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Masculine Todd
08-23-2011, 04:40 PM
ok nawt tru I just defined a feeling we all have and defined the canon - spin-off thread from luminary Bendis Board poster Masculine Todd's highly-renowned thread songs for when its raining on the window, and its getting heavy: http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/newthread.php?do=postthread&f=8

Etymology of Neu-Rain Revival: Claremont, post-crossover issues where X-Men brood. Kitty Pryde sitting and thinking about Peter in that coffee shop in Seattle while it's raining. Nick Drake. "I'm Waiting for the Man."

Establishing the canon: '80s Anime soundtracks, turntable scratches, black pavement, beat tapes, the scene in Texas Chainsaw Massacre II where leatherface/family races van up a major metropolitan highway at night, anime skyscrapers, DJ Shadow, OMD, late '80s/early '90 HBO feature presentation intro, pilot episode of Batman: the Animated Series

Ethos: being alive and the rain beads up on the window. You just feel it and the air's so palpable and the room is heady. You get it into you and it coats your belly and everything's so profound 'cause you're young and white and thinking deep thoughts - existential moment, you know? Trapped in yourself but knowing the rain is hitting everyone around you.

Revival: cloud rap, Japanese Jazz, New French Extremity, watchin' Martyrs with lil ceasars $5 ready to go's, drum n bass, posting questions on message boards like "what is dubstep" at 3 am, downloading the Lowlife discography, watching Gundam Wing, being Sam Spade for Halloween. Thomas Pynchon. Starbucks alternatives. Playing Killer 7 on your Gamecube.

Over-Saturation: Foucault namedrops in afterparty status updates, posting Ryuichi Sakamoto video on reddit, saying "Neu-Rain Revival" out loud, Washed Out being tagged as Neu-Rain Revival on last.fm, puns on the name. Conflating it with that fresh, after-rain feel. Chopped and screwed Enya tracks. Adele being a thing on the radio. DVD boxsets. Writing "[form of media] is punk rock" in reviews of shit (especially comics). The Game rapping over a slowed Kernkraft 400 and thinking that shit's acceptable. Liking A Scanner Darkly on Facebook.

Masculine Todd
08-23-2011, 04:48 PM
Visual aids:

http://www.collectingcomix.com/prodimages/UncannyX-Men/UncannyX-Men290.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC6cmCC1lV4&feature=related

http://www.goodwp.com/large/201104/17092.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS7GOga9gg4

ImYrWoodbury
08-23-2011, 04:52 PM
Let me know when there's a drippy drop step thread. Or a post-rain thread.

Masculine Todd
08-23-2011, 05:25 PM
No, Joe. This is the revival. You can't go post and return for the revival. Life doesn't work that way.

Jason California
08-23-2011, 05:29 PM
No, Joe. This is the revival. You can't go post and return for the revival. Life doesn't work that way.

I thought you were on some next level shit. That is basically what a born again Christian is, and they have been doing that for a while.

Masculine Todd
08-23-2011, 05:51 PM
Jason, I thought you'd understand this. You of all people should feel this in you.

ImYrWoodbury
08-23-2011, 08:20 PM
Todd, wasn't I the one who REVITALIZED THE CANON?



Ethos: being alive and the rain beads up on the window. You just feel it and the air's so palpable and the room is heady. You get it into you and it coats your belly and everything's so profound 'cause you're young and white and thinking deep thoughts - existential moment, you know? Trapped in yourself but knowing the rain is hitting everyone around you.

Oh, fuck. Sorry. This isn't my genre to be messing around with in the first place. Sorry.

ImYrWoodbury
08-23-2011, 08:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHcyJPTTn9w

Masculine Todd
08-24-2011, 06:56 AM
I'm a brilliant man.

Matt Jay
08-24-2011, 07:51 AM
Visual aids:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC6cmCC1lV4&feature=related



Whoa, that was a seriously warm and fuzzy wave of nostalgia. I'm going to post this on my Facebook so everyone there can ignore it!

Gregory
08-24-2011, 07:55 AM
You need this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dZW1C3neao&ob=av2e

Masculine Todd
08-24-2011, 05:38 PM
Holy fucc, the synth on that.

Kedd
08-24-2011, 05:49 PM
Whoa, that was a seriously warm and fuzzy wave of nostalgia. I'm going to post this on my Facebook so everyone there can ignore it!
Man, I hadn't thought about that opening in so damn long. I will also post this onto my faceebook where no one will care about it :(