This just in: hipsters have feelings too! When casually listening to the radio last night, I stumbled upon “Feel My Heat”, a weekly show by That 70s Show vet Danny Masterson and Los Angeles nightlife guru Brent Bolthouse. I must admit, I occasionally tune into this Monday evening broadcast (on L.A.’s trendiest station, Indie 103.1, natch) if only to hear Danny Masterson try to be cool and hip with his oh-so-witty banter. After all, if there’s anything I love, it’s hipster humor. So imagine my surprise to hear Brent and Danny complaining last night about the hipsters that have overrun their neighborhood, Silverlake. Quel horreur!
The two guys bemoaned the hipsters, saying that they were always poo-poo-ing things and were never happy. Danny mentioned how when he plays clubs (he’s moonlights as a DJ), there’s always that one guy looking down at him for something or another. Brent heartily agreed, noting how hipsters spurn the mainstream but they still drink Coke (good one!). It’s easy to hate on everything when you’ve got daddy’s credit card, they asserted.
This would all be fine and good if Danny and Brent weren’t TWO OF THE BIGGEST HIPSTERS IN LOS ANGELES! Seriously. When you’re broadcasting from an indie radio station, you have no right to be calling out the hipsters. And let’s not forget that Danny Masterson and his buddies Ashton Kutcher and Wilmer Valderama were some of the most prominent boosters of trucker hats two years ago. Even more insulting is Brent Bolthouse whose entire claim to fame is being L.A.’s dominant club promoter. Basically, if you’re not a celebrity, a mogul, or a hot girl, you’re not getting into a Bolthouse party. His entire career is based on exclusivity, and yet he wants us to believe that hipsters make HIM feel like a lesser person?
Of course, there’s a rational explanation for all this. As Brent and Danny accurately noted, the prototypical hipster (which they are) hates everything. Therefore, it’s only logical that hipsters would hate their own kind. So congratulations Danny Masterson and Brent Bolthouse! You’ve ironically meta-hipstered your way onto TVgasm’s Hipster Hall of Shame (I just made that up). If anyone wants to get more information on these guys’ totally un-hipster radio show, check out the un-hipster Indie 103.1 On Air Schedule , and just remember – those photos of Danny and Brent in trucker hats and vintage cowboy shirts are purely hipster parodies…
By the way, if Brent adds me to his guestlist, I’ll be more than happy to revise my opinion of him (do you like that? I turned a bitter rant into a self-serving post. VERY Los Angeles).
Update after the jump:Just to show how un-hipsterish Danny and Brent are, here’s a line from their show transcript on March 14, 2005:
Brent Bolthouse: Ths is Danny Masterson and I wear fur, and I wear leather, and I don’t like the Clippers, and I hate New Yorkers. What’s goin on? No, I’m just kidding. This is Brent Bolthouse. Danny is stuck in traffic. We were both just at this crazy, out of control Sony PSP fashion show. Wow. And when Danny gets here trust me, we’re gonna talk about it, without question, we are gonna talk about it.
A semi-full transcript can be found here.