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Sunday, July 25, 2004

DRY YER EYES...

Sob...! So Mike Skinner's slice of Post-UKG verite is the biggest selling tune in the country this week. Or is it? Heh. I wouldn't be so sure...
We now find ourselves increasingly in an on-going Earth1/Earth2 type situation where our entire Reality (ie the Pop Charts) is being mirror'd by a dark, digitised doppelganger of itself. Earth2 is a universe that, on the surface, looks exactly like our own, yet is populated entirely by young people whose culture is a twisted and distorted version of every thing that we hold dear. Perhaps younger analogues of ourselves inhabit this place...squads of bloggers whose worldview/asthetics/fashion-sense are similar-yet-strangely-different to ours...kids who use customised dictaphones and antique-looking handheld scanners to record their innermost thoughts and post them on Hemi-Sentient SmartStreams, self-evolving softforms that roam the Infobahn like hexadecimal spiders, spinning webs of mulitlayered meta-meaning from discarded Pop Trivia...
Still, look on the bright side, eh? O-zone went back up one place to Number 8. In our world, that is. Not theirs.

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