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.”
It’s pretty much the same stuff that makes up the Vice Dos & Don’ts book from 2004. So if you’re familiar with that book…it’s more of the same. Which is a good thing because I LOVED that book as well. If you’re not familiar with Vice Magazine…I highly recommend it.
Street Boners was published in 2010 and for some reason I was hesitant to read it till now. I think it was because it was no longer a Vice book, so I didn’t think it would be as good. (I don’t know what I was thinking.) It was written by one of the founders of Vice magazine, Gavin McInnes. For some reason he sold all his shares of Vice stock (so he’s loaded) and started his own site StreetCarnage.com But this book is more than just pictures of people on the street. It also has some excellent essays on fashion rules, hipsters, and which cities in the world has the best dressed people.
Here’s what Amazon had to say about the book:
“Fifteen years after founding Vice, Gavin McInnes has poured his creative juices into a new endeavor: StreetCarnage.com. Growing in size and influence at an alarming rate, the site’s main feature is the new and improved version of Gavin’s “DOs and DON’Ts,” now tantalizingly called Street Boners.
These Boners have been polished and compounded into a book that takes the best of the site and adds hundreds more gems! With 1,312 photos, hilarious captions, and a harsh new rating system-from one to 10 kitten faces-STREET BONERS makes sure no glorious fashion statement goes unnoticed. Innocent citizens are either damned to hell or relentlessly exalted into heaven. Chloe Sevigny, Debbie Harry, Fred Armisen, and Tim & Eric also contribute their scathing wit to the book, and the end result is a New York fashion bible no bathroom should be without.”