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EAT ME!! AND YOUR CATS!
your somewhat perfect race isn't so fucking perfect now is it.
not like a proper one, but an awful lot of people who have never met him know of and admire him. thats not to suggest that when they meet him they stop admiring him
0.2 of a celebrity.
A fifth of Peter Andre perhaps?
When do you think you crossed over, in your mind, from being a bedroom 'zine writer and DIY label owner, to being a 'proper' music business person?
Having come from DIY roots yourself, I would have thought you'd be quite sympathetic to the impassioned efforts of others to make their mark...
if you meant that reply to be as clever as it was but it's still lolworthy.
it could mean a fight to the death between the 2.0 celebrities Sean of the Drowned Sound and John of the Brainlove
on the other it is a reference to the 'Kaiser factor' in the rise of the Sean and is thus an answer to Brainlove's question regarding when Sean crossed the line from lig to bigwig
it's all good
I just hope I haven't derailed the e-fight, I could do with a laugh
Sorry to disappoint.
and I had a fiver on you as well
though the smart money was on chiaroscuro wading in and flattening the both of you
I was calling it "I Predict a Righ' Hit"
The name never stuck.
Or when Tony Wilson invited me to talk on a panel at In the City with Seymour Stein.
Or when Lamacq sent me and email asking if I fancied a pint.
Or yeah, maybe when Kaisers got their first play on Jonathon Ross and subsequently my parents stopped asking when I was going to get a proper job.
Or when I could first pay my rent off the back of what started as an obnoxious hobby.
Sorry this wasn't meant to be name-dropping but it's moments like that when I realised I'm not some kid in a bedroom with no reach, sat in awe of people I'd never expect to meet, let alone share several hours of my life, not just in the company of but on some kinda mutually respectful level with. That's just nuts, isn't it?
They don't seem to know who Huw Stevens or John Kennedy are, and Phil Jupitus didn't even impress them that much.
just sit there waiting for john to make that mistake?
Brainlove does things (in the music business) that some people like.
Therefore, he is a functional entity, not a celebrity.
is about people being aware of who you are, in an increasingly fracturing culture and how many people does it take to equate to fame? by the logic of crowds, i'd say Brainlove is the most known member of the DiS forums and also a contributor to the site and has formed a label which maybe people here buy stuff on. Thereby, by this 2.0 logic, he is a celebrity in these circles and whose to say this would branch even further?
Is that what you mean?
I assume it isn't.
I assume you mean something such as: How many people have heard of someone and know what they "do".
Brainlove, via music and label, is known relatively extensively as is, say, shadyadie.
if people barely go anywhere else, doesn't logic dictate that norms become warped, then popular people in one place, especially when all media and culture is becoming so fractured, get more than 15minutes, on a much smaller fragmented scale?
what fucking "web 2.0" is?
Whats the difference between that and, presumably, " web 1.0"
How can you be a "2.0 celebrity"? Are you just talking about internet celebrity?
Brainlove's an internet celebrity.
Along with tubgirl and that Buffalo that nearly got eaten by Lions.
You've heard of the Brainlove 7 inch club, right?
the rest of it is just guff.
subverting (or sidestepping at least) the mainstream avenues of production and distribution
see also youTube, myspace, blogging etc
however, I would argue that the most famous people are Royals, sport stars and politicians and I can't see a King of the Internet 2.0 springing from anywhere or indeed a cyber Beckham, though it could happen around about web 12.6 if we ever get that far
sports stars be replaced by online computer game champions?
is about sites you can interact with i think, social networking, etc. So you can be a celebrity just by putting things on the internet.
I've got it made.
A 2.0 MEEJA SLEB AS WELL!
8458 posts counts doesn't it?
amount of films you have on Youtube, then multiply it by your Myspace page hits, then subtract the amount of profiles you're responsible for the maintenance of, and then make a pie chart of where your internet activity is spent overlaid with a shaded world map of which countries your flickr comments came from, and THEN you'll know.
i have john rogers on it but not the famousest one.
If I started a metaphysics thread I'd hear crickets. Hell, I start threads on women's breasts and hear crickets. Maybe he wears better cologne than I do. More power to him, I say!
do create an uneasy false sense of not celebrity but popularity. So someone can have not many friends in real life, not e particularly well-liked, respected or listened to but on the internet they can become all those things. Forums have a tendancy to celebrate people and attributes that aren't necessarily favoured in average society. So someone who is just an angry,disliked kid at school can be a hero or wit on a web forum gaining a weird popularity that does not exist outside that arena.
Brainlove isn't a celeb but no doubt his net presence has helped his music and helped him to create or enhance a persona that already exists which appeals to certain kinds of people.
Good thread Sean.
Maybe I could get them to join the 7" club. Are they on Myspace?
you have friends through your interest in music don't you and fans. You were on the radio recently. Isn't that word of mouth and net jiggery? I guess it's your overall online presence. I only know you have myspace and you're on here. Who knows where else?
The internet has made it easier for people like you who make music in bedrooms or in small areas that would usually be closed off to the majority to get your voice across and attract a fanbase.
That was because of hard work, and all our bands being amazing.
so you're not a celebrity but you definitely have a popularity on the internets.
Like, say, an auxiliary member of the Schlas or a prominent web music writer or someone who runs a website, that kind of thing.
someone who runs a website - Sean?
Schla la las are b-list?
or anything yet, basically.
LA RADIO :P
Martbowski was popular on here like he'd probably never been in real life and for all that 'don't care' attitude, he lapped up you people's adoration.
though whether i'm "well liked, respected or listened to" on DiS is debateable
about celebrities, even more then the USA. Everything is so blowned out of proportion, I mean who are those people in HELLO magazine....people are like famous when they get a thumbnail in the Guardian..by that standard I am superstar in Iceland..
Jamie Summers = bigger celeb than John Brainlove
who is that? there is no such thing as a 2.0 celebrity is there, just alot of people on the internet making circle jerK threads... maybe.
arse... ah well who cares.