Papa Universe
former sputnik\'s home post-punk maester

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Last Active 12-23-19 9:27 pm
Joined 09-16-14

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  • Slex A lot of eclectic post-punk releases this year, wish you were here bud
    September 27 03:06 PM
  • Slex Love you my friend missing ya today
    May 12 01:22 PM
  • neekafat love/miss you thinking of you
    April 30 07:09 PM
  • TheSpirit saw your name pop up in a thread and just had to say hi. hope youre restin easy bud
    March 31 08:55 PM
  • Slex You are still missed bud, never forgotten
    November 29 05:39 PM
  • kevbogz new Turnstile could really use one of ur reviews pops
    September 4 11:26 PM
  • Darius The Imposter Miss you everytime i load up this site man.
    February 7 04:45 PM
  • ian b merry late christmas scrooge, hope you broke a bottle of eggnog on jesus' head up there for me
    December 27 02:50 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD you live?
    November 26 11:28 AM
  • ian b miss you still man, wish i could write a review and have you still be the first comment with some dad joke ass pun again. youre gonna be missed man.
    November 26 05:40 AM
  • Ronike RIP
    October 30 12:15 AM
  • Valzentia RIP :(
    October 10 04:21 AM
  • Cygnatti Rip dude, you were a good one
    October 9 04:13 PM
  • Slex Gonna miss ya a hell of a lot bud
    October 9 04:32 AM
  • Darius The Imposter rest in peace you legend, see u in heaven
    October 8 07:16 PM
  • Uzumaki Miss you, Pops; hope you?re doing alright.
    August 29 07:49 PM
  • Slex Miss u Papa
    August 26 02:28 AM
  • AnimalsAsSummit Hey Papa been too long man
    August 16 08:06 PM
  • neekafat "Things aren't the same without someone making a 'pos' joke on my reviews." [2] hope you're taking care bud
    May 20 05:15 AM
  • osmark86 hope you're doing well
    April 27 02:02 PM
  • JustJoe. missing you, unique
    April 2 09:24 AM
  • MarsKid Whatever is going on in your life--I understand you do not wish to disclose it--I can only hope you are at peace. Things aren't the same without someone making a 'pos' joke on my reviews.
    March 24 04:36 PM
  • MarsKid I don't know if I ever thanked you enough for the support and kindness you always demonstrated towards me. You and Steak have probably been the most frequent visitors to my review threads, and it was always such a confidence boost to have a friendly face hanging around, providing entertaining commentary on the daily. That compassion that you so selflessly gave to me, especially when I didn't feel deserving of it whatsoever, is something I am so appreciative of.
    March 24 04:35 PM
  • neekafat are you alive
    March 11 12:59 AM
  • Divaman Hey Papa, hope you're doing well. Have you got a song for us for March? The theme is "Winter".
    March 9 10:07 PM
  • Divaman Hey Papa, have you got a song for us this month?
    February 5 12:30 AM
  • SlothcoreSam Yo, Check last years Yeesh - Saw You Up There, album. Think you will enjoy it.
    January 28 04:43 AM
  • SandwichBubble Hey man, just wanted to check in (if you're lurking). I'm at about 50 entries for the post-punk list, sorry it's taking so long. It's hard to find copies of some of the older albums.
    January 22 02:43 PM
  • bgillesp
    January 18 02:32 AM
  • bgillesp appreciate if ya checked my decade list pt 1.
    January 17 03:50 AM
  • ian b hmm, give me 3-5 albums to listen to/review, lol i need some good recs from a sputnik elder while i try to get back into my creative zone
    January 11 03:39 AM
  • Divaman Say Papa, have you got a song for us this month? This month's theme is your best song of the 2010's.
    January 7 01:30 PM
  • bgillesp You gonna make a year or decade end list?
    January 5 05:49 AM
  • bgillesp I realize that now yes
    January 5 05:48 AM
  • heck Does this sound familiar to you?
    January 4 10:38 PM
  • bgillesp Did you not know they were gone?
    December 26 10:57 PM
  • bgillesp What happened to your ratings??
    December 26 03:49 PM
  • neekafat thanks hoss
    December 19 11:39 PM
  • neekafat I might have just booked another feature--paid this time, which would put me in a very good place
    December 19 06:44 AM
  • neekafat Not too bad then (;
    December 19 06:44 AM
  • neekafat Jeez man that's tough :/ haven't gotten that low yet but who knows. And yes, 21 (;
    December 18 09:15 AM
  • neekafat Things are a bit crazy but mostly good. Don't exactly have a place rn so I've been apartment hopping
    December 15 07:23 PM
  • neekafat yeah!
    December 13 11:16 PM
  • neekafat papa noooooooooooo
    December 13 09:39 AM
  • neekafat I don't have the patience to wait ):
    December 12 08:24 PM
  • neekafat oh boy
    December 12 08:51 AM
  • neekafat late life? are you dying?
    December 9 01:25 AM
  • neekafat is ironic the correct word in this context?
    December 8 11:22 PM
  • neekafat Is this your mid life crisis
    December 8 05:44 PM
  • neekafat tf just happened
    December 8 01:40 AM
  • ZombieToyDuck but doing well just work work work how are you?
    December 5 07:00 PM
  • ZombieToyDuck this dead man ain't dead yet!
    December 5 06:59 PM
  • Divaman Yw. Good to hear from you.
    November 9 08:08 PM
  • Divaman Hey Papa. Just sending you some well wishes and good vibes. Hope you're doing OK this fall season.
    November 7 10:30 PM
  • Trifolium Hi! The new Song Of The day thread is opened and you haven't participated yet. Care to join again this month? We would be happy with the recs!
    November 4 07:06 PM
  • garas Then I'll still hope things will get better!!
    November 4 05:23 PM
  • AsleepInTheBack You alive big papa? It's been a while, hope you're doing alright
    November 1 11:54 PM
  • garas How are things, Papa U?
    October 28 10:08 PM
  • SandwichBubble Now that I can't guarantee, but hey, I'll try. Just so you know: me quoting you calling everyone a twat probably won't be as impactful. I don't exactly have a "commanding presence" around here. :0)
    October 21 11:03 PM
  • SandwichBubble Received the email, you have my trusted word that I'll post a list around October of 2020. Barring an indefinite sputnik crash or something. | I know it'll sound a bit mushy, but I've missed your presence on the site. Really, truly mean that. Take care, man.
    October 13 01:38 PM
  • SandwichBubble Will definitely do that, just send it to the same email. | Just so you know, I've been getting through the post-punk list and I posted a sample writeup on my list here:
    October 11 10:35 PM
  • Divaman Hi Papa. Hope you're feeling better these days. If you want to rec a song for October, you should do it soon. The list is filling up crazy fast this month. Thanks.
    October 1 11:10 PM
  • Deathconscious into your face.
    September 27 11:15 PM
  • Deathconscious piss
    September 27 08:54 PM
  • Deathconscious AdolfChrist
    September 27 06:39 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD give true chance to Inter Arma's Sulphur...its a damn beast man
    September 21 03:49 PM
  • garas True that, I'm sorry. I just wanted to stay optimist.
    September 18 07:28 AM
  • SandwichBubble Thanks, that helps. Will probably start listening to some of the albums, but I gotta say: considering how hectic my schedule is these days, it might be a few (3-4) months before the list would be posted. I'll try and get a few in per day :)
    September 17 05:50 PM
  • garas Don't say that :[ Best wishes!!!
    September 17 05:05 PM
  • garas Hi Papa U, how are you? You're very inactive lately, I hope you're fine.
    September 17 04:50 PM
  • butt. No, lol it just seems like people are disappearing lately
    September 17 01:26 PM
  • SandwichBubble Yep, received it. So the highlighted entries are already on previous lists then. Will get started on it as soon as I can. Hope I can do it justice.
    September 17 12:44 AM
  • butt. where are you
    September 12 03:00 PM
  • Storm In A Teacup Hope you're having a good day/night
    August 22 06:15 AM
  • ian b i can strongly relate to that lol, the only pieces i'm working on are collaborative ones to give me motivation. speaking of such, would you be interested in writing a collaborative review for a classic that i'm sure we both have something to say about? i dont wanna spoil it per say, but i'll just say it rhymes with Burn Off The Fright Nights lmao
    August 20 09:00 PM
  • ian b you still around? or are you jumping the sput ship too hahah
    August 20 03:24 AM
  • budgie shut up papa
    August 18 07:57 PM
  • budgie tacos burritos tortas enchiladas chimichangas
    August 18 07:38 PM
  • budgie wats ur favorite mexican food
    August 18 07:09 PM
  • deathschool I?m you but stronger
    August 17 08:15 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit New LP out if you get to it -
    August 17 03:47 PM
  • DoubleDD I know, disappointing, no fresh blood. Just tired doof meat.
    August 12 06:49 PM
  • DoubleDD I am a banned temp Doof account - normal service will be resumed soon
    August 12 05:23 PM
  • Storm In A Teacup idk about Fargo but you should look up Internet Comment Etiquette on youtube. it matches you.
    August 6 08:34 PM
  • Storm In A Teacup my life skills teacher. i think you are Erik, or one of his students.
    August 5 10:17 PM
  • Storm In A Teacup are you Erik
    August 5 05:19 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Hey Paps just been checking some of your post-punk albums from your lists, there's some really good s*** in there, and the write ups are awesome. I just listened to a great album from an Aussie punk blues band and thought you might like it. The band is called Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, album is a late last year release called Good Citizens. Anyway, thanks again for your lists.
    August 1 05:10 AM
  • garas Good to see you back, and I'm very honest about it! I know, I'm clearly far from being an remarkable user here, but I hope everything will be alright with you. Wishing you all the bests!
    July 29 08:22 PM
  • Divaman Just glad to see you back, pal. Do what you need to do to take care of yourself.
    July 29 08:17 PM
  • SandwichBubble The jokes are a symptom of being in the med field, it's the most popular/effective coping mechanism without a doubt. :) | Send over the google doc whenever you can. | Last mushy comment for now: admire you closing all the loose ends in life, some people (me) wouldn't have that kind of foresight/drive. Stick around this hellhole of a site as long as you can, fella.
    July 29 08:12 PM
  • BlazinBlitzer Hey, Papa Uni! Thanks for checking up on me. Things have been going pretty good, but I've been really busy over the Summer with volunteer work, vacations, etc. Over the past few days, I've finally been able to get back on the swing of things with albums and songs. The main thing I gotta prepare myself for is that decade-end list lol. There's a ton of stuff I've yet to listen to.
    July 29 08:04 PM
  • SandwichBubble I'm sorry to hear about your health, really. Obviously I didn't know how serious it actually was or I wouldn't have been making sly jokes in the rec comp thread. I'd be honored to continue the series in the event you couldn't anymore (hopefully not for a very long while). Just tell me what I'd need to do/send over whatever you need to. |
    July 29 08:02 PM
  • SandwichBubble Only for a couple minutes, I need to get to bed soon. Go ahead I guess.
    July 29 07:49 PM
  • Friday13th Papa, you got a vote for the final, Pulsar v. Wobbler?
    July 28 04:51 PM
  • garas I haven't seen any comment on anything from you lately, I hope you're alright Papa U. !
    July 27 03:44 PM
  • SlothcoreSam Sup? Long time no post.Hope all is well.
    July 25 11:52 PM
  • DoofDoof Ah neat, you got to the Young Gods album
    July 22 03:10 PM
  • Friday13th Hey Papa, can you muster the will to vote Mercury Tree or Unreal City? We might be stuck without you LOL
    July 20 08:40 PM
  • Trifolium is awesome. Why do so many Belgian bands make great music?!
    July 20 11:04 AM
  • Divaman OK, cool. Did you create your own "Banned" title? I was on the Meds thread, and your name has the title "Banned" under it.
    July 20 07:17 AM
  • Divaman Hey Papa, are you still with us, or are you suspended?
    July 20 03:54 AM
  • GhandhiLion Ambrose Akinmusire is really something.
    July 19 06:33 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell That Destroyer album you rec'd me is excellent so far, cheers
    July 17 08:19 PM
  • brainmelter I have not! Going to give you a band I?ve been jammin? lately. Here ya go papas: stargazer (AUS) - The Scream That Tore the Sky
    July 15 05:00 PM
  • Friday13th Last discovery match. Time to vote!
    July 15 04:43 AM
  • Divaman Really glad you liked it. Their other albums are good as well, although for me, Memories of Love is their best one.
    July 14 08:24 AM
  • AnimalsAsSummit awesome take and agree. glad you liked it, was trying to think of somehting up your alley. you might dig their next album, hissing prigs in static couture... both are masterpieces for me but that one goes in all sorts of different directions bonsai superstar only hints at. its a bit of a cleaner album.
    July 13 07:43 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit Album rec for you: Brainiac - Bonsai Superstar
    July 12 05:32 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD this 4 its only for marking...the 4.5 is gonna get imminent with the double listen I'm on m/
    July 11 01:15 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD Hey PApaU! This Gift Is A Curse is the tits
    July 11 12:19 PM
  • Marehelm Hey my man! Hit me up with a DM rec
    July 11 05:19 AM
  • dmathias52 Your album to review is Nature/Nurture by Clowns! Punk Rock coming from SlothcoreSam, so hopefully something you enjoy!
    July 11 04:12 AM
  • Scheumke Alrighty then, accepted!
    July 7 02:59 PM
  • Scheumke Never heard of them. Is it something a lot of people know? Its handy if it is a band where at least a couple of people will know it good enough to vote.
    July 7 02:00 PM
  • Scheumke Not too late at all my friend! QotSA it is. Which band of your choosing will fill out the list for next week's winner to choose from?
    July 7 01:38 PM
  • Scheumke Great news good sir and congratulations. You have won this weeks Weekly DiscoRun: Radiohead, and as a price you get to choose the next band I'll tackle from the following bands: Tool, Kendrick Lamar, Kayo Dot, Katatonia, Queens of the Stone Age. You also get to pick a band of your choosing to complete the list. Please provide me with your picks and thank you for playing!
    July 5 01:46 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit New release
    June 30 02:36 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Yeah man, was johnnydeking back in the day but I changed it because teenage me overlooked the flaw of that doubling as my email...
    June 28 04:20 PM
  • GhandhiLion That is quite accurate yeah : ) I love how ominous or ghostly it sounds.
    June 27 11:50 PM
  • GhandhiLion Well it puts me in a certain head-space when I listen to it. Kind of like dissociation, so yeah trippy is a good word.
    June 27 11:43 PM
  • GhandhiLion Trippy? wdym
    June 27 11:36 PM
  • RoundOnEndHiInMiddle nah, i haven't left permanently yet. hell of it is i'm just a lot busier than i used to be. still come on here every once in a while though, usually just to post the year-end lists. thanks for checking in with me though man. how are you doing?
    June 27 05:15 AM
  • SlothcoreSam Hey, just working on a new list, and stumbled across a Belgian band called Peuk. Their latest self-titled album is noisy, grungy, female fronted Post punk. You should check it out when you get time. Here is a taste, the song "Magpie" i love her vocal range /screams. "Cave Person" is great too.
    June 27 12:05 AM
  • GhandhiLion Cavalier Song is really interesting yes | Sound (The title track) is one of my faves.
    June 26 07:25 PM
  • GhandhiLion No, I have never made an alt.
    June 26 07:14 PM
  • GhandhiLion Yo check out the band Cavalier Song. The album, A Deep Well, is really good.
    June 26 06:27 PM
  • KateBush Thank you very much, Papa Universe! I will do my best not to fall foul of this guide and not to make alternative accounts!
    June 25 08:58 PM
  • KateBush What is an alt and whose would I be? I'm quite new here!
    June 25 08:51 PM
  • KateBush Oh, I see! Marvellous! Who are these Moderators?
    June 25 08:47 PM
  • KateBush I shall! Will it be a one-way favour, or shall I have to do them a...favour?
    June 25 08:44 PM
  • KateBush Papa Universe, please tell me how you got a space between your first and last name! I am frightfully jealous.
    June 25 08:33 PM
  • Sowing sounds intriguing...I'll add it to the backburner. any track I should check as an appetizer, that you'd recommend?
    June 22 02:04 AM
  • TheTripP Oh heyull tysm!
    June 20 08:24 PM
  • Egarran Thanks, looks sweet. Last HPL comic I read was Neonomicon by Moore - it's great.
    June 19 10:26 PM
  • Egarran Just stumbled on all these lovely HLP illustrations, thought you might like:
    June 19 10:09 PM
  • Hawks I think Art made a list and thend it lol. Idk though I was banned and didn?t see the original comment until Adolf made his copy pasta list.
    June 19 09:03 PM
  • FENTYPATCHES buzy. smack bang in the middle of exams atm so i'm only here for procrastination purposes tbh lololol
    June 18 11:26 PM
  • zakalwe I lold at the joke. People are such bloody dullards.
    June 17 05:05 PM
  • brainmelter Yes Me. He still needs to listen to my rec
    June 16 08:31 PM
  • brainmelter Noctambulist - Atmospheres of Desolation
    June 16 07:09 PM
  • ian b are you still in con's/tyler's discord server? if not, let me know where I could pm you about what's been going on :') (also I should mention the overdose wasn't an opioid, and was completely accidental, just to get that out there lol)
    June 12 06:31 PM
  • ian b eh, i?ve only been back for an hour i don?t wanna already start bothering the mods again lmaoo. but yeah!! i?d love to catch up about everything, but i?d prefer not through shoutbox yknow hahah
    June 12 05:17 PM
  • ian b ianblxdsoe ! thank you for even remembering i existed and commenting on my shout lol, i made a knew account trying to get more motivation to write
    June 12 04:49 PM
  • ian b had a drug-induced heart attack, got logged out of my account, and haven?t really had motivation to write, but i saw you left a comment on my old shoutbox, so i just wanted to say hi!! i?ll be rating at the very least with this account
    June 12 04:46 PM
  • budgie dude your soundoff for "great good fine ok" is hilarious
    June 11 02:23 AM
  • Sowing Funny, someone just knocked on my door today and said the exact same thing!
    June 9 07:14 PM
  • Sowing True
    June 9 04:57 PM
  • Sowing Nice Plastic Mermaids rating
    June 9 04:51 PM
  • SandwichBubble You planned it from the start, crafty. | Will put it on the checklist, thanks!
    June 8 08:52 PM
  • SandwichBubble Child's play: the letter "a" has like 37000 instances. Just tells me I need to jam more artists/albums with the letter "h".
    June 8 08:42 PM
  • Egarran Haha, I haven't heard it either.
    June 6 09:47 PM
  • Egarran Thar be new Heilung
    June 6 06:52 PM
  • budgie ****in peaches
    June 5 12:23 PM
  • budgie dude this s*** is so good
    June 5 12:18 PM
  • JustJoe. I guess I sometimes have that energy about me.
    June 3 08:37 PM
  • Drifter Deltron 3030 done:
    May 31 09:39 PM
  • Hawks Yep pretty much how I feel but it was only a day so m/.
    May 27 02:52 PM
  • Hawks Calling Art a retard lol.
    May 27 02:15 PM
  • Trifolium Yes it totally does. It clicked hard with me this weekend, creeping up the ranks for my fave of 2019 so far.
    May 26 07:04 PM
  • Trifolium Haha! It's krautrock-y, dark and deep experimental rock from Belgium. Lots going on.
    May 26 06:50 PM
  • Trifolium Ok wait my bad, you already did. It's a 4.0 for suuuuure!
    May 26 06:36 PM
  • Trifolium Omg Papa I'm going to keep bugging you about this one because I think you're the only one who might enjoy this. It's so cool yeah yeah yeah
    May 26 06:35 PM
  • budgie the laura gibson vinyl sounds really pretty
    May 21 05:51 PM
  • imthexxxy if you voted blue imma hop a flight to perth and knock your jaw clean off
    May 20 08:02 AM
  • Hawks I?ll get to them tomorrow bro! And yes I completely agree lol.
    May 15 10:05 PM
  • Hawks I?m on it. m/
    May 15 09:44 PM
  • Hawks Czech this ahrd.
    May 15 03:04 PM
  • ConcubinaryCode Hey, I just made a quick and short review. Hope that's OK.
    May 15 10:03 AM
  • Hawks On it right now. m/
    May 14 06:46 PM
  • Dewinged Hip hop!? Well, great.
    May 11 11:07 PM
  • Tundra hell yeah brother
    May 11 11:01 PM
  • Hawks
    May 11 06:38 PM
  • Hawks Indeed it is. m/
    May 11 04:53 PM
  • Hawks Christ that?s gonna be a negative review lmao.
    May 11 12:58 PM
  • ktjammin alrighty, I?ll give it a whirl now! should be a fun challenge writing about something that doesn?t have breakdowns.
    May 11 03:23 AM
  • 50iL Thanks dude! I'll try my best, looks like a toughie.
    May 11 03:18 AM
  • ConcubinaryCode That's not so bad
    May 11 01:22 AM
  • tyman128 sweet, no clue who this is or what this music is... guess it?s gonna be a fun experience
    May 10 07:29 PM
  • Trifolium OK, I'll see what I can do with that!
    May 10 07:26 PM
  • Trifolium It's from 2018 I think... Was it this one?
    May 10 07:20 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Damn this looks like a lot. Do I have to be nice ;]
    May 10 07:19 PM
  • Sniff your curls touching my face and now i can fly!
    May 10 06:06 PM
  • budgie lol. i just like her voice so much
    May 10 12:34 AM
  • budgie
    May 10 12:11 AM
  • budgie yeah i get fun foresty witchy vibes from the album, good atmosphere but idk if individual songs ever stand out when i jam it
    May 9 06:24 PM
  • budgie humm what about emily jane white? the track frozen garden, try that. not depressive i think
    May 9 06:18 PM
  • budgie ah that's a bummer, yeah the album is pretty depressive i suppose
    May 9 04:59 PM
  • budgie umm did you ever jam gia margaret? pretty close to tivel/gibson i think
    May 9 12:23 AM
  • budgie right man? i have 3 other albums from her i just put on my phone to check out in the car. i'll let you know if they're as good
    May 7 09:03 PM
  • Hawks I?m on it. m/
    May 6 05:29 PM
  • budgie haha idk, i don't really listen to that music so it's probably more nuanced than that but yep if that were playing on the radio i would guess it's muse
    May 5 10:00 PM
  • budgie this reminds me of uh.... that big english band. muse
    May 5 09:52 PM
  • budgie check this yo
    May 5 09:39 PM
  • Frippertronics as in he took it over
    April 26 04:50 AM
  • Frippertronics what
    April 26 01:34 AM
  • Frippertronics Seems like Johnny took the reins this time but i'm open to doing one later on when I can.
    April 25 06:44 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Your album to review is Firehouse - Hold Your Fire! Wasn't much post-punk submitted but this seemed more your thing than the metalcore or emo stuff
    April 22 05:58 PM
  • Deathconscious thanks, im gonna do a large toke.
    April 21 03:37 AM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Ah yeah there are a few other tracks like that, most of the second half lets loose; whole thing is defo a grower
    April 20 07:20 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Fab, yup it's just those 7
    April 20 07:15 PM

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