Kids today. Anyone else remember the time when being a nerd wasn't consider so cool? Hopefully before too long the hipsters will move on to something else; around when Big Bang Theory is canceled, I'm guessing. Take it from a guy who grew up being called every possible derogatory synonym for geek, including a hand full of homophobic ones: putting on thick framed glasses, a t-shirt from anything produced by Valve and knowing a few Star Wars references (most likely learned from Robot Chicken and/or Family Guy) doesn't make you a geek. One who is able to produce shit while these posers are playing on a vintage NES is a true geek. He doesn't usually go around bragging about his abilities either. Everything else is simply secondary and never uniform from individual to individual.
There is nothing underrated about the keytar. The keytar has to be the dumbest instrument ever invented. There is no possible way to look cool playing one, yet everyone who plays one tries their hardest. I once had a cellphone from US Cellular back in the 90's and their service was okay but after seeing this I don't see myself going back to them anytime soon.
Technology and classic rock never ever mix. I don't know if BlackBerry is freaking out over the new iPhone 5 or if they simply need a new marketing executive. I may be a geek myself but if you feel inspired to write a song about app developer tools, you need to get out more. It's that cut and dry.
This perhaps is the most hipster thing I've ever seen in my life. It's not bad enough they're singing the terrible Backstreet Boys song "As long as you love me" with a ukulele accompaniment, they're doing so in a room filled with vintage things including an old phonograph while dressed like it's 1932. I don't know in what neighborhood they live but this is exactly what I would come to expect if Austin's 6th St. had apartment complexes (don't know if there is or not). It's ironic, really: hipster culture would be so amazingly awesome if it wasn't for all the hipsters.
Thanks to Scott for finding the video for me.
I've suspected so much with his video, "Sup" when he went by the name Mason Kay Oman and I'm now convinced this kid is a troll. Do a simple google video search and you'll find every video he has made (which he's since set to private or flat out removed), he put his iPhone right up to his mouth like a complete tool, he's wearing that nasty red robe and I can only imagine how terrible his songs were.
He uploaded this video to a new account going by the name Rhett Ocean (if that's his real name *sarcasm*). Thanks, by the way, to Francis for sharing this with me on facebook.