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 Everett True

20 Most Read Entries on Collapse Board | January 2013

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Thought I’d switch this to monthly. The top entry is by some distance and then some. 38,252 page views and counting.

Looking down this list is kind of depressing. Nirvana this (four entries), Bowie that (four entries). So much great music that people never bother to check out, mainly because it’s from unfamiliar names.

For example (in order):

1. Secret Memo Regarding Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Reissue Leaked (see featured image)
People not only like to read the same story over and over again, they demand it. Our job is to retell the story, to reinforce the legends, to emphasise the inflexibility of the narrative. (Wallace Wylie)
2. Fuck Bowie
Bowie is, and always has been a phoney. (Mof Gimmers)
3. Deconstructing The Myth | 10 Reasons Why “Secret Memo Regarding Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Reissue Leaked” Is Not For Real (see featured image)
To sum up. I think this memo is probably a spoof. A very cleverly worded and artful spoof for sure… but still a spoof. (Everett True)
4. The Question of Authenticity and Lana Del Rey
Questions about authenticity appear whenever she is mentioned. Questions like, “Is she really an independent artist?” “Can she really sing?” “Does she really write her own songs?” “Does she really edit her own videos?” “Is she a fabrication of Interscope Records?” Even, “Are her lips real?” (Brigette Adair Herron)
5. 15 bands for those who are sick of serious music
Independent music is actually growing sillier, weirder, and more irreverent. (Erika Meyer)
6. Serious Music for Serious People | the continued betrayal of music
Is it any wonder that the pop faction is gathering speed year by year when this is all the consensus can offer by way of an ‘alternative’? (ET)
7. The Greatest Album Ever Made
The greatest album ever made? Right now, I can’t think of another. (ET)
8. Response from a Disgruntled David Bowie fan
“I am no expert but I am a Musician and can recognise true Music when I hear it and also true emotion in Music.” (ET)
8. Song of the day – 552: Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys
Just fuck man and enjoy yourselves and get wasted and listen to sweet, sweet music all life long because this fucking sweet, sweet music is going to last you all life long. (ET)
10. R.I.P HMV (1921-2013) – Some thoughts on growing up and falling apart.
Nothing’s more heartbreaking than being reminded of a time when you thought you had a future, even if it was a no-future, fuck-everybody, gonna-die by the time I’m 30 kinda future. (Neil Kulkarni)
11. some folk really don’t like Weezer these days
A disgruntled Seattle music fan has offered to collect together $10m and give it to Weezer, if only River Cuomo and the gang will do the decent thing and SHUT THE FUCK UP. (ET)
12. Song of the day – 534: Manors
Ssh. Don’t tell anyone. They can be our personal secret pop crush. (ET)
13. An apology to GOD
Maybe if I hadn’t been such a dull-jawed slack-witted alcoholic retard… (ET)
14. How not to interview The Donnas
“So have you all ever done the same guy at the same time?” (EM)
15. The 10 Myths about Kurt Cobain and Nirvana they didn’t want you to read
The real reason Nirvana started recording their demos on a zither, according to Grohl, was because they kept forgetting how to play the guitar on several songs they’d written. (James Flint)
16. Song of the day – 548: David Bowie (the new single reviewed)
Listening to Bowie’s New Song really is a lovely way to start the new day. (ET)
17. That In Utero memo REVIEWED IN PICTURES (see featured image)
If any enterprising website or message board would like to reprint this article in full, could they also include the following sentence? WE ARE LAZY THIEVING CUNTS WHO CAN’T BE BOTHERED TO GENERATE ANY ORIGINAL CONTENT OF OUR OWN BECAUSE WE HAVE NO ORIGINAL IDEAS OF OUR OWN. Thank you. (ET)
18. Back when I could still write… (a love letter to Jon Slade, pt 5)
nice filofax on my desk. smells of leather and the music industry. how i fucking love the smell of the music industry. (ET)
19. Fuck music critics | the new David Bowie single properly reviewed
It’s like pissing in parchment, music reviewing. So here are some pretty videos to describe the new David Bowie single instead. (ET)
20. Five Female-Fronted Rock Bands To Watch in 2013
I don’t seek the heaviest rockers or the baddest shredders. To me, that’s not what is rock’n’roll is about. Rock’n’roll is about laying it on the line. (EM)

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