Who's Ripping Me Off Now?
It started off innocently enough. Back in July, Idolator ran an item titled "Please Explain The Appeal of Ray LaMontagne To Me."
Of course, "Please Explain to Me ..." is a regular Post Rock feature, first appearing back in April. But that's a relatively minor transgression.
And sorry, Idolator, we still can't help you with Ray LaMontagne.
On Sept. 30, I posted an item, "Janet Jackson's Trying to Fool Us", in which I partook in some good ol' baseless theorizing, just like a good blogger should. This was right before a long string of postponements on her Rock Witchu Tour became big news. I claimed she was suffering mainly from low ticket sales.
Then, on Oct. 7, Yahoo music blogger Billy Johnson, Jr. posted an item, "Janet Doesn't Wanna Rock Right Now," saying ... well, basically everything I said a week earlier. Except his post got 1,155 comments and mine got 3. But again, I'm willing to let this one slide because it's not like everyone out there in Nothing-Better-To-Do-Land wasn't eventually speculating on this.
But this week was the tipping point.
A couple of items for you to look at.
First, my interview with Love As Laughter, posted on July 16. The first line:
"Love as Laughter is one of those bands that are easy to root for."
Now we have Pitchfork's review of LAL's album "Holy," published on Oct. 15. The first line:
"Love as Laughter have never been tough to root for."
To quote Gob Bluth: Come on!
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