Feb. 16th, 2011 05:01 pm
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Least was one of the first to go, or at least one of the first that people noticed. But most thought it a stunt.

Some of his own fans, shy young boys that only talked to their record collections and ran community radio shows, and a handful of old music industry veterans, were outraged that he had finally sold out. Others were just sad that he was gone.

Even when other Events started occurring, people remained suspicious. Most likely it was a new media marketing gimmick, some sort of high budget AR game. Some people who flagged this as unlikely were the AR gamers, who made an earnest effort to play it for several months but in the end could not find a single clue (although there were plenty of red herrings).

Further events were discovered, but remained for the time being unconnected in the public imagination.

On January the 2nd, 2013, a 16 year old girl with few friends visited a small art gallery in Boston, the main exhibit was hundreds of small, unglazed, ceramic birds. They came to life. Nobody saw what happened to the girl. The only witness to the miracle of the birds was the person who was looking after the gallery at the time, but he had a speech impediment, so the story did not make the national news. The birds had flown away or otherwise disappeared, leaving only a few impossibly delicate feathers made of clay.

She left her ipod behind, and it had been playing this song.

It is also rumoured that on the 13th of February a 45 year old man mourning for his wife went for a walk amongst the thawing snow whilst listening to his headphones, and for the four minutes and twenty four seconds of this track, the drops from the icicles fell not downwards, but upwards towards the sky. It is further rumoured that it was at this point that the man felt, for the first time since the death of his wife, the possibility of joy. Whether this was before the strange phenomena occurred, and whether either one caused the other, is a subject for speculation. The man in question believes that that some things are lessened by describing them, and no longer answers questions on the subject.


Feb. 9th, 2011 01:54 pm
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"Iggy Pop could talk this way because there was a gap to bridge, a desperate chasm, a vacuum of understanding. The gap is still there, but there’s no hope of crossing it anymore because people think they already understand. They do understand, but they understand wrong. There isn’t a chasm anymore, it’s worse than that. There’s an impermeable plastic barrier. We are all encased in tupperware."

- last recorded words of music critic Least Smith, before his spontaneous transmutation into light and sound was caught on national television 13 December, 2012.


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