Snobcast: We Don’t Play Anything You Would Like

Written by  //  November 12, 2007  //  The Conservatory  //  8 Comments

Do you feel like every week there’s some band your “eccentric” co-worker/friend is trying to turn you on to? Are you confused as to which band with the word “wolf” or “horse” you’re supposed to like? Lucky for you, every week DJ Father Guido spends hours in his lab sifting through bits and bytes of hipster blog entries and indie magazines searching for the finest aural pleasures available. Then the Father compiles them here for you to enjoy in the comfort of the Donnybrook Campus.

Fergie_wet_herself I hate when artists I don’t like make songs I can’t help but like. It puts into question my (usually) infallible taste.  This rarely takes place, but occasionally it happens. Case in point: "Clumsy" by Fergie (of the once talented, but now horrendously annoying, Black-Eyed Peas).

I’ve had issues with this girl ever since she became  a Black-Eyed Pea. My first reaction was, "Why does such a great group need a kitch factor?" Then I quickly realized this was a group that wanted to shed their underground status and reach for that MTV money. Well, OK, as long as they don’t sacrifice their heady, conscious raps.

The first single, "Where Is The Love?", seemed to be on the right track. It may have featured JT, but at least it had a message. Then came "Shut Up". Umm…yeah. Then came "Let’s Get Retarded" and right then I knew I had to throw the towel in on this once great group.

I assumed she couldn’t do much more damage. Then came "My Humps." I don’t need to continue at this point. Everyone knows what I’m talking about here. What I do need to do is backpedal and explain why we are even talking about Fergie.

We can thank Tim Tim for this one. The other day he tells me he has a new song he’s digging. Even though I knew I’d hate it, Tim is my best friend so I had to give him a chance. Turns out, he was right. I like this song. It reminds me of a much better song, "Talkin’ Bout Hey Love" by De La Soul, but that’s OK.

Fergie, I’m sorry I hated on you for so long. I know is the real perpetrator. He’s the one that hoodwinked the back-pack set into thinking he was one of them, just to turn around and go POP! But Fergie, you were always meant to be a pop star, and now you have a song that might actually help you get there with out grossing us out (ie. "My Humps").

"Clumsy"    Fergie    The Dutchess

"That Time"    Regina Spektor    Begin To Hope

"Take Me To the Riot"    Stars    In Our Bedroom After the War

"Velouria"    Pixies    Bossanova

"From Nothing to Nowhere"    Pinback    Autumn of the Seraphs

"Mommy Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight (Live)"    The Misfits    Walk Among Us

"Are You The One?"    The Presets    Beams

"J"    Mindless Self Indulgence    Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy
"Dollar"    Heiruspecs    A Tiger Dancing
"The Boy Next Door"    The Bastard Fairies    Memento Mori
"Sarah Silverman"    P.O.S.    Ipecac Neat
"Wake Up Alone"    Amy Winehouse    Back To Black

"I Feel Like Dying"    Lil’ Wayne    The Drought Is Over Part. 2

"Perfect Hair II"    DangerDoom    Occult Hymn

"Your Neighborhood Spaceman"    Peeping Tom Feat. Jel & Odd Nosdam    Peeping Tom
"The Commercial"    Wire    Pink Flag
"Fa-Fa-Fayo Technology"    50 Cent vs Datarock
"You’re Hot"    Sneaky Sound System    Sneaky Sound System
"Bandages"    Hot Hot Heat    Make Up the Breakdown

"Cuntry Boys and City Girls"    The Fratellis    Costello Music

"Girls on TV"    Be Your Own PET    Be Your Own PET

"Hope"    Sublime    40 Oz. To Freedom

"Secrets"    The Electric Soft Parade    No Need To Be Downhearted

"Lion’s Teeth"    The Mountain Goats    The Sunset Tree

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8 Comments on "Snobcast: We Don’t Play Anything You Would Like"

  1. Col. Hector Bravado November 12, 2007 at 8:07 am · Reply

    Fergie is a terrifying slag, but I have to admit…I heard this song spun down at Bar Luxe one Tuesday night and thought it was hot as hell. That beat with the Little Richard sample is just sick. I was crestfallen when the DJ told me who it was.
    But as far as “Where’s the Love?” goes…what a piece of shit. With a White House crew looting the treasury, wiping their ass with rule of law and squandering the middle class’ blood in a dubious war, what are these clowns protesting? “Children are crying”? The “KKK”? There have to be, like, seven guys left in the KKK. What a gutless, piece of shit song. They either don’t have the balls to take on painful, relevant issues, or they were too busy trying on jazzy blazers to even know what any of the relevant issues were. All that’s left is a bunch of phony uplift. Seeing them do this one on the Grammys turned my ambivalence about BEP to blinding, white-hot hate. Forever. Fuck these guys with a stick. God, I hate this fucking song.

  2. Anonymous November 12, 2007 at 8:19 am · Reply

    Ha! Ha! Yes. And “let’s get it started,” which was really just a tune manufactured by Wal-Mart to sell shit. I think they tested it with several focus groups before releasing it. Or “My Humps,” which shows that even sexuality can be fucking annoying. But I really like this new song, and also London Bridges bye

  3. Anonymous November 12, 2007 at 8:22 am · Reply

    And DJ Father Guido: it’s “backpedal.”
    Sorry. Traveling puts me in a foul mood. I’m so far away from my green chair and my whiskey and my Snobcasts. I’m salty today.

  4. wetypewords November 12, 2007 at 9:28 am · Reply

    Everything from the Mountain Goats & Pinback to 50 vs Datarock. Snobcast up to its old tricks? Or just playing the field????

  5. Father Guido November 12, 2007 at 10:11 am · Reply

    Backpedal; smackpedal. Fuck! I told yu I’m smert. I can spel. I was on the TeeVee show Amaricas Most Smertist Model.

  6. Ivyy November 12, 2007 at 11:06 am · Reply

    can we just talk for a second about that picture of Fergie you posted? is her crotch sweating? did she pee her pants? i’m totally gagging right now. really.

  7. Angora November 12, 2007 at 11:13 am · Reply

    You haven’t heard of the Fergie peeing her pants incident?! I am shocked!!

    I am now ashamed of myself.

  8. Lady Zsuzanna November 12, 2007 at 11:20 am · Reply

    yeah, whats up with that? I too heard Fergie’s recent single, thought it was hot, and was shamefully dissappointed to find out it was her. “Where is the Love?” should be changed lyrically to “Where are the drugs,” because the song would still work. The Black-Eyed Peas deserve such a fall from grace for naming their band after a frickin legume. When I first heard them in 1998 I too was a fan, but I secretly knew it wouldn’t last long. And I must say that Mindless Self Indulgence is an incredibly awesome band, with a name that denotes their success.

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