I pose this question to myself a lot, but readers, today I open the floor to you: What the fuck is wrong with people? Here is why I am asking (right now, at least): Today the Overdub Tampering Committee–those guys who claimed to have added instrumentation to leaked albums and re-leaked the altered versions for the purpose of messing with listeners’ heads–posted anew to their blog about the reactions garnered by their announcement earlier this week. They’re remaining mum on what records they did this to and even whether or not this thing is just a big ol’ culturejamming hoax, but they did take the time to let us know that some people were really upset by their antics. Like, murderously so!
If you want to call bullshit on the project (as many, many of you have) feel free to do so. We enjoy how many of you think that causes us to be upset. You bring us joy bullshit-callers! Keep up the good yelling.
Also, as many of you have suggested to us, by providing examples of our work we’re likely placing ourselves in the open for a lawsuit from…someone. We feel that complying with the “Evidence Requests” would only put us in a spot where we’d be poised for a large amount of legal trouble. We love the project but don’t want to ruin our lives because of it.
Which brings us to the least enjoyable aspect of all this: the death threats. Our inbox has been flooded with messages from people all across the globe and while we certainly don’t mind negative messages we’ve been disturbed by the ones threatening violence or murder. Is this really necessary? (I know, the same question can be asked of us as well) What a boring, unoriginal, uninspired response. Is that really the cost of admission for jump starting a conversation with unusual methods these days?
The short answer: Yes. The not-as-short answer: Dude, you’re trying to reason with people who still think Michael Winslow is worth a LOL. It’s best to just assume that they’re not even one step above mouth-breathers.
You Will Not Die, It’s Not Poison [The Overdub Tampering Committee]