05 PM | 31 May

Rock Fans Outraged As Bob Dylan Goes #Electronica [#geekgirl]


NEWPORT, RI—Audience members at the Newport Rock Festival were “outraged” when rock icon Bob Dylan followed up such classic hits as “Like A Rolling Stone” and “Maggie’s Farm” with an electronica set composed of atonal drones, hyperactive drumbeats, and the repeated mechanized lyric “Dance to the club life!” “We came here to see the authentic Dylan, the one with the Stratocaster guitar and signature wild blues-rock band behind him,” audience member Robert Hochschild said. “Then he walks out with these puffy headphones, some turntables, and a laptop? The guy’s a Judas.” When asked later about his musical transformation by reporters, Dylan said he had nothing to say about the beats he programs, he just programs them.

Source: The Onion

04 PM | 23 May

Mad Max: Fury Road’s war drumming #Doof Wagon doesn’t represent doof [#geekgirl]

Mad Max Fury Road’s “Doof Wagon” has introduced the world to Australia’s slang term for techno music, but a man making a documentary on Australia’s doof culture says the fantasy vehicle misrepresents the word.

The film features the speaker-laden Doof Wagon carrying men beating war drums and a heavy metal guitarist suspended mid-air.

A new documentary claims the word “doof” was coined in 1993 when a woman complained about the noise of techno music coming from the house next door.

The politically motivated techno punk scene adopted the word, describing their illegal all-night parties as “doofs”.

Some in that scene also adopted a Mad Max-inspired aesthetic, though their vision of the future was less dystopian than that depicted in the films.

Helga said ‘what is this doof, doof, doof? This is not music’.

mad-max-fury-road Source: ABC