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Old 10.26.2006, 08:36 PM   #1
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Everyone, talk about how much you love Xiu motherfucking Xiu.

Right now I'm on a XX kick, been listening to The Air Force non-stop, watching videos and shit (what's with allthe video game videos?! funny/curious) I still (always will) get melancholic listening to them, but they stir up immense amounts of "fucking genius" thoughts... I try and I try and I try, but I cannot even attempt to even sound like I am ripping them off (which I try to do...).

Goddammit, they are brilliant bastards.
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Old 10.26.2006, 08:40 PM   #2
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i listened to "fabulous muscles" the entire time during my vacation to california, so i have all of these sad songs attached to the happiest memories of my life.

they are indeed brilliant bastards.
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Old 10.26.2006, 10:11 PM   #3
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Greatest band around today.

I'm seeing them on Saturday and I have backstage passes. I'm so excited.

My favorites are:
Knife Play
A Promise
Life and Live
Air Force
Fabulous Muscles
La Foret

Grade A music.
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Old 10.26.2006, 10:41 PM   #5
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That's pretty damn cool. Toot your own horn a little and start a topic about it for chrissakes.
(Maybe you did already and I missed it (after all, you mention La Foret)).
Or at least you should print it here, because sometimes people just are reluctant to click on links, as you know.
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Old 10.26.2006, 10:49 PM   #6
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He was telling you to start a thread, every-n.
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Old 10.26.2006, 10:50 PM   #7
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He's even touchier lately than usual. I think he misread me.
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Old 10.26.2006, 10:51 PM   #8
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Yes. I'm fairly sure he did.
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Old 10.26.2006, 10:52 PM   #9
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Atari,

Do you still want that Xiu Xiu comp and the Air Force? I haven't sent it because DaddyLikes still hasn't sent me an e-mail with his e-mail address in it but I will as soon as he has if you'd like.
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Old 10.26.2006, 10:53 PM   #10
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dude, i've been misreading a lot lately...sorry man.

EDIT::there, now it's history.

thanks for thinking my interview deserves a thread of it's own.
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Old 10.26.2006, 10:54 PM   #11
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No problem, man. It's only natural you would assume I was being a dick haha.

Yes, Hayden.
I was considering PMing Daddylikes for it because he owes me one.

I already have The Air Force now. I think it might be their best.
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Old 10.26.2006, 10:56 PM   #12
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i need to be reminded how to pronounce it please.

shoe shoe?
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Old 10.26.2006, 11:00 PM   #13
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I like xiu xiu. I like the lyrics and the sound, I like bog people, I like the dingy bells and the autoharp. They are really awesome and I will buy their albums one day.
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Old 10.26.2006, 11:00 PM   #14
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we've all been dicks lately.

i hope krs do the christmas package sale this year too, i missed my chance of getting the major xiu2 releases last year.
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Old 10.26.2006, 11:01 PM   #15
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i need to be reminded how to pronounce it please.

shoe shoe?

Shoe Shoe or Soo Soo.
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Old 10.26.2006, 11:03 PM   #16
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I always thought it was "Zwee Zwee."

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Old 10.26.2006, 11:04 PM   #17
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Nah. Jamie says it's never to be pronounced as that, though.
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Old 10.26.2006, 11:06 PM   #18
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people might assume it's pronounced "kzeeu kzeeu", it's easier to understand in mexican spanish, since many prehispanic words are spelled with an x but have the "sh" pronouncement.
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Old 10.26.2006, 11:07 PM   #19
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It also comes in pretty handy when you stumble across an artist with a completely unpronounceable name—like that of intensely emotional San Francisco-based band Xiu Xiu, whom, if this were a radio segment, would be right this minute correcting my almost-certainly-incorrect pronunciation of their name. So as a public service to Edmontonians who have been espousing their affection for “zoo zoo” or “tsu tsu,” Vue Weekly will now once and for all settle what has become the most frustrating conundrum for hipsters since the great !!! debate of 2003.

“That’s how we pronounce it,” says Xiu Xiu frontman and songwriter Jamie Stewart approvingly after I fluke out and correctly identify the band as “shoe shoe.” “But we’ve been told by, like, nine million people that we pronounce it wrong, and those nine million people have told us nine million different ways to say it.”

Stewart points out that he’s never found the inevitable mangling of his band’s name all that troubling, although he admits that one variation is a bit contentious. “I think the only pronunciation that we actually object to is ‘zoo zoo,’” he says, “just because it sounds like a bad hair-metal band.”

http://www.vueweekly.com/articles/default.aspx?i=2204

Well, I was kind of embarrassed too cause I tried to interview you after and I didn't realize there's all these PR things you gotta go through to set up these kinds of things. You made a list or something, and I sent it to my editor and nothing really came of that. So, yeah. About your sound in Xiu Xiu. "Shoe-Shoe," is that the correct pronunciation?

We usually say "Shoe-Shoe." Or "Shui-Shui" if we're getting really sleep-deprived. I think our only objection is "Zu-Zu." I don't know, we're not too particular about it.


http://www.tinymixtapes.com/interviews/xiu_xiu.htm

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"Shui-Shui" is the pretty much the same thing as "Zwee Zwee." Personally, I think that sounds better than "Shoe-Shoe" which sounds like you are being bothered by flies or something (shoo fly shoo). By the bye, I was the first person to ever mention Xiu Xiu (that I know of) at the old board. It was in a thread about new music and I wrote about them, Pretty Girls Make Graves and Film School way back in 2002. Most of the rest of the replies in that topic of yore were about debating the relative merits of The White Stripes, The Hives, and The Strokes.
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Old 10.26.2006, 11:17 PM   #20
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I should give them another listen... I don't hear what all the fuss is about.
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