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Aug 7, 2011, 08:37 PM
 
I accidentally watched a video by someone called "Rebecca Black". Somebody please kill me. Please. Pretty please. Or at least lend me some knitting needles so I never have to hear it again.

I didn't even know it was possible to use Autotune that badly. And believe me, I've tried.

Now I see why everyone's complaining about the music industry.

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Originally Posted by residentEvil View Post
where is that macnn timeline pic?
WHY DIDN'T YOU WARN ME???!??!!?
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Aug 7, 2011, 09:02 PM
 
What is the name of all that's pure and clean is a "Glee"??
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Aug 7, 2011, 09:07 PM
 
Ah, the bit where you put an "a" before the name of a current pop culture phenomenon to proudly display how badass you are, e.g. "I know what a Bieber is."
     
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Aug 7, 2011, 09:09 PM
 
A show that hires the top paying "singers" to be part of a hs singing club.
     
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Aug 7, 2011, 09:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Ah, the bit where you put an "a" before the name of a current pop culture phenomenon to proudly display how badass you are, e.g. "I know what a Bieber is."
Ah, the bit where you shit on everyone's fun by being lame.
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Aug 7, 2011, 09:50 PM
 
Lame-i-nar?
     
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Aug 7, 2011, 10:06 PM
 
I liked Laminar pretty well in Superbad, I have to admit...

     
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Aug 7, 2011, 10:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
What is the name of all that's pure and clean is a "Glee"??
I too have so far avoid this "Glee" completely, except as I fast forward through the shows that are cool, I have seen the the flash frames of the commercials. Looks about as lame as could possibly be.
     
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Aug 8, 2011, 03:13 AM
 
I don't want to get into an argument because I'm not good at it, but you should give Glee a chance. It really is a great show. Season 2 was not as good as season 1, but if you've ever been put down, picked on, and you happen to like music even a little bit, you will like this show. It's funny, sweet, and has a lot of heart. And the musical performances aren't half bad. I still get chills from "Don't Stop Believin'". Give it a shot, you may like it!

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Aug 8, 2011, 09:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by ibook_steve View Post
I don't want to get into an argument because I'm not good at it, but you should give Glee a chance. It really is a great show. Season 2 was not as good as season 1, but if you've ever been put down, picked on, and you happen to like music even a little bit, you will like this show. It's funny, sweet, and has a lot of heart. And the musical performances aren't half bad. I still get chills from "Don't Stop Believin'". Give it a shot, you may like it!

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Aug 8, 2011, 09:46 AM
 
Rebecca Black makes my braincells bleed.
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Aug 8, 2011, 10:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by ibook_steve View Post
And the musical performances aren't half bad
This is correct. They are wholly bad.

Overproduced, auto-tuned, plastic, passionless elevator muzak travesties of the original songs which in many cases are excellent songs. Don't Stop Believing being a perfect case in point.
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Aug 8, 2011, 10:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
I accidentally watched a video by someone called "Rebecca Black". Somebody please kill me.
Well, this is a timely thread. Watch out for that ****** meme that just turned up.
     
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Aug 8, 2011, 11:10 AM
 
Have you guys seen All Your Base or Zombo Com?

Those are awesome!!!

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Aug 8, 2011, 11:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
Well, this is a timely thread. Watch out for that ****** meme that just turned up.
Well forgive me for not being lame enough to be glued to a computer in North America.
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Aug 8, 2011, 11:39 AM
 

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Aug 8, 2011, 11:44 AM
 
The only thing that will make you feel better - especially when you find yourself humming "Fri-day, Fri-dayyyy" this week - is to look up the video for Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon's rendition with the Roots et al.

It's truly one of the greatest re-makes of all time.

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Aug 8, 2011, 12:23 PM
 
Of course, if you want to make Rebecca Black sound good, you should watch this:
‪Cher Lloyd - Swagger Jagger‬‏ - YouTube
Don't say you weren't warned.
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Aug 8, 2011, 02:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Of course, if you want to make Rebecca Black sound good, you should watch this:
‪Cher Lloyd - Swagger Jagger‬‏ - YouTube
Don't say you weren't warned.
No kidding. That's gonna leave a mark.
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Aug 8, 2011, 03:42 PM
 
What's with that chorus? Jeez. At least the "verse" was kind of fun, what with that nasal synth thing and the whomping beat. But that jesus****arghnoplease.
     
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Aug 8, 2011, 04:26 PM
 
Horrible.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Aug 8, 2011, 04:43 PM
 
Interestingly, the very weekend that this Swagger Jagger thing reaches number one in the singles charts, London breaks out in riots. Coincidence? I think not.
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Aug 8, 2011, 04:55 PM
 
Did anyone catch the Stephen Colbert rendition of the song on Jimmy Fallon? That was great stuff, and for charity too!
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Originally Posted by DevHunt View Post
Did anyone catch the Stephen Colbert rendition of the song on Jimmy Fallon? That was great stuff, and for charity too!
Yes, I loved it!
     
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Aug 8, 2011, 06:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
No, it's terrible. This coming from someone that's been a "supportive" husband and sat through a couple seasons.
I guess we know who wears the pants.

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Aug 8, 2011, 07:10 PM
 

Slick shoes?! Are you crazy?!
     
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Aug 8, 2011, 10:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
I guess we know who wears the pants.
Personally, I like it best when I am not wearing pants around my wife. See what I did there?
     
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Aug 9, 2011, 08:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Interestingly, the very weekend that this Swagger Jagger thing reaches number one in the singles charts, London breaks out in riots. Coincidence? I think not.
Ha ha ha ha Swagger Jagger isn't number one at any singles charts, right? You're kidding. Good one!

Oh ... no. NO.

(my brain just vomited)

On a side note, looking up swagger jagger on the net, I find this; the first definition being quite obvious:

1. Swagger Jagger.

A shit, pointless song with stupid lyrics made by Cher Lloyd.

Me: You heard that song Swagger Jagger?
You: Yeah, it's ****ing shit.

2. Swagger Jagger

A word used to describe the act of a prostitute receiving triple penetration during group sex. Common phrase used in Gypsy/Traveler culture.


Ah now the lyrics make sense to me!
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Aug 9, 2011, 08:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
2. Swagger Jagger

A word used to describe the act of a prostitute receiving triple penetration during group sex. Common phrase used in Gypsy/Traveler culture.[/i]

Ah now the lyrics make sense to me!
Bizarre. The Lloyd creature is actually a pikey.
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Aug 9, 2011, 09:28 AM
 
Never heard of her, but that's just god-awful.
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Aug 9, 2011, 12:07 PM
 
"Friday"

Hey, at least she can read a calendar.

You need a brain scrubber. In particular, one that go back in time and scrub this before it became old news.
     
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Aug 10, 2011, 06:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
I accidentally watched a video by someone called "Rebecca Black". Somebody please kill me. Please. Pretty please. Or at least lend me some knitting needles so I never have to hear it again.

I didn't even know it was possible to use Autotune that badly. And believe me, I've tried.

Now I see why everyone's complaining about the music industry.

That is all.
Hitler didn't like it either:

‪Hitler's reaction after hearing Rebecca Black's "Friday"‬‏ - YouTube
What, me worry?
     
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Aug 10, 2011, 06:11 PM
 
Excellent irony:

"Dieses Video ist in deinem Land nicht verfügbar. Das tut uns leid."

("this video is not available in your country. We are sorry."
     
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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
I didn't even know it was possible to use Autotune that badly.
I didn't know it was possible to use Autotune in a good way.
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Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
I didn't know it was possible to use Autotune in a good way.
You can find anything on the inter webs!

Top 10 Auto-Tune Songs - The Best Uses of Auto-Tune in Pop Music
     
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Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
I didn't know it was possible to use Autotune in a good way.
I'll defy anyone to actually realise I've used it when I use it.

What you hear when you think of "Autotune" is a lazy way of using it which is "hard-quantizing" the pitch.
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Aug 10, 2011, 09:24 PM
 
Why not just learn how to sing?
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Aug 11, 2011, 12:27 AM
 
Oh snap. I just found out what a "shawty" is.

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Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Why not just learn how to sing?
Sh*t, that's like work, dawg.
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Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Why not just learn how to sing?
You know that even Pavarotti has been corrected in the studio, right?

Besides, learning to sing usually involves being bossed around by a fat woman for months on end. If that's your idea of a good time then go for it - each to his own.
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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
You know that even Pavarotti has been corrected in the studio, right?

Besides, learning to sing usually involves being bossed around by a fat woman for months on end. If that's your idea of a good time then go for it - each to his own.

I understand avoiding to learn how to sing, but I can't think of an artist that was withstood the test of time and produced more than a hit or two that wasn't interested in growing and getting better at what they do. Can you?
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I understand avoiding to learn how to sing, but I can't think of an artist that was withstood the test of time and produced more than a hit or two that wasn't interested in growing and getting better at what they do. Can you?
     
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Aug 11, 2011, 02:42 AM
 
That depends on what it is they "do" — i. e. what's actually selling them.

Madonna didn't actually take real singing lessons until she needed them for Evita (which is a shame, because she got so much better, and "Ray of Light" could have benefited enormously). She'd already had almost twenty years of career by then.
     
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Aug 11, 2011, 05:06 AM
 
Its not always an amazing singing voice that does it but stars that stick around longer tend to have some genuine talent beyond just looking pretty and appearing to be able to hold a tune. These kinds of stars seem to be getting rarer and rarer however.
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Originally Posted by Bessie via Brass
I understand avoiding to learn how to sing, but I can't think of an artist that was withstood the test of time and produced more than a hit or two that wasn't interested in growing and getting better at what they do. Can you?
Rolling Stones. AC/DC. Pavarotti. Eric Clapton.

Scratch that. Most of them actually. When you're pro and not *cough* experimental *cough*, you hit a plateau where you don't need to improve and you start getting diminishing returns if you try to.

Of course, if you're a jazz player, you can always improve your customer service when someone complains about their burger.
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