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January 17, 2010 6:09 AM   Subscribe

What do you do when you run out of gancha?
posted by Blazecock Pileon (62 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Go buy some more? Of course, I have a bank account and do not need to wait for my next allowance from mom...
posted by Meatbomb at 6:22 AM on January 17, 2010 [6 favorites]


I remember a time 30 years ago when I ran out. Wait... I don't... remember.
posted by netbros at 6:22 AM on January 17, 2010 [5 favorites]


And if you have your wits about you you can line up your next buy when the bag is down to the last eighth or so. and NEVER RUN OUT OF GANCHA!!!1
posted by Meatbomb at 6:23 AM on January 17, 2010


Drink !!
posted by lobstah at 6:24 AM on January 17, 2010


Who runs out? Noob.
posted by fourcheesemac at 6:25 AM on January 17, 2010 [6 favorites]


Small point of order: "what you gonna do" is more a cautionary and hypothetical question - it would seem that the song is warning you to be careful not to run out of gancha. "What do you do" is more a simple question perhaps seeking advice or simply starting a conversation.
posted by Meatbomb at 6:26 AM on January 17, 2010 [11 favorites]


Uh, just how stoned are you right now?
posted by delmoi at 6:27 AM on January 17, 2010


It is kinda catchy, in a beat-you-over-the-head sort of way.
posted by Dr-Baa at 6:27 AM on January 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


Start writing songs?
posted by fire&wings at 6:29 AM on January 17, 2010


Ganja.

Gancha: straight up trashy. dirty. gross
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:34 AM on January 17, 2010


This is one of those things where it's not funny at first. But then -- after a few minutes -- it becomes moderately funny.
posted by delmoi at 6:35 AM on January 17, 2010


It's funny because they suck. Long hair guitar boy is cute at least.

In vaguely related news, we're supposed to hate Vampire Weekend because they play some ska. Too bad the new album is awesome.
posted by Nelson at 6:35 AM on January 17, 2010


why am i even bothering to comment on such a dull FPP?
posted by infini at 6:36 AM on January 17, 2010


Having spent high school hanging around/with awkward stoner metalheads, I just have to say that this is adorable. I like how the bassist anticipated the MySpace look by about fifteen years.
posted by griphus at 6:42 AM on January 17, 2010


Small point of order"what you gonna do" is more a cautionary and hypothetical question

Dude, you're totally not supposed to smoke the beans.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 6:51 AM on January 17, 2010 [12 favorites]


the relevance engine on urbandictionary is wacked: howard dean, shocker, nazi, sunfire, aryan

uhh... what?
posted by askmehow at 6:55 AM on January 17, 2010


errr, my post was in reference to this, sorry
posted by askmehow at 6:56 AM on January 17, 2010


The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall.

~Bob Marley

Moral: don't run out, or Babylon babble on.
posted by bwg at 7:08 AM on January 17, 2010 [5 favorites]


The guitarist had a Misfits sticker on his guitar, and the bassist was wearing a PiL T-shirt, and this is what they decided to perform? This is an insult to public access television stars all over the world.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 7:14 AM on January 17, 2010


asinine = best of the web?
posted by tybeet at 7:17 AM on January 17, 2010


Mad props Winnipeg! Keepin' it real in '92, my homies!

Actually, by '92 I had already left for good. But community access TV before two decades of intense media consolidation in Canada introduce me to some weird shit.

Oh, and the Youtube commenter who suggests that Winnipeg is somehow a musical wasteland based on this link, I have two suggestions:

1. Dude. You are commenting. On Youtube. You've already lost.
2. Your music sucks.
posted by clvrmnky at 7:20 AM on January 17, 2010


Ganja.

Gancha: straight up trashy. dirty. gross
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:34 AM on January 17 [+] [!]


I was hoping for a song about Ganache, with wacky pastry chef antics.
posted by Comrade_robot at 7:21 AM on January 17, 2010 [3 favorites]


Maybe this would be better on weed.
posted by angrycat at 7:42 AM on January 17, 2010


clvrmnky: "Winnipeg is somehow a musical wasteland"

Pro:
Neil Young
BTO
The Weakerthans/Propaghandi

Con:
Mental Note

clvrmnky: "You are commenting. On Youtube. You've already lost."
On the internet, nobody knows you're a human.
posted by The White Hat at 7:48 AM on January 17, 2010


Hey snarkers! At least they're standing there, trying, doing something. With the new media avalanche that's buried us since this was filmed, it's become so easy to just consume and consume and consume and never lift your finger to produce anything. Props to anyone who takes a creative risk, even if it's just a bunch of sixteen-year-old kids new to the idea of being cultural players rather than passive audience members.
posted by squalor at 7:54 AM on January 17, 2010 [8 favorites]


Wow. Johnny Sizzle had a music show in Winnipeg? I put on a few shows for that guy in Kingston, ON in the late 90's. He's a fucking legend. He played "acoustic hardcore" and had such notable songs as "Drugs are school, School is drugs", "Ron Jeremy for President" and "Hitler's Hair Really Sucked". He really put on a great show! The first show I put on for him, he nearly got into a fight at a strip club across from the venue because he walked in to use the payphone while wearing a shirt that had statements against domestic violence on it. The band that he opened up for had a guitarist from Winnipeg, and the guy was like "holy shit, that's Johnny Sizzle - when I was a kid in Winnipeg I made silk-screened Johnny Sizzle underwear for him". Johnny had insane stories, and still plays around I think.
posted by molecicco at 7:57 AM on January 17, 2010 [7 favorites]


At least they're standing there, trying, doing something.

Song still sucked.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 7:58 AM on January 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


For the life of me I can't figure out why Guy Maddin hasn't made a film about them yet.
posted by Spatch at 8:03 AM on January 17, 2010


Hey snarkers! At least they're standing there, trying, doing something.

So, a "C" for an ill-conceived effort, then.

What grade would you give them for execution? They're off key and the whole video is like nails on a chalkboard.

If they had auditioned on American Idol last season, Paula Abdul would have told them they looked great and were dressed just like real rock stars, right before Simon Cowell tossed them in the wood chipper.
posted by zarq at 8:07 AM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]



Uh, just how stoned are you right now?


Clearly either too much or not enough.
posted by The Whelk at 8:09 AM on January 17, 2010 [3 favorites]


snark all you want, that song's gonna be in my brain all day ...
posted by philip-random at 8:16 AM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


With the new media avalanche that's buried us since this was filmed, it's become so easy to just consume and consume and consume and never lift your finger to produce anything.

Have you ever really LOOKED at the media
posted by DU at 8:25 AM on January 17, 2010


Have you ever really LOOKED at the media

whoa
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:36 AM on January 17, 2010 [6 favorites]


This is just stupid. If you want to hear bad music, listen to the real thing.
posted by kozad at 8:52 AM on January 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


clvrmnky: Oh, and the Youtube commenter who suggests that Winnipeg is somehow a musical wasteland based on this link...

Aaron Funk (Venetian Snares) says "Winnipeg is a frozen shithole." So, it IS a wasteland, but as evidenced by the fact that Venetian Snares is ALSO from Winnipeg, it is certainly NOT a musical wasteland. (c.f. this comment with other bands)
posted by symbioid at 8:52 AM on January 17, 2010


This is so fucking awesome, as is their other song.

One free gancha to anyone who can find more of these dudes.
posted by MetaMonkey at 8:59 AM on January 17, 2010


Hey snarkers! At least they're standing there, trying, doing something.

There is no try.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:08 AM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


All the best musicians are from total shitholes.
posted by Artw at 9:19 AM on January 17, 2010


Nelson, I think Vampire Weekend is awesome until you put them on when you're having a monumentally crappy day. Then they make me want to fly to whatever French colonial villa their parents have time share at and mess up their pretty little trust fund faces. This dichotomy is part of their appeal.

In related, I think the question that this band posits is a timeless one and one that we can all relate to.
posted by dobie at 10:01 AM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Most polished, professional music is soulless and empty. At least this song makes you think.
posted by snofoam at 10:09 AM on January 17, 2010


All the best musicians are from total shitholes.

All the world's a shithole?
posted by philip-random at 10:13 AM on January 17, 2010


All the world's a shithole, and all the shitters shitheads.
posted by Artw at 10:14 AM on January 17, 2010


I love this.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 10:19 AM on January 17, 2010


Meh. They're no MC Bubbla, that's for sure.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:31 AM on January 17, 2010


This reminds me how I was in bands for a long time before I ever learned to play my guitar. This stuff is great, and these kids are awesome.
posted by orville sash at 10:47 AM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


hahaha, so ironic because they clearly have not run out of the ganja...

I'm guessing in their THC soaked minds that sounds pretty good though.
posted by lonelid at 10:52 AM on January 17, 2010



hahaha, so ironic because they clearly have not run out of the ganja...

I'm guessing in their THC soaked minds that sounds pretty good though.


THC soaked minds? I think you've got that reversed. They're in desperate need of some THC to save their musical souls. I'm guessing they've never even smoked the stuff.
posted by Liquidwolf at 11:04 AM on January 17, 2010


Thanks for reminding me of filmmaker and Winnipeg native Guy Maddin's wonderful My Winnipeg.
posted by longsleeves at 11:14 AM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


1992 was a little earlier than another Winnipeg crew was getting together as Break Bread (actually Brandon MB, an even bigger shithole). They've gone a bit further than Mental Note...

Fermented Reptile - Thin Line - My Savings Account - Simple Me
featuring
Mcenroe - Cereal for Dinner - The Realist pt.1 - pt.2, Pip Skid & John Smith & Gruf

Now this is Winnipeg white boy hip hop at its finest.
posted by anthill at 11:25 AM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


But then -- after a few minutes -- it becomes moderately funny.

That's pretty damning for a 2 minute video. I didn't make it past 0:55.
posted by cjorgensen at 11:33 AM on January 17, 2010


I could have gone my whole life without seeing that.
posted by NathanBoy at 1:35 PM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


I wish people would quit bragging about how easy it is to find 'gancha'. It makes me feel inferior and it reminds me how not stoned I am most of the time.
posted by Bonzai at 1:45 PM on January 17, 2010


cjorgensen, that means you missed the guitar solo. Imagine the guitar solo -- really, you're going to pass that up?
posted by genehack at 2:25 PM on January 17, 2010


Maybe this would be better on weed.

No. It's not.

Unless by "better" you mean the much more detailed fantasies of feeding that guy his microphone I have on loop in my head, well, then yeah. That's pretty great.
posted by loquacious at 2:46 PM on January 17, 2010 [3 favorites]


Hey, man, that's a pretty hostile fantasy. Maybe you should smoke some gancha to relax.
posted by palidor at 4:07 PM on January 17, 2010


Is the enjoyment of this video related to previous experience trying to play music in a band as a kid? I was barely involved in it, maybe a couple dozen scattered cacophonous get-togethers over the course of a year or two, during which I made no effort to improve my guitar skills or even learn a single thing about the instrument or music theory generally, and I love this video very deeply, both prior to and after electing myself to high office.
posted by palidor at 4:12 PM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


My favourite reggae joke:

"What does a jamaican say when he runs out of ganja?"
(looking startled, as if suddenly awaken) "Whoa, this music sucks!"

[NOT REGGAE-IST]
posted by _dario at 5:10 PM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


I like how these guys look like all the people I hung around with in 1992.
posted by howrobotsaremade at 6:06 PM on January 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


How completely lame.
posted by Drasher at 6:33 PM on January 17, 2010


Hey snarkers! At least they're standing there, trying, doing something.

Yeah, well, I tried to take a crap in public, but the police didn't give me an A for effort.
posted by dirigibleman at 6:45 PM on January 17, 2010


Oh Canada....oh canada...
posted by hal_c_on at 11:51 PM on January 17, 2010


Hey snarkers! At least they're standing there, trying, doing something. With the new media avalanche that's buried us since this was filmed, it's become so easy to just consume and consume and consume and never lift your finger to produce anything. Props to anyone who takes a creative risk, even if it's just a bunch of sixteen-year-old kids new to the idea of being cultural players rather than passive audience members.

I don't mean to blow your mind, but what if the snarkers are the doers?
posted by speicus at 5:05 PM on January 18, 2010


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