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Rock critic since 1967, ain't stopping now. Current gigs: Expert Witness at Noisey, Barnes & Noble Review. Is It Still Good to Ya? collection from
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Robert Christgau Feb 14
Source of quote: Dave Hickey's Liberace appreciation "A Rhinestone as Big as the Ritz," which I taught at NYU for years, and which also argues that Liberace made Beatlemania possible.
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Mr. Weeks 🤴🏾 Feb 11
Hillary Clinton lost Michigan by 10,704 votes because of Jill Stein 51,463 votes Hillary Clinton lost Wisconsin by 22, 748 votes because of Jill Stein 31,072 votes Hillary Clinton lost Pennsylvania by 44,492 votes because of Jill 49,941 votes Jill Stein was sitting with Putin
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Robert Christgau Feb 13
This seems right to me. The deal pretty much sucks. I was hoping for--and expecting--more. The lack of explicit limits on ICE's depradations is especially galling.
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Robert Christgau Feb 12
Pazz & Jop '18, you can't hear everything, millennial rappers, Todd Snider overrates me, pop vs. capitalism, Xgau vs, Willis in the latest Xgau Sez, which will go tri-weekly after this edition.
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Robert Christgau Feb 11
Dems must sort the anti-Zionism/anti-Semitism perplex out, as Marshall explains with his trademark sanity. That is, anti-Zionists have a special obligation to think extra hard about anti-Semitism, because anti-Semitism is making a major comeback.
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Robert Christgau Feb 8
A decade after the Box Top/Big Star/pop hypereccentric's death, it's all Alex Chilton all the time in this week's edition of Expert Witness at Noisey!
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Robert Christgau Feb 7
Two months ago another Pazz & Jop essay by moi would have seemed not just highly unlikely but impossible by definition. Yet lo and behold here it is. With a link to the poll itself, whence you can then link to other essays at least as relevant as mine.
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Robert Christgau Feb 7
Just got a promo email for a death metal band called Opprobrium. I have zero interest in death metal, but that's a Hades of a band name. Let's hope they never all-cap it.
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Robert Christgau Feb 6
How about this--all caps sucks wherever. If you're going to yell at everyone in print, make your words do the yelling, not some cheap and easy typographical shitfit. True true true in how you bill yourself--which Wikipedia labels "style" yourself. Truer still in track listings.
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Robert Christgau Feb 1
Replying to @artosghostwrter
Damn. Wondered about that Columbia thing, but looked around and couldn't nail it down. I'll see if I can put a fix in next week. "College" will do fine in that formulation. Thanks. I never resent a fact check.
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Robert Christgau Feb 1
Six of the many faces of an alt-rap that refuses to die even when death looks it in the eye in this week's Expert Witness at Noisey!
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Robert Christgau Jan 31
Taibbi makes the supreme sacrifice--reads Schultz's 368-page campaign autobio cover to cover.
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Robert Christgau Jan 31
I've read a lot about the asinine "Baby It's Cold Outside" "controversy." This is about the best--the best I've seen, anyway. It is the kind of kerfuffle that makes smart people mad.
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Robert Christgau Jan 31
If like me you came in hating Howard Schultz on general principles, a few policy soundbites, and Frump, these details will add some no doubt temporary sunshine to your day.
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Alan Scherstuhl Jan 28
As I used a bodega’s ancient photocopier: Me: Oh, there’s so much pornography back here! Do people still buy porn in print? Clerk: Old people, yes. They do not take pleasure from the internet. Me: And you keep it by the copier? Clerk: Those customers tend to use both.
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Robert Christgau Jan 29
Major-Minor, changing one's mind, changing one's mind again, Robyrt's Robyn, audiology, and a fan letter in the latest edition of Xgau Sez.
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Robert Christgau Jan 29
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Robert Christgau Jan 27
Not what I needed to read at bedtime either, so here's hoping it's top of the morning to you. Just what we needed--the man who turned McCain into a ravening rightwinger buttering up one more multibillionaire who thinks that makes him God's gift to humanity. Disgusting.
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Robert Christgau Jan 26
Writing morning to midnight yesterday, I forgot to tweet four Expert Witness records that mirrored my political despair and rage as events conspire to ease said despair. Ex and Idles up top, civil discourse below, Nancy Pelosi doing her job. Thanks to all.
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Robert Christgau Jan 25
Amen. Used to be a Voice intern. No more of those.
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