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yogarfield - 2015-05-21


EvilHomer - 2015-05-21


EvilHomer - 2015-05-21

For a moment, I thought miracles could happen. But then I remembered that this is real life, and miracles don't exist.

EvilHomer - 2015-05-21

I did this for them last week:


Fat lot of good it did.

This year is probably the worst I've seen the contest overall. Aside from PKN, there's really only one other band I'm interested in (UK); everything else is just bland, boring crap. And not the funny crap, either, not the so-bad-you-love-to-watch-the-train-wreck crap that usually brightens up Eurovision.

I've come to expect a certain level of quality from Eurovision. Normally, there's maybe three or four actually good bands with actually good songs, and then a half-dozen or more bands that are so kitschy and terrible you cannot help but love them. The rest of the contest is padded out with instantly-forgettable, middle-of-the-road pap, one of which usually winds up winning (because let's face it, with the exception of Lordi and possibly ABBA, Europeans as a group have the worst taste of anyone). But this year, it's all fucking padding. None of it's any good, but none of it's so-bad-it's-good, either. It's the worst kind of bad.

infinite zest - 2015-05-21

This is the band from the group home for people with developmental disabilities who decided to start a punk rock band, is it not? I haven't seen the movie yet or listened to much of their music, but they embody the spirit of punk more than anything since the mid-70s for me anyway. So, whatever this is, go these guys.

EvilHomer - 2015-05-21

Yeah, this is the one. I don't know if they were all from the same group home - the young guy, the drummer, lives at home with his mom IIRC - but that's pretty much what they are. The perfect embodiment of punk music.

( http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=141793 for the people who haven't seen it)

They were one of the bookies' favorites to win, but lost, badly, at the semi-finals the other day. It's horse shit - HORSE SHIT - but they're too cool for Eurovision and too punk to care, so what-the-fucking-ever.

On the plus side, they're pals with Lordi, so even though they got sent home, they're all set for a successful music career!

infinite zest - 2015-05-21

Oh shit, that's what's going on? Boooooooooo! Oh well, REAL punks don't give a fuck about these things. It's like American Idol. Chances are you hear more from the runners up than you do from the actual winner. This year it came down to a very charismatic girl and guy (think punk rock girl and "indie" guy respectively,) and then two dudebros who beat them out, who were basically like clones of each other. That's because I'm guessing at least 75% of people who actually vote on those things are girls, who like the bland sort of Nickelback shit that invades the radio, and don't go for creativity. One of the dudebros won, but dollars to donuts you won't hear much from him vs. the runners up.

EvilHomer - 2015-05-21

>>Chances are you hear more from the runners up than you do from the actual winner.

Well, sometimes. I'm not really if you EVER hear anything from Eurovision bands again, winners or losers, aside from ABBA of course, and possibly Lordi (although Lordi was already a thing prior to entering Eurovision). Typically the really good bands place between fifth and fifteenth place in the finals, but PKN isn't even going to the finals, so shit on Eurovision. :(

There haven't been many punk rock bands in the contest. A few semi-punky bands, but I think the closest they got was probably Ireland 2009: Black Daisy, a Go-Gos style grrl group (easily one of my top five EV songs of all time). Black Daisy got knocked out in the semi-finals, too, so I guess that just goes to further illustrate what a fucking joke the voting process is.

It's nice to hear Perrti's answer, though. Very punk, and it shows how down-to-earth and not taken in by the bullshit they are. I imagine PKN are probably upset, but they have a healthy attitude and are clearly tougher than your average band, so I don't feel too bad for them. I just feel bad for the audience who's gonna have to sit through the rest of the contest.

infinite zest - 2015-05-21

Yeah. Two of my friends have been on shows like this, one of which made it to the final episode of Rockstar Supernova, but the other one was eliminated pretty early. And it was just weird because the latter is not what you'd consider mainstream, unless you consider bands like Tobacco or Radiohead mainstream, and you have to sing songs like Neil Young or Leonard Cohen like they're some undiscovered musical treasure, as well as participate in dumb reality TV antics. Had he gone all the way, I'm not sure if he'd be accepted back into his normal circle. In the former's case, well she's a fucking diva and doesn't give a fuck. I still watched the rest of it, much like I watch American Idol and The Voice and whatever's on (I don't have cable at work) but I think that in both cases what happened was for the best. Like, on the final episode of American Idol, Jax absolutely killed it with Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, and I was never even a big Aerosmith fan. It was more memorable than anything else I've seen on that show, and she's pretty much set for life now. Sometimes Warhol's right; those 15 minutes of fame are often better than 2 hours of sitting around waiting for people to text in their votes.

infinite zest - 2015-05-22

I just noticed dude's shirt. Whatever Eurovision is, it is probably for cunts anyway.

infinite zest - 2015-05-22

I also just noticed your link. That is awesome, as usual. I've mentioned it before, but I'd like to help "manage" a punk or metal band for those about to rock, but maybe need a little support. Unfortunately the name Autistic Youth is taken, by a foursome of autistic dudes. And they fucking rock.

EvilHomer - 2015-05-22

Autishre, HOTism, Joe Spectrummer, Spergie and the Black-Eyed Autistics, Autie By Nature...?

infinite zest - 2015-05-22

Oh yeah, I got that job at the cuddling place.

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