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June 29, 2012 1:09 AM   Subscribe

You're Gonna Make It Today: a reassuring message for these troubled times, delivered in the universal language of late 90's synthpop. [slyt]
posted by prize bull octorok (24 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is the joke that none of them are playing an instrument?
posted by dunkadunc at 1:22 AM on June 29, 2012


Those were some fat lines. Of something that looked nothing at all like cocaine....
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:46 AM on June 29, 2012


This is more akin to late 1980s synth.
When synthpop was AOR/FM corporate shite.

So, as you can imagine, this bored me to tears.
posted by Mezentian at 2:06 AM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Late 90's synthpop?
posted by PapaLobo at 2:07 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I made it 1:18 before the sudden, cleansing vom.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 2:43 AM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Just so you know, Sean Drinkwater is also a member of Freezepop. This song was written with more than a dash of kitsch and irony.
posted by dunkadunc at 3:29 AM on June 29, 2012


Those guys have evaluated many different possibilities and come to the conclusion that it's going be OK. I'm grateful that they have constructed a message to communicate the results of their analysis to me. It makes me feel better to know that it's going to be OK.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:49 AM on June 29, 2012


You know why you're going to "be OK"? 'Cuz none of that shit's gonna happen. It's likely that the worst thing that is gonna happen to you today is spilling that Starbuck's coffee on your dress shirt on the way to work.

If they did a song about how to get a coffee stain out of a light blue shirt, I would listen all the way though.
posted by HuronBob at 4:10 AM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


There need to be more songs about how to do laundry.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:12 AM on June 29, 2012


You know, lets be honest here if the "overlord" has enslaved your family and they're probing your brain with electron beams while you wash their feet with your tongue, and they ship you off to an asteroid to mine minerals...

You're probably not going to be OK, and frankly, you may not make it today.

But by all means enjoy those fat rails of sugar.
posted by delmoi at 4:33 AM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hah! freezeframe at 4:29 to see what they're snorting
posted by delmoi at 4:37 AM on June 29, 2012


So the joke that I didn't watch the video for long enough to get to was that they make it through the day with the aid of cocaine? Well, that's very modestly cute, I guess. In the meantime, I'm currently listening to "I Can Dream About You" from the Streets of Fire soundtrack, suggested by YouTube, so it's not a total loss.
posted by Halloween Jack at 4:58 AM on June 29, 2012


I just love these videos that are going viral. It's up to 970 views already. By tomorrow, it could reach as much as 980 or even 985 views.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:16 AM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


So the joke that I didn't watch the video for long enough to get to was that they make it through the day with the aid of cocaine?

No, but thanks for commenting anyway!

The guy in the red shirt could be plopped down in modern-day Brooklyn if only he had a tiny bit of facial hair.
posted by the young rope-rider at 5:21 AM on June 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have no idea what's going on here, but life has reached the point where this is my new theme song.
posted by EvaDestruction at 5:45 AM on June 29, 2012


What timely satire.

Take that, gakked-out no-talent 80's synth-pop bands!
posted by Fritz Langwedge at 6:38 AM on June 29, 2012


I like it. Irony and all.
posted by punkfloyd at 6:39 AM on June 29, 2012


There need to be more songs about how to do laundry.

*ahem*.
It's not coffee stains, but a condiment is a start, right?
posted by Mezentian at 7:00 AM on June 29, 2012


An important reference point.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 7:43 AM on June 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Is that Paul Snider on synthiseizer?
posted by stormpooper at 8:15 AM on June 29, 2012


heh, I love freezepop. They have this strange ability to make AMAZINGLY GOOD songs, and AMAZINGLY BAD music videos. seriously.

Their latest foray: they have this song called "Doppelganger." So they made two versions with two music videos - literally doppelgangers of themselves. And they made a weird web page so you can play them both and switch between them.

yeah. i recommend listening to the music play in a different tab before watching the actual videos.
posted by rebent at 8:26 AM on June 29, 2012


and both of those songs are covers of the original version
posted by rebent at 8:29 AM on June 29, 2012


shtick dreck
posted by Twang at 4:21 PM on June 29, 2012


There need to be more songs about how to do laundry.

This should start you off nicely.
posted by en forme de poire at 6:56 PM on June 29, 2012


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