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Show from 03/11/10: Consumopocalypse and Old Sounds for New Flesh

March 12, 2010

Tonight’s show was probably 87% mediascape. Get used to that word. I’m going to be using it a lot.
This show was mainly inspired by some consumer inanity I’ve been running into on the web, most specifically an especially moronic car commercial that played during the Superbowl (no. I didn’t watch the Superbowl, nor engage in the coprophilic ritual of its commercials, but did see it on the web later), a meme on YouTube of materialistic people unboxing the latest shiny objet du jour or people’s shopping ‘haul‘ videos.


It was also a chance to revisit a mediascape (that word again) I created a while back utilizing David Cronenberg’s Videodrome and the score of the same movie by Howard Shore. If you haven’t seen Videodrome, you really must. It’s a disturbing, yet prescient look at virtual reality, addiction and sexual transgression (metaphorically) using TV as the device, since computers and the internet hadn’t quite moved into the mainstream meme-o-sphere yet.
Plus the fact that it’s an 80’s movie and was frequently in seedy video rental stores makes the movie seem almost like a creepy movie within a creepy movie.
Rumor has it that Videodrome is going to be remade. There’s a high likelihood of it being horrible, but who knows?

Play show
Download show (2 hours, 167 megs. @ 192kbps)
Download Old Sounds for New Flesh (Original, isolated mix from ’06, 60 mins. 55 megs.)

Some sources for Consumopocalypse:

The Good Consumer from Bonfire of the Brands

Abercrombie & Fitch Girl Haul Video (sad, inane)

Man’s Last Stand (Dodge Charger) (infantile. Man as king baby. Idiotic. Why marketing people are scum. Parodies abound)

A few ‘unboxing‘ videos (Apple, Android phone)

Chumbawamba’s Dumbing Down, from the album WYSIWYG

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