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(New Musical Express)   Winston Marshall claims he got his soul back after leaving Mumford and Sons, which implies any of those soulless hipster heehaw twangers have souls   (nme.com) divider line
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2022-05-08 9:44:46 AM  
Did he come out of his cave? either way, he's a farking nutball and doesn't deserve oxygen
 
2022-05-08 10:14:56 AM  
 "I love the band, I love the music. Some of those songs I love dearly and part of me is sad that I won't be playing them again," but added that he doesn't "miss fame."

Well, get used to it.
 
2022-05-08 11:33:30 AM  
Don't worry about him, guys. He has a podcast now.
 
2022-05-08 11:45:16 AM  
He's the one who's a twat--no, a twat is warm and comforting and has depth. He's the shiatstain, right?

You know, the First Amendment doesn't give the right to be paid attention to.
 
2022-05-08 2:23:12 PM  
Since leaving the band, Winston Marshall has launched the Marshall Matters podcast to "explore the taboo and totemic issues within the creative industries."


lmao trying to coast off of eminem's success with a podcast 'cause you got kicked out of your band for supporting fascists like andy ngo? yeah things are really looking on the up for you, pal.
 
2022-05-08 2:30:19 PM  
I never understood the appeal of Hipster Jugband Jamboree.
 
2022-05-08 2:30:56 PM  
Quick, which one of their songs fits this gif?

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Trick question, it's all of them. Bland boring galloping pioneer-folk music.
 
2022-05-08 2:37:44 PM  
Unwashed masses: Oooh, I like that band and their music
Band member guy: Unpopular opinion
Unwashed masses: WTF I hate them now, kick that guy out.

Purity tests. Purity tests, everywhere. It used to be many nights of hard drugs, banging the drummer your best friend's wife, and missing too many shows that would be get you kicked out the band. Welcome to the future and it sucks to be you, Mumford guy. I didn't like the music anyway but glad you found you can be an asshole in peace out of the limelight.
 
2022-05-08 2:38:09 PM  
who.gif

now if you want some real music

Rammstein - Angst (Official Video)
Youtube ONj9cvHCado
 
2022-05-08 2:38:29 PM  
I call it "Campfire music." And that's not a compliment.
 
2022-05-08 2:43:19 PM  
Congrats Sub. You tried too hard for such a crap result that you sounded just like them.
 
2022-05-08 2:43:33 PM  

Drunk Southern Taser Bait: I never understood the appeal of Hipster Jugband Jamboree.


I'm always reminded of the article I read where someone tripped over a banjo backstage and accidentally wrote the next album.
 
2022-05-08 2:45:41 PM  
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2022-05-08 2:47:01 PM  

Combustion: I call it "Campfire music." And that's not a compliment.


I always called them Imagine Kings of Mumford because I could never remember which crappy band was which.
 
2022-05-08 2:51:17 PM  
He can join my Mumford and Sons tribute band.  It's call 8 Mandolins At Once.
 
2022-05-08 3:04:49 PM  
I guess he really f**ked it up this time, my dears.

/only lyric of theirs i can recall
 
2022-05-08 3:09:35 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Unwashed masses: Oooh, I like that band and their music
Band member guy: Unpopular opinion
Unwashed masses: WTF I hate them now, kick that guy out.

Purity tests. Purity tests, everywhere. It used to be many nights of hard drugs, banging the drummer your best friend's wife, and missing too many shows that would be get you kicked out the band. Welcome to the future and it sucks to be you, Mumford guy. I didn't like the music anyway but glad you found you can be an asshole in peace out of the limelight.


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2022-05-08 3:09:43 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Unwashed masses: Oooh, I like that band and their music
Band member guy: Unpopular opinion
Unwashed masses: WTF I hate them now, kick that guy out.

Purity tests. Purity tests, everywhere. It used to be many nights of hard drugs, banging the drummer your best friend's wife, and missing too many shows that would be get you kicked out the band. Welcome to the future and it sucks to be you, Mumford guy. I didn't like the music anyway but glad you found you can be an asshole in peace out of the limelight.


Dude chose to engage fans on social media and supported a douche that has provided kill lists to white nationalists.

He chose to leave the band because the criticism was too much for his fee fees to handle.
 
2022-05-08 3:12:15 PM  

A Room Full of Angry Raccoons: Quick, which one of their songs fits this gif?

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Trick question, it's all of them. Bland boring galloping pioneer-folk music.


You forgot "formulaic".
 
2022-05-08 3:18:09 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Purity tests. Purity tests, everywhere. It used to be many nights of hard drugs, banging the drummer your best friend's wife, and missing too many shows that would be get you kicked out the band.


On the one hand, when I was a kid, there seemed to be an implicit understanding that anywhere from half to most of the people in creative endeavors were absolute human wreckage, and we glossed it over. Their positions/careers come with unique stresses, and at the end of the day, it's really not anyone's business but theirs.

There are a fair number of creators behind stuff that I've really enjoyed that I know I'd want to kill if I spent five consecutive minutes in their company. That's fine, though, because the work is the thing. Modern media makes it really easy to develop parasocial relationships with creators, where you react to them as if they're people you actually know, and that's not healthy.

On the other, everyone has the right to reach their own personal breaking point, and this is one I fully understand. Andy Ngo isn't a journalist or unconventional thinker; he's a hunting dog for American neo-fascism. Supporting or praising him is a bright crimson flag the size of the moon.
 
2022-05-08 3:55:14 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Unwashed masses: Oooh, I like that band and their music
Band member guy: Unpopular opinion
Unwashed masses: WTF I hate them now, kick that guy out.

Purity tests. Purity tests, everywhere. It used to be many nights of hard drugs, banging the drummer your best friend's wife, and missing too many shows that would be get you kicked out the band. Welcome to the future and it sucks to be you, Mumford guy. I didn't like the music anyway but glad you found you can be an asshole in peace out of the limelight.


Step 1: don't be a n@zi
There is no step 2

It shouldn't be that hard to do, but....
 
2022-05-08 4:01:48 PM  
Remember when Mumford & Sons was a thing?
 
2022-05-08 4:10:54 PM  

Drunk Southern Taser Bait: I never understood the appeal of Hipster Jugband Jamboree.


It's safe drinking music for hipsters: upbeat sensitive singer-songwriter pablum with no danger of any aggro-energy creeping in. Plus you don't need rhythm to dance to it so it's perfect for drunk honkies who think Band of Horses is too much excitement to handle.

I always thought the name "Mumford & Sons" sounded like a vacuum cleaner repair shop.
 
2022-05-08 4:17:27 PM  
Mumford and Sons - Family Guy Cutaway Gag
Youtube 8pW9fCKoUe8
 
2022-05-08 4:26:51 PM  
The whole "I'm an artist, let me express myself" applies to your art. If M&S had debuted with some good Nazi marching songs, you'd never have found success. So instead you wrote songs about people and home and feelings and kinda made people all introspective and warm...and found success.
So then you think you can express your fascist views and maintain success. Well guess what, pumpkin--it doesn't work that way. No one 'cancelled' you or violated your 1st, you showed your true colors--that you for sure kept quiet for years--and the world and your bandmates belted out a collective "No thanks."


Enjoy your podcast. I'm sure Em's lawyers will be along shortly, especially given that you're trying to spread fascism using his popularity. Hint: he REALLY hates Trumpers and racists.
 
2022-05-08 4:36:21 PM  
Was he Mumford or one of the sons? I can never keep it straight.
 
2022-05-08 4:42:42 PM  

ZMugg: A Room Full of Angry Raccoons: Quick, which one of their songs fits this gif?

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Trick question, it's all of them. Bland boring galloping pioneer-folk music.

You forgot "formulaic".


To be fair, most folk music (and pop music) is formulaic, because it facilitates people learning the music quickly.
 
2022-05-08 4:58:58 PM  

austerity101: ZMugg: A Room Full of Angry Raccoons: Quick, which one of their songs fits this gif?

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Trick question, it's all of them. Bland boring galloping pioneer-folk music.

You forgot "formulaic".

To be fair, most folk music (and pop music) is formulaic, because it facilitates people learning the music quickly.


Stewart Lee - Jazz Folk Sex
Youtube JJJCL2GYf2k
 
2022-05-08 5:01:12 PM  

austerity101: ZMugg: A Room Full of Angry Raccoons: Quick, which one of their songs fits this gif?

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Trick question, it's all of them. Bland boring galloping pioneer-folk music.

You forgot "formulaic".

To be fair, most folk music (and pop music) is formulaic, because it facilitates people learning the music quickly.


Their songs follow the same template. They're worse than Nickleback.
 
2022-05-08 5:07:33 PM  

wandero: Modern media makes it really easy to develop parasocial relationships with creators, where you react to them as if they're people you actually know, and that's not healthy.


Media in the past made it really easy for consumers to remain ignorant of an elitism riddled with abusive, protective behavior to vouchsafe a network of markets that benefit from asymmetric information.

Feminism 101

Exploitation, in a word. Modern media with its parasocial relationships compromises some kinds of exploitation and not others and the very term parasocial is from a consultant's lexicon for "new fangled messaging".

I mean...what you've written is insightful because it reads from a lived experience...but it goes too far to conclude what's healthy, or not. But it's not like I'm pointing out anything original or you might not have expressed another way on another day and I'll take a stab at why:

People tend to accept talent is a marvelous scarcity and its demand outstrips supply, and some do not. Alternately, many believe commercial markets are too often syndicates that maintain themselves through exclusion and control, or they don't.

Etymology is often passed off as insight, in some way, when it's most often a gloss-- so, here's a gloss-- the cognate of talent is money.
 
2022-05-08 5:11:29 PM  
I got canceled...bullshiat, there were repercussions for your actions of supporting an anti-American lying douche.

Now, go fark off.
 
2022-05-08 5:15:45 PM  

DeArmondVI: Wine Sipping Elitist: Unwashed masses: Oooh, I like that band and their music
Band member guy: Unpopular opinion
Unwashed masses: WTF I hate them now, kick that guy out.

Purity tests. Purity tests, everywhere. It used to be many nights of hard drugs, banging the drummer your best friend's wife, and missing too many shows that would be get you kicked out the band. Welcome to the future and it sucks to be you, Mumford guy. I didn't like the music anyway but glad you found you can be an asshole in peace out of the limelight.

Dude chose to engage fans on social media and supported a douche that has provided kill lists to white nationalists.

He chose to leave the band because the criticism was too much for his fee fees to handle.


More like the Label demanded he go or no more tours for the band.

/ Don't like the guy
// But it isn't like he raped a groupie
/// Or did he?
 
2022-05-08 5:19:21 PM  
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2022-05-08 5:21:14 PM  

Another Government Employee: DeArmondVI: Wine Sipping Elitist: Unwashed masses: Oooh, I like that band and their music
Band member guy: Unpopular opinion
Unwashed masses: WTF I hate them now, kick that guy out.

Purity tests. Purity tests, everywhere. It used to be many nights of hard drugs, banging the drummer your best friend's wife, and missing too many shows that would be get you kicked out the band. Welcome to the future and it sucks to be you, Mumford guy. I didn't like the music anyway but glad you found you can be an asshole in peace out of the limelight.

Dude chose to engage fans on social media and supported a douche that has provided kill lists to white nationalists.

He chose to leave the band because the criticism was too much for his fee fees to handle.

More like the Label demanded he go or no more tours for the band.

/ Don't like the guy
// But it isn't like he raped a groupie
/// Or did he?


So he didn't leave because the rest of band are libs, but because the rest of band have no free will?
 
2022-05-08 6:05:18 PM  

LewDux: Another Government Employee: DeArmondVI: Wine Sipping Elitist: Unwashed masses: Oooh, I like that band and their music
Band member guy: Unpopular opinion
Unwashed masses: WTF I hate them now, kick that guy out.

Purity tests. Purity tests, everywhere. It used to be many nights of hard drugs, banging the drummer your best friend's wife, and missing too many shows that would be get you kicked out the band. Welcome to the future and it sucks to be you, Mumford guy. I didn't like the music anyway but glad you found you can be an asshole in peace out of the limelight.

Dude chose to engage fans on social media and supported a douche that has provided kill lists to white nationalists.

He chose to leave the band because the criticism was too much for his fee fees to handle.

More like the Label demanded he go or no more tours for the band.

/ Don't like the guy
// But it isn't like he raped a groupie
/// Or did he?

So he didn't leave because the rest of band are libs, but because the rest of band have no free will?


Business is business. IIRC-there was pushback from some of the large venue providers (Live Nation). If you can't get booked, you can't play. 

Of course, M&S hasn't put out much since then. They may be toast.
 
2022-05-08 8:18:28 PM  
Every Mumford and Sons Song Basically
Youtube lJNYxpEAh68


Surprised this wasn't posted sooner.
 
2022-05-08 11:01:22 PM  
This dork was married to the 2nd hottest chick I've ever seen in person (Thor's wife being number one, hands down).

Dianna Agron.  Saw her at the OG Bob's Big Boy in Burbank having a meeting with a schlubby young dude who I assumed must be a director.  Holy fark was she gorgeous.
 
2022-05-09 4:27:40 AM  
For all the jokes in here about mandolins, folk, etc...
Count yourselves lucky you didn't try to follow this band after their 2nd album, at which point (for albums 3 and 4) they dropped the entire folk sound that made them famous and just became the world's blandest knock-off indie soft rock crap. Sheesh.
 
2022-05-09 5:57:54 AM  

arrogantbastich: "I love the band, I love the music. Some of those songs I love dearly and part of me is sad that I won't be playing them again," but added that he doesn't "miss fame."

Well, get used to it.


He doesn't miss fame so much he's dropping new music and planning a tour.
Art Garfunkel, Andrew Ridgeley, and Pete Best all approve this message.
 
2022-05-09 10:41:46 AM  
Since leaving the band, Winston Marshall has launched the Marshall Matters podcast to "explore the taboo and totemic issues within the creative industries."

He's a white trust fund kid with a beard so of course, of course he started a podcast.
 
2022-05-09 11:43:42 AM  
They're fun to listen to for a couple of songs and then they just seem CREEPY to me.
 
2022-05-09 2:07:44 PM  

LewDux: [Fark user image 648x432]


That line is totally stolen from an Angus Young quote, and I'm not okay with them appropriating it.
 
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