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Danger Doom or Gnarls Barkley: Too Big?

FTVFTV Registered User regular
edited August 2006 in PAX Archive
Just wondering if Danger Doom or Gnarls Barkley would draw too many people just to see them should either or both of the duos (umm, the trio?) end up performing some day at a PAX. (Danger Mouse, like MC Chris, is Adult Swim approved) I'm sure they won't be there this year, so I suppose it would depend on how big PAX will be next year. Anyway, I would probably explode in joy should I hear Danger Mouse and either of his buds were coming to a PAX, what would any of you think?

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    I haven't really listened to either of them, but I dunno if they'd fit. MC Chris isn't at PAX because he's 'AS approved' or whatever. It's because he raps about nerdy things and is a huge nerd. And they might be a bit too big. Stop me if I'm wrong about them, as I don't really know much about them...

    I think what might be better would be Game Over, Freezepop or another gaming related group that I can't think of at the moment.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VCWJVvE0Fk

    While his music is not nerdy...

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    Doc wrote:


    While his music is not nerdy...

    Yeah, I saw that on the Wiki.

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  • FTVFTV Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Ha! I hadn't seen that. I knew those guys were huge freaking nerds! But dang, MTV? Maybe I should just stick with hoping They Might Be Giants makes it to PAX '07.

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  • the doughthe dough Registered User
    edited July 2006
    On one hand I am a huge Doom fan, I have many of is albums, including KMD's Black Bastards and one time I almost got my hands on a copy of Operation:Doomsday. My brain would explode if I ever got to see the man live. On the other hand I don't really feel like Doom belongs at an event like PAXs. While he does pepper his rhymes with nerdy references (comic books, sci fi stuff) he isn't aligned with geekdom in the same way that MC Chris or the majority of the other performers are. As far as Gnarls Barkley goes, that would definitely attract way more people than Dangerdoom, as Doom has a much much smaller audience, will never make it on the pop charts etc. A surge of people attending PAX merely to see Gnarls Barkely would certainly dillute the geeky goodness that we all revel in for those three beautiful days. I also severly doubt that it would ever happen.

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  • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Doc wrote:


    While his music is not nerdy...

    I couldnt tell, certainly the costumes pass but as far as lyrics goes, incoherant mumbling isnt nerdy.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    eelektrik wrote:
    Doc wrote:


    While his music is not nerdy...

    I couldnt tell, certainly the costumes pass but as far as lyrics goes, incoherant mumbling isnt nerdy.

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  • BorfaseBorfase __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2006
    that was not incoherent mumbling

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  • HotSakeHotSake Registered User
    edited July 2006
    On the contrary, incoherent mumbling is classic nerd!

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  • QuizMasterQuizMaster Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Indeed. Just look at Professor Frink.

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited July 2006
    Legacy wrote:
    I haven't really listened to either of them, but I dunno if they'd fit. MC Chris isn't at PAX because he's 'AS approved' or whatever. It's because he raps about nerdy things and is a huge nerd. And they might be a bit too big. Stop me if I'm wrong about them, as I don't really know much about them...

    I think what might be better would be Game Over, Freezepop or another gaming related group that I can't think of at the moment.

    Freezepop would be fucking awesome.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    Legacy wrote:
    I haven't really listened to either of them, but I dunno if they'd fit. MC Chris isn't at PAX because he's 'AS approved' or whatever. It's because he raps about nerdy things and is a huge nerd. And they might be a bit too big. Stop me if I'm wrong about them, as I don't really know much about them...

    I think what might be better would be Game Over, Freezepop or another gaming related group that I can't think of at the moment.

    Freezepop would be fucking awesome.

    I've expressed this to Khoo a few times and to the representatives of Red Octane that were at E3.

    Maybe someday...

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2006
    We're getting big enough that shipping the Black Mages over might just be possible. We should try to hook them up for '07.

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  • AndwarfAndwarf Registered User
    edited August 2006
    Minibosses and NESkimos were show enough for me.

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2006
    Let me reiterate [Khoo], Freezepop would be fucking awesome.

    Hint, fucking hint.

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  • TrainwreckXTrainwreckX Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    To anyone that doesn't think Gnarls Barkley isn't nerdy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQofC--JwkE&NR

    Yes, the song is his, but the video is obviously not. This should be the theme song to the new movie.

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  • FTVFTV Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    To anyone that doesn't think Gnarls Barkley isn't nerdy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQofC--JwkE&NR

    Yes, the song is his, but the video is obviously not. This should be the theme song to the new movie.
    I'm pretty sure the song is a lock for being the Gnarls Barkley single released along with the Transformers movie as well as playing during the end credits. But remember, Gnarls Barkley is a duo, not a single guy, and that song isn't entirely about robots in disguise, but does use them as a metaphor for something.
    Regardless, as nerdy as Cee-Lo, Danger Mouse, or MF Doom may be, PAX will HAVE to be the new E3 next year for it to be big enough to handle a number two top artist.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    With his new album coming out next month, Weird Al will probably be in the midst of a tour by the time PAX comes around next year...

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  • WeaverWeaver Burn their ignorance to the groundRegistered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Common Market would be pretty rad at PAX.

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2006
    The Geek wrote:
    With his new album coming out next month, Weird Al will probably be in the midst of a tour by the time PAX comes around next year...
    Dude regularly plays state fairs and tiny clubs. He probably wouldn't be too hard to pick up for PAX, assuming his schedule isn't already filled up.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2006
    The Geek wrote:
    With his new album coming out next month, Weird Al will probably be in the midst of a tour by the time PAX comes around next year...
    Dude regularly plays state fairs and tiny clubs. He probably wouldn't be too hard to pick up for PAX, assuming his schedule isn't already filled up.

    Oh god, could you just imagine how awesome that would be?

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  • the doughthe dough Registered User
    edited August 2006
    The Geek wrote:
    With his new album coming out next month, Weird Al will probably be in the midst of a tour by the time PAX comes around next year...
    Dude regularly plays state fairs and tiny clubs. He probably wouldn't be too hard to pick up for PAX, assuming his schedule isn't already filled up.
    Also assuming that people would actually enjoy it.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    the dough wrote:
    The Geek wrote:
    With his new album coming out next month, Weird Al will probably be in the midst of a tour by the time PAX comes around next year...
    Dude regularly plays state fairs and tiny clubs. He probably wouldn't be too hard to pick up for PAX, assuming his schedule isn't already filled up.
    Also assuming that people would actually enjoy it.

    You don't get to claim any sort of nerd/geek status if you don't enjoy Weird Al.

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  • FTVFTV Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    The Geek wrote:
    You don't get to claim any sort of nerd/geek status if you don't enjoy Weird Al.
    Agreed. Also TMBG?

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2006
    FTV wrote:
    The Geek wrote:
    You don't get to claim any sort of nerd/geek status if you don't enjoy Weird Al.
    Agreed. Also TMBG?
    and Ween.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2006
    FTV wrote:
    The Geek wrote:
    You don't get to claim any sort of nerd/geek status if you don't enjoy Weird Al.
    Agreed. Also TMBG?
    and Ween.

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  • FTVFTV Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    FTV wrote:
    The Geek wrote:
    You don't get to claim any sort of nerd/geek status if you don't enjoy Weird Al.
    Agreed. Also TMBG?
    and Ween.
    /me goes and listens to Ween for the first time on iTunes. Hmm... it's like TMBG's nonsense songs. Pretty cool.

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  • JoahWJoahW Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    The Geek wrote:
    the dough wrote:
    The Geek wrote:
    With his new album coming out next month, Weird Al will probably be in the midst of a tour by the time PAX comes around next year...
    Dude regularly plays state fairs and tiny clubs. He probably wouldn't be too hard to pick up for PAX, assuming his schedule isn't already filled up.
    Also assuming that people would actually enjoy it.

    You don't get to claim any sort of nerd/geek status if you don't enjoy Weird Al.
    I used to enjoy weird al, but listening to his newer stuff is just kind of painful.

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  • FTVFTV Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    JoahW wrote:
    I used to enjoy weird al, but listening to his newer stuff is just kind of painful.
    All that matters is that you're not object to all his work. Take me, I don't think he's too hot as a sketch or stand-up comedian but he's funny most the time he does music.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    JoahW wrote:
    I used to enjoy weird al, but listening to his newer stuff is just kind of painful.

    Hardware Store > You.

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  • AndwarfAndwarf Registered User
    edited August 2006
    His new stuff is just as good as his old stuff.

    We just aren't 12 anymore, so some of it isn't as hilarious as it could be.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    Legacy wrote:
    JoahW wrote:
    I used to enjoy weird al, but listening to his newer stuff is just kind of painful.

    Hardware Store > You.

    Exactly the song I was going to hold up as an example.

    I think Hardware Store is my most favorite Al song ever.

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  • the doughthe dough Registered User
    edited August 2006
    Andwarf wrote:
    His new stuff is just as good as his old stuff.

    We just aren't 12 anymore, so some of it isn't as hilarious as it could be.
    Honestly, I did use to enjoy Weird Al, in fact, my first concert ever was Weird Al. However, his comic stylings no longer entice me.

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2006
    the dough wrote:
    Andwarf wrote:
    His new stuff is just as good as his old stuff.

    We just aren't 12 anymore, so some of it isn't as hilarious as it could be.
    Honestly, I did use to enjoy Weird Al, in fact, my first concert ever was Weird Al. However, his comic stylings no longer entice me.
    How does it feel to have no soul?

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  • the doughthe dough Registered User
    edited August 2006
    the dough wrote:
    Andwarf wrote:
    His new stuff is just as good as his old stuff.

    We just aren't 12 anymore, so some of it isn't as hilarious as it could be.
    Honestly, I did use to enjoy Weird Al, in fact, my first concert ever was Weird Al. However, his comic stylings no longer entice me.
    How does it feel to have no soul?
    How does it feel to have no avatar? Oh shit, I don't have one either.

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  • JoahWJoahW Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Andwarf wrote:
    We just aren't 12 anymore, so some of it isn't as hilarious as it could be.
    Thats what I was getting at.

    I do love "A Complicated Song" though. In fact, whenever me or my friend play "Complicated" in karaoke revolution, we sing the Weird Al version.

    But still, I don't know if Weird Al would be that great at PAX.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2006
    JoahW wrote:
    Andwarf wrote:
    We just aren't 12 anymore, so some of it isn't as hilarious as it could be.
    Thats what I was getting at.

    I do love "A Complicated Song" though. In fact, whenever me or my friend play "Complicated" in karaoke revolution, we sing the Weird Al version.

    But still, I don't know if Weird Al would be that great at PAX.

    Heathens.

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