Who On Earth Is Searching for "Hipster John Denver"?
Here at Houston Press HQ, Rocks Off has a program where we can see every search someone types into that window with the magnifying glass in the top right-hand corner of our home page and any of the four Houston Press blogs.
Yeah... we're not laughing.
That's right, we're watching you. Be careful.
It's fascinating, the things people look to the Houston Press for answers about, and of course a little gratifying the. Sometimes, usually when we should be doing something else, we catch ourselves staring at this program just to see the crazy things people will input.
So Rocks Off just happened to be watching this program Monday afternoon (we'd tell you the name, but it's kind of a state secret) and saw someone search "hipster John Denver." Our next thought was, "Who would even put those three words together?"
Our next was, "Why don't we find out?" That way the next time someone searches out "hipster John Denver" - which we hope is soon - we can show them this, and hopefully answer whatever burning question that led them to do that. We did this by typing those exact three words into an even more vast search engine - Google - and seeing what came back.
Here are the Top 5 results, and a neat bonus we stumbled across.
5. Ryan Scott Spletzer's "hipster" denunciation: What does this have to do with Denver? Because... "No one (at least that I know) self-identifies as a "hipster,' explains Spletzer. "Other people self-identify themselves as certain things and are proud of it, i.e. someone calling themselves a country girl/boy (John Denver's 'Thank God I'm a Country Boy' comes to mind)." Well said.
4. John Denver Tumblr: With the longer title "A Mountain in the Wind: An Exploration of the Spirituality of John Denver." Lots of lyrics, Muppet Show references, and occasional cheap shots: "Sunshine on my nutsack makes me happy."
Pretty Lights remix of "Take Me Home, Country Roads": From 2011. Meanders a bit, but worth a listen. Check it out. Can we call him John EDMnver now?