I was about to protest against the accusation that we of the general public have too short an attention span, but then I saw a cat running around outside which made me forget what I was going to say. Sad to see this bit go though :(
by Foz @ April 3, 2010, 6:38 AM
sorry, I couldn’t get through the whole thing, when is the news section going up?
give me some free stuff!
by m.i. @ April 3, 2010, 9:48 AM
In Memory of A Form of Paying Attention..
Sub Pop has officially lost it’s voice. Since when do we rely on ‘headlines’ instead of ‘Dear Abby’ for our record needs. Your rants will truly be missed (even if we are only skimming).
by weleavefossils @ April 3, 2010, 9:52 AM
You would be sadly missed if it weren’t a contest and you were really gone…
by Tinalouise @ April 3, 2010, 10:04 AM
A Form of Paying Attention
SEATTLE, WA — A Form of Paying Attention died April 2, 2010 after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Seattle, WA, Feb. 4, 2008, he was the son of Jonathan Poneman. He attended Seattle public schools, graduating from SubPop High School in 1990.
He worked for General Electric all his adult life, starting out sweeping floors at the River Works plant. He took advantage of every promotion offered him, accepting management positions in Lynchburg, Va., Syracuse, N.Y., Pittsfield, Mass., and Sommersworth, N.H.
Besides his wife of 15 years, he is survived by his sons: William of New York, Stephen of Massachusetts, David of California, Jeffrey of Vermont, and John of California. He also leaves a sister, Marilyn Watson of Seattle.
by JRMitchell72 @ April 3, 2010, 11:46 AM
’twas a good column while it lasted.
by divegator @ April 3, 2010, 11:52 AM
A Form Of Paying Attention, the renowned information supplier, sturdier than even the Internet itself, has passed away of unnatural causes. Slackers everywhere breathed a sigh of relief at the knowledge that they could again go back to not paying attention and watching Seinfeld reruns. In lieu of flowers, the family of AFOPA has requested that donations of Record Store Day Items be made to this network.
by mgmlion @ April 4, 2010, 12:51 AM
What was that again?
Wait, what? Who died? The Dum Dum Girls? No way! They were hot, that sucks! My day’s ruined now. Hold on, it’s Easter, maybe they will resurrect. I hope so, I love them..
by Cobain's ghost @ April 4, 2010, 6:22 AM
Here lies ‘A Form of not paying attention’
told us about bands too many too mention
by Danny @ April 4, 2010, 6:28 AM
This is the hardest fucking...
website to shop on – ever! i give up!
by Paulfresno @ April 4, 2010, 8:45 AM
It’s too sad that column is ending…. that will mean a new beggining, as always. Congratulations for your 22th aniversary. You already have the Happy Birthday songs… cheers!!
by Surge @ April 5, 2010, 8:06 AM
i propose voicemail updates… call each and everyone of us.
by unfortunate @ April 5, 2010, 1:29 PM
sub pop – keeping drugs trendy
by lance @ April 5, 2010, 2:21 PM
The Sudden Passing of A Form of Paying Attention
Born sometime in 2008 in the heart of Seattle, WA, “A Form of Paying Attention” gave reason to many of its devoted to keep checking subpop.com in the first few days of each month. As one of the most noticable sections of the website, AFOPA informed Sub Pop fans of new releases, hinted of upcoming shows, and even rewarded showy, elaborate commenters for their creatity and knowledge of themes found in their favorite music. A Form of Paying Attention is survived by its siblings, Shopping Cart, the Tour Page, and FAQ. In lieu of flowers, “A Form of Paying Attention” would have preferred that you simultaneously support your local record store and favorite label by buying a Sub Pop title on April 27th.
by ErickWA @ April 5, 2010, 5:15 PM
by ErickWA @ April 5, 2010, 5:18 PM
A Form of Paying Attention:
Died Tragically Rescuing His Family From The Remains Of A Destroyed Sinking Battleship
by ruffles @ April 8, 2010, 12:15 PM
definitely a great column while it lasted. can’t wait for Saturday!!
by ZacMagnum @ April 15, 2010, 7:38 AM
Record Label Website Column Dies at 2; Record Nerds Left Googling
‘A Form of Paying Attention’ was a Jamaican-Canadian heavyweight boxer and champion who fought as a professional from 1976 until 2000. This website column briefly held the WBC heavyweight title in 1986, before losing it to Mike Tyson on November 22, 1986, by a TKO in the second round. He was the last man to fight Muhammad Ali winning a 10 round unanimous decision in Nassau, Bahamas on December 11, 1981.
by mjalex @ April 15, 2010, 11:02 AM
Paying Attention No More
We say goodbye to A Form of Paying Attention, known to friends and family as the Amazing Reverse Attention Whore, giving things, rather than taking them. They will be sorely missed until something more awesome comes along.
by everpress @ April 15, 2010, 5:00 PM
I had to write a real obituary recently, so I’m glad you’re not really dead. Happy 22, Sub Pop!
by KC3 @ April 15, 2010, 5:09 PM
Inattention kills popular music column.
SEATTLE, Wash. – Sub-popular Internet column A Form of Paying Attention passed away peacefully on April 2, 2010 surrounded by its fans and random people who clicked on a link and had no idea how they ended up there. The blog was two years old. A Form of Paying Attention — affectionately known to close friends and family as AFOPA — was born in Seattle February 4, 2008 to L. Swain and SubPop.com. In 2009, AFOPA set a…
OOOH! SHINY MOVING OBJECT!
by midtownmandy @ April 15, 2010, 5:15 PM
to this column, but birth to a 22nd Anniversary Revelry party?
by kmkenn @ April 15, 2010, 7:55 PM
AFOPA, we hardly knew ye. Can I have free stuff?
by Pgiampi1 @ April 15, 2010, 8:04 PM
We’ll miss CDs, but love the resurrection of vinyl!
by CBCarey @ April 15, 2010, 9:13 PM
i never read your column until the day i joined twitter and saw the sub pop post. well all i can say is if everyday were like this, with so many opportunities to win, accompanied by the loss of A Form of Paying Attention, i would be quite torn the rest of my life. RIP
by Martin R @ April 15, 2010, 11:03 PM
Henry Rollins! The Smiths! Your new obsession!
by lazysunbathers @ April 16, 2010, 1:51 AM
RIP A Form of Paying Attention
It is very great sadness that I inform you of the slow demise of “A Form of Paying Attention”. In its honor there will be an Irish wake this Saturday at your local independent record store. This wake will be know as “Record Store Day”. So don’t fret be merry and celebrate independent music.
by Craig @ April 16, 2010, 7:57 AM
So ready for Saturday…only one more day to go…ahh
by ZacMagnum @ April 16, 2010, 8:33 AM
by snowflake @ April 16, 2010, 12:05 PM
Just got some records, love the note on the back. Thanks for doing good work.
by tinyroads @ April 17, 2010, 12:30 PM
I live in Quebec city, and here, no shop participates to Record Store Day, which sucks really bad! I would love to have the exclusives from Sub Pop!
by eternalangel @ April 17, 2010, 4:08 PM
Went to record store day. First guy in the shop and no “SP20: Casual Nostalgia Fest” Was really looking forward to being well nostalgic from when I was down in Seattle for SP20.
by tysonelder @ April 17, 2010, 10:38 PM
maybe next year we could have nirvana’s love buzz 7" re-released
for all the poor sods that missed it the first time around .
by dan @ April 18, 2010, 1:22 PM
In loving Memory
Lets pay homage to one who understood us youth. Though in the season of dire she wavered much like we all had, in our convictions and our sights, set to the tips of foothills.
The beam of it set apart and lo one night in a garage turned to studio the double barrel shot.
Not even El Douche had the “right to rock” that dirty evening.
by tms @ April 19, 2010, 10:25 PM
Hey guys, it's May now!
Shouldn’t this be updated with a whole new month’s worth of goings-on, derring-do and possibly other stuff where a hyphen may be necessary?
Oh yeah, I forgot. Bugger. I’ll just go play outside for a bit instead…
by Foz @ May 4, 2010, 2:57 PM
Paying Attention No More Part II
Um… Is anyone paying attention? Did anyone win?
by everpress @ May 21, 2010, 4:27 PM
A very nice guy won, but I can’t remember his name right now, and it’s Saturday night and I’m checking in on work. See, I do care! ALSO—things were crazy busy this month and I never got a chance to put up a contest for this month but there will def be one for June!
by L Swain @ May 22, 2010, 10:30 PM
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