Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Demented recommendation of the week

YouTube does this "recommendations" thing, where, based on what you've been listening to recently, they recommend other videos you might be interested in. As some of you may have figured out, I've been listening to a bunch of pretentious art-rock bands recently (from what I've been hearing I think that going to an arts and music school must turn you into a total pretentious asswipe, the only grad I can think of who makes music that's actually listenable is Natasha Khan's "Bat For Lashes" and her major was performance art, not music). So, after listening to all that, what did YouTube recommend that I listen to next?

Uhm..., The Wiggles, "Get Ready to Wiggle".

I love it. YouTube does snark!

-- Badtux the Snarky Music Penguin


  1. Fruit salad - yummie, yummie . . .

    (I have pre-school grandchildren)

    Wiggles are shit, but they are NOT pretentious.

  2. Exactly. They are exactly the opposite of every one of the pretentious art-school-grad bands I'd been listening and puking to. They are the UN-pretentious. Putting them into the same list as, say, St. Vincent (one of those annoying pretentious art school grads) is snarkarific!

    - Badtux the Easily Amused Penguin

  3. Life is great when you're easily amused.

    JzB the great life trombonist

  4. Did you know that before they were The Wiggles, those guys were an Aussie punk band called The Cockroaches? I have one of their songs on a compilation disc of Adelaide bands. They were not very good, though -- not punk enough.

  5. Amazon gives great recomendations as well. Like the time I bought a book on WW II and it suggested I might also wanna underwear.
    No clue how the two go together unless the last person who bought the same also got some underwear.


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