Ambient "hipster" lifestyle soundtracks


#1

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#2

I think I’m officially tired of the term “hipster”. There doesn’t seem to be a generally held definition other than “people you should dislike because they’re pretentious in their non-pretention” or somesuch, oh and maybe they have beards, or glasses, or shirts with certain patterns. And now coffee shops are hipster sites? Is there someone here who doesn’t go to a coffee shop sometimes?

meh.


#3

Or you could call it: “coffee house din”


#4

I think the best one I have heard is

someone under 40 who wears clothes.

I don’t know were it came from though.


#5

When were coffee shops not hipster?


#6

That’s some good ambience.
For myself, my ambient hipster lifestyle soundtrack is made up of a whole lot of vaporwave, but I guess it takes all types (to create a suitably ambiguous caricature almost anyone could hate).


#7

Careful there! You don’t meet nice girls in coffee shops.


#8

Rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb! Rhubarb – rhubarb rhubarb.

Rhubarb.


#9

I prefer peas and carrots myself.


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#11

(Is that a This Heat reference?)


#12

As probably no one would refer to themselves as a “hipster,” I figure that it’s variously an exonym, or a synonym for “poseur.” About 22 years ago it might have been the same deal with the term “Gen-X.”


#13

I was called a Hipster by a friend. i was wearing a yellow polyester cardigan and I said that I looked schlubby but she said no, I looked Hipster. But I’m over 40 so maybe she was just trying to be nice. Or maybe because she is also over 40 we are both out of touch. Meh.


#14

No, it’s what stage actors do to simulate conversation in the background.


#15

(But now I get it)

There’s a song called “Makeshift Swahili” by This Heat that ends with the word “rhubarb” repeated over and over.
https://g.co/kgs/yILeq


#16

(Same with peas and carrots, BTW, FYI, etc.)


#17

I’ve heard that “watermelon watermelon watermelon…” is also used. It gives more facial variation than rhubarb.


#18

“Cantaloupe watermelon rutabaga” was what a bunch of the drama geeks in high school said they used. (I was a band geek. There was some crossover.)


#19

FYI:


#20

I see your Harry Gibson and raise you one Lord Buckley.