The War On Terror: The Emo Front

Every time I read about our hard working men and women in government, I feel safer. I feel better about my country. I stand up with pride, say the Pledge of Allegiance (I stress the under God part) and by golly, I feel good.

But lately, I’ve been worried that the Government hasn’t done enough to save the Childrens from the most dangerous of terrorists–the Sonic Terrorists. These ne’er-do-wells play their fancy rock and roll music and corrupt young minds. People should be only be allowed to listen to Gregorian chants. Anything else lets the devil win more hearts and minds. Then I read this article. Now, I know many of my fellow ‘Mericans are too busy to click a link, so I’ve got a quick summary from the source, MTV.Com dated 10/16/07.

“It’s a true story. Barsuk [Records, which is putting out the record] had hired a courier — who does international stuff all the time and who they had used before — to bring [the album] back from Canada, where I was working on it. And he got to the border and he had all his paperwork and it was all cool, only they turned him away, and they confiscated the drive and gave it to the computer-forensics division of our Homeland Security-type people,” sighed Walla, who has produced nearly all Death Cab’s output, as well as records by the Decemberists, Hot Hot Heat, Nada Surf, Tegan and Sara and others. “And now I couldn’t even venture a guess as to where it is, or what it’s doing there. I mean, I can’t just call their customer-service center and ask about my drive. There’s nothing I can do. I don’t know if we can hire an attorney … is there a black-hole attorney? You can’t take a black hole to court.”

I understand that this “musician” and his “band” are often considered “emo.” That’s probably bad for the childrens. Therefore, this must be good news. By keeping the master copy of this album in Government Custody, we keep our children safe from dangerous things like new music.

Go America!

I would give Walla’s album a listen. I still like some of Death Cab’s stuff so I would like to see what he could do on his own. I’m glad he has some sort of back up. I’m a bit confused on why they sent the master copy via flash drive without having the originals somewhere else–but that’s just me and my paranoia over lost data.

For the record, while most folks label Death Cab as emo, I’ve been yelled at by far too many “real” emo fans to give it that label anymore.

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