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Old 01-04-2023, 03:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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First of all, yes

Tangentially, I have no intention of ever watching this video or learning who Matt Walsh is but since when is following someone on Twitter evidence of anything? For example I follow quite a few Russian nationalists to have my finger on the pulse of regime propaganda, not cause I endorse them
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Old 01-04-2023, 03:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Because Matt Walsh sucks.
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Old 01-04-2023, 05:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I mean I'm sure he's a bottom of the barrel maga streamer or something to that effect but I think it's a bad idea to judge someone by who they follow on social media. I know people do that, which is why I never follow anyone remotely controversial on the Twitter account that's under my real name (as opposed to the anonymous one, where fun is being had)
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Old 01-04-2023, 05:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I mean, I follow a lot of unsavory people, but I'm an overt political junkie. Punk Rock MBA doesn't strike me as someone who wants to know what happens in NY-4. But I did say I was skeptical of the assertion. I hope that's taken into account.
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Old 01-04-2023, 06:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah I used to watch his videos a bunch but as soon as I saw his wife’s YT channel and saw some of the goons he follows on Twitter I immediately unsubbed. No place in my feed for right wing chuds.
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Old 01-04-2023, 09:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Here's a good thread of comments on PRMBA that likely sums up what's really going on. His wife being less normal isn't a condemnation of him though. (but holy eff: https://www.youtube.com/@linh7x/videos)

https://www.reddit.com/r/poppunkers/...punk_rock_mba/

That said, the no-tattoos thing in grounds for divorce.
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Here's a good thread of comments on PRMBA that likely sums up what's really going on. His wife being less normal isn't a condemnation of him though. (but holy eff: https://www.youtube.com/@linh7x/videos)

https://www.reddit.com/r/poppunkers/...punk_rock_mba/

That said, the no-tattoos thing in grounds for divorce.
I tried to read that reddit thread and got nothing out of it. It reminded me of when someone forwards you a six month old email chain at work and is like "see email chain for clarification".
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Old 01-05-2023, 04:56 AM   #18 (permalink)
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He's very pro-cop too, not so punk rock if you ask me.

Also he has a marketing degree, that's enough reason to hate a motherf*cker let's be real, and that's like the whole angle of his YouTube channel, how to make punk more marketable, it's antithetical to what punk rock should be about.

And putting aside all the shady sh*t that's already been discussed, his overall persona is incredibly obnoxious, he comes off as a preachy know it all despite his music knowledge being incredibly surface level if not completely nonexistent when it comes to anything outside of 90s hardcore, he's a 40 something dude who still dresses and acts like he probably did as a teenager and he really comes off as a shallow try hard edgelord, if the opinions he expresses are genuinely his and not just him trying to be provocative then he has quite possibly the worst taste in music I've ever seen in my life, he's blindly dismissive of so many broad styles of music, he's always making over the top generalizations (like calling entire fanbases of bands he dosen't like incels) and he's constantly making declarative statements that go beyond contrarian to just shockingly wrong. His audience mostly consists of kids I imagine because they eat up that kinda sh*t, people who are actually part of the punk scene seem to hate him as much as I do.

As for his wife, I think it's fair to say her right wing political views are likely a reflection of his since he basically groomed her, they started dating when she was a teenager and he was in his thirties.

Just a complete scumbag.
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All good points. I started watching him because it felt nice to relive my teenage scene girl days and watch analytical videos about Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance and such, it filled a niche at the time. But the more I find out about him the more I realize he's a tool. I always kinda thought him kissing Ronnie Radke's ass was a bit sus.
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Anyway I did watch the video and hoo boy it's bad.

Y'all may remember me being quite the indie hater back in the day but hey guess what I grew up, and yet here's a guy in his 40s regurgitating all the same lazy stereotypes that were already getting old 20 years ago. Indie rock is one of the broadest musical categories there is it covers so many different styles and yet he has no problem making the most extreme generalizations about it, saying it all lacks passion and meaning. He's seriously calling Sonic Youth safe and lumping them in with f*cking Munford & Sons? He dismisses Husker Du as nothing but a heavier REM and his go to example is a song from their most commercial, least punk influenced album? Pretty revealing that he uses some girl he knew as a personal anecdote and just comes off as a judgemental assh*le.

Clearly the only purpose of this video was to stir sh*t up and get clicks. If he actually gave a sh*t he could have used this subject as a jumping off point to discuss the commercialization of underground music in general and how terms like "indie" and "punk" are too restrictive and put unrealistic expectations on artists, that would have actually been insightful and interesting but no, instead he just declares that indie rock was always commercial and calls everyone who likes indie music consumerists and all because some of it is used in TV commercials I guess? Nothing to say about how punk rock has been commercialized? I guess not, that would require some self reflection on his part considering he's literally a marketing guy, he'd know a thing or two about consumerism, the nerve of this f*cking guy, seriously.
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