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Old 01-04-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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Well that was about as embarrassing as the birds and the bees talk I had with my parents about 15 years ago
Why take it personally? Do you consider yourself a hipster? I have a hard time imagining how someone can call himself a hipster with a straight face.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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Do you pay $5 for a can of PBR at a "trendy" bar? That's a hipster trademark right there.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Have you heard dubstep?? Please keep borrowing from the past if dubstep is the way of the future
Dubstep is already about 12 years old. I can handle it for about 1/2 hour before i get the urge to smack someone over the head with a chair.

Lots of it rooted in the music of Kraftwerk, Neui, the Normal, Suicide and many other mid 1970s- 1980 bands. Throw in some dub reggae, mix it with some 1990s house and rebrand it. Original.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Why take it personally? Do you consider yourself a hipster? I have a hard time imagining how someone can call himself a hipster with a straight face.
Definitely wouldn't label myself as one. However, total punk rock guy so "poser" and "hipster" have just been beaten to death in the scene
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:53 PM
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Why take it personally? Do you consider yourself a hipster? I have a hard time imagining how someone can call himself a hipster with a straight face.
A person who might call themselves a hipster with a straight face doesn't know the origins of true hipsters.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: IN
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I don't care one way or the other about hipsters. After all, we're all young once.

OTOH, people who wear glasses (ironic throwback frames) when they have 20/20 vision just...just...enrage me. What's more, if you're a hipster, don't approach me about my glasses asking me if they're "real." Don't do that. For your health and wellness, don't do that.
ROFL!

I totally agree about the trendy glasses phase that continues among the hipster crowd. It almost seems like a contest to see who can wear the most obnoxious pair of frames to get attention

However, I did tell my uncle that he "might" want to update to a new pair of frames since his are over 20 years old.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Not only that but the archetype has been with us since Diogenes in ancient Greece (if not further, it is possible that hipsters have always been with us).
Diogenes wasn't a hipster... he lived in a wine barrel and was quite intelligent. Hipsters live in gentrified neighborhoods and well...
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Have you heard dubstep?? Please keep borrowing from the past if dubstep is the way of the future
I know some people that like dubstep, but I had never actually taken the time to read about it / listen to it. Now that I have I know why I don't particularly like those people.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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I know some people that like dubstep, but I had never actually taken the time to read about it / listen to it. Now that I have I know why I don't particularly like those people.

It's not the worst genre but it's not the best. To me it's just background noise... there are some good dubstep songs though, and it goes great with dancing:




I am partial to turfing (the dancing he's doing) though so I'm kind of biased lol
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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Dubstep just sound likes a slowed down version of late 90s Drum and Bass or Speed Garage with more heavily distorted bass tones and midrange frequencies--which are the scenes that it developed from in England. It's not's that original, but basically nothing is--everything in music pretty much just mutates out of older musical styles. I mean what's new in rock music right now--not much at all...

I'm not really a dubstep fan, but if I was a teenager again, it'd probably seem as cool to me as jungle music did as a kid in the late 90s... There seems to be too many cheesy dubstep remixes these days though...
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