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 +1Posted on Jul 19th, 2013 | re: Shut Up, Dude: This Week's Best And Worst Comments (19 comments)

Try eating shit, you toolbag.

 +5Posted on Jul 17th, 2013 | re: The Weeknd Denies Sampling Portishead (81 comments)

Business savvy?! Dude, you’re stupid.

speaking of not making sense…

 +3Posted on Jul 17th, 2013 | re: Backtrack: WU LYF Go Tell Fire To The Mountain (28 comments)

Go Tell Fire was a decent album. Decent. No where as good as what they hype made it out to be. This band was interesting to a lot of people because of their manufactured mysteriousness and the let’s-get-PR-by-faking-like-we’re-against-PR game. It’s a marketing tactic of deliberate obfuscation and their appeal is surface over substance. WU LYF were managed by Warren Bramley, founder of the Four23 ad agency, whose clients have included Adidas, Reebok, and Virgin.

MOST importantly, their music is not important. There’s not much memorable about their songs besides the fact that you can’t understand most of the lyrics and the dude’s voice is really gravelly. Not to say that unintelligible lyrics and gravelly voices are inherently bad – they’re not…some of my favorite artists fall in either category. But what else is there? They sound like a drunk Coldplay minus the sense of hooks and melodies (but with all the trite drivel Coldplay has to offer) with a young Tom Waits forced to sing.

The band became more unlikable to me for their constant publicity stunt bullshit and pretension…if they had really original, important music to back it, I wouldn’t be typing. Shit, I’m pretty sure at this point that Wayne Coyne is a media whore sociopath but the Flaming Lips have made so much unique and special music that it really doesn’t bother me what type of people they are.

Wanna be the next WU LYF?

1. Come up with simple, boring pop arrangements for instruments that you’re not particularly excellent at and record in a church. *Make sure everyone knows you recorded in a church.

2. Sing (bark) deliberately unintelligible, cliche lyrics about blood and crowns and fire and do it in a voice that is grating enough to border avant-garde, tolerable enough to resemble Tom Waits. A lot of gullible critics love it when you work really hard to sound like you don’t give a shit about sounding like anything.

3. Get a marketing guru with connections as your manager and play a residency at the cafe that his company owns (Outlet is where they played, it’s run by Four23). Have him help you make a “cryptic” website, band image, press responses, etc.

4. Let the sheep come running…ignore them at first so they think you’re too cool for human response, then do the TV spots, do the commercials, etc.

5. Realize you’re a phony and break up the band.

 +1Posted on Nov 26th, 2012 | re: WU LYF Break Up (8 comments)

Go Tell Fire was a decent album. Decent. No where as good as what they hype made it out to be. This band was interesting to a lot of people because of their manufactured mysteriousness and the let’s-get-PR-by-faking-like-we’re-against-PR game. It’s a marketing tactic of deliberate obfuscation and their appeal is surface over substance. WU LYF are managed by Warren Bramley, founder of the Four23 ad agency, whose clients have included Adidas, Reebok, and Virgin.

MOST importantly, their music is not important. There’s not much memorable about their songs besides the fact that you can’t understand most of the lyrics and the dude’s voice is really gravelly. Not to say that unintelligible lyrics and gravelly voices are inherently bad – they’re not…some of my favorite artists full in either category. But what else is there? They sound like a drunk Coldplay minus the sense of hooks and melodies (but with all the trite drivel Coldplay has to offer) with a young Tom Waits forced to sing.

The band became more unlikable to me for their constant publicity stunt bullshit and pretension…if they had really original, important music to back it, I wouldn’t be typing. Shit, I’m pretty sure at this point that Wayne Coyne is a media whore sociopath but the Flaming Lips have made so much unique and special music that it really doesn’t bother me what type of people they are.

Wanna be the next WU LYF?

1. Come up with simple, boring pop arrangements for instruments you’re not particularly excellent at and record in a church. *Make sure everyone knows you recorded in a church.

2. Sing (bark) deliberately unintelligible, cliche lyrics about blood and crowns and fire and do it in a voice that is grating enough to border avant-garde tolerable enough to resemble Tom Waits. A lot of gullible critics love it when you work really hard to sound like you don’t give a shit about sounding like anything.

3. Get a marketing guru with connections as your manager and play a residency at the cafe that his company owns (Outlet is where they played, it’s run by Four23). Have him help you make a “cryptic” website, band image, press responses, etc.

4. Let the sheep come running…ignore them at first so they think you’re too cool for a human response, then do the TV spots, do the commercials, etc.

5. Realize you’re a phony and break up the band.