exercising my joy in creating. i only hope anyone who hears, reads or sees any of my contributions will permit the work to speak where i cannot.

i’ve realized and accepted that if people decide to dislike me, they’re going to find reasons to justify disliking me. there’s nothing i can do about that. that said, it still does pain me to be accused of fictional crimes against innocents or to be implicated in romantic gossip involving the possibly reality-challenged–however unreliable the source or outlandish the accusations. in the end, however, i know that i have never done or even meant anyone any harm.

anyway, the lives of public figures are so much more boring than anyone can imagine. honestly.

and also i like metal. A LOT. (even more than last time).

I’m not really sure I see an explicit denial of anything there. But oh well, at least there’s “hope for and within us.”

Denny’s is trying to be hip. Trying to appeal to the teenage diner-going audience. But which one does not belong? I’m going to hazard a guess and say, “What the fuck is Eagles of Death Metal doing there?” Maybe it’s just me, but that seems like an incredibly random choice to include in a breakfast dish, let alone a breakfast dish with the other bands described in the article. Does anyone even listen to Eagles of Death Metal? I do every once in awhile, I mean, but really, are they popular enough to get heart-shaped pancakes? This, I ask you!

So the NME (which someone laughed at me for reading stuff on their website) is all, “Yo, Gibby Hanes from the Butthole Surfers got all freaked out at a show.” I saw Anton Newcombe do much the same thing to a sound guy and there wasn’t a fight. No one got kicked in the head. No one was “fucking love.” No one had the Butthole Surfers’s bad teeth.

Okay, okay. Like, no one reading this is going to agree, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Electric Six. Their new video isn’t that absurd at all. I’ve been to Detroit and there really are guys in raptor masks and other guys with boas and short shorts. Fact. Don’t dispute; fact.

From the NME again (ooooo), Britney Spears is supposedly getting all S&M in here. Have to say it: she’s a slave 4 u. Just shoot me now.


Written by M

July 31, 2008 at 2:43 pm

WTF Videos

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Music video is a strange art from. While most videos are generally kind of bland, the ones on either end tend to push the extreme. They can be epic and beautiful (don’t even act like you didn’t cry the first time you saw November Rain, we both know you did), they can be edgy and terrifying (Come to Daddy scares the crap out of me), or they can make a statement (Bastards of Young does it by doing almost nothing at all). But then there are the videos that get their own special category–the kind that just sort of make you blink and say “Wait, what?” This post is dedicated to a few of those marvelous gems.

Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
I admit, I have kind of a soft spot for it, but this is still one of the schmaltziest songs ever written. Nothing about it suggests ninjas, bikers, football players or flying alien choirboys, but there they are. And what’s up with that ending, exactly?

Rock DJ by Robbie Williams
Is Robbie a prisoner in a futuristic roller derby? Is he a stripper? Is he a Vincent Price creation? Things are weird enough when the dancing deviant decides to remove his meager briefs, but it goes to a whole other level when (at around 3 minutes in), he decides to remove his skin, and then begins to toss his gory muscle tissue on the disaffected skater girls. Yeah.

Frontier Psychiatrist by The Avalanches
I was with this one until the dude with the turtle body appeared. By the time the bird and monkey were dancing and the mariachi band showed up, my brain had pretty much exploded.

Gay Bar by Electric Six
I only have one question. Why Abe Lincoln?

And finally,

Golimar by Chiranjeevi
I would not normally put a parody video here, since that would kinda defeat the point, but this dude is apparently an award-winning actor. I really can’t tell if he’s taking the piss here or if this is a tribute, but either way it’s pretty damn crazy.

Written by Sarah K

June 25, 2008 at 3:36 pm