What your favorite sad dad band says about you

Originally published at: What your favorite sad dad band says about you | Boing Boing

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Um…no Shins? Who is this guy?

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lots of bands i really like on the list, some i’d even say are “favorites,” but none of the descriptions apply to me. maybe it’s because i’m not a dad.

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Pixies is a sad dad band? Really? :thinking:

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Wow. I feel attacked! I may have sensible health care and drive a Toyota, but I have never had a used pickup truck! There, I feel vindicated.

The Mountains Goats are awesome!

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No Duran Duran? I guess with that as my go-to “sad” band it just means I’m old.

And no Ass Ponys, who capitalize on “sad” sometimes…

ETA: Same goes for Eels.

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I’m also a big Goats fan, but I do enjoy me some Bright Eyes as well, and this…

You’re nearing a point where you like making pesto more than eating pesto. Never been a sports fan but might give hockey another try.

This is a real harsh personal attack yo.

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Everclear
You died seven years ago.

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Some dude who got completely legless one night, from the sound of things.

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Doesn’t have Sisters, Cake, Pulp or the Bad Seeds.

Hey, I can’t be a Sad Dad then!

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No Hot Soup?? The tear jerker I played for my daughter when she was in her car seat, which she had her revenge by playing for the father-daughter dance at her wedding:

A truly sad-happy Dad moment.

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Even if you don’t have depression The Hilarious World Of Depression podcast is worth listening to just for the insights from mostly comedians about their struggles. And, hey, if you’re a Mountain Goats fan there’s an episode with John Darnielle.

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I thought this was all BS then I got to the Pixies and I feel personally attacked. Although I don’t have any children so yeah this is total BS.

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Wait. McSweeney’s isn’t sincere journalism? have I been reading them wrong all this time?!

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You tell me, man… you tell me…

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I must re examine everything now!

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Out of that list, my favourites are Pixies, Arcade Fire, R.E.M., Death Cab For Cutie and The New Pornographers; nothing said about any of those bands and those who like them has anything that relates to me - I don’t have kids, don’t work in IT…
I wonder what conclusions the author of the original article would draw on scrolling through my phone’s music library; roughly 500Gb and 58,000 tracks, not sure how many different artists and bands. The only restriction is I’ve run out of space, until I upgrade to a phone with 1Tb of storage.

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