Re: [rumori] also in Spin/Wire

From: Pan (
Date: Tue Apr 02 2002 - 14:05:43 PST

What, an hour goes by and no criticism from Steev. He must be away from
his desk :)

No really, I'd be curious to get people's opinions on this project. I'm
personally not really into it (though I do host the files). It got old
during the second song. However, the thing has grown like wild fire.
We're still serving 2 gigs of MP3's a day -- since last fall. Over time,
those are some pretty substantial numbers. Why is something so cheesy so

I would posit that it's "safe" culture jamming. It doesn't really bring
up any specific cultural issues other than a general "We could get sued
to redoing these songs". I suppose if you take the info on the website
into account, there is some substance. However, on their own the songs
don't really bring up any issues. John Q. Public just hears silly songs.

Anyone want to comment?


On Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at 03:47 PM, Every Man wrote:

> Also in recent issues Wire (the april issue) and SPIN (not sure)
> covered the
> all too amusing project: Dictionaraoroke

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