Comments on: Voice‘s choices for the GPB Spring kickoff concert http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/01/29/voices-choices-for-the-gpb-spring-kickoff-concert/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: Vox Populi » Third Eye Blind is playing the Georgetown Spring Kick-Off Concert in April http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/01/29/voices-choices-for-the-gpb-spring-kickoff-concert/comment-page-1/#comment-464842 Mon, 15 Mar 2010 05:02:22 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=13310#comment-464842 […] to their tour schedule, Third Eye Blind is playing at Georgetown University on April 10, which is the planned day of the concert. We couldn’t immediately reach the concert chair of GPB for more details about the […]

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By: Vox Populi » Twuesday Tweetacular: Joe Biden, GPB, and poop water http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/01/29/voices-choices-for-the-gpb-spring-kickoff-concert/comment-page-1/#comment-444124 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 15:07:29 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=13310#comment-444124 […] Whitney McAniff knows which band she’s voting for out of the eight options GPB gave to students. […]

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By: Daniel Cook http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/01/29/voices-choices-for-the-gpb-spring-kickoff-concert/comment-page-1/#comment-443847 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 01:02:58 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=13310#comment-443847 @Not Jason Clark:

Valid point about the “How many Third Eye Blind songs do you actually know?” line, although I’m not sure why you think the Arctic Monkeys are an exception.

To clarify, it’s more of a comment on how people (such as yourself) think that someone recognizable guarantees “an event that everyone can enjoy.” I agree that 95% of the people would “enjoy” singing the four Third Eye Blind songs they know until they lose interest and realize the rest of their catalog is god-awful. It’s sort like what you say about Super Mash Bros — you might as well throw it on during your pregame because you’ll at least save yourself the trouble of walking over to McDonough to hear exactly what you expect. (Lord knows, I could always use another go-round with the songs I heard on my to school back in the ’90s.)

If the purpose of this list were to rank “which of these bands would secure the largest audience at the Spring Kickoff,” Third Eye Blind would be higher and the Dirty Projectors would be dead last– but it’s not. It’s about who will be on the highest-quality show, which I personally believe is the Lips. So unless you want to extol the (literally) unsung cuts lodged deep in Third Eye Blind’s discography, or point out the under-rated showmanship of these guys, I think we can agree to disagree.

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By: lol wut http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/01/29/voices-choices-for-the-gpb-spring-kickoff-concert/comment-page-1/#comment-443538 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 16:35:07 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=13310#comment-443538 @M: So, you comment to criticize the article’s taste, attempt to prove your superior taste by highlighting the fact that you listen to the Starbucks compilation, and then refuse to listen to anyone who criticizes your taste. I think what may be happening here is that you suffer from being unable to deal with the fact that maybe – jut maybe – there are people in the world who disagree with you.

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By: Not Jason Clark http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/01/29/voices-choices-for-the-gpb-spring-kickoff-concert/comment-page-1/#comment-443090 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 04:46:54 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=13310#comment-443090 The Flaming Lips are a terribly, terribly overrated act. To be frank, I can’t believe you’d put Third Eye Blind last on this list (and behind Dirty Projectors AND Super Mash Bros). Seriously. This is meant to be an event that everyone can enjoy. If I wanted to get the full Super Mash Bros experience I would turn on my iPod during a pregame – and I would know because I’ve seen them live (it’s what you’d expect). Dirty Projectors will appeal to all of, I’d say, 1/8 of the Georgetown community, and not even every one in that crowd would want to see them at this type of event. “How many Third Eye Blind songs do you actually know? (I’ll give you a hint, you can count them on one hand.)” – funny I can say that about every artist on this list save Super Mash Bros and Arctic Monkeys (which would also be a solid choice). Take that test yourself.

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By: C http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/01/29/voices-choices-for-the-gpb-spring-kickoff-concert/comment-page-1/#comment-442939 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:59:43 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=13310#comment-442939 Um, the Flaming Lips would be absolutely insane, but there’s one name that hasn’t come up at all yet and that’s My Morning Jacket. Anyone who’s been to a show can tell you that they have a tremendously awesome concert. I’ve seen my share of shows (including the Flaming Lips) and I can safely say that I have never seen anything quite like MMJ.

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By: M http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/01/29/voices-choices-for-the-gpb-spring-kickoff-concert/comment-page-1/#comment-442883 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:17:12 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=13310#comment-442883 The fact that you had to criticize my version of “good taste” at the end of your post makes me not take you seriously, at all, since you obviously didn’t take mine seriously. Good work!

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By: lol wut http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/01/29/voices-choices-for-the-gpb-spring-kickoff-concert/comment-page-1/#comment-442873 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:44:00 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=13310#comment-442873 that said, dirty projjies would be brutal.

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By: lol wut http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/01/29/voices-choices-for-the-gpb-spring-kickoff-concert/comment-page-1/#comment-442872 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:42:11 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=13310#comment-442872 @M: you make it sound like we only get hipster bands. Not, for instance, T-Pain, Coolio, and Fountains of Wayne. A little mixing up never hurt anyone.
Unrelated – I also find it funny that Dave Brubeck, Bela Fleck, and Dar Williams are examples of good taste. You probably like your coffee acrid and vaguely burnt-tasting, too.

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By: M http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/01/29/voices-choices-for-the-gpb-spring-kickoff-concert/comment-page-1/#comment-442824 Sun, 31 Jan 2010 22:33:36 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=13310#comment-442824 God forbid we should get a band that’s popular outside the hipster set. Nickelback may not exactly be particularly deep or unique, but they’re a top 40 band for a reason – and no, the reason is NOT because most of America is made up of fucking idiots. Nickelback/bands like them/NOT like the Dirty Projectors are on my iTunes playlist right next to Dave Brubeck, Béla Fleck, Dar Williams, and yes, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Kris Allen. Leave me and Nick Lachey the hell alone.

Or, alternatively, you can just keep giving me reasons not to take seriously Voice’s entertainment sections, including anything written on Vox by primary bloggers and all commenters.

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