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Lazarus and the Gimp
13-09-2004, 19:18:03
I'm thoroughly enjoying their album. Is this sort of thing popular in Sweden. Do you spend those long winter nights worshipping Kevin Shields?

Actually, despite all the MBV comparisons I think they're a lot closer to bands like Flying Saucer Attack.

Scabrous Birdseed
13-09-2004, 21:53:22
"Popular" with a certain subset of sub-twee indie maggots, yes. :)

The predictable journalists loved them, the predictable people bought their record and they still play the supposedly "tiny" indie festivals despite selling cartloads of CDs. It's all absolutely appalling.

Debaser
13-09-2004, 22:00:04
Translation: I used to like them, but now that they're popular I prefer to pretend that I don't.

Scabrous Birdseed
13-09-2004, 23:23:09
No, translation: I hate everything indie and they're about as indie as they come. Wanting to be non-commercial is hypocrisy.

Resource Consumer
14-09-2004, 00:40:01
Isn't this all redictable?

Lazarus and the Gimp
14-09-2004, 20:09:38
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
No, translation: I hate everything indie and they're about as indie as they come. Wanting to be non-commercial is hypocrisy.

Your selection of tracks on LWP 1 had a few tracks that I'd consider to be decidedly "indie". Even if I do think that label is worthless.

Is this a recent ideology?

Scabrous Birdseed
15-09-2004, 18:53:01
You've heard my selection of LWP1 tracks? :confused: The only Indie tracks on there are surely "Accelerator" by Primal Scream, "Magnetic City" by Silverbullit and "Mon Amour" by The Plan, and none of those are very Indie...

My definition of indie is "introvert, booky milksops writing limp-fisted intellectualised mildness".

Asher
15-09-2004, 23:26:51
"introvert, booky milksops writing limp-fisted intellectualised mildness".
Are you indie?

Scabrous Birdseed
16-09-2004, 08:58:12
No.

Debaser
16-09-2004, 09:49:32
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
You've heard my selection of LWP1 tracks? :confused: The only Indie tracks on there are surely "Accelerator" by Primal Scream, "Magnetic City" by Silverbullit and "Mon Amour" by The Plan, and none of those are very Indie...

My definition of indie is "introvert, booky milksops writing limp-fisted intellectualised mildness".

Nice revision of history. Lets not forget that you also put a none-more-twee Moldey Peaches track on there. How much more "introvert" and "limp-fisted" can you get?

Scabrous Birdseed
16-09-2004, 10:44:06
They're not twee. To be twee entails not having a sense of humour.

Debaser
16-09-2004, 10:50:00
Bollocks. Writing shitty lo-fi rap songs about how you hate rap is twee, writing songs about watching cartoons is twee, dressing as a big rabbit on stage is DEFINATELY twee.

If you really think that "To be twee entails not having a sense of humour" then all that dancehall stuff you go on about is the most twee thing that ever existed. And I harldy think that's the case is it?

Scabrous Birdseed
16-09-2004, 10:54:54
Yeah alright they are pretty twee. Dammit.

But they're not indie as they're "anti-folk" which is derived from a different community. Just like emo isn't indie.

Er, I need to go revise my definition to insert "british-inspired" somewhere.

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-09-2004, 19:10:55
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed

My definition of indie is "introvert, booky milksops writing limp-fisted intellectualised mildness".

Which technicality excludes Jonathon Richman? Not being British?

Scabrous Birdseed
17-09-2004, 10:07:22
Pathos.

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-09-2004, 16:21:52
You're an indie kid, aren't you? Admit it- you write long poems for girls in stripey tights and once played keyboards for a band called "The Orange Lollipops".

Provost Harrison
29-09-2004, 15:47:34
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Pathos.

Had a nice holiday there once, had too much Ouzo mind you ;)

Isn't it amazing how a word can elicit such a response, even if that word is, for all intents and purposes, meaningless...

Funkodrom
29-09-2004, 15:49:03
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
You're an indie kid, aren't you? Admit it- you write long poems for girls in stripey tights and once played keyboards for a band called "The Orange Lollipops".

:lol:

Provost Harrison
29-09-2004, 16:01:30
Hehe

Scabrous Birdseed
29-09-2004, 16:55:53
Yes, I admit it. You realise I'm gonna have to kill myself with Iggy Pop's "The Idiot" on the record player now, don't you? I've written a poem called "Loneliness is a brand of Apple Juice" to celebrate, dedicated to my collection of ironically selected stuffed animals.