Saturday, April 28, 2012

All-Nighter Aftermath, D00ds Singing Pretty

By the time this post hits the t00bz, I'll be sleeping off a sixteen-hour overnight stint (fueled, as always, by consumption of copious amounts of yerba mate), as my co-worker attended a black-tie fundraiser for a charity. With gasoline prices hovering around $4.15/gallon, it's nice to be able to combine two days' commuting into one round trip. It's also nice to have some quiet time to catch up on the news after a busy week of attending lectures and drinking beer. The one downside is not being able to participate in the back-and-forth jocularity in the comments section in real time. Oh, well, can't win 'em all.

In a comment in an epic 200+ comment thread at Jennifer's place, which is not to be confused with Jennifer's place, I described the Shins' song she posted as "unabashedly pretty, which is something I don't often say about a song featuring a male vocal." Last night, I heard the latest song by English band Keane, and it's another unabashedly pretty song sung by a d00d:





I think I see a trend here... I think it may be part of the New Sincerity, but not an insincere New Sincerity (I was pretty sure that Vacuumslayer had a post up about bronies but I could not find it in the t00bz- a little link-help, and I'll link to the post). Anyway, there's a trend of guys singing pretty songs lately. I remember when such prettiness wasn't en vogue:





Now get off my lawn, I'm sleeping!


UPDATE: Found Vacuumslayer's "brony" link...

6 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

Jeez. Aren't there bunches of people everywhere all the time doing "pretty"?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wake up, WAKE UP!

Clap you hands, bottles and cans!
~

Laura said...

Don't tell me you've slept through the orgy we all just had in your living room?
Believe me, with this crowd, there wasn't anything pretty about it... well.. except for all of us ladies of course.

Oh well, perhaps next time. We'll try and make more noise-we're all used to being quiet because of the children.

((Hugs))
Laura

vacuumslayer said...

I'll never get other people's taste in music. You say that song is pretty and it just sounds droning to me. Is there anything more personal than a person's taste in music?

I should do an entry on pretty songs...at least what I think is pretty.

The second song is good.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Jeez. Aren't there bunches of people everywhere all the time doing "pretty"?

It's pretty in a non-ironic sense- theres no "Wink and a nod, I'm a raucous rock god" element to it. It's earnest in its prettiness.

Wake up, WAKE UP!

Clap you hands, bottles and cans!


GO TO YOUR ROOM!!!

Don't tell me you've slept through the orgy we all just had in your living room?

I miss all the good orgies in my living room...

I'll never get other people's taste in music. You say that song is pretty and it just sounds droning to me. Is there anything more personal than a person's taste in music?

One's taste in kink?

The second song is good.

Yeah, gotta love Sham69.

Von said...

I have been a Keane fan for a loooong time.
They are quite lovely.