Pitchfork rips are fun and entertaining
Pitchfork ribbing is kind of like kickball, something people do perennially and with no really good reason. It's like baseball, right?
It's been a minute since our tasteful overlords got some mud in their face, especially of their own making. So what a relief it was to see this morning, amidst the birthpocalypse erupting on Twitter, one internet addict start up a solid little hashtag requiring nothing more than paying attention and copy-pastes: #pitchforkfrontpage.
Nick Sylvester is dude's name, and he plays in a band. More relevant to this conversation though, is how he used to review music for Pitchfork (like ripping Man Man a new one as they earned an 8.3 rating, eye-cross style), and so is qualified (everything's relative!) to point out the beautifully ridiculous blurbs that Pitchfork regularly employs on their homepage. At least Pitchfork's jocular founder (and Minnesotan, so local angle accomplished!) Ryan Schreiber got a kick out of it. No word what Mark Richardson thinks.
"Gang Gang Dance's Liz Bougatsos discusses Angry Birds, bedsheet thread counts, and Lil' Kim vs. Nicki Minaj." #pitchfork
"DJ Quik spoke to us about True Grit, boxers vs. briefs, and the world's worst root canal." #pitchforkfrontpage
"Panda Bear sits down with us to discuss his favorite flavors of tea, Dirty Sanchez, and being a good father." #pitchforkfrontpage
"Antony Hegarty pulls up a chair to discuss Jonathan Franzen, the first time he saw Pee-Wee Herman, and heroin." #pitchforkfrontpage
"We talk to Wavves' Nathan Williams about L.A. car culture, eating sandwiches, and his theory about 9/11." #pitchforkfrontpage
"Bethany Cosentino shares her opinions on one-ply toilet paper, Drexel's Class, and her love of toe cheese." #pitchforkfrontpage
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