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January 21, 2011 9:55 PM   Subscribe

NEPHICIDE by JOGGER (SLYT)
posted by p3on (44 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Now I want to put on some clean clothes and sit on the beach.
posted by cogneuro at 10:25 PM on January 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think this is what Patton Oswalt was getting at in this article: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/12/ff_angrynerd_geekculture/all/1

I like it.
posted by coolxcool=rad at 10:31 PM on January 21, 2011


Those kids sure don't like beverages. Orange juice, coffee, Capri Sun, smoothie: all rejected.
posted by mhum at 10:43 PM on January 21, 2011 [4 favorites]


My dad's not a phone. DUH!
posted by erniepan at 10:55 PM on January 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yes. More of this, please.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:10 PM on January 21, 2011


Those kids sure don't like beverages. Orange juice, coffee, Capri Sun, smoothie: all rejected.

You forgot the blood. They also rejected the blood.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:11 PM on January 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


You plucked this from Jeph Jacques' twitter feed, didn't you. Admit it.
posted by sarastro at 11:15 PM on January 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Got it from friend's fb wall actually
posted by p3on at 11:23 PM on January 21, 2011


See, I never would have thought to try to get my atmospheric-indie-pop friends and my death metal friends to collabo-jam, but, now, that seems to be a short-coming on my part. When the back of your mind says, "Never the twain shall meet", I guess you have to ignore it. It seems concessions were made though: a drum machine replacing the double-bass drum, hmmm.
posted by coolxcool=rad at 11:31 PM on January 21, 2011


*or is it Black Metal (I used to get yelled at a lot about that)
posted by coolxcool=rad at 11:43 PM on January 21, 2011


if they were black, this would be an effective new black panther party recruitment tool.
posted by artof.mulata at 11:43 PM on January 21, 2011


coolxcool=rad: It's neither, but definitely more Black Metal-influence here than Death. Re: Map of Metal. Previously.
posted by jet_manifesto at 11:52 PM on January 21, 2011


jet_manifesto,

Thank you, sir. I didn't know what to make of it at first but when I saw Visual Kei included, it was then that I realized that I had some serious geography to explore and learn from.
posted by coolxcool=rad at 12:00 AM on January 22, 2011


When the back of your mind says, "Never the twain shall meet", I guess you have to ignore it.

Not if your mind is telling you that rap and metal shouldn't meet.
posted by palacewalls at 12:01 AM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not if your mind is telling you that rap and metal shouldn't meet.

well not entirely
posted by p3on at 12:05 AM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


That'd be Death Metal, not Black Metal.

Get yourself an LP featuring "C is for Cookie." Played at 16rpm instead of 33, it's Death Metal; played at 45rpm, it's Black Metal. Or, to put it another way, Death Metal sounds like it's sung by a giant evil Cookie Monster, whereas Black Metal sounds like it's being sung by a really horrified cookie just as it's about to be rendered to a scattered mess of crumbs while also learning an important lesson about never mixing acid and angel dust ever again.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:06 AM on January 22, 2011 [15 favorites]


Just to be clear, Black Metal is what's being parodied in the video. Not necessarily fast or slow, but played by people who are inspired visually by the likes of Kiss and Gallagher.

Death Metal is usually always played ridiculously fast by dudes in black shirts and jeans.
posted by triceryclops at 12:29 AM on January 22, 2011


jet_manifesto:

Once again, that is a wonderful map. If Mr. Galbraith has seen to include Brian Eno, Tortoise, and Stereolab in there, I hope he will not have any problems including Double Leopards and Wolves in the Throne Room in his next rendition. Bully for him.
posted by coolxcool=rad at 12:33 AM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think I went to Vacation Bible School with those kids.
posted by KingEdRa at 12:44 AM on January 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


Almost everything I don't understand about California in one video.

By which I mean to say, this is everyday life out there, isn't it?
posted by From Bklyn at 1:03 AM on January 22, 2011


If anyone is curious about which of the 40-50 sunny LA beaches with a pier that this was filmed on, it's Venice. I almost didn't recognize it because it looked so... err, cleaned up and not as metal as it used to be.
posted by loquacious at 1:30 AM on January 22, 2011


By which I mean to say, this is everyday life out there, isn't it?

Kids wandering around in black metal grease paint? No, not usually. Sitting on a sunny beach? Sometimes.

Mostly you sit in a car for hours and hours scurrying around to and fro trying to pay your rent or mortgage. Venice is very green, pretty, gentrified and generally expensive these days. Most people in LA don't live in one of these pretty beachside suburbs or small towns. The LA area is something like 150 miles wide in some places. A mile or three inland from a beach and it rapidly just turns into endless miles of urban, concrete, not pedestrian friendly and hot.
posted by loquacious at 1:40 AM on January 22, 2011


good to see Jah make MeFi
posted by bodaciousllama at 1:54 AM on January 22, 2011


lackadaisical frisbee tossing: i laughed so hard my neighbors woke up
posted by brownchickenbrowncow at 2:12 AM on January 22, 2011


Those six year old girls who like to play Wolf are a little older now?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:27 AM on January 22, 2011


quasi-related: Juggalo News Network
posted by crunchland at 3:42 AM on January 22, 2011


This would have been so much better if that lady in the wheelchair shot lasers out of her eyes and caused these two crappy little bastards to explode in a slo-mo blur of intestines.
posted by stinkycheese at 3:50 AM on January 22, 2011 [6 favorites]


"Now that's whats wrong with your generation. Now as for Bart's generation..."
posted by sswiller at 6:44 AM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow. This brings back so many memories of my childhood.
posted by zylocomotion at 7:05 AM on January 22, 2011


I was so about to post this!

Jogger is the band of Jonathan Larroquette, son of the Night Court actor, and cohost one of my favorite podcasts Uh Yeah Dude.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:14 AM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love the simultaneous contradiction regarding black & death metal in this thread. Which one includes satanic imagery? That map makes a cool art project but it's stupid to use. Cute video, nothing spectacular.
posted by polyhedron at 7:36 AM on January 22, 2011


I watched it waiting for a Neph to die so then I would know what a Neph is. Clearly I am Art-impaired.
posted by vapidave at 8:05 AM on January 22, 2011 [4 favorites]


vapidave: I may have clicked this because I thought it had something to do with Mormons, maybe.
posted by polyhedron at 9:11 AM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well, that was certainly a modern music video.
posted by Decani at 9:27 AM on January 22, 2011


For some reason I just want to leave this here.

Sorry.
posted by Decani at 9:29 AM on January 22, 2011


Heh polyhedron: I did the usual searches and that reference as well as the kidney and male descendant came up but didn't seem to fit. Now it occurs to me that perhaps JOGGER was trying to communicate that they really hated Julie and Julia, Sleepless in Seattle and Silkwood.
posted by vapidave at 9:39 AM on January 22, 2011


I love the simultaneous contradiction regarding black & death metal in this thread. Which one includes satanic imagery?

Both deal in satanic imagery to some extent, but black metal uses satanism as a serious (or mock-serious) ethos. Death metal satanism seems to have largely died out (old school bands like Deicide, Incantation, and early Morbid Angel), while black metal satanism is going strong (Belphegor, Watain, early Emperor and Darkthrone, Gorgoroth, Marduk, Arkhon Infaustus, Dissection, etc). And of course, there is a fair amount of cross-pollination. For a definitive list and discography, have fun exploring this (warning: slow).
posted by Existential Dread at 9:55 AM on January 22, 2011


Thanks to this post I just bought the entire album 'This Great Pressure'. I hadn't realized how much I had wanted something "like Ratatat but a bit more scattered and with vocals" - thanks!
posted by komara at 10:07 AM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just watched it, and it strikes me as a combined spoof on black metal and Brokencyde (warning: utterly atrocious and horrible, abject apologies for linking to it).
posted by Existential Dread at 10:09 AM on January 22, 2011


No, honey, see, you put the white makeup on FIRST, THEN you put the black makeup over it - here, I'll help you....
posted by tristeza at 11:13 AM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Seatbelts.
posted by tetralix at 11:51 AM on January 22, 2011


oh jesus what the holy hell Existential Dread that was terrible

but I really liked that other video Decani....
posted by special agent conrad uno at 2:30 PM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


The kids in class used to make fun of me
No one understood me, just because of who I was

When I learned how to drive, I decided to drive to a metal show I heard about. Maybe I'd meet someone like me there

I met some people, but they listened to dumb stuff like Testament and Godsmack

I told them they listen to pussy much, inferior to bands like Burzum and Gorgoroth

Those losers said no one likes black metal, they said I was stupid, they said I needed to get a life

Little did they know...

BLACK METAL IS MY LIFE
posted by Sticherbeast at 3:29 PM on January 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was expecting a runner to step on an endangered Neph. I can't be the only one. While you're here, pop culture, I'd also like you to stop abusing the slow-motion privilege.
posted by chairface at 2:30 PM on January 24, 2011


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