#1
I'm sure we've all heard of the all-too-familiar "Emo Kid" song, made popular by Adam & Andrew. If you haven't, please come out of the rock under which you've been hiding for the past two years, and listen to it. Meanwhile, I wrote a parody of it, called "Indie Kid." Read it, and bask in its brilliance.
____________________

"Well, it's official. Death Cab has sold out.
I mean, what's with the switch from Barsuk to Atlantic?
You don't just drop a label you've been with for eight years.
And, you know, two years ago you could ask some random kid if they liked Death Cab and they wouldn't have a clue what you were talking about.
Now it's just like, 'Oh... em... gee. Death Cab rocks for shizzle x-core! Exclamation point exclamation point one one one double ampersand! I saw them on Fuse! Ben Gibbard is HAWT.'
Give me a break.
Not that he isn't attractive, but... anyway..."

I'm an indie kid, and I'm better than you
If you know what's best, you'll think so too
Almost everybody thinks I'm a pretentious snob
But what can I say? It's part of my job

I live in huge sunglasses and vintage tee's
In most people's books, I'm a music geek
Because the bands that I like are underground or unsigned
And the albums thereof are fairly hard to find

I own a private record label in my dreams - I must be indie
My music obsession is almost a disease - I must be indie
Neutral Milk Hotel and M83 - I must be indie
Your music knowledge can't even compete with me - I must be indie

"What's my favorite label, you ask?
Hmm. I'd have to say either Asthmatic Kitty or Crunchy Frog.
What? You've heard of them?
Nevermind then."

My iPod is always in the pocket of my slacks
That I purchased at the thrift store for seven bucks
My haircut is choppy and I'm skinny as a rail
And I really think it's deck when old vinyl goes on sale

I'm an elitist, a Libertarian
Starbucks is practically my second residence
I read and publish zines on a regular basis
I have a few Xangas, but I prefer MySpaces

I own a private record label in my dreams - I must be indie
My music obsession is almost a disease - I must be indie
Belle & Sebastian and the Velvet Teen - I must be indie
I don't believe in listening to mainstream - I must be indie

"Yeah, so anyway, I was talking to this person the other day.
They were talking about Franz Ferdinand and how amazing they are.
I was like, 'Hello? They’re so 2004.'
Now they're just another band in rotation on MTV's top 20 countdown.
Not to mention they were featured on the Now 17 CD.
You know a band has sold out when their latest single appears on a Now CD.
Even worse when it's on a Kid's Bop.
Cough-SnowPatrol-cough.
(Sigh) Yet another band for me to scratch off my list of Bands I Know And You Don’t Know.

Who wants the rest of my latte?"
There's only one girl in the world for you
and she probably lives in Tahiti.
Last edited by K-Lizzle at Feb 15, 2007,
#2
At least it's better than being emo.....haha
Fender Standard Stratocaster (Seymour Duncan JB in Bridge)
Epiphone Explorer
Marshall MG100DFX 100 watt combo
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Boss DS-2 Distortion
Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter
Boss Dm-2 Delay
Digitech WH4 Whammy
Morely Vol Volume (vintage 1975)
#3
damn right, get a video up, unless thats too mainstream for your liking =P
www.myspace.com/nopeepingcommatom

Quote by Braindoctor
Dont ask for buttsecks straight away , wait about 3 minutes then WHAM stick it in her butt.

This guy knows his stuff!
#5
...
when im with you, there's nothing I wouldn't do, i just wanna be you're only one. im gasping out of straws, taken aback by what i saw that night before when we were all alone...
#7
Quote by Adam_Harrison9
Indie is mainstream as mainstream as it gets... so i don't get the idea of it not been mainstream.


Originally it was intended as non-mainstream, but it became so popular by people not wanting to be mainstream that it became mainstream... Or something.

Nice parody, and yes a video would be cool.
#8
Ahahah nice.
According to BS statistics, 92% of teens have moved on to rap. If you're among the 8% who doesn't consider rap to be real music, donate your brains, as you clearly aren't using them.
#10
Quote by Godbe
Originally it was intended as non-mainstream, but it became so popular by people not wanting to be mainstream that it became mainstream... Or something.

Nice parody, and yes a video would be cool.


That would be because everything you call indie atm is just mainstream rock music. Indie used to mean independent label and wasn't really a genre so much as an adjective. Although mainly punk bands used to be indie, because it's a crucial part of the punk ideal to do things for yourself.

As for the song, it's ok. I think it definitely shows well how people are really self-righteous and elitist about music, but this doesn't just apply to people of one genre. Thing is, emo song was really a joke in itself, so parodying a joke has less effect.
#11

Yes, I'm quite the "indie kid", but I admit, that was funny.
Wade in the water, child.
Last edited by AWA at Feb 15, 2007,
#12
Thanks for the compliments/et cetera.

As for the video - sorry, no can do. I don't do the whole "post-videos-for-strangers" thing. Just use your imagination.

Anyway. I didn't necessarily mean for this to become a debate over indie music. It's just a silly, juvenile song I whipped up at medium speed for three to five minutes.

I'm an "indie kid," myself, but it's fun to laugh at yourself every once in awhile.
There's only one girl in the world for you
and she probably lives in Tahiti.
#13
i have no problem with indie or mainstream, as long as its good, honest music
Don't try engaging me
The vaguest of shrugs
The prescription drugs
You'll never find
A person inside

Quote by saphrax
I agree with This End Up