Things You Just Don't Care About

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1. What other people are ordering at the restaurant. I don't care.

This Is... The Police (dog latin), Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:36 (seven years ago) link

2. Waving my hands in the air.

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:37 (seven years ago) link

3. Care Bears (there is an internet community for this, right?)

Don't Go Home With Your Hadron Collider (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:38 (seven years ago) link

4. The Jimmy Saville thing that's going on at the moment. I don't care, sorry.

This Is... The Police (dog latin), Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:38 (seven years ago) link

Sport. Got stuck at one of 2 tables people sat at from my course on Monday night and the rest of the table proceeded to talk about hurling.
I sat there thinking it was rude to leave, for several minutes, then got up and moved to other table and instantly found conversation interesting.

Does mean I'm less fit than I should be probably though. Used to dance quite frequently until I moved too far out of town to get home easily from wahtever clubs

Stevolende, Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:46 (seven years ago) link

I think I have a thing in my brain that just tunes out sport talk the moment it happens. If sport comes up in conversation or on telly all I hear is "blahblahblahblah" MAybe if I didn't have this handy cerebral device I might learn something, but sadly it's there to stay.

This Is... The Police (dog latin), Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:49 (seven years ago) link

music criticism.

Randy Carol (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 October 2012 11:59 (seven years ago) link

5. new radiohead album announced

wolves lacan, Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:05 (seven years ago) link

ill-informed opinions, maybe just opinions
fashion
other people's private lives
most TV
superhero movies

vegetarian beef (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:06 (seven years ago) link

sorry, that was 6-10

there's loads more tbh

vegetarian beef (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:06 (seven years ago) link

11. whether something is real
12. what genre something belongs to

vegetarian beef (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:09 (seven years ago) link

13. what a work of art is about

vegetarian beef (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:09 (seven years ago) link

14. the Beatles and its members

vegetarian beef (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:11 (seven years ago) link

who is president (unless eric b)

nashwan, Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:13 (seven years ago) link

16. whether somebody used an apostrophe correctly

vegetarian beef (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:17 (seven years ago) link

17. Straight White Dudes and their Straight White Dude problems.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:21 (seven years ago) link

18.

Randy Carol (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:26 (seven years ago) link

19. king and queen of country-x visiting your city soon

wolves lacan, Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:29 (seven years ago) link

20. martin scorsese working on several potential future projects with leonardo dicaprio

wolves lacan, Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:33 (seven years ago) link

21. Justin Bieber being sick on stage

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:34 (seven years ago) link

22. best chocolate-covered wafer

DG, Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:34 (seven years ago) link

23. record charts

vegetarian beef (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:36 (seven years ago) link

24. relatively distant family member is having a baby. a babay!

wolves lacan, Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:37 (seven years ago) link

25. what's in fashion

Lee626, Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:38 (seven years ago) link

26. this thread

I got the Boyzone, I got the remedy (ledge), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:39 (seven years ago) link

27. meta

I got the Boyzone, I got the remedy (ledge), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:39 (seven years ago) link

28. whining

Mordy, Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:40 (seven years ago) link

29. your cynical opinion

I got the Boyzone, I got the remedy (ledge), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:41 (seven years ago) link

30. awesome lifestyle pictures you took with your expensive camera

wolves lacan, Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:43 (seven years ago) link

31. dating website horror stories

Mordy, Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:46 (seven years ago) link

32. grizzly bear not rich enough

wolves lacan, Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:49 (seven years ago) link

lolled for truth

vegetarian beef (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2012 12:55 (seven years ago) link

33. a list reaching 33, the age that Jesus was allegedly crucified.

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:00 (seven years ago) link

34. "Why do YOU care?"

flamboyant goon tie included, Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:05 (seven years ago) link

35. people who feel oppressed by things being popular

vegetarian beef (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:05 (seven years ago) link

36. Married people
37. Their fucking spawn.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:07 (seven years ago) link

38. twitter

Mordy, Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:08 (seven years ago) link

So?

Stevolende, Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:09 (seven years ago) link

39. giraffes

cwkiii, Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:09 (seven years ago) link

that's just wrong

vegetarian beef (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:16 (seven years ago) link

adherence to a rigid midfield formation

Randy Carol (darraghmac), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:18 (seven years ago) link

european football

Mordy, Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:19 (seven years ago) link

40. people moaning about cis-gender stuff, as if it was an inherently bad thing to be. Is it? I dont know.

Blue Collar Retail Assistant (Dwight Yorke), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:21 (seven years ago) link

41. the pathetic howls of my victims

Know how Roo feel (LocalGarda), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:24 (seven years ago) link

42. foreigners diving

vegetarian beef (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:25 (seven years ago) link

41. the pathetic howls of my victims

― Know how Roo feel (LocalGarda), Thursday, 4 October 2012 14:24 (46 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

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This Is... The Police (dog latin), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:25 (seven years ago) link

43. Any of this shit.

comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:27 (seven years ago) link

44. Any of your shit.

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:34 (seven years ago) link

45. what goes on a pizza

46. online gaming

vegetarian beef (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 October 2012 13:35 (seven years ago) link

let me die in peace

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:54 (one week ago) link

the olympics, cancelled or otherwise. oooh I've just beaten 2500 m record by an 8th of a millisecond.. how fucking riveting. No darts? what a bag of shite.

calzino, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:06 (one week ago) link

I like the modern pentathlon. Five sports which require a lifetime of training without much crossover, people falling off horses and missing their targets in rifle shooting, that's something I can relate to.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:08 (one week ago) link

I really enjoy cycling, the sport anybody could win if they had enough drugs and time on their hands to pump their thighs up and down for 8 hours a day every day

Two Gentlemen with the Rona (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:25 (one week ago) link

Well we currently have the time...

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:27 (one week ago) link

Turns out Prince Charlie travelled from England to Scotland during lockdown on Monday with his fucking virus in his pocket and now I do care.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:28 (one week ago) link

I like the bit in short track cycling where they have to balance on their bikes without going forwards

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:30 (one week ago) link

I would rather play video games than win an Olympic bicycling medal thanka

Two Gentlemen with the Rona (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:30 (one week ago) link

any and all livestreaming of musical performances

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 13:05 (one week ago) link

camaraderie very otm about pentathlon

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:20 (one week ago) link

Yeah PP I'm like, "you guys know there are already like a billion filmed musical performances out there"

If I wanted to watch people play guitars into a poor-quality video camera I would have already been doing that last month

But I probably will do some because all my musical friends are doing it and I am a sheep baa baa

love will keep us apart (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:24 (one week ago) link

Yeah, it's just a weird response. I mean, I get why people are doing it because people are scrambling to make lemonade form lemons, and good on them for doing so, but it's not like we're exactly starved for content. I mean, we can watch multi-camera angle videos of Miles Davis, Willie Nelson, Black Flag, and the Grateful Dead in their prime, any time we want. Why would I want to watch my friends playing ukuleles in front of a webcam?

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:36 (one week ago) link

brb leaving a scathing review on this travesty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH-ycguHLBU

mark s, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:44 (one week ago) link

Why would I want to watch my friends playing ukuleles in front of a webcam?

― Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:36 PM (ten minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Scathing attack on beloved ilxor Neanderthal

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:48 (one week ago) link

Few things are as satisfying as watching overhyped British athletes falling flat on their arses, sometimes literally, in Olympic finals - the relays are especially delicious.

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:49 (one week ago) link

I mean, we can watch multi-camera angle videos of Miles Davis, Willie Nelson, Black Flag, and the Grateful Dead in their prime, any time we want. Why would I want to watch my friends playing ukuleles in front of a webcam?

Couldn't you logically extend this argument to any musical creation? "I can listen to In a Silent Way and Bernstein's recording of Beethoven 5. Why should I listen to some noodlers on Bandcamp (or overproduced teenagers on the radio etc)?" People still go out to see live music in real time, or at least they were doing so; what other substitute is there rn? There are definitely some shit livestreams going on (although probably no less shit than what you'd find at a million open mics) but also really good artists doing this.

Sund4r, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:56 (one week ago) link

I get that for at some folks it's a path to a personal connection. Neanderthal is, indeed, a beloved ilxor, and I enjoyed his video!

I get the appeal of seeing my bandmates and local scene friends because I have personal connections with them.

Or a truly beloved artist doing something special and/or not the usual as a "hang in there" gesture, sure.

But a lot of the current new content is... not those

love will keep us apart (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:08 (one week ago) link

T/F: You have been the person in the corner of the party with a guitar

fewer irl parties = more e-parties

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:09 (one week ago) link

i have a 1950s book abt "the state of music now" which at one point argues that the wide availability of of high-quality high-fidelity professional classical music on LP means that the desire for amateur performance of every kind will seoon die (implied: this will be a bad thing, bcz it cuts music off from its needful roots = ppl who don't yet know how to make it properly trying it out in public)

in fact very nearly the exact opposite happened = an upsurge on a world-historical scale of self-taught musicians playing music of the quality they aspired to and enjoyed, at one another (it's called rock music)

mark s, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:14 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Sp54ACv.png

I'd rather watch Ben Folds on Chatterbate than this.

pplains, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:14 (one week ago) link

Britney Spears reposting a meme with "re-destribute (sic) wealth" buried in the middle of it.

Sund4r, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:15 (one week ago) link

YMP, I think the deal is that a lot of the current content is other people's bandmates and friends, except that it's happening on platforms you have access to instead of homes and bars you wouldn't visit otherwise. Just a matter of knowing what to ignore, probably.

Sund4r, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:18 (one week ago) link

For the record, I enjoyed Neanderthal's video! Dude can sing.

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:41 (one week ago) link

Which thread was it on?

Sund4r, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:50 (one week ago) link

basically some of this stuff is friends cheering each other up and some of it is self-promoters gonna self-promote and nobody makes you watch any of it so let a thousand terrible ukulele gigs bloom, i can ignore them

Let's kill the Queen and be legends (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:52 (one week ago) link

tbf Neaderthal's uke is twee-free

Webcam Du Bois (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:56 (one week ago) link

Neanderthal counts as friends!

Let's kill the Queen and be legends (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 17:35 (one week ago) link

To sum up, I dont care whether a musician I wouldn't listen to anyway plays an online gig I won't listen to.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 17:50 (one week ago) link

seems axiomatic really

silby, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 17:52 (one week ago) link

the guys who just bust out and start playing weezer on acoustic guitars at parties are of course awful and they’re still awful when they preen on the internet

brimstead, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:17 (one week ago) link

Neanderthal rules tho, obv <3

brimstead, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:18 (one week ago) link

there was a special awful feeling when hearing a group of young men singing "say it ain't so" at the top of their lungs in the next room. at least, there was back when i was a younger man. not sure if that still happens. and i used to love that song!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:18 (one week ago) link

Guys who turn up to house parties with a guitar and start playing wonderwall obviously need to be jailed indefinitely

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:20 (one week ago) link

I'm only ever around men in a group at work, and they mostly aren't young.

silby, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:21 (one week ago) link

I love the NHS as much as the next britisher but 'clap for carers'? c'mon lads

||||||||, Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:43 (one week ago) link

fucking joke.

calzino, Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:48 (one week ago) link

i have a 1950s book abt "the state of music now" which at one point argues that the wide availability of of high-quality high-fidelity professional classical music on LP means that the desire for amateur performance of every kind will seoon die (implied: this will be a bad thing, bcz it cuts music off from its needful roots = ppl who don't yet know how to make it properly trying it out in public)

in fact very nearly the exact opposite happened = an upsurge on a world-historical scale of self-taught musicians playing music of the quality they aspired to and enjoyed, at one another (it's called rock music)

― mark s, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:14 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

What is the name of this book? I want it.

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:58 (one week ago) link

PE with joe wicks? fuck off

tbh I think Flavor Flav is back in the fold

Master of Treacle, Thursday, 26 March 2020 13:21 (one week ago) link

I love the NHS as much as the next britisher but 'clap for carers'? c'mon lads

Worse things than the clap right now I'd imagine.

Matt DC, Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:06 (one week ago) link

the slow clap, for sure

Karl Malone, Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:17 (one week ago) link

Mr. Snrub it is called

THE NEW MUSICAL COMPANION, being the twenty-second edition of The Musical Companion (revised & brought completely up-to-date, 1957), edited by A. L. Bacharach (VICTOR GOLLANCZ LTD, LONDON)

the musical companion was first published in 1934, with new edition annually: 1957 being the year of revision and updating, hence "new". almost all of it is a detailed and fairly orthodox guide to classical music (how a sonata works, who glazunov was etc, orchestras past and future -- it has a page on theremins etc -- and stockhausen gets a one line mention). the section on the effects of radio and gramophone is just a page long right after the mention of stockhausen, but it's simply expressed and exposed by its position and hence very memorable.

there's also a long and (to me) very interesting essay at the end by ERIC BLOM (once upon a time a famous critic, editor of Grove etc) about (classical) performance and (classical) listening, which also briefly discusses how the gramophone is changing things. blom doesn't write as if he knows any other kinds of music exist really (also pp 705-736 have been bound in upside down lol).

mark s, Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:25 (one week ago) link

Every single thing Dylan has done since 'Desire'

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 27 March 2020 14:24 (one week ago) link

otm

coco vide (pomenitul), Friday, 27 March 2020 14:25 (one week ago) link

kelp!

mark s, Friday, 27 March 2020 14:36 (one week ago) link

(i just don't care abt it)

mark s, Friday, 27 March 2020 14:36 (one week ago) link

kelp me if you can i'm reddish brown

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 27 March 2020 16:56 (one week ago) link

lol nice

budo jeru, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:01 (one week ago) link

Whatever the fuck Tiger King is

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Monday, 30 March 2020 18:51 (four days ago) link

2nded

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 30 March 2020 18:53 (four days ago) link

i saw some of it. it just seems sad and gross and exploitative on all fronts.

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Monday, 30 March 2020 18:57 (four days ago) link


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