Stuff Hipsters Like part III

25 09 2008

Welcome back to another installment of Stuff Hipsters Like. If you missed our first two entries be sure to check them out. Take note that this comes a day early because Friday is a very busy day. This week, we tackle the remix/mashup, skinny clothing, and obscure Bob Dylan songs.

Before that, here are a few definitions and terms to remember:

Clothesline: The same thing as a grapevine in gossip-based conversations.

“Oh man, I heard on the clothesline, that M.I.A just did the Diesel party.”

Deck: A key word for most Hipsters, similar in meaning to the antiquated fresh. To be deck is to be up on the latest trends, cutting edge, and/or hip.
“That tassel we met at the gallery opening sure looked deck in her cowboy boots.”

Chipper – a woman who’s easy
sentence: “She’s a real chipper and will sleep with anyone after one bronson.” (Bronson=Beer)

Fin – the opposite of deck, similar to outdated terms like “wack” and “lame.” Something that is fin is bad or undesirable.
sentence: “How can you like that Vin Diesel movie? Every film he’s ever starred in has been fin.”

The Frigidaire – the cold shoulder
sentence: “I don’t know what her problem is, but she gives me the frigidaire every time I see her.” 

Here we go!

7. The remix and the mash-up

With the advent of digital recording software, and the ease at which someone can just cut and copy a song, we’ve seen remix and mash-up tracks pop up everywhere. These “new ideas” don’t just occur in the realm of hip hop and rap music, they’re everywhere! We’ve seen acts like Girl Talk take the indie hipster scene by storm this year and the scene will only get bigger and bigger as time goes on. As for the remix. most itunes released indie albums include someone’s remix of one of the popular songs on the album. For instance, we have Crystal Castles remixing everyone from Liars to Uffie and let’s not forget all the remix tracks of “Paper Planes” (Yes i know that you knew about that song when Kala was released, well before Pineapple Express, and that you are a “True Fan. Listen to “Sunshowers” on Arular and claim it as your own… Give it up) 




8. Skinny Clothing

All hipsters wear skinny clothes… Mostly… All

There are a lot of rules… Skinny shirts, skinny jeans, skinny underwear, all of these fall into this hipster fave. Whether you’ve just begun wearing American Apparel’s boxer briefs or you finally picked up your 510’s, be assured that you will be declared hipster scum upon stepping onto 18th street (DC not New york). On the right we have some typical skinny jeans. 

Skinny is in. Fat is not. Go hit the Gym  dance-floor!

9. Obscure Bob Dylan material

Bob Dylan has recorded something like 7 billion songs. Outside of his major works lie bootlegs, demos, rarities and live recordings. Here we find Bob Dylan’s most obscure flashes of brilliance. Of my limited Bob Dylan knowledge i’ve chosen “Talkin Hava Negeilah Blues” for your listening pleasure. This is a great example of an obscure Dylan song to show your friends. This will help your claim the title, “Best Itunes Library ever”. If they don’t understand or believe you, go into the classic 1966 Royal Albert Hall argument. 

Talkin hava negeilah blues



Things to look forward to:

Record reviews of Kanye West, Ben Folds, The Cure, Land of Talk, High Places, Gentlemen Jesse and his Men, Of Montreal, Vivian Girls and The Sea and Cake.

A Fabakis remix of “Reckoner”

On repeat articles about The Mountain Goats, Jeff Buckley, The Byrds, and The Zombies

The Fabakis October playlist

Halloween Party!

and more articles and interviews




One response

13 12 2009
w j

how to order?

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