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Ignored 22: Revelations 2013

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2013 at 1:54 am

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A selections of revelations revealed vis-à-vis CompletelyIgnored.com in 2013. Enjoy!

1. A person’s understanding (and by understanding, I don’t mean appreciation) of music is going to be predicated on whether they “lived through it”. (#ignored1).

2. The segment of the world population that TRULY “experienced” Kraftwerk is very small. (#ignored1)

3. If they were positioned differently, the Replacements could have had Bon Jovi’s career. (#ignored2)

4. The five-minute feud between Wale and the Toronto Raptors’ play-by-play team wasn’t anything. (#ignored3)

5. The iPod has morphed all “guilty pleasures” into simply “pleasures”.  (#ignored4)

6. The MuchDance CD series is the Nuggets of (underrated) Top 40 Europop. (#ignored4)

7. Coachella Festival speculation is the fantasy baseball of music fandom. (#ignored7)

8. The Columbia Record and Tape Club preyed upon the lazy and dim-witted. (#ignored8)

9. I listened to the Jesus and Mary Chain’s Psychocandy in a speeding motorboat. (#ignored8)

10. Being vague and/or absent is a good technique for bands to use to become more beloved. (#ignored9)

11. Adult moshing levels are a strong means of measuring the room energy of a live music performance. (#ignored10)

12. The Wikipedia definition of “headbanging” is amazing. (#ignored10)

13. SIANspheric were superior to 90 per cent of the original shoegaze bands. (#ignored12)

14. The Breeders would be remembered completely differently if they used different album art and weren’t signed to 4AD. (#ignored12)

15. The Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love” and R.E.M.’s “Shiny Happy People” were both good-to-great songs. (#ignored13)

16. Big Sean’s “Control” is not a diss track, (#ignored14)

17. People create fake LinkedIn profiles for their (assumedly) favourite musicians. (#ignored15)

18. Mating 1980s modern rock with 1990s Canadian beer advertising was a thing. (#ignored17)

19. Lou Reed spent his life conflicted between being Lou Reed and “Lou Reed”. (#ignored18)

20. “They’re awesome live!!” can be either a help or a hindrance in music marketing circles. (#ignored19)

21. Hipsters wrongly assume that R. Kelly is self-aware. (#ignored20)

22. Limblifter deserve a career achievement in the “random lip ring” category. (#ignored21)

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Ignored 21: 1990s CanCon SEO bait

In Uncategorized on December 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm

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In recent discussions with my close personal friend @GaryEdgar, we both agreed that an entire generation of Canadian bands just missed out on the Internet ubiquity of the 2000s onwards. This made us sad as many of these outfits entertained us for good portions of our 10s and 20s.

It’s not as if having a strong web presence is some sign of righteousness for our local recording artists. However, there is a risk of (partially) losing these acts to history if fresh online content is not created pronto to preserve their legacies/”legacies”.

We’re doing our part via this carefully-constructed PDF document. It contains a transcript of a Gmail chat between Gary and myself on our individual CanCon memories from Burlington, Thornhill and beyond.

Click here to read our full “1990s CanCon SEO bait” PDF

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Bonus: a few key videos from the era…

The Inbreds sing “You Will Know”

Hayden sings “Bad As They Seem”

Limblifter sings “Tinfoil”

jale sings “Not Happy”

The Pursuit of Happiness sings “Young and In Love”