i bought some crappy lights and started calling people up
January 5, 2009 1:16 PM   Subscribe

Live from the Pink Couch: Punks, Girls, Boys, Warriors, Witches, Kids, Comptrollers, and your new favorite band Best Friends Forever! (boyzone comment flamewar included)

If You Make It also has oodles of live concert footage (like more BFFs!) and a (well intentioned) series of 31 films in 31 days.

Similar to Daytrotter's Live Sessions or VPRO 3VOOR12's Elevator Sessions or Blogotheque's Concerts A Emporter but with no corporate sponsorship or fixed agenda, it's just a guy and a "crappy Ikea couch" documenting folks who like to Dream It Yourself.
posted by Potomac Avenue (16 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Just to be clear, the "boyzone comment war" was supposed to be linked to this on the last video before the jump.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:20 PM on January 5, 2009

I love BFF. I had their Abraham Lincoln song stuck in my head all holiday break.
posted by keep_evolving at 2:55 PM on January 5, 2009

This charmless and flaccid music angers me.
posted by fleetmouse at 3:32 PM on January 5, 2009 [1 favorite]

Oh bland hairy hipsters. You bore me.
posted by stenseng at 4:02 PM on January 5, 2009 [1 favorite]

Hey, that's not my new favorite band! At all! In fact, I'll take either Best Fwends or Friends Forever over Best Friends Forever.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 4:30 PM on January 5, 2009

I had written Best Fwends off because of their name. With the YT link here, I figured I'd at least give them a fair shot.

Now I kind of wish I'd continued writing them off.
posted by pxe2000 at 5:00 PM on January 5, 2009

Oh no! My new favorite band sucks! All the predictions are coming true!
posted by penduluum at 5:02 PM on January 5, 2009

(actually no they're pretty good)
posted by penduluum at 5:03 PM on January 5, 2009

I'm an eclectic, musically speaking, so I can confidently tell you this is shit. Now, can anyone help me summon Vengeful Zombie Charlie Mingus? I need to call him back from the land of wind and ghosts to eat the brains of these musicians, but I can't manage the candles and the circle of ashes at the same time.
posted by Mister_A at 10:28 PM on January 5, 2009

This is great - not that any of the music is particularly any anything, but that it is lots of music you young kids are into without that whole hippity-hoppity business... couch could probably use a good cleaning though, swear I can smell it through the computer... and I never understand what you whipper-snappers are up to and here, well, it looks like a lot of different stuff presented in an unremarkably unremarkable form. Which is great, lets the scum rise to the top.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:03 AM on January 6, 2009

Punk taught us that if you take away musical training but still have lots of passion and imagination, you can make great music. Indie taught us that if you take away the passion and imagination you can be a stoned guy playing acoustic guitar in a dorm room.

And guys, WE GET THE JOKE. We also have heard Velvet Underground (and biting their lazy atmosphere does not magically grant you their songwriting skills, by the way). We get your studied artlessness and strenuously muscular slouch. We get how funny it is that your uncle who likes Andre Rieu doesn't understand the irony of your vapid effortlessness. Stop telling the joke; it was barely funny the first time.
posted by fleetmouse at 9:25 AM on January 6, 2009

I'm not sure who you're talking to Fleetmouse. Do you see dashboard confessional and archers of loaf when you click on these videos? I'm not an utter fan of all the bands I posted but they are all utterly and (sometimes painfully) sincere. Not a whit of irony to be found. Not a lot of "guys" either.

Anyway, I know its tacky to defend my own post, so let me just say: LOLO IM ON YR LAWN EAT IT GRAMPA
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:29 PM on January 6, 2009

That's painfully sincere? They look like they're shopping for deodorant insoles.
posted by fleetmouse at 5:56 PM on January 6, 2009

Foot care is a very important when you only have one pair of shoes.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:24 PM on January 6, 2009

I'm guessing they aren't dancing shoes.
posted by fleetmouse at 7:25 AM on January 7, 2009

It's a sort of a dance.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:27 PM on January 7, 2009

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