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Old 10-29-2015, 05:52 PM   #31
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a closer comparion to vampire weekend would be talking heads and not the police

david byrne said he consciously tried to not sing like a black man.

just something to think about
I actually thought he is singing like a black man on many songs on Speaking In Tongues. So I was thinking the opposite about Byrne.

Also Ezra and Sting both use corny Jamaican accents on some of their more tropical sounding songs. It's not hard to connect the dots between V.W. and the Police at times.

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Old 10-29-2015, 06:17 PM   #32
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I mean it was just a random example

Just saying there are a lot of bands that don't fall into the category of really being calculated. I'm not even saying whether it's a good or bad thing it's just different
Do you seriously believe there was nothing calculated about the Ramones?

 
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:20 PM   #33
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The whole matching leather jackets and matching haircuts thing kind of makes it obvious that the Ramones were very calculating.

 
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:21 PM   #34
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there is no such thing as not being calculating. if you are uncalculated then you have calculated to not be calculated.

 
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:21 PM   #35
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wtf, is calculated even a word? calculated. calculated. calculated. cal cu lated.

 
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:24 PM   #36
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i ahve to say i was annoyed by my usage of it. There's a better word for what i meant.

 
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:38 AM   #37
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I actually thought he is singing like a black man on many songs on Speaking In Tongues. So I was thinking the opposite about Byrne.

Also Ezra and Sting both use corny Jamaican accents on some of their more tropical sounding songs. It's not hard to connect the dots between V.W. and the Police at times.
I had never thought about V.W. being Caribbean or anything like the police, but now that I think about it, I guess they are.

It's true that they're a bunch of rich white boys appropriating black music, but at least it sounds good, you know? I know lots of guys locally in New Zealand who have tried and it sounds fucking terrible. If it doesn't sound terrible, don't complain.

 
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:47 PM   #38
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/social justice exacted

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:03 AM   #39
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wtf, is calculated even a word? calculated. calculated. calculated. cal cu lated.
cho co late

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:53 AM   #40
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I had never thought about V.W. being Caribbean or anything like the police, but now that I think about it, I guess they are.

It's true that they're a bunch of rich white boys appropriating black music, but at least it sounds good, you know? I know lots of guys locally in New Zealand who have tried and it sounds fucking terrible. If it doesn't sound terrible, don't complain.
It doesn't sound good. At least with Talking Heads it was more or less a tribute to worldbeat, Vampire Weekend is just shit all around.

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 04:22 PM   #41
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In the summer, drinking Horchata
Look down your glasses at that aranciata

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Old 11-04-2015, 06:21 PM   #42
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I think the whole upper class Ivy League image was played up by the band as a joke. Either way, the guys are top notch songwriters. Great melodies and instrumentation.
no.

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 06:53 PM   #43
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ah they're fun and it's good workout music, I don't think they're going down in western music's hall of fame as groundbreakers or anything.

I mean helloooo you are posting at an sp website with ninsp as a username so I'm thinking you're not some paragon of good taste or whatever, to be judging vw as shitty

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:01 PM   #44
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I think the whole upper class Ivy League image was played up by the band as a joke. Either way, the guys are top notch songwriters. Great melodies and instrumentation.
its funny to me how contempuous you are of intellectual pretention but youll pretend its a joke because of great melodies

VW and decembrists should go on the DOUCHEY LIBERAL ARTS GRAD WORLD TOUR feat comedyfrom dmitry martin

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:06 PM   #45
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lol I like Demetri Martin sometimes

I viscerally hate the decemberists though

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:51 PM   #46
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wow dmitri martin is hard to watch

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:19 PM   #47
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I've seen a lot worse. He basically does 1960s style Mitch hedberg humor.

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:47 PM   #48
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it's not that his material is bad, it's more that it's not completely funny and I feel like he's talking down to me the whole time

kinda makes me wonder, now that I type it out, if those would be netpho's main complaints about me.

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:18 PM   #49
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I've seen a lot worse. He basically does 1960s style Mitch hedberg humor.
if mitch wss a liberal arts honor student maybe

he just radiates that front of the class arent i clever smugness

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:21 PM   #50
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so does colin melloy with his dumb super obscure russian history reference band name and bitching about stubbs not having mojitos look not everyone stocks mint, jesus dude

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:26 PM   #51
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it's not that obscure a reference


his band fucking sucks though

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:28 PM   #52
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if mitch wss a liberal arts honor student maybe

he just radiates that front of the class arent i clever smugness
yeah, plus with the "when I was at law school" "i went to law school" "my friends at law school" "i didn't finish law school" "the socratic method at law school" I kinda feel like just shut up about law school already

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:43 PM   #53
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[quote=redbreegull;4231835]it's not that obscure a reference/QUOTE]

yeah everybody knows about a failed coup of a czar in 1820, not just ppl who have studied imperial russia

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:47 PM   #54
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it's not that obscure a reference/QUOTE]

yeah everybody knows about a failed coup of a czar in 1820, not just ppl who have studied imperial russia
on a scale of 1 to obscure I give it a 5.

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:07 PM   #55
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yeah, plus with the "when I was at law school" "i went to law school" "my friends at law school" "i didn't finish law school" "the socratic method at law school" I kinda feel like just shut up about law school already
i like how he thinks he accomplished something by dropping out of law school

i also like how hes 35 and doing the same schtick

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:24 PM   #56
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I've never really given Vampire Weekend much of a chance... Maybe I haven't checked out the right stuff.

Can anyone give a me a few of the universally agreed upon best songs to check out on Youtube?

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:36 PM   #57
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it's like Paul Simon found a time machine

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:37 PM   #58
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The falsetto is very nice, for a rock band though. they get props for that. from me.

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:43 PM   #59
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nawwwww live version

 
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:45 PM   #60
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it's like Paul Simon found a time machine
no kidding this pretty much straight up copies the graceland sound

 
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