Smells Like Teen Espírito August 27, 2015 5:11 AM   Subscribe

Metafilter's own MiguelCardoso mentioned nadawi's post on timeless songs in his daily column in Portuguese newspaper Público today. Here's a rough google translation.
posted by chavenet to MetaFilter-Related at 5:11 AM (50 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

MetaFilter: The results are pleasantly depressing.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:49 AM on August 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: The best complaint is asking for more. That's what I ask.
posted by anotherpanacea at 6:02 AM on August 27, 2015


and (seriously) "Do not Stop Believing" of the Journey (1981 ).

And seriously! "Do Not Stop Believing" is the "Lift E'vry Voice And Sing" of white people (to quote Jamelle Bouie)

Look! If I squint I can see Miguel from here.
posted by octobersurprise at 6:22 AM on August 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


MetaFilter: brutally overstates users, mostly little old
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:39 AM on August 27, 2015


Everybody dance. For true stability is tottering with a Martini glass full of Nick Cave.
posted by clavdivs at 6:50 AM on August 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


I've said it before, but my fondest (and strangest) MeFi moment was a drunken 2:00 AM phone call from Miguel.
posted by yhbc at 7:23 AM on August 27, 2015 [6 favorites]


I miss Miguel.
posted by Optamystic at 8:12 AM on August 27, 2015 [6 favorites]


<3
posted by nadawi at 8:27 AM on August 27, 2015


Obviously, Miguel still lurks. What might inspire him to jump back in the pool?
posted by beagle at 8:48 AM on August 27, 2015


Obviously, Miguel still lurks. What might inspire him to jump back in the pool?

Sweet, sweet liquor?
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:58 AM on August 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


...and a good cigar. Can we get some from Cuba yet?
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:19 AM on August 27, 2015


I have a feeling Migs wrote that article just to get a bunch of 'Metafilter:________' taglines out of us. I also have a feeling he'll show up in this thread.
posted by item at 11:53 AM on August 27, 2015


He will if he knows what's good for him.
posted by languagehat at 12:37 PM on August 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


I knew it!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:33 PM on August 27, 2015 [19 favorites]


Honestly, the things you have to do to get on MeTa these days...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:34 PM on August 27, 2015 [31 favorites]


How I love being right.
posted by item at 1:36 PM on August 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


Now call me crazy, but doesn't it seem like languagehat and MiguelCardoso could be one and the same people! I think I have uncovered a plot.
posted by madamjujujive at 1:39 PM on August 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


I miss Paphnuty.
posted by cgc373 at 1:51 PM on August 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


Migs!
posted by klangklangston at 2:08 PM on August 27, 2015


klangklangston!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:16 PM on August 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


I thought of Miguel a few days ago. For the first time in at least a year, I looked in my email spam folder. To my surprise, I found that nearly all of my spam is a) for sex toys and b) in Portuguese.
posted by double block and bleed at 2:32 PM on August 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


The Google Translate gets the gist of things, but is annoying enough that I made a real translation:

Thanks to the post by nadawi on Metafilter, which brought me to the epic work of Matt Daniels on the website poly-graph.co.

Using data from Spotify, Daniels finds the most-listened-to songs from 1950 to 2005. You can see the 51 most-heard songs from the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, and the first five years of this century, to 2005.

The results are pleasantly depressing. The top four hits are "Lose Yourself" by Eminem (2002), "Mr. Brightside" by the Killers (2005), "Numb" by Linkin Park (2003) and (for real) "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey (1981).

Only the fifth spot reawakens our faith in humanity: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana (1991). In 2016 this masterpiece will celebrate a quarter century of age. The youngest children who enjoyed "Smells Like Teen Spirit" when it came out will then be at least 30 years old.

Of course, statistically (as the worthless boring critics say) the work brutally overvalues Spotify users, most of them fairly young.

But isn't this a most interesting work? Go and see. I think it is. It's worth the trouble of spending an hour or two scandalizing oneself (or consoling oneself, which amounts to the same thing) about what the masses are immortalizing.

It's too bad that the decade from 2005 to 2015 is missing. But even more of a pity is the loss of the songs written and sung between 1900 and 1950. Especially because those include almost all of the best ones.

The best complaint one can make [of a work] is to ask for more. Which is what I'm doing.
posted by zompist at 4:56 PM on August 27, 2015 [5 favorites]


Someone set off the Migs Signal (credit to mr_crash_davis, I believe)
posted by Ufez Jones at 5:41 PM on August 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


Miguel! I've missed you so much! Hi baby!
posted by dejah420 at 7:02 PM on August 27, 2015


Hiya, migs.
posted by jonmc at 7:04 PM on August 27, 2015


And seriously! "Do Not Stop Believing" is the "Lift E'vry Voice And Sing" of white people (to quote Jamelle Bouie)

Please don't generalize "American wpite People" to "White People." Canadian white people have "Home for a Rest" and "Summer of 69."
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 7:43 PM on August 27, 2015


Parabens Miguel. Neat article.
Metafilter: the results are pleasantly depressing.
On preview Rock Steady has already been there so this is a self fulfilling prophecy.
posted by adamvasco at 7:45 PM on August 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


I miss MidasMulligan.
posted by unliteral at 11:09 PM on August 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


I always got him confused with Kwantzar and PizzaParamus.

But I'd forgotten that things had gotten so bad nine years ago. Midas Mulligan? Memento mori.
posted by klangklangston at 11:23 PM on August 27, 2015


Didn't Paris come back briefly under a related user name? Something like NantesJerseyCity? A bit like everyone's favourite Brooklyn hipster who now randomly lives in Sydney? I have such a patchy Mefi memory these days.
posted by Sonny Jim at 1:20 AM on August 28, 2015


I always got him confused with Kwantzar and PizzaParamus.
Lame puns on usernames as a means to undermine and ridicule their participation are exactly that, lame. If you are in doubt you can spend the time to look up the proper user name, it's not that hard.
Didn't Paris come back briefly under a related user name? Something like NantesJerseyCity? A bit like everyone's favourite Brooklyn hipster who now randomly lives in Sydney?
Sonny Jim, you have been around a long time. I don't have your low number user but I suspect that I may know more than you will ever know about about Mefi [sic] memory. I would cut off my hand if that was not the case. I mean seriously, WTH! where did this come from, conflating ParisParamus and Brooklyn In Lovecraft is so bizzare as to be like the idea that that we would have a member try and scam ebay or set up a fund because they want to extract some funds for bogus reasons or pretend that they are dead or confess that they are in an incestuous relation with their soon to be married brother not realising that their personal details are exposed or something. These thing would never happen on MetaFilter.
posted by unliteral at 5:09 AM on August 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Absolutely! Just as a guy from North Carolina would never spend years pretending to be a woman from Dundee, using innocuous AskMe questions about "feminine" topics like washing long hair in hard water as cover while posting an incessant stream of right-wing clickbait from US conservative newspapers to the front page. None of that happened. At all.
posted by Sonny Jim at 5:23 AM on August 28, 2015

Mefi [sic] memory
This is such a sick burn, I can't even.
posted by Sonny Jim at 5:27 AM on August 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


I've been enjoying Miguel's daily music podcast, which I discovered via his Facebook fan page.
posted by vacapinta at 5:51 AM on August 28, 2015


> I miss MidasMulligan.

Well, if we're going there, I miss Evanizer. He was nice to me when I first joined, and that's more important to me than his politics.
posted by languagehat at 7:03 AM on August 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


I miss Evan
posted by clavdivs at 7:15 AM on August 28, 2015


... Anyone else remember that time pg was in Zanzibar?
posted by Sonny Jim at 8:46 AM on August 28, 2015


Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:49 AM on August 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


I've said it before, but my fondest (and strangest) MeFi moment was a drunken 2:00 AM phone call from Miguel.

Dang, you are so lucky.
posted by JanetLand at 2:31 PM on August 28, 2015


conflating ParisParamus and Brooklyn In Lovecraft

Wasn't he comparing them? Saying PP came back under a similar name, just like LiB did? (And shit now my memory is gone and I can't remember LiB's second name, but I do have the Mountain Goats in my head, so I've got that going for me...).

But for real, who was the "guy from North Carolina pretending to a woman in Dundee"? How did I miss that?
posted by Pink Frost at 3:24 PM on August 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Migs!
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:52 PM on August 28, 2015


Also: sweatpants, Secaucus, and highsignal.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:56 PM on August 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


I miss Midas Mulligan

Obliviscere eius

How did I miss that ?

You joined too late.

But... *whistles tunelessly* ...if you look at a recent moderate comment, there is a clue to search in plain subtle sight.
posted by y2karl at 6:22 PM on August 28, 2015


Miguel, however, I miss nearly every day.

And thanks and a hat tip to languagehat!
posted by y2karl at 6:27 PM on August 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


You joined too late.

Ah, I was here, just obviously not paying enough attention...thanks to Cortex's comment I found this post of yours, but obviously missed it at the time...off to have a read now

posted by Pink Frost at 7:51 PM on August 28, 2015


I only wish I were subtle enough that you didn't link that.
posted by y2karl at 8:23 PM on August 28, 2015


But, nevermind, enough about dropping subtle hints.

You know who I miss ?

iconomy

There is a person who I wish still graced us with her presence. I have not a clue as to why she left but I miss her.
posted by y2karl at 8:29 PM on August 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Seconding that. Erudite, always made sense and was grace itself. A pleasure to hear from and a great balancer.
I'll add another that is still with us. I had to lurk for a long time before I could join and my job allowed me to read most of Metafilter before I actually did join. I know that sounds weird but it's true, Metafilter was that small. You could read a months archive in less than a week. I read most of them.
There are many voices that resonate with me, probably more because I couldn't talk to them, only listen. People like thomcatspike, fishfucker, hama7 and many others and yes, you too y2karl, you too are one of them. I'm glad you're still here. I was there when your awesome Vintage Rockabilly post was deleted and the subsequent fallout occurred. Thoroughly enjoyable without anyone getting hurt. You have always been a voice of reason (even to me when I have been a dumb arse), so thanks for being around unlike that Portuguese guy that just pops in when it's convenient.
posted by unliteral at 5:30 AM on August 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


"Lame puns on usernames as a means to undermine and ridicule their participation are exactly that, lame. If you are in doubt you can spend the time to look up the proper user name, it's not that hard."

Yeah, yeah, it's on me for ParisPlasterous, but Kwantsar was a real member, unicameral.
posted by klangklangston at 10:56 AM on August 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


*waves*
posted by goneill at 7:38 PM on September 1, 2015


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