The threads that never end... July 30, 2014 6:46 AM   Subscribe

Friends, I just wanted to point out something to you that you might not have been aware of, and that I was only reminded of a few hours ago, when I saw a reply to a comment in a thread here at Mefi. The reply, you see, was to a comment made SEVEN YEARS AGO. Yup. It's Metafilter Music, neighbors, where the threads never end. Never! Y'all stop in sometime, y'hear, and leave a comment! And don't worry if you're a little late to the party. At MeFiMu, the party never stops.
posted by flapjax at midnite to MetaFilter-Related at 6:46 AM (42 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Oh, and listen to that tune. Then... listen to another at MeFiMu. And another. They're all posted by your fellow MeFites or Mefiers or whatever you wanna call 'em. And there's a lotta good sounds offered up for you there. Get with the whole internet music-wants-to-be-free thing and actually listen to some of 'em! Even though Pitchfork or whoever didn't um… point you to 'em!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:51 AM on July 30, 2014 [3 favorites]


There's one song I listen to at least once per year, and always mention how much I like it. As a result, I have been commenting in the thread for six years.
posted by maxsparber at 6:55 AM on July 30, 2014 [6 favorites]


2007 wasn't seven years ago. That's crazy. It was like 2-3 years ago at most.
posted by mullacc at 8:10 AM on July 30, 2014 [23 favorites]


It's easier if you think of it as two to three chunks of two-to-three years ago. Less painful that way.
posted by Ghidorah at 8:15 AM on July 30, 2014 [1 favorite]


But in iPhone generations it's practically ancient history.
posted by mullacc at 8:25 AM on July 30, 2014


I keep coming back for this one, a great catchy summer tune.
posted by kev23f at 8:28 AM on July 30, 2014 [2 favorites]


I have this ridiculously great Prince cover favourited in like three different places
posted by greenish at 8:37 AM on July 30, 2014 [2 favorites]


It's Metafilter Music, neighbors, where the threads never end. Never! Y'all stop in sometime, y'hear, and leave a comment! And don't worry if you're a little late to the party. At MeFiMu, the party never stops.

I used to go out to paaaaaartays . . .
 
posted by Herodios at 8:41 AM on July 30, 2014


I kind of wish blue threads didn't close too, because I finally finished this and it's the best thing ever and I want to talk about it but I understand why the mods don't want potentially contentious threads sitting open forever. Hopefully it will be on Fanfare books soon. :)
posted by Drinky Die at 9:07 AM on July 30, 2014 [2 favorites]


The awesome "It Was A Great Year (For Movies With Robots)" just came up in my shuffled playlist, so yeah, MeFiMu is pretty great.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:18 AM on July 30, 2014 [1 favorite]


Also, it's possible there are MeFites that have never heard this amazing [NSFW] track that celebrates it's 6th anniversary (!) on Friday. NSFW because lyrics and because you will be laughing and krumping so hard you will embarrass yourself.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:20 AM on July 30, 2014 [1 favorite]


Also, when you go to MeFiMu and stay there for a little while MetaTalk looks FREAKISHLY PALE when you click back to it.
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:29 AM on July 30, 2014 [2 favorites]


Every time I hear “If I Had You” I think, “This isn't as good as miss lynnster's version!” I left a comment five years after it was published.
posted by chinesefood at 9:39 AM on July 30, 2014


So you're saying that if you want to continue an argument started on the blue ad infinitum you should take it to MeFi Music?
posted by yoink at 10:07 AM on July 30, 2014 [2 favorites]


Only if you argue in song...
posted by greenish at 10:09 AM on July 30, 2014 [2 favorites]


this means that every year you can discuss the merits of the version of Jingle Bell Rock that only features the words Jingle, Bell and Rock. And jock ringle, I guess.
posted by dismas at 10:23 AM on July 30, 2014 [8 favorites]


I like the open thread policy because I've been a MefiMu lurker since the inception and I get to keep commenting on the threads for the songs I've been listening to on my various scattered playlists for years.
posted by annathea at 10:26 AM on July 30, 2014


Just posted in the oldest MeFiMu thread I could find. I am invincible!
posted by leotrotsky at 10:32 AM on July 30, 2014


dismas: this means that every year you can discuss the merits of the version of Jingle Bell Rock that only features the words Jingle, Bell and Rock. And jock ringle, I guess.

One of the attendees at our recent Meetup (Maecenas?) said that their introduction to MetaFilter was through a link to that song. I love that idea.
posted by Rock Steady at 10:47 AM on July 30, 2014 [1 favorite]


So, basically, you're welcoming back your friends to the threads that never end?

Are you Emerson, Lake, or Palmer?
posted by octobersurprise at 10:49 AM on July 30, 2014 [2 favorites]


You guys, my first MeTa callout! I've arrived!
posted by en forme de poire at 11:15 AM on July 30, 2014 [2 favorites]


MeFi Music is 7 years old?! Jesus Christ.
posted by brundlefly at 11:49 AM on July 30, 2014 [1 favorite]




At MeFiMu, the party never stops.

Obligatory Key & Peele.
posted by XMLicious at 11:56 AM on July 30, 2014 [2 favorites]


Jingle Rock Bell has been a family staple for years now.

MefiMu can make her first communion!
posted by frecklefaerie at 3:54 PM on July 30, 2014 [1 favorite]


Mefimusic is awesome and I should spend more time there. Users are generally really supportive of each other and it is really cool that you can pick up a thread years later.
posted by misha at 5:51 PM on July 30, 2014


I love that MeFiMu is The Black. It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.
posted by gingerest at 6:02 PM on July 30, 2014 [2 favorites]


A few months before my daughter was born, I favorited a song that chococat wrote for his own daughter's fifth birthday. Five years and three months later, I got to play it for my own five-year old.
posted by mbrubeck at 10:55 PM on July 30, 2014 [1 favorite]


Thanks to this thread I found out about Protein Shoes and listened to it at work on loop for hours.
posted by Jpfed at 8:36 PM on July 31, 2014


I spent a lot of time in MeMu after I joined the site in 2007 but then I got a job that barred me from the black and I stopped being able to browse, listen and comment at work - good for my career but terrible for my contribution. Now I work somewhere sane and have access again I shall commit to hitting random entries from the years I wasn't around and damn well comment that sh*t right up.

You were always on my mind, (MeMu) you were always on my mind.
posted by freya_lamb at 8:20 AM on August 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


I love Ziggler the performer, the character, the seller, everything, except his offense. Both he, and to some extent, Cody Rhodes (another masterful seller) to have pretty vanilla offenses with remarkably small move sets. Rhodes has greatly improved, but both guys seem to rely on dropkicks as mainstays of their arsenals, which is like saying a bar has beer. Everyone does dropkicks, or can. I'd love to see Ziggler take some time and really develop a solid offense to pair with how awesomely he sells being beaten down.

To some extent, I wonder if part of his position (mid-card jobber) and Heath Slater's is the same: they're just so good at selling being hit that people have decided it's more important for them to make other wrestlers look good (which definitely seems to be what's happening with Slater) than for them to win matches and get pushes. To some extent, I would worry that Seth Rollins might end up in that sort of pigeonhole, except that his offense is pretty well developed. I can see him ending up, though, as the upper card jobber, which would be a shame.
posted by Ghidorah at 9:12 AM on August 1, 2014


I think you're in the wrong thread, Ghidorah, but I kind of hope not.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:45 AM on August 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


Wow. That's embarrassing. I was going through my recent activity, wondering where this post had gone. Stupid tabs.

/mortified
posted by Ghidorah at 5:55 PM on August 1, 2014


If your comment hadn't contained that one instance of "wrestler" I would have had almost no idea what you were talking about.
posted by benito.strauss at 6:20 PM on August 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


Thanks for stopping by MeFiMu, Ghidorah. We appreciate it.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:21 AM on August 2, 2014


Oh wait, this is MetaTalk. Sorry, I got carried away, there.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:22 AM on August 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


Cortex's fingerpickin' version of Laurie Anderson's O Superman is one that I keep coming back to. It's fun and pretty. If only he would have recorded it earlier, in time for the WHRB "Laurie Anderson Orgy" 2007.
posted by umbú at 12:14 PM on August 4, 2014


And flapjax's vocal performance on this tune about the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami gives me chills every time I listen to it.
posted by umbú at 12:18 PM on August 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


umbú: Cortex's fingerpickin' version of Laurie Anderson's O Superman is one that I keep coming back to.

If we are talking about songs that we always come back to, umbú, I submit your amazing cover of "Human Behavior" -- "Seres Humanos".
posted by Rock Steady at 1:00 PM on August 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


umbú, that Bjork cover is fabulous!
posted by en forme de poire at 1:41 PM on August 4, 2014 [1 favorite]


Probably my favorite of all time was Jon_Evil's Skallelujah, done for the Hallelujah cover competition.
posted by Ghidorah at 5:44 PM on August 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


And flapjax's vocal performance on this tune about the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami gives me chills every time I listen to it.

Many thanks, umbú!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:07 AM on August 6, 2014 [1 favorite]


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