Come shop at our next Pop-Up Shop this Saturday July 17th 2021 from 9am~2pm.
We’ll be set-up at the Virginia Beach Flea Market on 19th Street between Mediterranean Ave & Cypress Ave. (next to Three Ships Coffee)
There will be crates and crates of vintage clothes including concert t-shirts & Levis. We will also be bringing out the “better” DVDs that have been curated in the music, animation, and documentary categories. Also tons of vintage BOOKS all related to “hipster culture” and music!
In honor of this week’s anniversary of Olivia Tremor Control member Bill Doss’s death, 333Sound takes a brief look back at the Elephant 6 Recording Company (and its extensive family tree).
As Kim Cooper documented in her now iconic 33 1/3 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, something extraordinary was happening in Athens, Georgia, when Jeff Magnum, William Cullen Hart, and Bill Doss emerged in the music scene as Synthetic Flying Machine. Recently transplanted from the small neighboring towns of Ruston and Dubach in Louisiana and already flying under the elusive banner of The Elephant 6 Recording Company, SFM would bring a new, DIY, pop-psychedelic sound to the then predominately grunge landscape of Athens—a musical style (and way of life) that would linger in the community for years to come.
Synthetic Flying Machine flyer, early 90s, Ruston, LA. From the Neutral Milk Hotel Picture Archive.
I picked up A Hipster Joke Book (written by someone you’ve probably never heard of) at the clearance table at Urban Outfitters the other day.
It was on sale for $2. It’s originally marked as being $8. I’d say it’s worth the $2 as a conversation piece and to add to my hipster book collection. If I had paid the original price, I would feel very ripped off.
There is only one joke per page, so there’s only around 50 jokes. You could probably read the whole thing standing at the shelf in the store.
The best of all the jokes I’ve heard before. And I’ve posted it on this blog before…You may remember it?
Q: How did the hipster burn his mouth?
A: He drank coffee before it was cool.
One other good joke was (sorry to be a spoiler)…
Q: Why didn’t the hipster listen to his parents?
A: Because he only listens to vinyl.
Most of the other jokes are pretty stupid and really reaching for hipster humor.
I can’t really recommend this book unless you get it very cheap. You can probably find a lot better jokes by just searching for ‘Hipster Jokes’ on Google.
This is manly a picture book, so it’s kind of hard to write much about it…but I really enjoyed it. I think you will too. It’s amazing how many Hipsters are pictured in the book. That must be because Hipsters always love a good excuse to party and get drunk. There’s an excellent book/website called ‘Stuff White People Like’ that I think is really more about Hipsters than white people, but he wrote about ugly sweaters here.
This book was published in 2012. Here’s what Amazon has to say about it:
“This fun and portable gift book includes 200+ full-color photos of people in hilariously awful Christmas sweaters accompanied by funny captions. Some of the amazing categories include festive fun, vintage ugly, homemade hits and misses, pets rocking ugly Christmas sweaters, and much more.”