An Inside Joke I Don’t Get [PART ONE]
09/13/2011 Leave a comment
The first segment of many of this new little series. It’s called An Inside Joke I Don’t Get, which features thoughts and opinions on happenings in underground pop culture from an outsider with absolutely no relatable insight.
Odd Future’s Performance at Pitchfork Festival
“Musicless noise. There is no music. Music implies melody and lyrics. There are none.
So what is it if it isn’t music?
They are yelling into an overmodulated microphone.
What about the message of the lyrics, which were present, that said fuck school, kill people.
Put your money where you mouth is. Let me see your diploma and your body count. Did you get a concussion with that broken leg, too? When do the meds kick in?
Black Lips “Family Tree” Video
See, you know what the problem is? I liked the video because I liked the song. In other words, the song deserved a good video. Too many bands have crappy music, but have brilliant directors.
What stood out about this video?
The amount of blood. Not that that shocks me in any way. I assume they are trying to convince me of something. I’m a person to believe a video is a bad thing. When I listen to a song I see something in my own mind. I would prefer to make up my own slideshow. This opinion goes back to the ’80s when the video was invented. There was a belief that bands should have anything other than their playing of their instruments.
Wavves “Nodding Off”
Somewhere behind all that guitar there is someone singing. I wish I could hear them. They might actually have something to say, but we’ll never know.
Okay, how about this other song just released “Destroy”? Did he fix that problem?
Now he is frustrated. He is trying to scream over the guitars. He learned his lesson. If you can’t mix it right, just sing louder.
Nobunny ‘It Tastes Just Like A Milkshake”
No thoughts. Don’t love it. Don’t hate it. Felt more like Cheezits. I like Cheezits.
What does Cheezits have to do with anything?
I felt like a snack.
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