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June 25, 2006 10:54 AM   Subscribe

Kelly Likes Shoes.
posted by fandango_matt (67 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I thought it was good.
posted by delmoi at 11:08 AM on June 25, 2006


i saw this maybe 3 or 4 months ago minus the intro, not sure if that added anything worth while to it or not, but regardless i love this video.
posted by sourbrew at 11:09 AM on June 25, 2006


In all fairness, she doesn't so much like shoes as she likes shopping for shoes. She seems to think most shoes suck.

I also though the video was funny.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:13 AM on June 25, 2006


Funny. Reminds me of Bruce McCulloch's (of Kids in the Hall fame) work for some reason...
posted by Ricky_gr10 at 11:17 AM on June 25, 2006


This is the final straw. I'm leaving Metafilter.
The best of the web has eluded us for far too long.



(/this sucks)
posted by Balisong at 11:19 AM on June 25, 2006 [2 favorites]


Definitely shades of KITH, but more Mark McKinney than Bruce. I am pretty sure it's not a she, either :)
posted by neustile at 11:21 AM on June 25, 2006


duh
posted by puke & cry at 11:27 AM on June 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


You're right, tristeza. Since most of "the best of the web" apparenly moved to YouTube, I might as well just go hang out there.
posted by c13 at 11:27 AM on June 25, 2006


I was so expecting that to suck, but it ruled.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 11:28 AM on June 25, 2006


One of the few YouTube posts that I've actually thought was worthwhile. Well done.
posted by public at 11:32 AM on June 25, 2006


Man, way to take out your pent-up aggression on that poor clerk, bigfoot.
posted by graventy at 11:38 AM on June 25, 2006


Definitely shades of KITH, but more Mark McKinney than Bruce. I am pretty sure it's not a she, either :)

I was thinking Scott Thompson, personally.
posted by Gary at 11:49 AM on June 25, 2006


I was thinking Scott Thompson, too, but maybe only because they look slightly alike. Definitely KitH-style humour, though.
posted by scarylarry at 11:53 AM on June 25, 2006


Hmmm, I found it more reminiscent of the characterizations of Kevin McDonald.
posted by Flashman at 12:09 PM on June 25, 2006


Hmm, my first comment was actually a response to some criticism, which has now been removed, leaving my comment to stand alone, and apear a little vapid.
posted by delmoi at 12:10 PM on June 25, 2006


Kinda reminded me of an early Devo video.
posted by Afroblanco at 12:12 PM on June 25, 2006


Wouldn't it just be easier if Metafilter automatically redirected you to YouTube?
posted by Davenhill at 12:22 PM on June 25, 2006


Apparently sometime during the aging process there comes a point where the ability to identify coolness and ruleness decreases to the point where only a pharmaceutical solution will bring it back to life. That sucked and get off my lawn.
posted by mss at 12:26 PM on June 25, 2006


Great! A one liner to you tube! Can't get enough of these! Excellent!
posted by parki at 12:27 PM on June 25, 2006


Totally Kevin McDonaldesque.
posted by Quiplash at 12:29 PM on June 25, 2006


Of course Kelly needs shoes. "She" will be walking, while "her" twin got a car besides a computer. How come no one noticed the male preference?
posted by Cranberry at 12:30 PM on June 25, 2006


Horrible
posted by thirteenkiller at 12:31 PM on June 25, 2006


Looooved it. As I love shoes, yea verily.
posted by kalimac at 12:35 PM on June 25, 2006


So funny! It reminded me of Bruce McColluch, too.

YouTube is getting big, and a convenient way to share videos, so of course we're going to be seeing many posts linking to YouTube.
posted by Titania at 12:38 PM on June 25, 2006


another day, another 30 fucking youtube posts.
posted by photoslob at 12:53 PM on June 25, 2006


Tammy!
posted by skullbee at 12:55 PM on June 25, 2006


Yeah, give the YouTube hating a rest. Judge the content.
posted by brundlefly at 1:00 PM on June 25, 2006


What is this? Should I click on it?
posted by nowonmai at 1:01 PM on June 25, 2006


I clicked on it. I still don't know what it is.
posted by nowonmai at 1:12 PM on June 25, 2006


What is this? Should I click on it?

Too bad that can't be written in red pen in the margin.
posted by StickyCarpet at 1:12 PM on June 25, 2006


MetaFilter: What is this? Should I click on it?
posted by brundlefly at 1:13 PM on June 25, 2006


yawn
posted by BillsR100 at 1:17 PM on June 25, 2006


It is good shoes, and a good video.
posted by oddman at 1:23 PM on June 25, 2006


Yes, Kelly likes shoes.
Kinda slow until the end.
"I thought it was good."


Rainy afternoon.
Cleaning clothes, surfing the web.
Nice short diversion.
posted by Bort at 1:25 PM on June 25, 2006


At least we all agree that it is not at all reminiscent of David Foley.
posted by TonyRobots at 1:26 PM on June 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


or is it?
posted by puke & cry at 1:44 PM on June 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


Personally, I like a lot of the YouTube links, however the Metafilter archive is going to look a bit broken if/when YouTube folds or transfers its assets to YouTubeTwo...
posted by runkelfinker at 1:47 PM on June 25, 2006


Kinda reminded me of an early Devo video.

Except Devo was brilliant. This on the other hand was just awful. It actually kind of pissed me off it was so bad.
posted by andywolf at 1:49 PM on June 25, 2006


bad
posted by marxchivist at 1:50 PM on June 25, 2006


good
posted by mullacc at 1:56 PM on June 25, 2006


CONTROVERSIAL
posted by delmoi at 2:04 PM on June 25, 2006


just right
posted by brundlefly at 2:05 PM on June 25, 2006


Great, another ~4:00 Youtube has stolen from me that I will never get back.
posted by xmltok at 2:05 PM on June 25, 2006


...Doesn't YouTube have its own comments thingamajigger? Not that I'm the sort to ever suggest censorship in MeFi, but it doesn't seem logical to just start MeFi'ing every amusing YouTube vid that comes along, when you can comment about YouTube INSIDE YouTube. Why would anyone think "oh gee I must link this to MF" when whatever you have on mind to say you can say IN YouTube? I mean it's like MeFi' FPP linking to Slashdot. Sure you CAN do it, but WHY? It makes no rational sense.
posted by ZachsMind at 2:13 PM on June 25, 2006


If a site has a comment feature, it's irrational to link to it? Not following you. Why ever link to blog posts then? Or even some newspaper sites?

"YouTube" links are video links. The site hosting the videos should be irrelevant.
posted by brundlefly at 2:24 PM on June 25, 2006


First and foremost, can we agree that a single YouTube post doth not a Mefi post make?

Second, it was clever and funny -- I laughed.

But. I was sad as a result. More disposable shit. We'll see another one tomorrow, no one will remember and care about this in a year. We're in a period now where crassness is the new aesthetic -- while I do rather like bands like Mindless Self Indulgence, there's an underlying feeling of amorality and cynicism (in "indie") or hostility (in "rap") that isn't going away.

The fact that the music in the Shoes video -- or the video itself for that matter -- could easily have been made 20 years ago with literally no changes is also really sad.

Please don't tell me that this is the cynicism of an older man. I've talked to countless people who are 20 years older than me and they said that even if you hated the music of the 60s and 70s, it was clear that something important was happening.

Kids today for the most part don't even *like* their generation's own music. It's hearbreaking to talk to a 21-year old who's far more knowledgeable about today's music than you are and doesn't like any of it.

I hope something exciting happens soon because I'm getting pretty frustrated here. I loved the electronica movement: not that I really liked Prodigy or the Chemical Brother that much but at least it was a new sound, and music from people like Fatboy Slim and The Orb are not only very clever and funny and moving and often kickass dance music but also satisfying, complex works that grow on repeated listening. But at least in mainstream America, electronica went right from fringe to car commercials, barely even touching the radio on the way.

And who are our great performers?! It's not the electronica people, though they sound great. Jarvis Cocker? April Lavigne?

Again, there's lots of great music out there. I see it all the time but that's because I go to a lot of really small clubs in the middle of nowhere (in Brooklyn or Queens or...) to see these bands that clearly labours of love rather than any sort of attempt to do anything that's economically viable.

The saddest part is that I mostly don't get to see them twice.

Here's three high-energy bands that I really liked in just such venues.

Friends Forever plays their entire set in and around their van (on the street outside the club) including all sorts of small-scale, low-budget pyrotechnics and paraphenalia. I was charmed to death.

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum is really one of the most interesting performing acts out there, combining absolutely exceptional musical chops, really strange, beautiful and terrifying material, and an array fantastic-sounding of home-made and exotic instruments to devastating effect. Their live performances are unforgettable and often use dancers (frequently Shinichi Momo Koga, who's perhaps the most versatile Butoh dancer I ever saw) and other performance aspects as a carefully choreographed part of their show.

STGM do seem to make a living off their music but they are constantly touring. See them if you possibly can.

A local band, Aqui, seem to have already disbanded, and that is a terrible shame, though their debut album doesn't do them justice. A tight rhythm section with a demon bassist is the engine though their guitarist is, well, very competent. However, the best part of the band, and one that doesn't come through at all in the album, is the lead singer, Stephonic X. A little girl with a big heavy metal voice, a massive range, frenetic energy and a cheap-ass guitar delay on her microphone, the stage is unable to contain her energy and she's constantly in the audience, running up deep into the personal space of members of the audience and delivering her lyrics like the wrath of God.

I chatted a few times with them and I kept trying to get her to get a real (and still affordable) delay like a DL-4 but I never managed to really engage her. A shame as that same single ~600ms mono delay got a little tiresome by the end of the show (though she did manage to wreak some havoc with the feedback and tempo controls, I always wanted to hear her with the Line 6's Tweak and Tweeze controls and 20-odd delay emulations).

Um, it's hard to sum that little ramble up, but I'd say that it's a shame that crass, derivative, and amoral music seem all the rage these days when there are plenty of exciting live bands out there (and of course all that good studio electronica).
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 2:39 PM on June 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


I found the minimalist repetitive simplicty of the lyrics quite hypnotic.

Also, it reminded me of the German Band TRIO for some odd reason.
posted by gcbv at 2:51 PM on June 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


Second, it was clever and funny -- I laughed.

Really? The topic of girls digging shopping for shoes is still funny? AND clever?
posted by c13 at 3:09 PM on June 25, 2006


I thought you were leaving, c13?
posted by puke & cry at 3:36 PM on June 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


Yes, it totally reminded me of Bruce McCulloch as Tammy.
posted by Alison at 3:46 PM on June 25, 2006


/hopes Balisong doesn't let the door smack him in the bum on the way out...
posted by pax digita at 3:49 PM on June 25, 2006


"Kelly"'s homepage. I liked the "hard-hitting questions" video, cause I ask those same tough questions every day.
posted by neda at 3:54 PM on June 25, 2006


Funnier the first time fandango matt posted it to metachat. Still, pretty much the worst post ever made.

YouTube is getting big, and a convenient way to share videos, so of course we're going to be seeing many posts linking to YouTube.
posted by Titania


Says the person who's been here a week.
posted by gtr at 3:58 PM on June 25, 2006


I thought you were leaving, c13?

Neh. It's Sunday, it's raining..
posted by c13 at 4:21 PM on June 25, 2006


I'm pretty sure that was a self-post because I can't believe that anybody actually found that anything other than third-hand, recycled, amateurish, poor and dull.
posted by Hogshead at 5:05 PM on June 25, 2006


I loved the electronica movement: not that I really liked Prodigy or the Chemical Brother that much but at least it was a new sound

Um, perhaps if you hadn't been listening to the best dance music for the previous five years or so. For my money, none of it was a patch on it's black American forerunners like Todd Terry, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, the Masters at Work guys, etc., etc.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:56 PM on June 25, 2006


there's an underlying feeling of amorality and cynicism (in "indie") or hostility (in "rap") that isn't going away.

Whatever, bitch.

I kid.

Seriously -- if you can't find music that a substatial number of people listen to that you think is worth hearing, you're probably have very uncommon (in a literal sense) taste. That's it. It doesn't mean everyone else become cynical. (If you want some rap that's incredibly non-hostile, try "Bright Moments" by Pedestrian. Or any of a million other tracks; that's just the least hostile one I could think of.)

More disposable shit.

Since when has metafilter not trafficed (at least peripherally) in the disposable?
posted by Tlogmer at 6:08 PM on June 25, 2006


Says the person who's been here a week.
posted by gtr


Oh, you're so cool because you joined five years ago. I've been reading Metafilter for two years. I checked your profile. Three comments in five years, and two of them are to make fun of people who just joined.
posted by Titania at 6:27 PM on June 25, 2006


substatial number of people listen to that you think is worth hearing, you're probably have

I'm too embarrassed to actually correct those typos.
posted by Tlogmer at 7:37 PM on June 25, 2006


Seems that some like and some don't...like most other posts. Why do some want to stop the half that like what they don't?
posted by UseyurBrain at 8:08 PM on June 25, 2006


Fuck all you haters.

Funny video, funny little song, a fun little waste of time. Does MeFi always have to be so cerebral?

Come on.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:38 PM on June 25, 2006


The only thing worse than a "bad" post is the stick-assed black turtleneck brigade whining about it.

"Does MeFi always have to be so cerebral?"

Yes. It makes it special.

I hate special.
posted by moneyjane at 11:27 PM on June 25, 2006


dnab, thank you. You know, for all the supposedly "clever" material people just LOOOOVE that gets put on here that some geek made in his bedroom that TRULY sucks, this video deserves some credit. That is a truly funny mofo. But fandango_matt maybe you could just add obligatory links to a few shoe manufacturers so the web-elitists with no sense of humor don't feel so cheated.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 11:28 PM on June 25, 2006


What Would Jesus immy Choos?
posted by rob511 at 11:29 PM on June 25, 2006


"Seriously -- if you can't find music that a substatial number of people listen to that you think is worth hearing, you're probably have very uncommon (in a literal sense) taste. That's it. It doesn't mean everyone else become cynical."

I didn't say that -- I said that the *content of the music* is cynical. The "shoes" song and Mindless Self Indulgence were held up as examples of this.

Oh, and as for the "web elitists" -- Metafilter is supposed to be the "best of the web". If it degenerates into an endless series of minor YouTube posts, it won't be... and we won't be able to keep up with it either.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 6:53 AM on June 26, 2006


I think they totally nailed the early-eighties bleakness with the cartoony parents and scenario taboot. Definately very Kids In The Hall-esque indeed, especially the Hell-fire twist at the end (reminded me of the guitar/devil/soul-selling sketch) - more Mark McKinney than Kevin McDonald I think... Well done video - much better than most video links I've seen up here in a long time... down with the haters, You Tube is just a host.
posted by weezy at 10:57 AM on June 26, 2006


Waste my time.

Later,
fandango_matt
posted by parm=serial at 7:14 PM on June 26, 2006


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