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Dec
BEST OF SHALLOW REWARDS VIDEO SERIES 2012
BY ADAM MOERDER OF MR. DREAM
This is really the only list that matters to me in 2012. For those who are unfamiliar with this video series, produced by and starring Chris Ott, become familiar. It’s fantastic. You may not like everything Mr. Ott has to say, but I guarantee you’ll come away from these videos having learned a lot, and with a new appreciation for music you previously wouldn’t have touched with a barge pole. Anyway, the best parts are the quotes. Here are some memorable ones:

5. “…it’s not radio-friendly apart from ‘De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da.’
(pause, sighs)
Ugh, just like, saying that makes me wanna fucking die.”

-discussing the album Zenyatta Mondatta (episode 15 - BRUNO MARS CALLS THE POLICE)

4. “I would go into Strawberries and I would buy a CD and that’s it, that’s the extent of my interaction with your band…I bought Key Lime Pie, I’m done with you. 
(beat) Well that’s not true, I bought all your albums.” (gives middle finger to screen)

- an apostrophe to David Lowery (episode 12 - CVB, CBI, REM & The FMC)

3. “This guy is your typical art con jackass…he’s going around, talking in these completely heady terms…get the fuck out of here. Plenty of people watched those towers burn. Some of them were listening to Wham, dude.” 

- referring to William Basinski and the 9/11 mythology surrounding The Disintegration Loops (episode 16 - THE DISINTEGRATION L0.0PS)

2. “I just think people are tired of…reading the same thing in twenty different places. I think they’re tired of…top ten lists. And I just feel like we’ve failed to do anything with the Internet. We’re not doing anything that’s helping anyone who likes music. What we’re doing is what we’re being allowed to do by the people who will pay for us to contribute content to the Internet, which is advertisers. And they don’t give a shit about music. All they care about is attention.”

- the opening words of the series (episode 1 - PREAMBLE) 

1. “Since i started doing these videos, you know, I needed to look around and look at the playing field, look at the environment…
(pretty long pause)
…and what i found was that things are even more fucked up than I thought.”

- (episode 5 - THE LAST BROADSIDE)

BEST OF SHALLOW REWARDS VIDEO SERIES 2012

BY ADAM MOERDER OF MR. DREAM

This is really the only list that matters to me in 2012. For those who are unfamiliar with this video series, produced by and starring Chris Ott, become familiar. It’s fantastic. You may not like everything Mr. Ott has to say, but I guarantee you’ll come away from these videos having learned a lot, and with a new appreciation for music you previously wouldn’t have touched with a barge pole. Anyway, the best parts are the quotes. Here are some memorable ones:

5. “…it’s not radio-friendly apart from ‘De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da.’

(pause, sighs)

Ugh, just like, saying that makes me wanna fucking die.”

-discussing the album Zenyatta Mondatta (episode 15 - BRUNO MARS CALLS THE POLICE)

4. “I would go into Strawberries and I would buy a CD and that’s it, that’s the extent of my interaction with your band…I bought Key Lime Pie, I’m done with you. 

(beat) Well that’s not true, I bought all your albums.” (gives middle finger to screen)

- an apostrophe to David Lowery (episode 12 - CVB, CBI, REM & The FMC)

3. “This guy is your typical art con jackass…he’s going around, talking in these completely heady terms…get the fuck out of here. Plenty of people watched those towers burn. Some of them were listening to Wham, dude.” 

- referring to William Basinski and the 9/11 mythology surrounding The Disintegration Loops (episode 16 - THE DISINTEGRATION L0.0PS)

2. “I just think people are tired of…reading the same thing in twenty different places. I think they’re tired of…top ten lists. And I just feel like we’ve failed to do anything with the Internet. We’re not doing anything that’s helping anyone who likes music. What we’re doing is what we’re being allowed to do by the people who will pay for us to contribute content to the Internet, which is advertisers. And they don’t give a shit about music. All they care about is attention.”

- the opening words of the series (episode 1 - PREAMBLE

1. “Since i started doing these videos, you know, I needed to look around and look at the playing field, look at the environment…

(pretty long pause)

…and what i found was that things are even more fucked up than I thought.”

- (episode 5 - THE LAST BROADSIDE)

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