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Do The Indie Kid
April 11, 2008 11:40 AM   Subscribe

Hands Behind Your Back. Do the Indie Kid (SLYT).
posted by jontyjago (49 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
What am I missing?
posted by Keith Talent at 11:46 AM on April 11, 2008


I wish there were something as a Back Page Post.
posted by resurrexit at 11:48 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


There are back page posts. You need Antarctic Adventure and Comic Bakery to warp there, though.
posted by sonic meat machine at 12:01 PM on April 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


fRIDAY mADNESS!
posted by Dizzy at 12:04 PM on April 11, 2008


This is terrible.
posted by nasreddin at 12:07 PM on April 11, 2008


I thought it was fun.
posted by weston at 12:09 PM on April 11, 2008


The Dismemberment Plan wrote a (I submit) much better song dealing with same issue. Do the Standing Still, from The Dismemberment Plan is Terrified. Here is a pretty bad youtube video of them performing it.

I remember hearing a live performance of them right after Emergency & I came out. They were basically performing at a strip mall -- you could hear 8 or 10 people milling around and barely applauding. It made me unspeakably happy that they did this song.
posted by penduluum at 12:12 PM on April 11, 2008


I prefer the TimeWarp.... just saying...
posted by HuronBob at 12:12 PM on April 11, 2008


*Stands in the back of this thread, nods head appreciatively to the beat*
posted by drezdn at 12:18 PM on April 11, 2008


the mediocre-est of the web.
posted by Hat Maui at 12:23 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey, hey, 16K!

What does that get you today?
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:26 PM on April 11, 2008


This is fantastically bad.
posted by Evstar at 12:27 PM on April 11, 2008


Hmmm...
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:31 PM on April 11, 2008


Oh yeah, here's a link. A guy's shirt in the video reminded me of this.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:31 PM on April 11, 2008


Jeez. If your gonna poke fun of the "kids" at least don't act like your own efforts are too deadly dull for even YOU to appreciate.

And of course the easy "indie kid" comeback will be a song titled: "Lose some weight there grandpa before you have a stroke."
posted by tkchrist at 12:43 PM on April 11, 2008


STEVE!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:43 PM on April 11, 2008


My goodness. That was poor without being funny or interesting. Like bronchitis.
posted by RokkitNite at 12:51 PM on April 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


It's a funny (although not very original) idea to mock the nondancingness of kids at rock shows, but the song isn't all that great and the video isn't either.
posted by 23skidoo at 12:55 PM on April 11, 2008


I thought it was sweet. I guess my taste is lousy :(
posted by Deathalicious at 1:06 PM on April 11, 2008


If you are considering watching that whole video, I'll warn you know they don't light themselves on fire at the end.
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 1:17 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I love this song, and this video. The guy's blog is hilarious, too. But if you think the song and the video suck you probably won't find the blog amusing in the least.

I fink its GRATE.
posted by mwhybark at 1:27 PM on April 11, 2008


Who are these people and why should I care whether they suck?
posted by Sys Rq at 1:43 PM on April 11, 2008


I liked the song! Video meh. Really, I came in here to pimp the Plan, but penduluum beat me to it. I would pay untellable sums to see them again again please again. WHAT AM I DOING!?!12lkwejf
posted by wemayfreeze at 1:50 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


They have funny accents. KILL THEM!
posted by Senator at 1:50 PM on April 11, 2008


No, the clock, the clock, focus on the clock.
posted by 517 at 1:51 PM on April 11, 2008


I liked it.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 1:51 PM on April 11, 2008


I'll give them some credit for completely nailing that late-80's Flying Nun Kiwipop sound, but the lyrics are... Are they supposed to be funny? They seem like they want to be. They're mostly just dull, though.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:57 PM on April 11, 2008


FWIW there was a song called "Do The Standing Still" back in the late 70s I believe, by Table.

See also "Zombie Dance" by The Cramps.

People have been shuffling around at shows for a long time.
posted by stinkycheese at 2:03 PM on April 11, 2008


Or standing still, I should say.
posted by stinkycheese at 2:04 PM on April 11, 2008


Stinkycheese, I was just about to mention The Table's classic "Do The Standing Still," on a Virgin Records 7". Much better than this.
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 2:05 PM on April 11, 2008


It's a good 'un.
posted by stinkycheese at 2:12 PM on April 11, 2008


I loved it, but I was an early 90's indie kid myself so I'm a dog for that Pavlovian brand of pop.
posted by schoolgirl report at 2:14 PM on April 11, 2008


If anyone else was curious, The Table's "Do The Standing Still" can be found here. I'm happy to report to pendulum and wemayfreeze that dplan is still king of this particular hill. (and any hills involving Boston, gyroscopes, DC, wintertime, memory, bombs, feelings, bras, boxing, I-95, etc)
posted by soma lkzx at 2:23 PM on April 11, 2008


Hey, Hey, 16K is better.
posted by zsazsa at 2:23 PM on April 11, 2008


Frankly, if an indie kid ever moves his or her hips, he or she is not indie enough. Death to false indie!
posted by whir at 2:24 PM on April 11, 2008


Frankly, if an indie kid ever moves his or her hips, he or she is not indie enough. Death to false indie!

I once danced so hard at a Radiohead show that my glasses flew off my face and broke. My skinny-jeans-and-Sauconys-wearing friends seemed so mortified that they almost couldn't bring themselves to talk to me.

Also: I'm so glad I'm not the only person here who would give up limbs to see the dplan back together.
posted by penduluum at 2:44 PM on April 11, 2008


lame to the max
posted by Exchequer at 3:09 PM on April 11, 2008


Ordinary is the new meh.
posted by humannaire at 3:21 PM on April 11, 2008


Christ-like mince.
posted by jack_mo at 3:23 PM on April 11, 2008


Good fun. I miss being an indie kid. Not looking forward to my gran trying to dance to the pixies at my wedding either. I can relate.
posted by twistedonion at 3:32 PM on April 11, 2008


Not looking forward to my gran trying to dance to the pixies at my wedding either.

Honestly, that should be one of your two or three biggest reasons to even bother having a ceremony and reception and everything.
posted by sparkletone at 3:59 PM on April 11, 2008


[this post sucks] and the song does too
posted by gen at 4:18 PM on April 11, 2008


Thank you for explaining, 23skidoo. I was really lost.

Note: Not a snark, being honest.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 4:25 PM on April 11, 2008


I liked the Pretty Flowers version better.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:35 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't usually like middle-aged people's rock music, but this was fine. It might be because I'm a sucker for any dance song though.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:47 PM on April 11, 2008


I liked the Pretty Flowers version better.

RUSTY BOTTOM ORGASMS.
posted by loquacious at 7:23 PM on April 11, 2008


This reminds me of why I'm indienial and not just indie. I move my hips too much.
posted by indienial at 8:31 PM on April 11, 2008


Crank dat.
posted by dhartung at 12:25 AM on April 12, 2008


Honestly, that should be one of your two or three biggest reasons to even bother having a ceremony and reception and everything.

heh, true enough!
posted by twistedonion at 3:10 AM on April 12, 2008


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