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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1455 on: December 17, 2010, 08:13:46 PM »
I have to assume that Jeremy Clarkson knows some things that I do not.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1456 on: December 18, 2010, 11:30:39 PM »
I swear by all gods, if just one more time I hear Taylor Swift trying to sound like she's twelve while sappily singing the worst Wham song I ever heard, I will give her flaming warts, on live television, through sheer long-distance hatred.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1457 on: December 19, 2010, 01:33:22 AM »
Oh my god, you're in my head, yes.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1458 on: December 24, 2010, 10:40:37 AM »
On the way to work this morning, I could NOT find a radio station that was playing music.  DJs, I do not care what you think about anything, do not care what you are doing for the holidays, do not want to hear your vapid comments on some minor news story, do not care if you and your work buddies are having a good time in the studio.  And I can't see you, so you are a moron if you're on the air laughing at that funny thing that guy over there just did.  I probably wouldn't want to see it if I could, but since I can't . . . yeah, you're incompetent.  You fail at radio.

Anyway, I finally found a station that was playing music -- it was just starting While You See A Chance, by Steve Winwood, which is tolerable despite its insistent and incredibly dated fake sax-and-clarinet Casio keyboarding.  But holy christ, does that song go on . . . and on . . . and on.  Maybe it was a special extended remix or something?

I think it's going to be stuck in my head now until New Year's.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1459 on: December 29, 2010, 12:04:22 AM »
The current Jay Electronica/Mountain Dew "controversy"...is it possible to really "sell out" in hip hop anymore? Sometimes that seems like the whole point these days. Anyway, Jay has been considered an "underground" artist for quite a while, releasing singles here and there (such as Exhibit C, one of my favorite rap tunes of the past few years) but Jay Z just won a heated bidding war with Diddy to put out his upcoming album, and the fact that he's now doing a soft drink ad has some people up in arms for some reason. Doesn't bother me, I'm happy that more people will know about him. I guess it has to do with the subtle approach he's always taken suddenly colliding with commercialism or something, but it's like getting mad at Pomplamoose for doing car commercials.

eta: oh and here's something of note: the 8 Track Museum is open! I gotta go check this out; the huge styrofoam "Metal Machine Music" replica, all the old hardware...that portable player with the plunger, haha I remember that shit. Anyway, they're doing a full fledged 8-track-only label too--the first release will be a new project from Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. It's interesting to see all these old formats being revived (there are cassette-only labels popping up nowadays as well...I guess we'll see reel-to-reel next, or VHS-only video releases)...

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1460 on: December 29, 2010, 12:37:14 AM »
:galm: :rollin: :galm:

OK well I totally laughed because Offspring Unit 1 is rather annoyed with Pomplamoose for doing car commercials. I'm gonna go mock him for that now, brb

ETA OK that went well. He is cognizant of the irony. :D
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1461 on: December 29, 2010, 12:48:29 AM »
I didn't know Pomplamoose did car commercials -- I pretty much only ever see TV ads when I'm watching Fox animated shows on Hulu, and then it just shows the same dumb ads over and over. 

(Seriously?  Microsoft?  If you're going to do a voice-command ad where you say the driver doesn't have to take his eyes from the road to make a dumb call to his dumb girlfriend, then MAYBE THE AD SHOULDN'T SHOW HIM TAKING HIS EYES OFF THE ROAD when he uses the voice command to call his girlfriend.  Especially since the ad shows him doing this on a curve . . . on a hill . . . in the city.

Really, are these ads made by the enemies of humanity, or what?  And don't lots of car phones already have this feature, since like five years ago?  But I digress.)

A lot of bands nowadays seem to get their big breaks in TV ads.  And by "nowadays" I mean since, what, when was that Da Da Da Volkswagen ad?  1995?  It's not such an evil trend.  It's not like the trend of music video directors jumping directly to feature films.

If they rewrite your song so that it's about the product, that's skeevy, but I'm not sure who's principally to blame, and if they just use your song in the background, no big deal.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1462 on: December 29, 2010, 12:52:59 AM »
OH.  So . . . yesterday and today, local radio stations keep playing Hakuna Matata.  I kept changing the station (at one point, I just turned the radio off), but eventually I heard a DJ say that they were playing it because Elton John has a kid now.

Is it just me, or does that not even make sense?  If they wanted to make a statement or draw a Lion King parallel of some kind, they should play Circle of Life.  But it would make even more sense to play, you know, Levon, since the kid was born on Christmas Day, like the song says, and was named Levon.  So WTF?


Of course, the local stations (two different 'classic rock' / 'best of the 70s through today' stations) also played Ice Ice Baby and Can't Touch This during my drive to work this morning, making me wonder if Vanilla Ice and/or Hammer had died, or something.  So maybe there's just some kind of stupid flu going around.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1463 on: December 29, 2010, 01:29:18 AM »
example. Some article was all going on about how they "attached themselves to a cool brand"...huh? I always think of the dismissive "you drove a HYUNDAI to get here!!"

(I confess I don't share y'alls affection for this group, although they do actually have musical talent. I mean they're not evil like the Black Eyed Peas or anything, just a little on the twee side for my everyday preferences I guess. At least they got the girl to smile a couple of times for television. But hey different tastes right? Hell I even liked Wild at Heart; it was probably the first example of Nic Cage as his wacky overwrought "NOT THE BEES!!!" type of incarnation, and sometimes to this day I even tell musicians I enjoy that "you fellas have some of the same power that E had!")


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1464 on: December 29, 2010, 03:58:52 AM »
Huh.  I don't really care for them.  I'm not crazy about the girl's voice.  They're too earnest or something.  Or maybe I'm too ironic.
Cause you're so beautiful
Like a tree
Or a high-class prostitute
You're so beautiful
Mmm, you could be a part-time model
But you'd probably have to keep your normal job

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1465 on: December 29, 2010, 10:08:48 AM »
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example. Some article was all going on about how they "attached themselves to a cool brand"...huh? I always think of the dismissive "you drove a HYUNDAI to get here!!"

:spittake:  No offense to them, but that is a TERRIBLE ad.  :lol:  First of all, it's so quick and random . . . most people who see it will have no idea who those two are, and they completely upstage the car with their weirdness.  Second, the concept is desperately weak.  Third, they look like they're having fun being in an ad, not having fun because of the car.

It's a little whorish, what with them more or less endorsing the car with that personal appearance, but I doubt they've gotten rich from their music yet, so a little whoring out at this point is OK with me.

I agree that they're very earnest, and it would probably grate on me if they also seemed too serious.  But they always seem to just be having such a good time.  I could imagine them rocking out in their basement if no one on the internet could see or hear them, too.


edit:  Oh . . . Hyundai has improved hugely, actually, but that ad doesn't do much to emphasize it.  I still wouldn't say they're an exciting brand.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1466 on: December 29, 2010, 10:51:49 AM »
Are these the commercials with the two hipsters dressed in long underwear and bells singing near a car?  The ads that look like they were made in someone's basement?
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1467 on: December 29, 2010, 11:05:38 AM »
Huh.  I don't really care for them.  I'm not crazy about the girl's voice.  They're too earnest or something.  Or maybe I'm too ironic.

I think I'm with feffer on this one...

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1468 on: February 12, 2011, 12:29:09 PM »
One of the Fark hooligans posted a link to an Alabama 3 song. I listened, and then picked up the whole album on iTunes. Pigs like it, which is nice because that means I can listen to it in their room without hearing a bunch of warnings. My tunes collection is in dire need of edification.
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #1469 on: February 12, 2011, 04:05:27 PM »
The Sopranos theme song? It's good, but I thought it was much better the way they edited it for the show instead of the actual song which has that weird rappy bit in it.
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