…because we’re through being cool.
It’s a big weekend, with Halloween falling on a Saturday this year. Yuppies around the world really get up for this pseudo-holiday, because it’s a great way to showcase your wittiness and awareness of current events. One of he better costumes spotted in a bar last night – Hunter S. Thompson. Tonight, I expect to see more than a few Balloon Boys on the scene. They won’t outnumber last year’s Halloween proclivity for Sarah Palins, but there should be more than one variation on a theme.
At any rate, enjoy your Trick or Treating. I’ll leave you with this recycled, but never lame video.
…Because, this shit is “over like a fat rat”
shhhhh….you tell ’em Fonda Rae.
It’s Saturday…I think you know what that means. The night time is the right time.
Whether your idea of style is this:
Get out, and have a good time.
As thanks for your continued patronage, myself, Tksama and Schuyfi here at YDP would like to invite you to join in a celebration–for our 100th post! I figured it’s only fair we throw a party (any excuse we can get, right?) and you’re all invited. But a Yuppie Dance Party is unlike most others. If you want a real sense, look back over our past few months:
- We’ve showed you some music that makes you look awesome walking in slow motion to—
- We’ve put you In the Know—
- Billy Zane has read us poetry—
- We’ve been to Russia and imagined a Muppet Talk Show
- And of course, we’ve danced.
So if you will, just pretend I’m your man Don Cornelius…and hop on the train. Until next time y’all…PEACE…LOVE…AND SOUUUUUUUL!!!!
So you mave have heard me bringing this up a few times, but the vaunted Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize is scheduled to be awarded next Tuesday, September 8th. Unlike the Grammys, the Mercury Prize is one award for a specific category, rather than running the gamut of genres and contributions. This award, based in Britain, is reserved for what the critics across the pond deem the best album of the year.
Why does this matter? Because one of the bands that I so graciously allowed you In the Know on may very well WIN this award–and well, by then it’s too late. You should consider this post a last chance for you to save yourself some Yuppie street-cred and claim you knew about them before they struck it big, although in the case of the Mercury Prize Winners, taking home the number one spot has resulted in a cover-of-Madden type curse, dooming the act to further obscurity.
In fact, 2008’s winner, Elbow is just beginning to shake this stigma, with their songs getting play on shows like FX’s Rescue Me and Nip/Tuck, the movie Burn After Reading, and even the music soundtrack for thrilling zombie videogame Left 4 Dead. This five man group, lead by Gus Garvey, has been plugging along since 1990. Their breakthrough achievement didn’t come until their fourth album, The Seldom Seen Kid. Now, their single Grounds for Divorce is gaining traction. Expect another post on me Friday after the winner is announced, as well as a celebration of what may well be a death knell of their musical career.
But who will be this year’s lucky winner? Tune in next week to hear YDP’s take on this year’s proceedings.
Now here’s some music!
(Follow the jump for the full list of Nominees as well as highlights of past winners…and those who didn’t make the cut)
Sometimes I have these highfalutin music posts germinating in my mind.
I think for hours, days, weeks about crafting posts that contribute to the advancement of the human race, that contribute to our collective pool of knowledge.
And then, sometimes, I just want to dance.
(Rhythm is a Dancer – Snap)
Key elements to a Yuppie Dance Party:
- Yuppie Music. If this blog gets it right then we already posted it or will be posting it shortly.
- Alcohol or Drugs or both. What do you think this is? These are Yuppies we are talking about here.
As you can see, the stars align for this once in a five year occurrence (or every Wednesday and Thursday night at Pianos) at the Sasquatch Music Festival. In case you had any questions as to the demographic attending the music festival first of all its a music festival. But the lineup should make the picture crystal clear. Fleet Foxes, Kings of Leon, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Animal Collective, Passion Pit, Crystal Castles, Mos Def to name a few. Yuppies, Check.
At this moment Santigold who YDP has previously reviewed is performing Unstoppable. Yuppie Music, Check.
Again its a music festival. Alcohol and Drugs, Check.
And now you know what a Yuppie Dance Party looks like. For further information click here.
In today’s news, Chicago’s world-famous Sears Tower Willis Tower recently opened “The Ledge,” which is not a new action film starring Jason Statham, but is now the sickest place to view the city. Since it’s plexiglass outcropping that juts out from the building’s observation deck, visitors to the 103rd floor can now feel as though they’re standing above the city.
But what does this have to do with a Yuppie Dance Party? Well, if you’re a fan of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, you already know. If you aren’t, well there’s a famous scene where Ferris, his buddy Cameron and girlfriend Sloane all take turns with their foreheads pressed against the glass of the observation deck, straining to peer straight down.
As evidenced by the Lisztomania mash-up vid set to scenes from The Breakfast Club (earlier highlighted by our own Schuyfi), Yuppies love John Hughes movies, and they love dancing. In honor of the ledge, one of my favorite movies, and Yuppies around the world, here is one of the single greatest dance scenes from a movie ever.
P.S.–If you’re from eastern europe and reading YDP, cheers!
Much like a baby bear emerging from hibernation for the first time or a caterpillar becoming a beautiful butterfly, Yuppie Dance Party has finally set up its blogroll.
Thats right. We have a blogroll bitches!
What does this mean? This means that we link you to what can often be our precious sources for information and new music. It also means that we have taken an important step towards our goal of taking over the world.
Check out that bad ass butterfly below.
You could have been just like the rest of us. After graduating from college you could have kept on teaching school in Philly. You could have sold your turntables to get something responsible like new dress shirts, pocket protectors and ties.
Instead you said fuck it and became a DJ. You went out with M.I.A., made a bunch of remixes, toured all over the world, brought some sick Brazilian house music to the U.S. and started a music label.
A yuppie is supposed to make responsible decisions about their future. Do crazy things in college, clean up, get a job, work, get married, have kids, admonish them for being so crazy and irresponsible, wash, rinse, repeat.
You went against the natural yuppie order and you will be punished.
(Grooveshark doesn’t have the good remixes sorry!)
You are always treading dangerous ground where you set out to make your living being a “guy with a guitar.” It increases your likelihood of sucking by at least 100%. What made me hate guys with guitars you ask?
The answer is simple: James Taylor made me. It’s difficult to describe how completely bland and lame his voice is. Its like all the grownups wanted their own “raffi” or a singer straight out of sesame street and they anointed James Taylor.
To be honest its not his fault he makes crappy music. He is actually a pretty interesting guy. He was boys with Mick Jagger, “You’re So Vain” was written about him.
The James Taylor moment that sums it up for me is when he tries to get all bluesy on a live CD and tries to sing like either a rock star or a black soul singer, instead he sounded like James Taylor. Not sure what song that is but I remember it sucked.