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"Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« on: February 14, 2008, 10:38:53 AM »
Oh boy...

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For those of you unfamiliar with the duo, Scharpling and Wurster are essentially the Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect. A series of elaborate staged calls between Monk writer Tom Scharpling and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster, New Hope for the Ape-Eared parodies everyone from major-label alternative acts to audiophiles in a way that only discriminating music aficionados can truly appreciate.


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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 10:50:48 AM »
Also, it's "set," not "sect."  Great that they're getting the mention, but ew boy indeed.
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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 01:47:15 PM »
I was going to comment on that, but I'm just too snobbish to lower myself to corrections like that.



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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 03:29:31 PM »
Also, the only thing TBSOWFMU has in common with the Jerky Boys is that it involves a phone.  Besides the obvious reason, that's a terrible comparison.
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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008, 03:40:03 PM »
Ken and Andy on certain days bear far more resemblance to the Jerky Boys, and even that comparison is unfair.

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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 07:21:51 PM »
That guy's writing sounds just like Cher.
I really don't appreciate your sarcastic, anti-comedy tone, Bro!

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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2008, 03:50:44 AM »
He used the word "curated."  Brian Eno curated....  enough.  I skimmed no further.

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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2008, 12:30:01 PM »
The Jerky Boys / Scharpling & Wurster analogy makes perfect sense.

For that matter, A Prairie Home Companion is just the Jim Rose Circus for the geriatric midwestern "sect".
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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2008, 10:15:28 PM »
Unless I heard wrong (which is possible), one of the Jerky Boys was on WFMU DJ Michael Shelley's show last Saturday.
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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2008, 12:35:40 AM »
For that matter, A Prairie Home Companion is just the Jim Rose Circus for the geriatric midwestern "sect".

Way to take me back to Lollapalooza 1992.  If I close my eyes, I can taste the "smart drinks" and feel the mist tent.

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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2008, 12:54:38 AM »
Unless I heard wrong (which is possible), one of the Jerky Boys was on WFMU DJ Michael Shelley's show last Saturday.


Yep, you heard that right. I laughed when I heard that announced.
Didn't stay tuned to hear it though. Especially after they played the entire Saul Steinberg skit on air.

I felt like I was back in 1993. Or whenever that was popular.
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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2008, 06:49:12 AM »
I actually turned WFMU off for a while on Saturday because I couldn't stand listening to the head Jerky Boy anymore.  He reminded me of a slightly more irascible (though less mush-mouthed--I'll give him that) Stevie Blue.  I hate that he has seen any success at all.

The Jerky Boys' first CD came out in 1992.  I know because I actually acquired a copy for free from the college radio station where I was volunteering that summer.  I tried to listen to it then but couldn't make it through the whole thing.  Didn't chuck it, because I find it hard to throw CDs and such away.  Ten years later, some young fellow who was visiting saw it, cooed over it, and, much to his joy, went home with it in his pocket.  And I was most pleased finally to get the thing out of my house. 

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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2008, 09:19:58 AM »
I know that Michael Shelley likes to interview people from the margins of the music industry, which is one of the reasons I listen to his podcast, but a Jerky Boy?  Ew brother.
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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2008, 01:53:03 PM »
That guy's writing sounds just like Cher.

That's my new all-time favorite post

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Re: "Jerky Boys for the indie-snob sect"
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2008, 02:35:00 PM »
And I was most pleased finally to get the thing out of my house. 

You mean the "young fellow", right?