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General / Re: Things that make you cry
« Last post by Jon on Today at 07:52 AM »
i think car seat headrest defines what it feels like to grow up 'weird' in the 21st century. nervous, self-glorifyingly shy, downloading music, talking to friends on the internet all night. every time i've heard a contemporary artist try to summarize what it's like to grow up i find it pretty contrived and  condescending ("We are the New Americana" or "We Are Young") and it rarely gets into the specifics of life like car seat does. i think it shows that modern music has the potential to be about current modern things that matter (that aren't necessarily about the rights/oppression of black people, heh

maybe what im trying to say is that there are things about this era that music hasnt fully explored (fetishes, forum discussions, online dating, idk heh) maybe that's a little exciting to me.

i dont really enjoy my own answer personally, i guess i need to think of better answers. sorry. neither of thse artists are really era defining a nirvana sense, i just feel like theyre doing relatively newish things (car seat's modern lyrical focus, for oneohtrix he has this post-electronic dance music aesthetic, he sounds like hes making new genres on his new album alot of the time heh) and i hope people follow them. ok, none of this answer was good. goodbye!

on second thought, i think that death grips would also be an acceptable answer. they're sort of the first 'meme band', which is a pretty modern thing
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General / Re: Things that make you cry
« Last post by Bamyasi on Today at 06:41 AM »
What are those guys defining though? What artistic gaps would you say they're filling? This isn't a rhetorical question.

we won't know until we're dead
I don't know if I agree with that. 2001: A Space Odyssey came out a year before we faked the moon landing you know, Serial Experiments Lain a year before Y2K. We shouldn't deprive ourselves deciding what's important and God save us if it's Undertale.
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General / Re: Things that make you cry
« Last post by Jon on Today at 02:57 AM »
What, might I ask, is this generation defining? It seems like we're too busy commenting on stuff to say anything original. There isn't a single work of fiction or art I feel has even come close to capturing the zeitgeist of the  21st century. The entire millennium is up for grabs.

if thats the case that gives me hope. even if it aint the case thats not a bad mentality to have perhaps.


for what its worth the things ive consumed recently that i feel sum up the current gen it would be garden of delete by oneohtrix and car seat headrest (kinda). maybe these are poor answers cuz theyre kinda niche but they blew my mind
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General / Re: Things that make you cry
« Last post by rtil on Today at 02:27 AM »
we won't know until we're dead
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General / Re: Things that make you cry
« Last post by Bamyasi on Yesterday at 09:50 PM »
Aside from that.
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General / Re: Things that make you cry
« Last post by ExBerian on Yesterday at 08:06 PM »
What, might I ask, is this generation defining? It seems like we're too busy commenting on stuff to say anything original. There isn't a single work of fiction or art I feel has even come close to capturing the zeitgeist of the  21st century. The entire millennium is up for grabs.
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General / Re: Things that make you cry
« Last post by Bamyasi on Yesterday at 01:33 PM »
What, might I ask, is this generation defining? It seems like we're too busy commenting on stuff to say anything original. There isn't a single work of fiction or art I feel has even come close to capturing the zeitgeist of the  21st century. The entire millennium is up for grabs.
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The Gallery / Re: INK
« Last post by slack on Yesterday at 11:37 AM »
they recommend that you just keep the area from getting dry, i use aquaphor, but simple unscented lotion will do. only have to do that for a week or two, and also use sunscreen as needed.

and yeah, i did get them all done at the same place, i dont have any complaints about the colored tattoos but all my tattoos are less than a year old so i dont really know about long-term fading
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General / Re: Things that make you cry
« Last post by ExBerian on February 27, 2017 10:50 PM »
That kind of depression/pain sometimes fuels the best kind of artistic creativity/escapism.
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General / Re: Things that make you cry
« Last post by Jon on February 27, 2017 09:29 AM »
I get kinda of sad when I see people fill the artistic gaps that I feel like I saw before them, but I didnt because I didn't want to try hard enough to learn how to beat them to punch, I guess. It's like they're saying it before me, theyre defining what's inside me, this generation. I think I have that seasonal thing Yvonne was talking about earlier. It feels like a post teen mid life crisis. Whatever it is it's got me learning guitar and writing poetry and working harder than I ever have. I thank and I fear it and want to kill it. Sorry. I hope I can articulate it artistically someday before someone else does. In my heart I know people feel the same.
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