Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

July 9th, 2010 - 1:37 am § in True/Slant

Another sign that 50 Cent is irrelevant

B.I.G. news in the hip-hop world: 50 Cent has a beef with someone. So, he took to Twitter to protest the latest, gravest event hurting the hip-hop community with a petition. Diddy’s exploitation of the Notorious B.I.G. [via Rap Radar/The Daily Swarm]: Enough is enough, Biggie’s name shou[...]

June 4th, 2010 - 2:36 am § in True/Slant

Music and the Media, Part 4: 'The Man' vs. The Music

A massive argument amongst indie music bloggers spilled over Twitter on Thursday. Or, in real terms, a blip on Twitter’s scanner brought up some pretty big concepts about how new music is transmitted dispersed online, and right from the keyboards of a few “big” name indie bloggers.[...]

June 1st, 2010 - 12:55 am § in True/Slant

ROFL: M.I.A.'s response to the New York Times article

OMG! On Sunday, M.I.A. posted da “truff” about that New York Times profile on the blinged-out N.E.E.T. blog. So what is the real truth behind Lynn Hirschberg’s article? Well, it’s not all that different than what Hirschberg wrote – just tossed up on a tacky, borderline-[...]

May 28th, 2010 - 2:10 am § in True/Slant

M.I.A.'s sloganeering: not quite Joe the Plumber

The word “terrorist” pops up seven times in Lynn Hirschberg’s New York Times profile of M.I.A. Within the context of the article, “terrorist” appeared to be something of a default word for M.I.A.: whereas others fill spaces in their sentences with “um” and &[...]

May 19th, 2010 - 2:51 am § in True/Slant

McLovin starts band that gets attention because McLovin is in it

All New York Magazine‘s Vulture blog needed was a short headline and YouTube video to get the point across: McLovin Is in a Band! Yep. McLovin is in a band. Stop the Internetz! Such news is of vital importance, especially when actor-musician Christopher Mintz-Plasse is referred to as the nickn[...]

May 14th, 2010 - 2:58 pm § in True/Slant

Why does iTunes get all the Treats?

On Tuesday, two of the most anticipated indie albums saw their official releases. The National dropped High Violet, an album that put Twitter users into a cumulative tizzy when The New York Times streamed the album in full a few weeks ago. The other album is Treats, the debut by Brooklyn “it&#[...]

May 6th, 2010 - 2:52 am § in True/Slant

Sampled Reviews: Broken Social Scene

Pitchfork Reviews Reviews, an intelligent and humorous site that critiques album reviews by the popular alt-music site Pitchfork, uploaded a keen little video the other day. The video is a review of a song by Francis and the Lights, and the on-screen action is a written review that follows the pace [...]

May 3rd, 2010 - 6:38 pm § in True/Slant

Justin Bieber and DIY: What's in a punk?

Love Justin Bieber, but afraid to reveal it to your punk rock friends? Do you tell your friends that the music you’re blasting on your iPod is the latest pop sensation when it’s really Black Flag’s Damaged? Wish these two worlds could finally meet? Well, XLR8R and Exclaim! music wr[...]

April 18th, 2010 - 7:44 pm § in True/Slant

You Say Party! We Say Die! drummer dies

Sunday afternoon, NME reported the death of Devon Clifford, drummer for Canadian power-punk band You Say Party! We Say Die!: You Say Party! We Say Die!‘s drummer Devon Clifford passed away this morning (April 18), after collapsing during the bands gig in Vancouver on Friday. Clifford was 30[...]

March 5th, 2010 - 6:01 pm § in True/Slant

'Community' picked up for a second season

I don’t tend to follow too many TV shows, so I was excited when my Twitter feed blasted this at the top of my screen [via Donald Glover]: Community just got picked up for a second season. That’s right. “Community” will have a second season. If you haven’t had the distin[...]

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