FIDLAR, “No Waves”
Speaking of Saints Row IV earlier today, all of the in-game radio stations have killer line-ups. Like I downloaded ten or so songs and have them on repeat, when I haven’t downloaded ten songs in the entire month preceding.
Most of what I snatched from it was hip-hop or dance, but after listening to FIDLAR, I knew I needed the full album. There’s something about this surf-punk lo-fi sound that grabs me right now. Maybe I’m getting older and more scareder of death, looking at a bunch of teens yelling about feeling like a cokehead and how boring life is, and chuckling in my sweatervest before another drag from my pipe. I would really have to collapse (in the sense of striking a tent) my life if I wanted to live theirs, but why? They’re obviously killing it.
This is definitely my favorite one.
oh this is wonderful
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stoned
Harry Potter and the Cannabis of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Weed of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Bong of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the 4/20
Harry Potter and the Half Rolled Toke
Harry Potter and the Deathly Doobie
Harry Potter and the Stoners Suck At Puns
I am so happy to announce that I will be a radio DJ in @rockstargames new GTA V coming soon! Tune in! Woop woop
So I freaked when I a.) saw that there was a Mad Decent radio station in Saints Row IV and b.) discovered that the DJ introducing songs was Riff Raff. But this news… This is like… When did “Brian J.K. Regan” become the demographic that game companies are trying to appeal to? This is on some Get Out My Head, Charles shit, or maybe 18-34 year-old white male gamers pay more attention to fashion models and avant-garde rappers than I thought.
Riff Raff tweeted a picture of a porn star modeling a collaboration tank-top (him and Neff) which I won’t be sharing in the interest of keeping pastie-escaping areola away from my tumblr (and saved to my desktop, where it oughta be). However, I didn’t realize she was a porn star until I clicked through to her tumblr and was greeted by this header:
Which is probably the dek I would write for my own tumblr if I was in porn.
The meta-t-shirt game is HOT right now son
it is a mystery // u will have to listen to find out what the songs are
001. it is a mystery | 002. it is a mystery | 003. it is a mystery | 004. it is a mystery | 005. it is a mystery | 006. it is a mystery | 007. it is a mystery | 008. it is a mystery | 009. it is a mystery | 010. it is a mystery
HOLY JESUS BONIN SWEET SEXY GOD, MAMBO NUMBER HONK
I wrote this on one friend’s FB status today and then copy-pasted it to another which I guess is as good a sign as any that I liked what I wrote.
What if Miley had co-opted metal culture rather than hip-hop? What if she suddenly started namedropping Mastodon and posting Instagram photos of her kicking it with Dimmu Borgir, but doesn’t bring either of them into the studio? And onstage at the VMAs and in her videos she insists on headbanging but keeps her neck stiff, then throws up the m/, thumb included. Sure, all the real metalheads know she’s a joke, but now you have to contend with a swarm of 13 year olds who ape her and start claiming to know everything about metal, which is only furthered by One Direction going out of their way to follow in her footsteps and release an over-produced metal-tinged LP. And then everyone in pop does it.
But if watching clueless giggling children shit all over a genre with decades of history isn’t enough, you have to remember that other people who dislike pop/Miley will begin to associate metal with her rather than the real metal acts. Folks who might’ve listened to metal (like, say, cool 13 year-olds like we were), will be turned away from it, while people who didn’t really care about it will begin to actively hate it. (“Miley was so sweet until she started listening to that damn BLACK metal MUSIC”)
And then watching it all go down, you realize that the pop music machine is bigger than most other cultural forces in the country, and there is literally NOTHING you can do to protect the music you once loved. (Or I mean, you can try, but people will call you a snob and you will accomplish nothing).
I imagine that’s what cultural appropriation feels like. And, on top of that, Scandinavia was never enslaved by the people who would be adopting their music and style.