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January 20, 2012 2:31 PM   Subscribe

"My First Hardcore Song," by Juliet, age 8.
posted by koeselitz (50 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Saw this a couple days ago on the videosift, LOVED it. So good.
posted by lazaruslong at 2:34 PM on January 20, 2012


Suddenly Old Skull seem like late bloomers.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 2:36 PM on January 20, 2012 [12 favorites]


It all comes together with the trampoline breakdown.
posted by troll at 2:41 PM on January 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


If her dad is a good parent, that will be the only kind of "hardcore" video his daughter does.

Great video; so many metal in-jokes in such a short clip.

\m/ (-_-) \m/
posted by Dark Messiah at 2:47 PM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bizarre. Rich Terfry just mentioned this on CBC2 and played a clip of it like 5 seconds ago.
posted by chococat at 2:48 PM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


She's got heart, but lacks gravitas.
posted by crunchland at 2:49 PM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, I love that her dog is named Robert.
posted by chococat at 2:49 PM on January 20, 2012


Oh my god the fisheye lens and the out-of-focusing and this is perfect.
posted by griphus at 2:53 PM on January 20, 2012


Dark Messiah, that is one of the strangest comments I've ever seen on the blue.
posted by Corduroy at 2:54 PM on January 20, 2012 [7 favorites]


Suddenly Old Skull seem like late bloomers.

I love that someone else remembers Old Skull.

HOME-LESS!
posted by Hoopo at 2:55 PM on January 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


She really won me with "Let's open up this pit".
posted by Thorzdad at 2:55 PM on January 20, 2012 [9 favorites]


By age ten she'll be in rehab, wacked out of her mind on Pop Rocks. The next year, six months sober, she'll burst back onto the scene in a "Goes To Eleven" tour.
posted by XMLicious at 2:56 PM on January 20, 2012 [15 favorites]


Up until now I saw no reason to ever have kids. Up until now, that is.
posted by bigendian at 2:57 PM on January 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Suddenly Old Skull seem like late bloomers.

My mind went to Stinky Puffs.
posted by mykescipark at 2:59 PM on January 20, 2012


See also: The Death Killers.
posted by Simon! at 3:00 PM on January 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Sending this to every "ex-hardcore-kid-now-parent" I know.
posted by functionequalsform at 3:00 PM on January 20, 2012


If her dad is a good parent, being called "Juliet" will be the only similarity his daughter has with Shakespeare's tragic heroine, and he won't drive her to stab herself at the age of 13 after keeping her from her star-crossed lover.
posted by howfar at 3:18 PM on January 20, 2012 [6 favorites]


I ♡ PHUKET
posted by chococat at 3:22 PM on January 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


God, I can't stand how mainstream hardcore has become with all this clean singing.
posted by Errant at 3:25 PM on January 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


I love that someone else remembers Old Skull.

DOMINO'S THIN CRUST TAKES LIKE SHIT!

Old Skull is a very sad story, fwiw. Both brothers ended up dying of addiction-related causes (pancreatis and suicide) in their 20s.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:43 PM on January 20, 2012 [5 favorites]


Whenever my college station attempted to clean out the stacks of music that had aged poorly and was no longer fit for our collection, Old Skull would always end up on the chopping block, but they'd always be saved because how many pre-teen punk bands are there? The answer was always "at least one, sort of."

chococat: Rich Terfry just mentioned this on CBC2 and played a clip of it like 5 seconds ago.

Does he go by Rich Terfry on the radio? Weird. I just figured he'd stick with his Buck 65 stage name.

posted by filthy light thief at 3:50 PM on January 20, 2012


And does anyone remember the video of a young girl, singing along to drum'n'bass or jungle? I thought it was posted to the blue.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:50 PM on January 20, 2012


See also: Butterfly Starpower
posted by muta at 3:54 PM on January 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Note to self: get a video camera and start taping my six year old son's ongoing songwriting habit.
posted by davejay at 4:00 PM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Tangential, but based on the related videos sidebar... am I accurate in presuming that at this point, about 60-70% of youtube uploads are just bosomy women posting "Re:" reply videos to other, more popular viral videos?

I probably don't need to hear your opinion of 'My First Hardcore Song', especially when it's obvious from the thumbnail that the camera clearly doesn't even pan as high as your eyebrows.
posted by hincandenza at 4:01 PM on January 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Does he go by Rich Terfry on the radio? Weird. I just figured he'd stick with his Buck 65 stage name.

His OLD, pre-Buck 65 moniker was Stinkin Rich. I think he was a radio DJ back then too
posted by Hoopo at 4:03 PM on January 20, 2012


Old Skull is a very sad story, fwiw.

You, sir, are not kidding.
posted by joe lisboa at 4:08 PM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


And does anyone remember the video of a young girl, singing along to drum'n'bass or jungle? I thought it was posted to the blue.

3 year old jungalist!
posted by FatherDagon at 4:10 PM on January 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


hincandenza: Tangential, but based on the related videos sidebar... am I accurate in presuming that at this point, about 60-70% of youtube uploads are just bosomy women posting "Re:" reply videos to other, more popular viral videos?

There are actually a number of dull dudes who also post their thoughts as Re: Videos. And some have a ridiculously high view count, which is even stranger.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:20 PM on January 20, 2012


And does anyone remember the video of a young girl, singing along to drum'n'bass or jungle? I thought it was posted to the blue.

I posted it.
posted by sweetkid at 4:39 PM on January 20, 2012


Does he go by Rich Terfry on the radio? Weird. I just figured he'd stick with his Buck 65 stage name.

His OLD, pre-Buck 65 moniker was Stinkin Rich. I think he was a radio DJ back then too
posted by Hoopo at 6:03 PM on January 20


He was, at CKDU-FM (Dalhousie/Halifax campus-community station) and he also did a show under the name of Jesus Murphy, which is probably my favourite pseudonym ever. He was Jesus Murphy and Stinkin Rich and Buck 65 simultaneously, as far as I remember. We were on the board of directors there together. Great guy. I remember he got a knit hat in the station's funding drive that our production engineer (who was a 40-something mom) had knitted that said CKDU over and over around the brim, so everybody of course thought it said DUCKDUCKDUCK.
posted by joannemerriam at 4:49 PM on January 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


I love this video so much.
posted by starvingartist at 5:41 PM on January 20, 2012


This is the best thing ever since the beginning of time.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 5:48 PM on January 20, 2012


She's cute, but she's no Church Burning Black Metal Child
posted by symbioid at 5:54 PM on January 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh man, the junglist 3 year old brought me to this old classic link Fred
posted by symbioid at 5:59 PM on January 20, 2012


Walter Sobchak: Eight-year-olds, Dude.
posted by Dr. Fetish at 6:04 PM on January 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yay, yet another "look at my kid" production that's all about the parent's interests and not at all about the kid's. "It's so cute!" No, she's cute; everything else is chrome. "But what about the dog and the fishes?" Totally chosen because they are especially meaningful to her and not things that your kid probably likes too. Oh yes, it's VERY good. Excuse me while I vomit all over my Macbook Pro and my l33t creative skillz.

If her dad is a good parent, that will be the only kind of "hardcore" video his daughter does.

Yeah, he totally did a "hardcore" video of his eight year old daughter because he's an uptight old fart who thinks porn is wrong or exploits women or something. I bet he believes he's the world's most awesome dad, and that mom believes she is the world's most awesome mom, and that Juliet believes that mommy and daddy are even more super awesome than they believe themselves to be, and that she will continue to think this when mommy and daddy fully support the career that she is totally doing because it's awesome that women (and the much smaller number of men who can hack it) are free to express the shell they've built around their desire for love in front of a camera to procure basic necessities like food and shelter and drugs slash therapy. I wonder where she learned that life works this way?

Eenie meany hearty squishy no fun buzzkill? If you like. I don't know these people. All I can see is the image they so carefully craft of themselves. No doubt objects in mirror aren't want they appear. This is just a little PSA in case someone genuinely thinks like so:

Up until now I saw no reason to ever have kids. Up until now, that is.

Please do not have kids when what you actually want is a toy to make yourself feel better, because that would be kinda evil. And by "kinda evil" I mean "really fucking hardcore--and I'm not headline whoring by cleverly alluding to a genre of punk music here because we all know that punk rock allusions just drive viral videos like a hot penis through lube--evil." Squick squick. Are you squicked out yet? Maybe you should be. Just a little.

about 60-70% of youtube uploads are just bosomy women

Totally not related at all.
posted by the atomic kung fu panda bandit inquisition at 6:20 PM on January 20, 2012


Someone needs to back away slowly from their keyboard and make sure they took today's medication.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 6:35 PM on January 20, 2012 [20 favorites]


Slack-a-gogo: "Suddenly Old Skull seem like late bloomers."

Never heard of them before. Just read their story, kinda sad. :(
posted by symbioid at 6:43 PM on January 20, 2012


The end of Cex's Rjyan Kidwell's Funeral has an adorable sample of (what I assume to be) him reading a children's book when he was a kid. (@ 6:35)

And Manitoba (now Caribou) has a sample (again, I imagine it's a sample of him as a kid) in the track Happy Ending (@2:18).
posted by symbioid at 6:55 PM on January 20, 2012


I remember he got a knit hat in the station's funding drive that our production engineer (who was a 40-something mom) had knitted that said CKDU over and over around the brim, so everybody of course thought it said DUCKDUCKDUCK.

I always heard that the C was mandated for station IDs, the DU stood for Dalhousie University and the K was chosen precisely for the DUCKDUCKDUCK effect. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing old station materials with a duck mascot on them as well.
posted by Vectorcon Systems at 7:13 PM on January 20, 2012


Those trees...those Queensland plates...I sense something; a presence I've not felt since...

Is that Queens Park in Townsville? Help me out here, Tumid.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 7:16 PM on January 20, 2012


Minor threat indeed.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:21 PM on January 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


I always heard that the C was mandated for station IDs, the DU stood for Dalhousie University and the K was chosen precisely for the DUCKDUCKDUCK effect. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing old station materials with a duck mascot on them as well.
posted by Vectorcon Systems at 9:13 PM on January 20


Really?! I never heard that, or saw the duck stuff. I'd love to see it. We always joked that "CK" stood for "campus kommunity."
posted by joannemerriam at 7:32 PM on January 20, 2012


Soooo Australian.

I'm not sure I understand one word of what the atomic kung fu panda bandit inquisition wrote. Nor am I sure that I want to.
posted by taff at 8:08 PM on January 20, 2012


FNAFNABLABLABLAFNA

posted by the atomic kung fu panda bandit inquisition at 6:20 PM on January 20 [+] [!]


sorry, couldn't hear you too busy rocking out with Juliet and her dog Robert (who is awesome)
posted by Sebmojo at 11:15 PM on January 20, 2012


Hi, the atomic kung fu panda bandit inquisition, can you please link to whatever video you were watching? The video we are all commenting on is here.
posted by tantrumthecat at 8:01 AM on January 21, 2012


I accidentally clicked through Juliet and got to the boob lady you guys were talking about. It looks like all her videos feature her discussing issues of the day while showing her cleavage. It's nice cleavage and she's very pretty and has a charming lilt to her voice, but it does seem like kind of a weird thing for someone to do. Still, every now and then someone ascends to the heavens of a paying media job from YouTube, and that's probably a good ways to get eyes on you...?
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:54 AM on January 21, 2012


I just watched the video again and my feeling is that the reason it's so great is because every single aspect of it is very well done. The song, the production of the song, Juliet's performance and screen presence, the production design of the video, the editing. If any part of this had been just mediocre and not-quite-right, the whole thing would have ended up being mediocre.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 8:56 AM on January 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just watched the video again and my feeling is that the reason it's so great is because every single aspect of it is very well done.

I would argue that, like all hardcore, it would be better live.
posted by coolguymichael at 2:45 PM on January 21, 2012


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