“Back in the 1990s, Beavis and Butthead existed at the bottom of the IQ barrel. They once rocked out to a particularly loud section of Radiohead’s Creep, but otherwise thought the song sucked, they completely missed the not-terribly-subtle message of Henry Rollins’ Liar, and they thought the Beastie Boy’s Sabotage video was a trailer for an actual 1970s cop movie. Today, society appears to have fallen to Beavis and Butthead’s level. How else can you explain a world where “It’s So Cold in the D”—a poorly executed video built around a terrible song, sung off-key—is an Internet meme with over 3.6 million YouTube views? And even the likes of Beavis and Butthead are laughing at, rather than with, it? In fact, when they critiqued The Jersey Shore, it was painfully clear that Beavis and Butthead are actually Snooki and The Situation’s intellectual betters. It’s really a stroke of genius on creator Mike Judge’s part essentially to merge the themes of his dystopian opus “Idiocracy” with the Beavis and Butthead revival. Once upon a time, Beavis and Butthead were imbeciles perpetually confused by life. Today, they represent a new normal.”—
Interesting point about the (excellent) new episodes of Beavis and Butthead, though I thought that part of the joke of them watching “It’s So Cold In The D” was that it was on their level and they understood it, as opposed to making fun of it.
· Listen to an intro by producer Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) · Hear samples from MONK MIX · Learn about the impetus for the project from Meredith herself · Receive downloads of the tracks prior to the official release date by donating as little as $10.
We have until November 30th to reach our fundraising goal of $15,000, so please consider a contribution today. Any level of giving is useful and appreciated!
Participating Artists include: Bang on a Can, Björk/Brodsky Quartet, DJ Spooky, Don Byron, Sussan Deyhim, Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto), John Hollenbeck/Theo Bleckmann, Henry Grimes, Vijay Iyer, Karsh Kale, King Britt, Rubin Kodheli, Lukas Ligeti/Pyrolator, Arto Lindsay, Matt Marks (Alarm Will Sound), High Priest (Anti-Pop Consortium), Gabriel Prokofiev, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), DJ Rekha & RajStar, Todd Reynolds, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Shodekeh, and Pamela Z.
Visual artist Rob Pruitt is designing a customized booklet for the CD package, and John Schaefer, host of WNYC’s Soundcheck, is providing liner notes.
Thank you in advance for your participation and support!