One of the best things about the English language is how words change their meaning over time. Thanks to this exciting press release about a band, I now know that both "infiltrated" and "hijacked" means: To have an advertisement paid for by your record company in a tedious attempt to promote a single you describe as "satirical". Interestingly, I can think of a more appropriate and slightly shorter "s" word for it.
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Sarah Maynard" [email@example.com]
Date: 26 January 2009 17:04:48 GMT
Subject: IPS / Celeb Big Brother / Apple Store / Etc...
I just thought you might like to check out the new video from innerpartysystem in light of their antics I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THESE "ANTICS" WERE on Friday night. The band infiltrated DID THEY? the C4 Celeb Big Brother mini-site with ads for a fake celebrity reality show OH GOD - AMAZING, highlighting their satirical OH BLOODY GOD forthcoming single "TITLE DELETED" which berates celeb culture WHERE DO THEY GET THESE IDEAS! Check out the screen shots attached.
Hopefully you received the single ok SHE MEANS "OK". It’d be great if you could consider for review when it’s released on BLAHBLAH. It’s currently on playlist at Radio 1, NME TV and MTV2 to name but a few.
Thanks muchly THANKS MUCHLY!? ZOMG!!11!!!,
INNERPARTYSYSTEM INFILTRATE CELEB BIG BROTHER SITE ON NIGHT OF FINAL SPECIAL PERFORMANCE - APPLE STORE, REGENT STREET ON blahblahblah at blahblah
SINGLE ‘title deleted’ RELEASED ON blahblahblah
Innerpartysystem’s anti-anthem for celeb culture ‘TITLE DELETED’ has captured the imaginations of people across the UK NO IT HASN'T YOU LYING LIAR! and in a further bid to ridicule the media’s fascination with all things celebrity WELL QUITE, SOMEONE NEEDS TO HAVE A GO AT THESE BASTARDS the band hijacked DID THEY? DID THEY REALLY? the Celebrity Big Brother website on the night of its much-publicised Final last Friday. ZOMG!!11!! The intriguing POINT OF ORDER: NO ONE WAS INTRIGUED placement on the web page linked people through to a rather unique video blog, as well as the latest music video from the blahblahblahblah KILL ME NOW!
Division Media blahblahblah
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
SATIRED AND EMOTIONAL
You know you get those days when you literally hate all music and bands and people in bands and people that talk about bands and people who follow bands and venues where bands play and the cars that bands drive and the food that bands eat and the shoes that bands wear and the magazines that bands read and the hair products bands use and the words bands say and, indeed, the air that bands breathe? I'm having one of those days. So is this revered LiS reporter situated near one of the world's major up-market shopping "experiences". Take it away, soldier: