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Oct
07

DHS Finally Does Its Job, Strained Quotes Result

What?  Devendra?  How do you spell that?

Nobody’s more surprised than I am at today’s news that US Department of Homeland Security managed to intercept and seize questionable materials bound for the United States, protecting the public from another terrifying spectacle. Sure, preventing the import of a Death Cab For Cutie guitar-player solo record isn’t the stuff of history, but it sure is appreciated. From today’s Chicago Tribune:

Death Cab for Cutie fans may be waiting even longer for a long-promised album by guitarist Chris Walla.

Walla, who was working on the “very political” record in Canada, told MTV that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security confiscated his master hard drive, which held all the song files, at the U.S. border.

[“It] could be a whole lot worse,” he said, laughing. “I still get to play music. I mean, I’m not at Guantanamo or anything like that. … My drive might be. They could be waterboarding my drive for all I know.

Is this country’s sad slide into a corporatist state any excuse for a lax attitude toward indie rock solo albums? I think not.

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