Blantiss Fliangshemp - musings and decrees from the Executive Director of Amorphous Records. (click here to hear "Blantiss' Theme".)
...I, Blantiss Fliangshemp, invite all of your comments and concerns regarding my stable of Amorphous artists. Thank you.
Special announcement, 2/09: If anyone has any information pertaining to the wherabouts of Blantiss Fliangshemp, please contact the authorities immediately. He should be considered unarmed and extremely stimulating.
- untitled decree, 9/29/04: (possible rebuttal to 2/14/03 letter below)
- I m n ethereal presence u cannot d nigh.
I live in your computer. I m an nerd.
your songs are made by computer,
and then you give them up to the entropy of
THE CyBERWEB !!!
DUHN DUHN DUHN !
you cannot, and willn't remain in control
of the domain you intellectually try to homestead,
because that act has been repealed,
and the free land is now a fee land,
and you Mr. Finn are behind in your payments.
Unfortunately I am now lost at sea on The Golden Hind,
but you can send a money order to Karl.
You forgot to wish him happy birthday
and now you must face corporate retribution.
Love- Blantiss fliangshemp
- Letter to Wired Magazine, 2/8/03:
- I suppose I have only myself to blame for thinking that "Wired" isn't just another corporate
ho-bag. The articles on "The Fall of the Music Industry" were bereft of vision for the future,
instead focusing on the psuedo-problem of media industry cash losses due to not being able to
exploit musicians and their fans for the biggest net return.
What about the effect of taking corporations out of music? Artist run internet labels?
the gameboy music scene? Sony and their ilk never had a place in the creative process and I know
I'm not the only person who will be stoked to see them out of the content business.
MP3's are the new democratized radio. The big labels are crying because they can't
shove schlock down our throat till we buy. Everybody gets to listen to whatever they want and
support the bands that they are fans of. It will probably be the end of Britney Spears, because
nobody can actually like that stuff without media coercion.
Oh, and did everybody forget that MP3's are compressed files, that are sonically
inferior to c.d. 16 bit audio, vinyl or magnetic tape? What about the ecological advantages of
distributing music through the internet? Not having to manufacture and ship all those crappy
c.d.'s saves a lot of resources.
There is a lot more to the music business than profit and loss, and it's journalism
like this that propogates music as another product for a consumeristic society that values the
ability to sell over all else.
"Blantiss Fliangshemp is a major crackpot and he has absolutely no right to represent amorphousrecords
- Letter recieved 2/14/03:
or any of the people on the label. I agree with what he's saying, but he must be stopped"
---patrick finn, lead singer, organtic mechantic