Gawd, I need something more uplifting...enjoy!
I'm not sure what the desired effect of this video was...but it just sort of convinced me to move.
I mean, no. Best town on Earth.
If this doesn't count as a gem, I'm at a loss.
He-he. Cotton Candy Trees.
I like the Tori Amos remix.
Treats. They are treats,
^ I can totally relate. Minus the girls. And the lazy.
@JY: Yeah, I kind of look at that video as a hilarious indictment of capitalism. I'm sure the harp seal works hard, he just doesn't have a job, he doesn't work for someone else, he works on his own shit. It's somewhat easier than working on someone else's grandiose schemes. And so the capitalists call him lazy. Because he is not a slave.
And also, he doesn't even have a camera or a jacket. He has no material possessions. He's like, some sort of commie... or maybe the Harp Seal is Jesus.
Nick! I LOVE the "Lazy Harp Seal Has No Job" song! It made my day! Thank you!
Never gonna know you now, but I'm gonna love you anyhow
I still say this is his best song.
Its a comedy of errors, you see
Its about taking a fall
To vanish into oblivion
Is easy to do
There are some nice alternative lyrics in the early version:
"And I cried a sea when you talked to me,
The day you said we were through"
Ok, this is a gem that you can't deny just punches you in the gut in the best way possible...
@voodoo_em - I love that first Elliott Smith you posted. I'd not heard it. Thanks!
@Avery - yes, it's rather beautiful :)
Since there's already a lot of Elliott Smith talk in here and I've been on a huge Big Star kick lately
This is an awesome band. I can't stop listening to their songs! http://heirtomadness.com/
Who says Ras Kass don't spit fire?
He a liar! That's like your favorite rap star sayin they gonna retire!
Haliburton workers make 14 thousand dollars a month.
Privates earn 13 G's a year.
Smashing Pumpkins: Mayonnaise acoustic taken from the Vieuphoria DVD
One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands (from way back when I enjoyed getting kicked in the face at shows); and also very appropriate right now:
This is less a musical gem, and more a visual WTFery.
Am I trolling? Maybe. But I'm not lying when I say I saw these guys live once.
I might have shared this with ya'll before. Regardless... there is more where that came from.
Alkaline Trio - the only band in in the world worthy of stabbing myself with thousands of inky needles. With Tegan Quin - an angel.
Are you alright?
And just in case you haven't heard Tegan and Sara (shame on you):
When I was a kid, I remember this being the wedding song for a year. Even then I thought, why? It is about a stalker.
I am obligated to spread the word of Kaizers Orchestra as far as the internet allows. So her is Tusen Dråper Regn (A Thousand Drops of Rain)
"I say your Uncle was a dirty French Canadian.
And he was gutshot running gin."
EDIT: Dammit though, 27 days early...
Ok, how about I add on the most elaborate "Your Momma" joke ever recorded...
@Marius - Kaiser's Orchestra is pretty good, even though they are dirty cunty hipsters and I would like to punch their singer in the face.
@Nick, 2009 called, they want their shitty Americana back. Nah, just fucking with you, Decemberist's are just super.
whatever man, 2009 was a pretty good year for me.
It was just so great back in the days of '09, you young uns will never understand how different things were back then.
This was before the Boehner Administration, mind you.
Yeah, 09 was the true nadir of black-dyed fedora's, and that is a Good Thing. Everyone should just listen to TMBG and be happy. Except for Nick. he should live out his days as a middle manager, angry that younger folk are promoted above him. "Godammit, I deserve respect!" carved on his tombstone.
The Decemberists? The Decemberists are a lukewarm hodge-podge of more distinct acts. There are several bands that all do what they do and better. REM come to mind; not a popular choice these days, but I stand by them: they can out-jangle and out-rock the Decemberists anyday.
To paraphrase from Sartre, Hell is other people's taste in music.
I hate almost every song on this thread that I did not personally link, but you don't see me talking about how trite and worn out the concept of heavy metal is. Or complaining about you guys' crappy hardcore/emo bullshit.
But REM is cool, fine, I'll give you that REM is cool.
I already have my tombstone, Barr, I sometimes us it to prop the door open when I have company. It says "Paranoia is just having all the facts."
I didn't mean it personally. I'm just old enough to have already heard Decemberists' and Arcade Fire's predecessors, so bands like that seem redundant to me. But it's just taste, as you and Sartre said.
Ugh, I should stop posting stuff whilst under the influence of the demon Rum. Anyway, it's annoying how emo used to mean something, and now is just a dismissive catch-all to denote some kind of teeny-bopper thing. Alkaline Trio isn't 'emo'. Rites of Spring is emo! Dag Nasty is emo! The Get Up KIds are (2nd generation) emo! Sheesh.
And while the 'concept' of metal might be trite, I don't listen to concepts, I listen to music. And paraphrasing Sartre (next semester you can treat us to some Camus references) while calling something trite is hysterical. Oh, right, you did it ironically, so it's all good then.
Here, NIckie, enjoy some good hip hop:
I don't have any personal problem with you Barr, but if you feel as though there is some score you need to settle you can always meet me Beyond the Thunderdome and we can take care of things like grown ups.
I assume you're still butthurt about me calling you out on that crappy review.
Let's measure penes instead!
You calling me out on my review is the reason I know who you are, but I don't think I have anything against you in particular because of it. I'm sorry, I am actually just kind of a prick, and I like to fuck around and make myself giggle. Everyone needs a hobby, amirite?
Besides, my songify playlists are mostly showtunes, so I am not be to be taken seriously, at any time, for any reason.
I don't know if I would glamorize "talking shit on the internet like a bitch" by raising it to the same level as stamp collecting or building model trains, but that's up to you.
And w/r/t Male Anatomy, your insecurity says it all. I don't need to measure my penis. This is a writing site, if you want to keep talking shit to compensate for your failings on other arenas then that's fine. If you want to settle it, like I said, I'll meet you in Thunderdome and we can measure the relevant variables.
"Stop scheming, and looking hard"
You mean '[...]talking shit like a bitch on the internet.'
And you don't measure variables, you compare them. A variable is a place in memory or a container for some value. You mean 'attribute'.
I dunno what everyone's issue is. I love the Decemberists. REM and everything else can't compare to them because I don't see the similarities -- I like REM for different reasons. As for the Decemberists, I like the word choices used in the songs, and I appreciate the risks they take with their music, since Meloy isn't the best of singers and the lyrics aren't what people usually want to rock out to.
Anyway, let's break it up, fellas. No need to fight. This is a thread where we share music and music videos that tickle our creative glands. So let's not insult one another's choice in inspiration. Let's poke fun at each other, but not make one another feel unwelcome.
Here! This is a legit track on my writing playlist. I poop you not.
@Jeffrey - They may be dirty cunty hipsters, but they're the best live band I've seen in 10 years. So I can forgive them.
I don't know why that discussion even started. Don't care, TLDR.
Have some hipster music for ruining the music thread.
If you don't like someone's song...just don't listen to it.
Word on that. Just cuz you don't like a band doesn't mean no one else likes it.