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Omar R. Lopez Seal of QualityUNFOUNDED, AND MOST LIKELY MADE UP


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Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:36 AM

Chicago - 07.18.2008

Rock superstar takes music recommendation to the next level.

It is rare that the music industry sees other than rockstar foulmouthing and general trash-talk amongst artist, and subsequently a stranger sight when a visonary composer sets his sights on promoting fellow musicians. Such is the task of guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta; a volatile mix of genres, mixing punk rock with salsa, and chaotic spasms of intoxicated blabbering. "No, no!" Rodriguez counters. "It's not about drugs at all. In fact, you know, this project is strictly for clean artists. No exceptions. You want in, fine, but lose the meth, man". Having lost several friends to the temptations of hard narcotics, Rodriguez Lopez has since stayed far away from this lifestyle.

The project in question is called The Omar R. Lopez Seal of Quality, and is a term that is applied to selected works both physically labled, and used as a marketing punchline. Much like legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is often used to promote movies in his 'Quentin Tarantino Presents...' series, Rodriguez Lopez and Universal Music hope to spread the word about new and old releases alike.

While the effort only encompasses music managed by Universal Music, Rodriguez Lopez hopes to see some old favorites get re-released. "It's not about making money, or getting my name out there. It's about recommending good music. I'm not saying records that don't have my Seal of Quality on them are bad, I'm just saying that if you get one of these marked albums...well, you know they're going to be good".

Universal Music plans to launch the program later this year, though it's unclear whether the rumoured split between them and The Mars Volta will affect anything.

- Steven Gopher, Chicago Herald Online



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Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:45 AM

oh what?!

news to my ears!

thankyou.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:46 AM

interesting. any info on what is know to be released?

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:17 AM

Only managed by Universal...

Not even worth making the effort to carry this project out.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:22 AM

what a sellout

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:34 AM

I've got an image in my head now of Omar sitting behind a conveyor belt of various albums and rubber stamping them with a picture of his face. :)

It should be interesting to see how this works out.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:35 AM

stop moaning, both of you

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:39 AM

what a sellout


seems it may be the case.. but as long as it's only older material, it's not such a bad idea at least for this fledging music industry. but endorsing new artists with a "seal of approval", that's just got cocky, dick, dork, mcDouche written everywhere.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:49 AM

Nice.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:24 PM

what a sellout


seems it may be the case.. but as long as it's only older material, it's not such a bad idea at least for this fledging music industry. but endorsing new artists with a "seal of approval", that's just got cocky, dick, dork, mcDouche written everywhere.

Oh, shoosh.
How is it any different to us wondering what music Ced and Omar listen to and then checking it out ourselves?

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:26 PM

Interesting.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:11 PM

Are they comparing the influence of Omar to Quentin Tarantino?

This will fail miserably.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:13 PM

As much as I'd love to be enthusiastic about it

Only managed by Universal...

Not even worth making the effort to carry this project out.


Are they comparing the influence of Omar to Quentin Tarantino?

This will fail miserably.



I've got an image in my head now of Omar sitting behind a conveyor belt of various albums and rubber stamping them with a picture of his face. :)


Yep.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:38 PM

A tad on the arrogant side this idea, isn't it?

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:39 PM

Lol WUT

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:43 PM

For a kind enemy

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:48 PM

wat

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:52 PM

Lol
Could he also do that for vegan foods?
I never know what i should be eating so it'd be great if Omar could control my diet.
Classic thread.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:59 PM

OMAR CONTROLS THE SPICE



OMAR CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 02:12 PM

Oh dear... now this really is a bit too pretentious.

Someone tie an anchor to those skinny legs of his and bring him back down to earth.




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