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06:04 AM on 07/02/12 
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New Thread Sup.

06:15 AM on 07/02/12 
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Kanye West is the greatest artist of our lifetime.

As of 2012, West has won a total of eighteen Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all-time.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy becoming his fourth consecutive No. 1 album in the U.S. upon release.
West has had 5 songs exceed 3 million in digital sales as of July 2011
"Gold Digger" selling 3,086,000
"Stronger" selling 4,402,000
"Heartless" selling 3,742,000
"E.T." selling over 4,000,000
"Love Lockdown" selling over 3,000,000
placing him third in overall digital sales of the past decade.

He has sold over 30 million digital songs in the United States.

STILL A SCUM BAG though ....

An analysis of federal tax filings reveals that in 2010, the Kanye West Foundation had expenditures totaling $572,383, with the majority going to salaries and other overhead expenses. Meanwhile, the charity gave nothing to charity that year. According to its tax return, West's foundation made precisely $0 in contributions, gifts and grants. And this isn't the first time the Kanye West Foundation has given celebrity charities a bad rap.

In 2009, it was slightly more frugal, spending $553,826 - but of that amount, just $583 went toward charitable endeavors.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...#ixzz1zTFqd9UI
01:25 PM on 07/02/12 
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Kanye is less of a musician because of a Fox News article. Thanks for enlightening me.

I posted some of his impressive list of accomplishments. I didn't say anything about him being less of a musician, just a scum bag for what he did with his foundation. If you're somehow implying "Fox News" or whatever as a non reputable news source ...

Non-Profit Quarterly ...
http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/ph...a-bad-rap.html

jeeze... it's still a scumbag move, I didn't say you shouldn't be a fan or anything.
Gold Digger is still one of my fav jams.

panties.
01:56 PM on 07/02/12 
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It was a good thing when his mother was in charge of it.
Its relevant... its "The Kayne West Foundation."

I still love SophGod.


but Kayne still a scumbag for that shit.
04:05 PM on 07/02/12 
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which staffer's mid-year AOTY list did you guys agree with most? i agreed with mine most.

Best list.
12:22 PM on 07/03/12 
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Wonder Years Tour Dad, John James Ryan shredding the sax with Living With Lions.

Living With Lions cover The Mighty Mighty Bosstones "The Impression That I Get" May 7th, 2011



That looked like fun.
01:08 PM on 07/05/12 
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A bunch of those Premier CDs were released not to long ago from Cold Cuts Merch ? no?
Think I bought one for $5.00 bucks. Was that last year already ???

fuck time flies or my ass is getting way tooo old.

anyways ....



The Drop Kick Soupy's

04:47 AM on 07/06/12 
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after listening to some Koji im fucking stoked for him now. this shits gr8

He is amazing live, really cool set.
DO NOT MISS.
11:52 AM on 07/06/12 
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We scored some last seconds tixs for that TWY - Mixtapes - With The Punches - Handguns Show for Saturday on LI !!!
So Happy !! I totally slept on that shit and it was sold out. So.... no begging the bands for spots.

btw - 3 out of 4 have played a #TeamPagano / Property of Zack House Show, so that's kinda cool.


That last band is simply out of reach at this point, unless I can figure a way to build aliitle cage around Nick and his equipment LOLOL!!
03:29 PM on 07/07/12 
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Currently at The Wonders Years show on LI. It's hot as balls in this place and I just watched Nix86.

Their keyboard player is a sick fuck. How do you jump up and down on the keyboard and balance on that little stand ?? Most Impressive.

Shits gonna real a little later.
06:48 PM on 07/08/12 
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It was way to fucking hot in there but oh sooo awesome

That was HOT AS HELL but such a good time.
05:56 AM on 07/09/12 
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ECC puts on the greatest shows on LI, did you go to day 3 tn?

No, my littlest had field hockey camp.
We had some good friends Young English playing and off course No Good News as well.
I heard The Front Bottoms were awesome as usual.

I talked to Jake Zimmerman (ECC) for a bit on Saturday, he seems like a nice guy and working the scene really hard. Your lucky to have him down there. Saturday was like a love fest for us with Second To Last, Bell weather, Nix86, Major League, With The Punches, Mixtapes, Handguns and TWY.

Solid Day when I get to watch my son doing his guest Vocals on Handguns "Song About You" followed by "Bar Bands" with TWY.
Wish I had some cool interns in the office to discuss these things with, but these kids are really not into the pop punk scene and mostly into Hip Hop, so I tell them how "Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force" "RUNDMC" "Eric B and Rakim" is better then anything and they all laugh at this old dude.

Happy Monday.
10:50 AM on 07/09/12 
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How hot was hot ??

Soupy's shorts were the same color as Nick's when the set started.
Those are some slimy mother fuckers.

07:25 AM on 07/11/12 
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question for you kids ...

Last night my son played a small local show with a few others to help out a touring band coming through.
Nothing huge but there was around 75 kids there total.

The venue PA shit to bed with 2 bands left to play and so many kids left and missed a pretty dope electric / acoustic / whatever you call it / sing along by both bands who made the best out of a shitty situation.

There were alot of new faces but those who stayed were having a blast getting all sweaty and trying extra hard to help the bands get through by dancing screaming and whatnot. Bands played a few cover songs as well so EVERYONE who stayed could get in on the action. Turned out to be a pretty cool thing.

I cant understand why so many kids left. I was shocked how quick kids bolted. Maybe 20 of the 75 stayed and bands were telling everyone WE ARE STILL PLAYING STICK AROUND.

I thought kids would support their scene abit better.

Would you people have left so quick ???
12:33 PM on 07/11/12 
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That's weird that most of them bailed. A few months ago a friend of mine had two touring bands come play a house show, Random Holiday and Batten Down The Hatches. As it was, we got one too many noise complaints and had to shut it down. Another friend of mine went to grab 2 or 3 acoustic guitars, and most people stuck around for an acoustic sing-a-long/hangout sort of thing. Just as awesome, if not better than a full band show.

lol.. BDTH was the band playing when the PA crapped out. How weird is that shit !!!!
They were cool dudes. I would have liked to see them with full mic.



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