Red Right Hand: THINGS I DO WHEN I'M SUPPOSED TO BE WRITING #23
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

THINGS I DO WHEN I'M SUPPOSED TO BE WRITING #23

I totally pretend I'm a rock star record producer. Trent Reznor totally enables me in that delusion.

Sometimes there's the cranking of the guitar, Steiny. Not quite as frequently, there's the firing up of GarageBand. Now, aside from the fact that I think his music is the shiz-ah, there are other reasons why Reznor has a monstrous case of awesome. There's his anti-label stance, his enlightened view of digital commerce and what-not and there is the fact that not only does he put his music on the web for free, he puts it up in the form of individual tracks. As such, one with the software and copious amounts of free time can manipulate his songs like Bush manipulates the constitution...or you can do cool stuff with it.

Hopefully I veer more toward the cool stuff. Judge for yourself, if you're so inclined. My remix/mashup of three NIN songs (titled "My Great and Terrible Master") can be found on remix.nin.com (wherein Reznor has enabled his fans to share their creations and they can be rated (rate mine highly, if you would...lie if you have to) or you can just pull down a slightly different version from here.

There will be more. Take that as a threat if you must.
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