hipster infestations

no, i'm not talking about the state of the neighborhood even with all the glass curtain wall buildings sprouting up everywhere and the rapid disappearances of entire warehouses.

i'm actually referring to a very funny article that takes the hipster handbook a step further - its a step-by-step guide on how to rid yourself of a hipster infestation, specifically using music as the tool:
There are two approaches to smoking them out musically:

1. Play non-hip music, and play it very loudly. Remember, hipsters all have iPod Nanos, so it’s going to have to be extremely ear-shattering to overpower the sonic armor of Death Cab for Cutie. Recommended selections include anything by Kenny Rogers or Green Day, or Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief (hipsters generally agree that this is when Radiohead sold out). Really, any popular, major-label artist will do the trick.

2. Play music they enjoy, such as Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah!, the National, or Monorchid. These recordings may prove a bit harder to find, however, so there’s always the “the” band theory: the Strokes, the Faint, the Hives, the Killers, the Vines, the Bravery, et al. are usually considered deck by hipsters, despite their popular major-label status. (Note: “the The,” however, will NOT work using approach number two. See approach number one.)

via tmn

Talk about salt in the wounds - first my favorite band ever since june 2001 sells out of the bowery ballroom in under three days before i could get tickets, and now, well, turns out they are also an effective hipster attractant. Pffft.



At 5/22/2006 2:30 PM, Anonymous dan said...

hah! It's too bad my new apartment is one neighborhood past the hipsterification boundary, I'd love to try this.


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