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dd2guy

next level beats from south africa



Some background. I am aware that these guys aren't actually Afrikaner zef (the cultural equivalent in America is what we call "white trash") and that the entire act is South African hipster performance art. Who cares. It's a brilliant piece of performance art, with far more to say than "haute couture is awesome" (Lady Gaga) or "people are too uptight" (all of Sacha Baron Cohen's personas).

On a related note, fellow Americans, our worldview is way too small. I reiterate my position that races are nothing more than arbitrarily drawn lines in the sand.
hiromi

endless eight

You know that when even Andrew Vestal is writing about the Endless Eight arc of the new season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzamiya, something truly historic has happened in the world of anime.

You know that when even Andrew Vestal is writing about the Endless Eight arc of the new season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzamiya, something truly historic has happened in the world of anime.

You know that when even Andrew Vestal is writing about the Endless Eight arc of the new season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzamiya, something truly historic has happened in the world of anime.

You know that when even Andrew Vestal is writing about the Endless Eight arc of the new season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzamiya, something truly historic has happened in the world of anime.

You know that when even Andrew Vestal is writing about the Endless Eight arc of the new season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzamiya, something truly historic has happened in the world of anime.

You know that when even Andrew Vestal is writing about the Endless Eight arc of the new season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzamiya, something truly historic has happened in the world of anime.

You know that when even Andrew Vestal is writing about the Endless Eight arc of the new season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzamiya, something truly historic has happened in the world of anime.

You know that when even Andrew Vestal is writing about the Endless Eight arc of the new season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzamiya, something truly historic has happened in the world of anime.
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hiromi

boom-shaka-laka-laka (sehr gut!)

Saw soullessthinker today! Hooray!

And now, for something completely different:

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In 1974, The Credibility Gap, a group of radio hosts turned comedians, put together a novelty single featuring a satirical take on the Osmonds (who themselves were a thinly veiled ripoff of the Jackson Five), and it was called "You Can't Judge A Book By Its Hair."

This is not that song. This is the German version of that song. It is called "Foreign Novelty Smash."

The best part? The Credibility Gap translated the song themselves--and they don't speak German.

If you've listened to French versions of the Rolling Stones, Japanese covers of the Beatles, and other foreign novelty records, this is guaranteed to make you rofl. Because, really, the joke is on you.

Verkaufen sie ein Hutgeschäft, verkaufen Sie den Zug!
Mein Büstenhalter ist zu warm und der Wasserfall ist Blut!


The German version ultimately never made the single (and the single itself was never produced), but it did find its way onto novelty record producers The Rhino Brothers' The Worlds Worst Records Vol. 2. Which, in itself, is a veritable goldmine of hilariously terrible '70s music. The folks behind the inimitable WFMU's Beware of the Blog, bless their souls, have mp3s. (I also highly recommend Gloria Balsam's "Fluffy," a horrific, wailing off-key ode to a lost dog. And, of course, Killer Pussy's "Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage.") If I had a more consistent social life I would play this record at New York parties and amuse myself watching the hipsters try to enjoy it ironically.

Myself, I love it for what it is. I can't stop listening to it--even though I know the chorus translates to "My bra is too warm and the waterfall is blood!"

More info on "You Can't Judge A Book By Its Hair" and "Foreign Novelty Smash" here.
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