ILM is kinda sucking these days (boring and meta ignore not safe for work)

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or is it just me?

i can get by just checking two or three threads and spending maybe 20 minutes tops all day long on here. maybe this is a good thing. maybe it's the pollen in the air. or is it just a slow year? no big news stories like annie of norway or the junior boys to get people going (hahahahahahahahahahahhahhahahahaha). portishead? really? that's the best you got?

i dunno. maybe it is me. free ian! i miss him :{ wait, he freed himself. nevermind.

the rest of you: say something funny! dance, clown, dance!

is it my fault?

maybe people like it quiet and peaceful and boring like this.

and by "these days" i mean, like, months and months.

scott seward, Thursday, 5 June 2008 00:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've been thinking the same thing.

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

people are liking boring things

elan, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

i agree scott. seems like everything is either polls, lame zings, or general snarkiness. whatever, i am sure someone will flame me for saying this too, fucking predictable.

oscar, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

but hey, fuck the problems, let's create some solutions MAAAANNN !

oscar, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'd contribute more if anybody else cared about the stuff i like

electricsound, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

ILM isn't liking anything right now. Go look on the "New Answers" page. Not much new stuff being talked about. It's just polls.

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

is this the place where us funhating pollhaters get to say "I told you so"

J0hn D., Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

Fallow periods, they happen. Also, it's early summer and everyone's going out more. (At least I am.)

It's true that I've not had any one big album or song to really grab me this year -- Portishead's the exception but I almost don't count it because I was presold on them. But last year the year was half over before something did that to me so I'm patient.

is this the place where us funhating pollhaters get to say "I told you so"

I ain't gonna stop ya!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

2008 has been a very slow year, polls are actually what is keeping ILM interesting at the moment...

Bee OK, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is what you get when the previous year was filled with too much good music. (I hope you're real happy with yourself, 2007.)

So...anyway, how about that Los Campesinos album? *cough*

Cunga, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

man there is so much good music this year it's ridiculous, what are you talking about

J0hn D., Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

the pollen in the air is not a good thing

marc h., Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

skot, i'm tapping out too. generally because of last year's unpromising crop of boring facebook meta chatters and heavyhanded aspie mods.

i dont know how to decribe it but i feel the whole thing has become an instant message exchange. and i hate IMs.

more importantly there should be a use value to msg boards. finding new artists, finding new cool shit. ilx has been bone dry in that regard in the last year. skot, no promises on heavy post volume, but you might find this more your speed in your darker msg board moments.

sanskrit, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

2008 has been a very slow year

-- Bee OK

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man there is so much good music this year it's ridiculous, what are you talking about

-- J0hn D.

I think Bee's right. I mean, there have been some big deal and/or v. good discs this year, but it seems slow to me. I'd love to be convinced otherwise, tho (I got a bunch of those Circuit City eMusic cards to burn through, so I'm looking for some inspiration).

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm with John, actually -- I did say no one thing has really caught me off guard to the point of instant obsession, but there's been a LOT of good music and I'm enjoying it immensely. So it's not like there's nothing to talk about.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ironically enough, I've been busy with writing more music criticism and stuff that will hopefully lead to a lot more money than music criticism. And, you know, life. Also, whenever I post something not on the metal thread, people tell me that it's self-evident, so I've given up on the rest of you monkeys.

Jeff Treppel, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

How dare you have a career.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

But yeah, llM does seem slow lately, and it's not like I'm one of the more prolific posters anyway. But hey, LJ is back, so maybe that will usher in a Renaissance!

Jeff Treppel, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

How dare YOU have a career!

Jeff Treppel, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

We are the new Chip and Dale.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Rescue Rangers iteration, or the regular old Disney ones?

Jeff Treppel, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

still blamin the polls, it took em a year or so but they gradually replaced good discussion (I know, poll-defenders, there are some poll threads that are exceptions, but the notion that music discussion = ranking things worst to best is a pretty closed system)

J0hn D., Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

Polls are terrible. You can hide them, but that's not the problem. They are like black holes for conversation.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

What about a poll ranking your various login names over the years, J0hn?

Jeff Treppel, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

banana nutrament ftw

electricsound, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha sanskrit linking to the dermy.

oscar, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://waxidermy.com/images/deal.gif

electricsound, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

I still think the polls should be on a separate board.

sleeve, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

As Geir starts an Elvis Costello poll...

Jeff Treppel, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

Most new music sucks anyway, and the new music that doesn't doesn't get any attention from the kids. It's more fun discussing old music.

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Alison!

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

(Oh, sorry!)

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

I figured it out! All of Geir's posts make total sense if you add "to me" after every sentence!

Jeff Treppel, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's like adding "in bed" to the end of every fortune in a Chinese fortune cookie.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Most new music sucks anyway, and the new music that doesn't doesn't get any attention from the kids. It's more fun discussing old music.

-- Geir Hongro, Thursday, June 5, 2008 2:20 AM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

in bed

latebloomer, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

A meme is born.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that should keep you entertained, Scott!

Jeff Treppel, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Most new music sucks anyway, and the new music that doesn't doesn't get any attention from the kids. It's more fun discussing old music.

at Burger King

J0hn D., Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Come back Jess H., Come back Yancey S., Come back Keith Harris, and Love Bug Starksi's not around much these days.

Plus ILX could use some new folks (ideally some into more than indie-rock)

curmudgeon, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Most new music sucks anyway, and the new music that doesn't doesn't get any attention from the kids. It's more fun discussing old music

in bed with a hot chick.

oscar, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

IN STEREO

Jeff Treppel, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

at Burger King.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

ILX could use some new folks (ideally some into more than indie-rock)

A-FUCKING-MEN

sleeve, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

Plus ILX could use some new folks in bed

(ideally some into more than indie-rock) at Burger King

to me, with a hot chick

marc h., Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

I see less and less ILX'ors being primarily indie-rock fans, but maybe that's just my misimpression.

(xp)

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh god-x-post-fucking-damn-it

to me, whatever.

marc h., Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

The sentiment in this thread-title is one I myself have been espousing, hence my recent attempt to bump a load of "interesting" threads. Didn't really work out.

Just got offed, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

JGO I will Paypal you five bucks if you harsh on the next dumbass Lorax post like that again, that was a beauty to behold.

sleeve, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

i mean ffs that dude deserves my vocabulary

Just got offed, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

the narcissism of whiner differences

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 6 February 2013 22:43 (four years ago) Permalink

I had to See Image Info on that one, I kinda want that shirt

xposts

there were chinchillas, these weird little rat animals, in cages (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 6 February 2013 22:44 (four years ago) Permalink

otm

administrator galina (Matt P), Wednesday, 6 February 2013 23:04 (four years ago) Permalink

horace: eram quod es; eris quod sum

the late great, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 23:11 (four years ago) Permalink

delenda est ilm

Ballboy to Afghanistan (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 6 February 2013 23:29 (four years ago) Permalink

I Love Mewling

scott seward, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 23:58 (four years ago) Permalink

.. a nu-golden era beckons perhaps ..

some cracking good threads at the moment ..

or is this cos 2013 has become interesting after a dreary couple of years ..

mark e, Thursday, 7 February 2013 22:22 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah threads that are just a catalog of things have always been a part of ilm, like alex in nyc's "album covers that have someone wearing a hat" threads or Favorite Long Songs ?

the discourse on poll threads doesn't really seem much different than what was on the Pick Only One or In Praise Of threads. they're just a harmless catalyst for discussion imo.

scott otm about the decreased britisher presence, that's the main difference between old and new ILM to me. which really just means that i'm when i check out an artist that gets rapturously praised on here and i'm like http://www.city-data.com/forum/members/jill61-603505-albums-emoticons-pic62805-shrug.gif it's for gucci mane and not girls aloud now.

slam dunk, Friday, 8 February 2013 19:38 (four years ago) Permalink

^^^ this sort of internet hardman vibe - which isn't really that widespread on ilm, but is more in evidence than it used to be - is exactly what people mean when they say ilm sucks more than it used to

it really isn't, but maybe the level of earnestness that used to be there has dropped more-than-proportionately

the right to beef at (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2013 02:26 (four years ago) Permalink

back then rap fans had a notable new album to discuss every 6 weeks or so, now there's a notable new mixtape every 6 hours.

i do not think that we agree on what notable means btw some dude

the right to beef at (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2013 02:27 (four years ago) Permalink

noted ilm poster darraghmac

every soulless meta poster is a ✰ (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Saturday, 9 February 2013 02:27 (four years ago) Permalink

btw this thread premise is p much equivalent to 'hell is dry and hot these days' imo but i heard there was a meta clusterfuck so here i am

ha xp

the right to beef at (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2013 02:28 (four years ago) Permalink

back then rap fans had a notable new album to discuss every 6 weeks or so, now there's a notable new mixtape every 6 hours.

i do not think that we agree on what notable means btw some dude

― the right to beef at (darraghmac), Friday, February 8, 2013 9:27 PM (11 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

REALLY, "notable" is too far? i feel like that's a fine word to mean 'something that multiple people are listening to and interested in talking about,' it's not like i said "significant" or "important" or something.

dirty drone barack boy (some dude), Saturday, 9 February 2013 02:56 (four years ago) Permalink

i mean it's pretty much an indisputable fact that an hour of new music by a rapper that pretty much any hip-hop fan has at least heard of used to be a weekly or monthly occurrence and is now a daily if not hourly occurrence.

dirty drone barack boy (some dude), Saturday, 9 February 2013 02:58 (four years ago) Permalink

these rap chaps ought to exercise some bally self-control, is what our dear friend is flailing at

imago, Saturday, 9 February 2013 03:01 (four years ago) Permalink

same as the noise scene. people make a tape a week. rap and noise. its easy to consume a lot of it though. even when its not memorable. its like weird candy you like. metal fans too. an infinite appetite. courting a porn-y audience isn't hard. just keep it coming.

scott seward, Saturday, 9 February 2013 03:08 (four years ago) Permalink

it just struck me as strange usage tbh- imo if you think there is a notable album/mixtape coming out every 6 hours you need to raise yr ceiling of notability

the right to beef at (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2013 03:11 (four years ago) Permalink

this is v much an aside tho, it's not notable tbh

the right to beef at (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2013 03:12 (four years ago) Permalink

This has the feel of the very initial exchanges of a terrible, magnificent war

imago, Saturday, 9 February 2013 03:13 (four years ago) Permalink

ha not at all, fwiw i recognise the ability to catalogue reams and reams of new content as a very ilm trait/talent. maybe ilf does similar but i couldn't really think of an equivalent off my head

the right to beef at (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2013 03:16 (four years ago) Permalink

hah it occurs to me that i have no idea what kind of music darragh likes

mookieproof, Saturday, 9 February 2013 03:22 (four years ago) Permalink

i guess 'notable' has an air of 'exceptional' to it but all i meant was, like, famous. someone pretty famous, like has has hit singles and been on TV and stuff, drops a new mixtape like at least 4 times every day. that wasn't true 10 years ago.

dirty drone barack boy (some dude), Saturday, 9 February 2013 03:22 (four years ago) Permalink

has has = has had

dirty drone barack boy (some dude), Saturday, 9 February 2013 03:23 (four years ago) Permalink

i could suggest raising yr bar for 'famous', but i mean i'm not out to stop anyone's fun or anything

the right to beef at (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2013 03:24 (four years ago) Permalink

it's not like the rolling noise or anything else threads are predominantly about people who are 'famous' by any measure! i just mean, like, well known to fans of the genre!

dirty drone barack boy (some dude), Saturday, 9 February 2013 03:27 (four years ago) Permalink

please don't waste any effort trying to convince me, i dont even know what 'noise' is tbfh

the right to beef at (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2013 03:29 (four years ago) Permalink

guess

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Saturday, 9 February 2013 04:13 (four years ago) Permalink

This thread needs more salsa dancing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2XQb5fJpeg

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 9 February 2013 05:01 (four years ago) Permalink

it certainly could use maracas

dirty drone barack boy (some dude), Saturday, 9 February 2013 05:02 (four years ago) Permalink

it could use some deleting

Ballboy to Afghanistan (LocalGarda), Saturday, 9 February 2013 09:04 (four years ago) Permalink

^ the kind of vicious zings killing ilm

the right to beef at (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2013 13:56 (four years ago) Permalink

hah it occurs to me that i have no idea what kind of music darragh likes

― mookieproof, Saturday, February 9, 2013 3:22 AM (12 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ilx- find by GISing 'kate bush tits', stay for the literary football gags

― 10/11 of a dead jesus (darraghmac), Friday, August 12, 2011 5:57 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Julian-Joachim Roedelius (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 9 February 2013 15:40 (four years ago) Permalink

^posts that float thru your head

Julian-Joachim Roedelius (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 9 February 2013 15:41 (four years ago) Permalink

gifs that float through mine yet, tboh

the right to beef at (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2013 16:00 (four years ago) Permalink

that's a one notable mixtape every 6 hours average

zero dark (s1ocki), Saturday, 9 February 2013 16:42 (four years ago) Permalink

^

how's life, Saturday, 9 February 2013 16:55 (four years ago) Permalink

Lol slocki

downton arby (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 10 February 2013 01:20 (four years ago) Permalink

What's the deal with all of the 'overrated bands' threads, and related spoofs!?

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Sunday, 10 February 2013 19:57 (four years ago) Permalink

no idea and not read them but I'd imagine boredom on a sunday?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Sunday, 10 February 2013 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Just curious--and this is coming from one of the all-time great thread assassins* Anyway, I'm sure I'm this for others, but does anyone else have particular posters that you reflexively recoil from? (NO NAMES PLEASE) like they drive you crazy? I think I'm projecting my own shit on them, but god, this person posts everywhere and makes me crawl up the wall....

*I would say people comment on maybe 1 in 20 of my posts, although sometimes a thread of mine will do sort of well.

― Iago Galdston, Friday, January 25, 2013 1:50 AM (three years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

good post

nomar, Friday, 9 September 2016 16:59 (one year ago) Permalink

mysterious

imago, Friday, 9 September 2016 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

today has been a day of ilm exultation imo

imago, Friday, 9 September 2016 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

will ILM have a great weekend

meh 😐 (wins), Friday, 9 September 2016 17:05 (one year ago) Permalink

and a drug

imago, Friday, 9 September 2016 17:10 (one year ago) Permalink

there are definitely cliques on ilx, and certain users only read certain users

i'm sure i'm no different than the rest, and there are many posters i don't bother reading (recoil from/hate/drive me crazy are all too harsh and don't apply to me)

F♯ A♯ (∞), Friday, 9 September 2016 18:13 (one year ago) Permalink

kale bush tits

dow, Friday, 9 September 2016 18:22 (one year ago) Permalink

personally I recoil from my own posts

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Friday, 9 September 2016 19:57 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

lads

Mordy, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 16:40 (one week ago) Permalink

there are definitely cliques on ilx, and certain users only read certain users

i'm sure i'm no different than the rest, and there are many posters i don't bother reading (recoil from/hate/drive me crazy are all too harsh and don't apply to me)

― F♯ A♯ (∞), Friday, September 9, 2016 2:13 PM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I figure I don't get read much.

Even when ILX isn't entertaining I still lurk, mostly due to not knowing where else to go on the internet. I don't use social media really.

Evan, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 19:27 (one week ago) Permalink

personally I recoil from my own posts

― a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Friday, September 9, 2016 3:57 PM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just confirmed this

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 21:10 (one week ago) Permalink


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