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Old 01-24-2009, 02:55 PM   #61
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I agree with Laz that meeting in a large group alleviates a little bit of the pressure. And, thanks, Laz, for the kind works, big shuttlecock.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:21 PM   #62
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Surprisingly, NSW, I am going to the show all by my lonesome! In a shocking turn of events, I only know two people, in the flesh, who like Los Campesinos!. One of them, a good friend, lives in Los Angeles; he won't exactly be flying out, for this one. The other, my girl, currently lives in Buenos Aires. In yet another shocking turn, she won't be flying to Chicago to see the band, either. My other friends are all idiots. Kinda sucks, doesn't it? I feel like a lot of the poseur-hipster types that'll probably be drawn to a major metropolitan Los Campesinos! show are going to be exactly the kinds of people from whom one might need some insulation. Here's hoping, right?

So, I guess I'm saying that your "strength in numbers" thinking is probably a good line of thought. I know that these fans-meet-up things oftentimes do feel a bit "exclusive," if you will, because doesn't it always seem like one person is having to introduce himself or herself to a whole group of people who already seem to know one another? It's a strange dynamic which endlessly fascinates me. It's just awkward by definition, really, and the main reason why I, too, have avoided "organized" U2 fans since the PopMart tour.

Where does this all leave me, then? Well, I guess in more or less the same spot I already was, but with a bit more to think about, and a few more tweaked perspectives to consider. Laz, Wire pre-dated my own internet access, so I was never involved, but...well, I feel your pain, regarding those kinds of posts which you mentioned. I'll say only that there's a reason why I don't ever actually spend any time in EYKIW or WTAHAN, or even a lot of the "big" band threads in here, and that it's a reason with which you are probably familiar. I don't know what it is, and maybe I'm even a bit confused or concerned about why it all bothers me so, but that sort of attitude (even toward my all-time favorite, non-The Beatles band) just.....ugh. It don't sit too well, that's all.

That said, NSW, I will be the dude who looks like he lived overseas and is flying solo, that night. You wanna holler at me (or at somebody who looks like me, which'd clearly be better/more hilarious), by all means go ahead. You sound like a straight shooter, more or less. You punch me in the face, though, and I'll get buck wild on your bitch ass. Make no mistake.

Oh. And if I could follow Los Campesinos! around the world, you'd better believe me that I would. Easily my favorite band in the world, right now. Ever since that second video was completed for "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives"/"You! Me! Dancing!," something has just been clicking. It almost scares me how much I love and believe in this band. Gotta be a first-ever, for me--my top two records of the year by the same act! Crazy! Not even the almighty SFA can compete. Call me ignorant or stupid, but I'm happy.
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IYS, your Los Camp! love is contagious and SFA is really the only other current band that is sounds so effortlessly joyous.

I'm totally bummed their tour isn't coming far enough West, but maybe they'll add dates.

And their albums were #1 and #3 for me, with SM/Jicks in the middle.

I wonder if we should have had this Interference meet-up discussion in the Shuttlecock thread, where more people could have commented. Oh well. I wish you luck on your potential meeting with NSW. To be on the safe side, please keep this information in mind:

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Personally, I would only want to meet up with people from here at a show if I wasn't going with anyone I knew.
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I was just going to post in the "Shuttlecock" thread, "WTF is this shit, and who are you people?" No idea why it's here. Seems like a chat thread...? Anyway, if you think it's a good idea and you wouldn't mind making the copypasta, then, by all means, go right ahead. I'd love to hear some opinions, if that's where they're at.
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It's a shame I don't know anyone at Swarthmore, otherwise I'd try to get a ticket to the Los Campesinos! show there in February.
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The idea behind Shuttlecock was to have a thread in Bang & Clatter where we could talk about U2 (the new album, specifically) without having to deal with all the yahoos in EYKIW. I thought we should have a fake band name to keep it secret, and to avoid getting shut down in case a U2 thread wasn't allowed.

Thus, Shuttlecock was born.

It quickly devolved into changing U2 album/song titles and lyrics (my fault) so they featured Badminton references, but mostly just substituting the word "cock" in for something.

Sicy thought we just had some insane chat thread going on, and after explaining ourselves, she let us keep it, though we've been asked to try and stay on topic, which has been partially successful.
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Surprisingly, NSW, I am going to the show all by my lonesome! In a shocking turn of events, I only know two people, in the flesh, who like Los Campesinos!. One of them, a good friend, lives in Los Angeles; he won't exactly be flying out, for this one. The other, my girl, currently lives in Buenos Aires. In yet another shocking turn, she won't be flying to Chicago to see the band, either. My other friends are all idiots. Kinda sucks, doesn't it? I feel like a lot of the poseur-hipster types that'll probably be drawn to a major metropolitan Los Campesinos! show are going to be exactly the kinds of people from whom one might need some insulation. Here's hoping, right?

So, I guess I'm saying that your "strength in numbers" thinking is probably a good line of thought. I know that these fans-meet-up things oftentimes do feel a bit "exclusive," if you will, because doesn't it always seem like one person is having to introduce himself or herself to a whole group of people who already seem to know one another? It's a strange dynamic which endlessly fascinates me. It's just awkward by definition, really, and the main reason why I, too, have avoided "organized" U2 fans since the PopMart tour.

Where does this all leave me, then? Well, I guess in more or less the same spot I already was, but with a bit more to think about, and a few more tweaked perspectives to consider. Laz, Wire pre-dated my own internet access, so I was never involved, but...well, I feel your pain, regarding those kinds of posts which you mentioned. I'll say only that there's a reason why I don't ever actually spend any time in EYKIW or WTAHAN, or even a lot of the "big" band threads in here, and that it's a reason with which you are probably familiar. I don't know what it is, and maybe I'm even a bit confused or concerned about why it all bothers me so, but that sort of attitude (even toward my all-time favorite, non-The Beatles band) just.....ugh. It don't sit too well, that's all.

That said, NSW, I will be the dude who looks like he lived overseas and is flying solo, that night. You wanna holler at me (or at somebody who looks like me, which'd clearly be better/more hilarious), by all means go ahead. You sound like a straight shooter, more or less. You punch me in the face, though, and I'll get buck wild on your bitch ass. Make no mistake.

Oh. And if I could follow Los Campesinos! around the world, you'd better believe me that I would. Easily my favorite band in the world, right now. Ever since that second video was completed for "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives"/"You! Me! Dancing!," something has just been clicking. It almost scares me how much I love and believe in this band. Gotta be a first-ever, for me--my top two records of the year by the same act! Crazy! Not even the almighty SFA can compete. Call me ignorant or stupid, but I'm happy.
I've made some posts lately lamenting the fact that I can barely enjoy my favorite band on a fucking web site dedicated to the band. And, again, this is the only site of its kind I post on. You'll not see me on a Yankee or Steeler web site, or a fucking Scorcese or DDL site, or a Gene Wolfe or Steinbeck site. This is it, and yet I cannot even really converse about the band too often. That's why the Shuttlecock thread, up and down as it has been in regards to staying on topic, has been a bit of a relief for me. Everyone in there is pretty cool and pretty sane, at least as it pertains to their U2 fandom.

I've hung out with just one interlander one-on-one, and it was after meeting him in a group setting....and it was at a hockey game, so it was easy to just watch and bullshit during commercial breaks, etc.

I am really looking forward to this show, IYS. There are maybe 4-5 bands I've been pointed towards via interference that I really learned to love, and Los Campesinos are one of them. Very infectious stuff, and I'm sure that it's going to translate well Live. I suspect that I'll be one the oldest idiots at the concert, but, I'm learning to live with that.

Believe me, it would crack me up to look at some dude and decide it was you, and ask "Are you If You Shout??" only to have the guy look at me like I was fucking nuts.

Lastly, I'm nothing if not a straight shooter, just so you know. There's no time for bullshit in my life, be it on this site or in my real life.
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Lastly, I'm nothing if not a straight shooter, just so you know. There's no time for bullshit in my life, be it on this site or in my real life.
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Go!
Breathe easy...

Your hands will remain empty, when you have stopped clutching at straws.
Cling to bad memories, forget all the insufferable bores.
No-one matters.
No-one matters.
No-one cares.

He whispered,
"Oh my God, this really is a joy to behold."
Thought he said, "It's a joy to be held," so I held him too close.
It was a grave mistake.
He never came back, again.

I'm not saying there's good in none of this
Miserabilia to show the kids.
I'm not saying that you're responsible.
Miserabilia for one, for all.

I've spend too much time on my knees next to urinals in garish Mexican restaurants,
sobbing into my warm, pale palms for a better understanding of my dietary requirements.

I've cried on ashen floors of working men's clubs--
'96, '98, 2000,
2002!
2004!
Oh, my God! Oh, my God! When will it end?


We got nostalgic, ended up filling shoe boxes with vomit.
Collected scabs in lockets, hung them 'round our necks like nooses.
None of it mattered.
None of it matters.
Nobody cared.

I'm not saying there's good in none of this
Miserabilia to show the kids.
I'm not saying that you're responsible.
Miserabilia for one, for all.

I have broken down into the naked breasts of a newly ex- (no dignity),
and I can only guess that she thinks about it, when she touches herself.

Shout at the world, because the world doesn't love you!
Lower yourself, because you know that you'll have to!
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:03 AM   #71
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Fount this explanation on another forum. Hilarious and strangely perfect:

"I've cried on ashen floors of working men's clubs
96, 98, 2000, 2002, 2004
Oh my god, will it end?"

england defeats in major football tournaments! gareth's a massive football fanatic, used to post about the band on a football forum i was on back in 2005 when LC! started.

that's just that part, the theme is self-explanatory.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:49 AM   #72
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They're playing on the opening day of Coachella (Friday, April 17), in case anybody's interested.
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Fucking bullshit if they don't play a show in L.A.
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Big Grin

Bought it today with the DVD and all for under $10 on the used rack. It wasn't used, but a promo copy never used.
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Bought it today with the DVD and all for under $10 on the used rack. It wasn't used, but a promo copy never used.
Define "promo," good sir or madam! I'd be willing to purchase it off of you, if it's in any way promotionally special!
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