This year’s DUNDERFOOL 09 took a lot of work – I investigated many april fools day pranks, I thought it over, but when a friend sent me an IM saying “OMG Did you see the new Nine Inch Nails album? HOLY SHIT it’s produced by Timbaland! Oh… I think I just got April Fooled…” I knew that this was THE winner.
I miss April Fools Day, it seems like people just don’t get into it that much anymore. Actually, it seems like people don’t get into ANYTHING anymore… nothing is exciting anymore, nothing is fun… Really, nothing is good enough anymore, especially in the good ol US of A.
Thats why it gets me super excited when people like Trent Reznor take time out of their day to come up with something like “Strobelight”. The page really looks like previous NIN online releases, it even features a faux album cover with Rezor wearing silly sunglesses that’s very reminiscent of “The Slip”.
A full track list is provided including “Pussy Grinder” (featuring Sheryl Crow) and “Even Closer” (featuring justin timberlake and maynard james keenan), “laid, paid and played” (featuring fergie of the black eyed peas and al jourgensen), and “Still Hurts” (featuring Alicia Keys).
The website claims that your credit card with be charged $18.98 plus a $10 digital delivery convenience fee and they will send you the album in Windows Media format. Upon entering your email address, the wicked blue screen of death pops up and says “Aprl_Fls” at the top of the error message. Fun!
It probably took Reznor a whole hour to do, but what’s loosing an hour if it means actually participating in this little play we call Life? With so many of us wandering around the planet getting an “F” in participation, Trent Reznor gets an A. OK, an A+.