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#1
written by OK Go's Damian Kula

"Ladies, there are a million well-known reasons why you shouldn't date a musician. We're self-obsessed, flaky, hot-tempered, unreliable and always broke. We're imperious, impenetrable, impractical, and - let's face it - we ain't usually the cleanest of folk. Nonetheless, you keep falling for us. The only reason I can surmise is this: Our faults get mistaken for virtues in the confusing tumult of love.

Let's say you meet a cute guy: He's a little cocky, but you like confidence in a man. He's a but scatterbrained, but you think of it as creative. He's manic, but you call it passion. Perhaps he could shampoo more often; you say you like 'em on the wild side. These charitable evaluations are the currency of love--they're how you're supposed to feel when you're falling for someone. But ladies, I'm warning you: You've got to stay away from the musicians.

The real reason we're unlovable has nothing to do with our big mouths or big egos. In fact, it's not a matter of emotional compatability at all; it's a matter of practicality. We want precisely what you do not. You want a companion; we want to take our guitars and disapear. You want someone to eat meals with; we want to be in a van somewhere between Minneapolis and Seattle, hopped up on Red Bull and speeding like hell to make it to the club on time. We thrive on endless newness, endless stimulations and endless travel.

But wait, you say. The particular musician you currently like doesn't go on tour--he's in high school, and his band only plays house parties. He likes spending languid Sunday afternoons together, and he's the one who's always waiting at your locker. Rock & roll is just something he does for fun. Don't be fooled! A shark in a cage is still a shark! The young Jekyll of your fancy ,ay not know the Hyde inside him, but it's there nonetheless.

The longer you spend with a musician, the more you will understand the discontent at his core. If you are lucky, he will have great success and be swept off into the tempest of the music industry, never to bother you again. Most likely, though, you will find your heart tied to someone who is terminally dissatisified. He will toil endlessy and fruitlessy at song after song, idea after idea, show after show. The only thing that could possibly fulfill him is the same success that would ruin your relationship. And even then, he would want more. Like I said, he wants exactly what you do not.

On top of it all, you're going to have to lie to him. You'll have to tell him the band is good. You and I both know it's not true. De you really want a boyfriend you have to lie to?"

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True? False?
Thoughts?

Flam·boy·ant
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#2
Disagreed.
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#6
person who wrote that is just mad cause they cant shred like the rest of us!
What the hell were you thinking?


i duno lol. tihs r liek wen i traid drawn maiself n teh t0ilit.

ROFL.

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gess i cant dai.
#7
I thought it was well written and truthful.
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#8
Umm...no not true.
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#9
i think the article that was floating around here a few months ago had better reasons. i agree with that one, but not with this
#10
I think it was the same article!
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#11
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I'd really like to read that, can you summarize please?


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#12
meh, actually he makes some good points, i can kinda understand this point of view.
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#13
Stereotyping article is stereotypical.
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#14
we da biggest down there, though, so listen up ladies
Congratulations, you have finally reached the bottom rung of the ladder.

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#15
It's obviously meant to be on the humorous side. And it's quite funny! If also just a little true. :p
#16
Quote by Gary791
meh, actually he makes some good points, i can kinda understand this point of view.
85% True


Thats what I think of it.

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#17
interesting points with more truths in it than i'd care to admit to
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#18
What do he know about being a musician? (...Burn!)
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#19
I just read the first paragraph....


They are not musicians, they are just a bunch of ass pirates that run on treadmills and make a video of it.

OK Go = suck
OK Go videos = suck
OK Go = can suck balls.+

Edit: I just read it all... most of it is just bull**** and what would OK go know about Success after success? They only had a hit video, didn't they?


Plus, I thought they were a openly gay band like Franky goes to Hollywood?
Last edited by herman ri2 at Jul 31, 2008,
#21
Quote by redhawk1029
person who wrote that is just mad cause they cant shred like the rest of us!



yep
#22
Hello? Are you people actually taking this seriously? Tits on a whale...

The guy who wrote it is a musician himself. *loud gasp* Yes, that's right.

The article is meant to be funny. It's a joke. Don't take it seriously. Laugh at it. Christ...
kill all humans
#23
Quote by herman ri2
I just read the first paragraph....


They are not musician, they are just a bunch of ass pirates that run on treadmills and make a video of it.

OK Go = suck
OK Go videos = suck
OK Go = can suck balls.


haha

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#24
Quote by alaskan_ninja
Hello? Are you people actually taking this seriously? Tits on a whale...

The guy who wrote it is a musician himself. *loud gasp* Yes, that's right.

The article is meant to be funny. It's a joke. Don't take it seriously. Laugh at it. Christ...

yeah hey bud i'll never find anything those treadmill fags say will be funny
#27
Quote by herman ri2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv5zWaTEVkI


wow...

Those are real musicians, people.


If you have a treadmill you are the lead guitarist for Ok Go.



well,
they are making more money than must of us.
but I think the article has a lot of truth to it.

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#28
Quote by Mr. Rittard

well,
they are making more money than must of us.
but I think the article has a lot of truth to it.

well there is truth to the article i can believe that his gf(or more likely bf)has to lie about likeing his supposed music(if you want to call it that)
#29
Quote by herman ri2
I just read the first paragraph....


They are not musicians, they are just a bunch of ass pirates that run on treadmills and make a video of it.

OK Go = suck
OK Go videos = suck
OK Go = can suck balls.+

Edit: I just read it all... most of it is just bull**** and what would OK go know about Success after success? They only had a hit video, didn't they?


Plus, I thought they were a openly gay band like Franky goes to Hollywood?

OK Go are great Mr. Elitist.

Anyways, the article wasn't funny.
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#30
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well there is truth to the article i can believe that his gf(or more likely bf)has to lie about likeing his supposed music(if you want to call it that)


idk,
like musicians are big headed and arrogant.
love performing.

a lot of the article is true, I think.

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#32
we da biggest down there, though, so listen up ladies

well, to be precise, bass players have the biggest rods


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#33
Quote by dethead666
yeah i don't really agree


why not?

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#34
Quote by shut_up_n00b
OK Go are great Mr. Elitist.

Anyways, the article wasn't funny.



That because I don't like OK GO I'm a elitist?


You sir, fail.

But you succeed at being an idiot.

BTW, I use to listen to OK Go, Mr. Monkeyballs.
#35
Quote by herman ri2
That because I don't like OK GO I'm a elitist?


You sir, fail.

But you succeed at being an idiot.

BTW, I use to listen to OK Go, Mr. Monkeyballs.


+1

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#36
Hmm, good points, but I already had it figured out kinda. Which means the girls did to. Besides, I don't need a girl, they bring more trouble then they are worth. Well most of them.
#38
i don't agree cause me along with quite a lot other musicians are usually modest about our playing and things too and we like performing cause thats our hobbie performing music..
#39
Quote by codenameduby
Hmm, good points, but I already had it figured out kinda. Which means the girls did to. Besides, I don't need a girl, they bring more trouble then they are worth. Well most of them.


So what is better a guitar or a girl?

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#40
Disagree. I'm the typical metrosexual who shaves his chest, balls and armpits, I shower every day, I have short hair, I never took drugs, I'm never drunk, I'm not egoistical, I'm reliable, I never break the law, I'd gladly leave my guitar there for a girl and I never want to be stuck in a tour bus.

I guess I should quit playing
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