Archive | August, 2011

The Most Hipster Instrument Ever

5 Aug

What looks like a tiny guitar and is loved by hipsters everywhere?

The answer: The Ukulele!

This baby sized contraption originated in the 19th century in Hawaii and was modeled after a Portuguese instrument called a Rajão.   Who knew billions of years later it would become the poster instrument for plaid waring individuals.

I think the hipster draw to this particular musical tool is it’s size and ease of use. You can throw it’s roughly 15″ (38 cm) by 23″ (58 cm) sized body into the back of your corolla or backpack it while your riding your one-speed bike.

It allows you to have musical accompaniment at any time….it’s like busy street corner:

 Then all of a sudden you pull out your Ukulele:AND BAM!You look like this, you are transported to the beach and you have turned the street into:

A CONCERT VENUE!

And it’s not just hipsters that love them some Ukulele….it’s like:

What kids?…I don’t have any kids I just have:

MY UKULELES

But Mom We love you! We want to take pictures with you!

NO!….YOU KNOW I HATE YOU ALL…..except for your brother johnny….for some reason I like him:

Screw all ya’ll! I’M A HIPSTER!

My favorite Ukulele site is called Ukulelehunt

SWEET!

It’s got buying tips, sheet music and all-around Hipstercred……..check it out!

So in conclusion: It is hipster to know someone who plays a Ukulele…….but you have Hipstercred if you PLAY ONE YOURSELF!…Happy strumming:)

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I listen to bands that haven’t even formed yet

4 Aug

Music makes the people come together..(or so I’m told :)) and there in nothing more “hipster” then finding new music. Then you can chat with all your hipcred friends about Ben Gibbard’s wedding or Sufjen’s new track. A good way to find new music that you may like is to use sites like: Pandora,  8Tracks, LastFM or Songza.

Pandora, LastFM, and Songza are all “internet radio” sites but the cool thing about them is that you can search by typing in and artist or genre of music that you like and find other new bands that have the same kind of sound.

8Tracks is a little bit different. It’s kinda like a “facebook” for music lovers. Users of this site can upload their own playlists of music based on how the music makes them feel or a situation the songs remind them of. You can also “follow” users that consistently make mixes that you like.

All of these sites have links to more information about the artists and their music.

Me being hipster because I find new music

It’s hipster to know new bands or (let’s be honest) about music in general. You have “hipstercred” when you find new music that you like and then SUPPORT that artist by PAYING them for their music. Keep music alive and happy searching 🙂