Friday, July 19, 2013

Let's Watch Neko Case Try To Be Funny

Posted By on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Hey, remember Neko Case? That person who decided to up and leave Tucson because there's such a thing as "social vampires" or whatever?

Well, apparently, did some thing with Funny or Die relating to a poorly-thought-out web series, involving playing music in a dressing room.

It was...uh..."funny."

The joke, of course, is that it's a great idea(!) because it is like all of the other music series where people play in tiny places and it sounds amazing (see NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, which are pretty damn awesome) — except it goes awry because it's an even tinier space. HILARITY ON PAR WITH CHRIS FARLEY WEARING DAVID SPADE'S COAT.

(An aside: If they wanted a nice dressing room, they should've gone to those big goddamn spaces at Banana Republic. I can't afford anything there, but it's a hell of a nice spot to take a nap.)

Anyway, supposedly Neko walks out of the whole damn thing, flips off the camera (BECAUSE ROCK STARS!) and "requests that they don't put it online."

I mean, it's online anyway, both on Funny or Die AND Neko Case's Facebook page, so it's not like it didn't get vetted or have her approval or whatever anyway. Probably not the best idea to have her try and act like a humorous d-bag (see: Will Arnett in roughly anything Will Arnett does) if she can't actually pull it off (see: Michael Cera in roughly anything that's not Arrested Development or Scott Pilgrim).

Anyway, buy her CD, so you aren't considered a social vampire too!

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