Buy this song: I will donate 100% of the proceeds to the ACLU.
Let’s blame mass production on Johannes Gutenberg. Why not? The concept seems to have its origins there. For all the good that came of it—efficiency and propagation, it led to consumerism and information overload.
Now it’s happening again, on a scale that it sure to dwarf the impact of Gutenberg’s invention. The Internet is changing everything. We’re hip deep in something even more revolutionary than the Gutenberg press. How cool is that? Against the backdrop of history, this will look like it all happened in a flash. I really wanted the song to reflect that, to make a big change at that very moment in history. The one we are living, right now.
The Shift to Digital happens at 2:09. This change is permanent: “It was all for one, now it’s one for all—once and for all!”
What used to be, now what is. The lyrics declare that it is a positive change, but the key change is from major to minor. And Andrew is more than happy to supply the chaos that comes with it, in the form of a feedbacky, burn the boats, New World guitar solo.
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The Selectmen / Stupid Gutenberg
From the 6-song EP: Introducing The Selectmen by Michael Boezi
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