You may not have heard of it

2011-09-03 12:24

There is a running joke about hipsters being really proud of how obscure the bands they listen to are. (So well-known that a friend of mine was able to make use of a “hipster vampire” in a story. He was a vampire before it was cool. He’s from Transylvania; you may not have heard of it.)

This got me to thinking, because I have heard of a book called 100 Trillion Sonnets.

Write a suitably indie-rock-sounding song. Have 30 or so guitarists record the guitar part, have 30 or so vocalists sing the vocals, and so on. Now. Using software, assign unique names to each combination of musicians. Sell the corresponding single to hipsters for $20 with the promise that they will never meet anyone who has heard of this band.

Peter Seebach