So who ARE that insufferable indie couple in the new Hyundai TV ads?

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Are they a real band or just actors? They remind me of the "hipsters" that McDonald's would like us to believe patronize their blubber factories.

Oh, apologies if the couple in question post on this board!

henry s, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh god those fucking ads. every time it's on i just keep telling myself "it's a week after christmas, they have to be stopping soon"

hann am0n tana (some dude), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

these are fucking awful

=(^ • ‿‿ • ^)= (corey), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pomplamoose?!

henry s, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

enjoying the comments on their youtube page

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I hate these commercials so much I may never buy another hyundai.

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

After a couple of 18-game seasons, we won't complain too much when they're announced as the Super Bowl halftime act.

Kip Squashbeef (pixel farmer), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh god those fucking ads. every time it's on i just keep telling myself "it's a week after christmas, they have to be stopping soon"

― hann am0n tana (some dude)

I'm starting to think that advertisers and networks have broken down and decided to make it Christmas year 'round. Hallmark Channel and ABC Family are still broadcasting Christmas movies as well.

Rotating & Blunders (MintIce), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

no way are their commercials as annoying as this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xycnv87N_BU&NR=1

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

serious question: at what point do ppl realize 'preciousness' is a really bland affect

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm starting to think that advertisers and networks have broken down and decided to make it Christmas year 'round. Hallmark Channel and ABC Family are still broadcasting Christmas movies as well.

I say ILX pulls it resources together and releases a charity single called "Don't They Know It's Not Christmas Any More"

"Well tonight thank God it's that hipster, and not youuu"

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

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Poor Earth, Wind And Fire. What has been done to their song...

curmudgeon, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

MOTHERFUCK

my little pony prophecy (will), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

weve covered this in depth on ilnfl btw

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

twee aesthetic has been barely held back from the mainstream for a long time. xmas 2k10 was the dam breaking. there's no turning back now.

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

link xp

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

thread needs whiney

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

what i don't get is how this kind of fuzzy defanged hipster caricature has become representative of 'creative ppl' in general — like wasn't the point that everyone hated hipsters because they made weird offputting music instead of, y'know, covering traditional xmas songs??

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

I suddenly feel like wearing flannel, scarves and knit hats. If I drove a Hyundai, this would mean something.

Rotating & Blunders (MintIce), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

we've invected against this at ilh too

dayo, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

the girl is kinda cute but 'preciousness' is a really bland affect otm. okay yeah u got pretty eyes, but that don't mean you gotta stare into the camera like a deer caught in the high-powered halogen headlights of a brand-new hyundai sonata

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

thread needs whiney

― buzza, Sunday, January 2, 2011 9:38 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

last thing thread needs

call all destroyer, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

was hoping for a poll of which one is more annoying b/c I honestly can't decide

i have been otm (bnw), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

what i don't get is how this kind of fuzzy defanged hipster caricature has become representative of 'creative ppl' in general — like wasn't the point that everyone hated hipsters because they made weird offputting music instead of, y'know, covering traditional xmas songs??

― Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Sunday, January 2, 2011 9:38 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

what is it that even explicitly signals them as "hipsters" or "indie" though? they're just a couple of youngish folks and one of them has a BEARD omg

hann am0n tana (some dude), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

fey instrumentation, muted singing, chintzy sets

call all destroyer, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

like i definitely hate the "i heard Cat Power and i think i'm just gonna kinda ride that out instead of ever trying to really sing" type singing and it is kind of indie but it's funny how people watch a couple wearing christmas sweaters and singing jingle bells and go "ugh HIPSTERS"

hann am0n tana (some dude), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

post-AnCo attitude of wide-eyed [literally!] naivete

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

the guy pops out of the trunk and blows snow everywhere --> everyone knows you're not supposed to shut yourself inside a trunk! silly hipsters!!

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

The female half of the moose is more annoying why because because she never moves her head she just moves her eyeballs.

Kip Squashbeef (pixel farmer), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

what i don't get is how this kind of fuzzy defanged hipster caricature has become representative of 'creative ppl' in general — like wasn't the point that everyone hated hipsters because they made weird offputting music instead of, y'know, covering traditional xmas songs??

Behind every guy in a noiseband is just a dude who wants to cover "Christmas Time is Here" using a xylophone and ukulele, buy adobe slabs etc

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

santa hats that u can tell they're wearing 'ironically' — like some poor lil bro from wardrobe brought them out and they went "oh yeah, this'll be just perfect"

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

I tried to lsiten to "September" but once they got to the chorus i had to shut it off so i could quickly compose a will before DYING

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

What's that thread from two or three years ago about how before a currently trendy genre dies it needs to have a band become popular who is almost a satire of it? e.g. before garage rock revivalism died we needed Jet.

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

hi guys

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

hi! i can't possibly imagine what your opinion on this will be!

call all destroyer, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i55.tinypic.com/2iawqvq.gif

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 02:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

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i think they're horrible people!

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

twee aesthetic has been barely held back from the mainstream for a long time. xmas 2k10 was the dam breaking. there's no turning back now.

― Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy)

I thought that Owl City invading the tweens' bedrooms a year earlier had been that.

Why doesn't anybody really sing anymore instead of just kind of croaking a melody? heyyoukidsgetoffmylawn.jpg

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

^ ilx buried my heyyoukidsgetoffmylawn.jpg punchline there.

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Monday, 3 January 2011 02:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

i like this band. here is a song of theirs i enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uolz7V12evc

tbf i haven't listened to/seen the hyundai commercial because christmas songs generally fill me with rage.

illiterate and hateful, as expected (reddening), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

maybe they actually hate hipsters, like i've heard that people who dress like intolerable obnoxious hipsters and have hipster affectations are often the sorts who spend 24/7 railing against hipsters.

omar little, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

they wont admit that in a commercial tho cuz it wont help sell hyundais

or would it?

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

i mean, whatever it's not shocking that since "indie rock" is big-business/cultural movement now that the think most marketable to middle america is the safe/tame/cuteypoo parts and not Pissed Jeans.

i mean if Garden State/Juno/Arcade Fire was "modern indie's" "nirvana moment" on whatever microcosmic level which means SNL and car commercials 6 years later, we're already at the nickelback/creed stage of thangs.

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

like i definitely hate the "i heard Cat Power and i think i'm just gonna kinda ride that out instead of ever trying to really sing" type singing and it is kind of indie but it's funny how people watch a couple wearing christmas sweaters and singing jingle bells and go "ugh HIPSTERS"

― hann am0n tana (some dude), Sunday, January 2, 2011 8:42 PM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i dunno this seems p twee to me

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

i mean these people are hipsters like nickelback are grunge-rockers, which is basically just proof of what little/if any weight that term/movement is going to carry in 2011 and 2012

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

more accurately:

these people are "hipsters" like stone temple pilots was "alternative"

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hFT853OYfg
Toy pianos and xylophones add to tweeness.

Rotating & Blunders (MintIce), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

what little/if any weight that term/movement is going to carry in 2011 and 2012

this is what we have carles for

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm sure the oppressive irony/sarcasm of the 70s/80s babies

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/3/33/20070205184917!Homerpalooza.png

grown into Gawker-readind snarko A-dults caused this backlash of SUPER SINCERE peter pan adobe slab nostLOLgiawave like Neon Cassette Teen Beach bands AND ALSO this cuet twee ellen page burgerphone music from kids young enough to see Max Keeble make his Big Moves.

so honestly we have no one to blame but oursleves

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

So is this girl's Cat Power-style singing the female version of Wayne Coyne/Jonathan Donahue/Daniel Johnston guy-with-cracked-voice singing?

And this whole debate is sort of funny because it's another case of ILX-types thinking a trend was dead or dying years ago (in this case the twee aesthetic et al) and now seeing that it's far from it.

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

weve covered this in depth on ilnfl btw

― ice cr?m, Sunday, January 2, 2011 9:30 PM (41 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

we've invected against this at ilh too

― dayo, Sunday, January 2, 2011 9:39 PM (31 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yes actually more on ilh but both places - sports fans for whatever reason have been non stop tortured w/these fucks for the last 60 days - girl is p hot tho

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

And whiney: I thought you were exaggerating or really scraping the bottom of the barrel last year for those post-anco band names, but then as the year continued I would hear people talk about "Universal Studios, FL." Seeing Pwin Teaks on a music site was the turning point.

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

btw they have been youtube sensations for at least a couple years

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

Whiney do you ever get out of Brooklyn

ARP 2600 vs. Atari 2600 (Ówen P.), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

last time i checked these guys were on national TV ads and not Brooklyn so?

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIr8-f2OWhs

this is the worst shit btw enjoy

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

pom*plop*moose

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

their name is pomplamoose? oh.

i thought they were the arcade fire.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 3 January 2011 03:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

we can take consolation in the fact that the girl is obviously suffering from

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

we should feel sorry for her

dayo, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

"pomplamoose" reminds me of this

http://amoscontentgroup.com/amos/upload/2010/08/pompatus.jpg

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

this thread is making me think about why i like this band so here are my reasons.

1. they remind me pleasantly of some friends i have in portland, only these people are rich because their youtube glories propelled them to car commerical fame, while my friends are rich because they have rich parents.

2. i like the sound of cat power's voice only i have heard all the cat power songs.

3. there's a lack of pretty female harmonies in the other music i listen to and this is fulfilling that urge.

also i've never paid much attention to animal collective/arcade fire etc. so maybe this segement of indie-hood has some novelty value for me.

illiterate and hateful, as expected (reddening), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

pamplemousse = grapefruit

=(^ • ‿‿ • ^)= (corey), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

On April 11, 2010, the band was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered. Conte discussed the "glitz-free" manner in which they record:

"I guess I kinda don't like how there's such a pedestal for music culture and especially for band culture, it just feels fake; it feels like smoke and mirrors. I feel like music doesn't have to be like that. It can be something that's very normal and very accessible."

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

America should help n korea bomb the south for letting hyundai run those commercials past the 25th

― infinity rebounding stats (m bison)


^^^otm

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp lol delusions

call all destroyer, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

t/s these commercials vs. the honda vampy weekend ones

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

both of which are FOR SOME REASON STILL RUNNING

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

I can't even do this

ARP 2600 vs. Atari 2600 (Ówen P.), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

hillfigger vampire weekend is fairly embarrassing

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFiBnd0zBFM

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've never been to Brooklyn, btw

puff pastry hangman (admrl), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

The people in this ad seem to me like they live in Chicago, for some reason

puff pastry hangman (admrl), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

"I guess I kinda don't like how there's such a pedestal for music culture and especially for band culture, it just feels fake; it feels like smoke and mirrors. I feel like music doesn't have to be like that. It can be something that's very normal and very accessible."

fwiw they're talking about the way their videos play out: like the kutiman "thru you" thing, all the images on the screen correspond to sounds being produced in the song. so like if there's four-part harmony they shove in four shots of the girl singing all the different parts, etc.

illiterate and hateful, as expected (reddening), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

i guess they imagine a world where no one understands multi-track recording

call all destroyer, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

i mean you gotta sing it four times, right. like that actually happens in reality, for your four-part harmony you gotta sing four times.

illiterate and hateful, as expected (reddening), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

this girl is really ANNOYING amirite fellas

(no, she really is)

dayo, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

the reason i actually hate these guys is the proliferation of non-band recording acts so fuck their multi-tracking imo

call all destroyer, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

the girls tuneless voice and lameo affectation is maybe the most grating part, she just really has no feel for singing

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

the real question is whether the "images on the screen [that] correspond to sounds being produced in the song" were actually recorded at the same time as the sounds — because if not then that is some bullshit

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

insulting to grapefruit :(

teledyldonix, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

hahaaaa

call all destroyer, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

i wld disagree that she has "no feel for singing" — it's more that she has perfected a brand of singing which i have no desire to hear, like yodelling or black metal growls

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah no kidding vin de pamplemousse is some bomb-ass drinking fun, like white sangria but better.

xxp

sleeve, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

hmm imo not only is the style of singing shes chosen unappealing shes also horrible at it

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

you know, when I listen to music, the first thing I always think is "wouldn't it be awesome if I could see the musicians in the studio playing all the parts at the same time" and then I found pamplamoose and now I am happy

dayo, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

also the fact that she spells her name 'nataly' is somehow infuriating

dayo, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

hardly a cogent criticism of pomplamoose, you'll need to take that up with pomplamom

illiterate and hateful, as expected (reddening), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

1. they remind me pleasantly of some friends i have in portland, only these people are rich because their youtube glories propelled them to car commerical fame, while my friends are rich because they have rich parents.

they are so pdx it's painful.

tears of a self-clowning oven (The Reverend), Monday, 3 January 2011 03:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

every time i see that commercial i'm glad i left.

tears of a self-clowning oven (The Reverend), Monday, 3 January 2011 04:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

really, these commercials barely even register on my bloodboil-ometer, but that EW&F raping upthread is simply beyond the pale

my little pony prophecy (will), Monday, 3 January 2011 04:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

this thread horrifies me

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Monday, 3 January 2011 04:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

like i definitely hate the "i heard Cat Power and i think i'm just gonna kinda ride that out instead of ever trying to really sing" type singing and it is kind of indie but it's funny how people watch a couple wearing christmas sweaters and singing jingle bells and go "ugh HIPSTERS"

― hann am0n tana (some dude), Sunday, January 2, 2011 9:42 PM (1 hour ago)

This type of indie singing is really annoying because it reminds me of the nose-holding chewbacca thing that happened in the 90s with Jewel, etc.
Its not really hipster, but they aren't too much of any one thing because they are trying to appeal to and identify with youtube watching vaguely indie-minded young people. The whole thing is like this safe quirkiness and its blatant marketing intentions make it more annoying than most other stupid slightly less blatant commercials. I'm sure this isn't news to anybody but this commercial has been bugging the shit out of me for awhile and I'm glad a thread for it exists to vent on.

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Monday, 3 January 2011 04:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

my dark twisted pomplamoose

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 3 January 2011 04:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

I am halfway through the EWF video and I can't even watch it, I need to keep it in another browser tab and look at it, because

we need to destroy humanity, start again, we have fouled this earth, blessed are the dead...

dayo, Monday, 3 January 2011 04:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

so they're a cover band?

billstevejim, Monday, 3 January 2011 04:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

dayo, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Monday, 3 January 2011 05:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i55.tinypic.com/2iawqvq.gif

^ best post of 2011

aka the pope (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 3 January 2011 05:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

evan I thought you were referencing a GYBE song and then I googled it and it's even worse

dayo, Monday, 3 January 2011 05:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

maybe they actually hate hipsters, like i've heard that people who dress like intolerable obnoxious hipsters and have hipster affectations are often the sorts who spend 24/7 railing against hipsters.

― omar little, Sunday, January 2, 2011 9:00 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

you turned the mirror on us!

but 4 srs, pretty much everyone watching football today was bitching about them on twitter, hardly limited to ilx hipster crit circles.

i have been otm (bnw), Monday, 3 January 2011 05:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh wait, i get it... they made videos for a shitload of covers with intentions of going viral.

that's like a band who only releases covers for their singles. like what smash mouth did.

billstevejim, Monday, 3 January 2011 05:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

evan I thought you were referencing a GYBE song and then I googled it and it's even worse

― dayo, Monday, January 3, 2011 12:24 AM (1 hour ago)

Haha!

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Monday, 3 January 2011 06:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

eugh the ewf cover makes me want to shoot myself

a no-fault dick to suck. (the table is the table), Monday, 3 January 2011 06:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think an unforseen downside to the shuttering/employment cutbacks of places like Borders and Kinkos/Fed Ex Starship is it's giving all their ex-clerks more time to create this shit.

Your cousin, Marvin Cobain (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 3 January 2011 07:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

what clerk makes the worst bedroom musician

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 3 January 2011 07:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

tbh i knew as soon as i saw these ads that there would be an ilx thread about the incredible awfulness of this pair.

omar little, Monday, 3 January 2011 07:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Like I def 100% understand Hyundai wanting to hop on the "indie" bandwagon and all; but i don't get why they would use it to aggressively market to football fans

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 07:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha otm

tears of a self-clowning oven (The Reverend), Monday, 3 January 2011 07:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

The movie Juno was definitely ground zero for this kind of shit.
I think i agree with whiney that we're at the nickelback stage of things, but what I don't understand is: as incredibly massive nickelback still are, i can go months and months without hearing them or anyone else with that "approach" to music...i don't have to go out of my way to avoid that stuff while i go about my daily routine among the general population...yet this pamplemoose kind of stuff seems UNAVOIDABLE. Will twee be bigger than nickelback? (and wont it be something if twee music eventually replaces the now obligatory nickelback/satriani-type music that ALWAYS accompanies sports highlights.)

Sanford, Monday, 3 January 2011 07:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

I kinda wondered the same thing about Cisco placing the Ellen Page ads during games.

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Your cousin, Marvin Cobain (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 3 January 2011 07:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

def some insufferable indie types on ilnfl

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 07:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/jKIEi.gif

omar little, Monday, 3 January 2011 07:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Will twee be bigger than nickelback?

ha i wanna post a chart of the college degree vs non-college unemployment rate as response to this. but i dunno if that would really be right, as an argument

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 08:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/LRdjQ.jpg

☜(⌒▽⌒)☞ (jeff), Monday, 3 January 2011 08:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

in the twee to nickelback continuum there is also a chart to be made based on how far forward or how far back "band person" tilts their head when they are photographed, while still maintaining eye contact with camera...

Sanford, Monday, 3 January 2011 08:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

If you're Belle and Sebastian or Camera Obscura are you a bit :-/ that you arrived on the scene too early, or are you happy for being the forerunner?

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 09:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Been waiting for this thread to happen.

That's life in the world of shadows, Garkun. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 3 January 2011 09:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

I have noticed this trend with a lot of commercials lately. The Progressive ones with Flo have been running for a couple years now and they seem designed to piss off everybody. I think everyone has that one where she keeps yelling "discount!" over and over completely memorized against their will. Other ones include the Geico commercials with like, the pig or the woodchucks, just completely obnoxious and unfunny, or like the State Farm one with the hipster teenagers with the blank faces who summon Bob Barker. The Miller Lite "man up" commercials are the worst, yes people wear stupid clothes in public but the characters in those ads do not act like any actual person that anybody has ever met. Like it's the bartenders job to point out that Miller Lite has more flavor than "Light Beer", and then insult the customers. There's one where the guy who wears sunglasses cannot 'see' the difference between the regular bottle of beer and the vortex bottle, as if there actually exists a bar that serves both. Oh yeah, and the guy is so lame that he loves the song "sunglasses at night" even though he won't admit it. Just like a real person. You have to wonder if these commercials actually appeal to anybody or if they're just supposed to stick in your craw. I admit they do a pretty good job of that. I think these ones are kind of the same. Her delivery is so monotone and emotionless, yet I have no doubt that they're the kind of group that will hold a contest where they literally come to your house dressed in sweaters to sing Christmas songs and eat cookies.

frogbs, Monday, 3 January 2011 14:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

why u so mad?

tears of a self-clowning oven (The Reverend), Monday, 3 January 2011 14:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think i agree with whiney that we're at the nickelback stage of things, but what I don't understand is: as incredibly massive nickelback still are, i can go months and months without hearing them or anyone else with that "approach" to music...i don't have to go out of my way to avoid that stuff while i go about my daily routine among the general population...

Dude, i live in ALL CAPS OMG HIPSTER BROOKLYN as sarahel and Owen P will point out forever, and I still occassionally hear the barrell-scrapings of the post-Nickelback universe—whether it be an electronics store playing a Daughtry song, or the theme to Sarah Palin's TV show, or the commercial to like any action movie made in the last five years

our man flint flo$$y (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 14:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Jesus that thing she does with her eyes. She probably can't give a blowjob without being twee.

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 14:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

*waits for that to be posted to o_O*

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 14:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah it does seem to be like the first thing u thought of

zvookster, Monday, 3 January 2011 14:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

fucking hate this commercial

but it could have happened when i was playing tesla (chrisv2010), Monday, 3 January 2011 14:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

who can you blame for the default indie cutesy lady voice? not just kimya dawson. though she has a lot to answer for.

scott seward, Monday, 3 January 2011 15:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

some people can make it work i guess. kinda like the female version of the horrible john mayer-esque voice that i hate though. all those dudes wearing snazzy hats on america's got talent.

scott seward, Monday, 3 January 2011 15:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

Would like to see a parody or retort where these guys get crushed by 280 lb. linebackers just as they go for a xylophone solo

calstars, Monday, 3 January 2011 15:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

that snazzy hat white dude voice has to die. really die. forever. even that dancey dude with the big hit has that voice. um, i can't think of his name. he was on the big t.v. new years show. hate that song.

scott seward, Monday, 3 January 2011 15:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

cooler than me! gah, i hate that thing. backing track is actually half okay. wasted on that guy though. ick.

scott seward, Monday, 3 January 2011 15:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

The girl is really] cute but the guy has serious problems. I think she is his slave

kkvgz, Monday, 3 January 2011 15:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

whatever cuteness the girl has is obliterated by her inability to blink or show any other expression than "distressed ingenue bravely soldiers on"

dayo, Monday, 3 January 2011 15:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

reminds me of spy magazine's classic "faux-naif" article from the 80's. that was brilliant.

scott seward, Monday, 3 January 2011 15:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

I tried to lsiten to "September" but once they got to the chorusput a fucking Muppet on the kickdrum pedal in the very first shot i had to shut it off so i could quickly compose a will before DYING

He stayed true to what he is. Now he murders deer! (Dan Peterson), Monday, 3 January 2011 15:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

Threads like this make me really miss Alex in NYC. Only he can truly muster the necessary levels of vitriol.

that's not funny. (unperson), Monday, 3 January 2011 15:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

Dan Peterson OTM.

I've never seen such joyless "humor"

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 15:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

the commercial would be better if he bent her over the sonata.

but it could have happened when i was playing tesla (chrisv2010), Monday, 3 January 2011 15:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

who can you blame for the default indie cutesy lady voice? not just kimya dawson. though she has a lot to answer for.

― scott seward, Monday, January 3, 2011 9:02 AM (26 minutes ago) Bookmark

ms pomplamoose does something to her vowels to signify "old timey". i don't know anything pre-rock pop vocal stuff, who is she imitating? with the close harmonies and all. ("why would you do this" being the next question)

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 15:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

guys she is just doing the blandest zooey deschanel impression the entire time. big doey limpid drownable eyes and 'old-timey' vocals

ullr saves (gbx), Monday, 3 January 2011 15:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

The people in this ad seem to me like they live in Chicago, for some reason

― puff pastry hangman (admrl), Sunday, January 2, 2011 9:36 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

i was thinking PDX or s mpls, tbh

ullr saves (gbx), Monday, 3 January 2011 15:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

who to blame for the default indie cutesy lady voice?
what's her face from those first Belle and Sebastian cds, maybe...

(i also completely overlooked upthread that i do hear nickelback type sounds whenever i watch hockey highlights on tv)

Sanford, Monday, 3 January 2011 15:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

i hate the guy in this duo a lot more than the girl now

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 15:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

wiki says "Origin: Corte Madera, California"

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

anyway this stuff always makes me vaguely embarrassed because i know and like some ppl that are really into this whole....aesthetic? like specifically the "twee boy-girl duo playing pawnshop instruments in an attic" aesthetic.

ullr saves (gbx), Monday, 3 January 2011 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

wait...it's that VU song! the "i'm sticking with you" Moe Tucker thing! That's DEFINITELY to blame.

Sanford, Monday, 3 January 2011 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

(xpost) Close harmonies (Andrews/Boswell Sisters etc.) isn't really what seems to be the main feature here. (I have slightly more use for something like The Puppinis than this.) And it's not the Squirrel Nut Zippers type of Billie Holiday-aping, either. There's a deadpan artlessness of the vocals here that do remind me (as Scott mentioned) of Kimya Dawson, but I don't know how prevalent it was before that. Maybe it IS Moe Tucker!

He stayed true to what he is. Now he murders deer! (Dan Peterson), Monday, 3 January 2011 15:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

this chick has adopted, like, the timbre and tone of, say, cat power (kinda warm and croony) but missed the dynamics altogether. like, she has a "pretty" voice, for singing in the shower or quietly in the kitchen or on a walk or w/e, but not a good one.

ullr saves (gbx), Monday, 3 January 2011 15:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

who to blame for the default indie cutesy lady voice?

Cat Power then Feist made it more mainstream?

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

compare and contrast: twee hyundai commercial vs. truvia commercial, which i think is performed by a twee version of "cathy":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzsTU60egf4

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

What is more irritating this or the Dawson's Creek "I don't want to wait" 90s chewbacca trend?

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

how did chewbacca get roped into this? is this some crimes of lucas thing?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 3 January 2011 16:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Cat Power stuff I'm familiar with always seemed to going more for dark and tortured than fey and wacky.

Yeah, that Truvia conmmercial is totally this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFvRe_Zk3VI

He stayed true to what he is. Now he murders deer! (Dan Peterson), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

Whenever they used to sing out an "R" sound it reminded me of chewbacca. Think Jewel. They were all doing that back then.

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wow that is so fucking twee.

I will always think of you, while (quite) fondly, myself (Evan), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

actual serious question: does backing music like this indicate "product is being marketed to women?" (plainly the case for truvia, wondering if this is also hyundai's aim)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

wow @ that video

ullr saves (gbx), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

wait...it's that VU song! the "i'm sticking with you" Moe Tucker thing! That's DEFINITELY to blame.

― Sanford, Monday, January 3, 2011 10:51 AM (25 minutes ago) Bookmark

OTM. I was about to say Georgia Hubley, but yeah, it's Tucker.

Son of Sisyphus of Reaganing (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

So why do I love Moe Tucker and hate this?

He stayed true to what he is. Now he murders deer! (Dan Peterson), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

I mean, some things are good and some things are bad, even if they share sonic features! You think you hate the sonic features but you just hate misuse of the sonic features. E.G. I like Garfunkel and Oates and I cannot lie.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

Moe sounds intimate and this sounds highly over-produced?

xpost

Please fetishize responsibly (Michael White), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah its funny cuz i DO like plenty of twee stuff. whatsherface from the pastels used to do a total moe tucker rip, but i really liked it. guess it just depends.

scott seward, Monday, 3 January 2011 16:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's cos twee is fine in the privacy of your own home but kinda shameful in the public arena of shilling for car manufacturers

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

like what could be less twee than advertising - therefore you get false twee consciousness

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Research indicates the Truvia singer is Rebecca Zapen, this video is really similar to the Pomplamoose one, and all sorts of twee, and yet I kinda like it. Some of her other stuff sounds like The Roches, whom I love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw3l31HiZY8

He stayed true to what he is. Now he murders deer! (Dan Peterson), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'd much prefer terrible music used to shill cars than music that has any value to me, like say weird al yankovic.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 3 January 2011 16:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

So why do I love Moe Tucker and hate this?
You should hate them both

Sanford, Monday, 3 January 2011 16:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pomplamoose opened for the Dresden Dolls on NYE here in SF at the Warfield. I somehow negelected to attend.

Please fetishize responsibly (Michael White), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

i just started a thread about twee girls! but i like this for some reason. maybe cuz they live in spain? and don't sing in english? and i don't even hate their twee waking up in their apartment video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_OlFQEcUnk

scott seward, Monday, 3 January 2011 16:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

would actually make a really good car commercial ditty too.

scott seward, Monday, 3 January 2011 16:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

twee girls are fine, twee indie is generally pretty stellar ime, this car commercial isn't twee but rather a feist knockoff doing christmas jingles and nothing more. twee is something else entirely i think.

omar little, Monday, 3 January 2011 16:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

would you want tullycraft shilling for nissan leaf though?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 3 January 2011 16:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

'the punks are driving EV cars whoa-OH!'

Philip Nunez, Monday, 3 January 2011 16:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah you are right. i am a twee fan. calling it insufferable indie is the way to go.

scott seward, Monday, 3 January 2011 16:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

i feel like there is twee the specific musical subgenre and there is twee the ever expanding cutesy culture, these fools fit into the latter if not the former

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 16:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

What particularly irritates me about them is their seeming lack of enthusiasm for their own schtick. They remind me of when 60s/70s pop or country singers would phone in half-hearted psych tunes to stay relevant.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 16:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

its more like they think being nbd is a virtue, jus having a lil fun u know, virally marketing ourselves

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 16:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

What particularly irritates me about them is their seeming lack of enthusiasm for their own schtick. They remind me of when 60s/70s pop or country singers would phone in half-hearted psych tunes to stay relevant.
He's too enthusiastic, and she's so concerned with maintaining that deer-in-headlights money shot look that she APPEARS to be phoning it in (she's really working overtime to keep her head perched on her shoulders "just so"...)

Sanford, Monday, 3 January 2011 17:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

And another thing! Why do young people want "comb overs" so bad? You're not going bald! You can have a normal haircut!

Sanford, Monday, 3 January 2011 17:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

Watching the original commercial is even funnier after reading the thread.

And the dude in the commercial is engaging in another indie trope that's long in the tooth at this point: ironic wackiness and self-conscious overacting

And that kimya dawson video is reason #34 Diablo Cody needed to be put in the stocks for a month back in 2008.

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 17:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

guess nabisco really is gone, 500 mentions of the word "twee" itt not enough to bring him back.

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 17:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost -- that's what I meant about "phoned in"; it's like the guy isn't even sincere in his irony.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 17:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

the way she harmonizes with herself is strange. traditionally when singers multitrack their own voices, they're trying to make their music sound fuller, more polished, more professional, etc., and this goes as far back as Les Paul & Mary Ford wowing space age audiences with fancy new magnetic tape technology, or Skeeter Davis masking her rather thin-sounding voice. but with Pomplamoose, her harmonies are so amateurish that they only increase the awkwardly precious, off-kilter feel of the music, to the point where I wonder if she's failing at sounding pretty or succeeding at sounding ugly ( their 'Sound of Music' cover is as good an example as any). I guess it isn't so strange, though, once you realize sounding pretty in an ugly way is one of dominant aesthetics of old-school twee.

I wonder though, is elaborate self-harmonizing a common feature in indie-pop, either in 2011 or 1995? it seems like the kind of trick that indie pop kids shy away from because it breaks the illusion of a down-to-earth band laying everything down in one take. this song (or, rather, the Carousel's entire discography) from 1991 comes to mind...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcErPvjp-R8

but aside from the lo-fi sound quality, this is quite polished and professional, and it shows an ex Talulah Gosh member's attempt to distance herself from that band's reputation for shambling incompetence. it's basically the opposite of what Pomplamoose achieve.

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't consider Pomplamoose insincere though. they're extremely self-conscious and image-obsessed, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're bored with it all. well I'm not sure about the bearded guy, but the singer seems like she must've watched the Vivian Girls' "Tell the World" video a thousand times and was like, "oh squeee, I want to be them!" and she got so good at aping that deadpan look and delivery that she never breaks character during the songs. when a musician's schtick is feigned unenthusiasm, it's hard to tell if they're genuinely unenthusiastic when the music stops, but judging by some of the banter tacked onto the end of some of their videos, they seems totally perky and into what they're doing, even if they come off as creepy and garish to me and a lot of other people in this thread.

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

(btw I'm no Pomplamoose apologist. most of what I've heard from them is utterly meh, although I kinda like their Lady Gaga cover)

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

"their Lady Gaga cover"

Oh god, it was just inevitable that this would exist, wasn't it.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

but judging by some of the banter tacked onto the end of some of their videos

Wow, you made it to the end?

billstevejim, Monday, 3 January 2011 18:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

More than once?

billstevejim, Monday, 3 January 2011 18:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

with liberal use of the fast forward feature, yes. I don't have a will of iron, y'know.

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm curious what youtube stars people would find less irritating to see on a commercial?
i was not so much irritated but saddened a little to find keyboard cat shilling pistachios with "snookie"

Philip Nunez, Monday, 3 January 2011 18:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

but with Pomplamoose, her harmonies are so amateurish that they only increase the awkwardly precious, off-kilter feel of the music

isn't that on purpose? they're going for a lite(white?;-))-jazz sound. apparently the guy's dad was a jazz pianist

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

I would actually like these people better if they'd take the logical step of adding a bandmate or two and becoming the New Monkees.

Kip Squashbeef (pixel farmer), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pomplam0n

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 18:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm curious what youtube stars people would find less irritating to see on a commercial?

Literally every single one.

abcfsk, Monday, 3 January 2011 18:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Tay Zonday's shilling for Dr. Pepper just made him cuter, really.

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

ftr i find kutiman wholly enjoyable

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 18:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

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

Genres: Indie Jazz, Alternative, Indie rock

http://forums.macresource.com/smileys/barf.gif

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

So far, Pomplamoose is still somewhat obscure but has procured a small, yet intense fan base of fellow YouTubers. All it will take is the acknowledgement and approval of the Converse-wearing set and their fame catapult them into ubiquity.

Converse-wearing set

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

you guys would rather see autotune news dudes + jonathan coulton covering joy division?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 3 January 2011 18:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

Whatever. I'm (good lord) 42 and I still wear them. I wear a lot of other things too, but I still wear my Chucks. Sue me.

― Alex in NYC, Monday, April 5, 2010 3:01 PM

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/433164_o.gif

the singer's mannerisms don't really bother me much tbqf, but the dude's are pretty annoying.

omar little, Monday, 3 January 2011 18:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

isn't that on purpose? they're going for a lite(white?;-))-jazz sound. apparently the guy's dad was a jazz pianist

yeah, I can hear some of that (but how u kno so much about insufferable indie guy's family?) in the "Deck the Halls" clip, which is pretty darn slick and normal by their standards. but based on some of their more off-key fuckups, I can't tell if they're shambling indie ingenues or, like, classically-trained professionals playing the part of shambling indie ingenues.

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

I don't particularly care either way tho. just boredly ilx'ing to myself at the moment.

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

I wonder though, is elaborate self-harmonizing a common feature in indie-pop, either in 2011 or 1995? it seems like the kind of trick that indie pop kids shy away from because it breaks the illusion of a down-to-earth band laying everything down in one take.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgNzQFKjbRc

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

(but how u kno so much about insufferable indie guy's family?)

i went to their website and saw this video
http://s293116852.onlinehome.us/about/

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

'when does the sex tape drop' i think is what we are all really wondering

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 18:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

fwiw I find her beauty mark gross

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

BTW, these jackasses are from SF, not Portland.

Darin, Monday, 3 January 2011 18:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

dude its a mark of beauty xp

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 18:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

hyundai sex tape

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 18:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

have been hating these commercials all xmas break, tho actually just watched the (seemingly unwatchable) beyonce cover video, and they changed the music enough to where I'm wondering if I'd hate them so much had the commercial just been that cover. I don't know enough about twee to hate it in any articulate way, but I do know I hate that weird look this girl is always giving the camera, and that vibrato style. Obviously she can hold a tune, but it's like she's trying to *not* project, to sound frail or something.

The guy, I didn't much have an opinion on -- to be honest, he seemed really enthusiastic, so I wasn't for sure this was a real band, or just actors.

Dominique, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

is it also hyundai that's doing those kind of subtle mashups between pop songs and xmas tunes? like they'll include the riff but won't put in the chorus which would be the normal mode of doing things. (like if you paid for the rights, you'd probably want to hammer it to the audience to get your money's worth, but they didn't do that here)

Philip Nunez, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

ooh which chain had those ads with christmas tunes over the "bust a move" beat? those worked surprisingly well

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah that might be it! I want to say target, but maybe it didn't work well at all if i can't remember if the gimmick was for target or hyundai.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

And while we're talking about other annoying Christmas commercials w/ songs: this Jingle Bells/Our House mash-up was on every other commercial and was driving me crazy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3_DENeBHWA&feature=related

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

What happened to the good old days of commercials during football games being about slightly funny Paul Ruddish bros, and buxom friendly girls, selling us pizza and bear through kinda funny jokes?

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

the one i'm thinking of might have been part of that campaign

xp

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

*beer

Although the bear era was wonderful too

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

they sell bears in the States? you disgusting savages

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Monday, 3 January 2011 19:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

ah too late

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Monday, 3 January 2011 19:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

In this thread I found out that you pronounce Hyundai different over there. We say Hi-Und-Eye.

sonofstan, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

jag you are

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

you're right, verizon is the culprit. sorry for blaming hyundai and target, and sorry for remembering it being subtle.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

chick is prolific

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGet1RX9MdE&feature=related

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

Natalie Dawn Knutsen, performing under the name Nataly Dawn

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

h8 stupid youtubes w/like 1m cuts cause people cant get it together to speak intelligibly at the camera for more than 2 seconds at a time

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

cute girl, looks like my sister minus the cigs and plus some moles.

i feel bad for her being with the gay jewish guy. Other than that, pretty good stuff.

ichbineintoober 1 day ago

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

good dn imo

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 19:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

love that the new vanguard of "independent music" is basically trying to be a glorified lolcat

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 19:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

shillcat

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 19:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

i must confess i liked the lolcat version of the white stripes much more than the actual white stripes.
(who were also appropriated by quiznos for shilling)

Philip Nunez, Monday, 3 January 2011 19:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

get in on the ground floor with pomplamoose make $$

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

make those pomplabucks

kkvgz, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

'i actually thought it would be a woman but it wasnt *shrug*' is a p funny joke, besides that fuck these repulsive corporate whores

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

2010: The Year Corny Indie Broke

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's hard out here for a pomplamoose

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

'MUSICIANS WANTED' is such a bullshit deceptive title like pamplmoose wants to jam w/u but no theyre just shilling for utube, dreams crushed 4ever

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

is this the same gal??

http://www.jknutsen.com/about_us.htm

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

OMFG

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

j/k knutsen

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

nice find

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

SCOOP

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thank you for your heart for Europeans!

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

2005: Following graduation from a French high school, Natalie is currently in her senior year at a US university.

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

Nataly Dawn is the lead vocalist of Pomplamoose, an independent band recognized for their upbeat and whimsical "videosongs", a medium invented by Nataly's band mate, Jack Conte.

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

so is nataly dawn dawn or natalie

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

does it matter, pomplamoose invented steampunk and music videos, also the internet

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

is this gonna end up being jesus shit just like icp, i dont think i can go through that again

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

'dawn' is the mom 'natalie dawn' aka 'nataly' is the daughter

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

looking for love in all the rong places

xp

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

fuckin magnets, how cuet!

Xp

Z-Ro Price (m bison), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

is this gonna end up being jesus shit just like icp, i dont think i can go through that again

― ice cr?m, Monday, January 3, 2011 2:22 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

well, as has been pointed out, she did end up with a gay jewish guy (not jesus)

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

fuck what if he is jesus tho

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

*thinks abt it*

Z-Ro Price (m bison), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

EuroBoost was launched in 2005 in response to the enormous need for church planting in Europe. It is difficult for most Americans to imagine the stark lack of Evangelical churches across Europe. There are literally thousands of cities with no evangelical witness and even more cities without a Spirit-filled church.

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

PLANT A CHURCH HARVEST A NATION MUSICIANS WANTED

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Current projects can be seen in Spain, Germany, Croatia, France, the UK, as well as in politically sensitive countries.

"If the Muslim king asks: we've been building a school"

Cunga, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

this shit goes deep

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

OMGNFW!

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Who are the insufferable indie couple in the new Hyundai ads indeed.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

There are literally thousands of cities with no evangelical witness and even more cities without a Spirit-filled church.

i can't even decide which nerdy history joke to make here

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Jim, Dawn and Natalie Knutsen began ministering in Europe in 1996"

So wait, did Dawn and Natalie fuse?

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

do u think natty is tryina con vert the gay jew to str8 xtianity??

Z-Ro Price (m bison), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol poor Europe and their stark lack of churches!

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

i am sensing a gawker exclusive approaching

xp lack of spirit filled churches. whore of babylon does not count.

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

max why is gawker so behind on this story

lol xp

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol, i was gonna say, "max, this one's for u"

; )

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol @ all this

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

hey wheres max he should post something about this

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

ilx is the new julian assange

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Shilling In the Name Of

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

this family is knuts

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.jknutsen.com/Logo%20Banner.jpg

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

PLANT A CHURCH HARVEST A NATION BUY A HYUNDAI

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

ANATION

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

HYUNDAI'D ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

gold

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

Nataly Dawn’s Education

*
Stanford University

MA , French Literature , 2007 — 2009

*
Stanford University

BA , Art Practice , 2005 — 2009

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

secret world of beards

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

lmao nicole

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

half-bored interest in harvesting souls

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Whiney, thx for new screen name.

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

more like sanctified lolcat, it seems

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

im imagining the pomplmoose guy happening across that herzog macro chuckling slightly to himself and rubbing his hands together while checking his youtube partner account balance

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

glad this thread actually lived up to title

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

"videosongs"?

the bear in the bumper car (rip van wanko), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

#euroboost

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 20:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol http://twitter.com/#!/search/pomplamoose this shit is a hot topic right now

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 20:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

From that feed:

1000TimesYes Re: Pomplamoose RT @ichlugebullets Imagine if you'd told someone in 2002 that Moldy Peaches would be 300x more influential than The Strokes

would like a calmer set (Eazy), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

rip big man

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 21:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol multiple ilxors up in the pomplamoose tweets

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 21:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

pom plassantinoose

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

MattHelgeson
just to join the choir, yes that Pomplamoose band from the hyundai commercial should be executed 5 minutes ago via TweetDeck

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

is someone gonna break buzza's scoop or what hurry up ffs

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

aghaahahaha lmao @ice cr?m

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

is this worse or better?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql-N3F1FhW4

Dominique, Monday, 3 January 2011 21:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

aghaahahaha lmao @ice cr?m

― old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, January 3, 2011 4:15 PM (35 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

;)

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 21:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

ws mom tbh

goole, Monday, 3 January 2011 21:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

no shoutout, icey bro??

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 21:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

why o why is ppl who are not whiney locked

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

fake frowns

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

Late to thread but: I bet they knit their own stage lighting and send concert announcements with bags of seeds and their t-shirts have public domain children's book illustrations on them and OMFG I HATE THEM SO MUCH.

Corte Madera? Ugh. Of course. Wrote her first poem looking across the bay at San Quentin wondering what the butterflies who fly over the prison feel like.

(explodes with rage)

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 21:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

And while we're talking about other annoying Christmas commercials w/ songs: this Jingle Bells/Our House mash-up was on every other commercial and was driving me crazy.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Q3_DENeBHWA&feature=related&fs=1&hl=en

― Cunga, Monday, January 3, 2011 2:23 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

that one was dope imo

hann am0n tana (some dude), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

t/s these commercials vs. the honda vampy weekend ones

― Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Sunday, January 2, 2011 10:32 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

the ads w/ the vampire weekend song irritate me and make me wonder why anyone would ever choose to sing like that slightly more than the pomplamoose one

hann am0n tana (some dude), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ok, the thread has hit the point where I ask someone to post the famous Burt_Stanton hipster breakdown post because I can't find it.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

pomplacircumstance

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

omg burt! I was thinking about that dude in my sweater the other day.

Captain Ostensibyl Shepherd (kkvgz), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

burt was in your sweater?

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

Swagger Wagon is Jody Hill, director of Foot/Fist Way, Eastbound&Down, Observe/Report.

would like a calmer set (Eazy), Monday, 3 January 2011 21:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

no shoutout, icey bro??

― buzza, Monday, January 3, 2011 4:21 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

sry man that was wrong my bad

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

rectified btw

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/Buzza/status/14276861

gj buzza

zvookster, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 22:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

In case you’re wondering if they are or aren’t a couple, they are. They live together in southern Sonoma County (they won’t say where.) They make their videos using Pro Tools and Final Cut in their garage. Hyundai came to their garage for the Christmas commercial spots. It’s fairly certain that their music flies off Myspace at high bitrates; no need for shelves.

With their recent success, they’ve been able to quit their days jobs and devote full time to music. They had great jobs, too. Conte was a composer for Google’s in-house corporate videos. Nataly Dawn was a hotel marketer.

For their recent New Year’s Eve show in San Francisco, they had to hire three backing musicians. It seems like they’d rather be making videos and recording. Who can blame them. Said Conte, “We have a very opposite business model of most musicians. Most bands and musicians don’t make money on recordings, and they only make money on live shows. We are precisely the opposite. We lose money on live shows and make our living on recordings.”

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

"We're also awful people," added Dawn before peeling the head off a squirming kitten and sloppily guzzling blood from its tiny neckhole.

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

With their recent success, they’ve been able to quit their days jobs and devote full time to music. They had great jobs, too

^^take it to the braggin thread imo

We lose money on live shows and make our living on recordings.”

how do you lose money on live shows??

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

PLANT A CHURCH HARVEST A NATION DRINK THE BLOOD OF KITTENS

Є|Э (Edward III), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/gershy

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

sexy photoes

buzza, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

Lose money on live shows = club owners kill them with hammers every time they walk in to set up

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

I kind of want to e-mail them a link to this thread just to see what happens.

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

So these two are basically a cynical version of The Bird & The Bee, right? But without the songwriting abilities?

Darin, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Like Captain and Tennille with actual muskrats

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

like a couple fucks in a car comercial

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

Her mugging for the camera is so gross

Darin, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

like a couple fucks in a car comercial

would watch this version of the commercial

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

wd prefer that to pamplemousse

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

if the Hyundai's a rockin'...

Darin, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

id b friends w/ these dudes

they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

SB

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Only if you become friends w/ them long enough to talk them out of any sort of music career and that they should go back to their really amazing day jobs they gave up to annoy the shit out of us.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^^ this

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Convince them Corte Madera really needs their baristas back.

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

how do you lose money on live shows??

― the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, January 3, 2011 6:10 PM Bookmark

Presumably the backup musicians they hired plus transport plus gear plus maybe their own soundman or whatever else cost more than they make on the show.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

knitted animals on stage

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

cupcakes for the whole audience

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

security

ice cr?m, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

lols

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

hahah hurting

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

I meant lols at ice cr?m, not that they paid ringers to lol at their shows, although I would believe that too

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha yeah hurting yr prolly right...god that sucks for them..if only there was some other way to play shows...huh, just a crazy dream i had

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

I've lost money on shows, but when I say "lost money" I mean like $5-10 because we were playing somewhere that took a lot of gas to get to and then not many people showed up.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

"We're not like popular musicians, we don't care about tacky things like money and 'costs of things'."

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

theez kids dont seem any more egregious than like most of ilx or w/e theyre just on tv or youtube wearing sweaters eyefucking the camera who cares they probably at least bring wine when u ask them over for dinner hear abt there cats and shit idk

they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

lamp is quite right

do yall never think of some comment of faux-hyperbolic rage at a cultural product or signifier that is not to your liking and then think better of it?

max bro'd (nakhchivan), Monday, 3 January 2011 23:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

nope

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

cf: innocuous things that make you irrationally angry

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 January 2011 23:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

ilx's engine is actually a hybrid powered by a combination of faux-hyperbolic rage and challops "braking" such as your post (xpost)

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

boredom. don't forget boredom.

scott seward, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

and lols

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

I hope this brings on the tweemageddon where all bearded hipsters and frumpy knitwear obsessed girls are called upon and transported to a heaven filled with accordion lessons and ironic Americana.

remember, the guys just have beards but the girls are "frumpy"

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

damn, buzza blew this case wide open. bravo!

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

ironic that ilx's own thread revivalist would get the scoop on this couple being revivalists

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

ilx's engine is actually a hybrid powered by a combination of faux-hyperbolic rage and challops "braking" such as your post

okay this has to be made into a board description somehow

the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Buzza's People

harlan, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

do yall never think of some comment of faux-hyperbolic rage at a cultural product or signifier that is not to your liking and then think better of it?

― max bro'd (nakhchivan), Monday, January 3, 2011 6:59 PM (20 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

not able to parse this

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

translation: do you ever hate fun

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

i just wonder if people ever essay some scornful thought/reply to these sort of threads, and then think...'oh forget it' and go and do something more enlightened

max bro'd (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

never seen these ads. this thread befuddles me.

assorted curses (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm pretty sure i was mad about chillwave but then realized i'd never heard any

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

if you are truly enlightened then you know that nothing you ever do will ever matter. so have at these hyundai dweebs! you're all just gonna die anyway.

scott seward, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^twee zen

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

cuz i was sort of going to add to the scorn...noting the way the lyrics are strung along with the melody in a totally haphazard way*, but my lack of music-theory knowledge caught up with me cuz it's kinda difficult to explain further and then i thought 'oh forget it'

that said i oughtn't to have been devoting my thoughts to this stupid song anyway

*i think this vaguely reminds me of 'the microphones' but again 2000s indie isn't a specialism of mine

max bro'd (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

not for the first time scott seward sums up my life view in a nice sentence.

estela, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

twee zen koan otm. Scott Seward ILX dalai lama :)

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 00:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

these 2 clowns are on my list

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 01:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

ilx's engine is actually a hybrid powered by a combination of faux-hyperbolic rage and challops "braking" such as your post (xpost)

― pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Monday, January 3, 2011 6:01 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

such a tbomb

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 01:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

i just wonder if people ever essay some scornful thought/reply to these sort of threads, and then think...'oh forget it' and go and do something more enlightened

― max bro'd (nakhchivan), Monday, January 3, 2011 7:32 PM

http://i17.tinypic.com/6ptj2ua.gif

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 01:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think a fun thread would be imagining the straw men that are actually Pamplempeooese fans

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 01:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

they also produced another insufferable youtube personality's album according to wiki

teledyldonix, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 02:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Do tell

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 02:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh, this thread - oh, this band - I wish I could unsee and unhear it all.

If I get deeply into pigfuck and funeral doom will it erase the kutesy-pootsey-poo-painey-pain? Or am I destined to forever burn?

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 02:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/user/jaaaaaaa

has been popular on youtube for a couple years or so

teledyldonix, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 02:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp

teledyldonix, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 02:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

Why is there so much of this pukey, little girl with wet marbles in her mouth, singing? Feist, this chick, and the other day some band someone sent me called Twin Sister who were rather nice until she opened her mouth.

Ex Loin Tamer (Trayce), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 02:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

I made it 49 seconds in. Cute attack rrrrrraaaaaagh

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 02:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Liz Fraser needs to get back in the game and show these wet blankets how it is DONE.

Ex Loin Tamer (Trayce), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 02:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Kill them with knives IMO

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 02:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wendy O Williams carves them U's with chainsaws and smokes their hair bows

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 02:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

U's? Up

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 02:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Coincidence? Manufacturer of automobiles in a nation known for, ahem, *enthusiastic* christers hires Natz + Jesus II for car commercial.

UndoneTone, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 03:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha, pretty good

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 04:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

:)

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 04:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

i wasn't into this type of "hyper-twee" before, but now i hate it.

this band makes me want to kill belle. and sebastian.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 4 January 2011 04:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think a fun thread would be imagining the straw men that are actually Pamplempeooese fans

― darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 01:50 (2 hours ago)

http://www.123rf.com/photo_3129776_sexy-young-adult-brunette-woman-in-black-lingerie-eating-a-grapefruit-for-breakfast-in-her-kitchen.html

u do the honours

max bro'd (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 04:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm starting to think that advertisers and networks have broken down and decided to make it Christmas year 'round. Hallmark Channel and ABC Family are still broadcasting Christmas movies as well.

Hallmark has only been airing Call Me Mrs. Miracle so often as it's their highest grossing film of yet, mostly due in fact to Jewel Staite's role on this. I'm not as pathetic as I sound, I just happen to follow the former Firefly actress on her twitter.

heh (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 04:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Seriously? I had no idea there were enough Firefly fans to generate those type of ratings.

not the sort of person who would wind up in a landfill (Nicole), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 05:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

holla!

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 05:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

Er, ok, scuse me, I had to double check - she says "all year", not all time. Still, I think the correlation remains... Jewel Staite was only in one feature the whole year, despite Xmas associations.

It is a bit depressing to read her status updates time to time. She seems to be essentially retired, constantly tweeting about what she just ate to..what she just ate. But in between she'll reminisce about her Firefly days, absolutely morosely, like it was the peak of her life and she's never been able to reclaim any semblance of her former days since. Which is pretty much the truth.

heh (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 05:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

Jewel Staite is such a cutie pie that, were she not married, I would follow her not only on twitter but to the very ends of the earth.

Cunga, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 06:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oddly enough I have direct access to her Facebook account. Well, the "Add Jewel as a Friend" portion of it anyway.

heh (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 06:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i54.tinypic.com/9zn3bd.jpg

^^^see what I mean.

Would start a tweepop band and sell hyundais with that.

xpost go for it bro

Cunga, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 06:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

I need an introductory and obvious "I'm just a fan, but not just ANY FAN" message to follow up with the friend request. I'm afraid if I just did it randomly, that even she accepted I wouldn't be around for the time period in which she realizes I'm just yet another stalker and she decides to delete her. It's gotta be witty enough, the message, for me to remain on her friends list for at least 2 hours.

heh (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 06:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

*delete me

heh (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 06:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

thread got weird

gr8080, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 06:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

congrats on creeping this thread up

lol xp

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 06:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

also the pamplemeposse shreds video is the first one posted to this thread that I got all the way through w/o stopping

gr8080, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 06:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

as bozelka suggested, orig. disco pamplemousse is awesome

peacocks, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 06:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

fucking insane that this thread has four hundred posts in like a day. but yes, this shit is painful. so painful that i was doubly pained to find i that half liked the (equally intolerable) "real" pomplamoose song someone linked yesterday. but why? why do i find this cheerful, childlike, wildly inoffensive plinkety-plonk so face-smashingly hideous? why has "hipsters" become shorthand for "indie-liking white people," most of them cuddly-faced, suburbs-bound, would-be-baby-making non-hipsters?

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 07:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

I actually think the cooing baby-making aspect of Pomplamoose is borderline-adorable, but it's the suburbs-bound thing that kinda gets to me. Depressed that there are people out there who are tailor-made for the cozy life (class-warfare part in me), outraged that they are so well-adjusted about this, and lack the ambition to fight against it, let alone transcend it.

But I'm a pretty corny fuck, and actually I truly don't wish harm on these people at all.

the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 07:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

...the cooing baby-making aspect of Pomplamoose is borderline-adorable, but it's the suburbs-bound thing that kinda gets to me. Depressed that there are people out there who are tailor-made for the cozy life (class-warfare part in me), outraged that they are so well-adjusted about this, and lack the ambition to fight against it, let alone transcend it.

thing is, i'm totally cool with that. i don't think there's anything wrong with the suburbs-bound baby-makers, and i don't want them to be any other than what they are. more power to them. but they are not hipsters. they are the opposite of hipsters. fact that the word "hipsters" has come to signify these people (well-adjusted, beard-sporting white dudes and the ladies that love them) is mind-boggling to me.

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 07:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

^right. the more mature I get, the more I realize there's a lot to be said for not apologizing for who you are.

but yeah, def. not hipsters. Nerds.

the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 07:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

it takes guts to be gentle and kind.

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 07:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

NO NOT NERDS EITHER.

I want a new classification. "Lamesters"

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 07:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

thought Corny Indie Fuxxxors was a perfectly serviceable label tbh

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 07:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

@T3mp3Tr0y Pomplamoose (sp?) has lost all hipster cred with those ads. So they're paying the ultimate price. 7:44 PM Jan 2nd via Twitter for iPhone in reply to T3mp3Tr0y

k1mho1comb
K1m Ho1comb

markers, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 07:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

THE ULTIMATE PRICE

markers, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 07:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

what is the ultimate price?

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 07:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/e3Rg5.jpg

markers, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 07:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

spaying and neutering your pets?

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 07:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

Cosign upthread, the pomplemousse shred vid is lol

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

this might be the worst thing in the history of things http://spinningplatters.com/2011/01/01/show-review-the-dresden-dolls-with-pomplamoose-at-the-warfield-12312010/#

windham chill (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

the biggest slap in the face being starting the setlist with a trex cover and ending with a sabbath cover THATS OUR MUSIC STAY AWAY CORNY INDIE FUXX

windham chill (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

"15. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) (Beastie Boys cover with Jason Webley, Zoe Boekbinder, Whitney Moses, and Pomplamoose)"

markers, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

the more i look the more things i find offensive about this picture http://spinningplatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/dollsgroup.jpg

windham chill (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

Forget what you thought you knew about how to celebrate for the beginning of a new year. Forget what you thought could happen with two Bostonians, a collective of YouTube musicians, a pile of balloons, two cannons of confetti, and two thousand lovers of punk cabaret. If you were not one of the aforementioned fans that filled San Francisco’s Warfield Theater to nigh-overflowing to see the triumphant Bay Area return of the Dresden Dolls, you missed one of the greatest shows in the band’s career, and one of the best shows of 2010, and, quite likely, 2011 as well.

u_u

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost: UNLAWFUL DISPLAY OF METAL HORNS.

YELLOW CARD.

YELLOW FUCKING CARD.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

chillaxin beer bro challenges your call

windham chill (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

who's the bloke in the bra playing drums?

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

think it's Amanda Palmer ???

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

also wtf @ tall dude with red puffy ski jacket and pyjama pants/1990 happy pants

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

if you're chugging whiskey, you're allowed to throw the horns, no matter who you are

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

but yes, mysterious pyjamaman is mysterious

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

This review pretty much sums up my experience with the concert. It omits some of the more entertaining small bits of the night (like the improvisation after 3 keyboard malfunctions or Amanda, while in the balcony telling a mother of someone that "this is no time to be taking pictures," and to "touch my vagina") though…

windham chill (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

TOUCH MY VAGINA

windham chill (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

words to live by

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

heard it was one of the best shows of 2010, in all honesty, and comma quite likely comma 2011 as well

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

comma UGH comma

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

comma coma comma comma argh

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

if you're chugging whiskey, you're allowed to throw the horns, no matter who you are

― carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 8:20 AM (14 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

no way dude. horns get earned. 5th graders can chug makers

bear, bear, bear, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

fifth grader chugging makers and paying digital tribute to our southern lord = dude

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

^truth

the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

ok, true. get that dude up there in place of these squares tho imo

bear, bear, bear, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

i like the c86 version of "twee" a lot -- somehow it's preferable with a dose of UK gloom/sarcasm and loud/distorted guitars. the 2010 iteration of "twee" (especially as done by shiny happy kids from the u.s. and canada) is just infantilism. i'm not a class warrior but i look at nataly dawn and think "white, christian, nordic surname, has 'good' (straight, blondish) hair that isn't a wisp out of place, her contented face signifying that nothing bad has ever happened to her other than the painless death of a pet goldfish." Basically, congratulations, you "win" at "life." Your prize is you get to pretend you're a baby. Goo goo ga ga. Ka-ching.

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

...damn

dayo, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 09:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

infantilism appeals to all sorts: black & white, rich & poor, attractive & not so much so. nataly dawn may have seen some shit for all i know. the intense hatred of comfortable twee seems predicated as much on contempt of the comfortable as distaste for their cutie-pie boo-boo noises. me, i don't hate the comfortable even when they're white christians with nordic surnames and straight hair. i hate sappy, smarmy tweedle-tweedle nothing music no matter who's making it. (this is not "taste," mind you. it's merely an expression of my cynicism and perverse pride in social maladapation.)

though her kooky askance-looking grates, she's a million times less annoying than prancing dude.

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 09:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

Do pompalmoose choose to perform "single ladies" because they see it as cute irony, or is something more insidious? (a celebration of that whole Christian "virginity pledge" nonsense, perhaps?)
Maybe i should also apologize for bumping this up to the top o the board...

Sanford, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

congratulations, you "win" at "life." Your prize is you get to pretend you're a baby.

lawl

Є|Э (Edward III), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm sure they chose "Single Ladies" because of some stupid shit Beyonce said a dozen years ago, yes.

tears of a self-clowning oven (The Reverend), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

is all of this ultimately laid at the feet of calvin johnson?

like there's something gratingly childish and infantile about this that seems to stem from beat happening, right?

like somehow beat happening ended up leaking into the mainstream via kimya dawson and juno and shit and then dorks that were "activities people" in high school thought it would look good for their college transcripts to have a band or something ended up turning it into this corporatized dreck?

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

and like ugh i'm challopsing but this shit makes it really hard not to get in a henry rollins mindset you know?

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

you guys should buy DVRs and fast forward through TV ads

da croupier, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

sorry but mad lols @ "these people are not true hipsters" upthread

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

the only time ive ever thought something along those lines was when i saw that 'teen hearts' video where a bunch of late 20s label dudes appear to be dressing up like 17 yr old emo fans. but this?? cmon guys. narc of small diff for sure. give or take a hyundai spot

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqzAUFFg_Z8

look at these fucking hipsters

da croupier, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_vGbB8moyg

so THIS is what became of new wave, a fucking hyundai ad

da croupier, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G5JaicYuVU

buzza, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

xxpost, seriously

at least when most ppl had their GREEN DAY IS NOT PUNK tantrums they were like 15 not adults posting on messsage boards

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

To be frank about it, calling them hipsters is not totally inaccurate, but certainly they are involved in a far, far, far lower-level of hipster than someone drooling coke-bubbles in the bathroom at Whartscape

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

amazing thread--may it indicate good things for ilx in 2k11

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

I actually think the cooing baby-making aspect of Pomplamoose is borderline-adorable, but it's the suburbs-bound thing that kinda gets to me. Depressed that there are people out there who are tailor-made for the cozy life (class-warfare part in me), outraged that they are so well-adjusted about this, and lack the ambition to fight against it, let alone transcend it.

I almost want to get into it over this post, but instead I'll just recommend that you head out to your back deck and take a nice long look out at the community park. That's what I do when I want to calm down.

Captain Ostensibyl Shepherd (kkvgz), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

To be frank about it, calling them hipsters is not totally inaccurate, but certainly they are involved in a far, far, far lower-level of hipster than someone drooling coke-bubbles in the bathroom at Whartscape

― darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 10:27 AM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

this breakdown isnt really any more defensible, but as an extremely characteristic post ill allow it

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

low level hipster in the pomplamoose crime family

Є|Э (Edward III), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

the ben folds connection makes total sense

at some point pomplamoose will record the soundtrack to a dreamworks animation film scripted by the pitchfork reviews reviews guy and ilx will collapse in a supernova of apoplexy

Є|Э (Edward III), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://img35.imageshack.us/i/grit.jpg/

you can blame the original true grit for this

2and2is5, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

picture not working but here is the link

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3288434432/tt0065126

2and2is5, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

pomplamoose was a hero to most

Є|Э (Edward III), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

you guys should buy DVRs and fast forward through TV ads

― da croupier, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 10:12 AM (31 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i have the worst habit of watching shit on DVR and then forgetting i can fast forward, drives me crazy

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost lollllll

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

isn't Amanda Palmer the lady that made a mint doing a 'pay what you want' album of playing Radiohead covers on ukelele? she and Pomplamoose deserve each other.

washa flocka brain (some dude), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 16:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

who does neil gaiman deserve?

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

like somehow beat happening ended up leaking into the mainstream via kimya dawson and juno and shit
― the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown)

Good call; I'd forgotten about that whole K scene.

The secret link exposed: wiki touts BH's "pivotal role in the International Pop Underground Festival, which brought anti-corporate rock its earliest mainstream acceptance." Cue crushingly cute waves of irony.

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

We've sure put a lot of energy into this thread and I'm still not sure why. I'd love to hate Pomplamoose (firstly for mispelling a fruit I'm rather fond of and secondly for being from Corte Madera just on principle) but I find I don't have the energy.

Please fetishize responsibly (Michael White), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

my only contribution to this thread is that I assumed it was Feist appearing with some random bearded dude I didn't know

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's an advert!

So, what about that one that's "That's just me" about the Godfather 3, while picking a vintage Gretsch off the wall of a junk store, about? Hmm?

Mark G, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

...and don't even get me started on the Honda Odyssey / Judas Priest commercial. But that's a whole other topic.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Or the Toyota one where AC/DC is singing "Tundra-Struck!" That one split my mind open.

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeh that dating one is weird, they are two kind of cuddly alt looking ppl too

i like old movies
like godfather 3

ok godfather 3 is not really an old movie in a medium with like a 120 year history

it's not considered the best one

it is in fact considered a travesty ruining the legacy of two of the finest american films of their decade

but that's just me

zvookster, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

yep, that's just you...

oh sorry, you directed it? fair enough....

Mark G, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure there's only about 4 people on this thread who are incandescent with rage and the rest of us just love a pile-on

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

That Godfather 3 ad did lead to my family wrestling a hammer out of my hands tho.

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

sophia coppolol :-(

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

there's a new ad for godfather 3?

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Nah it's an ad for an online dating agency. I don't even hate Godfather 3 with any intensity it's just that fucking advert.

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z4aguu4Ex0

WHERE'S YOUR SO-CALLED PAMPLIMOOS NOW, AMERICANSES???

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

accents alone can induce stabbage at several hundred yards

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ah, (penny drops) so if you are the person that wants a vintage gretsch cheap, and a doe-eyed girl in a cardy who also has only seen the third Godfather film, then you had better sign up to an online dating agency, as you will not meet her in a stylised junk shop!

Mark G, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh and re 'why don't you fast forward on your DVR' - only reason I ever saw the Pamplemoose commercial in its entirety ad-nauseum was bc I don't DVR football games, and for some ridiculous reason football fans are Pompdepomp's target audience. Hence my irrational anger (though if you go to the irrational anger thread you know that not much goes by without some daily IA from me, lol)

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

i like the c86 version of "twee" a lot -- somehow it's preferable with a dose of UK gloom/sarcasm and loud/distorted guitars. the 2010 iteration of "twee" (especially as done by shiny happy kids from the u.s. and canada) is just infantilism. i'm not a class warrior but i look at nataly dawn and think "white, christian, nordic surname, has 'good' (straight, blondish) hair that isn't a wisp out of place, her contented face signifying that nothing bad has ever happened to her other than the painless death of a pet goldfish." Basically, congratulations, you "win" at "life." Your prize is you get to pretend you're a baby. Goo goo ga ga. Ka-ching.

― PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 08:58 (8 hours ago)

see if yr going to hate on crap but innocuous popkult drivel, do it like that

a+

max bro'd (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

in UK, is it considered provincial to like guy ritchie gangster movies over godfather 3?

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

since I don't watch sports, if I ever see a grating or treasured-song/movie/memory-raping ad I figure it's my fault for bothering to witness the fucker

da croupier, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^^ irl lol at that cartoon..

I actually liked the match.com spot. (But that's just meeee...)

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost dacroupier not even the direst Rams vs http://c0848462.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/3d93bd2c4f3f1b33c02182fd0f20476f.png game would ever make me feel like I deserved to be assaulted in such a way. But that's just meeeee

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

oops hatcat lol. Sea-hawks.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

match.com ad is horrifying nadir of the tweepocalypse

Є|Э (Edward III), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

in UK, is it considered provincial to like guy ritchie gangster movies over godfather 3?

― Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:40 (3 minutes ago) Bookmark

yes

max bro'd (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Match.com more like challops.com amirite

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

twee beardos in between bike punks and ironic tees seems alright to me

though i gotta say that when i was in college, being into olde timey music and wearing flannel and having a beard was not at all "hipster," it was just "outdoorsy"

ullr saves (gbx), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Re: K and C86, however annoying some of it may have been, it was a legitimate aesthetic retort to mainstream 80s rock - a rejection of machismo, slickness, virtuosity, the "adult" world, etc, which is what made it part of the backdrop to Riot Grrrl. Tweeness was politicised only as long as it was a long, long way from the mainstream (and a long way from making any $$$). As soon as that connection with the legitimate underground was broken, there was no limit to how horrible it could become.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

match.com ad is horrifying nadir of the tweepocalypse

Nice try at ginning up another 400 posts of vitriol, but no Muppets on kickdrums, no big waif-eyes at camera, no manic fun-having. Pomplamoose infinitely worse imo.

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

where did beret-sporting unicorns fall

xxp

Є|Э (Edward III), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

o wait that's a baseball cap nm

Є|Э (Edward III), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

hyundai commercial vs. match.com commercial

it's like rugburn vs. bleach in the eyes but pomplamoose are worse only because of their cultural juggernautics

Є|Э (Edward III), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

"no big waif-eyes at camera, no manic fun-having."

i thought people here liked Elf. is will farrell inoculation against twee?

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Re: K and C86, however annoying some of it may have been, it was a legitimate aesthetic retort to mainstream 80s rock - a rejection of machismo, slickness, virtuosity, the "adult" world, etc, which is what made it part of the backdrop to Riot Grrrl.

I think one of the dominant themes of ILX as of late is how great ideas from the 80s have gone horribly horribly wrong...

the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 17:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

actually the hyundai commercial was fairly innocuous the first time I saw it but they really drove it into the ground hur hur hur

Є|Э (Edward III), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 18:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

though i gotta say that when i was in college, being into olde timey music and wearing flannel and having a beard was not at all "hipster," it was just "outdoorsy"
exactly! i spent plenty of time w/ guys like this in high school/university days on long weekends at the lake, etc..
Of course there would be the obligatory Neil Young strummery around the fire, but also drunken fist fights while Thin Lizzy's "Thunder and Lightning" was blasting from someone's Pontiac Firebird...

Sanford, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 18:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

though i gotta say that when i was in college, being into olde timey music and wearing flannel and having a beard was not at all "hipster," it was just "outdoorsy"

these guys are totally a subhipster type when they live in a major city!

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 18:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

One man's stoner is another man's hipster.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 18:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

Or something.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 18:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

just read this thread and the fact that anyone in the world sees their harmonies as "elaborate" makes me want to commit suicide

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

that image is pretty fucking otm except the kyp malone part honestly

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

Aw, that Match.com thing is cute.

dlp9001, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah makes me misty with the implied possibilities

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://grab.by/8ch9 lmao

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol!

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh, and one of the big things about K, or at least flagship K-ers Beat Happening, was the contrast between super creepy guy with bass voice and ingenue (of sorts). It helps.

dlp9001, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was gonna toss in Beat Happening yesterday, there is a bit of this aesthetic in lots of K Records stuff, but it (they) always seemed to me to be more about inspired amateur cacaphony more than cutesy schtick.

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah i think beat happening would have died before staring into a video camera lovingly for hours

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

these guys are totally a subhipster type when they live in a major city!

― call all destroyer, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 12:06 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

well now, maybe. but for real, there is a clear bright line running back to the 50s w/dudes like this. what's baffling to me is that i'm pretty sure that being into bluegrass/folk music and accordions and going camping and shit was Not At All Cool ten years ago. or, at least, not a "hipster" subtype. they were just dudes.

ullr saves (gbx), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think the comparison is way off, i don't see pomplamoose ever ending up in this situation for example

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD96qMnK4n4

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

Girl in Hyundai ad should rub her tummy suggestively while staring blankly at the audience.

dlp9001, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

They Were Just Dudes: The American Bluegrass Underground 1989-1996 (Forward By Greil Marcus)

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

I may be massively projecting here but I am almost 100% certain that everyone I knew in 2002 who was massively into camping and bluegrass/folk music and accordions was also a massive hipster.

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

well now, maybe. but for real, there is a clear bright line running back to the 50s w/dudes like this. what's baffling to me is that i'm pretty sure that being into bluegrass/folk music and accordions and going camping and shit was Not At All Cool ten years ago. or, at least, not a "hipster" subtype. they were just dudes.

― ullr saves (gbx), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:40 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

yeah i agree w/this--i think they have been subsumed into some kind of rugged outdoor urbanite model.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

(I mean, unless we are adding a scene-jumping/poseur element to the term "hipster" that isn't necessarily there by definition; there need to be some originals for the flock to copy, after all.)

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

In 2002, people I knew (or knew of) who liked bluegrass and camping probably arrived at that via String Cheese Incident or Yonder Mountain String Band (i.e. hippies vs. hipsters.) They could have been sporting dreads. It hadn't reached this level yet:

http://www.minnpost.com/client_files/alternate_images/1854/mp_main_wide_RoeFamilySingers.jpg

(btw, that's the Roe Family Singers, and I like them. Not disparaging.)

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

there is a clear bright line running back to the 50s w/dudes like this.

this guy is david seville

won't be on this church plan ting (kkvgz), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

dan, i think trampled by turtles is more that old string cheese audience, no?

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Re: K and C86, however annoying some of it may have been, it was a legitimate aesthetic retort to mainstream 80s rock - a rejection of machismo, slickness, virtuosity, the "adult" world, etc, which is what made it part of the backdrop to Riot Grrrl. Tweeness was politicised only as long as it was a long, long way from the mainstream (and a long way from making any $$$). As soon as that connection with the legitimate underground was broken, there was no limit to how horrible it could become.

― The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 9:50 AM

well said.

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 19:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3CzptgIvcU

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.topofmind.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/1_61_foxworthy_jeff.jpg

If ya got a dry bag for your banjo.... you might be a subhipster!

Darin, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

(xpost) Matt, yeah, Trampled By Turtles too. Are they known nationally? Sorta? I think so, I have no idea. Yonder Mountain has/had some association with Phish (sorry to be cluttering up this Pomplamoose thread with my very limited jamband knowledge!) But it is interesting to me how that roots music went from being the provenance of old hippies, to young hippies, to more urban scene kids.

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

infantilism appeals to all sorts: black & white, rich & poor, attractive & not so much so. nataly dawn may have seen some shit for all i know. the intense hatred of comfortable twee seems predicated as much on contempt of the comfortable as distaste for their cutie-pie boo-boo noises. me, i don't hate the comfortable even when they're white christians with nordic surnames and straight hair. i hate sappy, smarmy tweedle-tweedle nothing music no matter who's making it. (this is not "taste," mind you. it's merely an expression of my cynicism and perverse pride in social maladapation.)

though her kooky askance-looking grates, she's a million times less annoying than prancing dude.

― carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 1:21 AM (10 hours ago)

see, i kinda give kimya a pass (and i don't like her music) for being an actual outsider. hyundai would not make a cheerful christmas commercial starring this person:

http://www.losanjealous.com/img/sxsw08/Kimya_Dawson_05.jpg

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

(I suppose my reaction to this particular branch of the hipster conversation is being colored by living with an Irish fiddler for 2 years and almost living with an old-timey musician who wanted to have jam sessions in our apartment in the late 90s)

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

right, she only got her music into an incredibly popular movie that was nominated for a ton of awards
xpost

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

it wasn't incredibly popular when she got her music into it!

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

but it was in 2010 when hyundai was making this fucking commercial!

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

jbryanhopkins John B Hopkins
so pomplamoose is the name of that insufferable hipster duo on those nauseating hyundai commercials...more like pomplaDOUCHE. BOOM, roasted!
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buzza, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

(xpost) Matt, yeah, Trampled By Turtles too. Are they known nationally? Sorta? I think so, I have no idea. Yonder Mountain has/had some association with Phish (sorry to be cluttering up this Pomplamoose thread with my very limited jamband knowledge!) But it is interesting to me how that roots music went from being the provenance of old hippies, to young hippies, to more urban scene kids.

― Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:07 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i think they are pretty popular, like in that way that jam bands are like 10X more popular than local indie bands that get 10X the press...i think they might have a bit of that st. thomas/st.john's college dude "gear daddies" type crowd as well crossover (or dave matthews type crowd)

however, they are down with Low and Sparhawk but I think that's more a Duluth pride type thing

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

but it was in 2010 when hyundai was making this fucking commercial!

...with adorable white people with clear skin and no tattoos or piercings or 'fros!

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

i feel like people have forgotten jamiroquoi as a reference for insufferability.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

there is definite mix here of hill town dudes who grew up on farms and had hippie farmer parents and western mass noise/psych people who came from elsewhere to go to school here or just live here. everyone hangs with everyone. they can be hard to tell apart.

scott seward, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

that was in response to something way up there. i don't even remember what it was.

scott seward, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

i feel like people have forgotten jamiroquoi as a reference for insufferability.

that was so long ago now! i dunno, it's been a very strange decade.

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

get bent otm, do you think those songs from Juno would have been so lauded if people thought it was kimya singing them instead of cute lil ellen page?

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

"But it is interesting to me how that roots music went from being the provenance of old hippies, to young hippies, to more urban scene kids."

there are still tons of young non-ironic or whatever non-hipster rootsy people though. they just don't get the press, i guess. a gazillion dudes who want to be the old crow medicine show.

scott seward, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah but... most of those dudes are urban scene kids!

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

like it's not about whether it's "ironic" or not, it's about them playing the same shows as a somebody's 8-piece indie band that kinda sounds like a bad arcade fire

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm beginning to think the only people who aren't hipsters are super-rabid sports fan d-bags, unless they root for an indie hipster team like the l.a. clippers or something.

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp i.e. being part of the same 'scene'

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

just read this thread and the fact that anyone in the world sees their harmonies as "elaborate" makes me want to commit suicide

― nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:08 PM (28 minutes ago)

http://i51.tinypic.com/2q0j85z.jpg

fwiw I meant "elaborate" in the sense that her vocals are overdubbed like 8 times, not in the sense that there's anything weighty going on there musically. my point was that the technique is a little unusual for the type of DIY indie pop where a live-in-the-studio sound is such a key part of the aesthetic.

but thinking about it more, it's not really accurate to include Pomplamoose in the twee/indiepop/C86 lineage just because they're ramshackle and exaggeratedly peppy. if anything, their gimmick comes right from hordes of solitary youtubers who post split-screen videos of their one-man-band covers of pop songs. and if the songs they cover are any measure of their taste in music, then I doubt they've ever heard the Beat Happening, and the resemblance is most likely accidental.

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

omar — it's more like a continuum; there is no pure 'bro' or 'hipster', only various intermediate positions

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'd believe that they picked it up from feist, she's pretty popular + has highly bloggable video memes

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

(i mean the particular breathy affected vocal style here)

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

my posts look like the rantings of a madman

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think being poor completely absolves you of hipsterdom. i don't think it's a good tradeoff. just suck it up and enjoy your money.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

hipsters aren't the real class enemy tho

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

burn down a hyundai dealership or something, idk

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

im fbook friends w/ this tanning bed iowa state grad blonde event planner who loves hanging out in wrigleyville but has photos on her fbook that say things like 'look at this fucking hipster!!' underneath it lol

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

i dont think she even knows how to stare dead-eyed

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

tanning bed iowa state grad blonde event planner

because, really, who are we to judge?

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

i wish i was an event planner. baller dough

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm sure the "tanning bed" descriptor is far more important in her life than "event planner"

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

I missed the Iowa State part and was trying to figure out which Jerseylicious cast member deej was friends with

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

iowa state lol

goole, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

I missed the Iowa State part and was trying to figure out which Jerseylicious cast member deej was friends with

― Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:48 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

snooki obv

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

ws of ... shame?

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

I wish I was little bit tanner,
I wish I was a planner

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

should i have whiney send her an autographed copy of *the book* y/n

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

"yeah but... most of those dudes are urban scene kids!"

nah, not really. not everyone lives in a city. there are still actual, like, young people out there who don't listen to indie rock at all and who play olde-tyme stuff. you might be surprised. third generation hippie family kids. ex-jam band kids. and lots of kids who just grew up on bluegrass/southern/country stuff. kids who grew up in the woods.

scott seward, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

i wish yall could have seen the ppl who came to the north coast fest in chicago. everybody really isnt a hipster. unless hemp necklaces & affliction (different people) are trending

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

your world of young ppl eh?

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 20:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

deejspatchs from the coast

they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN2n67xUMj8

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

as a kid who grew up in the woods, can I just say that the location of said woods is likely super critical to the likelihood of you being a bluegrass head or not

Like, I have 0 problems believing that MA woods is a breeding ground for this type of young pesron (particularly in central MA around Northampton) but it seems practically inconceivable to find a lot of these kids in the woods around where I grew up, where if you weren't a top-40 type you were likely either into metal or Christian contemporary (and gbx and I are from the same area so there might be a slight generation gap thing going on there although we aren't THAT far apart in age, or maybe I just wasn't talking to the right kids).

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

your world of young ppl eh?

― old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:59 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

basically otm

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

kids still love their ~electronica~ jam bands & nas/damien marley albums

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

I haven't seen the Hyundai ad (guess I haven't watched much TV lately) and wasn't aware of it until I started hearing about the backlash, but I'm glad to hear about it because now hopefully a couple of my friends who have been posting Pomplamoose videos for months on their Facebook pages will be embarrassed and stop.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

feel like this thread has gotten away from its core of needless ranting

/alienated

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

maybe they actually hate hipsters, like maybe they actually hate hipsters, like i've heard that people who dress like intolerable obnoxious hipsters and have hipster affectations are often the sorts who spend 24/7 railing against hipsters.

― omar little, Monday, 3 January 2011 03:00 (Yesterday)

I've heard that people who deny the existence of hipsters (v.2011) are the ones dress like intolerable obnoxious hipsters and have hipster affectations.

thirdalternative, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

(and gbx and I are from the same area so there might be a slight generation gap thing going on there although we aren't THAT far apart in age, or maybe I just wasn't talking to the right kids).

― Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:01 PM (34 minutes ago) Bookmark

nah dan it was the same when i was there, too. i mostly thinking of these ppl in college in New England, where we had entire off campus houses of ppl that were the outdoorsy version of LARPers, all decked out in wool knickers and flannel shirts and, for real, quoting this one "how to talk like you're from new hampshire" cassette tape the way that other nerds memorized monty python and w/e. my buddy morgan had this v earnest whole mountain man thing going on, huge beard, woolen pants, flannel shirts, etc., that was not at all hipster at the time, but that would now be bloggable to some ppl.

also fwiw m@tt otm re: trampled by turtles. i'd never heard of them but went with a friend to a show at the cabooze and it was packed to the fucking gills. i'm guessing they do just fine on the crunchy college circuit, and that more ppl have their mp3s and jam them w/bros than, like, dark dark dark or tapes n tapes or w/e

ullr saves (gbx), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

i wish i was an event planner. baller dough

― ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:41 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

i thought it said "i wish i were an event planner, balling dough" as if he was confused and thought event planners baked cookies for events

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

as i've said here before, i'm almost kind of annoyed by the whole hipster-goes-flannel ish, because i've been called out for being a hipster for dressing the way i have for like ten years running. and i have friends that four years ago were all day-glo neon electro stuff and now fetishize camping gear from the 70s and Filson shooting jackets and stuff. get outta my clubhouse y'all. now i know how ~metalheads~ feel

ullr saves (gbx), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 21:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

how everyone feels
it's just sort of the new default state of culture

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

i heard recently hotel marketer is a great job

zvookster, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

hi filson

buzza, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

"these people are not true hipsters" upthread

― ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 8:14 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark

well, what i was saying is that they aren't hipsters period. they're indie kids. there's a difference, as well as a lot of overlap, but i get no intimation that these guys are "down with the underground," with the seedy underbelly, with the coming revolution or whatever. hence: not hipsters, just nice, pleasant indie people.

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

...and now fetishize camping gear from the 70s and Filson shooting jackets and stuff

dunno about yr special brand names, but nice old camping gear is always excellent

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

i do notice a lot of overdressed guys wearing fingerless gloves that say "filson" this year

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

well, what i was saying is that they aren't hipsters period. they're indie kids. there's a difference, as well as a lot of overlap, but i get no intimation that these guys are "down with the underground," with the seedy underbelly, with the coming revolution or whatever. hence: not hipsters, just nice, pleasant indie people.

you seem to be describing "college juniors" more so than "hipsters"

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

as i've said here before, i'm almost kind of annoyed by the whole hipster-goes-flannel ish, because i've been called out for being a hipster for dressing the way i have for like ten years running.

Yeah, boots+beard+plaid/western/flannel has gotten some comments over the last couple of years. "But I've always dressed like this, honest!"

Wondering when selvage jeans with cuffs will make its way to Texas tbh.

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

these ppl are yuppies they work in marketing & @ google they wear sweaters this is 2k11 ugh w/e

they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

why are these people "indie"

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

they arent

they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

because their music sounds like crap

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

down in the basement in the youtube zone
I was looking for some sweet inspiration
oh well, just another viral band
with hipster affectations

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

why arent they indie

i dont have a stake in this just wondering where u guys are parsing this

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

of course they're indie. their whole style (musical, sartorial and personal) derives from shit that's been bubbling up in US indie culture since the mid 80s.

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

not it doesnt

they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

What is going on the first 604 posts on this thread? I was hoping this was summed up elsewhere, but I can't seem to find that thread anymore.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

that's all they are. if the trappings of mainstream indie (oxymoron, but w/e) culture signals "hipster" to you, smdh.

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

don't get where yr coming from lamp. these people and this music would have been instantly recognizable as "indie" in the late 80s, anytime in the 90s and on into the present. connecting points: twee, the adorableness of the ordinary, plinky-plonk xylophone pop, comfortability as a fashion virtue, teacups with winnie-the-pooh at the bottom, cursive script that looks like it was copied out of a third-grader's practice book (probably blue)... drifting off into the imaginary there, but i hope you take my point.

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oJgqbgvInk&feature=fvst

Someone said Ben Folds was involved with these guys upthread? Am I remembering that correctly? Because this sounds like a terrible Ben Folds Five pastiche with a female singer.

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

holy fuck I just to their "Single Ladies" cover

FUCKING KILL THEM AND SPREAD THEIR ENTRAILS

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Haha is this whole thread just "ohmigod these guys suck"? Should I listen to one of these (yay for DVR I haven't watched a straight live sporting event all season) just for grins or will the torment be too much?

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

dunno why omar posted "my own prison," but i like that song

markers, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

if you're actually tormented or offended by this kind of bland stuff i think you have thin skin tbqf, you should be alright. i saw these ads and recognized a few cynical twee-like affectations, but this still seems more like feist doing "1, 2, 3, 4" than old school indie, which is of course not really a specific sound but rather just a blanket term for a shitload of different movements, but has kinda come to be a shorthand for nerdish music i guess?

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

the commercials are way less enraging than what they did to Earth, Wind and Fire

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

none of that shit means now what it did in the late 80s or signifies the same things it wouldve meant in 86 or 93 or even 02. these kids are the standard-bearers of anodyne cultural mediocrity &c &c but what their ugly clothes and stupid music means to them bears no relationship to the tropes u/ilx sees them appropriating.

& i mean these kids arent even appropriating the appropriaters theyre just existing w/in theyre own umc milieu as it exists now rather than trying to freight their shitty car commercial blandishments w/ some kind of cultural 'meaning' theyre just 'being' ugh im the worst

they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

What we're basically talking about is the general category of (mainly white) middle-class palatable non-aggro music. If "indie" is now the word for that, so be it.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 22:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

like, I was mostly looking at the length of this thread and going "oh ILX, I love how you overreact to things" and then I heard bits of "Single Ladies" and "September" and now I want to murder everyone and everything.

xp: Lamp, do you actually know who Ben Folds is, because their involvement with him basically makes your entire argument ridiculously wrong

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

just went to the youtube for their "single ladies" cover and saw that the comment

Fucking hipsters.

kor9 13 hours ago


had 8 thumbs up
(most of the other comments did not have any)

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

THE MASSES HAVE SPOKEN

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

What is going on the first 604 posts on this thread?

Great that this was followed up almost directly by "Beat The Horse!"

Basically 200 posts of Twee C/D?, 200 of Hipster: What Is It Exactly?, and another 200 of various thread derailments.

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

look i thought we had established that they were NOT HIPSTERS *throws cocaine mirror against wall*

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G5JaicYuVU

here they are with Ben Folds AND Nick Hornby

so in summation, Lamp is completely wrong in every possible way here

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

other notable comments:

I heard this song on the radio today! In Israel! NICE WORK GUYS!!
(it was broadcast on 99fm, which is a station that support ecological stuff..) :)
onearmfrog 10 hours ago

You look kind of scared but other than that it was awesome! :D
Zziizzaa 19 hours ago

the worst fucking music i have ever heard in my life
Mrollins9389 19 hours ago

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

if you're actually tormented or offended by this kind of bland stuff i think you have thin skin tbqf, you should be alright. i saw these ads and recognized a few cynical twee-like affectations, but this still seems more like feist doing "1, 2, 3, 4" than old school indie, which is of course not really a specific sound but rather just a blanket term for a shitload of different movements, but has kinda come to be a shorthand for nerdish music i guess?

― omar little, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 4:56 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark

isnt what theyre doing a particular strain of indie tho

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

have no idea who ben folds is but how is nick hornby not exactly what i mean when i say they arent 'indie' or "'indie'"

they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

also omar there appear to be a lot of thin skinned ppl all over the net going why the fuck are these annoying ads still on

zvookster, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

i dunno i think of those two dudes as being representative of college rock more than indie. more frat house (lol i sure do hate etc) than lonely single unit in a dark corner of the dorm building.

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think the ads are totally stupid btw, mostly because as mentioned they were airing this shit during the height of football season when normally the ads are all about how you're a homosexual with euro tendencies and mommy issues if you don't drink bud lite, or howie long calling you a pussy for not having the right kind of truck./

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

OTM

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

what kind of self-respecting frat would play this

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

college rock is the same as indie as far as i can tell

zvookster, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hyundai Motor America's own web efforts, a holiday-themed video series starring Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn of polymath musical/performance-art duo Pomplamoose helped give the automaker a 54% boost last month versus Dec. 2009. The 44,802 units Hyundai Motor America helped lift the automaker's tally to 538,228 vehicles for the year, an increase of 103,164 vehicles or 24% versus 2009.

"December was the capstone to a good year for Hyundai, with our total sales results actually understating the more important gains we made at retail, where we added a full point of market share," said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America, in a statement. "While we grew total volume 24%, retail volume through our 800-strong dealer network climbed 35%, or 115,786 units, with 90,349 of that retail gain coming from ... the 2011 Sonata."

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=142338

buzza, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh god, the way she sings the chorus of single ladies — totally flat/hyperenunciated "don't be mad when you see that he wants it" — they really are the worst

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

YES! deej otm. a very specific and easily identifiable strain.

& i mean these kids arent even appropriating the appropriaters theyre just existing w/in theyre own umc milieu as it exists now rather than trying to freight their shitty car commercial blandishments w/ some kind of cultural 'meaning' theyre just 'being' ugh im the worst

― they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:58 PM (5 minutes ago)

What we're basically talking about is the general category of (mainly white) middle-class palatable non-aggro music. If "indie" is now the word for that, so be it.

― pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:59 PM (3 minutes ago)

it doesn't matter whether or not indie is still "really indie" or even whether or not the people immersed in and representative of it as a culture are wholly aware of it. it's still indie, and it's not at all hard to recognize. and it doesn't encompass all white, middle-class palatable non-aggro music. a lot of that stuff owes to other traditions. indie isn't the word for this stuff by accident or default. indie is the word for this stuff because this stuff (not just the music, but the culture that goes with it) clearly owes a great deal to the 25 year evolution of american indie (from, i dunno, beat happening & sebadoh to sufjan stevens & beirut).

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

^ and yeah, that's just one thread w/in indie's Grand Tapestrie, but it seems to have been what won out in the end

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Hyundai-Pomplamoose campaign looped the loop. It went from odd to charming to familiar to contemptible to irritating in about 3 weeks.

We can guess what happened. Hyundai discovered they had a hit on their hands. The campaign was doing good things for the brand and more to the point it was moving cars. So they sold the heck out of it.

http://cultureby.com/2011/01/cracking-the-pomplamoose-hyundai-case.html

zvookster, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

these ppl are yuppies theyre audience are yuppies and their music is corporate folk

they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

First classic thread of 2011.

I'm taping it on my fridge atm.

Cunga, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

(feel like horrible things are gonna happen as a result of linking to these media and marketing sites)

zvookster, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

pop music
- aggression
- distortion
- 'image'
+ affected mundanity
+ loosely DIY ethos
———
= twee/indiepop/whatever

t/i/w
+ evangelical christianity
+ the internet
- evangelical christianity
- loosely DIY ethos
+ shameless corporate shilling
———
= the pomplemooses

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

No results found for "nfl yuppies".

buzza, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

like, I was mostly looking at the length of this thread and going "oh ILX, I love how you overreact to things" and then I heard bits of "Single Ladies" and "September" and now I want to murder everyone and everything.

DJP thread savior TY TY

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

these ppl are yuppies theyre audience are yuppies and their music is corporate folk

― they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:15 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

yeah, exactly. indie = yuppies make a hell of a lot more sense than indie = hipsters. intersection point is whole foods, not an artist's garret and/or shooting gallery.

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

...

you don't actually have a clear understanding of the pejorative use of the word "hipster" do you

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

: [

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

Can we get back to yelling about them again now? :D

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

"corporate folk" lol gimme a damn break, just call it what it is

goole, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

or don't, i guess

goole, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

their music is corporate folk

In what conceivable way is their music "folk" (excepting by virtue of its not being played and sung by horses)?

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

So now can we talk about who's a prep and who's a jock?

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

Parsing 'indie' vs 'hipster' ITT is like parsing the tonal qualities of a car alarm. My point is RAARRRGH OMG MAKE IT STOP.

On the other hand, I love you ILM.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

contenderizer can field that one (not on ilnfl though) xp

omar little, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

bob dylan is corporate folk, the kingston trio are hipster/roots, pomplamoose are video installation

goole, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

makes sense to me

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

you don't actually have a clear understanding of the pejorative use of the word "hipster" do you

― Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:20 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark

i do. and i rebel.

carles marx (contenderizer), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Best quote so far from Zvookster's linked article:

She makes Zooey Deschanel look like Charles Krauthammer.

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Peter Paul & Mary were the strings on Prince's guitar
But Pomplamoose went down more like Har Mar Superstar

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

do u ppl have jobs

heh (kelpolaris), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

other than your company, what do you think we're avoiding here?

they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

har mar has o.g. am rep punk cred though, calvin krime was p. awesome

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

we thought she was just being precious but really she was trying to hide her ska evangelical past

zvookster, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pomplamoose (ex-Skavangelists)

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol

markers, Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

omg so fucking fitting that they opened for The Dresden Dolls as I was going to mention them upthread as another example of a band like this that should be made to disembowel each other while being broadcast on a Jumbotron

Indolence Mission (DJP), Tuesday, 4 January 2011 23:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

indie duo cockfighting is a sport I would pay to see

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

nothing more annoying to me than a drummer who insists on not using a chair. i'm pretty sure noah lennox started this.

heh (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

the deerhoof guy used a milk crate

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

Most drummers in fact insist on a stool.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Okay, fess up. Which ILXOR is trolling the SF Weekly comment board:

Smedley_t_hambone 1 week ago

Don't you have anything better to do with your time than hate a tv commercial? Or hate someone cuter than you? What an idiot and what an incredible waste of time.

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

the deerhoof guy used a milk crate

― call all destroyer, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 6:03 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^thought that was so awesome

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfIrbF6J9sA

buzza, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

In re the effectiveness of the commercial: I kind of like the image of people angrily rushing off to buy hyundais and not quite knowing why.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

deerhoof drummer would be great sitting on half a pig

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

specifically that

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

woah buzza is the woodward and bernstein of pomplamoose

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

ugh that video: Puffy Ski Jacket Guy is so much worse irl

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

if only those balloons were filled with saran gas

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

or saran wrap

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

The image of Don Draper just advocating for the usage of hipsters to promote the new Hyundai just kinda strikes me as wtf why

heh (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

nothing more annoying to me than a drummer who insists on not using a chair. i'm pretty sure noah lennox started this.

If you mean "drummer standing up" I really dont think anco started this, i mean ffs bands like the Fall and Big Black have had standing (and duelling!) drummers years ago. And uh I dunno, Moe Tucker?

Ex Loin Tamer (Trayce), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but that trend didn't exact exactly last up until now.

heh (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

considering those aforementioned bands were from the late 80's, mid 90's. I'm sure there are outliers but it's definitely a thing I have noticed in the past couple months whenever I go to the DIY venue here in town. p. much ever since post mpp

heh (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

*early, not mid. whatever.

heh (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

these ppl are yuppies theyre audience are yuppies and their music is corporate folk

― they fund ph.d studies, don't they? (Lamp), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:15 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i dont get this post. i dont have the knowledge base as far as what strain of indie this is exactly but parsing the diff between this & sufjan stevens to someone who has never listened to a sufjan stevens album but has heard his stuff playing in a barnes & noble i used to work at, is serious hair splitting, in terms of the overarching aesthetic

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

i mean, i think to 'mainstream america' this is indie. contenderizer (!) otm

maybe to indie fans this is something else now but

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hopefully they'll be dead with the year

Morcheeba, simply happening. (PaulTMA), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

scurvy, hopefully

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh my god.

You fucking guys know that hipster, yuppie and indie-person are all parts of the same interlocking venn diagram right?

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

im not talking about 'indie person' im simply talking abt the style of music theyre playing & how its presented

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

guys guys it's all car alarms

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

i dont rlly have a horse in the ARE THEY HIPSTERS?? contest -- just observing that i think they code 'indie' to 99% of ppl who have an concept of what 'indie' means

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

anyone who can't see that these two morons are indie AND hipster AND yuppie to varying degrees needs to take a cold hard fucking look at how they identify themselves

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

don't forget skavangelicals

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

But I thought hipsters played the part of vanguard proletariat revolutionists? Are you to tell me many of them are in some ways middle-class?

Cunga, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

anyone who can't see that these two morons are indie AND hipster AND yuppie to varying degrees needs to take a cold hard fucking look at how they identify themselves

― darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 6:52 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark

loving this sentence

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Is that a keffiyah youre wearing? look in a mirror, punk

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 00:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

I always liked seeing drummers who just sat on the floor and set their kit up super low... its an amusing gimmick. Haven't seen that in awhile though.

no pop, no style -- all simply (Viceroy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

(sorry to butt in)
I'm two days behind on this thread - I just started reading it

this thread is making me think about why i like this band so here are my reasons.

1. they remind me pleasantly of some friends i have in portland,...

After I watched the first two youtubes, the hyundai commerical and as much as I could stomach of the next video, I decided to wiki the group JUST TO CHECK IF THEY WERE FROM PORTLAND OREGON

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Is that a keffiyah youre wearing?

Or are you just angry to see me?

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

this thread is making me think about why i like this band so here are my reasons.

this thread is making me learn how to use killfile, here is my reason

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

I didn't know Palestinian Solidarity was a hipster thing.

no pop, no style -- all simply (Viceroy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

i dont rlly have a horse in the ARE THEY HIPSTERS?? contest -- just observing that i think they code 'indie' to 99% of ppl who have an concept of what 'indie' means

u hav a concept & its the rong one

anyone who can't see that these two morons are indie AND hipster AND yuppie to varying degrees needs to take a cold hard fucking look at how they identify themselves

lol

s1ocki the tripster (Lamp), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

u hav a concept & its the rong one

― s1ocki the tripster (Lamp), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:12 PM (55 seconds ago) Bookmark

ok im calling bullshit. if i call my lil sister up & ask her what kind of music this is do u think she'll say 'corporate folk'?

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

its the indiest indie that ever indied u lose

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

anyone who can't see that these two morons are indie AND hipster AND yuppie to varying degrees needs to take a cold hard fucking look at how they identify themselves

― darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 4:52 PM (14 minutes ago) Bookmark

nah, i have this old-fashioned view of hipsterdom (no shock, i'm old), where you have to be self-consciously, patti-smith-style "outside of societeee (man)" to some extent to make the grade. understand that in current alt-speak, hipster just means "lol indie think you're cool fashion style person," but i refuse to endorse that usage.

i look in the mirror and notice that i am an indie listening wanna-be hipster in disarrayed retreat from his own yuppie birthright.

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

deej otm

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

u hav a concept & its the rong one

This is why lolcats shouldn't be allowed to register ILX accounts...

no pop, no style -- all simply (Viceroy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

northface = to hip or not to hip?

heh (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Lamp, you are totally the Geir of 'indie'. Good to have you around; ignore the peanut gallery.

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

what happened to the gawker post about pompskamoose

dayo, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

. understand that in current alt-speak, hipster just means "lol indie think you're cool fashion style person," but i refuse to endorse that usage.

just because you want words to mean what they USED to mean makes you a pedantic dick. Yeah, I wish "hardcore" still meant Black Flag and not The Devil Wears Prada, but what can I do. You're digging in your heels about semantics and this says more about YOU than the the word indie, tbfh

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

i am not a peanut

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

you're smart enough to know where "hipster"'s been, why stake do you have to keep it from going where it's going?

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

unlike whiney i cant endorse any passionate opinion abt whether or not these ppl are hipsters

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

(don't worry, contenderizer. I'm only trying to coax more larfs out of Lamp.)

xxpost

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost oh look, capn "i don't know what a hipster is" has triumphantly fucking returned to another thread

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

whiney's p close to some 'faggot just means sum1 uncool' tip here

s1ocki the tripster (Lamp), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol are u for real xp

more 'captain i dont give a fuck what hipsters are' u dork

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR OUR TIMES

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

like, when u read contenderizer say "i prefer the old skool definition where it means outsiders' or w/e do u ever just sit back & think 'why am i arguing about this'

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

i know, lol point from me, but u gotta draw a line somewhere

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

this thread is funny.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

just because you want words to mean what they USED to mean makes you a pedantic dick... You're digging in your heels about semantics and this says more about YOU than the the word indie, tbfh

― darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:18 PM (33 seconds ago) Bookmark

jeez man, i hardly think i'm being a dhick about it. i like a certain usage, hate another. this makes me pretty ordinary: we all have our pet loathes. and of course it says more about me than objective reality (man), wouldn't think to claim otherwise.

i prefer that my hipsters remain tea-smoking anarchist dropouts with a fondness for fringe vests, what's it to ya?

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

more 'captain i dont give a fuck what hipsters are' u dork

I mean, the point is you keep hammering this away. Like how many times are you gonna tell us you don't have "a horse in this race."

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

this thread is funny.

― got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:23 PM (10 seconds ago) Bookmark

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, contender, i was def harsh to use the word dick, sorry.

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

I mean, the point is you keep hammering this away. Like how many times are you gonna tell us you don't have "a horse in this race."

― darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:24 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

the one time i said it?

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

u think i really have an opinion about this, or care?

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

"a horse in this race" makes me think of cutty

buzza, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

im keeping my real opinions about hipsters from you to seem cool!!

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

ill break down my real opinion: 'hipster' is the most boring possible topic of discussion, in 2010, and the fact that you keep talking about it, like it means something, is the corniest shit ever

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

excuse me -- 2011!!

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

What's the argument again? "hipster" is a pretty vacuous word.

Tarzan Bot (seandalai), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

more 'captain i dont give a fuck what hipsters are' u dork

arent u like some sort of hipster jane goodall reporting on 'the world of yung ppl' or w/e????

s1ocki the tripster (Lamp), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

I just want to say that I think Pompaloose (sp?) are obviously trying to have an indie/hipster image but because they are soulless yuppies selling cars the image is just illusion and they aren't really hipsters, just ghoulish corporate apparitions of hipsters.

I am not an expert in this area though that's just my opinion.

no pop, no style -- all simply (Viceroy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

why arent they indie

i dont have a stake in this just wondering where u guys are parsing this

― ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:40 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i dont rlly have a horse in the ARE THEY HIPSTERS?? contest -- just observing that i think they code 'indie' to 99% of ppl who have an concept of what 'indie' means

― ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:50 PM (36 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm not entirely sure what this argument is about, but i'm quite sure pompaloose isn't worthy of it.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

What's the argument again? "hipster" is a pretty vacuous word.

― Tarzan Bot (seandalai), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 8:28 PM Bookmark

Here's a good summary:

So who ARE that insufferable indie couple in the new Hyundai TV ads?

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Quite liked that "Another Day" one, but more than that might drive me blunt.

Mark G, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

When irrational anger attacks...

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

arent u like some sort of hipster jane goodall reporting on 'the world of yung ppl' or w/e????

― s1ocki the tripster (Lamp), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:28 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

no? that just means my peer group, generically. what the fuck is your deal

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

why arent they indie
i dont have a stake in this just wondering where u guys are parsing this

― ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:40 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i dont rlly have a horse in the ARE THEY HIPSTERS?? contest -- just observing that i think they code 'indie' to 99% of ppl who have an concept of what 'indie' means

― ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:50 PM (36 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

― darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:29 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark

the first was a discussion about indie whiney -- i thought u were being adamant that these were different things

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

haw

poppagemoose (electricsound), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thx for the summary. Are they/are they not hipsters seems to be where we ended up and I don't think that's going anywhere. Hipster is like Communist - it's never you.

Tarzan Bot (seandalai), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Unless you really are a Communist, I guess.

Tarzan Bot (seandalai), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Farewell, this thread imo

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

i meant graph, d'oh

Z S, ~THE~ University of Missouri-Columbia, (Z S), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

A lot of people were actually members of something called the Communist Party -- do you think they knew?

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah but the number of those people (in the West) <<<<< the number of people called "Commie"

Tarzan Bot (seandalai), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah but a lot of Communists got purged cause they weren't commie enough. So if there's a hipster purge lets hope Pompaloose is first up against the wall.

no pop, no style -- all simply (Viceroy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh, that's a little different than what I thought you meant by "it's never you"

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

I haven't ever seen a definitive demarcation of what a hipster is but hasn't it always required someone to be of a certain means or station who dabbles in slumming of some kind, and what separates them from the others is that they can leave? like if somehow wearing loincloths and carrying around clubs became a "thing", this wouldn't retroactively make cavemen hipsters.

I'm not sure how what the hyundaimoose is doing is slumming, though. maybe they could have held out for a benz commercial?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

first they came for the pomplemooses...

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

this thread is making me learn how to use killfile, here is my reason

Whiney why u braek heart

oh wait you can't see this nm.

anyway i'm that one person from upthread who was okay with pomplamoose, i've been checking in with this thread periodically to confirm that i'm still worse than hitler.

illiterate and hateful, as expected (reddening), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

nunez yr definition of "hipster", while not without its merits, is waaaaayyy too class-based to be what most americans have in mind when they use the term (imo)

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp i'm super-poor tho so hopefully the fact that i don't vigorously condemn infantilism can be forgiven

illiterate and hateful, as expected (reddening), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol

http://board.crewcial.org/thread/view/356223/&p=311#246

buzza, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

My kind-of-point was that people tend to use "hipster" to describe people who are slightly different from themselves, even if they themselves are "hipsters" to 90% of the population. Only the truly committed vanguard will use the term to describe themselves.

(themselves themselves themselves)

Pomplamoose aren't hipsters in my book because they aren't even pretending to transgress. As deej pointed out, they're in the Sufjan lineage of wimpy but unthreatening music your sister might like.

Tarzan Bot (seandalai), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

feel like every msg board has a thread whinging abt this like the simpsons viking thing

the idea of them being yuppies & marketing hyundais 2 yuppies seems so ridic 2 me

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 01:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Whenever I see my favorite bands, I just never think they're real people. I always think they're these musical gods that live up on clouds and only come to earth for the occasional performance. And everything -- their marketing team, their PR team, does such a good job at turning them into mythical creatures that I have no hope of attaining that level of musical genius on which they are constantly riding through life. That has always bugged me about the way bands are portrayed. So we try to keep it simple and normal as much as possible. A lot of people call [that] our brand, or whatever it is -- but for us, it's just a lack of one, I think. We try to just make it fun and happy and normal. I guess "normalcy" is the big word. And a lot of people accuse us of being hipsters for that, which I think is hilarious. They think oh, they're being such lo-fi hipsters, they're wearing shorts in their videos instead of a freaking Panic At The Disco, 18th-century fruffle shirt. I actually think that's hilarious, that when somebody's actually normal onscreen, they get called a hipster.

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

does it have to be class-based? I mean you could be heir to the sriracha empire, and therefore your relationship with sriracha would be somewhat inescapable while still being loaded, while hipster-come-latelys can indulge and discard their mania for sriracha at whim.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

anyone discards sriracha mania is a fool imo

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

they cribbed that off section 25 ("our gimmick is that we have no gimmick")

hipster scum

poppagemoose (electricsound), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

i gotta be honest, the nitrates and whatever exotic preservatives they're putting in sriracha is worrying me a little.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pomplamoose aren't hipsters in my book because they aren't even pretending to transgress. As deej pointed out, they're in the Sufjan lineage of wimpy but unthreatening music your sister might like.

Yeah but did you see the tiny piano and xylophone, her hair and the fact that they do a Beyonce song?

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

no image as image is the most basic indie trope, surely, likewise attainable amateurism

zvookster, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

feel like every msg board has a thread whinging abt this like the simpsons viking thing

― johnny crunch, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 8:59 PM

ditto for the henry rollins vs hipsters video

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Nataly-Dawn-6.jpg
sup y'all
just chillin' out
bein' normal, keepin' it simple

http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Nataly-Dawn-3-490x388.jpg
forgot to pick up our fruffle shirts from the drycleaners before the video shoot, but it's cool
I'm only human y'know?

ppl can call us "hipsters" all they want
but it just shows they're afraid of the realness
http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Nataly-Dawn-4-490x276.jpg
can't handle an unfiltered glimpse at reality
a day in the life of a youtube buzzband~

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

anyway i'm that one person from upthread who was okay with pomplamoose, i've been checking in with this thread periodically to confirm that i'm still worse than hitler.

yup, you are still worse than Hitler

HTH!

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

Doesn't it all go back to this? (Or has this been posted already? Sorry, I look forward to reading this thread.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLhfxI8T2cU

Amazed to recognize Jeremy Davies in this.

Pete Scholtes, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

wait wait just a goddamn minute

is there REALLY a hardcore band named The Devil Wears Prada???????????????

this is WAY FUCKING MORE INTERESTING AND ENRAGING than having the definition of hipster argument again

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

Xpost: Booming post

darwin deej (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah they're like a 5th-gen screamo band

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Great post bernard snowy

What I have a problem with is the fact that someone will say "this is how we always look and act and we're not trying to be someone else" and think that is why they cannot be a hipster

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

okay we can push the button now, I think we're pretty much done as a society

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Devil Wears Prada got the idea for their band name from the book before it was adapted, and apparently get really butthurt about being associated w/ the movie, it's pretty hilarious

washa flocka brain (some dude), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

And to think poor Mick Karn gave up the ghost today :(

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

I thought you guys were talking about what a badass the anna wintour/meryl streep character was.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

SRSLY a band called The Devil Wears Prada exists?Oferchrissakes

Is there a band called Tyler Perry Presents For Colored Girls Only?

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

And lol at being buttthurt about the movie association of DWP. Because the book really elevates the conversation

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

they have a song called "Assistant to the Regional Manager"

why did I think pursuing a music career was an unrealistic idea when I was younger

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

Xpp
My sister is an extra in that movie VegemiteGrrrl

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

I am starting a new band called Eat Pray Love (book, not movie fuckfaces)

I will play toy piano and glockenspiel. Need a mellotron player, Who's in?

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Which movie, Lorax? For Colored Girls? or DWP?

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

I am going to drop my single under the name Riding the Bus With My Sister

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Xp
For Colored Girls

I'll play a grand stand piano with miniature pianos in each of my hands for your band

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Cool, Lorax! I'm seeing it tomorrow: lemme know what scene, I'll keep an eye out for her!

First Eat Pray Love single will be our cover of Kanye's Gold Digger featuring guest vocals by Josh Groban

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Riding on the Bus With My Sister's first single is going to be a screamo mashup of "Bleeding Love" and "Move Bitch"

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hey we should tour together. Maybe see if the Dresden Dolls need a couple of exciting upstart openers

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

A++++ band name btw DJP

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 02:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

haa this thread irl turned into deej & whiney fighting abt parsing indie/hipster, you guys *shrugs/freezeframe*

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

Guys! Guys!

http://www.gawker.com/5785369/hyundai-hipster-couple-were-ska-kids-before-they-were-evangelicals

― pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 1:50 PM (4 hours ago) Bookmark

^^^WHY ISNT THIS LINK WORKING

gr8080, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

loool underrated joke hurting, well played

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

loool:

http://www.google.com/search?q=pomplamoose+gawker+ska

gr8080, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

"grown up ska kids" is way more OTM than hipster/indie

gr8080, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

was thinking i dont even have any idea what a grown up ska kid would be like then i realized yeah i do and basically yes otm

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

for the record my first live show was a skankin' pickle show.

gr8080, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

you guys dont have any idea what youre talking abt pamplmose arent indie/hipster/yuppie/normals theyre grown up ska kids, get one clue ffs jeez stupid message board

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

they prob rode their vespas to their great jobs at google and shit

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

yup, you are still worse than Hitler

HTH!

would someone worse than hitler innocuously drop this link in the thread?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meT2eqgDjiM

xylophone & toy piano within first twenty seconds = invasion of poland iirc

illiterate and hateful, as expected (reddening), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Anyone been noticing the juvenile/excessively negative utube comments? Think they'll act as any sort of deterrence, or promote the band to far greater heights? It's sort of hard to ridicule these dudes without making an ass of yourself.

heh (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 04:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

"grown up ska kids" is way more OTM than hipster/indie

― gr8080, Wednesday, January 5, 2011 12:28 PM (35 minutes ago) Bookmark

^^^^

dayo, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 05:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mB1Q8gtoZBA/Sybkd1KSLNI/AAAAAAAAACk/EQIkeFdHRSU/s320/00-pomplamoose-videosongs-front-(deluxe_edition)-2009-tgb.jpg

cross post in tracer's cutesy artsy shit thread

dayo, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 05:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

grown up ska kids

truth bomb

minecraft on a milk sea (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 06:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

Great thread, thank you for the LOLs and Halo Benders Real Stories of the Highway Patrol footage. Yeah, I hear more Beat Happening in M.I.A. than in anything else these days.

grown up ska kids

Wrong age and hair.

And that kimya dawson video is reason #34 Diablo Cody needed to be put in the stocks for a month back in 2008.

Blame the director: Diablo wanted classic rock.

Also: A kind word for Kimya: She played an amazing (I'm imagining unpaid) set at the memorial show for Eyedea at First Avenue, and for a not entirely enthusiastic crowd.

And I wouldn't knock the amateurish blank vocal thing handed down from Mo Tucker through the Shop Assistants/Heather from Beat Happening/etc. (call it twee if you want) to bands that will probably abuse it because the moving thing in the great ones is how vulnerable the approach can make the vocalists seem, one reason the Owls are/were awesome.

Pete Scholtes, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 06:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm surprised no one's coined the term "yupster" yet

the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 06:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

help, i've realized i'm a Yindie (or am i a yupster?)

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 06:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

And I wouldn't knock the amateurish blank vocal thing handed down from Mo Tucker through the Shop Assistants/Heather from Beat Happening/etc. (call it twee if you want) to bands that will probably abuse it because the moving thing in the great ones is how vulnerable the approach can make the vocalists seem, one reason the Owls are/were awesome.

― Pete Scholtes, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 10:07 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark

i don't have anything against it, myself. but the poignant beauty of ordinary humanity - the bathetic infatuation with clumsy frailty and endearing failure, as communicated by amateurish blankness and infantile affectation - has been exploited to death for decades by indie and post-indie and would-be-indie everything. in movies like juno and thumbsucker, on indie prints and greeting cards featuring awkward line drawings of birds (currently on sale in a bunch tiny shops on 5h in park slope), in back issues of mcsweeney's, in album after pitchfork-approved album of wounded & comforting soft sweater teatime glockenspiel music listened to, most likely, by someone you know and love. it's by no means an ineffective artistic stance: it works, communicates, gets a feeling across. but it's also so far beyond played that it's become a sickening zombie sham, a horrible cloud of kitsch that sucks the life out of everything it touches.

this hyundai ad is just the they live moment - the point at which the whole world gets to try on the glasses and see what's really been going down.

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 06:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp oh.

the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 06:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost lock fucking thread

endlamoosing (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 06:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

contenderizer just dropped the 2012 of t-bombs

endlamoosing (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 06:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

haa this thread irl turned into deej & whiney fighting abt parsing indie/hipster, you guys *shrugs/freezeframe*

― ice cr?m, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 10:24 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

p sure it turned into me not arguing about that

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 06:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

i guess i cant really post in any thread that also involves whiney w/out being accused of beefing w/ him at this point tho

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 07:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Game recognize game tbh

endlamoosing (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 07:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

Witnessing the birth of the modern indie reformation ITT

http://i53.tinypic.com/2hchklw.jpg

Cunga, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 07:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's funny all the people bringing portland up, as i brought this shit up on ILH specifically when we were talking about regional advertising during basketball games and i was complaining about this nonsense thinking it was for a local portland hyundai dealer.

lenonsense (Clay), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 08:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

hipsters is national, clay

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 09:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

still lolling at lamp as lolcat w ninja style typing skills. cats has opinions!

so easily amused...

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 09:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

Lousy beatniks

B-Boy Bualadh Bos (ecuador_with_a_c), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 10:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

but it's also so far beyond played that it's become a sickening zombie sham, a horrible cloud of kitsch that sucks the life out of everything it touches.

i.e. it's gone mainstream, like melisma or punk guitar distortion.

Pete Scholtes, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 13:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost lock fucking thread

― endlamoosing (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 1:39 AM Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

contenderizer just dropped the 2012 of t-bombs

― endlamoosing (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 1:39 AM Bookmark

agree with this btw

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 13:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Instant classic post.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 13:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Devil Wears Prada got the idea for their band name from the book before it was adapted, and apparently get really butthurt about being associated w/ the movie, it's pretty hilarious

― washa flocka brain (some dude), Tuesday, January 4, 2011 9:24 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Also, they are xtian, so it's literally The Devil they are talking about.

won't be on this church plan ting (kkvgz), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 13:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

You kids. I feel your pain, I'm just recognizing suddenly that it's your pain, not mine--and I'm somebody who for a while was keeping tally of how many indie films were being ruined by "indie" soundtracks. Is this an age/identity thing? I'm happy to see indie killed dead, my God, so "I'm Sticking With You" (playing in my head since '84) and Jamboree (since '92) can go back to being punk rock, or rock and roll, or whatever.

Pete Scholtes, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 14:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

fwiw I love this song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwsJOBJNMSc

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 14:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

I mean "beyond played" is really the language of outlining what's cool. You're still in the dream, pardner.

Pete Scholtes, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 14:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost, yeah, this thread has introduced me to a few babies I wouldn't throw out with the bathwater...

Pete Scholtes, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 14:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

if car companies are looking for some twee amateurish cover songs to use in their ads they should check out this old favorite. i think it could be a hit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu-zKWA6cWQ

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 14:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

really makes me yearn for the days when indie meant this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu9lUbf5GQ0

endlamoosing (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 14:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

you know what will make you forget all about these drab car dweebs? this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG1U3JZ4-rQ

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 15:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah!

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 15:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

go man go!

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 15:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

all i know is i wanna cum in that slut's pomplamouth

Princess TamTam, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 15:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

and... scene

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 15:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

i could easily disprove this but then i'd be The Guy Who Knows Too Much About Porn

― Princess TamTam, Monday, January 3, 2011

all i know is i wanna cum in that slut's pomplamouth

― Princess TamTam, Wednesday, January 5, 2011

theorum proven.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 5 January 2011 15:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

idgi

Princess TamTam, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

typ

Mark G, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Holy moly at the Tielman Brothers--you know my catnip.

Pete Scholtes, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

i don't have anything against it, myself. but the poignant beauty of ordinary humanity - the bathetic infatuation with clumsy frailty and endearing failure, as communicated by amateurish blankness and infantile affectation - has been exploited to death for decades by indie and post-indie and would-be-indie everything. in movies like juno and thumbsucker, on indie prints and greeting cards featuring awkward line drawings of birds (currently on sale in a bunch tiny shops on 5h in park slope), in back issues of mcsweeney's, in album after pitchfork-approved album of wounded & comforting soft sweater teatime glockenspiel music listened to, most likely, by someone you know and love. it's by no means an ineffective artistic stance: it works, communicates, gets a feeling across. but it's also so far beyond played that it's become a sickening zombie sham, a horrible cloud of kitsch that sucks the life out of everything it touches.

this hyundai ad is just the they live moment - the point at which the whole world gets to try on the glasses and see what's really been going down.

just in case this goes into the fold

ullr saves (gbx), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

I really want to repost that somewhere -- is there some kind of an "all time classic posts" thread?

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

truth bombs

ullr saves (gbx), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

Summing-up-things-I-have-been-trying-to-put-my-finger-on-for-five-years bombs

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

i should know better than to get sucked into a pomplamoose convo (they are wretched obv), but hes wrong - "so far beyond played" is meaningless except to say "i'm bored of this thing that a lot of other people like", which all of you of course agree with because only insanely jaded music blogger dorks post here

Princess TamTam, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

rong

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

ya im right sorry :-/

Princess TamTam, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

anyway im out cuz this is 2 much ilm posting for me for one month but everyone just marinate on my rightness

Princess TamTam, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

Calling out a music board post for having an element of subjectivity is so far beyond played.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

hipster is such a cop out term, let it be people...

*swags out of post smoking an Earl Grey cigarette, rocking skinny overalls and a divining rod*

natlawdp, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Hey, some people like this." Oh. Sorry. Lock thread.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

this commercial's success has inspired me to form a group called Aubergine featuring a girl with Marfan syndrome and a retarded guy

akm, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

marfan's is pretty played, dude

ullr saves (gbx), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

hey man just because u are sick of marfan syndrome doesn't mean....

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ausberginers syndrome

buzza, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think I'll use this opportunity to post superior Bird & Bee covers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ed-LaBgQOk&feature=related

Darin, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

just did a quick fb search and the first things that came up were "pomplamoose suck (person)", "i hate pomplamoose (community)", and "pomplamoose sucks (community)"

ullr saves (gbx), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Bird & The Bee >>> The Turd & The Grapefruit

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:OBL-Bo2i-iIJ:www.myspace.com/aubergineband+aubergine+band&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

(because the profile was "under maintenance, here's the cached page)

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

"I really want to repost that somewhere -- is there some kind of an "all time classic posts" thread?"

i started this one for the tenth anniversary of anti-hipster vitriol:

In Honor Of ILX Being Ten, How About Some Quotable Posts Of Yore.

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is how you do it, baby people!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m595h3_ner4

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

the thing that *really* bothers me about this stuff:

i grew up in the 80s and early 90s, in a bumfuck town. all the music i knew grewing up was 80s metal/pop metal, nothing but until rap came up...but everything was macho and hard basically....not that there weren't pathos in pop metal balladry, but there was something different about it more like "BABE WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME I'm GONNA GET WASTED AND SHOOT BBGUNS AT POP BOTTLES", or at least that's how it was to us, it was sort of a romantic idea of being sad, the way that you can only feel when you are young enough to not understand that things have consequences

when i first got a hint of "indie"sadness-- like just little glimpses like the song "they'll need a crane" by they might be giants, or the song "romeo had juliette" by lou reed (these were just the little bits i would see on MTV), it was this sense of experiencing something new, like real life sadness, the idea that you would have to grow up and leave your little town and face real stuff that wasn't always gonna work out the way you wanted it to...like it really affected me pretty strong,

now like contenderizer said, it's sort of this horror show zombie emotion, like fucking poignant commercials for insurance companies, the whole thing isn't bad cuz it cheapens indie rock, it's bad cuz it ad agencies are so hip and cool and good production values now, it almost cheapens the *idea* of emotions and feeling to me....

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

All I know is that we don't have these issues in Roots Rock land.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Let's hope the ad execs don't figure out neck beards might like Hyundais.

Darin, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

all the music i knew grewing up was 80s metal/pop metal, nothing but until rap came up...but everything was macho and hard basically....not that there weren't pathos in pop metal balladry, but there was something different about it more like "BABE WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME I'm GONNA GET WASTED AND SHOOT BBGUNS AT POP BOTTLES

i grew up in the 80s. most of the dominant pop music -- in tone and lyrics -- had this uniquely 80s triumphalism. i guess we were collectively shaking off the feelings of US decline or defeatism in the 70s. in retrospect, it feels like the 80s had a lot of supposedly underground twee (or maybe "proto-twee") acts, but i don't really see bands like, say, the smiths as the grandfathers of the twee movement.

twee can be beautiful and moving. but there's a thin line between beautiful/moving twee and using the twee genre as cover for poor amaturism and poor songwriting and performance. i feel like this pomplamoose act is on the latter side of that divide, but what you see depends on where you sit, i suppose.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

well, i can't say "we" were shaking anything off. that's just how it felt to me at the time.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 5 January 2011 16:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

"it's bad cuz it ad agencies are so hip and cool and good production values now, it almost cheapens the *idea* of emotions and feeling to me...."

i think ad agencies have done a pretty good job at cheapening stuff for a while now.

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

you know, the arrangement on that pimplemoose beat it cover isn't horrible. the tinkertoy shit and her voice are bad, but it does show some level of, um, craft or whatever.

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

who was that indie band from the 80's that played all toy instruments? from boston?

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pianosaurus.

dlp9001, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn4UmJgp24I&feature=related

dlp9001, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Bands that enrage you

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

there's a similar dude (I don't think it's a band) called Self — I'll post his "What a Fool Believes" cover if I can find it

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

('similar' in the sense of 'all toy instruments')

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

this thread needs more rita pavone singing and dancing with a hammer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGIXrziSLCQ

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAUjg8Nb2Qc

dlp9001, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV64MTaw7aE

honestly I don't hate this — dude sounds breathy but I think that's just because his voice isn't that strong and it's a really fuckin' hard song to sing!

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

that Self cover is kind of great, actually

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

love her

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4voeDBx96c

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

sorta like this, might have to start using it:

Did Michael McDonald invent the word "nostalgite" (combination of naivete and nostalgia) in this song?
I like it but I think it's a bit too close the original especially in the vocals.
roesmoker 2 months ago

@roesmoker ha ha, I am an idiot, according to random lyrics on the internet that is actually "nostalgic tale" - I always thought it was nostalgite. A Kiss That Guy moment for me!
roesmoker 2 months ago

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

they just don't make pixie spark plugs like they used to

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bravo/388-1.jpg

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

beat this outfit you twee fuckers!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZpzCC9EQGvI/SZB1RxAAJhI/AAAAAAAAARo/P0a287Qnks4/s400/portada_redimensionar.jpg

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

As an advertising professional, I ask you...do hipsters care about deck protection? Do Pamplamoose fans understand the damage water can do to an unprotected deck?

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

only like a 1/5 of the way through the thread but i have to giggle at

i think the ads are totally stupid btw, mostly because as mentioned they were airing this shit during the height of football season when normally the ads are all about how you're a homosexual with euro tendencies and mommy issues if you don't drink bud lite, or howie long calling you a pussy for not having the right kind of truck./

― omar little, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 11:06 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

real men drink 'lite' beer.

"jobs" (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

x-post to bernard - yeah, self was a single dude in the studio, but I knew a bunch of the guys that toured with him as his back up band

Darin, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHt2CveSXqE

dlp9001, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

i bet Pamplamoose own a deck

gr8080, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

Is it wrong that I am basically like "oh, an Italian Shirley Bassey" with Rita Pavone?

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yes imo

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

marine girls + sarah records circa 1965. so beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6HF8N8_s4w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoB-u5avo6A&feature=related

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

Think Blossom Dearie doing "I'm Hip" is patient zero.

Stevie T, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

(t darin — makes sense. he/they're a hard act to google!)

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

only like a 1/5 of the way through the thread but i have to giggle at

i think the ads are totally stupid btw, mostly because as mentioned they were airing this shit during the height of football season when normally the ads are all about how you're a homosexual with euro tendencies and mommy issues if you don't drink bud lite, or howie long calling you a pussy for not having the right kind of truck./

― omar little, Tuesday, January 4, 2011 11:06 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

real men drink 'lite' beer.

― "jobs" (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 11:21 AM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

those miller lite commercials where the hot bartender chicks call dudes pussies are so bizarre

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

real men drink 'lite' beer.
Empirical studies have shown that Americans have lousy taste in beer

Sanford, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

i wonder how much lite beer it would take to get me drunk? it would have to be a lot, i'll bet.

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

don't catch the 3.2 flu

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Start counting!

Sanford, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thanks for those songs Scott! They are beautiful.

grandavis, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

can't remember the last time i had a trad dad american piss beer. probably a pbr. cuz i'm hip like that. but it was a long time back.

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, aren't those great! glad you enjoyed them. they were ahead of their twee time.

scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

60's twee is so much more enthusiastic than modern twee!

Darin, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Indeed

grandavis, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

there's something inherently bored about modern twee. detached.

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

since they're obvs the Buzz Band of the mome, I can't wait for their return next Holiday Season (with Baby Pomplemoose in tow)

Mangrove Earthshoe (herb albert), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

Rita Pavone is a Sanpaku sufferer, too. Weird.

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

I don't think it's sanpaku when you're tilting your head down.

won't be on this church plan ting (kkvgz), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 18:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

there's a similar dude (I don't think it's a band) called Self — I'll post his "What a Fool Believes" cover if I can find it

― Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 5:11 PM (56 minutes ago)

just to clarify, dude only did that toys only thing for one album called gidzmodgery. i know this will seem hard to believ3e but the live touring band was totally fucking full of fierce awesome musicians.

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 18:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

fiercely bashing their toy pianos

Є|Э (Edward III), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 18:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

I can't wait for their return next Holiday Season (with Baby Pomplemoose in tow)

― Mangrove Earthshoe (herb albert), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 9:53 AM (23 minutes ago)

with chilling inevitability

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 18:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

just to clarify, dude only did that toys only thing for one album called gidzmodgery. i know this will seem hard to believ3e but the live touring band was totally fucking full of fierce awesome musicians.

I played in band with self's touring drummer back in the early 90's when he was slumming with crap musicians like myself!

Darin, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 18:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

like fucking poignant commercials for insurance companies, the whole thing isn't bad cuz it cheapens indie rock, it's bad cuz it ad agencies are so hip and cool and good production values now, it almost cheapens the *idea* of emotions and feeling....

Not sure much has changed since Don Draper days.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JOoGuBf4L.jpg

Which isn't to take away from your hate, which I love.

Pete Scholtes, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 18:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

like fucking poignant commercials for insurance companies, the whole thing isn't bad cuz it cheapens indie rock, it's bad cuz it ad agencies are so hip and cool and good production values now, it almost cheapens the *idea* of emotions and feeling....

I feel like I have read somewhere a philosopher or sociologist saying the same basic thing but way pre-indie-music -- in fact I think he said that irony and cynicism were reactions to this cheapening by advertising, although now irony and cynicism are a huge part of advertising.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 18:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

many xposts, but leave los camp! out of this imo. their commercial is for regular not lite beer, after all.

like a musical album. made by a band. (fucking in the streets), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 18:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

no

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 19:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

kind of surprising to think we're over half a decade removed from iron & wine being used in m&m commercials, also this is at least four years old:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQVfsY0-ZR0

there is no turning back in an art game? (reddening), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 19:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

well thanks for that

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 19:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

you shouldn't let me have good things

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 19:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

wow, they must be filtering their comments with a fine tooth comb every 5 minutes

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 19:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

why do I always get otherworldly help preventing me from being banned?!

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 19:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

the only thing pomplamoose can do now is some kind of double reverse fakeout sort of thing and put this thread in their electronic press kit; kind of like how Robert Fripp would put all those years of accumulated bad reviews in the liner notes of Crimson anthologies.

Sanford, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 19:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

heh, I think fripp is OCD or something

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 19:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Cap'n I love your enthusiasm but that was probly not cool.

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 19:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yep.

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 19:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Shirley Pavone Bong Water; she's not twee, she's tweeeeeeeeisted.

natlawdp, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 19:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

bf and me, in bed last night, after having read and discussed this thread:

bf: "can't sleep?"
me: "no! i can't stop thinking about our favorite master race pod people!"

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 19:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

or Rita (either will do, but Rita actually put it on her album cover...)

natlawdp, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 20:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp to Hurting 2:

TV cheapening life was like 50 percent of the humor of Laugh-In and early SNL, and of course a big part of punk. The main difference between the gag reflex here and the one greeting "This car is like punk rock" in '92 or the Minutemen Volvo ad in '00 is there isn't so much any objection (at least that I've seen on this thread) to bands whoring for automobiles, or even bands whoring for automobiles with an aesthetic rooted in an anti-corporate ethos (which was a shock for me as recently as a decade ago, but became less so as Low appeared in Target commercials, etc.). The objection seems to be to bands whoring for automobiles with an aesthetic rooted in an anti-corporate ethos when:
1.) the band is bad, putting the worst face on the aesthetic or highlighting its abuses, or
2.) the aesthetic is no longer "cool" because it's everywhere, embraced by people with jobs and kids, or
3.) some masochistic combination of the two where you see an aesthetic both being ruined and further ruining the culture.

Pete Scholtes, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 20:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think the objection when applied to a beloved band like hum is that the commercial isn't flattering to them, rather than a cry of sellout but there is still an objection. if movies have the power to uplift songs than certainly commercials have the power to ruin them.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 20:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

er then i mean. not that movies don't uplift songs more than commercials most of the time (c.f. every use of "walking on sunshine" in movies versus commercials)

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 20:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

embraced by people with jobs and kids

Yes, god forbid those absolutely awful people with jobs and kids like music. Fuck them.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 20:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

really the main objection is "couldn't this shit have just stayed on youtube where it belongs instead of invading all our televisions 94/7 for the last month"

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 20:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

The song reddening posted is currently stuck in my head.

won't be on this church plan ting (kkvgz), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 20:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp like i don't think anybody's really like "hyundai ruined the pommelmice!" or "hipsters ruined my favorite christmas songs!" or w/e — some wires got crossed somewhere in our culture, a few cheezeballs found a new favorite band, and now the rest of us can begin repressing this memory and getting on with our lives

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 20:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

i complained abt these dudes when they were just on utube and i think i deserve recognition

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

to officially recognize your achievements in this area I offer you the following jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/edwardiii/lemmy_vega.jpg

Є|Э (Edward III), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 20:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

ty so much!

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 20:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://blog.sharethrough.com/advertising/viral-advertising-working-in-reverse

For the first several years of online video’s boom, most brands took the logical route of syndicating their television commercials online. Gradually, though, brands have started embracing the creative freedom (and longer runtimes) afforded by online video, and have begun to create original, unique, and terribly entertaining videos specifically for that venue and that audience.

And with a new series of commercials from Hyundai, we may finally have come full circle. Hyundai hired a couple of viral video stars--the musical group Pomplamoose--to serve as their holiday spokespersons. You may have seen the commercials like this one:

Now, instead of old television commercials being repurposed as “viral videos,” we have viral video stars being hired to help make better television commercials.

This interview with the band says that not only did Hyundai make a bold leap by hiring the YouTube stars, but they also gave the pair complete and total creative freedom.

“They were actually awesome to work with. They totally let us do our thing. In our contract, it specified that they were not allowed to be in the room while we were filming, which was amazing. If we have 10 people breathing down our neck and we have to wait for somebody to adjust a light while we want to do our shot, it’s not going to be as fun and spontaneous. They let us do our thing, they let us have complete creative control over the whole song and the videos. We gave them songs, they didn’t have a single comment on the arrangements, or the singing, or the instruments — nothing.”

While this is not the first time a brand has hired a YouTube star to help market their company, the creative license given to the Youtube stars seems to be pretty unprecedented.

But did this accomplish anything? You might ask. Well the YouTube version of the Hyundai television spot (embedded above) is over half a million views… meaning that the television commercial featuring viral stars has itself now gone viral. Just sayin’….

Cunga, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 20:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

wow @ lemmy_vega.jpg!

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

does ilx have the authority to issue a fatwa

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Those songs posted just a bit upthread from Self and Jennifer Lewis are both great finds.

xpost

Suggest Fatwa button was removed in 2007 because of how Dom used it.

Cunga, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

rip big man

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

speaking of the intersection between indie and corporate culture, dude from Self is also the guy who sang the "Exepedia DOT COMMMMMMMM!" jingle from a few years back. he also had a song on the shrek soundtrack right before smash mouth's cover of "i'm a believer," so, you know. worlds upon worlds.

there is no turning back in an art game? (reddening), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.pollsb.com/photos/o/30533-quot_all_president_s_men_quot.jpg

Cunga, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

"real men drink 'lite' beer."
Empirical studies have shown that Americans have lousy taste in beer

― Sanford, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:33 (1 hour ago) Permalink

i wonder how much lite beer it would take to get me drunk? it would have to be a lot, i'll bet.

― scott seward, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 17:35 (1 hour ago)

there is something manly to be said about buying cheap beer because you don't give a fuck and then pounding down large quantities of the stuff

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

college manly

omar little, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

no.
judging from ILX, I don't think Brits know what blue collar manliness is

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

there is something manly to be said... and that manly thing is "getta load of this lil bitch sippin his miller lite"

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost

why don't you school us, Rosie the Riveter?

Shanty! Shanti! Shanté! (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

where am i

markers, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

you either know or you dont
there aint no schoolin to be had

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

ok lorie

omar little, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

brits and their reliance on school!

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

you seriously should calm down

Indolence Mission (DJP), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

cpt lorax bringing it

╰㊂-㊂╯ (Lamp), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

*lorax tips up his welding visor*

*wipes sweat from his brow*

*gazes at his dodge ram*

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

for some reason scott didnt post the best rita pavone vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqIKVEh9BPI

smdh

Princess TamTam, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

wow @ lemmy_vega.jpg!

― old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 4:00 PM (48 minutes ago) Bookmark

the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

wow @ lemmy_vega.jpg!

― old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 4:00 PM (48 minutes ago) Bookmark

― the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 1:49 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, you had to be there

carles marx (contenderizer), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 21:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

what's that thread of inexplicable celeb pairings that make you happy? prolly belongs there but y'know jho put in the work so

Є|Э (Edward III), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 22:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

were they like friends or something?

the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 22:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

(i suppose if there was some story behind it, it would cease to be 'inexplicable')

the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 22:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ok just watched these videos for the first time and this is the most annoying shit ever. Also, three people have now insinuated that I resemble this lady and considering that just looking at her makes me want to punch her in the face, I'm not taking this as a compliment.

ENBB, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 22:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

E, you look NOTHING like that goofball.

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 22:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Dude she's not even your STAND IN. No resemblance that I can see aside from coloring and if that applies then I look like Judy Garland. You're safe imo ENBB. And WAY cuter. WAY WAY WAY cuter. In fact, you're cute. she's just a weird dead eyed hipster girl.

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 22:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

still think people were way more punchworthy in olden days.
http://l6mm.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/jamiroquai_virtual_insanity.jpg

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 22:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

don't believe their wicked lies, enbb. xpo

Cunga, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 22:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

dude ENBB if you look like but do that thing with you're damn eyes then it's all good

kind of chill and very rapegaze (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 22:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

hahahaha I mean I think she's cute but there's something indescribably ANNOYING about her face or the looks she gives that I hope I don't have. I can sorta see some similarities myself but hope I somehow bypass that bit. Nobody said this until today btw when two people emailed me about it and someone else mentioned it. weird.

ENBB, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 22:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

seems words were omitted from my post

kind of chill and very rapegaze (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

erica tbh the pamplmose lady is p smokin, i mean its better than being compared to some gnarly motherfucker, tho not as good as being compared to a sexy yet down to earth godess, but ay we cant all have it all

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

her highlights are ridiculous. Compare her missionary haircut to her hipster haircut

kind of chill and very rapegaze (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

x-post Yeah Joe, I know but I just can't get over how annoying they make her look in the videos and with the stupid faces.

ENBB, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

I kind of like that Jamiroquai song/video
nothing cringeworthy about it

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

i like the in-camera gimmick of the jamiroquai video, but the dude's face is way more into fisting than pompladour's.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

but he's not doing anything unordinary with his face. you just don't like him because you think he's ugly?

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

This is from a bout 9000 post ago but...
Holy shit you can smoke earl grey in a cigarette? Is it tasty? What about Lady grey?
Or was that just a euphemism for "jazz tea"?

no pop, no style -- all simply (Viceroy), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

feeling better about the world now that we've managed to cover twee jamz, Jamiroquai, and tea all in one thread

markers, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

I kind of like that Jamiroquai song/video
nothing cringeworthy about it

― gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 11:13 PM (8 minutes ago)

we'll be the judge of that thank you very much

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

and...

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is my cousin and his wife

plax (ico), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

they are v strong ppl bc some terrible things have happened to them over the last couple years i wont go into here so i doubt they really care abt internet backlash

plax (ico), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

thread keeps giving

sleeve, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

they are v strong ppl bc some terrible things have happened to them over the last couple years i wont go into here so i doubt they really care abt internet backlash

― plax (ico), Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Yeah, Hitler liked dogs and didn't eat meat. Your point?

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

(i kid)

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

r u the dude from othello?

markers, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

dunno if plax is being trolly or serious but i don't think anyone on this thread is partic concerned whether the pomples care about the backlash? i mean it's not like anyone is expecting them to change what they do based on this thread or w/e

poppagemoose (electricsound), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

u the dude from othello?
― markers, Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

I knew a dog named Pamplemousse once.

Please fetishize responsibly (Michael White), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost

a camel?

markers, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

ONE THOUSAND

(you guys, seriously)

if anyone is lost to the tragic carnage of ILX, let it be (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i56.tinypic.com/2v3rfd0.jpg

markers, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

a camel is not a moose

poppagemoose (electricsound), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

good point

markers, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pomplamoose's original name was "The Beast with Two Backs"

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

literally rendered into French, "pomp la moose" means "pumped the boy", fyi.

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

(literally translated from French to English, I should say)

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Wednesday, 5 January 2011 23:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I just wanted Pomplamoose them to join ILX when I linked this thread in the youtube comments

gravity explodes (CaptainLorax), Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

Jesus I can't stop clicking on this thread and I even know why anymore.

Darin, Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

"but he's not doing anything unordinary with his face. you just don't like him because you think he's ugly?"

his face is proxy for his hat.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

My advice:
Remove Bookmark from this Thread

no pop, no style -- all simply (Viceroy), Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is my cousin and his wife

― plax (ico), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:32 PM (41 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest

ho_O_O_oooooly shit!

won't be on this church plan ting (kkvgz), Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

are they fun at parties???

gr8080, Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

is their deck okay?

won't be on this church plan ting (kkvgz), Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm gonna be listening to status quo for the rest of the night. i would totally buy a car if their was quo music in the ad.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp2/features/wallpaper/images/800/status_quo3.jpg

scott seward, Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

lordy those are some tight pants

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

None of the things we've been saying...were true. Were they?

won't be on this church plan ting (kkvgz), Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

the camel!

markers, Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

lordy those are some tight pants

― VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, January 5, 2011 7:27 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

fuckin' hipster!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

tbh i am not that close w/ them and have only met them at like family things esp bc he is my mam's side of the family which is p big. lol i saw their single ladies video on a friend's fb before i heard anything about it from anyone in my family, my mam said he was in a jazz band or something idk. My sister is p. good friends w. nat bc they are like the same age and she thinks the whole thing is really cool, idk i think they made like a lot of money from the hyundai thing

plax (ico), Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost and all that facial hair, whatta bunch of outdoorsy posers

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

idk i think they made like a lot of money from the hyundai thing

― plax (ico), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 7:33 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark

they prolly made a lot of money for 2 amateurs, but nothing compared to what hyundai would've paid an ad agency to come up with the same thing

reminds me of when the majors were overjoyed at the ascent of grunge cuz it cost comparatively nothing to record those recs

Є|Э (Edward III), Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

i can tell you that hyundai dropped about $50k to license a single crappy video from my company so who knows how much they paid these guys to do the work they did.

omar little, Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

I haven't seen this commercial, so I never opened the thread. What is it about?

(I tried to post to the THIS IS WHERE WE SUM UP ILX CLUSTERFUCKS thread, but apparently that was locked.)

Zsa Zsa Gay Bar (jaymc), Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

link 4 u jaymc: Clusterfuck Summary Corner

markers, Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think hyundai has their own inhouse ad agency but lower cost of production might explain why they had the scratch to run this thing 8 gazillion times

Є|Э (Edward III), Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp Haha, OK.

Zsa Zsa Gay Bar (jaymc), Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Edward bringin' it with the OTM

sleeve, Thursday, 6 January 2011 00:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is my cousin and his wife

― plax (ico), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:32 PM (41 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest

http://i36.tinypic.com/2i1yzp.jpg

Cunga, Thursday, 6 January 2011 02:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

Seriously I am very glad I clicked on this thread again.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 6 January 2011 03:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is my cousin and his wife

― plax (ico), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:32 PM (41 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest

whaaaaa

ice cr?m, Thursday, 6 January 2011 03:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh it's so not

ENBB, Thursday, 6 January 2011 03:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

they are v strong ppl bc some terrible things have happened to them over the last couple years i wont go into here so i doubt they really care abt internet backlash

― plax (ico), Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Don't want this to get lost.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 6 January 2011 04:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

what is this land

heh (kelpolaris), Thursday, 6 January 2011 04:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

there's something kinda magical about how plax uses abbreviations about "p." and "idk" and "V"

can't quite put my finger on it, but it's cool

the medina green preservation society (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 6 January 2011 15:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

This thread is already up there with the Joanna Newsom one, and with luck/further revelations/random Googling by fans could possibly push on into DMBand territory.

B-Boy Bualadh Bos (ecuador_with_a_c), Thursday, 6 January 2011 16:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

hillfigger vampire weekend is fairly embarrassing

― ice cr?m, Sunday, January 2, 2011 10:34 PM Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I want to kill all the people in that commercial much more than I want to kill pomplamoose, fwiw

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Thursday, 6 January 2011 16:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

theyre trying to signify wasp but getting douche its v strange

ice cr?m, Thursday, 6 January 2011 16:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

This is the first time I've clicked on this thread. Why does it have 1,039 new answers?

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 6 January 2011 16:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

1,039 people opening the thread for the first time and trying to find out what it's about

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 6 January 2011 16:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Were Gap the pioneers of insufferable indie Christmas ads or is there a long heritage I'm unaware of?

Tarzan Bot (seandalai), Thursday, 6 January 2011 16:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

i loved all those gap ads. lou reed on a scooter heralded the coming tweemageddon though.

scott seward, Thursday, 6 January 2011 16:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

hillfigger vampire weekend is fairly embarrassing

tbh I like the song too much to really care about the ppl in the commercial

Indolence Mission (DJP), Thursday, 6 January 2011 16:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's sort of fitting that VW, the band of "You know what, fuck you we actually are preps lol" is pared with the traditional brand of just "Fuck you, we're preps period."

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Thursday, 6 January 2011 17:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

paired

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Thursday, 6 January 2011 17:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

isn't ralph lauren/polo way more trad prep than tommy hill?

lemmy ruxpin (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 6 January 2011 17:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah tommy hill is p entry level

ice cr?m, Thursday, 6 January 2011 17:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I guess Tommy is "Yo dude I'm a prep," Polo is "I'm a prep" and Brooks Brothers is "What's a 'prep' these are just normal clothes what are you talking about?"

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Thursday, 6 January 2011 17:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha

ice cr?m, Thursday, 6 January 2011 17:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Were Gap the pioneers of insufferable indie Christmas ads or is there a long heritage I'm unaware of?

don't forget Old Navy, who have 10+ years now of attempting to turn everyone in America gay via the medium of Christmas advertising

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 6 January 2011 17:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

not sure if that counts as indie or not

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 6 January 2011 17:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

was a little mad when they co-opted this perverted japanese mannequin series to hawk their shitty clothes, i guess cause i felt that lifeless pieces of plastic had more integrity than hootie.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 6 January 2011 18:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

is it hawk or hock?

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 6 January 2011 18:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

hawking is selling
hocking is pawning

won't be on this church plan ting (kkvgz), Thursday, 6 January 2011 18:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

thanks! thread delivers.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 6 January 2011 18:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's sort of fitting that VW, the band of "You know what, fuck you we actually are preps lol" is pared with the traditional brand of just "Fuck you, we're preps period."

don't forget, lead dude is a middle-class jew and one of the other guys is persian (persian-america stereotype = has money, but probably too nouveau-riche to be tru prep).

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Thursday, 6 January 2011 19:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

i thought their ethnicity was a defense against the WASP tag, what does it have to do with being preps?

Johnny Cheever (some dude), Thursday, 6 January 2011 19:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

the fact that they're middle class and come from recentish immigrant stock? preps are old-money american.

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

you can't just dress prep and "be" prep, it's a deeply embedded experience.

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

prep can be a wearable style, wasp is an ethnic culture

ice cr?m, Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

if kanye wants to be a wasp, i think he will find a way.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

well obvs kanye can do whatever he wants

ice cr?m, Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

if we're just talking about wearable styles, anybody can wear those styles (and their cheaper knockoffs), so why attack vampire weekend specifically for dressing prep when anybody can go to goodwill and buy a used polo shirt?

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

i sympathize, but can we not vampire weekend again plz

ice cr?m, Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm just picturing kanye in a back to the future situation where he has to get prescott bush to hump his grandma at the enchantment under the sea dance, and there's a photo of his polo shirt disappearing.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

dang jessica hopper sucks

omar little, Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

nabisco otm

ice cr?m, Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm hungry

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

i sympathize, but can we not vampire weekend again plz

it's a deal. besides, i'm too busy listening to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrjFa_LwPRE

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

<|:)

ice cr?m, Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

party hat^

ice cr?m, Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

everybody here MUST party

or DIE

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

*parties frantically*

ice cr?m, Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol i am definitely stealing that party hat

teledyldonix, Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

when the WASP side of my family has a wedding i always make sure to wear the appropriate tribal pants.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5122/5331303036_1ff3c0940e_z.jpg

scott seward, Thursday, 6 January 2011 20:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

scott i imagine you dressed like that in your every day life

gr8080, Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

extremely hard to figure out the consensus on this thread

the latest seems to renounce their hipster status and insist upon casual-prep-suburban-yups

heh (kelpolaris), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

Nah we just stopped talking about Pomplamoose a while back.

Tarzan Bot (seandalai), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

I have pants a lot like that, Scott, except they are green...

my best friend bought 'em at Goodwill for me for his bachelor party.

the Sonic Youths of suck (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I guess Tommy is "Yo dude I'm a prep," Polo is "I'm a prep" and Brooks Brothers is "What's a 'prep' these are just normal clothes what are you talking about?"

― hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Thursday, January 6, 2011 5:17 PM (6 hours ago) Bookmark

Too lazy to upload the right "this was a great zing" gif but I lol'd

Cunga, Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

First half of this thread really depressed me b/c like, man who cares? They're just having fun and making tunes and getting paid and maybe you don't dig their aesthetic, but really? Like maybe reserve your hate for something that's actually sinister (hey-oooooo Belle and Sebastian reference).

I appreciated that JBR went into some actual detail about what bugged her, but I guess I just have a hard time mustering up hate for people just because they are comfortable and privileged. I dunno, I thought ILM was generally opposed to the rockist notion that good art is made by "outsiders." Not that I necessarily think that Pomplamoose make "good art" -- I've only seen their TV-commercial Christmas songs, so I honestly don't know -- but I tend not to really give a shit what people represent or where they come from if their tunes work for me.

I liked the later posts by contenderizer and Helges0n more b/c they seemed to sum up why this particular twee style has become kind of bankrupt. I especially liked their concessions that it's an effective aesthetic choice that's not necessarily terrible in itself but that there's something annoying or soul-crushing about the way it's been coopted and sold. I'm still not sure I share those feelings (maybe I'm just not all that invested either way), but I thought the insights were good.

Zsa Zsa Gay Bar (jaymc), Friday, 7 January 2011 00:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Congrats on the Mazda commercial jaymc - we know about it already and we won't hold it against you.

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Friday, 7 January 2011 00:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.robertchristgau.com/icon/s2.gif

zvookster, Friday, 7 January 2011 00:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

jaymc you should start a thread where you write PRR style reviews of ILX threads

gr8080, Friday, 7 January 2011 01:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

Need jaymc awards to posters ITT

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 7 January 2011 01:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

too cool for school

Iago Galdston, Friday, 7 January 2011 01:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

I appreciated that JBR went into some actual detail about what bugged her, but I guess I just have a hard time mustering up hate for people just because they are comfortable and privileged.

eh, it's envy more than hate. also, i'm kinda impressed that ppl like nataly exist -- she hit the fucking genetic/circumstantial jackpot and it's sobering when i take inventory of just how much that's true. and i really envy that she and her man had the luxury of quitting their (cushy) jobs because their youtube amateur-hour shit got into a commercial. she's already rich, can't someone else have some money now?

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Friday, 7 January 2011 06:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

^ it's like, I remember a few years back the postman in this little depressed town won the lottery. He was one of those "well, I don't know what I'd do with myself if I didn't work" so he kept his job - his precious, covetable, stable, pensionable job in the shittiest economy in the country. Talk about the most hated guy in town... No reflection on the Pomp-lameos, just riffin'.

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Friday, 7 January 2011 07:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's sobering when i take inventory of just how much that's true. and i really envy that she and her man had the luxury of quitting their (cushy) jobs because their youtube amateur-hour shit got into a commercial. she's already rich, can't someone else have some money now?

ooh ouch, yes, perhaps.

Ex Loin Tamer (Trayce), Friday, 7 January 2011 08:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

i really envy that she and her man had the luxury of quitting their (cushy) jobs because their youtube amateur-hour shit got into a commercial. she's already rich, can't someone else have some money now?

it's like sofia coppola, though. moose-girl's successful in part because she's so wholly, obviously and effortlessly the product of what she represents to people: a covetable life.

carles marx (contenderizer), Friday, 7 January 2011 09:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

not to diminish the legitimate talent of either, to whatever extent it exists. i mean, no comment on pomplamoose in that regard, but i've got a lot of respect for SC as a filmmaker.

carles marx (contenderizer), Friday, 7 January 2011 09:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

i have no idea what directions this thread took under the cut as i couldn't keep up, but it's not really the privilege that's so grating about these people. it doesn't help but they'd be as reprehensible without it.

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Friday, 7 January 2011 09:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Is this along similar lines to..

Auction News Story
Reporter: .. and t sold for 3 million pounds
Owner: Yes, I bought it in 1991 for £27,000
Reporter: That's a great result.

Even knowing that something was going to accrue that kind of value wouldn't have helped me or anyone I know in 1991.

Mark G, Friday, 7 January 2011 09:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

the first time I knowingly heard "Telephone" by Lady Gaga it was actually the Pamplemousse version.. and I thought "What a great song! But hmm, it's like there's something missing." There was! Lady Gaga!

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 7 January 2011 10:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

eh, it's envy more than hate. also, i'm kinda impressed that ppl like nataly exist -- she hit the fucking genetic/circumstantial jackpot and it's sobering when i take inventory of just how much that's true. and i really envy that she and her man had the luxury of quitting their (cushy) jobs because their youtube amateur-hour shit got into a commercial. she's already rich, can't someone else have some money now?

― PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Friday, January 7, 2011 1:51 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^ it's like, I remember a few years back the postman in this little depressed town won the lottery. He was one of those "well, I don't know what I'd do with myself if I didn't work" so he kept his job - his precious, covetable, stable, pensionable job in the shittiest economy in the country. Talk about the most hated guy in town... No reflection on the Pomp-lameos, just riffin'.

― we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Friday, January 7, 2011 2:19 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yall set a low bar for privilege and envy - i mean u know there are people who own islands and jets right - show some ambition

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 13:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yea, but folk see them and think hey those people are not like me.

Mark G, Friday, 7 January 2011 14:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

i don't have a problem with the people in the ad

cherry blossom, Friday, 7 January 2011 14:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Me neither, as these people actually exist. As opposed to those that host the fake "Halifax Radio Station"...

Mark G, Friday, 7 January 2011 14:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

eh, it's envy more than hate. also, i'm kinda impressed that ppl like nataly exist -- she hit the fucking genetic/circumstantial jackpot and it's sobering when i take inventory of just how much that's true. and i really envy that she and her man had the luxury of quitting their (cushy) jobs because their youtube amateur-hour shit got into a commercial. she's already rich, can't someone else have some money now?

― PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Friday, January 7, 2011 1:51 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^ it's like, I remember a few years back the postman in this little depressed town won the lottery. He was one of those "well, I don't know what I'd do with myself if I didn't work" so he kept his job - his precious, covetable, stable, pensionable job in the shittiest economy in the country. Talk about the most hated guy in town... No reflection on the Pomp-lameos, just riffin'.

― we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Friday, January 7, 2011 2:19 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

these two posts are depressing!

call all destroyer, Friday, 7 January 2011 14:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

the disintegrating middle class eats its own

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 14:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Pomplamoose folks obviously have talent; my issue is that the aesthetic in which they choose to express their talent really really really really REALLY really gets on my nerves. Really.

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 14:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

theyre maybe quasi competent - not feeling any sort of particular talent

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 14:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

There is talent involved in arranging songs; it just so happens that they use theirs in a manner I wholeheartedly despise.

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 14:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's like, all of the smugness of Ben Folds and none of the relatability.

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 14:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol @ anyone who relates to Ben Folds too

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 7 January 2011 14:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

well yeah, ppl generally lol at losers, which was the entry point into Ben Folds' relatability (that first album played pretty heavily on the amiable sad sack card)

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 14:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

their level of arranging 'talent' is ime at the level of millions or tens of millions of people worldwide - at what point does talent become workmanlike average

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 14:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

tens of millions out of 6 billion is not actually average...?

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 14:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

I mean, if you're going to go to THAT scale, you have to go all the way and not just pick out the bits that make you look good

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 14:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

how many people attempt to arrange music ask yrself that smart guy

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 14:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

i kind of like the car they drive

cherry blossom, Friday, 7 January 2011 14:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

another way to look at it: how many people do you know personally who could 'arrange some shit' as good as this

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 14:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

"A lot of people can do this" is not and never has been equivalent to "Anyone can do this"

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 14:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

another way to look at it: how many people do you know personally who could 'arrange some shit' as good as this

lol

I know a ton of people who could have done what they did, which does not actually have any bearing on whether it takes talent or skill to do it.

You basically are being an idiot.

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 15:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

ill give you skill but yr definition of talent is either v generous or you know idiotic

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 15:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

man there's no such thing as talent

goole, Friday, 7 January 2011 15:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

see how you have devalued the concept djperry

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 15:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

I WIN

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 15:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

you are very talented

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 15:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

I do cop to using "talent" and "skill" kind of interchangeably; "talent" in and of itself is semi-meaningless because all it really is is an indication of how quickly you can pick something up

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 15:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

i feel like their 'talent' level is not noteworthy even if it may be statistically better than average, this is especially true in the context of ilx where they are notably below average in terms of the generally more pro music we usually talk abt

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 15:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

to me talent is something that jumps out and engages, some level of brilliance, never just o hey p good you mustve worked at that for a while - although obvs that definition has a lot to do w/putting in hard work too

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 15:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Talent is abundant and dispensable - other factors count for I'd say at least precisely 95.8% of everything good in any artistic endeavour.

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Friday, 7 January 2011 16:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

buncha gladwells the lot of u

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

just what i needed

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

her real talent is planting churches in godless europe, this music thing is the devil's work

buzza, Friday, 7 January 2011 16:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

yall set a low bar for privilege and envy - i mean u know there are people who own islands and jets right - show some ambition

i'm more of a renter. if i could rent an island for a week and get that out of my system, i'd be fine. and jets are terrible for the environment; just gimme a jetpack.

her real talent is planting churches in godless europe, this music thing is the devil's work

so many lols. i know that when i think of europe, i think of a GREAT LACK OF CHURCHES.

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Friday, 7 January 2011 16:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

So who IS that insufferable indie couple in the new Hyundai TV ads?

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Friday, 7 January 2011 17:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

what - the new ones?

won't be on this church plan ting (kkvgz), Friday, 7 January 2011 17:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh wait, nevermind...

won't be on this church plan ting (kkvgz), Friday, 7 January 2011 17:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

they is a couple

kind of chill and very rapegaze (rip van wanko), Friday, 7 January 2011 18:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

this thread is amazing but too long- just stopping by to ask: are they evangelical Xtians or not?

just curious . . .

the tune is space, Friday, 7 January 2011 18:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

they are not really husband and wife, they are brother and sister.

end aggro business now (Hunt3r), Friday, 7 January 2011 18:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

she's my daughter AND my sister

the tune is space, Friday, 7 January 2011 18:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

pamplemoose dude is a time-traveler?

⊚ ⓪ ㉧ ☉ ๏ ʘ ◉ ◎ ⓞ Ⓞ (Lamp), Friday, 7 January 2011 18:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

girl is a pokemon

ice cr?m, Friday, 7 January 2011 18:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

hyundai's trangenics lab fully operational

⊚ ⓪ ㉧ ☉ ๏ ʘ ◉ ◎ ⓞ Ⓞ (Lamp), Friday, 7 January 2011 18:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

she's a church going girl who probably takes it up the butt.

Moonlight Graham (chrisv2010), Friday, 7 January 2011 18:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

still not gettin any?

plax (ico), Friday, 7 January 2011 18:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

"and then he asked me how many fingers i could fit up there"

http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID6988/images/0%282%29.jpg

Moonlight Graham (chrisv2010), Friday, 7 January 2011 18:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha plax, nope.

Moonlight Graham (chrisv2010), Friday, 7 January 2011 18:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

I <3 this thread

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 7 January 2011 19:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Me too, it's like the all bedlam or parnassus is let loose of ilm.

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Friday, 7 January 2011 19:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

twee ukelele cover songs should all sound like this. god i love these guys. i would marry all these alessi brothers. my heroes.

http://thebeatlescompleteonukulele.com/2010/11/098-two-of-us-alessi-brothers/

scott seward, Friday, 7 January 2011 19:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Embarrassing confession: I kind of choke up when I see the Blue Valentine trailer because of that Ukulele song. It's really purty.

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Friday, 7 January 2011 19:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

they is a couple

― kind of chill and very rapegaze (rip van wanko), Friday, January 7, 2011 1:02 PM

http://thegrammarexchange.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/340600179/m/6291054634

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Friday, 7 January 2011 19:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

At 1,200 posts or whatever ILM's contrarianism will usually have come full circle in a thread, and we're almost to the point of re-evaluating Pomplamoose into one of the top acts of 2010. By Monday anything less than a top 15 placing in Pazz and Jop will be TOO LOW

Cunga, Friday, 7 January 2011 20:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

liked the "Beat It" cover

brownie, Friday, 7 January 2011 20:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

do you also like the screams of flayed children, because that is what their "Beat It" cover sounds like to me

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 20:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

so it's a literal interpretation?

Philip Nunez, Friday, 7 January 2011 20:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

was this thread as good as or better than the Pitchfork Reviews Reviews thread? i missed that one.

gr8080, Friday, 7 January 2011 20:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh this is so much better

call all destroyer, Friday, 7 January 2011 20:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

So much better. We need some kind of King of Threads nominating system. Though the DMB thread was kind of all-time amazing.

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 7 January 2011 20:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think the best thread ILM ever had was either DMB or Janet Jackson vs Madonna

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 20:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

(one of) the problem(s) with the prr thread was that you had to actually read prr.

call all destroyer, Friday, 7 January 2011 20:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

well, not so much that YOU had to, but that other people were, and then were conscientiously quoting it at you so that they could make fun of it

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 20:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

I reread the DMB thread a while back, and I was still dying with laughter. It doesn't pale with time.

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 7 January 2011 20:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

do pomplemonde cover DMB?

brownie, Friday, 7 January 2011 20:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

well, not so much that YOU had to, but that other people were, and then were conscientiously quoting it at you so that they could make fun of it

― Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, January 7, 2011 3:41 PM (45 seconds ago) Bookmark

yeah true but there was a while where someone would link the newest post and be like "omg amazing post" and i'd kind of cringe and squint and click on it and spend 5 mins trying to read that guy's terrible writing.

i guess it was mostly my problem :(

call all destroyer, Friday, 7 January 2011 20:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

prr thread proved a tremendous litmus test for other ilxors tbqf

omar little, Friday, 7 January 2011 20:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

i didnt think anybody actually read the prr guy i figured that was like an injoke r something

plax (ico), Friday, 7 January 2011 20:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

BEST THREAD ON ILX: Part TWO - The Poll

gr8080, Friday, 7 January 2011 20:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh god why did I click on that "put on a ring on it" jeezus time to blast some black metal to clear out the awful memory of "wacky delayface breakdown" *barfs*

the tune is space, Friday, 7 January 2011 21:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

hey guys this one features cutesy scatting, interested to hear ur opinions/shit jokes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9KMgg7T_sg

there is no turning back in an art game? (reddening), Friday, 7 January 2011 21:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol, I tried to play this directly on the Youtube site and accidentally got a two instances playing in separate tabs about a beat and a half apart and I was like "holy shit this is actually kind of next level"

realizing what happened and playing it properly makes this a hell of lot more boring

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 21:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

the t-shirt hawking at the end is super slappable

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 21:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

if you think you need some euroboostin', that's fine

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Friday, 7 January 2011 21:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Is there any actual name for this type of singing? I dig Cat Power but to think somebody would intentionally imitate it so precisely is so bizarre to me. It's like white-chick soul or something.

heh (kelpolaris), Friday, 7 January 2011 21:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

xxposts re epic Janet vs Madonna thread: Jefri and Alfonse. NEVER FORGET.

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 7 January 2011 21:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pomplamoose? More like ANUSMOOSE:

http://blog.amysteryincommon.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/20091102_a.jpg

Sanford, Friday, 7 January 2011 21:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

pomplamprey

earnest goes to camp, ironic goes to ilm (pixel farmer), Friday, 7 January 2011 21:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pomplamoatse.cx

Indolence Mission (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2011 21:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pomplanoose
Pomplanuance

okifail

heh (kelpolaris), Friday, 7 January 2011 21:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

That t-shirt is really gross.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 7 January 2011 21:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

That t-shirt is really gross.
it's gross, it's indie, it's somewhat "rootsy"...it has limitless appeal.

Sanford, Friday, 7 January 2011 21:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

it is (gross)! wtf cute christian indie couple with horny anus t-shirt

carles marx (contenderizer), Friday, 7 January 2011 21:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm "guilty" of owning this shirt
http://www.kungfunation.com/artists/43-guided-by-voices/product/1127-cycles-t-shirt-gbv01
it just made me shiver a little that the aesthetic is so similar

heh (kelpolaris), Friday, 7 January 2011 21:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Is there any actual name for this type of singing?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cGAcqBb_tA

scott seward, Friday, 7 January 2011 22:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

i don't even know why i thought of that. an idealized version of what you think drunks sounded like in the 30's? i have no idea. its gotta go though.

scott seward, Friday, 7 January 2011 22:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

olde-tymey

am0n, Friday, 7 January 2011 22:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Nothing against these two but in an ideal society they would be hunted for sport imo

I Am Kurious Assange (polyphonic), Friday, 7 January 2011 22:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

This could be its own genre, and I don't know who to kill first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDUxKosTXNs

http://tinyurl.com/MO-02011 (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 7 January 2011 22:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm so happy that we've managed to NOT really talk about cat power on here! shit, now i've done it...

but, don't, okay?

scott seward, Friday, 7 January 2011 22:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

(don't tell ian this, but i'm not a big karen dalton fan. i blame her a little bit for that kind of voice.) (not a big jo-ann kelly fan either.) (though i do love judy henske, so what are you gonna do?)

scott seward, Friday, 7 January 2011 22:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

but in an ideal society they would be hunted for sport imo

Cruelty! They'd be humanely culled.

Le mépris vient de la tête, la haine vient du cœur (Michael White), Friday, 7 January 2011 22:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

Has Mark E. Smith weighed in on this band yet??

Cunga, Friday, 7 January 2011 22:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

I actually kind of like Bird & the Bee, but that Private Eyes cover is exactly what I mean by THIS:

----
the first time I knowingly heard "Telephone" by Lady Gaga it was actually the Pamplemousse version.. and I thought "What a great song! But hmm, it's like there's something missing." There was! Lady Gaga!

― progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, January 7, 2011 5:30 AM Bookmark

Because it perfectly sums up what's wrong with most of these viral indie covers -- instead of taking an overlooked song and bringing something new, they take a perfect song that's already been performed the best it can be and do a half-assed job performing it. It's coattail riding in the guise of irony.

― hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Friday, 7 January 2011 19:16 (3 hours ago)

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Friday, 7 January 2011 22:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

I mean the original Private Eyes is such a perfect sounding song. The B&B version sounds like karaoke.

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Friday, 7 January 2011 22:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Their versions of I Heard it on the Radio and Kiss on My List are pretty ace.

Darin, Friday, 7 January 2011 22:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Those Nouvelle Vague covers of classic postpunk tunes slip into this territory too imo

it thinks it's doing some kind of compelling detournement but it's just taking something great and making it safe for boutiques and "chic" hotel lobbies/lounge compilations

the tune is space, Friday, 7 January 2011 22:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmG0sPyZJBg

gr8080, Saturday, 8 January 2011 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^kinda like that one u_u

gr8080, Saturday, 8 January 2011 00:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

Were Gap the pioneers of insufferable indie Christmas ads or is there a long heritage I'm unaware of?

Whoops, yeah, Low's "Little Drummer Boy" was used by Gap, not Target. It first aired near the end of 2000:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv61mHwGmbI

Target used the Suicide Commandos' "Complicated Fun" a few years later but that might have been in Minnesota only.

I actually think the first big commercial to use music from a non-major-label band was seriously Volvo's Minutemen ad in 2000, but Volkswagen had already been alt-ing it up since '99--I remember the Stereolab one well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7wkRGjOs7w

and this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lSKUL_n6c0

So I can't really blame Minutemen for anything: Money for the "Love Dance" licensing went to the late D. Boon's estate (he had sole publishing credit) and Watt said he approved it only to help Boon's ailing dad. Greg Milner reported in Spin that the song had actually been written in the offices of Dischord Records!

Pete Scholtes, Saturday, 8 January 2011 01:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

I reread the DMB thread a while back, and I was still dying with laughter. It doesn't pale with time.

― VegemiteGrrrl, Saturday, January 8, 2011 7:42 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

The thing about the DMB thread is you don't even need to read the posts. Just seeing

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is enough to make me laugh uncontrollably

Spikey, Saturday, 8 January 2011 01:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh no. You need to read the posts. Ned and Alex going toe-to-toe with random G00glers was infinite pleasure beyond name.

VegemiteGrrrl, Saturday, 8 January 2011 02:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

Were the Troggs on a major label, back when they did Coke commercials?

dlp9001, Saturday, 8 January 2011 02:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlUQfXZGvgc

dlp9001, Saturday, 8 January 2011 02:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

iirc all proceeds from the minutemen vw ad went to d boons dad who was sick and broke or something

ice cr?m, Saturday, 8 January 2011 05:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

not that i feel the need to defend musicians getting paid somehow anyhow but there you go

ice cr?m, Saturday, 8 January 2011 05:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

Volvo, here's the piece. But something will have been lost if we look back on this controversy as quaint.

Pete Scholtes, Saturday, 8 January 2011 20:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

Probably already has been lost. I taught a high-school civics class this semester where students set up their own towns, and many didn't seem to get that Targets and Wal-Marts aren't part of the city government.

Pete Scholtes, Saturday, 8 January 2011 20:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

no idea what that has to do w/ this thread but i enjoyed your anecdote

gr8080, Saturday, 8 January 2011 20:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

""wacky delayface breakdown"

everything that is wrong with pomplemoose in three words

dayo, Sunday, 9 January 2011 00:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Haven't seen such annoying instrument by instrument mugging since
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEknNT0YL2o

Archers: Bold As Love (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 9 January 2011 01:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

How do you expect me to "BEAT IT" when you keep cutting away to that hairy guy playing the baby piano? It's totally killing the mood!

Tinker Tailor Soulja Boy Tell 'Em (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 9 January 2011 02:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

What a perfect storm this duo is! It's amazing, the bile coughed up on their behalf. Impressive, even. I mean, if I were given a similar platform (a few Youtube clips and a couple of heavy-rotation holiday ads) and asked to irritate as many people as humanly possible, I couldn't even come close to matching their accomplishment. Such efficiency! Probably some important lessons to be learned here.

henry s, Sunday, 9 January 2011 03:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha, kids seem a bit fidgety during the performance

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/education&id=7886521

buzza, Sunday, 9 January 2011 03:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

News anchors should be barred from trying to be witty ("Pomp-la-muse!" "Drumroll please") during reports. No, wait, I'm pretty sure they already are.

BAN

heh (kelpolaris), Sunday, 9 January 2011 04:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost: the parallel's in the change in how people relate to the corporatization of everything. Yes, selling a song off an album that declared "Fuck advertising, commercial psychology/Psychological methods to sell should be destroyed" required a defense 10 years ago: That was a happy thing--happy because they sang it, happy because people believed it, and happy because there was an alternative economy/culture being built up by people who felt the same. A lot of that endures, but sometimes the anti-corporate ethos seems like a lost language--you see it in the way "indie" can now describe a "couple." And of course it's normal for a rock band to buy your schoolbooks because Lord knows the government won't.

Pete Scholtes, Sunday, 9 January 2011 07:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

i figured out my subconscious reason for hating mrs. pomplamoose. this is a picture of amy adams playing "julie" in julie and julia.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KqQsYqm5HXQ/TSucvfTb3SI/AAAAAAAAAOg/VbwE7SExIj4/s1600/Setup.JPG

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 21:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

Is that granite? Fancy pants!

Sanford, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 21:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

it comes from a blog someone's doing where the author watches julie and julia every day for a year.

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 21:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

i want to start a project where i write "go to hell" in that guy's comments a thousand times every day for a year

goole, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 21:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

nothing is stopping you.

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 21:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

I feel like I've seen those damned Pomplacommercials every day for a year.

henry s, Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha my mom told me she hates these

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

;_;

plax (ico), Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

learn to let go folx

Are you anticipating an end to the Age of Stupid? (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 13 January 2011 14:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yes, selling a song off an album that declared "Fuck advertising, commercial psychology/Psychological methods to sell should be destroyed" required a defense 10 years ago: That was a happy thing--happy because they sang it, happy because people believed it, and happy because there was an alternative economy/culture being built up by people who felt the same. A lot of that endures, but sometimes the anti-corporate ethos seems like a lost language...

― Pete Scholtes, Saturday, January 8, 2011 11:20 PM (5 days ago) Bookmark

Pete Fucking Scholtes OTFM. sometimes depressed by ILM's snide dismissal of the anticorporate aspects of 80s indie/punk ethos. still have a great deal of respect for those values, not least because that they help counterbalance apathy and the obvious power of big money to shape discourse & culture.

normal_fantasy-unicorns (contenderizer), Thursday, 13 January 2011 17:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

"...not least because that they help counterbalance..."

normal_fantasy-unicorns (contenderizer), Thursday, 13 January 2011 17:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

like the downside of the anti-rockist embrace of all things pop is that it leaves little room for for such values, for the intrinsic social value of a loyal (economic/political) opposition

normal_fantasy-unicorns (contenderizer), Thursday, 13 January 2011 17:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

fuck capitalism imo

plax (ico), Thursday, 13 January 2011 17:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

contenderizer totally otm

Are you anticipating an end to the Age of Stupid? (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 14 January 2011 01:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

plax is joeks itt rite

pompla gal is called knutsen and looks for all the world like a scandie farmgirl

nakhchivan, Friday, 14 January 2011 01:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

These gifs have made me realize that all this time we been mad because they stylin on us

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Friday, 14 January 2011 03:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha ha okay i had managed not to watch this commercial, seeing that hat-and-candy cane business puts a lot of the rage in this thread into perspective.

there is no turning back in an art game? (reddening), Friday, 14 January 2011 04:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

styling on u, deal w/it *sunglasses*

ice cr?m, Friday, 14 January 2011 16:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

new song OMGZ LOLZ BACON SO FUNNEHZ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdEhvS9P1DI

minecraft on a milk sea (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

hey, it was posted today & alraedy has 26k views. gross

*gets the power* (deej), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

New SONG!! Same VIDEO THUMBNAIL, THOUGH!!

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

skip to 2:45 on that

*gets the power* (deej), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

wish there was a separate counter for HATEviews

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

That stupid high-low singing style HAS to be over soon. Please.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

fwiw I think that's by far their best song to date

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

old school twee christian marketing still rules. beware of the devil!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhUCQCTZnkk

scott seward, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 05:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

official euroboost theme song

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 06:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

Stop bending over keyboards!

Your cousin, Marvin Cobain (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 06:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

I can't believe Hipster Runoff still hasn't written about these guys.

i probably busted a nut when i was tossing her cookie salad (unregistered), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 06:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

fwiw I think that's by far their best song to date

― hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Monday, January 17, 2011 7:37 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

gr8080, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 08:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

the downside of the anti-rockist embrace of all things pop is that it leaves little room for for such values

I agree with Pete but I don't agree with this. At all.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

In fact it's kind of the most stereotypically "rockist" thing one could possibly say!

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 10:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

who would win in a pomplamoose vs. ok go most annoying indie music video poll

dayo, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

mental health professionals everywhere

bernard snowy, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 11:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

In fact it's kind of the most stereotypically "rockist" thing one could possibly say!

― progressive cuts (Tracer Hand)

I'd like to see this assertion convincingly defended.

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Er, not its "rockistness" but that pop in 2011 leaves room for "the intrinsic social value of a loyal (economic/political) opposition"

we can only flee in abject horror from yesterday's mistakes (staggerlee), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

No really guys, I kind of like that Bacon song. I don't read it as "lol bacon" but rather a deadpan commentary on the sickness of our country, for which our empty culture can offer no better "remedy" than bacon. The video is like a post-Christmas rec room toy binge to the point of hallucination.

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 04:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

it seems a lot of those euroboost links and her dad's site are no longer accessible....is she doing a palin???

buzza, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 04:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

okay, which one of you is doing denial of service attacks on the knutsens?

PWN: The Paul Winfield Network (get bent), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 04:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

tbh if i met these people and didn't know who they were i'd probably be like 'oh they're innocuous and straight, where's the tequila?'

tbf explicitly gay albums aren't quite as cultural (the table is the table), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

ach, won't somebody please answer my damn question posed upthread already- are they xtians or not? is that a bile-driven rumor or is it a fact? I wanna know

the tune is space, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

well she def comes from missionary xtian family, lived in europe as a teen while parents were "planting" churches. no known indication whether she's still down with jesus tho

buzza, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

if she is then we should be EXTRA CAREFUL

tbf explicitly gay albums aren't quite as cultural (the table is the table), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

our whinging might bring down the wrath of skydad

tbf explicitly gay albums aren't quite as cultural (the table is the table), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

thx for answer, dunno why i care either way (atheistpompla-whosis is no more excusable obviously)

the tune is space, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

troo xians don't shack up fwiw

gr8080, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

when i was researchin their lives a couple weeks ago i saw some talk about maybe they were married (semi-secretly?) too lazy to follow up

buzza, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

yr fallin off, bro

gr8080, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

¯\(°_o)/¯

buzza, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

In fact it's kind of the most stereotypically "rockist" thing one could possibly say!

― progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:36 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark

yeah, i know it sounds that way, but that's not an intrinsically bad thing, right? would love to hear a good counterargument.

normal_fantasy-unicorns (contenderizer), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 08:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

You know who else is xian? AL GREEN.

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 15:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

how many al green gospel albums do you own?

scott seward, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 15:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

One. How many gospel youtube videos have we had to sit through on this thread?

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 15:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

just pebbles & bamm bamm, i think.

scott seward, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 15:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol @ having to sit through them

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 15:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

pleasant plains is tied to a chair! help!

scott seward, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 15:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

1. "hipster, yuppie and indie-person are all parts of the same interlocking venn diagram"

I suspect that for most people, yr music-store-nerd-type ILXorz are indistinguishable from these groups. Perhaps part of the rage is people who see a bright line between themselves and the Pamplamoosers, whereas most ordinary citizens would not.

I have it on good authority that some of you have beards; some have -gasp- even worn sweaters. Shit, I have a beard, wear sweaters, and can even play the mandolin! I guess I'd be up against the ILM firing-squad wall too.

2. Drummers without chairs: you mean like pretty much every orchestra ever, like Thompson Twins, or like Stray Cats?

3. Sure, I share a generous portion of eyerolling for whatever is the latest variant of Juno / Garden State / Rushmore / Tenenbaums / Little Miss Whatever. The Quirky Indie soundtracks, the Quirky Indie actors, the Quirky indie viral buzz gets all my Quirky Indie friends excited, but once I discern that "people like me" are the target market for something, it's a major turnoff.

But I recognize that the reason corporations want to market stuff to me - and why they use signifiers that they think will resonate with me - isn't because they're EEVil. It's because I've haphazardly stumbled into being a valuable demographic. One can hardly blame them for trying to chase after the contents of my wallet; that's their job. It's a sign at having "won" at "life," whatever that means.

4. "60s twee is so much more enthusiastic than modern twee!" / "there's something inherently bored about modern twee. detached."

And yet there's equally gleeful hate-ons for people who seem too attached / enthusiastic / emoting, cf. Nickelback. Y'all can just not be satisfied.

5. "people with jobs and kids"

Why the AutoScorn for people with jobs and kids? Bowie, Zappa, Lennon, Dylan, Bonham, Marley had kids.

Ye Mad Puffin, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 15:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

you mean like pretty much every orchestra ever, like Thompson Twins, or like Stray Cats?

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 15:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Had to watch all these youtubes to cleanse you of your sins.

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 15:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Better you than me...thanks!

earnest goes to camp, ironic goes to ilm (pixel farmer), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 15:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

it seems a lot of those euroboost links and her dad's site are no longer accessible....is she doing a palin???

― buzza, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:14 PM

!!

am0n, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

Why the AutoScorn for people with jobs and kids? Bowie, Zappa, Lennon, Dylan, Bonham, Marley had kids.

^ so did Pat Boone

The Curse of Dennis Stratton (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

kids and jobs are lame.

scott seward, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

cosine

I thought I lived in England (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

so is church planting

am0n, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

church planting is a cool job

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

church hoeing is where it's at tho

I thought I lived in England (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

nice work if you can get it

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

i guess if they're going to delete the evidence we could make this thread the top google hit for nataly dawn knutsen euroboost church planting pomplamoose duo viagra cialis online poker rolex watches

am0n, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

this is certainly my first destination for pomplamoose fan club white beyonce knowles and church planting indie boobs hyundai christmas youtube

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

what about pomplamoose guess papers superbowl britney sex riots?

I thought I lived in England (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

SEX BANG PORN VIAGRA POMPLAMOOSE

scott seward, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

No results found for "pomplamoose sex tape".

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

But there's about to be

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

PALIN HUNTING POMPLAMOOSE About 1,710,000 results (0.55 seconds)

scott seward, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

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lybio.net/ben-folds-things-you-think...pomplamoose.../piano-rock/ - Cached

scott seward, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

1. alex lambert
2. fluffy
3. wnep school closings
4. coachella 2011
5. where s my refund

6. renekton build
7. aubrey plaza
8. gallery 1st art gallery
9. tasmanian devil
10. taylor corley

11. siddhartha gautama
12. chrishell stause
13. irs refund
14. venus williams australian open 2011
15. camille pissarro

16. edgar degas
17. edouard manet
18. goldman sachs
19. lance armstrong
20. georges seurat

POMPLAMOOSE

post-rock was most definitely the future of post-rock (Edward III), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

i don't believe there is a nataly dawn nude pomplamoose sex tape, i think it's a made-up thing

normal_fantasy-unicorns (contenderizer), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pomplamoose --> My Terrible Friend - James Fallows - Culture - The ...Jul 26, 2010 ... Fans of the YouTube-based indie duet Pomplamoose, to whom I had a .... 5: Palin Aide: Symbols Weren't Rifle Sights, but Surveyor's Marks ...
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scott seward, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

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hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

they edited their wiki too

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pomplamoose&diff=406173928&oldid=406154237

am0n, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

steve jobs resigns POMPLAMOOSE is new apple CEO

post-rock was most definitely the future of post-rock (Edward III), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

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scott seward, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Natalie Knutsen is the daughter of evangelical Christian missionaries who were in France and Belgium. They founded EuroBoost in 2005 as a way to accelerate church planting in European countries.

am0n, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

search: pomplamoose christian
first link:

Guys!!!! You should definitely check this out. (At least those who havn't already.)
While browsing on YouTube I discovered Pomplamoose, and consecuently got hooked with Jack Conte. It's not Christian band, but it is clean. In think it's a perfect example of pure, great, indie sound. They're officially my favorite musicians.
Pomplamoose
http://www.youtube.com/user/pomplamoosemusic?blend=1&ob=4
Jack Conte
http://www.youtube.com/user/jackcontemu ... ture=chclk
Their music is clean so I don't think anyone should worry.

Looks like we've been worrying for nothing!

Sanford, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 16:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

so twee and so clean clean

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

zestfully clean

am0n, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

I have it on good authority that some of you have beards; some have -gasp- even worn sweaters

oh shit I am currently sporting a beard and a sweater

Tyler/Perry's "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" (jaymc), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

i've got a beard, a sweater, kids, AND a job. i suck so bad.

scott seward, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

but do you have a hyundai y/n

post-rock was most definitely the future of post-rock (Edward III), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

ford f-150 or die~!!!

am0n, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK5TfBelfFg

brownie, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

nice step, fag

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp mind meld btw

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

man meld

brownie, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

bizarre

Maybe the latch on the rear gate is unmanly too. It should just have a rope that you untie.

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

"gate" is pretty faggy, the word, the thing, i mean, "gates", what the fuck is that

goole, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.croswhite.com/lifecenter/missions/g-k/knutsenjimanddawn/index.htm

u can run but u cant hide nataly

buzza, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just hop the fuck out bro. What, you need lumber to be at chest level to load an unload it? TOSS THAT SHIT OVER!

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

howie long doesn't need no man-step to plant a church

am0n, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 18:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

looool @ this wiki edit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pomplamoose&diff=prev&oldid=406254625

gr8080, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 20:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U2NCHScnMI

Cunga, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 21:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://grab.by/8wDV

:(

ice cr?m, Saturday, 22 January 2011 17:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

guess they successfully damage-controlled this one. rip ilx's power as an internet force for googler truth, 2001-2010

bernard snowy, Saturday, 22 January 2011 18:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

was it an ilxor who did the pomplamoose write up on the rym homepage recently?