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I don't give a darn about your indie bands

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by BigWoof31, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. BigWoof31

    BigWoof31 Barking up the wrong tree...

    This morning began with a conversation with a coworker. I've done my best to paraphrase below:

    CoWorker: Oh man, can't wait till lunch! I'm running out and grabbing the new Vampire Weekend album
    BigWoof: Who are they?

    CW: Seriously!? You don't know?
    BW: no. Should I?

    CW: Ohmygod they are amazing. They're sound is awesome and they could be a once in a generation band!
    BW: Oh, what radio station would I find their songs?

    CW: Well - they're not really on the radio.
    BW: Oh. Then who are they like?

    CW: Kinda like The Shins or Wilco or even Bright Eyes before they got too mainstream.
    BW: *cricket noises*
    CW: YOU DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE?
    BW: No. Should I?

    CW: DUDE! You're 28! How can you not know these things?
    BW: Because who really cares? You've spent money on a band I'm sure you'll be sick of in 8-12 months anyway?


    Now - Am I right that music is ultimately cyclical and paying too much attention to it is pointless. Or is he right that I'm acting like a senior citizen and not really "into the scene"
    Deety and stxbuck like this.
  2. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck Slam Thompson!

    Hey, Gramps. Let's get together and grab a Metamucil sometime.
  3. wadc45

    wadc45 #GiveItToMeAgain Staff Member

  4. BigWoof31

    BigWoof31 Barking up the wrong tree...

    ha! I always try to explain this to friends that if you gave me the choice of the best ticket for the best sporting event of the year or the best ticket for the best concert of the year - I'd choose the sporting event before you could even finish your sentence.

    It's a total no brainer.
  5. scarletmike

    scarletmike Researching the Magic!

    I would almost say the same thing, with two exceptions. Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Savatage, or Chicago. If I had to choose between an OSU sporting event like football, basketball, or volleyball and the concert, I would be cloning myself.

    As for your original question, I pay about as much attention to the Indie music scene as I do to HS athletics anymore. I just really don't care that much. If a band makes it to Rock Band or something and its a good song I'll check them out (like Shaimus' song Like A Fool, great song), but otherwise, I don't care.
  6. sepia5

    sepia5 JoePa apologists = Pendejo

    Absolutely. No one listens to the Rolling Stones, or Woody Gutherie, or Marvin Gaye, or NWA, or Bob Dylan, or Sam Cooke, or Radiohead, or Merle Haggard, or Prince, or Mozart's 40th symphony anymore. Maybe one day the cycle will turn and Beethoven will be relevant again, but I'm not holding my breath.

    As far as Vampire Weekend goes, they're a solid band, but they're no Wilco, and I suspect your co-worker is the kind of guy that once preached the lasting power of [enter obscure indie band here]. Let's be honest though: it's the bulk of top-40 music today that we can be sure will be forgotten by changing taste. Bands like Wilco and Radiohead, as with the Stones, probably will stand the test of time.
  7. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    Vampire Weekend sucks.
    Mothra likes this.
  8. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    I think Indie music is most popular on the West Coast and the South. It's too trendy for me to even give a chance to right now. But, i had no clue who Wilco was when they were mentioned in the movie Funny People.
  9. sepia5

    sepia5 JoePa apologists = Pendejo

    To be fair, though, people from Boston generally only listen to Neil Diamond and the Dropkick Murphy's.
  10. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    Hey don't forget James Taylor!
    sepia5 likes this.
  11. FrancisSoyer

    FrancisSoyer Junior

    My obscure Black Metal bands are far superior to any hipster indie band. And they worship the devil!
    morbitzerker likes this.
  12. Pat Robertson

    Pat Robertson Considering another Presidential run

    Then they'll be afflicted by all sorts of hardship and plague.
  13. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    The new Vampire Weekend CD rocks. Just sayin'. :)
  14. jlb1705

    jlb1705 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Staff Member Bookie

    I love indie rock. I detest Vampire Weekend. Can't relate to it in any way. A bunch of Ivy League kids copping music from the third world and using it to sing about being rich and privileged.
  15. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie

    Indie rock? All I can think of is John Cougar Mellencamp, he's from Indiana.










    :wink2:
    starBUCKS likes this.

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