“please help me, God, i just saw this thing about josef fritzel and i think i’m like one of those dungeon kids. my parents keep me locked in this dark bar and force me to play music every night to all these weirdo child preds. they’re ruining my future, my picture has appeared on numerous websites, please help me escape. i’m not who they think i am, i just want ot go away, who am i?”
“every day at 11:30am, some guy unlocks my door and dumps all these used clothes onto my bed. they make me stabel price tags onto the shirts. think they’re stolen from homeless/peopls dead and smell real bad. this guys has some store for secoond hand i think. i just want to go to school in the morning”
“some guy wrote really mean things about me today on his music page… he said if there were 10 points i would onbly get 3 of them. why yuou doing this to me??????”
“they saw wer staring to look older now, and people won’t care anymore. they make us release all these music now. they’re going to throw us out or kills us some day i think soon. domn’t wan t people soitting on my anymore”
Mainstreams are soooo weird. I can’t even imagine what normal people do anymore. My friends are so outside the mainstream, it’s like we don’t even think about our altness anymore. Normals are so weird right?!
It’s pretty ironic - we’re normal….and the MAINS are weird! I can’t believe this. Mainstream life is so meaningless. God I feel so badly for all those poor souls trapped in their dumb lives. Our community = so cool. Co-workers = so lame!!!!
Man I really missed out on all the hot videos from 2008. I bet everyone from my community already saw this :(
It’s totally mainstream to watch TV. That’s why I read books in my downtime. It keeps my mind activated so I won’t fall into some mainstream trap/routine. All my friends read a lot of books too. You can say we’re “well read.” There aren’t many words I don’t know. I’m really good at spelling by the way.
Sometimes I get frustrated because I just wanna flex my awesome vocab but people my age don’t know as many words as I do. Sometimes I create lyrics in my head using words most people don’t know. When I listen to such bands as Decemberists I think they understand me. I think think Colin Meloy is a cool guy that can “hold his own” during interviews with Steve Colbert.
I read a lot of blogs. Most of them are geared towards book-lovers like me. Recently I was browsing through some lists on Amazon.com. I read about this author named Nora Roberts. I’ve been reading her stuff non-stop ever since! Nora is truly a remarkable person :)
I’ve been a life-long fan of Bust magazine. Since I’m a sensitive indie dude, I don’t believe in stereotypical gender roles. I’m a progressive dude just like you. I read Bust to increase my sensitivity to gender issues and understand the “the female experience.”
I used to be more “political” but then everything became supermeshed with the economy and I realized it wasn’t a rational economic decision. I took refuge in crafts and simple things like cool glasses. I realized fashion could be for everyone and didn’t automatically imply the objectification of women. I used to have beliefs that ran counter to society’s norms. Now I have beliefs that run counter to facebook’s norms of “mainstream” status updates. I inject a quirkiness into my social relations that can be perfectly encapsulated in today’s hit indie comedies.
I am not a follower. I am followed. I am being followed. I make crafts and hope to create a DIY mailorder business to sell my wares to members of the alternative economy in an ethical and eco-friendly fashion.
I meet people similar to me in urban centers that cater to….
I like Tina Fey because she…. As Bust magazine’s creative director, I will put Tina Fey on the cover so that… because she represents…
Reading other people’s tumblrs is kinda like searching for random videos on You Tube. Kinda reminds me of this Onion video.
I don’t think everyone should be creating “content” on their own blogs & facebook updates. I think facebook essentially filters out your most annoying friends for you.
Tumblr’s so stupid - does anyone actually post their own Chats?
I’m thinking about being a MEGA-ALT and becoming entrenched in an indie subculture where I have a certain stake in that way of life. I’m thinking about becoming a Cutie:
“Childlike innocence and assumed naivety permeate the Cutie scene – their clothes are asexual, their haircuts are fringes, their colours are pastel. Cuties like Penguin modern classics, sweets, ginger beer, vegetables, and anoraks. Heroes include Christopher Robin…Buzzcocks and The Undertones.”
I want to pretend I’m still a kid and the outside world is too intense for my sensitive and authentic (indie) soul.
The Cuties of today are the child predators of tomorrow.
Just wanna be in a country that’s not ALT or MAIN, just POOR and REALLY POOR.
I want to be a douchebag indie artist that has less hair than the people he talks trash about.
Wow, this video really brings out the crappiness of this song…
Something’s just really wrong about this song…and these people.
Weren’t these guys supposed to be electro when they first came out? Maybe that didn’t work out or something. I remember trying to listen to them last year. This is total garb. I don’t like how she says “rye-ott” instead of “riot.” Her voice is sooo boring. That dude is not camera ready! I saw him in another video. He’s worse than the Crystal Castles guy. At least he can pull off a “dirtbag” vibe.
I’m sorta getting tired of man/woman combo bands. I miss 3-dude or 3-girl bands like Green Day or Sleater Kinney.
I think Sleater Kinney had a good image. 3 Ladies works very well because it’s an odd number, and you can’t reduce it anymore. The trifecta of a “lipstick”, “oldie”, and “boi” made for a great dynamic. The oldie in the middle balances out the lipstick & boi on either side. Dudes are implicitly included in this picture.
Ok but seriously I think I’m gonna get into mainstream R&B again. Birthday Sex is the jam!
I think ‘Vicious’ needs a techno remix. It’s one of my favorite songs, but I feel like the beat’s always been missing a little something. The tempo should be slowed down a bit and a nice bass synth should be added along with some build-ups and releases, into a pseudo break-down before reaching full intensity towards the end. I once tried making a Metallica “Jump in the Fire” remix but it wasn’t really going anywhere.
It’s been said that Lou Reed is the 1st ALT, so I think he needs some remixes up on Hype Machine like everyone else.
But the funny thing is what happened to her nose, ooohhh It grew until it reached all of her toes, ooohhh Now, when people say her feet smell, they mean her nose
….then there’s no point in blogging right? At the moment I’m listening to a bad Empire of the Sun remix on Hype Machine. It’s actually pretty not-bad - - I can usually tolerate anyting minorly electro/techno. I need to find more shitty techno on myspace!
If you think about the number of myspace artists and how many unknown jams are out there…. I don’t know what I’m saying…. but I know Shitty Techno should be its own genre. There was a band called Shit Disco right? :( I’m pretty sure Shitty Disco is already established.
An indie artist should do some “random covers” of unknown myspace music to generate some buzzz.
Someone should write an essay about disco skulls. I think there’s something going on there.
I’m thinking about making a series of “crappy” techno logos that will appear on a google image “techno” search.
Nothing’s worse than boring/depressing “indie” music in my opinion. A “techno beat” is definitely more conducive to “getting stuff done”…..I think it makes me think better.
Still trying to understand the art of blogging. It still seems pretty dumb to me. I feel pressure to force “content” into being. When I re-read something I wrote it just seems kinda dumb. Amateur bloggerz come up with lists, right? You can re-post your Last.fm ‘artists of the week’ list too??
I’m trying to stay on the positive tip these days. It’s too easy to talk trash about things you don’t like. Don’t wanna be like some snarky self-hating blogger or worse yet - a “critic.” I guess there’s a little pocket for cultural criticism, but I don’t think I have the necessary skillz for that.
Satire is a pretty ALT comedy tool. I think it’s generally funnier than sarcasm and it appears to be less bitter and world-hating on the surface at least. I’m trying to find new avenues of comedy that “stay positive.” I should take a stab at Blog-slapstick.
I’m trying to think of the jokes I find funny…. What kind of humor is Mr. Shake and Carl?
What kind of humor is Jermaine? Is he funnier than Brett? I think they had to “ALT” Brett more than Jermaine when they started filming Flight of the Conches. Jermaine is definitely a more nature alt. Who do you think is better?
Surreal comedy sounds like the stupidist thing ever… I think I like lo-brow/ALT/slapstick/satire maybe. You know, like Aziz Ansari.
Why do bands have a need to have an “I don’t give a fuck” attitude? And why would it be something that you need to “portray” - that’s kind of a weird idea right? I think people should “give a fuck” - I think it’s a good thing.
PEACHES & CREAM SO COOL
JOAN JETT = SO COOL AND SUBCULTUREY
BIG GULPS ARE ALTERNATIVE BECAUSE….
I don’t know… because they’re “suburban” and “excessive”???
Imagine hanging out with these people? Could you really imagine that?