Firestorm at Stereogum: In their second Karen O demo post, the leaker of the demos confessed, TV On The Radio guitarist Dave Sitek’s damning blog post about the CD-R allegedly being stolen from him was reprinted, and the commenters waved “Live Free (Music) Or Die” flags. Since the thread is long and bilious (honestly, we don’t blame Sitek, the demos’ original owner, for quitting the Internet), we figured we’d break it down for you:
Approximate ratio of pro-Sitek/anti-Sitek commenters: 1:10.
Most ridiculous “threat”: “I sooo just deleted TVOTR off my iPod.”
Number of commenters who deserve a Jackin’ Pop ballot: 1: “Plus [TV On The Radio] is overrated and they might as well be the New Radicals.”
Number of commenters who, perhaps rightfully, pointed out that Sitek’s grammar wasn’t given a Lohanesque once-over: 1.
Number of commenters who called Karen O’s demos “the equivalent of Paris Hilton’s sex tape”: 1.
Amount by which the venomous entitlement of Stereogum’s commenters, who will probably listen to these demos nonstop for three days then forget about them once some other album leaks, totally depressed us: ∞.