Nooooo! Shrug it off! People don’t even know what that means anymore, they use it for everything the same way they use “literally”.
Yeah, I suppose you’re right, and the incorrect use of “literally” annoys me to no end as well! But still, I equate the term “hipster” to mean “judgmental and pretentious”, rather than a person who dresses a certain way or enjoys certain things. To me, it has a lot more to do with a refusal to be humble.
As a person who legitimately devotes life to learning any and all information about music (eight years of band, a handful of college classes on music theory and history, a year of throwing house shows, a year of working at a record store, several years of writing about bands professionally, etc.), above all else, I have learned that passing judgment on others for the things they enjoy is never okay. No person’s tastes are more evolved or more “correct” than others. If a person has a preconceived notion about taste and refuses to get excited about the differences in people and the things they enjoy, I don’t want to be their friend.
So maybe that word hits a different nerve with me, but those are qualities with which I (literally!) never want to be associated.
“The moral of the story is here, is that this is what songwriting should be about. Music is meant to provoke feeling and thought. So if we were to go by popular music, we should all be thinking how sexy we are and we know it, or how our hands should be constantly up in the air—or maybe we should drop that bass because it’s too fucking heavy to lift or whatever the fucking problem with bass is these days.”—Deadmau5
After this latest batch of band write-ups for a bar/local music venue, it is apparent that I need to add “the ability to craft ridiculous, seemingly paragraph-long sentences that, when thought to be run-on sentences, are scrutinized and discovered to be perfectly structured with well-placed commas” to my journalism resume.
I am officially turning 24 next week and as a quarter-life crisis present to myself, I am taking my perfect new car on a road trip to San Diego to help one of my oldest and best friends move, re-visit my personal Mecca, Palm Desert, and lie on the beach. Then I’m going to New York City for a week to see another old best friend, watch Broadway shows, look at art, and drink up every quirky Manhattan cocktail.
But first I gotta get this writing done and manage my ridiculous amounts of stress.
You know what’s awesome? When you’re trying to write about a band that doesn’t have an album out, so you go to their webpage, which links you to their Facebook, which LINKS YOU BACK TO THEIR FUCKING WEBPAGE.
So: Remember when Josh Homme famously announced that reuniting with KYUSS would be a “total error”? And when he specifically said, “That’s not what KYUSS was about, so to punctuate the end of our sentence with that would be blasphemy…KYUSS has such a great history that it would be a total…
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