The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 27 April 2004]

Phantom publicist hyping dead musician

In further proof that our existence in the Western World is now completely post-modern comes this little nugget from Rolling Stone, which I just can’t decide whether to believe or not. The story defies summarizing and must be read in its entirety for the full po-mo vertigo effect.

Wow. If this were the plot of a movie or novel, I would consider it utterly ludicrous.

Perhaps the moral of the story is that reality will always out-weird the artist.

Thanks to the always-great Techdirt for the heads-up.

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