dupobs has an advertisement in the May 2007 issue of The Wire. This ad is possibly the most ‘hand-made’-looking advert ever to have appeared in The Wire. To reiterate the ad’s content, dupobs will be announcing live performances. For readers of The Wire who are as of yet unfamiliar with dupobs, a description of our music can be located via the MANIFESTO tag (above). dupobs’ music can be listened to and/or purchased via iTunes and CD Baby.
Despite its declaration of â€œdesign anarchyâ€, Adbusters is no more than a posh collection of leftish platitudes and timid tastes. When music is covered, it tends to be â€˜alt countryâ€™ or some such audio pablum: for all their professed iconoclasm, Adbusters still like their music pretty and familiar. Adbusters does not, in fact, have anything to do with anarchy. Their interest is not in challenging form, but simply changing content a little bit. Adbusters is seemingly unable to understand that form in any medium â€“ music, magazines, or whatever â€“ is an affirmation of the social circumstances in which it is produced. If Adbusters were to engage honestly in iconoclasm, it would publish a soggy pulp of shredded mass-market glossies and used toilet paper, stick an Adbusters tag on it, and attempt distribution through conventional channels. In music, dupobs has produced the equivalent to that idea â€“ and perhaps that is why Adbusters does not want to talk about us. Despite posturing and constantly dropping the situationists (apparently the only avant-garde group they have heard of), Adbusters is, in actuality, rather fearful of those who would turn the world on its head. That is because, in essence, Adbusters accepts the society it claims to reject. Adbusters might be reformist, but it is certainly not a proponent of anarchy. Using terminology for other than its intended purpose is not only confusing, but also an abuse of language.
On Friday the 13th, Last Fat Web Fat, a track from dupobs’ drop the coin, opened Nardwuar the Human Serviette‘s CITR talk show. And on Saturday, Patrik Sampler joined DJ Cyber and Ryan Fantastic for an eclectic edition of Synaptic Sandwich. Unfortunately, due to Jean H’s absence, the original plan — to improvise songs based on titles provided by listeners — had to be shelved. There was, however, a discussion of dupobs and the meaning of regressive music. And this was quite likely the only occasion on which Journey’s Any Way You Want It has been played on staunchly non-hit CITR. To listen to a podcast of the show, go to www.citr.ca and follow the links: podcast –> dance/electronic –> synaptic sandwich –> broadcast April 14. The dupobs segment starts about half-way through.
On Saturday April 14, between 9:00pm and 11:00pm PST, dupobs will be interviewed on Synaptic Sandwich, on Vancouver’s CITR Radio. To listen locally, tune in to 101.9 FM. To listen anywhere in the world, go to the live stream at www.citr.ca. dupobs will discuss and play songs from the new album (drop the coin), and will take requests to sing a cappella interpretations of song titles submitted by listeners. You may also submit song titles ahead of time to this website (see CONTACT).