View Full Version : What's hip, kids?


Egadsman
09-15-2005, 09:11 PM
My brother has this book called "The Hipster Handbook". It's a satirical cliffnotes guide to being or understanding the modern hipster. How they dress, what they like, how they socialize, etc. But at the same time as it being rather humorous it's delivery. It was rather dead on in its portrayal. The music section listed "underappreciated works" section by decade (all annotated) followed by a list of "Newer Artists Kicking Some Ass This Decade". It's inherent flaw is that it dates it self about as quickly as a desktop computer. Published in 2002, some artist still hold true the "hipster" uniform of straying from mainstream acceptance (The Microphones, Notwist, Black Dice, Etc), others have fallen in the ranks of being cool to listen to (The White Stripes, The Streets, The Hives). And of course, that's no grounds for quality or personal tastes. The concept itself is by definition pretentious, and is to be taken lightly. Still, as one should already know, we love unless lists on this board (and apparently so does everyone who watches VH1), so I propose this: What are the hippest artists to listen to at the moment? in Netphoria's superior opinion.

wHATcOLOR
09-15-2005, 09:29 PM
guns n roses, know what i'm sayin?!:D

Mayfuck
09-15-2005, 09:29 PM
I don't know. I don't want to say. The minute you mention a band is hip then that band is no long hip. That or whenever they score a review on Pitchfork.

SnicketyStar
09-15-2005, 09:37 PM
and also, the word hip is not hip.

Axl Rose
09-15-2005, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by Jerome
guns n roses, know what i'm sayin?!:D


Yeah man, I was just about to say this when I saw the topic of this thread!!!!!!!!!!!
Man, Guns N' Roses will knock your dick in the dirt, know what I'm sayin?!:D

Mayfuck
09-15-2005, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by SnicketyStar
and also, the word hip is not hip.

take it from a true hipster^

Egadsman
09-15-2005, 10:10 PM
Originally posted by Mayfuck
I don't know. I don't want to say. The minute you mention a band is hip then that band is no long hip. That or whenever they score a review on Pitchfork.

Ah, I thought of both of those beforehand, but decided to make the thread anyway. I mean, I guess you can say a band like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is hip, but even they are pretty borderline. That's why I was curious what people on here had to say. I think they're great and am seeing them in October, by the way. Neat for me.

wHATcOLOR
09-15-2005, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by Axl Rose



Yeah man, I was just about to say this when I saw the topic of this thread!!!!!!!!!!!
Man, Guns N' Roses will knock your dick in the dirt, know what I'm sayin?!:D


totally! my dick is 100% filthy after Use Your Illusion II. AH-NAH!!!!

wHATcOLOR
09-15-2005, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by Axl Rose



Yeah man, I was just about to say this when I saw the topic of this thread!!!!!!!!!!!
Man, Guns N' Roses will knock your dick in the dirt, know what I'm sayin?!:D


totally! my dick is 100% filthy after Use Your Illusion II. AH-NAH!!!!

wHATcOLOR
09-15-2005, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by Axl Rose



Yeah man, I was just about to say this when I saw the topic of this thread!!!!!!!!!!!
Man, Guns N' Roses will knock your dick in the dirt, know what I'm sayin?!:D


totally! my dick is 100% filthy after Use Your Illusion II. AH-NAH!!!!

ryan patrick
09-16-2005, 03:39 AM
Originally posted by Mayfuck
I don't know. I don't want to say. The minute you mention a band is hip then that band is no long hip. That or whenever they score a review on Pitchfork.

yeah, see like, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is getting tons of word-of-mouth success, and are kind of in the same way that say, Yeah Yeah Yeahs were before they signed to a major, except back then everyone was all about namedropping the shit out of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, while the hipster kids at this point refuse to acknowledge the hipness of anything they've already heard of.

that said, the answer is apparently: old funk and soul and major label rap like Slim Thug.

Best Looking Boy
09-18-2005, 02:10 PM
lennie tristano

mistle
09-18-2005, 03:24 PM
hip = suck

hipster = sucker

jk. i don't know what hip is. i have probably never heard 'hip' while it still was that. does that make me hip?

Fathoms (unadored)
09-18-2005, 03:29 PM
I think it was real 'hip' to say 'hip' back in the fiftees. I think it's exempt from being banned from popular dialect given that retro is in right now. Look for it to die out within four to five years.

Mayfuck
09-18-2005, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by Fathoms (unadored)
I think it was real 'hip' to say 'hip' back in the fiftees. I think it's exempt from being banned from popular dialect given that retro is in right now. Look for it to die out within four to five years.

^says the king of cool himself.

mistle
09-18-2005, 03:34 PM
http://www.noisy.dk/music/db/img/797.jpg

np

Fathoms (unadored)
09-18-2005, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by Mayfuck


^says the king of cool himself.

Didn't you hear? uncool is the new cool!

:cool:

relaxor!
09-18-2005, 03:36 PM
Mahavishnu Orchestra and the name dropping of Bitches Brew and other Miles Davis jazzes.

relaxor!
09-18-2005, 03:38 PM
However this thread is an excuse for us to do exactly that. So myself included then, because Birds of Fire is great.

Rockin' Cherub
09-18-2005, 04:11 PM
sufjan stevens was hip two months ago

cynamonhill
09-18-2005, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by Mayfuck
I don't know. I don't want to say. The minute you mention a band is hip then that band is no long hip.


Agreed..

To be able to call something hip and therefore, by deflection be 'hip' is just plain urrrgh, conceited.

Voice Implodes
09-18-2005, 11:17 PM
how to be goth.

http://costumesbypattijo.com/goth/turning_goth_guy_lg.jpg

http://costumesbypattijo.com/goth/turning_goth_girl_lg.jpg

ryan patrick
09-19-2005, 12:01 AM
Originally posted by relaxor!
Mahavishnu Orchestra and the name dropping of Bitches Brew and other Miles Davis jazzes.

no,,

bitches brew is out. that old thing?

herbie hancock is in.

DeadSwan
09-19-2005, 12:39 AM
fuck everyone in this tread...none of you even went to art school.

DeviousJ
09-19-2005, 06:08 AM
Hip's no hep

I'm Hardcore
09-19-2005, 06:11 AM
Originally posted by DeadSwan
fuck everyone in this tread...none of you even went to art school.

what, like Franz Ferdinand did??


/fags

SnicketyStar
09-19-2005, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by DeadSwan
fuck everyone in this tread...none of you even went to art school.

shh. don't you know? art school is so hip it's unhip and you're not supposed to tell anyone. ;)

this thread gives me migraines. migraines are very 2003.

Rockin' Cherub
09-20-2005, 09:41 AM
not making threads like this is and will always be hip.

Best Looking Boy
09-20-2005, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by relaxor!
Mahavishnu Orchestra and the name dropping of Bitches Brew and other Miles Davis jazzes. bitches brew and miles davis are far past hip these days.

Egadsman
09-20-2005, 05:37 PM
Originally posted by Best Looking Boy
bitches brew and miles davis are far past hip these days.

Yeah, and Mahavishnu Orchestra is also in Border's Essentials bin.

DeadSwan
09-20-2005, 09:04 PM
is it ever hip to like classical music

i really love it lately

Egadsman
09-20-2005, 09:20 PM
If by "classical" you actually mean "minimalism".

Best Looking Boy
09-22-2005, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by Egadsman


Yeah, and Mahavishnu Orchestra is also in Border's Essentials bin. i wasn't even going to touch that one.

Aeris Hilton
09-22-2005, 05:56 PM
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Aeris Hilton
09-22-2005, 06:05 PM
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mono
09-23-2005, 03:17 AM
Good call, sausagegut!