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June 20, 2006 9:37 PM   Subscribe

YouTube.com: A New Musical Anthropology. A short essay on YouTube, and a long list of punk and hardcore concert videos. NSFW warning: If you go poking around the forum you'll find a lot of porno spam. I haven't checked out all the videos yet, so you're on your own there.
posted by hydrophonic (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
YouTube's kinda turning out to be the crackly old phonographs of the modern age, isn't it? I've been totally into it too, lately – mostly just music videos at this point – but it does feel like I'm 80 years old, in a yellowed hovel, spinning that catchy old jingle one last time before I nod off at three in the afternoon and the Dust Bowl sweeps away my house. The future is freaky.
posted by furiousthought at 10:17 PM on June 20, 2006

Ah, yes. Remember back in the day when you shared "videos" that had to be less than a meg and 10 minutes or shorter? Even then they were blocky. Kids these days have it easy with their holography and whatnot. (Pass that newly decriminalized crack, willya?)


Still no jetpacks, though.
posted by brundlefly at 12:20 AM on June 21, 2006

oh man, that was totally great. live fugazi. i cant believe it.

i was so wasted, I WAS WASTED!
posted by joeblough at 12:34 AM on June 21, 2006

crime, conflict, crucifix, charles bronson and the avengers on metafilter? this makes me feel so old in my 21 years of age.
posted by punch_the_mayor at 12:44 AM on June 21, 2006

has anyone every figured out what the fuck Jello thinks he's doing with his hand gestures? he apparently did these all the time, but most of them make no sense.
posted by beerbajay at 3:22 AM on June 21, 2006

beerbajay : "has anyone every figured out what the fuck Jello thinks he's doing with his hand gestures?"

I dunno, but they really, really remind me of Mick Jagger.

Also, I am shocked and ashamed to discover that, although I'm a huge DK fan, and have pretty much all their main albums in one form or another, I've never actually seen any videos or pictures of them.
posted by Bugbread at 5:39 AM on June 21, 2006

Ok, maybe "huge fan" is an overstatement. I really like their music, and thus have and listen to their albums, but I don't run a fan site or have a DK patch or know the names of half the band members. Maybe "huge fan of their music" instead of "huge fan of the band" is more accurate.
posted by Bugbread at 6:01 AM on June 21, 2006

What an excellent set of videos. The interview footage just proves over and over again that profundity and youth are almost completely mutually exclusive.
posted by OmieWise at 6:32 AM on June 21, 2006

Oh man, and Void and Teen Idles videos? Awesome. And an early "intervention" from Ian Mackaye at the end of the Teen Idles song: "You've got to stop hurting each other." Now that's the DC I grew up in.
posted by OmieWise at 6:40 AM on June 21, 2006

If you watch the DK set Live at DMPO's, Jello does more of the of mime gestures. Hilarious.
posted by beerbajay at 7:14 AM on June 21, 2006

Holy shit! The Avengers, live at Mabuhay Gardens in 1978, performing The American in Me! Aw, man. *wipes tear, pogos*
posted by jokeefe at 7:38 AM on June 21, 2006

this is about fifty billion times better than pitchfork cherry picking off a list of available mtv vids and calling them "awesome." thanks.
posted by 3.2.3 at 8:54 AM on June 21, 2006

thanks, check out this rad kraut video

posted by andywolf at 12:33 PM on June 21, 2006

that came out wrong
it is.
posted by andywolf at 12:35 PM on June 21, 2006

anyone know what final two links in the list were? they're both videos that have been removed.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 12:51 PM on June 21, 2006

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