May 16, 2009

I Want To Be A Celebrity

The Metaverse Broadcasting Company, MBC TV, are currently airing episode 3 of their virtual reality show, I Want To Be A Celebrity, which is curiously entertaining. However, I don't want to talk about that but the theme song to the show, Celebrity by the UK band The Thought Criminals.


I should start by saying that I loved it so much, I bought the album. And at $9.99 from iTunes, it's a bargain. Here's what the blurb on Amazon.com has to say:

"The Thought Criminals was formed in South London, UK in 2004 when programmer/musician Kirlian Blue and vocalist/frontman Rocky Goode, set out to form a band that would blend early 80s dark electronic music with the more modern alternative dance music of today. The duo worked feverishly on their concept and then enlisted the help of famed dance producer Tony Messenger and mixer Robb Henry to tie things together. The result of their effort is the debut album, Die Young: Stay Pretty.

"The Thought Criminals sound can only be described as an EBM laced Sci-fi/80s/Electro Punk montage. Kirlian, supplies the backdrop for Rocky's tongue & cheek (sic) vocals. Die Young : Stay Pretty, is a 10 track release which contains 3 bona fide singles: The catchy pop hit (I'm Gonna Be a) Celebrity, the old school EBM Date Rape Lovers and the explosive My Baby's a Suicide Bomber. In addition to the album tracks, Die Young: Stay Pretty, includes seven bonus remixes that will be sure to pack dance floors across the globe."

Electro/dance/punk is the best way to describe it. Cyberslut is another great tune that will appeal to the Second Life brigade, which also comes as a 12" Club Remix version with the iTunes download. I need to make a visit to 6th Element Club to see if anyone's playing parts of this album.

1 comment:

Deadlycodec said...

>Where I differ is the notion that we are all "part of the same entity." At the quantum level, that may be true, but if that is the case, the statement is logically an all-inclusive set. You could say "we are all part of the same universe" and that is true - but that's still just a paraphrase of ALL X IS Y.

If we are one entity on the quantum level then how do you explain that we are separate at all? You can't because we aren't. If the quantum level defines reality then we are one entity here too. Einstein even reluctantly admitted that we are a collective consciousness. It's mindboggling. There is two ways about that and it is even extremely frightening in a way that I can't explain. But it makes sense.

Just because no one has created fire out of thin air yet doesn't mean it isn't so. I'll admit that is the reason it is called Quantum Theory and not quantum law but there is very powerful evidence that these theories are the only true natural laws.