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Apple vs. Teh Postal Service

by Rob Friesel

So is anyone else just plain sick and tired of this freakin’ story? To me it’s just another chapter in the s/he said s/he said po-mo mythology of who said what when why where first and whether or not it’s all that original and/or (re?)mix-worthy in the first place.

Statement one: [tag]The Postal Service[/tag]’s video is just a white-tone rip-off of Kubrik’s [tag]2001[/tag] shots to begin with. Clean-room bunny suits? Bullshit, that’s Dave’s space suit.

Statement two: They’re just bitter because their work tends to be mediocre and requires remixin’ to emerge as any kind of stand-out in the first place. (Admit it, you too gave up on Give Up after realizing that [tag]John Tejada[/tag] was the reason you thought liked this band. I believe your words were: “Oh that’s what the original sounds like…?”)

Statement three: [tag]Gibbard[/tag]’s statement is a fishing expedition. To see if [t]he[y] can get from [tag]Apple[/tag] what [t]he[y] got from the mailman.

Additional thoughts: Now that I think of it, this really is the defining post-modern beyond-the-grave revenge of [tag]Stanley Kubrik[/tag].

UPDATE: Seems [tag]Gruber[/tag] got the same impression I did re: the whole [tag]HAL9000[/tag] death scene thing.

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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