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July 11, 2014 9:14 AM   Subscribe

In "These Aren't the Droids" Neko Case (previously) and Kelly Hogan (previously) imagine a future designed by teenaged fanboys, and Ellie Kemper plays the unlucky wife of a Stromtrooper. [SLYT]

The song is part of a album to benefit 2776.
posted by Room 641-A (23 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
They clearly desire a future with waaaaay more body hair than really seems necessary.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:28 AM on July 11


Love it (OK I basically want to hang out with Kelly Hogan in Star Wars cosplay forever). The rest of the album looks interesting too. I think this Christmas tale will find a spot on my December cheer playlist.
posted by muddgirl at 9:32 AM on July 11


They clearly desire a future with waaaaay more body hair than really seems necessary.

"Dudes with pubes!" Body hair did indeed come up a lot of times in the song.
posted by Dip Flash at 9:37 AM on July 11


I wonder how many nerds are on the ground twitching after noticing she's got Princess Leia hair yet she's wearing a Star Trek shirt.

This is so damn awesome and there is no fucking way in hell I will even glance at the comments because I already know how awful they probably are.
posted by bondcliff at 9:37 AM on July 11 [8 favorites]


Hey, why did Neko Case cancel her Sled Island show at Olympic Plaza? In her absence the Sled people opened the gates and Joel Plaskett played a free show, which was amazing, so indirect thanks to Neko Case I guess, but I never heard why she cancelled. This was June 21.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 9:45 AM on July 11 [1 favorite]


So.... Female nerds have a vision of the future that is just as uncompelling as male nerds?

You didn't really have to make a whole twee song to convince me. I already knew.
posted by poe at 9:46 AM on July 11 [4 favorites]


Her website says "travel circumstances out of her control".
posted by muddgirl at 9:47 AM on July 11 [1 favorite]


I think I may have searched for "2276" by mistake, because there was a post about the album previously.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:49 AM on July 11 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I did that other post, but I sort of buried the lede (Awesome Neko/Kelly song!) and there wasn't a video yet. So no harm, no foul.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:52 AM on July 11


This is kind of my new favorite thing ever. And in case you need a further injection of awesome into it, here's the cover for the song designed by Kelly's BFF Lynda Barry
posted by bookwo3107 at 9:54 AM on July 11 [1 favorite]


This is so damn awesome and there is no fucking way in hell I will even glance at the comments because I already know how awful they probably are.

Actually, the only negative-ish comments were feminist folk jumping to defense of nerd culture as more inclusive to women than the video/song would lead a person to believe. I think that there's an exception-that-proves-the-rule argument and maybe a hey-they're-writing-a-comedy-song argument against that, but in any case, I think we can all agree that it's cool the comments aren't the stupid dudebro asshattery we might have feared they'd be.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:57 AM on July 11


I think we can all agree that it's cool the comments aren't the stupid dudebro asshattery we might have feared they'd be.

That's quite a relief, thanks. Still not gonna read 'em.
posted by bondcliff at 10:01 AM on July 11 [1 favorite]


Also, can I just say for the record that I would like to be best friends with Neko and Kelly? The partner and I saw them when they hit Chicago for their tour for The Worse Things Get... and they were not only phenomenal, but their on-stage patter was hilarious. Bonus: Eric Bachmann is in the band these days and he and Neko sang Crooked Fingers' "Sleep All Summer" in the encore, which was freaking stunning.

There isn't a finer singer alive than Neko Case and if you think there is, please MeMail your address so that I can come over and blow raspberries at you in front of your neighbors.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:05 AM on July 11 [9 favorites]


Fuck yeah, Neko Case! If God ever says to me, "Why should I let humanity continue?" I'll be like, "Neko Case! Case closed!"
posted by Mo Nickels at 10:11 AM on July 11 [4 favorites]


There isn't a finer singer alive than Neko Case

When she announced her recent Austin gig on Twitter, I replied that "I'm out of town playing a private party, but If I were playing bass in your band, I wouldn't have to miss the show." Alas, she never responded. :-( :'-(
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:15 AM on July 11


So.... Female nerds have a vision of the future that is just as uncompelling as male nerds?

You didn't really have to make a whole twee song to convince me. I already knew.


It's enough to hope that women have a future they get to choose for themselves without insisting it be better than the one they don't get to choose.
posted by maxsparber at 10:20 AM on July 11 [1 favorite]


Devils Rancher, you are no doubt a fine musician, but Neko's bass player probably kicks your ass at beardedness.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:21 AM on July 11


Kelly: Oh, and a cougar is an animal.
Neko: An animal that eats you whole and poops you out on a rock!


Love these gals!
posted by Atom Eyes at 10:28 AM on July 11


Devils Rancher, you are no doubt a fine musician, but Neko's bass player probably kicks your ass at beardedness.

That's a downside of my NA ancestry -- everyone always kicks my ass at beardedness.

:'-( :'-(
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:29 AM on July 11


They clearly desire a future with waaaaay more body hair than really seems necessary.

Backlash against the current fashion for none at all.
posted by DarlingBri at 10:54 AM on July 11


There isn't a finer singer alive than Neko Case

Shoot dang, you know that's right.
posted by palomar at 11:10 AM on July 11


They clearly desire a future with waaaaay more body hair than really seems necessary.

ZARDOZ
posted by benzenedream at 4:43 PM on July 11 [1 favorite]


I get it and I appreciate it, and its super fun, but it was a little too "white bread" nerd. Star Trek and Star Wars? Nothing else (mix'n'matching notwithstanding)?

Catchy tune. Featured 50mL Falcons, hurray!, but liquid nitrogen? Bah.
posted by porpoise at 9:04 PM on July 11


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