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MoreLiver


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Posted: 2007-04-09 15:34
Was in Mayday 92 - still remember Marusha's "live" p.a. during Ravechannel.

EDIT: I don't think I'll ever witness a bigger line-up anywhere. From Cosmic Babu to Aphex Twin, everybody were there.

Hard for many to understand inflation, but not for me.

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Posted: 2007-04-09 18:52

I just love it when he flufs his feathers and announces....BEHIND THE COW!!!  dude, the haircut, the aryan profile, the bravado...it cracks me up.


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Posted: 2007-04-09 20:36

dudes, I've been searching for this video I saw that had a huuuuuuuuuuuge black "diva" singing an old 80s (I think) track whose lyrics are along the lines of "I'm gonna get you and you'll never get away".  something like that, that is.  She is astronomically large, like Jabba the Hut.  In the video she's singing in some cheesie disco club on the stage and some skinny, geeky whiteboy gets in her crosshairs.  anyway, she does in fact attack him, licks him, etc etc.  It's pretty fuuuuunnny.  Can't find it though.


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Henrik


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Posted: 2007-04-09 21:01

Hmmm

I don't know but I got the feeling that you should be looking for some of the salsoul songs that were frequently sampled at the end of the 80's (like Ride on time by Black Box). Usually the guys behind the "new" songs were Italian DJs (that is where the whiteboy comes in).

Of course I could be wrong.....


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Posted: 2007-04-09 21:08

oh, it's DEFINITELY Eurotrash sheah.  It's too un-soulful and too white-disco-ey to be a proper American track.  I'd guess Belgian, Dutch, or Italian. Maybe Phrench.


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opmtrader
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Posted: 2007-04-10 02:50

Just found this randomly: 

Strangest Music Videos Of All Time

http://www.grupthink.com/topic/4576/Strangest_Music_Videos_Of_All_Time

 


tripitaka


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Posted: 2007-04-10 12:11

Probably not the right place, but equally not deserving of a thread of its own:

Alanis's humps


meteor


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Posted: 2007-04-10 23:30
As people already metioned the Cuningham video are really nice. Window licker is one of my favorite with also come to daddy from AFX and Come On My Selector from Squarepusher, it's all about the Warp crew

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brightSideOfLife


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Posted: 2007-04-10 23:52
tripitaka: agree 200%, Alanis Morissette's cover of my humps is hilarious and well sung. What's puzzling is that Alanis has chosen Youtube as a medium to spread her video, and that it has scored 4'000'000 hits in a week (this instance).

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meteor


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Posted: 2007-04-11 00:14

>>tripitaka: agree 200%, Alanis Morissette's cover of my humps is hilarious and well sung. What's puzzling is that Alanis has chosen Youtube as a medium to spread her video, and that it has scored 4'000'000 hits in a week (this instance).

I find this video really bad (to not say completely sh*t), there is absolutely no originality in the subject which has been over-rinsed for years. It is just plain boring. It seems it was shot by college students on a b-movie budget.

As for the 4millions hits, it was during a month and it was followed by 3.7 millions hits for this cra*p (what is puzzeling is why these otters have chosen to put their video on youtube) so it seems there is some kind of consistency in the most popular stuff on youtube....


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brightSideOfLife


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Posted: 2007-04-11 00:47
Yep, it's cheap. They were not going to make a spoof of some crap hip hop 'high production value' video by producing an expensive video themselves. Also, the video was posted on the 2nd April, that's not a month, that's a week. I'm not even sure you understand this is a satire.

My interest was more in the fact that someone relatively famous would do it. You think it proves people are moron, I think it proves the Web is being taken slightly more seriously as an art medium.


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meteor


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Posted: 2007-04-11 01:48

Oh, it is a satire ?! waw, thank you for your explanation, I didn't get it at first.

My point is that this kind of satire is the same one used by rich teenagers who say "fuck the society" and "dad can you lend me some money". So yeah if you are a teenager it might definitely sounds apealing to you.

The web (and youtube in this case) is taken as an art medium? What a joke, it is just a mass media and the girl jumped on the opportunity to have a massive coverage and publicity in the world. It's all about the C.R.E.A.M and she's part of it even if she pretend not to.

Btw this video is far from being artistics anyway 


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ClopeMan


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Posted: 2007-04-11 16:40
opmtrader, the first on the list you posted is " Richard D James *aka* Aphex Twin - Rubber Johnny video ". Now that was a great video, great music, as depressive as impressive!  Wow, still under the shock...:) Beer

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Dimatrix


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Posted: 2007-04-11 17:09

Haha, just saw you guys mentioning Scooter! I can't believe you know them. Best German export after Mercedes and BMW. Well funny thing, the front man's name is HP which sounds cool if spelled in English. HP stands for his real name in German, which is Hans Peter, which doesn't sound that cool anymore. He's a wise man though, I'm listening to his advice daily. His best lyrics are:

  • Move your ass!

  • Its nice to be important, but its more important to be nice!

  • Respect to the man in the ice-cream van!

  • Make some noise!


Oh and did you know? HP raped Cher, look here. I can't forget it.

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meteor


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Posted: 2007-04-11 18:32

>>opmtrader, the first on the list you posted is " Richard D James *aka* Aphex Twin - Rubber Johnny video ". Now that was a great video, great music, as depressive as impressive!  Wow, still under the shock...:) Beer

It's all about AFX sammyboy, I told you. That is what I call artistic. Not like a boring girl singing stupid song in a tasteless cheap video.


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tristanreid


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Posted: 2007-04-11 19:20

Wow, meteor, you're awfully excited about this topic.  I think your feelings are clear.  Maybe try allowing other people to have different tastes? 

I thought the humps video was funny, although only for about 10 seconds then it was boring. I guess in order to find it funny, you have to have at least some propensity to sometimes like whiny righteous babe rock (I occassionally do, I sometimes like Ani Defranco). I don't like Alanis's music, but if you're offended that she even exists, nothing she does will amuse you.

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meteor


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Posted: 2007-04-11 19:40

Init tristanreid, I am interested in this topic because basically I love music and it has a lot of importance in my life; this is why I guess I have such strong opinions about it.

Anyway, I have no problem with the existence of Alanis and the overwhelming mediocrity of music surounding us, I am just glad that some artists have decided to breakaway from this to explore new music paths.


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brightSideOfLife


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Posted: 2007-04-11 22:35
I understand your disappointment if you looked at "the humps" video expecting some music, it's postmodern rather than art imho. It seemed to me she did it in good humor, after all she did play in a Kevin Smith movie and that requires not taking oneself too seriously, and she did release the video close to the 1st of April. Why do you think she did that as a sour emo bitchin' angsty teenager ?

As for the Web being used as an art medium, I would not have been surprised if a small band, experimental artist, or some artist known for thinking music should be free had done something like this. But Alanis is quite mainstream so the fact that she chose the Web, and a website that usually contains videos of people mixing Coke & Mentos, to spread her video, and that medium exclusively, seems like a milestone for me. I'm not sure where this is headed though.

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tristanreid


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Posted: 2007-04-11 22:50

Her appearance in that movie really irked me, it was precious without actually being cute.  Made me cringe. 

BSOL, your other thoughts, there was a recent thread by BloodNinja talking about the direction that media is going. It's pretty interesting, it's been bouncing around some part of my head for the last week, maybe you should try to stoke up that conversation in this direction a little?  Death to the Studios!

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meteor


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Posted: 2007-04-11 23:20

I didn't had that high expectation about it, I just watched it and it bored me (but it seems people like it, diferent people diferent taste, but to my liking it is really cr*p).

For me this type of cheap video with boring lyrics is exactly the same as christina aguilira with her "you're beautiful" shit, or john travolta preaching for Kyoto when he has couple of jets and produces the same amount of co2 emission than a couple of third country world. Basically they are part of the system and using it but on the other hand they say the system sucks.

For me it is not surprising that she put that video on youtube, especially because it cost her nearly nothing to make it and provides her with the same or even better coverage than the tv media and so get her cr*p music bought by people.


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tripitaka


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Posted: 2007-04-12 14:46

I think if she wanted to piss off fergy (frankie? whatever) and sell some more records, then she just gives an interview to whatever the American version of heat magazine is and calls her a slag, starting some nice back and forth, lots of airtime, everyone wins. This video seems an awful lot of effort to go to just for that. It seems quite a lot of effort to go to even to make a (presumably feminist) point (presumably about skanky RnB Hoes).

Anyway, I apologise for offending your delicate musical sensibilities, but we're even - I just spent 5 seconds watching two otters swimming in a tank. Dead


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Posted: 2007-07-30 22:20
for all it's worth I think the video by the Quay Brothers called In Absentia (on music by Stockhausen) tops everything else

[but I like the russian girls too]

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Posted: 2007-08-23 08:05
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCgrG35-3js

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Posted: 2007-08-23 09:21
Here's another Swedish... "artist" (Thanks to NIP247 to introducing me to... uhm.. him... her.. whatever): Gunther - Ding Dong Song

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rod


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Posted: 2007-08-24 05:00
Gees, that "Ding Dong" shit is definitely über kitsch, not to mention disturbing! Puke

Here's another video clip that is very seriously bizarre: Новый год. An acquaintance of mine from Saint Petersburg sent me this URL some months ago, and I assume these lame dudes are Russian (though I am not sure). In any case, they suck big time!
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