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Savage Clone 05.26.2018 09:47 AM

That band is a one trick pony.
Sidelong crescendo, I get it.

Severian 05.26.2018 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Savage Clone
That band is a one trick pony.
Sidelong crescendo, I get it.


Worked really well for a few years, but then, yeah... they needed to switch it up when they “reunited.” I lost interest. Didn’t even buy their last album.

Skinny Fists is a freaking classic though. Everyone should own that album.

!@#$%! 05.26.2018 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Severian
Everyone should own that album.

why?

lol

Severian 05.26.2018 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by !@#$%!
why?

lol


Thought I made that clear. Because it’s a classic? Because it is very good? Of course I don’t mean literally everyone in the world, but.. yeah. I feel like it’s a pretty self-explanatory statement. Why not?

!@#$%! 05.26.2018 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
Thought I made that clear. Because it’s a classic? Because it is very good? Of course I don’t mean literally everyone in the world, but.. yeah. I feel like it’s a pretty self-explanatory statement. Why not?

i find the implicit fetishism/consumerism grating. is it so ingrained you don’t notice? anyway, that’s putting aside the merits of the actual album (i tend to side with the clone on this one) and the techno-absurdity of the actual proposition. “recommended listen” becoming “required purchase” is a twisted hyperbole i guess, especially on this century.

!@#$%! 05.26.2018 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
BTW, art does matter, and satire is art, and Gangam Style is making fun of a certain breed of rich entitled asshole that comes from Gangam area in Seoul Korea, and it is fun as fuck and the video is genius and he is having a great time and good for him getting a music career going while being a fat, non-androgenous waif.

right?

art is not just for agelasts

Severian 05.26.2018 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by !@#$%!
i find the implicit fetishism/consumerism grating. is it so ingrained you don’t notice? anyway, that’s putting aside the merits of the actual album (i tend to side with the clone on this one) and the techno-absurdity of the actual proposition. “recommended listen” becoming “required purchase” is a twisted hyperbole i guess, especially on this century.


...

This is important work we’re doing.

...

Seriously though if I can’t be twistedly hyperbolic with likeminded chums on the internet, what’s the point of ANYTHING?!

!@#$%! 05.26.2018 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
...

This is important work we’re doing.

...

Seriously though if I can’t be twistedly hyperbolic with likeminded chums on the internet, what’s the point of ANYTHING?!


ha ha ha yes

but you work with words, you merchandise peddler!

we’re all ideology vectors, knowingly or not. “buy buy buy” makes me itchy. i’m trying to sell ha ha ha. i don’t want things. not no more.

anyway let’s now discuss classic albums of the millennial clap-hey persuasion.

noisereductions 05.26.2018 06:40 PM

Symbols, going full on minimalist? Give us the deets.

!@#$%! 05.26.2018 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by noisereductions
Symbols, going full on minimalist? Give us the deets.

i’ve never been a willing consumerist but like most people fell into it unconsciously via herd mentality. now i actively fight it. even hipster non-mainstream consumerism is consumerism. no revolution there. same as the parents, different merchandise. fetishism = objects imbued with (fake) magical powers.

the downsize has been going on for a decade now. started with the last recession! realized that i was burying myself in shit and creating burdensome dependences that bred financial fragility.

learned about personal finance, reformed budgets and expectations, and the ridding of stuff was a consequence of all that, more than pursuing minimalism for its own sake.

i no longer have the contents of a 3-bedroom house and a business storage unit and an office rental. i’ve sold/donated 75% of it maybe? but i still have TOO MUCH SHIT. mostly in (free) storage. but why is it so hard to part with it? this is insanity. i could have burned my books and not make a difference. but i still “keep them” as the fetish they are lololol. i think i should sell them, trade them, something. “because...” lololol. i’m ridiculous. i should give them away. the last fetish.

anyway used to be it would take me about a month to move house with all the packing and actual moving days and unpacking etc. nowadays i can move house in a day and without help. if the shit hits the fan i’m ready to go. i’m constantly editing possessions, and it’s great to have SPACE. i also avoid precious possessions consciously. everything needs to be replaceable, cheaply.

of course having cheap access to media and information via the internet makes much of this possible. no longer need walls covered in books and bins of records. but i also edit tools, kitchen tools, work implements, vehicles, wardrobe big time, etc.

i did consider soylent and getting rid of cooking per some stuff that n’ik/deadbattery shared here, but just can’t do it. i really enjoy cooking/eating too much. but i dont need 1000 tools for it— i avoid unitaskers and complications. i cook once and week and eat all week from there.

i’m trying to get rid of furniture next! ha ha ha ha. seriously. we’ve given away tons of furniture but we still have some. i’ve been looking at bedouins and traditional japanese settings and trying to figure out how to implement some of technologies for greater comfort and mobility. i kinda hate chairs these days lol.

noisereductions 05.26.2018 07:36 PM

I understand. I've done some donesizing in the past year or so but nothing huge. It is true that we let our things own us sometimes. Though I also think that there's this weird urge to point to physical objects to explain "this is me". I don't know.

!@#$%! 05.26.2018 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by noisereductions
Though I also think that there's this weird urge to point to physical objects to explain "this is me".

yes, yes there is!

and that is precisely what marketers exploit. that is exactly why hipster consumerism is just more middle class bullshit under a different costume. this is why hippies became yuppies, young people become their parents, etc.

but we’re not “those things” though. those things are a trap.

 


those things make us believe that we actually exist haaaa haaaaa haaaaa

biggest burden of all. toss, toss, toss...

noisereductions 05.26.2018 08:28 PM

I totally agree with everything you said in that post.

I'm just not quite there yet myself.

It's like knowing smoking is bad for you but still smoking anyway...

!@#$%! 05.26.2018 08:36 PM

that’s okay man

everyone has their own pace

but in the future just think of donald trump’s tacky-ass gilded penthouse

“this is me...”

 


that is where “this is me” leads to haaaa haaaa haaaa

me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me...

noisereductions 05.26.2018 09:24 PM

Lulz. For now my This Is Me is like Nirvana bootlegs and Dino Jr shirts. Maybe only slightly less tacky.

!@#$%! 05.26.2018 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by noisereductions
Lulz. For now my This Is Me is like Nirvana bootlegs and Dino Jr shirts. Maybe only slightly less tacky.

ha ha ha ha

a lot less tacky for sure

noisereductions 05.30.2018 07:28 AM

Listened to the Deftones Adrenaline album yesterday and I don't know. I used to love these guys but it sounded so like aggro and obnoxious that I kept skipping tracks. Not sure if I've outgrown them or if it's just this album or what.

Today it's that SY Plato's Cave disc w Mike Kelley.

noisereductions 05.30.2018 03:29 PM

Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

!@#$%! 05.31.2018 08:39 AM

spinetta - kamikaze (1982)

 


beautiful album all around

evollove 05.31.2018 09:16 AM

Putting together a best-of Roots. Holy shit, what a band.


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