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post #1 of 74
Thread Starter 

since i don't agree with thread jacking i decided to move this to its own topic.

 

i will start off.

 

i am sometimes labelled a hipster because i reject mainstream music and media.

 

but i don't listen to indie(actually most of it is trash in my opinion)

i don't care what i wear just wear what ever is in my drawers.

my main music genre is metal.

 

but i do pride on being different. i try not to act like all the other sheeple. with they exception of a few things like movies. which even then i wont watch a movie unless it receives 65% or more as a rating.

 

post #2 of 74

The only music I listen to is banging made by pots and pans bought at a local retail chain. It's pretty obscure, you probably haven't heard of it.

post #3 of 74

How many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some obscure number you've never heard of. 

post #4 of 74
You say that you reject mainstream media, but you'll only go to a movie if the critics say it's good?

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post #5 of 74
I have no idea what's hip any more.

I'm pushing 40 and stopped caring about what others think some years ago. Focus on what you enjoy and don't worry about what other people think.

There's nothing to be gained from jockeying for "coolness." You'll realize sooner or later that most people are wrapped up in themselves than paying attention to the poses others affect.

Don't worry about others and what they think. Enjoy what you enjoy while you still can. Not to be morbid or anything, but life is short and goes by fast. Don't waste it worrying about how "cool" you are. Have some fun with the people you care about. Go see the world. And be nice to others. Nothing else really matters.
Edited by Uncle Erik - 4/4/11 at 9:52pm
post #6 of 74

I'm totally a hipster - I listened to NSYNC when they were still underground

post #7 of 74

Tee hee, how fun.

 

The world is full of fools. Fools who think it is fun to group people they don't like or understand into... groups. What I've seen of the term 'hipster' seems to refer to people who spout poetry and wear funny fake military hats and are hired by famous photographers to advertise the then-new Nikon D7000.

 

I thought they were just fake Norwegians.

 

Little do I know. 

 

Don't worry about the world, OP, it will grow up eventually.

post #8 of 74
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Originally Posted by burnliff View Post

You say that you reject mainstream media, but you'll only go to a movie if the critics say it's good?

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the first sign that you're a hipster is trying to prove that someone else is less of a hipster than you tongue.gif

post #9 of 74

the great thing about getting older is that you you stop caring about being a hipster, and you start wearing fanni packs and sweatpants in public...

 

which of course makes you the ultimate hipster.

 

post #10 of 74
"Hipster" is really just a pejorative term for people who listen to non-mainstream music (and may or may not dress a bit differently). I mean, if we changed your definition just a little bit (i.e. replace "music" with "headphones") it would apply to all of us, the people who laugh at people wearing the 'mainstream' beats, skullcandy, bose, etc. So can we stop overgeneralizing this kind of stuff and just let everyone enjoy their music? (Though I'm not totally opposed to beats-bashing... Still got a bit of that headphone hipster in me, huh? :P)
However, I'm not sure rejecting the mainstream entirely is necessarily the best way to go... there's actually some pretty good stuff there...
post #11 of 74
I listen to post rock, alternative, indie, ambient, etc. that people usually don't listen to because they usually sound good.

The band I like wins an award? Good for them, more people need to know good music.

Current mainstream music lacks depth, imo.
post #12 of 74
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Originally Posted by canoners View Post

I listen to post rock, alternative, indie, ambient, etc. that people usually don't listen to because they usually sound good.

The band I like wins an award? Good for them, more people need to know good music.

Current mainstream music lacks depth, imo.


i agree with this. though some mainstream bands are actually pretty decent. for example system of a down. which is about as mainstream as i get. i dont listen to pop or rap. its not my style. though i periodically listen to dubstep.

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post #14 of 74

hipster basher reporting in.

 

I'd probably be considered a hipster because of the fact that I mostly listen to underground music (MAETUHL), however if the entire world embraced my music, I would be extremely happy. To me, a hipster is one who strives to achieve obscurity. I'm finding myself enjoying a lot of the stuff on the radio, which surprises me.

 

However, I tend to watch a lot of foreign and obscure films, and I practically ignore movies that come out in theaters, unless a trusted friend says it's good. 

post #15 of 74

I'm not a hipster, and I do get a little bit frusterated with the hipster attitude (although I do listen to quite a bit of indie). The whole idea of "I'm completely unique and everybody needs to stop what their doing and recognize me" sickens me a little bit, it's just so closed minded and immature...

 

A little earlier in the semester I was sitting in my english class and this guy sitting behind started a conversation with a girl sitting next to him. Literally for the entire class I listened in on him essentially brag about how special he is and how he thinks differently from everybody else. "No really, my mind works differently, I think about things in ways that I know other people don't..." He also talked about how he's a freshman in college and already has an internship and how he should just drop out and become a successful business man. I wanted to turn around and sarcastically tell him "yeah man your way to smart to be sitting around here...". When I turned around to look at the kid after class sure enough, tight jeans, thick framed glasses, one of those artsy colorful hats, grungy facial hair, macbook pro and a scarf... I mean come on it wasn't even winter...

 

...hipster sighting #1 of many.

 

 

Also take a look at this comic http://xkcd.com/610/


Edited by colmustard - 4/4/11 at 10:49pm
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