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u2 is one of the worst bands in the world (sorry sara)

I dream of vodka sandwich (jjjusten), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 16:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

awesome idea but i gotta sb you for the u2 thing

10/11 of a dead jesus (darraghmac), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 16:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

hating on u2 is just pointless they wrote some good songs and some bad songs and they seem like quite reprehensible people that seems to sum it up

i'm sorry for whatever (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 16:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm not offended; originally I tried to refuse the tickets! It's impossible to fight against Teh Husband AND Teh Ex. I had a good time at the concert, they aren't my favorite, but it was fine.

Sara R-C, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 16:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

a friend in the know told me they basically have an extra band that hides under the stage and fills the sound out, plus a little guy who runs about triggering the Edge's pedals for him

i'm sorry for whatever (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 16:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^^ "little guy" sounds like he might be a Hobbit or an Oompa Loompa

Sara R-C, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 16:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

u2 sucks

surm, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 17:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

surm don't

10/11 of a dead jesus (darraghmac), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 17:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

ok

surm, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 17:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

thks

10/11 of a dead jesus (darraghmac), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 17:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

u got it.

surm, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 17:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

you're a pure dote, so my granny'd say

10/11 of a dead jesus (darraghmac), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 17:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

U2 are ballers yall just mad

lol is not enough (blank), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 17:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

ok to be fair going with the definition i have of ballers yes i can not dispute that

I dream of vodka sandwich (jjjusten), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 17:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

So general disagreement about U2 then.

Sara R-C, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 19:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

so wtf is that U2 thread all about

frogbs, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 19:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

u2

iatee, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 19:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Is it about like, whether they are "good" or if they "suck"? because I think they're alright. not the greatest band in the world, but also not the worst. I used to like them, but I kind of like them now.

frogbs, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 19:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^^basically how I feel

I like some of their songs, don't care about other ones. Some of their songs I like because they remind me of a particular event ("Mysterious Ways" will always bring to mind the insane 24 hour drive to the pro-choice march in 1992 for me, for example).

Sara R-C, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 19:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

did you take a metaphorical walk with ur sister in the rain

10/11 of a dead jesus (darraghmac), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 20:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

Disappointing lack of rain that weekend, as I recall, but we did have some lolz because of drinking too much coffee and not having good places to stop for a bathroom break.

Sara R-C, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 21:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

Well, those of us who didn't have the coffee probably thought it was funnier than those who did...

Sara R-C, Wednesday, 10 August 2011 21:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

thread tldr but i will totally support it if nothing from rattle and hum made the cut

I dream of vodka sandwich (jjjusten), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 22:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

I don't think there has...

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 22:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

both "Desire" and "All I Want Is You" are on there, I think

also, I voted for "Desire"

as a whole Rattle and Hum is really really terrible

xp: oh, oh no

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 22:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think we can all agree that Bono must be stopped

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 22:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

so basically you are saying we can blame Coldplay on them

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 22:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

yes

I thought that I heard you loling, I thought that I heard you steen (crüt), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 22:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

looks like i have been right all along then

I dream of vodka sandwich (jjjusten), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 23:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

this thread is now officially the nadir of ilx

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 23:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

i do my best

I dream of vodka sandwich (jjjusten), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 23:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

I feel like I've seen much, much worse here (she said darkly).

Sara R-C, Thursday, 11 August 2011 01:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

I want to reach out
and touch the flame
because I'm an insufferable asshole whose band is terrible
awwwww yeahhhh
an insufferable asshole whose band is terrible

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 11 August 2011 02:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

I love you

I dream of vodka sandwich (jjjusten), Thursday, 11 August 2011 07:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh my god

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 11 August 2011 07:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

i love you too (not u2)

estela, Thursday, 11 August 2011 08:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

a friend in the know told me they basically have an extra band that hides under the stage

this was actually shown in the doco thing that went on before their live-around-the-world-via-satellite show from Sydney in 1993ish. though iirc it was three or four extra Edges, not a whole band of more competent players to outshine the dullard twins

generous loller at dollies (sic), Thursday, 11 August 2011 08:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh my god those gifs... the bongos...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_qxQztHRI (Princess TamTam), Thursday, 11 August 2011 09:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

all is quiet
on new year's day
except for me
I'm just yowling away
I will be with you again
because some dickhead will put my record on at a party
pwnd

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 11 August 2011 13:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

all you are doing is making me imagine Bono singing "Tower of Strength"

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Thursday, 11 August 2011 13:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

if I were a tower of strength, I'd walk away
I'd look in your eyes, and here's what I'd say:
"blah blah blah, everything I say is extremely important,
get really into classic rock, it's awesome"
think I'll say that anyway, I'm fucking Bono

pathos of the unwarranted encore (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 11 August 2011 13:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

must say I'm impressed by your multitasking

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Thursday, 11 August 2011 13:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

this thread is making me paradoxically sad that I don't actually know more U2 music

.

Sara R-C, Thursday, 11 August 2011 15:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^^ pretty sure that is all hilarious, but don't know the songs being referenced

probably more evidence that I live under a rock. SHOCKER

Sara R-C, Thursday, 11 August 2011 15:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

reference cliffnotes for Sara R-C:

I want to reach out
and touch the flame
because I'm an insufferable asshole whose band is terrible
awwwww yeahhhh
an insufferable asshole whose band is terrible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQxl9EI9YBg

all is quiet
on new year's day
except for me
I'm just yowling away
I will be with you again
because some dickhead will put my record on at a party
pwnd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Y-t85vs4g

if I were a tower of strength, I'd walk away
I'd look in your eyes, and here's what I'd say:
"blah blah blah, everything I say is extremely important,
get really into classic rock, it's awesome"
think I'll say that anyway, I'm fucking Bono

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyhrYis509A&ob=av2e

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Thursday, 11 August 2011 15:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

When U2 played in Glasgow a couple of years ago Bono stood on stage snapping his fingers and said, every time I snap my fangers astarving child somewhere in the world dies. Someone in the crowd shouted, Well stop snapping your fingers then you sick bastard.

alecahauf 2 months ago

<3

CLUB PISCOPO (DJP), Thursday, 11 August 2011 15:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

"baby I was born like this"

pretty krulls make glaives (flamboyant goon tie included), Thursday, 23 January 2014 23:40 (four years ago) Permalink

something something SURFBOARD SURFBOARD

Daniel, Esq 2, Thursday, 23 January 2014 23:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I am not going to lie, it is incredibly thrilling and life-affirming to me to hear one of the biggest pop stars of our time singing "I'm so brown/Bow down bitches"; it's basically the early/mid 90s all over again

SHAUN (DJP), Friday, 24 January 2014 01:52 (four years ago) Permalink

what about that line resonated with you? not being snarky at all; genuinely curious.

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 24 January 2014 01:54 (four years ago) Permalink

The past... 2+? years have seen online conversations about feminism dominated by white people who seem hell-bent on making people of color outcasts/invisible, discounting their opinions, attempting to silence their concerns and generally make people of color "know their place", which is subservient to prominent white, oftentimes male feminists. There was an entire blowup around Hugo Schwyzer, for example, where he basically wormed his way into feminist circles in order to take advantage of women and, whenever called on it, would deflect criticism/focus to a person of color and attack them for not being good allies, and many white women ate it up until a pretty spectacular implosion where all of his awfulness and manipulations were laid bare, leaving the women who complicitly allowed or actively encouraged him in his behavior high and dry. There was also the situation with Tim Wise blowing up on Facebook about how sick he was of people of color not being more grateful to him for being a white man making a living off of championing their cause by taking up as many speaking engagements about the problems/issues facing people of color as he could.

Watching all of these situations, and watching people criticize Beyonce for singing about how much she enjoys her marriage, and having Beyonce come back fists swinging with that song is a gigantic, cathartic release; a massive "fuck you" by proxy to the machinery of this country which lynched my great-grandfather for the crime of not giving up his bus seat to a white man. That is why that song/line resonates with me.

SHAUN (DJP), Friday, 24 January 2014 02:03 (four years ago) Permalink

or to put it more simply, if you're rolling your eyes at that line or the statement Beyonce is making with her album, remember that slavery was not actually illegal until 1943 and then shut the fuck up

SHAUN (DJP), Friday, 24 January 2014 02:05 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm not rolling my eyes at that line.

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 24 January 2014 02:14 (four years ago) Permalink

(or the statement beyonce is making with the album. i hadn't gotten that statement from the album, but that's not to say it isn't there).

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 24 January 2014 02:16 (four years ago) Permalink

that wasn't a "you" you (although I appreciate that it sounded that way)

SHAUN (DJP), Friday, 24 January 2014 02:17 (four years ago) Permalink

understood.

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 24 January 2014 02:17 (four years ago) Permalink

holy fuck why wasn't I posting here instead. consider yourselves spared I guess but I p much agree with jjj on 100% of these songs

pessimishaim (imago), Friday, 24 January 2014 04:04 (four years ago) Permalink

well, we're still waiting for him to get to hot fruit

mookieproof, Friday, 24 January 2014 04:06 (four years ago) Permalink

I'd rather hear Hot Fruit than another dull UK diva

Evil Juice Box Man (Moodles), Friday, 24 January 2014 04:07 (four years ago) Permalink

And yes, I agree that there was a distinct lack of decent rock tracks or anything with some kind of heaviness or edge to it. I don't think that's really ILMs fault because there simply wasn't a ton of stuff like that that I was drawn to this year.

Evil Juice Box Man (Moodles), Friday, 24 January 2014 04:09 (four years ago) Permalink

The weird thing is that this was a really good year for me and music but now I'm feeling pretty blah

Evil Juice Box Man (Moodles), Friday, 24 January 2014 04:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Betty who - somebody loves you - what the hell is wrong with you people

― Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:50 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ok I should expand. This is the sort of shit that made me pissed when it would stink up Americas top 40 when I was an early teen. Lifeless anthemic dumb shit about nothing backed with paid intern synth lines, "wacky" retro multi tap reverb vocals. Plenty of stuff that I haven't liked at all, but this is the first one to make me actively mad at you guys.

― Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:54 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

fwiw jjj this was imo the worst thing out of many very bad things on the entire list & completely just completely unbelievably boggle-eyedly terrible in every conceivable way

pessimishaim (imago), Friday, 24 January 2014 04:11 (four years ago) Permalink

love betty who, but mostly for 'you're in love' (which only received the one vote from me.) 'somebody loves you' isn't as good but it had that viral video so there it was.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 24 January 2014 07:24 (four years ago) Permalink

Betty Who is supposed to be a joke or parody or something, non?

he said, even sexilyer, (dog latin), Friday, 24 January 2014 08:54 (four years ago) Permalink

I do like that Bunji Garlin thing although its catchiness is starting to do me 'ead in.

he said, even sexilyer, (dog latin), Friday, 24 January 2014 09:54 (four years ago) Permalink

I was thrilled Garlin made the top 10.

Also really pleased that, despite submitting a fairly wide-ranging international ballot (the only British or American performer in my top 20 was Britney) that most of the songs i voted for had other voters. It's great to see multiple votes for Temi Dollface (8), Stromae (5), Nyusha (3), Ivan Dorn, Lady Saw, etc, etc.

Ramnaresh Samhain (ShariVari), Friday, 24 January 2014 10:53 (four years ago) Permalink

ShariVari, some of your picks and recommendations were excellent. I also really liked Bachanal.

he said, even sexilyer, (dog latin), Friday, 24 January 2014 11:12 (four years ago) Permalink

Yay!

Ramnaresh Samhain (ShariVari), Friday, 24 January 2014 11:14 (four years ago) Permalink

That Lady Saw track, 'Bun Fi Bun' is one of the most fiercest things I've ever heard in dancehall.

he said, even sexilyer, (dog latin), Friday, 24 January 2014 11:26 (four years ago) Permalink

The best part of the whole tracks poll was lex praising a Paramore song's "chunky riff."

Immediate Follower (NA), Friday, 24 January 2014 17:46 (four years ago) Permalink

rad djp posts

mustread guy (schlump), Friday, 24 January 2014 17:53 (four years ago) Permalink

The best part of the whole tracks poll was lex praising a Paramore song's "chunky riff."

― Immediate Follower (NA), Friday, January 24, 2014 12:46 PM (14 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this slayed me

call all destroyer, Friday, 24 January 2014 18:00 (four years ago) Permalink

lol

mambo jumbo (La Lechera), Friday, 24 January 2014 18:05 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm still back on j0rd humblebragging about not being able to get offended by swastikas tbh

SHAUN (DJP), Friday, 24 January 2014 18:06 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah. hoping that "swastikas don't bother me" doesn't become the hip-trend of 2014.

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 24 January 2014 18:10 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah yeah.

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 24 January 2014 18:12 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm aware of it. still hope it isn't a hip new trend.

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 24 January 2014 18:12 (four years ago) Permalink

fwiw that pic kept me from actually exploring Siouxsie and the Banshees back catalog until around 2003 and I still kind of hate her for it

SHAUN (DJP), Friday, 24 January 2014 18:20 (four years ago) Permalink

totally.

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 24 January 2014 18:25 (four years ago) Permalink

xp - pretty sure she apologized for it at one point

^ enlightening post (sarahell), Friday, 24 January 2014 22:07 (four years ago) Permalink

I've been looking for the post-2000 interview I read where basically called every black person in LA a thugged-out ape but I can't find it; I may be misremembering the strength of the statement but there were definitely bad vibes

SHAUN (DJP), Friday, 24 January 2014 22:14 (four years ago) Permalink

siouxsie in 2005:

Siouxsie is surprisingly frank, if unrepentant.

"The culture around then," she explains, "it was Monty Python, Basil Fawlty, Freddie Starr, The Producers- 'Springtime For Hitler'." She kicks out her leg in a mock goosestep. "It was very much Salon Kitty. It was used as a glamour thing. And you know what?" she sighs." I have to be honest but I do like the Nazi uniform. I shouldn't say it but I think it's a very good-looking uniform."

You shouldn't say it for fear of upsetting the PC mob?

"Yeah. It's almost like you feel like saying,'Aw, come on. Nazis - they're brilliant.' Political correctness becomes imprisoning. It's very - what's the word? It's being very Nazi! It's ironic but this PC-ness is so fucking fascist. In America they're especially touchy about Nazis and it's so Nazi! You go to LA and it's so segregated. It's very Nazi and the irony is they don't get it. They don't realise how Nazi they are about taking offence to mentioning the word Nazi."

chekhprivan (wins), Friday, 24 January 2014 22:16 (four years ago) Permalink

I feel like there was a specific story she was telling about an unpleasant interaction with someone but I could very well be conflating some things.

At any rate, I tend to be very wary of white people who say things like that 2005 quote because they almost invariably think that someday, when they get to know me well enough, I'll be okay with them calling me a nigger.

SHAUN (DJP), Friday, 24 January 2014 22:18 (four years ago) Permalink

It's the whole conflation of PC with actual oppression. "You're oppressing me by frowning on my racism!"

Spaghetti Sauce Shampoo (Moodles), Saturday, 25 January 2014 01:52 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm mad I didn't know about this thread. Much more my thing than the actual rollout.

Thanks for the heads-up last night, john.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 27 January 2014 01:03 (four years ago) Permalink

so... Melt-Banana is kind of awesome, huh

SHAUN (DJP), Monday, 27 January 2014 20:08 (four years ago) Permalink

yup!

EZ Snappin, Monday, 27 January 2014 20:08 (four years ago) Permalink

they are! I'm a big fan of cell-scape

original bgm, Monday, 27 January 2014 21:15 (four years ago) Permalink

DJP - you just warmed my heart with your mention of "hocket"

^ enlightening post (sarahell), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:11 (four years ago) Permalink

oh yeah I meant to look that up

more r&b, vicar? (wins), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:13 (four years ago) Permalink

haha thanks!

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:13 (four years ago) Permalink

HOCKETY POCKETY WOCKETY WACK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bd5YUEOwlE

more r&b, vicar? (wins), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:16 (four years ago) Permalink

for those wondering, here is an example of hocket:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enbHYaF8Vas

There's also a terrible video of Dirty Projectors doing something similar only much worse

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:25 (four years ago) Permalink

hocketing and Meredith Monk = back to my comfort zone

^ enlightening post (sarahell), Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:27 (four years ago) Permalink


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