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April 3, 2011 11:50 PM   Subscribe


 
Thank you.
posted by philip-random at 11:52 PM on April 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


FYI, because I love you all and you don't bring me down:

1. Opt into the HTML5 beta or or use an extension or plug-in that gives you the H.264 video.
2. Load this link in Safari.
3. Window > Activity
4. Locate, currently inside one of the disclosable lines labeled about:blank, the resource from an "lscache" YouTube server. You'll know it when you see it.
5. Select that line.
6. Copy.
7. Launch QuickTime Player.
8. File > Open URL...
9. Paste.
10. File > Save As...
posted by Mikey-San at 11:59 PM on April 3, 2011 [9 favorites]


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posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 12:01 AM on April 4, 2011


An Open Letter to James Murphy

i love these guys
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 12:08 AM on April 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


How is that Arcade Fire's presence just makes me wanna hurl..
posted by ReeMonster at 12:26 AM on April 4, 2011


man they're awesome. prove that LCD's not just another dance band
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 12:28 AM on April 4, 2011


I was fortunate enough to have been at the show, and while MSG's sound sucked in our near nosebleed seats, there was no denying the sweaty, dancey fun that was the hallmark of LCD Soundsystem performances. Just wow. wow wow wow wow wow.
posted by tip120 at 12:39 AM on April 4, 2011


Okay, so YES gets blatantly referenced both sonically and visually at around the 59 minute point. I wasn't expecting that.
posted by philip-random at 12:48 AM on April 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yellow and blue make green.
posted by K.P. at 1:06 AM on April 4, 2011


"This video contains content from UMG. It is not available in your country." :(
posted by _Lasar at 1:41 AM on April 4, 2011


I was fortunate enough to have been at the show

Green with envy here.

I was there at the Randall's Island show, where they double-booked with Arcade Fire. It was a giant pain in the ass to get to, because the promoters did not have their shit together, transportation-wise. Giant, disorganized mess after the show let out. Walked across the bridge with friends to Astoria, and still remember what I ate at the diner we went to. Got home so late it was ridiculous.

Tomorrow's going to be an LCD day all day long.
posted by Mikey-San at 1:45 AM on April 4, 2011


(if it wasn't clear, that was a great show)
posted by Mikey-San at 1:46 AM on April 4, 2011


FYI, because I love you all and you don't bring me down:

1. Opt into the HTML5 beta or or use an extension or plug-in that gives you the H.264 video.
2. Load this link in Safari.
3. Window > Activity
4. Locate, currently inside one of the disclosable lines labeled about:blank, the resource from an "lscache" YouTube server. You'll know it when you see it.
5. Select that line.
6. Copy.
7. Launch QuickTime Player.
8. File > Open URL...
9. Paste.
10. File > Save As...


Good lord man.

1. Install UnPlug for Firefox
posted by zephyr_words at 1:54 AM on April 4, 2011 [8 favorites]


Attention: THIS is how you do a SLYT.
posted by KingEdRa at 1:58 AM on April 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


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posted by kkrvgz at 2:01 AM on April 4, 2011


Good lord man.

1. Install UnPlug for Firefox


or even Greasemonkey + DownloadYouTubeAsMp4.
posted by progosk at 2:04 AM on April 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Good lord man.

I don't use Firefox. Not something I do very often. Maybe once a year? I should look around for a Safari extension to automate it, though, since you mention it.

easily could've condensed the list, but i figured i'd break down all the steps

:P
posted by Mikey-San at 2:30 AM on April 4, 2011


No one broadcast the final show when my favorite dance-punk band decided to call it quits. Which I blame James Murphy for.
posted by palidor at 3:06 AM on April 4, 2011


Mikey-San: Safari 5 + Greasekit + the same DownloadYouTubeAsMp4 has you covered.
posted by progosk at 3:42 AM on April 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Uses SIMBL. Not worth it. Thanks, though.
posted by Mikey-San at 4:21 AM on April 4, 2011


I was lucky enough to be there as well, and what's not totally apparent from the video (at least the songs I re-watched) is the staggeringly high percentage of the audience that adhered to Murphy's request to wear black and white. It made for an awesome visual sweep of the arena during the show, which was by turns weird, funny, sprawling, sad, and a really fucking good dance party.

RIP LCD.
posted by superfluousm at 5:30 AM on April 4, 2011



posted by symbollocks at 5:56 AM on April 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


(it's supposed to be a disco ball)
posted by symbollocks at 5:56 AM on April 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


I saw LCD Soundsystem just once, at the Virgin Fest in Baltimore in 2007. And even though it was during the day and outside with a kind of terrible sound setup, it was still one of the best concert experiences of my life. I still remember the ridiculously long and awesome version of "Yeah" that they played. They are probably one of my favorite bands ever, and I will miss them.
posted by malthas at 6:28 AM on April 4, 2011


I saw LCD Soundsystem just once, at the Virgin Fest in Baltimore in 2007. And even though it was during the day and outside with a kind of terrible sound setup, it was still one of the best concert experiences of my life.

I saw LCD at Virgin Fest last year. Maybe it was the heat, or the bad sound, or the asshole promoters who kept all of the Orchestra seating empty (in case those VIPs decided to show up), but I thought the show was pretty disappointing. The crowd full of 16-year old moshers didn't help either. James Murphy plainly looked like he didn't want to be there.

Oh. And get off of my lawn.

I don't mean this as a "your favorite band sucks" post. I actually quite like LCD. Maybe I just don't like his stage persona, but it seemed like it was time for the band to call it quits last year. It's upsetting to see a band you like burn out.

I had a bit more respect for Matt & Kim, who called out the promoters in a profanity-laced tirade during their set, and at least looked like they were enjoying playing music for the crowd.
posted by schmod at 6:42 AM on April 4, 2011


I saw LCD at Virgin Fest last year. Maybe it was the heat, or the bad sound, or the asshole promoters who kept all of the Orchestra seating empty (in case those VIPs decided to show up), but I thought the show was pretty disappointing.

Oh man, when I saw them three years earlier they were not nearly as big (this was a few months after Sound of Silver came out), and most of the people there were older and there to see acts like the Beastie Boys, Cheap Trick, and the Police. When LCD Soundsystem was playing, there was a crowd of maybe only like a few hundred people in front of them. No seating at all, just push as close to the stage as you can. Sounds like a completely different experience.
posted by malthas at 6:52 AM on April 4, 2011


I never thought I would waste my whole morning on a single youtube, but then... yeah.
posted by fungible at 7:02 AM on April 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


FYI, because I love you all and you don't bring me down:

1. Opt into the HTML5 beta or or use an extension or plug-in that gives you the H.264 video.

....

10. File > Save As...


Or, and maybe this only works in MacOS... but once you locate something in the Safari Activity window, all you have to do is option-doubleclick the item and it will download automagically for you.
posted by hippybear at 7:03 AM on April 4, 2011


There is constantly a list in my head of 'bands i must see before I die.' LCD is still on that list, uncrossed-off. And may be that way forever.
This makes that a little better.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 7:07 AM on April 4, 2011


"We have a gyrator over here." - Some guy on Wednesday at Terminal 5 LCD Soundsystem referring to me.

I've been lucky enough to see them about a dozen times since 2005, and for the final time on Wednesday. I couldn't bring myself to experience them at Madison Square Gardens. It was a very fun show on Wednesday, and one I experienced with a tinge of sadness. A lot of my favorite bands from the mid-00's have broken up or moved on. The music scene in NYC changes so fast that half the venues from 5 years ago are gone. "Remember the LCD show at Studio B in 2007? Fuck, remember Studio B?"

As I'm about to hit 30 this year, that final LCD show for me was like a uplifting eulogy to my 20s, one that's been dying imperceptibly with each venue closing, each band break up, each show I intended to see, but am now too plain tired to go out. I feel -and others have acknowledged as well- as if it was the end of an era. But if it was, that era had already passed years ago.

So long LCD, and thanks for all the Yeahs.
posted by yeti at 7:13 AM on April 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I caught LCD's set at ACL last year. Normally I'm not one for concert films but I'm downloading this.

(also, palidor, really? I've heard them a couple of times and really liked them. Bummer.)
posted by immlass at 7:32 AM on April 4, 2011


I was also at the Virgin Fest show in Baltimore in 2007. I was there with my then-girlfriend (now wife), and remember how she gamely agreed to leave the main stage to watch LCD perform at the smaller stage at the other end of Pimlico (even though she'd never heard of them, and didn't think she was a fan of "dance" music). Rocking out to LCD and their extended version of Yeah (which we hoped would never end) is still one of our fondest memories...

We're in NYC now, and were bummed to have missed LCD's final show. Thanks for posting the SLYT!
posted by BobbyVan at 7:33 AM on April 4, 2011


I'd love to JUST listen to the audio of this show, since internet access is slow. Does anyone know how I could either listen to the stream or download the audio only?
posted by pomegranate at 7:39 AM on April 4, 2011


I swear, LCD System is a defining moment for me in my move from adulthood to old geezer. I am *not* crapping on this band!! I am saying, for everyone's passionate adoration, I am left responding every time with "Who? What?"

The fact that their discography really kicks in at 2005 seals this fate. I was more than alive enough then to notice them. But I didn't. They slipped..right..through..

(funeral marches play while I look out at my lawn)
posted by cavalier at 7:47 AM on April 4, 2011




I’m an old man. Seriously, I had no idea people actually liked this. I thought it was just one of those magazine hype things. Go figure.
posted by bongo_x at 9:48 AM on April 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was lucky enough to see them twice last week; on Sunday I wished I could see them again!

Also enjoyed reading Pitchfork's You Were There: The Complete LCD Soundsystem.
posted by armacy at 10:05 AM on April 4, 2011


Lovecraft In Brooklyn: "An Open Letter to James Murphy"

My goodness, that was a painful and embarrassing thing to read.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:14 AM on April 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


I was listening, and all was good.

Then I tried to scrub forward through the intermission, and -

This video contains content from UMG and EMI, one or more of whom have blocked it on copyright grounds.


GRAR
posted by Condroidulations! at 11:26 AM on April 4, 2011


Link is dead.

Anyone who downloaded it and maybe accidentally uploaded it to mediafire could, like, accidentally send me a link to that through memail and it would be pretty sweet.
posted by klangklangston at 11:28 AM on April 4, 2011


And it's gone. dammit. Was really looking forward to watching that later.
posted by Lutoslawski at 11:37 AM on April 4, 2011


Damn. Well, that was a fun 12 hours. Idiot record companies.
posted by gwint at 11:38 AM on April 4, 2011


Anyone know where one may procure the video that was uploaded...? Pretty please...? :O
posted by xtine at 11:40 AM on April 4, 2011


Here's a pretty healthy torrent which says it was ripped from Pitchfork.tv. Not sure if it's the same video feed as the now-deleted YouTube video, but there you go.
posted by hippybear at 11:49 AM on April 4, 2011


This video contains content from UMG and EMI, one or more of whom have blocked it on copyright grounds.

Cripes, I was only 18 minutes into it.
posted by tylermoody at 11:51 AM on April 4, 2011


Okay, lots of torrent sites have the ripped stream from Pitchfork. Given all the fancy equipment that was hovering around stage, I will probably buy the DVD when it comes out.
posted by xtine at 11:55 AM on April 4, 2011


I loved this band and loved this show. You Wanted a Hit into Tribulations was wonderful.
posted by neuromodulator at 1:18 PM on April 4, 2011


Never been that convinced by this lot. But I just watched the first half of that and it fucking rocked.
posted by Decani at 1:30 PM on April 4, 2011


Audio link on this page.
posted by daveje at 2:11 PM on April 4, 2011 [5 favorites]


Given all the fancy equipment that was hovering around stage, I will probably buy the DVD when it comes out.

Definitely. I'd pay for a high-res digital download with a great audio mix. COME ON MURPHY GIVE ME THIS. :D
posted by Mikey-San at 2:33 PM on April 4, 2011


Watched a significant chunk last night and now wish I'd gone all Zamzar on that sucker. Oh well. Great show.
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:07 PM on April 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


amazing show. pit was awesome, everyone was extremely friendly, nice, pleasant. everyone was dancing (no arms crossed blah blah i'm so cool). everyone had the time of their lives.

sound was great in GA; lights were great. whenever they lit up the garden, if you turned around you could see EVERYONE going nuts in the stands (see http://www.flickr.com/photos/martynday/5587551121/in/set-72157626299782921) - everyone enjoyed this show, the entirety of msg was a giant party. never thought you could get the latenight festival atmosphere at an msg show, but this was perfect (GA was not overcrowded, which really went a long way in making it a great experience)

i love the setlist they played, how it starts out all high energy/dance, then goes into the funky/chill second set and then the third set they go out on fan favorites and songs that stress how ROCK STAR this band is (was). the second set was so much fun as far as dancing goes - i thought the drums were fantastic. first set i was just really happy and excited, second set i completely lost myself in the rhythm and then third set brought back the energy as you rocked out with a great band that truly seemed to be enjoying itself (although it must have been pretty bittersweet)

james was very emotional on ny i love you, and it was noticeably affecting everyone i saw in the pit. he clearly choked back a few tears when he turned around and looked at the band and kind of shrugged; still gets me thinking about it now

wonderful evening all around, lcd and the fans both brought "it", weather was warm enough not to have to bring a jacket, everyone dressed in all black/white, msg security was pretty chill (i only saw security toss two people, both unfortunately in spectacularly violent fashion)

this guy has some pretty good vids of the show from the pit, which sort of do a better job of depicting the atmosphere (check his vid of "yeah" at around 6:00 for aziz anzari crowd surfing - i'd say it was ironic crowd surfing but i'm not sure anyone in attendance was capable of being anything but genuine)

http://www.youtube.com/user/godieinhell2

there are also some great pics floating around...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/martynday/sets/72157626299782921/

so much love at this show
posted by lulz at 6:29 PM on April 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


they played the Big Day Out Festival in Sydney this year. last time they played BDO i skipped Rage Against the Machine for them. this time the rock lineup was so damn strong that i didn't even remember LCD was playing. i think i saw The Greenhornes or The Stooges during their set. i kinda regret it now
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 7:02 PM on April 4, 2011


WTF, I was just getting into them and now I hear they've broken up? Sad...
posted by cman at 7:53 PM on April 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just got around to watching this...

I love that before the last song the guitar noodling was to the tune of the Twin Peaks theme.
posted by kaibutsu at 11:45 PM on April 6, 2011


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posted by juliplease at 9:15 PM on April 7, 2011


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