flapjax at boing boing February 11, 2009 10:00 PM   Subscribe

flapjax at midnight is featured on Boing Boing for his new album, Roomful of Ghosts, which has a blog too. Yay for an awesome MeFite!
posted by gen to MetaFilter-Related at 10:00 PM (44 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Cool I'll check Pirate Bay for it later on, thanks for the heads up.
posted by turgid dahlia at 10:09 PM on February 11, 2009


Yay!

I am so never going to his house though.
posted by gomichild at 10:17 PM on February 11, 2009


Thanks for the reminder! Downloading from iTunes now.
posted by JDHarper at 10:21 PM on February 11, 2009


Nice work Flapjax! (if that *is* your real name).
posted by Jofus at 10:27 PM on February 11, 2009


Wait, I thought we hated BoingBoing here. Doesn't this mean we have to stone him?

I can never keep up with this stuff.
posted by Caduceus at 10:38 PM on February 11, 2009


Hooray for flapjax! (Surgeon general's warning: having flapjax at midnight may give you bad dreams.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:08 PM on February 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Caduceus - Can't you see?! They're trying to drive us apart!

Congrats, flapjax!
posted by Pronoiac at 11:43 PM on February 11, 2009


"his new album, Roomful of Ghosts, which has a blog too."

His album keeps a log of interesting sites it's browsed over the course of the day, which it then posts to the web?
posted by Eideteker at 12:06 AM on February 12, 2009


Congratulations! He's should be considered part of the Mefi staff with the work he does in Music. Maybe a title like "Official Music Ambassador," and we could give him, like, diplomatic immunity, and a seat on the UN council.
posted by spiderskull at 12:43 AM on February 12, 2009


Then came the hypothetical hurdy gurdy man,
Singing songs of ghosts.

He looks kind of old to be a hipster.

Congrats, flapjax.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:06 AM on February 12, 2009


He looks kind of old to be a hipster.

But young to be a hippie or a hepcat. And just the right age for a hoopy frood. So it balances out.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:39 AM on February 12, 2009


what? we need BoringBoring to validate flapjax's awesomeness?!??
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:14 AM on February 12, 2009


best known as a mainstay of the 1980s New York avant garde music scene

see? they can't even get their facts right!
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:16 AM on February 12, 2009


Congrats flapjax. Hope the album goes well.

Whenever he posts anything, even if it is something I think that I will have no interest in at all, I always have a look. Can't think of many other MeFites I would say that about.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 2:42 AM on February 12, 2009


Hey y'all, and greetings from an Atlanta hotel room, where I've just woken up. Catching an early morning flight back home to Tokyo today, and waking to this thread was a most agreeable start to my long travel day. Thank you all for these comments, this humble hoopy frood is very honored!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:12 AM on February 12, 2009 [6 favorites]


Awesome (and entertaining) review - I don't know who Mark Dery is, but if he likes flapjax he can't be too shabby. Congrats!!
posted by Phire at 3:36 AM on February 12, 2009


More importantly: flapjax at midnight is featured on MetaTalk about being featured on Boing Boing for his new album, Roomful of Ghosts, which has a blog too.
posted by gman at 3:57 AM on February 12, 2009


Congrats flapjax! Will look forward to hearing it soon.
posted by From Bklyn at 4:08 AM on February 12, 2009


I liked him before he was famous.
posted by Abiezer at 5:06 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Nice. Congrats F@M!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:33 AM on February 12, 2009


He looks kind of old to be a hipster.

True hipsters are older {{{big-assed wink}}}
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:35 AM on February 12, 2009


I liked him before he was famous.

Ha. I liked him before he was a MeFite. It's just amazing to me that he once played with Tom Cora. Congrats, flapjax; it's always great to have a new baby in the world.

Fun fact: Superchunk was originally called Chunk but had to change their name because flapjax had already taken it.
posted by mediareport at 6:09 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Great!
posted by cashman at 6:32 AM on February 12, 2009


I was under the impression being old was cool...wait, then what did I get old for?

Very cool, Flapjacks.
I like what I've heard. Now you have to have a world wide tour.
posted by readery at 6:37 AM on February 12, 2009


Mad taters, yo.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:06 AM on February 12, 2009


Yay for album!
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:46 AM on February 12, 2009


Awesome!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:47 AM on February 12, 2009


Yay, I was listening to this last weekend, it's a great album.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:14 AM on February 12, 2009


Huzzah!
posted by Shepherd at 8:15 AM on February 12, 2009


Maybe a title like "Official Music Ambassador," and we could give him, like, diplomatic immunity, and a seat on the UN council.

I'd probably settle for some little MeFi flags to put on the front corners of a car.
posted by odinsdream at 9:11 AM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


My friend show me music, I like music, why no?
posted by Mister_A at 9:11 AM on February 12, 2009


Congratulations on not being unpublished!

(I was not unpublished on BoingBoing, too.)

posted by mattdidthat at 9:57 AM on February 12, 2009


I just downloaded from iTunes and listening now. Excellent stuff!
posted by slogger at 11:22 AM on February 12, 2009


Wait, I thought we hated BoingBoing here. Doesn't this mean we have to stone him?
I can never keep up with this stuff.


We have always been at war with flapjax.
posted by lukemeister at 11:51 AM on February 12, 2009


And flapjax is at war with the airlines. Well, not war, exactly, but... my flight from Atlanta to Detroit was delayed due to mechanical problems, which meant that I wouldn't have made my connection to Japan. They put me and the family in a hotel. We're watching Animal Planet.

That is all.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:32 PM on February 12, 2009


Here's cheers, me dears!
posted by Wolof at 2:46 PM on February 12, 2009


YAY flap!

(I'll dload it as soon as the *$^%@ cable company fixes my internet)
posted by vronsky at 3:21 PM on February 12, 2009


flapjax,

Have a good flight home when you finally get to go. Congrats on the album!
posted by lukemeister at 4:00 PM on February 12, 2009


Congrats on the album!
posted by arcanecrowbar at 4:10 PM on February 12, 2009


Yeah, I remember when I learned that flapjax at midnite was Samm Bennett and I was all like OMIGOD YOU'RE SAMM BENNETT and he was all like I CANNOT TELL A LIE I AM SAMM BENNETT and I was all like HOLYMOLY YOU'RE GEORGE WASHINGTON TOO and he was all like I AM AND BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WAS NOTHING BUT A WANTWIT AND A SARCAST AND AN OYSTERWENCHFORNICATOR AND HE'S GODDAMN ON THE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL WHILE I LANGUISH ON THE ONE WHAT THE DOUCHE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY and I was all like uh... what and then he started talking about his pig.

True story.
posted by Kattullus at 6:22 PM on February 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


I was under the impression being old was cool

Being old *is* cool -- it's those hipsters who are dubious.

OTOH, hoopy froods are where it's at, granddaddy-o.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:28 AM on February 13, 2009


everything i've heard from this cd so far is way beyond good. imagine what kind of stuff he'll turn out when he gets old!
posted by msconduct at 5:26 AM on February 13, 2009


Well hot damned. In my abundant naivete I had only identified flapjax as a really wonderful scholar of music who constructed thoughtful, mesmerizing posts on musical topics. Now I find he's also best known as a mainstay of the 1980s New York avant garde music scene (!).

Good giggity!
posted by cavalier at 1:07 PM on February 13, 2009


Thanks for the heads-up indeed, gen. I quickly figured out that flapjax was awesome (both posting- and music-wise) back in 2006 when he started showing up here. But I never imagined he could play the pig!

Boing Boing, in its own way, is a perfect description of what he does best. Boing boing, tingle tangle, boing boing, mingle mangle. Scrip scrape, ting tang, boing boing, boom chicky boom. Repeat.

p.s. Speaking of Chunk, this fantastic song is hard to get out of your head once it's in there. It's my favorite song about a city in Alabam’ — although Randy Newman's Birmingham (by another cool old guy) is also not so bad.
posted by LeLiLo at 9:07 PM on February 16, 2009


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