What your favorite sad dad band says about you

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What your favorite sad dad band says about you

Post by cestlamort » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:19 pm

Some stark truth(s) from McSweeney's

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/wha ... -about-you

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Re: What your favorite sad dad band says about you

Post by FrankRay » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:37 pm

Nice post!
I have no idea what most of these bands sound like, so I checked out War On Drugs, and I have to say, it's even funnier now.

What a godawful band they are. I'm guessing Everclear are even worse?

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Post by Sauerkraut » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:19 pm

FrankRay wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:37 pm
What a godawful band they are.
Yes!
I didn't even like the first Dire Straits. Did we really need another one?
I wouldn't have an opinion on them if they weren't so bafflingly popular.

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Re: What your favorite sad dad band says about you

Post by mackerelmint » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:42 pm

FrankRay wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:37 pm
I'm guessing Everclear are even worse?
It's really hard to be worse than Everclear!

What a good read that was.
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: What your favorite sad dad band says about you

Post by marqueemoon » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:53 pm

My bandmate alerted me to this. We spent a good part of the afternoon coming up with our own on the band group chat.

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Re: What your favorite sad dad band says about you

Post by panoramic » Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:22 am

i posted this on my facebook page, my favorite of these was the national one but I guess I am a pavement dad
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Post by johnnysomersett » Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:52 am

mackerelmint wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:42 pm

What a good read that was.
Agreed. I burst out laughing at the Bright Eyes one with the spreadsheet line. My wife is definitely a Bright Eyes fangirl and DEFINITELY makes a spreadsheet for everything :D :D
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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:12 am

i'm definitely somewhere between wilco and bright eyes.

i was surprised not to see american football on there. then i remembered why. american football is like divorced dad music for people who still act like sad and mopey 15 year olds.

p.s. i like american football. just most the fans i've encountered have a strong case of small PP incel energy
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Post by Trout » Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:58 am

Hilarious ;D
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Post by seenoevil II » Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:00 pm

I'm not sure how much this is just confirmation bias, but I loved that.


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Post by Maggieo » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:35 pm

Yeah, that sounds about right.
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Post by burpgun » Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:02 pm

As a Gen X Brooklyn dad that likes guitar music, this was a little on the nose.

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Re: What your favorite sad dad band says about you

Post by mcbrandt » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:25 pm

I guess the Pixies one fits me best in terms of favorite on that list and description of me, apart from the IPA thing because I never liked IPAs to begin with.

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Re: What your favorite sad dad band says about you

Post by sal paradise » Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:00 am

This list confuses me. The bands span different eras. It’s all very American. Feels like the time I first heard the term soccer mom (What’s wrong with your mum playing football??).

Autistic person in doesn’t get the joke shocker :(

Showing my age & cultural upbringing, I still think dad bands are Dire Straits/Knopfler, Genesis & associated solo acts. That’s who I remember my dad listening to the most during the 80s/90s. It’s funny when I think he was into pop-prog or something similar in his late 30s. He turned me on to REM, but they didn’t seem like a dad band even though they looked like old men to me.

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Re: What your favorite sad dad band says about you

Post by marqueemoon » Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:25 am

sal paradise wrote:
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:00 am
This list confuses me. The bands span different eras. It’s all very American. Feels like the time I first heard the term soccer mom (What’s wrong with your mum playing football??).

Autistic person in doesn’t get the joke shocker :(

Showing my age & cultural upbringing, I still think dad bands are Dire Straits/Knopfler, Genesis & associated solo acts. That’s who I remember my dad listening to the most during the 80s/90s. It’s funny when I think he was into pop-prog or something similar in his late 30s. He turned me on to REM, but they didn’t seem like a dad band even though they looked like old men to me.
This piece plays on stereotypes of American Gen X (mostly white) aging hipster dudes. Many of us, myself included, fit the profile.

The specific bands are just a vehicle for a humorous critique of a group of folks that as it turns out are every bit as clueless,
materialistic, and arrogant as Boomers.

That’s my interpretation anyway.

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