Posted in music | video on April 23, 2009

Naked Taser

This is much more NSFW than the Matt & Kim video...

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Comments (186)

I put on my robe and wizard hat!!!!

Posted by nick | April 23, 2009 3:35 PM

What a teeny wang.

Posted by layla | April 23, 2009 3:37 PM

saw him the sahara tent and laughed so hard

Posted by you | April 23, 2009 3:40 PM

hey, if you got it flaunt it...

Posted by mark | April 23, 2009 3:40 PM

woah, bum trip, maaaaaan. seriously, this is heinous. excessive force. i hope he sues.

you have to wonder, was he inspired by that mat and kim video?

Posted by cops_suck | April 23, 2009 3:40 PM

Shrinkage!!!

Posted by Castanza | April 23, 2009 3:40 PM

shrinkage

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 3:41 PM

That is one strong chick.

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | April 23, 2009 3:42 PM

The fucked him up! He shouldn't have argued with the cops, but they didn't need to keep hitting him with the taser.. I hate over reacting cops AND drunk idiots with something to prove..

both parties = FAIL..

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 3:46 PM

Excessive force? The cops patiently tried to get the guy to put his clothes back on. He refused. He got what he had coming. All the outraged people you hear on the video don't have a damn clue what police brutality is. They need to go down and visit Selma and catch up on some fucking history.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 3:46 PM

The state 1, Wizards 0

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 3:47 PM

Fucking weirdo!

Posted by R08 | April 23, 2009 3:48 PM

don't tase me brother.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 3:48 PM

Not a good week for the Wizards all around.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 3:49 PM

the cops are so trying not to crack up at first.

Posted by ha | April 23, 2009 3:51 PM

what the fuck are you TALKING ABOUT 3:46?

Getting tazed can kill you, that guy was way out of line tazing him like that. I found the vid outrageous and nothing to laugh about.

And btw I went to coachella in 2006 so the way these cops acted is no surprise, thats why Im never going back there and this just confirms my opinion of that whole operation and their police.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 3:51 PM

Wow, that is one small pecker.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 3:51 PM

Is that even an actual penis? It's like a mini-nub or something. Props to that dude for being comfortable with it, though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 3:53 PM

he hAs no penis

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 3:55 PM

Is Hogwarts on spring break?

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 3:56 PM

I am laughing my ass off right now, ha haaa.

"Yes, it's true, this man has no dick."

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:00 PM

peenless, beardless wizard? yeah right

Posted by youbetyourbeard | April 23, 2009 4:00 PM

three big cops can't handcuff a naked guy? they are headed straight to re-training if they still have a job

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:08 PM

does he have a penis?

Posted by bennerH | April 23, 2009 4:09 PM

whos worse, those cops or BV readers? trick question. mine as well be the same fucking assholes. BV commentators give independent music listeners a bad name.

Posted by sloweducation | April 23, 2009 4:11 PM

@sloweducation

"mine as well"? really? slow education is right...

yours,
fucking asshole

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:12 PM

He is hung like a pimple.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:14 PM

yeah yeah yeahs free show

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:15 PM

might as well?? that better? 4:12. you and those cops should grab a beer sometime, you guyz would have a lot to talk about.

Posted by sloweducation | April 23, 2009 4:19 PM

I think what was most excessive and shocking was to continue to hit him in the chest with the taser. like the original two or three shocks wasn't enough to get him in handcuffs they had to go for the heart on a naked guy with no 'concealed' weapons. Really pretty ridiculous.

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Posted by Vera | April 23, 2009 4:20 PM

I don't think we'll need any more porn after this sex show, Vera.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:21 PM

"THE WORLD IS WATCHING!!!!!".....ugh....reason 1,345,932 Million why I hate California. The other 1,345,931 involve the Mark Hunter and Steve Aoki.

Posted by Dave | April 23, 2009 4:30 PM

penis or clitoris?

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:31 PM

"the world is watching" thing was kinda dumb. if only people were this passionate about stopping the iraq war or the genocide in darfur. that being said the cops went to far...that wizard guy was being a douche though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:33 PM

what a waste of a $100 ticket

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:36 PM

So many white people.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:40 PM

So brutal, why did they have to taze this guy

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:46 PM

This week in dance is finally getting weird.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:50 PM

Woodstock had the Vietnam war, Coachella has a naked fat guy. The whole world is watching my ass.

Posted by Matt | April 23, 2009 4:51 PM

It always disappoints me that Americans have become so spineless that they will stand by and watch this instead of stoning the offenders.
Do you think the french would just watch a fellow party boy receive such brutality and just say the whole world is watching. Do something kids, start with growing a spine.
XOX

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:52 PM

seriously looks like he's rocking an acorn on a patch of dead grass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:56 PM

Why are they tazing that chick?

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 4:56 PM

3:51 you're an idiot who should be tasered in the skull for 10 minutes straight. The guy resisted the cops reasonable plea for him to put his clothes (robe) on and he acted like a self righteous dick. He deserved to be tased or better they should have pumped 2 pieces of lead into his chest and been done with it.

What a crowd of hipster douchebags cheering him on and encouraging the whole situation. This is EXACTLY why i won't go to Coachella or any Alternafest these days.

I agree with the poster who said get out and protest Iraq, Darfur or something not a stupid drunk or wasted idiot who just wanted the attention you dickheads gave him!

Posted by Anon | April 23, 2009 5:06 PM

What a douchebag. This isn't europe or a nude beach, it's an all ages festival. Put your damn clothes on and stop showing of your infinite disaster of a tiny weiner my friend or... I'LL FUCKING TAZE YOU!

Posted by lee | April 23, 2009 5:06 PM

What "brutality" are you people talking about??? The cops very patiently tried to get him to put his clothes back on. After refusing for the umpteenth time they decided to detain him. He actively resisted their attempts to detain him. They were following protocol and acted within reason given the circumstances at hand. Frankly, I applaud them for not doing more to the guy.

You all need to shut the fuck up.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 5:07 PM

The French would have immediately surrendered to the police.

Posted by French Penis | April 23, 2009 5:07 PM

"Do something kids, start with growing a spine"

...says the anonymous poster.

Posted by Irony | April 23, 2009 5:09 PM

FILM DEAL, MY DICK

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | April 23, 2009 5:11 PM

nipple dick

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 5:14 PM

They should've tazed his pimple dick.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 5:15 PM

"The World Is Watching"

What's next? A protest rally to support the Wizard with a bunch of Harry Potter socialists shouting "This is what democracy looks like!" ???

Seriously, I pay my taxes so that the police have tasers to keep wizards from exposing themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 5:20 PM

Penises are ugly. Dudes should never get naked in public. He deserved what he got.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 5:21 PM

Awful as that was, it was actually much less disturbing than the middle aged guy who was openly masturbating at the Bonnaroo fountain a couple years ago...


@4:52- you def woulda showed those stupid cops, and their, you know, "guns"

Posted by mark | April 23, 2009 5:26 PM

Amen, Dave!

"THE WORLD IS WATCHING!!!!!".....ugh....reason 1,345,932 Million why I hate California. The other 1,345,931 involve the Mark Hunter and Steve Aoki."

Posted by brian | April 23, 2009 5:28 PM

fucking white people

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 5:41 PM

That guy has the smallest dick....this is coming from a guy with a small dick.

Posted by A guy with a baby dick. | April 23, 2009 5:45 PM

wow! that is medically called a "micropenis", or in layman's terms, "babydick".

if you had a dick this small, you should not be showing it in public.

Posted by pogo747 | April 23, 2009 5:51 PM

if I was in the crowd, I would be screaming DONT TAZE HIM BRO

but really the cops did all they could do and the festival was all ages.. so cops did nothing wrong here, and no one wants to see a fat slob with a nipple dick prancing around like hes sending a message or whatever you hipsters call "freedom of speech".

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 5:56 PM

DUDE you need to lazer tazer a wizard?

I wish this wizard died just to prove a point..that is fucked up that 3 big ass guys can't put cuffs on on him..

LAME and weak...they just wanted to be dickheads and you know it! he has NO weapon except his peen

ooo free show yeahyeahyeahs
haahahah yer funnay!

Posted by toast | April 23, 2009 5:58 PM

shaved frontbutt with an idea growing on it

Posted by nightscientist | April 23, 2009 6:00 PM

micropenis? I think yes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micropenis

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 6:01 PM

4:52 The french wouldna done nothing but stand around and wonder where that guy got such a giant schlong

Posted by nightscientist | April 23, 2009 6:03 PM

The truth is that video from start to finish shows everything you need to know about the world we live in today.
Completely fucking disgusting from start to finish. From the idiot naked guy to the way overreacting police animals and finally to the complacent moronic crowd hell bent on getting pictures and video not to protest but to run home and put on their facebook pages.
What's funny is most of the people commenting on here showing support for this or mocking this would be the first little bitches to run to daddy screaming lawsuit if this happened to them.
Sure the guy was naked and intoxicated and refusing to put his clothes back on. Did that warrant being ripped by his head to the ground? Did it then warrant having some 300+ pound pig slamming himself down into his chest causing him to roll over and try to get up in order to catch his breath thereby getting twice tased.Seriously, after you people do the obvious joke making, think about how sad that video is and what we are as humans today.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 6:14 PM

That guy is obviously not a wizard or he would have used his dick grow spell before he got naked. Check out the awesome knee to the Sternum at 3:01

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 6:17 PM

To all those saying his dick is small, I'm betting he's on acid and has a rush of adrenaline, both of witch cause SERIOUS shrinkage and can even cause your penis to go up inside.

Also what's up with everyone just watching? Noone could throw a couple of bottles at those cops? There were three of them, and hundreds of you. That shit would never have gone down at a phish show. Those cops would have run out of there bleeding.

Posted by justy | April 23, 2009 6:33 PM

I WAS IN THE POOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS IN THE POOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 6:36 PM

Those cops made his bub bubs bounce.


Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 6:40 PM

Cops acted fine - fucker had it comin

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 6:52 PM

no the cops were lame ass and weak
a naked mannnn
LAME! come on now!

a Hellen Keller character could or probably
handcuffed him faster!

Posted by me | April 23, 2009 6:59 PM

cops didn't do anything wrong. they asked him nicely, he resisted, they followed what they needed to do a that point.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 7:00 PM

the worst part about living there is you can only kill yourself once.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 7:03 PM

that was disturbing. why was he naked? why couldn't he put on his pants? i don't know why i wasted time watching this.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 7:03 PM

i just thanked god for giving me an 8 inch cock.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 7:14 PM

he was only advertising the walnut and pube salad being served at the food tents. don't know why the cops had to act that way.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 7:24 PM

Yeah, I have a lot of questions after viewing that video... like why did the cops have to be so rough? And why were all those idiot hipsters just standing there filming it?

But my biggest question is: Why didn't this asshole just put on a fucking pair of pants?!?! It would have saved everyone a whole lot of trouble! And for all you hippies, "because he didn't want to" is not a good enough answer. There is NO good reason why this clown should have went naked.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 7:27 PM

hooray for 8 inch cock!

you aren't only a wizard but a masta!

Posted by perv | April 23, 2009 7:27 PM

this reminds me of a porno i once saw except the cops where topless chicks with huge fake tits and the naked wizard was jenna jameson and instead of tazers they used batons on her stinky gyro. but i think this guys wang was about the same size as her clit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 7:34 PM

"freedom of speech" ??

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 7:34 PM

The cops were actually nice. They asked him nicely for a couple of minutes to just put on his clothes and they will not do anything. He refused. He resisted.

The only unnecessary roughness I can see in that video is that knee slam 3 minutes in. That was uncalled for. But the tasering was legit. He was tasered and still refused to cooperate.

Why are these cops so fat? I would not feel safe if I was being protected by these slobs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 7:56 PM

@6:14 - all true.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 7:58 PM

they look like new york city cops.

and why should anyone subject themselves to a criminal offense for a futile cause? easier to pretend like you're a citizen journalist capturing groundbreaking news with your iphone.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 8:11 PM

yeah um, 6:14, go write on yr blog and tell ppls what to think and tell everyone how smart you are and get em to ponder the dirtyworld we live in..aaaaahhh feel betterz?

KTHXBYYYYYYYYYY

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 8:20 PM

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 8:22 PM

naked shitheads + cops with tasers = made my day

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 8:39 PM

the black hatted cop got his penis twisted at 2:45.
he apparently took it personally and at this point stopped doing his job and his only intention from then on was to get revenge.
the tasing was completely unnecessary to restrain this guy.
blue gloves even waves off the taser at 2:55 and if all three cops were hands free at that point the guy never would have gotten up off the ground.
the cops were lucky they didn't cause a riot.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 8:55 PM

don't mix acid and meth.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 8:55 PM

This dude was definitely tripping balls. Too bad his dick looks like a fetus' thumb.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 9:28 PM

I'm sorry but since when was a nude person such a horrid vision to the people of this world? Who put forth and why was the "law" initiated that it is vile to see one naked?! It's a natural state!! As long as the person isn't playing with themselves with leering eyes at another or putting forth any other sexual misconduct towards another I say who gives a shit if someone is naked. This whole deal on hiding nudity is what have given our society the outlaws such as rapists!!! Take a look at ANY tribe who doesn't hinder the human body. Do you see them dealing with sexual offenders and rapists? NO!

On the same line, as asinine as I believe this "law" is (without getting into a whole rant on bullshit dictatorship and who has the right to say one can or can not do something as long as it isn't harming someone else) the truth is you (being all humans) are FORCED into obliging to these "laws".

In not obliging by them you're going to be subjected to such incidents as this one.... for the following reasons....

Take a person, give them undisputed "control" and "authority" over the masses, weapons at their disposal and a higher "power" that will fight for them no matter what.... what will you get? A GANG MEMBER!!! Would a "PEACE OFFICER" have you used such force and a taser to such extremes? HELL NO! Would a GANG MEMBER have used such force to these extremes? HELL YES!

The police are nothing but a GANG that are given "permission" by the government to use "any means necessary within reason" to CONTROL a situation that isn't in favor of the "law". Define the term "any means necessary within reason" and under who's discretion of said term??

Just about EVERYONE realizes this... and those who don't are fucking BLIND (including the police officers who still believe they have a job for the purposes of protecting the people, I'm sorry but your job is SOCIAL CONTROL!). My problem is with the people standing by watching this. WHY DIDN'T YOU STAND UP AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE BRUTALITY YOU WERE WITNESSING?!

Should this guy have put on clothing? In my eyes I don't feel he should be required to wear clothing in the first place. Should the people have done something about this rather then watching? YES!

Everyone is bitching about the government and how they are fucking the people over but NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. Until you stand up to them, you will forever be their pawn in their game of fear and you will always be controlled!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 9:44 PM

the wizard was clearly out of control. he kept slapping the fat PIG's shoulder repeatedly and was asked multiple times to put his robe back on. he kept on antagonizing the PIGS and refused to cooperate. if you are going to be a shithead, then you deserve to be tazed. notice how he twisted the other PIG's nuts.

i'm not pro PIG, but once you become physically abusive, then you have no right to be treated like a gentleman. how far out of control do you let an out of control person get?


Posted by piglover | April 23, 2009 9:51 PM

is that ryan muir?

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 10:26 PM

Thanks BV, this made my day! Plus it makes me feel like i have a huge dong!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 10:28 PM

9:28pm made me LAUGH OUT LOUD! But the nudist activist at 9:44pm totally killed my buzz.

Thanks BV! This is better than the Mexican hipsters getting beat on!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 10:37 PM

it's Genesis P-orridge halfway thru his/her gender reassignment.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 10:44 PM

it must suck to get tased on lsd

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2009 10:54 PM

And everybody watching and filmings and doing nothing to stop the cops. I'll tell you, I can get this guys dressed if I want and I don't need 3 pigs with tasers for that. Oh and all you guys in the public all are pussy town dolls, that's why you deserve Bernanke and Paulson fingering your asses and taking your money.

Posted by PussyTown | April 23, 2009 11:43 PM

For the record I would've smacked one of those asshole cops in the head with my camera. Put me in jail.

Posted by Lori | April 24, 2009 12:09 AM

The camera work here is actually pretty impressive. This guy is the Vincent Moon of taser attacks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 12:20 AM

the cops were 100% justified.... the guy continually resisted... they did what they had to do to gain custody of the suspect... dumb ass tree huggers

Posted by George | April 24, 2009 12:35 AM

9:44 - shut the fuck up, you hippie-assed fag-tard.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 1:16 AM

White people are so lame. No wonder that Korean chick grifted your sorry asses.


Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 1:19 AM

the reason no one smacke the cops is those guys would have probably pulled their guns out and next thing you know you're in the morgue.

seriously people i dont know what the fuck is going on in our United States. Did you guys watch woodstock? half the people there were naked, not only 1969, even the 1999 there were tons of naked people, flea was on stage naked during the RHCP set. you people who said cops did the right thing make me sick. Thats the problem when you invite state police into a concert.

And this is the same organization that runs APW, shame on them, they had Jersey State police checking for drugs at the gates and people with drugs were getting busted right inside the gates! I saw this with my own eyes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 1:57 AM

"9:44 - shut the fuck up, you hippie-assed fag-tard."

well put..one thing i've learned in life is to never fuck with the police.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 1:57 AM

were the crystal castles responsible?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 2:18 AM

I fucking hate crystal castles. They are assholes that are full of themselves and make shit music that they just Kareoke to, and they try to take music from video games without even properly licensing it


Fuckers fuck fuck fuckers. BAN THIS BAND
they don't deserve fans

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 2:25 AM

it's not excessive force you fucking idiots. he's clearly resisting arrest. eat shit.

Posted by cop | April 24, 2009 2:45 AM

"The camera work here is actually pretty impressive. This guy is the Vincent Moon of taser attacks."


lol...this should go on the blogotheque.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 3:02 AM

Dude was resisting arrest and acting like the law didn't apply to him. They tased him as a last resort.

Posted by yodawg | April 24, 2009 3:13 AM

stupid guy, stupid cops, stupid spectators

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 3:41 AM

What an impressive penis that guy had! I've seen 'em big but damn, that's not even practical. How could you fit that inside a woman?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 3:42 AM

Hold up also I'd like to point out that everyone at Coachella is a faggot anyway and the cops should've carpet bombed that whole place in fucking bomber jets. Shit sucks you idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 3:45 AM

anyone who says he was "resisting arrest" doesn't seem to realize that he was committing no real crime, only the victimless "victorian" or "puritan" crime of exhibiting one's body freely. fucking police state fascists, you don't get fucked with the police because you're sheeple not people, try being reasonable with a cop or try to protest something that is bullshit, you'll see what cops are really for. cops are to protect the elite, and if you're not an elite, then you're a pig for supporting them or their paid killers, the police.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 3:53 AM

Yeah man the world would be way better without cops we could all do whatever we wanted because everyone just wants to help everyone else. Fucking hippie faggots. We need cops, we just don't need public nudity laws.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 3:54 AM

Nobody wants to see that loser naked. Victorian morality, whatever, it's the rules. They should have just cuffed him and dragged his stupid ass away, though.

Posted by marvin | April 24, 2009 4:02 AM

CC

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:13 AM

has anyone here who frmade roger rabbit?

why are here so many times when that movie is applciable,like the part with that talking bullets os like the cops and were like toon town. adn the wizard is just one of many. he' didnt want to put on the clothing because it wasdirty.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:17 AM

USA makes me sick

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:18 AM

degenerated society

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:20 AM

thats how we deal with it in the free world
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntvr-wK8rt4

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:29 AM

always seems to take a new decade a few years to decide what it wants to be. 2003 was the first year that felt like a fully formed part of the 00's. For the first time, we completely ignored any and everything affiliated with the 1990s, instead embracing 80s excess, while music, finally, seemed ready to look forward. Few previously established bands delivered on the promise of their previous records; instead, an entirely new crop of songwriters and artists burrowed out the woodwork, laying the foundation for the decade as it will be remembered when we leave it six years from now. Which had an interesting effect on our staff: for the first time since Pitchfork's inception, none of us had any clue as to what might take our the list's top spot. Frankly, we're pretty psyched about the results: this has to be our most diverse year-end list to date, and many of the albums we felt deserved more attention than we were able to dedicate to them during the year get their due. We hope you enjoy listening to these records as much as we did. See you in '04.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:29 AM

Nobody wants to see that loser naked. Victorian morality, whatever, it's the rules. They should have just cuffed him and dragged his stupid ass away, though.

Posted by marvin | April 24, 2009 4:02 AM

CC

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:13 AM

has anyone here who frmade roger rabbit?

why are here so many times when that movie is applciable,like the part with that talking bullets os like the cops and were like toon town. adn the wizard is just one of many. he' didnt want to put on the clothing because it wasdirty.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:17 AM

USA makes me sick

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:18 AM

degenerated society

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:20 AM

always seems to take a new decade a few years to decide what it wants to be. 2003 was the first year that felt like a fully formed part of the 00's. For the first time, we completely ignored any and everything affiliated with the 1990s, instead embracing 80s excess, while music, finally, seemed ready to look forward. Few previously established bands delivered on the promise of their previous records; instead, an entirely new crop of songwriters and artists burrowed out the woodwork, laying the foundation for the decade as it will be remembered when we leave it six years from now. Which had an interesting effect on our staff: for the first time since Pitchfork's inception, none of us had any clue as to what might take our the list's top spot. Frankly, we're pretty psyched about the results: this has to be our most diverse year-end list to date, and many of the albums we felt deserved more attention than we were able to dedicate to them during the year get their due. We hope you enjoy listening to these records as much as we did. See you in '04.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:29 AM
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ad any clue as to what might take our the list's top spot. Frankly, we're pretty psyched about the results: this has to be our most diverse year-end list to date, and many of the albums we felt deserved more attention than we were able to dedicate to them during the year get their due. We hope you enjoy listening to these records as much as we did. See you in '04.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:31 AM

yeha , see u in 2004

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:32 AM

this guys penis is the perfect subsumption of the whole situation

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 4:40 AM

Whoever brought up Flea's naked performance should remember that he pretty much raped a girl onstage during that show. She pressed charges.

It isn't particularly good anecdotal evidence to demonstrate that one naked person in a crowd of clothed people is not a menace.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 9:06 AM

Whether you like it or not, in the USA, there are laws against public nudity (indecent exposure). Draconian or not, when one breaks those laws, they are subject to the repercussions. In this case, I thought the pigs were quite patient and tolerant of that idiot's bullshit for a while. He resisted and they did what was in their power to restrain him.

Yeah, the knee drop to the sternum, the prolonged tazing around the chest and neck, and the general forcefulness was probably a bit excessive, but if you have a problem with that, come visit some of our innner cities where people of color are committing "crimes" every day and see how they are treated by some of the city pigs.

Perspective is a good thing, y'all should get some.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 9:21 AM

they are like the bouncers at the bowery

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 10:07 AM

nudity in public is hardly a "draconian law". draconian usually refers to excessively harsh or brutal punishment. I know PIGS are supposed to be professional, but PIGS have feelings too. the idiot
kept repeatedly slapping left PIG and twisted right PIG's nuts. that is simple assault.

if you think that only "people of color"get beaten, tazed, or messed up by the PIGS then you you are living in a different reality than me.
i'v known white guys who were beaten, stomped, clubbed, thrown down a flight of stairs, brass knuckled, etc, etc. by sadistic PIGS.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 10:16 AM

1. i do not believe it is possible to "burrow out"

2. crystal castles are much bigger dicks.

3. anyone advocating for a psychical altercation with the police is fucking retarded. this is true regardless of how righteous you're feeling. they would fucking kill you if need be, and they would be legally entitled to do so. if you are interested in changing things, throwing bottles at cops is not how you do it.

4. in terms of perspective, i have found that city cops are generally more friendly and tolerant (far less frightening) than suburban cops. the city cops actually have work to do, which isn't to say that they're especially interested in doing that rather than kicking drunks and ticketing bicyclists, but, man, you get pulled over in the 'burbs and the cop's at yr window like, "license, registration, insurance, where's the drugs, fuckface?!?" with his fat hand on his gun...

5. fashion statement: being fat, bald w/ a shaved head, and rocking oakley's is the hands down worst style ever. it might even be worse than the fucking color purple, kiffeyehs, fixed gears, and assholes that have never skated in their retarded lives wearing authentics like they know what's up....

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | April 24, 2009 10:28 AM

this is total fucking bullshit who the fuck cares if anyone is naked anyway those cops should burn the guy clearly did nothing wrong

Posted by bob paulos | April 24, 2009 10:37 AM

i like the part where the sunbeam is in the shot representing the power of the cops' tasers. very artfully shot! and the guy has a small weiner!

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 10:43 AM

If your dick is that small you deserve to be tazed.

Posted by Venckman | April 24, 2009 10:56 AM

"4. in terms of perspective, i have found that city cops are generally more friendly and tolerant (far less frightening) than suburban cops. the city cops actually have work to do, which isn't to say that they're especially interested in doing that rather than kicking drunks and ticketing bicyclists, but, man, you get pulled over in the 'burbs and the cop's at yr window like, "license, registration, insurance, where's the drugs, fuckface?!?" with his fat hand on his gun..."

so true...i'm from dc but go to college in the midwest. the cops in dc are so much chiller than the cops here. here they try to bust your balls over the stupidest shit. Like unloading my gear in the alley after a show and the cops drive up behind me and flash their high beam lights....and pulling you over for stupid shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 10:58 AM

Spare me 4:18am. If USA makes you sick, then fucking leave. I'm so tired of people taking this country for granted.

It's called public indecency and resisting arrest people. Cops acted properly. End of story.

Posted by CN | April 24, 2009 11:04 AM

You know, everyone complaining about the police here, you realize that if this idiot just put his clothes on = problem solved, right?

There are laws about being naked in public. Call them unfair, but they're pretty much standard worldwide.

Also, I'm sure if you had criminals in your home, you'd call these "pigs" in a heartbeat!

Posted by E | April 24, 2009 11:20 AM

Resisting arrest is always a bad idea... what did you expect , the cops to just say fine.. and walk away? Did they use excessive force... i don't know seems like they did just enough to finally get him cuffed at least.
If you are looking for a revolution don't start here.. you'll only find a sad drugged naked loser looking for attention.. and apparently getting it...

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 11:23 AM

"Also, I'm sure if you had criminals in your home, you'd call these "pigs" in a heartbeat!"

of course i'd call the PIGS! they are public servants! i'm paying their fucking salaries!

how do you think "cops" got a reputation for being labeled PIGS in the 1st place? : thru their brutality, ignorance, stupidity, and by exacting 'punishment' as they see fit.


Posted by porklover | April 24, 2009 11:52 AM

The cops tried to reason with him and told him he would have a much better time if he just cover himself up. Instead he was being a hippie and refused. Instead of putting on his clothes and staying at Coachella now he has to go to jail for a couple of nights and go in front of a judge. I'd would have skipped the huge hassle by just putting on my clothes, drinking some beer and enjoying the rest of Coachella. The cops were just doing there job but the tasering multiple times was a little too much.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 12:52 PM

The cops tried to reason with him and told him he would have a much better time if he just cover himself up. Instead he was being a hippie and refused. Instead of putting on his clothes and staying at Coachella now he has to go to jail for a couple of nights and go in front of a judge. I'd would have skipped the huge hassle by just putting on my clothes, drinking some beer and enjoying the rest of Coachella. The cops were just doing there job but the tasering multiple times was a little too much.

Posted by BrooklynMeatEater | April 24, 2009 12:56 PM

"well put..one thing i've learned in life is to never fuck with the police."'

you could've just said: the one thing i've learned in life is how to be a pussy and not stand up against things i don't believe in.

that would've served equally well.

"Dude was resisting arrest and acting like the law didn't apply to him. They tased him as a last resort."

really? do you remember handcuffing people? your telling me that 3 burly cops can't handcuff a wizard? waste of taxes then.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 1:14 PM

only spoiled brattish white people are dumb enough to consider this to be "police brutality".

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 1:40 PM

USA makes me really sick. Im so glad I dont have to live in this shitty country

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 1:56 PM

^
we're glad that you're not here too.

isn't it great when we all agree?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 2:02 PM

it is

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 2:25 PM

edid you ever seee rodger rabbit?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 2:34 PM

the one thing i've learned in life is how to be a pussy and not stand up against things i don't believe in. >>


what do you believe in ?

doing something illegal & then not complying with those who are trying enforce the laws ?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 2:39 PM

probably the guy was on drugs and a little dumb and made some wrong choices... and the cops were probably frustrated, and kind of dumb and made some bad choices... and cochella was kind of dumb and sort of boring and nothing like an amazing concert that might find it's audience seated in revery or prancing around naked or moshing and fighting with each other and being broken up by security or just dancing and having a good fucking time because the music was so good or any other type of excitement and worthwhile way to spend one's time -------- instead everyone is rubbernecking a snooze fest, and checking their emails on their mobile phones, and HATING on everything through the internet -- in other words not being present for anything of any importance - that's the real tradgedy

"the world is watching!!!" - the world is watching us waste our lifeblood on predigested experiences and sweaty crowd culture.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 2:42 PM

After watching this again, I think the funniest thing is how inept those fat fucking pigs are. So pathetic. From the looks of them, I doubt they could pass an elementary physical fitness exam. The whole thing is just a hot mess from start to finish.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 2:44 PM

dont be a fucking idiot 1:40 (might be too much to ask), just google how many people DIED from getting tasered. is being killed by the police "police brutality"?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 2:45 PM

dont be a fucking idiot 2:45 (might be too much to ask)

A) Did this guy die? No. Your point is therefore logically invalid, and creating a strawman just amplifies your desperation.

B) And how many of those other people were also, just like the "wizard", breaking the law when they were tazered? It's not like police just walk down the street randomly tazering people for shits n giggles.

C) Your reaction shows an utter lack of legal concepts (while simultaneously arguing legal concepts...ironic, no?). Police brutality is not determined by the end result on the particular individual, but the actions taken in response to the situation at hand. People have also died from a heart attack after having been arrested and placed in handcuffs. Does this mean that police shouldn't be allowed to arrest people and/or handcuff them? Logically, that's what you are arguing, and it's an asinine argument.

D) If you were less of a knee-jerk hippie, perhaps people would take you more seriously. Lay off the weed and put down the Noam Chomsky.

Posted by Reality | April 24, 2009 3:00 PM

I have seen videos where female peaceful protesters who were not high have have been brutally *disfigured* by police while calling for help (not resisting otherwise) and the comments were bombed with "the dumb bitch deserved it" kind of shit and barely anyone stuck up for them, and yet in this case, it seems like every website covering the issue is covered in outrage.

I know you're men and all, and that your mommies all told you that you're special little snowflakes, but it turns out that you actually can't put your micropenis wherever you want!

If the coachella organizers wanted people to get away with exposing themselves to giant crowds of people while on drugs, they would have hired private security or used volunteers rather than having cops.

You people who get up in arms about such trivial bullshit make me sick. Why don't you pull your head out of your ass and fight for someone who's not a complete douchebag.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 3:35 PM

I <3 Micropenises

Posted by Kari Ferrell | April 24, 2009 3:47 PM

^
you've got one Kari. it's called a clit. enjoy.............

Posted by porklover | April 24, 2009 3:59 PM

is he really exposing himself if he essentially just has a v-shaped mass of flesh where his penis should be?

Posted by Isfet | April 24, 2009 4:13 PM

"is he really exposing himself if he essentially just has a v-shaped mass of flesh where his penis should be?"

the lawyers could have field day with that one! if you can't see the dude's dick unless you get down on your hands and knees and examine it with a magnifying glass, is he really exposing himself?


Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2009 6:12 PM

fuck the police!!! i understand that in some cases, like in a restaurant, nudity shouldn't be allowed.. but in a crowd of people on lsd and having fun... then w/e it shouldn't be worth getting tazed, having your hair pulled, and getting kneed in the fucking chest.

i was at coachella but wasn't there when this happened. wish i was so i could throw at least a water bottle at the stupid fat pigs. it bothers me that those 100 ppl watching didn't take on the 3 clearly out of shape asshole cops.

(sorry i just really hate cops. never met one that was a decent human being.)

Posted by brittany | April 24, 2009 10:15 PM

^
pussy.

Posted by spears | April 24, 2009 11:46 PM

Hey brittany how bout you go kill yourself?

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2009 12:01 AM

Reality 3:00, you obviously don't know what you're talking about so either shut the fuck up or join brittany in suicide.

Posted by Venkman | April 25, 2009 12:03 AM

this is your penis. this is your penis on drugs. any questions?

Posted by the Mayor | April 25, 2009 1:40 AM

12:03 - Really? Then please refute my points with something other than an ad hominem attack. Namely, links to legal precedent and established law showing that you are right and that I am wrong.

Just because you *want* something to be a certain way (so that it comports with your biased, preconceived world-view) doesn't make it true.

I'll now leave you & Anonymous 2:45 to your circle jerk of idiocy.

Thanks for playing, hippie.


Posted by Reality | April 25, 2009 12:46 PM

Woah that was absolutely disgusting. I do not believe how much those cops tasered him. Do three huge cops really need to repeatedly taser one (naked) man? Equally as disgusting was everyone standing by and watching. The police are your servants not your masters. You should have done something

Posted by Tim | April 25, 2009 3:17 PM

^
typical keyboard vigilante.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2009 3:44 PM

@3:17

it is NOT the job of the PIGS to baby and coddle someone who is breaking the law. The PIGS task is to enforce the LAW. the naked person is given ample time to get dressed. he refuses. he becomes increasingly belligerent and at one point TWISTS ONE OF THE FAT PIGS NUTS. had he complied with a lawful order and kept his hands to himself he would have been given a summons and gone on his merry wizard way.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2009 5:39 PM

Too fuckin' funny. They should've just blown his hippie head off. What a douchebag - er, what a bunch of douchebags, the whole concert or anti-meat rally or whatever was full of a bunch of total losers.

Posted by bbob | April 25, 2009 6:07 PM

@brittany
Seriously Brittany, you are a fucking retard. Do you really think that if the entire crowd bum rushed them they wouldn't start firing? Furthermore, if you were there do you really think you would risk your life to attack a cop just because some dumb hippie fuck freaked out because he took too much acid and can't keep his clothes on? I know I would just stand there laughing. I wouldn't be at Coachella in the first place though because I'm not a fag.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2009 1:43 PM

Those Cops or security gave that guy every opportunity to end that sistuatuon peacefully. The tiny dick guy is totally to blame.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 11:45 AM

Nobody Beats the Wiz!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:58 PM

I don't want this thread to die.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 4:22 PM

Me either. This is the best thread ever.

Also, the wizard's name is Johnathan Fredrick Felch, and he's from San Luis Obispo. Commence scouring the web for Myspace/Facebook/Classmates.com photoss and info.

Enjoy.

Posted by You're Welcome | April 28, 2009 4:29 PM

In 'da face!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2009 9:51 AM

I miss this thread.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 10:05 PM

It's not just the police that make me sick in this film, but the hundreds of people standing there filming it. How many fucking films of this do you need? I wouldn't have stood by and let this happen, I would have got involved at 3:30.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 1:38 AM

Anon 1:38 Why would you help that tiny dicked bastard? All liars deserve to get tazed, and he's obviously a liar because he dressed like a wizard yet used absolutely no powers on the cops.

Pimple dick lying fuck got what all pimple dick lying fucks should get- a beating.

Posted by Venkman | May 7, 2009 1:48 AM

I can't believe the cops did this. fucking pigs. fucking pigfucking fucker pigs. fuck. if i was there i woulda karate chopped the first pig right in the neck...then i woulda kicked the second pig right in the nose...then i woulda popped a cap in the third pig's ass. and everyone there would've cheered me. i'd be a hero. everyone would want to be my friend.

...

...i'm so lonely.

Posted by internet vigilante | May 7, 2009 2:31 AM

Bump for Friday!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 4:47 PM

such a small wizard staff

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 4:56 PM

You guys really like to put me on the spot

Um ok, so the naked wizard guy's penis.

The reason that I like this naked wizard guy's penis so much, uh, aside from the fact that it's amazing is, um, I feel like he it kind of overlooked when it actually came out and now it's like this absolute classic penis. But, uh, when it was actually reviewed, when it came out, it really didn't do very...I mean it did well, but it didn't do extremely well. Rolling Stone at the time gave it like..I think 2 out of 5 stars or something like that. And then when they re-released it they said it was 5 out of 5 stars, when they did the next review. But it was just a very important penis in my formidable years and, um, it's a classic wizard penis.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 7:25 PM

That joke is the furthest thing from funny, but you get 5 fucking stars for bumping this entry!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 7:38 PM

Okay, seriously?
Those cops are a bunch of self-righeous, power hungry pricks. I bet their dicks are even smaller than the wizard's.
This guy obviously wasn't in his right mind, all the cops had to do was put him in handcuffs and be done with it if he wouldn't put his clothes on. Personally, I say who cares...poor guy just wanted to feel free! Regardless, what they did was NOT okay. Especially after they started tasering him--what kind of cowardly asshole HOLDS a man on the ground and repetitively tasers him? At that point, it wasn't like he could cooperate if he wanted to!
I think the crowd reacted exactly how they should have--they got some evidence so those cops can be put to justice! Attacking them wouldn't have done any good...just would have made them look like idiots and, don't forget...these cops do have guns. And they're clearly not afraid to use whatever they have to.
And for those of you who said he deserved it, or said he deserved to be shot-- you are all fucking pigs and you deserve to rot in hell.

Posted by fuckthepopo | July 31, 2009 4:15 PM

They shouldnt have done that in front of everyone

Posted by Naked Wizard | September 22, 2009 2:03 PM

Is that an 'innie?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2010 4:36 PM

Don't tase me, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2010 11:59 PM

"THE WORLD IS WATCHING!!!!!".....ugh....reason 1,345,932 Million why I hate California. The other 1,345,931 involve the Mark Hunter and Steve Aoki."

What does that have anything to do with California? People from all over fly in to Coachella...
Don't generalize an entire state based on one festival where most people are wasted on something.
Try hiking in Malibu Canyon or riding your bike up PCH towards San Luis Obispo and then tell me CA sucks.
I mean, generalize all you want, but you may be missing out on some beautiful things in life.

Posted by hiyo | April 16, 2011 6:48 PM

The guy pulled out his tazer after Wizard started squeezing his groin area.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2013 4:38 AM

The police showed restraint.

Legally, they could have PHASERED him. Set to kill.

Die Hipster !!!

Posted by Voice of Reason | January 25, 2013 7:26 PM

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