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Monday, December 15, 2014

Such a nice little song



Very special. It really just... spoke to me for some reason. Hard to say why.

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130 Comments:

Anonymous Aquila Aquilonis December 15, 2014 7:18 PM  

WTF is this?

Anonymous Losey December 15, 2014 7:20 PM  

Classic. If you ever took the mask off, you might see you have more in common with normal liberals than you might think.

Anonymous Viidad December 15, 2014 7:20 PM  

Josh - is that you?

Anonymous Don December 15, 2014 7:23 PM  

Yeah what Aquila said.

Anonymous bob k. mando December 15, 2014 7:29 PM  

i hope that English is a second language for her.

Blogger Johan December 15, 2014 7:32 PM  

WTF?

Anonymous bob k. mando December 15, 2014 7:32 PM  

4 and 20 "blackbirds"? c'mon, admit it. it's just a song about smoking mary jane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmAde0kLYVs

Anonymous bob k. mando December 15, 2014 7:36 PM  

heck, even Fred Reed's daughter can do better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2D1n6Z3rb8

Blogger Guitar Man December 15, 2014 7:38 PM  

THIS SONG SUCKS!

Blogger Ghost December 15, 2014 7:38 PM  

Hm. Lesbian folk song re-imagined by a blue haired non-native English speaker and/or heroin addict? Good God, that was unlistenable. She needs to get a bit more dexterity in her fingers as well. She could barely press the strings down, let alone pluck them load enough for the microphone to pick it up.

Anonymous Noah B. December 15, 2014 7:42 PM  

The sweater-hoodie thing just isn't doing it for me, so the jury's still out. Is there a version with her wearing a bikini?

Blogger LP 999/Eliza December 15, 2014 7:44 PM  

Forget I cannot breath, I cannot cope. I took out my hero of the day for some soul asylum then a little....ummwas it shakpeare sister, on to the next, grabbed my Juliana Hatfield

Wrapping my fears around me, doctor of philosophy...My chunks of blue hair matches hers, aww, give the girl an award.

OpenID shallowthoughtswithgeoff December 15, 2014 7:45 PM  

Ah yes, the old, dazzle them with awesome music trick. But seriously, that won't convince me to buy into your argument that "It really just... spoke to me for some reason." Your video is clearly a media ploy meant to distract me from the real issue.

Anonymous VD December 15, 2014 7:45 PM  

Classic. If you ever took the mask off, you might see you have more in common with normal liberals than you might think.

No. I don't make the rules, I simply play by them more ruthlessly than most.

Blogger Ghost December 15, 2014 7:46 PM  

http://youtu.be/BmJKKLOWuUY
This is more coherent. And overall, just a better song. Not a high bar, but still.

Anonymous Losey December 15, 2014 7:47 PM  

"No. I don't make the rules, I simply play by them more ruthlessly than most."

My apologies, I thought you actually enjoyed it. Given the lyrics, I could see how you would. But nevermind.

Blogger JDC December 15, 2014 7:47 PM  

It's not "Life is life," by Laibach, but I believe this cover is preferable to the original.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza December 15, 2014 7:47 PM  

No, wait, its a sedative song like the white stripes on slow down. I only heard to take 40mg and sway with it. sway, sway, sit down everything is better now. No 2NE1, just sway, walk on the sand, sway, lalala.

Anonymous bw December 15, 2014 7:48 PM  

4 and 20 "blackbirds"? c'mon, admit it. it's just a song about smoking mary jane

Nah. It's gotta be about that special pie she has baked up. Just for you.
It's the Blue hue that did it for VD. Looks like one of those fruity libations.

Blogger AdognamedOp December 15, 2014 7:49 PM  

I pictured Belushi in a toga for a sec. But I just had a nice jam session on my acoustic so Im open to any music right now. I think a lyrics analysis would be fun though.

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian, King of Aquilonia December 15, 2014 7:49 PM  

Rickrolling the regulars at your won blog.

I salute you o award winning cruelty artist.

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler December 15, 2014 7:53 PM  

Someone out there put her out of her misery! She needs some serious medication. She seems to be reliving the sixties Joan Baez.

Blogger automatthew December 15, 2014 8:01 PM  

It's not "Life is life," by Laibach, but I believe this cover is preferable to the original.

Laibach's newest album leads off with a song my kids like even more than "Life is Life".

Anonymous VD December 15, 2014 8:02 PM  

My apologies, I thought you actually enjoyed it.

Ah, I misunderstood. No worries.

Anonymous LLC December 15, 2014 8:09 PM  

For a moment, I thought our gracious host lost his mind.

Blogger Michael Maier December 15, 2014 8:10 PM  

I am so confused.

OpenID shallowthoughtswithgeoff December 15, 2014 8:13 PM  

I think he's making fun of the idea that sjw types actually create things.

Anonymous maniacprovost December 15, 2014 8:14 PM  

There wasn't a single false note.

Anonymous CurlyQ December 15, 2014 8:17 PM  

I can't really make out some of the words, does this girl have a speech impediment?

Blogger SarahsDaughter December 15, 2014 8:26 PM  

Did you really listen to the whole thing?

I had to listen to the Indigo girls just to get it back right in my head.

Blogger Chris Mallory December 15, 2014 8:27 PM  

Being Youtube I should have known she wasn't going to take her shirt off. A wasted 4 minutes.

Blogger AdognamedOp December 15, 2014 8:38 PM  

"..reliving the sixties Joan Baez."

Yeah, the cookie cutter, folksy progression that made alot of gals famous in the nineties. Alot of mediocre female singers think garbling emo lyrics over those chords makes them artists. But its more a practicum to help understand a particular style of music.

Anonymous RP-in-TX December 15, 2014 8:42 PM  

I had to listen to the Indigo girls just to get it back right in my head.

So did I, just so I could kind of mentally place the song. That weird tempo and arrangement reminded me of my 8 year old trying to sing something he heard on the radio a couple of times.

Anonymous Anon December 15, 2014 8:43 PM  

Im feeling this right now

Anonymous TWS December 15, 2014 8:45 PM  

Makes baby Jesus cry.

Anonymous PA December 15, 2014 8:52 PM  

The worst of female youtube amateurs either moan the lyrics to sound "heartfelt" or they do this annoying r&b yodel to sound "soulful."

Blogger Salt December 15, 2014 8:52 PM  

The traffic background adds a certain something.

Blogger MendoScot December 15, 2014 8:53 PM  

Pay attention. At about two minutes, the ivy reaches out to strangle her.

Blogger Ghost December 15, 2014 9:03 PM  

Jesus, you made it two minutes?

Anonymous map December 15, 2014 9:08 PM  

This is better

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7aa_LtYiKw

Blogger bearspaw December 15, 2014 9:14 PM  

What language is she singing?

Blogger rycamor December 15, 2014 9:17 PM  

Grrr... that E string needs about another half twist to get it in tune.

It's the old "I didn't bother to tune my guitar because that's, like... a real narrow way to see music."

Blogger Rantor December 15, 2014 9:20 PM  

I made it through, hoping against hope for a punch line that never came. awful. Watching Monty Python Soccer to clear the mind.

Anonymous zen0 December 15, 2014 9:21 PM  

This video makes me feel unsafe to be here. I object.

No, wait, I STRENOUSLY object.

Anonymous Scintan December 15, 2014 9:23 PM  

I listened to the entire thing. I feel as if I've been aurally raped. I may need some hugs, and an article in Rolling Stone magazine.

Anonymous Lo Pan December 15, 2014 9:25 PM  

Sensei is demonstrating that what does not kill you, makes you stronger, although I think there might have been some casualties with this one.

Blogger Krul December 15, 2014 9:26 PM  

Harrumph. Kids these days think gargled, mumbling, arhythmic lyrics is the way to express emotion?

Listen to a true vocalist: Vesti la Giubba performed by Mario Lanza.

Now THAT, children, is how you express emotion with power and skill.

(I apologize for the clip, it's taken from a 1958 film, but the singer you hear really is the man on stage)

Anonymous Godfrey December 15, 2014 9:30 PM  

What... the hell... was that?

My God this planet really is a lunatic asylum.

Anonymous Porky December 15, 2014 9:38 PM  

I'm off to cut myself.

Then I will binge and purge.

Blogger AdognamedOp December 15, 2014 9:44 PM  

The lambchop remedy,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG_uM5th6Fo

Anonymous Wyrd December 15, 2014 9:46 PM  

Hey, VD, you get name-dropped by the subject looney in this Steve Sailer article:

http://www.unz.com/isteve/the-media-heroine-of-the-australian-counterbacklash-has-some-issues/

Anonymous zen0 December 15, 2014 9:47 PM  

My God this planet really is a lunatic asylum.

Nowhere to run, Nowhere to hide

Embrace the cognitive dissonance. It wants to embrace you.

(I like the number captchas)

Anonymous hausfrau December 15, 2014 9:49 PM  

WTH? couldn't you have put a trigger warning on this? I feel like I'm watching a small animal being tortured.

Anonymous liljoe December 15, 2014 9:52 PM  

not sure what's more disturbing, the performance itself or the fact that it's a cover of such a terrible song. I mean if you're going to do a cover the song should be listenable or at least...recognizable?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wl6sGP9Rp4

Anonymous kh123 December 15, 2014 9:52 PM  

Since it's the Christmas season, am going to try this holiday spirit thing and run interference for this girl. Equality, etc.

Plus, it'll play out like a vinyl album, representing both sides of a conflicted soul... like, riding the waves of an OCEAN. And holding on to a broken bough. Am all inspired like that.

Side A:

"She needs to get a bit more dexterity in her fingers as well. She could barely press the strings down, let alone pluck them load enough for the microphone to pick it up."

Figure I'm preaching to the choir here, but fingerpicking's hard enough without having to sing over it.

Which, is probably why it behooves anyone to be good at both, before... posting it publicly... on Youtube... and embarrassing themselves to a world audience.

F*ck. Not very good at this.

Anonymous kh123 December 15, 2014 9:53 PM  

Side B:

On the other hand, she seems to have a gaming background.

"A yawd sayule - to de chiwdweeeen."

Anonymous Troll December 15, 2014 9:53 PM  

Hate to admit it, but I got trolled by this post. Listened to the whole thing trying to figure out what anyone would see in that song to like.

I think I still must be missing something though. I don't understand what makes her special enough to pick on. Internets is full of this kind of stuff. Why pick her?

Anonymous Ezras December 15, 2014 9:56 PM  

Looks like an Alvarez. I have one from the 70s and it still sounds great. Really hard to tell how nice it sounds from the way she's playing with the thing. Am I the only one who is getting tired of that "style" of singing?

Anonymous kh123 December 15, 2014 9:58 PM  

Soju.

Anonymous Carlotta December 15, 2014 9:59 PM  

THIS IS AN UNSAFE SPACE!

Anonymous Carlotta December 15, 2014 10:01 PM  

Also I don't like when they plagerize Dead Poets Society. Credit where it is due.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein December 15, 2014 10:01 PM  

Jaye P. Morgan, Jamie Farr and Arte Johnson are fighting over the mallet.

Anonymous daddynichol December 15, 2014 10:07 PM  

Bluto knows how to critique a song.

Blogger Michael Maier December 15, 2014 10:19 PM  


Porky December 15, 2014 9:38 PM

I'm off to cut myself.

Then I will binge and purge.


Porky wins another thread.

Anonymous kfg December 15, 2014 10:42 PM  

" . . . the cookie cutter, folksy progression that made alot of gals famous in the nineties."

Remember Carolyn Hester!

OpenID everybodyhatesscott December 15, 2014 10:54 PM  

I think I'm missing the joke.

The joke is "It sucks?"

Anonymous Darth Toolpodicus December 15, 2014 10:56 PM  

It took listening to Slipknot's cover of Master of Puppets to make the feel bad go away...and that was only 10 sec worth.

Anonymous new jersey rocks December 15, 2014 10:59 PM  

kindofa springsteen vibe charisma charisma charisma

Blogger GF Dad December 15, 2014 11:01 PM  

I can't unhear it.

Trying

to


remember

original.

Blogger Josh December 15, 2014 11:02 PM  

Josh - is that you?

Nah dude I'm way prettier than this chick.

Anonymous ENthePeasant December 15, 2014 11:10 PM  

You're a real Dick, VD... God, this made me laugh. Bring it, make everyone see the truth.

Anonymous meh December 15, 2014 11:19 PM  

"For a moment, I thought our gracious host lost his mind."

It's always in the last place you look for it.

Anonymous jesse December 15, 2014 11:25 PM  

I don't get it.

Blogger buzzardist December 15, 2014 11:35 PM  

Thanks for sharing, Vox. I never knew you were an Indigo Girls fan, let alone a fan of slurred covers of Indigo Girls. This opens a window to a previously unknown facet of your personality.

Anonymous Metal Moth December 15, 2014 11:37 PM  

In A Gadda Da Vida, baby.

Blogger Nate December 15, 2014 11:42 PM  

Count it:

VPFL Finals will be the Chili Eaters (Jarstar) vs my own Redneck Riviera Redbeards.

BOOYAH!!!

Blogger Remo December 15, 2014 11:49 PM  

Well, at least in a few hundred years no one with a half a brain will question why our society collapsed. I imagine videos like this will be used by future generations to try to stem the tide of the next wave of liberalism/SJW that comes to undermine the next great civilization. Do you want to end up like America? Do we want to go down that path? Such an accomplishment - we'll have replaced Rome as the touchstone go to reference for warnings about what a society should not do if it wants to live.

Blogger Patrikbc December 15, 2014 11:58 PM  

Just hearing it once made me feel gay.

Anonymous Daniel December 16, 2014 12:04 AM  

It is very impressive that someone with her condition could even mimic human speech patterns. So damn brave. What game is she developing?

Blogger IM2L844 December 16, 2014 12:06 AM  

WTF?

Blogger WATYF December 16, 2014 12:15 AM  

I have no idea what's going on here.

WATYF

Anonymous ZT December 16, 2014 12:49 AM  

SB cut you off your espresso again didn't she?

Anonymous CarpeOro December 16, 2014 12:59 AM  

Damn it. Should have recalled your background in techno and just refused to look, but noooo. Had to look.

Here is a guy that dropped out of being a professional SJW... to being a busker. Much better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV43ZbVOrlg

Anonymous CarpeOro December 16, 2014 1:02 AM  

Oh, I didn't watch for much more than a minute before I determined she was a patient at an asylum and stopped watching. The mentally challenged deserve to do what ever that was in the privacy of their own therapy sessions. Also keeps me sane by walking away from the crazy.

Blogger Rabbi B December 16, 2014 1:10 AM  

I think it's cool how she remembered all of the words and stuff.

Anonymous FUBAR Nation Ben December 16, 2014 1:15 AM  

This is #1 on the charts right now.

Anonymous Jill December 16, 2014 1:21 AM  

I went to an Indigo Girls concert once. I think I wore Birkenstocks. In the 90s. Frolicking in the grass.

Anonymous rho December 16, 2014 1:36 AM  

This was the best thing I have heard all year in 2014. Her lyrical styling was smooth and flowing, yet rough and staccato. The way she made her guitar sing sweetly with ragged emotion at the same time was brilliant. It would be hard to believe that this was her first re-imagining of a legendary classic, but it was.

Not only should this great woman be heralded from the rooftops, she should also be kept protected from public exposure, lest her talent be scrubbed clean by the rape-apologist patriarchal cisgendered tsunami the world has become.

Blogger JLanceCombs December 16, 2014 1:41 AM  

I can't even understand what she's saying.

Blogger Zimri December 16, 2014 2:05 AM  

All of you realise, don't you, that this is just Kurt Cobain slowed down and pitched up.

Anonymous Noah B. December 16, 2014 2:22 AM  

That sounds about right Zimri, but I was never that fond of Cobain. Foo Fighters are way better.

Anonymous Giuseppe December 16, 2014 2:28 AM  

Jesus. I now truly grasp a sentence from TIA that gave me pause when I first read it. About how when you eventually meet the Lord you will break a new speed record for prostration before God. It's doing things like this man. Christian or not you're skirting awful close with going straight to hell. I figure if you get in after stunts like this I might get a pass too despite not being baptised.

Anonymous Noah B. December 16, 2014 2:32 AM  

How funny would it be if John Mayer dyed his hair blue and covered that song?

Anonymous Jack Amok December 16, 2014 3:24 AM  

I played the song backwards. There was a message hidden in it.

It said...




Drink more Ovaltine.

Blogger Markku December 16, 2014 3:45 AM  

The less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine.


=

If I convince myself that in the world, anything goes and nobody can ever judge me no matter what I do or don't do, I'll survive to the next day with only a moderate dose of Prozac.

Anonymous Giuseppe December 16, 2014 5:47 AM  

@Markku,
Exactly. The whole song is really an ode to avoiding truth, reality, beauty. Sort of anti-vox stance really.
On a separate note... Did you get my offer?

Blogger Markku December 16, 2014 5:48 AM  

Ah, yes. Had so many things to think about that I kind of postponed it. But here's the all-important question: Is it a WordPress site, and you have full admin control of it (including, installing whatever plugin)? If yes, then I would be useful. If not, then I wouldn't.

Anonymous Anonymous December 16, 2014 8:20 AM  

Watch this 14 year old playing guitar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HnfUspvx44

Blogger Joshua_D December 16, 2014 8:27 AM  

I can appreciate good music and talent, even when it contains a homo SJW message. The Indigo Girls could at least sing and play, and you could tap your feet to their tune if you didn't pay too much attention to what they were saying. (well at least in their video the could sing and play, who knows about real life). Music is one of God's creations after all. But this chick, is trying so hard to sound different that I can't even understand her and I start paying attention to what she's trying to say and I think, "WTF?"

Btw, how bout a freakin trigger warning!

Anonymous Michael December 16, 2014 9:36 AM  

Joshua_D, "I can appreciate good music and talent, even when it contains a homo SJW message."

You're kidding, right?

Anonymous Keep Smiling December 16, 2014 9:46 AM  

Good Effort...but I still like Jethro Tull better.....

Blogger Joshua_D December 16, 2014 9:54 AM  

Michael December 16, 2014 9:36 AM

You're kidding, right?


No, I'm not kidding. Did you think I meant that this girl is playing good music or has talent?

Blogger LP 999/Eliza December 16, 2014 9:55 AM  

Whoa, I will never do that again, last night was too under the influence. Great new day!

Anonymous bendover December 16, 2014 10:03 AM  

The play speed settings on YouTube were developed specifically for this song.

Blogger Outlaw X December 16, 2014 10:18 AM  

Drunk jammin'. Usually after one sobers up they get rid of the evidence. Lost our drummer half way through "Freebird" one night and turned 'round to see him laying flat, passed out, I was saying "I hope we were rolling tape!"

Can't believe she put that on youtube.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus December 16, 2014 11:08 AM  

SarahsDaughter: "Did you really listen to the whole thing?"

Yes. This is art. It expresses all the beauty that Social Justice Warriors are capable of. If the SJW army wins, all music, all art, all communication will strive for this level of brilliance -- and almost always fail.

Anonymous Michael December 16, 2014 11:27 AM  

It's an example of so-called modern art: devoid of meaning and depth, lack of skill, incoherent, worthless.

Cultural Marxism = Political Correctness, to create an idiocracy. Garbage in, garbage out.

Blogger Rabbi B December 16, 2014 12:00 PM  

@Michael

Seriously, you need to change your moniker: 'Marxism, nothing more than Marxism'

Anonymous Dan in Tx December 16, 2014 12:03 PM  

Honestly, I don't see how any of you made it all the way through. I made it exactly 29 seconds.

Anonymous Giuseppe December 16, 2014 12:07 PM  

Markku,
Wrote you a mail.

Blogger Rabbi B December 16, 2014 12:07 PM  

@Dan

Because: SO DAMN FUNNY. The emotional energy alone .... quite moving .....

Blogger Rabbi B December 16, 2014 12:08 PM  

29 seconds just isn't long enough for you to really connect with the artist .....

OpenID nightskyradio.com December 16, 2014 12:58 PM  

"Very special. It really just... spoke to me"

In tongues?

Anonymous NateM December 16, 2014 9:53 PM  

Vox Popoli's first YLYL thread

Anonymous NateM December 16, 2014 9:55 PM  

Speaks to me

She deaf isn't she?

Anonymous BluntForceTrauma December 16, 2014 10:35 PM  

I have no idea what Vox is getting at here. But I note that the Wiki on the Indigo Girls says they give benefit concerts for the rights of Native Americans. Maybe that's it?

Blogger JCclimber December 16, 2014 11:39 PM  

Brought a tear to me eye, it did!

I'm so glad this poor girl is still able to sing after growing up starving to death in the streets of Monrovia, preyed upon by thousands of men as she sold her body to buy enough food to pay for one more day, and to buy medicine for her little orphaned sister.

Shame that her hard life has already made her hair eligible for AARP membership, but at least she finally escaped the hardships of her youth and gained political asylum in America.

I know all this from how the microphone was placed relative to the hydrangeas. She is such a tough survivor! Not at all like the other 99.9999% of the SJWs who only had to deal with the horror of not being given an iPhone on their 12th birthday, or not being Prom Queen.

Blogger JCclimber December 16, 2014 11:41 PM  

I will admit that I had the volume off after the first 10 seconds, because the guitar being out of tune was even more irritating to her being unable to sing on a consistent key.

Blogger Markku December 17, 2014 12:30 AM  

I have no idea what Vox is getting at here.

Our dear friend Yama of Many Names recently posted how much he liked that video. It's a jab at him, obviously.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus December 17, 2014 7:22 AM  

It's sort of "rap in another direction." One approaches it with a smile, as an authentic manifestation of the soul of another people. One does not approach it with oppressive demands for characteristics found in traditional arts, such as tunefulness and intelligibility.

Anonymous Count Bullets-ula December 18, 2014 6:04 PM  

She's better looking and more talented and more intelligent than Spacebunny.

Blogger automatthew December 18, 2014 11:19 PM  

Gold. Comedy gold.

I begin to believe you are a sad lesbian with the hots for Vox.

Anonymous Count Bullets-ula December 18, 2014 11:44 PM  

That... doesn't... make... sense...

Anonymous Count Bullets-ula December 18, 2014 11:44 PM  

Vox and Space Bunny look like brother and sister. Actually, that wouldn't surprise me

Blogger automatthew December 18, 2014 11:49 PM  

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a lesbian with no great literary talent, must crave the attention of a virile Native American.

Anonymous Count Bullets-ula December 18, 2014 11:54 PM  

Are you the painfully unfunny James May?

Blogger automatthew December 18, 2014 11:55 PM  

That... doesn't... make... sense…

Why are you trying to put constraints on whom a lesbian can love?

Blogger automatthew December 18, 2014 11:58 PM  

Are you the painfully unfunny James May?

How long ago did that guy get banned?

Blogger Markku December 19, 2014 4:26 AM  

James May is one of Yama's nemeses. Others include Doug TenNapel.

Blogger Cail Corishev December 19, 2014 9:06 AM  

That... doesn't... make... sense...

You've never seen a lesbian with a crush on a man? You should get out more.

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