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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby dagmar » Sat May 02, 2009 4:08 pm

Yeah, it is pretty psychedelic... I'm not too familiar with that era though, musically or otherwise - anybody here who is?
Sunshine Superman by Donovan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSXQx9bnrDI
Tomorrow Never Knows by Beatles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmSlwT1x ... re=related
And finally, a word of warning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5TJApnJ ... re=related
Per diem means 'for the day', though... Per weekem would be the correct term.

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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby vmh » Sat May 02, 2009 5:10 pm

dagmar wrote:Yeah, it is pretty psychedelic... I'm not too familiar with that era though, musically or otherwise - anybody here who is?
Sunshine Superman by Donovan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSXQx9bnrDI
Tomorrow Never Knows by Beatles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmSlwT1x ... re=related
And finally, a word of warning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5TJApnJ ... re=related


Note to self: Avoid eating hot dogs while trippin' on LSD.

I can't pinpoint it with a video or any particular artist. It reminds me of several psych-folk songs of the 60's.

Epistle to Dippy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAMRJLWw204

I've heard about The Beatles influences too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erLZ-zW9Ti4
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby Corrine » Sat May 02, 2009 10:10 pm

Those are all interesting.

One thing I keep wondering about "hurt feelings" is how much of it is actually autobiographical. It certainly seems plausible that a salesman could have suggested that Bret try a women's wet suit, and possible that Jemaine's mom forgot to call him on his birthday in 2003. Have they ever commented on that somewhere in interviews or anything?
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby dagmar » Sat May 02, 2009 10:23 pm

No idea. As far as Hurt Feelings goes, I only remember reading the Q&A with James Bobin here on WTF:

"Which song did you have the most influence on?
‘Stick Around’ was actually an idea I had of doing a ’50 ways…my lover has left me’ sort of song (Paul Simon tribute) with girls names etc. But that’s as far as I go with songs as I’m not really musical…so it tends to be thoughts/ideas or lyrics - ‘Hurt Feelings’ I helped out with in terms of having a rapper tough guy who was very sensitive to slightly awkward social situations i.e. meeting someone you’ve met before at a party and you remembering them but them not remembering you and being hurt by it."
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby biscuit » Sun May 03, 2009 12:51 am

Corrine wrote:Those are all interesting.

One thing I keep wondering about "hurt feelings" is how much of it is actually autobiographical. It certainly seems plausible that a salesman could have suggested that Bret try a women's wet suit, and possible that Jemaine's mom forgot to call him on his birthday in 2003. Have they ever commented on that somewhere in interviews or anything?


I have certainly seen people on the internet asking whether Jem's hair is a wig :shock: Of course that may have come after the song though... Also I read somewhere that Bret did drama and ballet when he was a kid and it wouldn't really surprise me if he got called 'homo' by some of the other boys. That's sort of universal I think...unfortunately :roll:
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby dagmar » Sun May 03, 2009 2:13 am

And come to think of it, llamas do have big brown eyes and long lashes! :wink:
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby Bad Atom » Sun May 03, 2009 7:46 am

Here, I corrected that photo for you:
fotc_llama.jpg
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby ravenhpltc24 » Sun May 03, 2009 8:12 am

Bad Atom wrote:Here, I corrected that photo for you:
fotc_llama.jpg


^ Amazing. :roll2:
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby dagmar » Sun May 03, 2009 9:54 am

Good work Atom! I was thinking only of Bret, llama-wise, but your valuable corrections to the picture inspired me to do some more googl... I mean, research on the matter. According to a description found in http://www.peruhandicraft.com/alpaca-llama.htm, Jemaine's character might be the llama-like one whereas Bret is more of an alpaca.

Now let's see... Here's an alpaca called Rusty. Have I seen those muttonchops before?
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby Bad Atom » Mon May 04, 2009 3:34 am

dagmar wrote:Good work Atom! I was thinking only of Bret, llama-wise, but your valuable corrections to the picture inspired me to do some more googl... I mean, research on the matter. According to a description found in http://www.peruhandicraft.com/alpaca-llama.htm, Jemaine's character might be the llama-like one whereas Bret is more of an alpaca.

Now let's see... Here's an alpaca called Rusty. Have I seen those muttonchops before?


That could not be more perfect.
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby Corrine » Mon May 04, 2009 3:48 am

You guys are funny! :lol:
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby Corrine » Mon May 04, 2009 4:45 am

By the way, does anyone know who "Steve" is? I think they were asked this in one interview I watched, but they never actually answered the question.
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby biscuit » Mon May 04, 2009 8:31 am

Corrine wrote:By the way, does anyone know who "Steve" is? I think they were asked this in one interview I watched, but they never actually answered the question.


I always figured it was Steve Irwin seeing as it relates to the water dwelling mammal hypothesis, although some say it's just a random name.
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby Corrine » Tue May 05, 2009 2:33 am

Oh that could be, didn't think of it, but it makes sense.
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Re: inspirations for FOTC

Postby ravenhpltc24 » Tue May 05, 2009 4:44 am

I thought I heard somewhere that "Steve" refers to their old manager? That seems kind of strange to me now, considering I can't recall anyone they've been affiliated with named Steve. I swear I read that somewhere though. I'm pretty sure it's not Steve Irwin, but I really don't know haha.
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