Thursday, May 27, 2004

why hip people can be so annoying

Hipsters CAN be annoying sometimes. Especially those prone to making statements to show off how hip they are and how much they know about stuff, when in fact their "opinions" are actually ripped off or informed by another so called "hipster" who happen to write for a "hip" magazine like CMJ, UNCUT, SPIN, Q, ROLLING STONE, etc.

I read a letter in the KLUE letters page where a so called hipster name drops Franz Ferdinand and The Zutons among others to ridicule some fellah who disagreed with a KLUE review on the Incubus gig (BTW, I don't like Incubus that much either). I wasn't at the gig, so I don't know who's right or wrong (because I don't like Incubus that much, see?). But don't you think that before you make statements or drop names like that you should've at least explored enough music or whatever your field of choice is before you do make some sort of statement? I know that Franz Ferdinand is THE band to like right now (for hipsters lah. For us normal people, there's always Incubus and Linkin' Park, he he), but I always hear hipsters say that they sound like The Strokes, when what I most associate them with is Orange Juice (remember that band, with Edwyn Collins?) and the rest of the Postcard Records gang like the Nectarine No. 9 (and believe me, I very rarely hear or maybe have never even heard any of these "hipsters" pronounce their love for the Postcard gang). So why the sudden change? Because hipsters are sheep too (maybe a little bit more informed sheep) and I am the LAW!! And to say that you think The Zutons is IT, don't you think that you should've at least listened to the one of those Nuggets compilations and at least know who The Seeds, Count Five or The Nazz are? I know I'm doing some name dropping myself, but then, I am the LAW!

So guys, remember, do your research. Then you can brag and show off like me. Tomorrow or next week, we will start our lesson on the history and splendor of the cinema, maybe some music too if teacher feels like it. Until then my flock of sheep, adios....


Idlan said...

Ramai apa Hipsters around.. Incubus holds a concert in Malaysia, suddenly everyone is an Incubus fan; everyone tries to claim for how long they've been listening to Incubus, and how they know the life history of the lead singer (whom I also don't know because like you, I'm not an Incubus fan pun); and how many of their songs they know by heart.

Then, after the concert is over, everyone chucks the Incubus CD out of the window and revert back to their staple diets of the Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey and [insert random American Idol name here].


Dazed and Confused Ili said...

oh... saya tidak hip rupanya...

sudah tgk pontianak kah?

Idlan said...

Awak tidak hip kah?

Saya hip.

Saya chenta Franz Ferdinand. Dia adik Rio Ferdinand, kan?