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Guest AcrossCanyons

I just came into to say Chill Murray

forever the best name

 

it's actually a crime to have claimed a name so great and released no music with it

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When I see an underground artist releasing his music with his real name (or something not too idiotic), I feel I gain some respect for him even if I don't like his music. Maybe it's some sense of seriousness that I respect, a feel of facing with honesty his occupation, which someone would brand as "pretentious" like some users in here.

 

It's exactly that seriousness that I hate. I'm with sneaksta on this, I get really turned off by musicians taking themselves too seriously.

 

Plus it's just less creative to leave the name associated with your work uncustomized, when given the option to customize it.

 

Adopting an artist name is an opportunity to exercise creative control over an essential aspect of your music's presentation. For artists who just use their own name, I tend to assume their music will be boring because they haven't taken any control over how it's presented, except to say "look at me! it's me! i made this!" (it's even worse if the album cover is a picture of them). I don't know if this is pretentious, but it is childish and egocentric.

 

I think it's cool to have a pseudonym because it's kind of like a hacker tag or something. Makes me feel like I'm living in a cyberpunk future.

 

ALSO I DON'T GO BY MY SLAVE NAME.

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ALSO I DON'T GO BY MY SLAVE NAME.

 

Not before you learn your safe words, anyway.

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Guest Lube Saibot

Id Kickarus is pretty good.

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For artists who just use their own name, I tend to assume their music will be boring because they haven't taken any control over how it's presented

 

What a ridiculous presumption. Carl Craig, Ian Hawgood, Robert Hood, James Blake, Fennesz, Brian Eno, Jim O'Rourke. Plenty of styles here; to me they don't sound boring and they don't seem to haven't any control of their music. I see a pattern between these guys (cept Blake, who is a newcommer); they had large careers, with great works and they're still active. Whatever I see a guy with a moniker today, I don't expect him to release more than 2 LPs. I guess they enjoyed the fun and the "control", though.

nice little rant there. funnily enough you missed the part where the quote says "i tend to assume", which is basically saying that it's a generalisation.

 

so your list of 7 people against...what, how many other artists that use their own name and are bland?

 

nice rant.

 

edit: also, before you take my reply too seriously, welcome to WATMM.

Edited by oscillik

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Lance Legstrong.

 

 

It's not just a silly moniker, it's my real name. I. Make. I.D.M. Bitches.

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Why wouldn't you take your music seriously? why it's different from writing or filmmaking?

it isn't. writers and filmmakers should also lighten up! art isn't about professionalism, it's about having good ideas.

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Guest hahathhat

Id Kickarus is pretty good.

 

cohn jarmack nightware

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Guest plok

That new Fichael J Mox release is ok.

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Guest hahathhat

GenClod

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Hertha Thiele must be Benn Jordan.

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Guest hahathhat

The_Flashbulb.jpg

 

id have offed myself the moment i saw that photo

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last years thread was better.

But i came here to say that thrill collins are a great 80s cover band.

And in the process of reading this i thought of doop snoggy snog.

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jon bovi

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my god this epidemic is far worse than I thought

Edited by jules

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Ded Tanson

 

Beorge Gush

 

use them while you can, folks.

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Ian Breno?

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my wife was listening to brokendate the other by CT (I refuse to type the name) and I was like "who is this?" she was like "I don't know some guy called Tom Cruise... He's not really Tom Cruise though!" I was like "OH FUCK!" Because I liked what I heard.

 

Asked her where she came across it and she said that she just randomly downloads stuff from XLR8R. So that was the only place she thinks she got it from because she knows she didn't buy it.

 

Although I like the tune, I still don't like the switching letters of other known artists/actors/sports figures names.

 

I did find a way to get over my OCD about his artist name... from now on I'm just going to associate everything he does as "airliner".

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Morg Kronotron

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Guest Super lurker ultra V12

Luke Vibbert

 

LOL

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lol, my dad does this. with a smug little smile when he says it.

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And I just mean bad names in general. Zomby, wtf. I mean at least act like you sort of care what people call you. You're good, but you're not good enough to pull off that naptime of a name. And Cut Copy. Jesus, fuck you. yeah we get it, you were looking at your edit dropdown. Kill yourself.

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Snesley Wipes

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