Friday, May 11, 2012

Cole Alexander of Black Lips' 7 favorite viral sensations

Posted By on Fri, May 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

In case you hadn't noticed, Black Lips are playing a show at Terminal West on Saturday (May 12) with Riff Raff and Eli Porter. Both of the opening acts owe a good bit of their respective stardom notoriety to the viral power of the videos they've unleashed unto the masses via the Internet. In honor of their unwitting ascensions, Black Lips singer and guitarist Cole Alexander gives us a list of his 7 favorite Internet sensations.

7. Jan Terri - "Losing You." Jesus Christ! Who makes this shit up? Jan Terri make's this shit up, that's who ...

6. Duane "the Teenage Weirdo" - "Pop Goes Duane" + "Jean Genie" live at I-Rock Nightclub. Duane is a weird art-punk from Detroit who once appeared on the hit television show, "The X factor," and is completely obsessed with Atlanta's child / JonBenét Ramsey murder mysteries. He has created quite a buzz, and I hear that there's a serious indie label bidding war going on over signing him right now.

5. Riff Raff - "Marc Jacobs." Diplo introduced Black Lips to Riff Raff a while back. This is the first of his videos that we saw, and I like how he rhymes "Marc Jacobs" with "Mark Jacobs." I also feel like Ali G and Die Antwoord had really funny hip-hop alter egos, but Riff Raff has just a really funny ego. I don't thinks it's alter.

4. Eli Porter is one of the greatest Internet sensations of all time. Kanye West even referenced him on the album, Watch The Throne! I think he says, "I'm like Eli Porter, I deeed it!" - he also got a Web Redemption on Tosh.0. He has some really great one-liners in his songs, and he puts on a great show.

3. The Scadusher - This kid hasn't even hit puberty, but he's already thrusting like rhinoceros in heat.

2. This drummer is at the wrong gig - Where can I see this band? They're having so much fun, and the drummer has such a great physical style.

1. BJ Snowden sings "In Canada" - Great song, and a great ode to our friendly neighbors to the north.

... And if you're still reading thiw, we have a pair of tickets to Saturday's show to give away to the first person who can name both songs that were on the B-side of the Black Lips' first 7-inch. Go!

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