>mfw I have been mispronouncing 'shoegaze' since I first found out about the genre.
I feel like someone just smashed my rose tinted glasses before my very own sore eyes...'shoe-gaze'...sounds fucking stupid. This will take some getting used to.
I guess I've made some stupid pronunciation mistakes in the past but I honestly can't think of how someone would think that was how it was pronounced.
Fugazi and shoegaze aren't related in any way though and unless you're a non-English speaker I don't know how you wouldn't have noticed the words "shoe" and "gaze" first off when seeing the word. Or if you liked the genre why you wouldn't have known where the name came from.
>tfw i read Lykke Li as "likely" and not "leaky-lee".
i thought she was trying to be cute by spelling it that way.
It's called shoe gaze because the guitarists are constantly looking down at the effects pedals at their feet that are needed to produce the reverb. They're gazing at their shoes, hence Shoe Gaze.
so it should be pronounced like shoe and gaze normally are.
Even with this description featured on Wikipedia: " because the musicians in these bands stood still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state, hence the idea that they were gazing at their shoes"?
Booth and Brown pronounce the name Autechre with a Rochdale accent (/ɔːˈtɛkər/ aw-tek-ər).
>However, they have explained that the name can be pronounced in any way one sees fit.
>just smashed my rose tinted glasses before my very own sore eyes
>...'shoe-gaze'...sounds fucking stupid
You're the one who sounds fucking stupid. I bet you write shitty poetry and "novellas" full of adverbs, faggot.
actually, mispronouncing artist/band's names is one of the primary fears I have when talking about music w/ friends.
I had a dream where I was talking with this QT and I said I liked Portershed, and she said that's not how it's pronounced and called me a fagoot (we were in a restaurant). Shen then posted pictures of my small dick on Facebook (I don't know how she got these)