RE: I love Idaho but... | from questionably fake cApr 16 2004 - 12:45
No, not after anyone specific... Rupert is just a swanky name.
No, not after anyone specific... Rupert is just a swanky name.
After Rupert Boneham on Survivor?
It doesn't matter anyway. I'm changing the name of the band to "Fake Rupert".
wait a sec.... how can fake alex give permission to fake c when fake c needs the REAL alex's permission, not the fake one's?!?!?!?and if granted, does that apply for the actual Real C, or the fake c? and is the fake c really the real c just using the term fake because it sounds cool, or is it really a fake c? and how do we not know that the fake alex isnt really the real alex simply trying to throw off the fake c (who is actually the real c,) in order to see how he will respond, thus verifying his status (or not) as the real c?!?
sorry. just tryin' to keep it real.
go ahead. as long as i get a 25% cut of the profits.
Fake Alex would actually be a cool name for a band. It's catchy - I think I'll do it. With the real Alex's permission, of course.
Someone should start a band called Fake Alex and give this drama a happy ending.
Actually, I thought the real Alex's first response was hilarious, and accurate. So, fake Alex, I guess you're the only one who's allowed to have a sense of humor, and anyone who throws it back at you does not?
Seriously, what is funny about anything you say? It's the same annoying shit over and over. Yes, I like SWS. Hardee har har. Please just email me the next time you want to say something to me, or if you think of some more clever and hilarious substitutes for my last name. I'd appreciate it. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
That's really getting old. Leave him alone. At least pick on someone else for a change if you feel the need to.
Sense of humour by-pass alert...
Wow, Alex, now THAT was funny! I mean, how you mispelled my name, and then made a joke about how I like his music. I...oh gosh...WOW!!! Please, give us more...
don't worry Mr. Plaster, I'll still buy them.
i guess you won't be buying any of my albums anytime soon, then...
no, no, it's not. there's a whole lot of us out here. maybe thousands. we'd like to like idaho more but the lyrics are just too much.
i think its just you greg.
I love Idaho but...nothing - there are no ifs ands or buts about it mo' fo'!
How can anyone who is a fan of Idaho complain about Jeff's lyrics? Part of Idaho's greatness comes from how well Jeff's lyrics compliment his music.
ross: well said ross. seriously.
I don't care what social class Jeff is from, whether he's lighting his Maui Wowie with copies of Action Comics #1, the music he makes is the most emotive I've ever heard. It's honest, genuine, and I can always sense some of the enthusiasm that goes into making his album, be they lighter or darker. It's music for the sake of music, and that's pretty rare these days. When you find a band or artist that does this, well, you should enjoy it, because it doesn't come around every day. If you're all hung up on the haves and have nots then you're no longer even taking about music anymore. Would it bother you if he was rich? ...and why?
An old friend of mine has a saying which I've always found to be surprisingly true, "nobody has it any better than you, and nobody has it any worse." A man with a fat wallet can still have a broken heart. And I mean really, what the fuck do any us really know about Jeff Martin and his life. I don't think anyone on this message board has any right to pass judgement on Jeff, and quite frankly, no fucking business doing so.
Writing pop songs is cake. It's all about formula. The songrwriters who write for pop stars take specific chord progressions found in other popular songs at the time (jazz standards have done this for years), set them to a popular form (verse, chorus) then throw a few "oohh, baby...girl...alright..come on"s in and sing a blues scale over everything.
Oh, and I don't get the "rich whiney white boy" thing either. Speculation is grand.
In fact, Jeff Martin is a dj and mixes Britney Spears/strokes tunes.
Can't wait the next album...
Don't forget the multiple Antares Autotunes, to make sure the pitch corrected by the first one is corrected yet again by the second.
Ive never heard Idaho. brittneys live shows are done with 2 computers (in case one crashes)Midi, lipsync, lights, and all. Does Idaho play their own or is it performed by a mindless machine?
or what about 50 cent. or what the heck he's called. you gotta dig them heavy beats and filthy rhymes man.
If you don't like "wealthy white boy whine" go buy some Folkways discs.
or thinks up those dance moves, or lipsinks her concerts--oh wait.
as if Britney actually writes her own music...
I was under the impression that IDAHO wasn't rolling in the dough. I never got that wealthy whiney white boy vibe from this group. it's the mainstream stuff that sounds like whining to me. IDAHO seems more heartfelt and touching.
guys: remember what britney spears says: "anyone can go out and write an artsy song. but not everyone can go out and write a good pop tune. that's the hardest shit to write." that's a direct quote from her. jeff, a rich whitey crying? he might have more money than we, but IDAHO lyrics aren't whiney at all. you want whiney, listen to hip-hop or whitney houston or sum 41 or any of that shit that's on MTV or VH1. IDAHO's lyrics i think, more than anything, are pretty honest.
Nah D, Faliraki is the new Aya Napa. You're behind the times kiddo. Maybe less staying in listening to indie boy drone, maybe more getting out? Huh?
yes, Ed. It's a place in Cyprus. My auntie went once and said it was nice. Don't the youngsters go to Ayia Napa nowdays ?
Ever hear of pathos.
Hey, that's my line....Oops I just outed myself.
I think Jeff is a whiny bitch.
Well said C. I agree entirely.
I don't agree with this whole "white boy whine" shit at all. Nu-metal and Emo bands, yes, but not Idaho. True that many of Jeff's lyrics are sad and introspective but I've never found any of them to be whiny.
i think Greg has got a point, although he puts it maybe unawkwardly. I always loved the darkness in YAY and palms, i never heard anything like it ever again sucking you in so deep and at the same time moving to tears. When I compare the sounds of then and now -which i may do as Idaho lover but at the same time can't really, ofcourse due to the bands sound developpement- i kind of come to draw the same conclusion. I would never put it like ''wealthy white boy whining'' simply because my respect is too great and i find all what was made genuine and pure and still love their stuff. I think Greg has maybe just been introduced to Idaho's music and therefore comes to saying this as he did. So many of my friends find Idaho boring, and maybe to them it is, so what? I don't like the stuff they like so...
It's quite clear you don't love IDAHO if there's a but.
you're right, it is too much comfortable wealthy white boy whine. i want some gangsta on the next album.
greg...this is why you need to balance your collection out...some IDAHO, and some good ol foot stompin "oops I did it again"...makes you feel right about it all
I think the lyrics convey a sense of longing and melancholy that suits the music perfectly. I don't think it would really work any other way.
Maybe its just me but the whole Idaho sound is a little too much comfortable wealthy white boy whine at times. Especially on Hearts of Palm. Too much time to spend feeling sad about this and that.
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