13. myfacespace.com (feat. GameJew)
Lyrics: Johannes Grenzfurthner, Roland Gratzer, Jonathan Mann, David Fine, Ivory King
Music: Jonathan Mann aka GameJew
Jonathan Mann: all instruments
Evelyn Fürlinger, Roland Gratzer, David Fine, Johannes Grenzfurthner, Georg Gratzer, Pelado: voc
Prod & Arr: Jonathan Mann at the Museumsquartier 2007 (www.mannmade.tv)
Vocal rec. & Mix: Thomas Mauerhofer at headroom Graz 2007

Well, we all know the plushy, nicenicey, pastel-coloured faces of Web 2.0, MySpace, YouTube, Digg, Flickr. The achingly trendy and too-late-capitalist Silicon Valley startups and restartups and post-startups, startup-wannabes and startup-lookalike-contesters that are selling for billions of millions to big media conglomerates and turning their lacklustre nerd-faced and dork-eyed founders into stars (means some photos are taken and the name gets more google hits than “starving children”). Let me think … Tom Anderson. Kevin Rose. The Zuckersomething guy. These are the pinups of the Web 2.0 generation – but little do they know the monster they‘ve frankensteined. So as to tell so about the birds and the bytes we want to deliver what we would like to refer to as our “bonsai-musical about that stuff”. It tells you a story in the manner of the well known cultural technique called “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. We believe what we have to say or rather to sing is even more horrifying than an extraterrestrial with queer ideas and 1970s sex-shop clothing. It‘s a story about some users of the social networking site myfacespace.com called: hillbully23, SweetyBird and their contacts The Next Contact and The Very Next Contact. And it‘s the ballad of the web service’s owner, The Administrator, and his well-educated lawyer, Mister Wixelstrom.
“myfacespace.com” was written for and first performed at the "Big Brother Austria Gala", October 2007 and featured on Boing Boing TV.

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