a gay fish.
American rapper and record producer Kanye West has issued a shouty missive against Twitter for allowing a bogus account carrying his name to amass more than one million followers on the microblogging site. The star, who is not known for his zen-like calm or restraint, ranted on his blog yesterday in which he accused Twitter of …
... really, too many websites take a lax attittude to many things that would not be allowed in the real world... only changing things when forced.
So twitter doesn't make any money... well its a fairly poor business then, but it does not excuse not acting like a real business and complying with real responsibilities.
If i went into a bank and declared i was Kanye West (not just called that, but claiming i was actually this angry, marginally talented american man) then that would be illegal. Simple.
p.s. twitter sucks... i dont care what some nobody is doing, nor do i even care what my friends are doing when i am not with them.
What a class act, great guy. Truly the voice of his generation.
In fact, maybe thats no joke and he really is the voice of the internet generation. He flames, hes a troll, he posts in all caps, he acts like a noob half the time, he has an ego the size of Paris, and has a rudimentary at best grasp of the English language.
Seriously? He spends most of his time being creative? I was travelling in a car with Radio 1 (shudder) on when what sounded like a Cher parody came on. I and the driver were pissing ourselves laughing. It was only afterwards, when the DJ announced something along the lines of "And dat was ye main man Kanye West keepin it real bruvver" that we realised it wasn't a piss-take.
Actually I rather liked what he wrote (even if he did make it so much harder to read in CAPS). Who want's to know what someone else thinks, where they are, how good their dump was that morning, and all the other banal disposable crud they feel they need to flush out to all their "followers"?!
Good call Kanye for wanting to not be famous ALL the time.
>Everyone (sorry, i mean EVERYONE) is using Vocoders now in their new releases.
>net net - every tune sounds like cher or Metal Mickey on ketamine at a karaoke nite.
Cher's producers reportedly did make use of a vocoder type effect in adittion to the now ubiquitous Antares plug-in; also modern producers are not necessarily making use of the vocoder but "robotic" or artificially pitch corrected vocals are still the order of the day thanks to Antares AutoTune..
It's rather depressing; although the novelty of hearing gurgly heavily machine-corrected vocal lines juxtaposed with generic music has not yet worn off; it is all too obvious that sooner or later we shall look back on these times with similar views to those we currently hold on certain aspects of mid 80s tracks.*
*Due to some reasons... one of which involves the treatment of a hitherto innocent snare drum with a sickeningly metallic, dated, delay based effect commonly known as "reverb"
I have absolutely no idea who this person is. But then, I haven't listened to the radio in about nine years, and I don't follow the entertainment industries. All-in-all, though, what he wrote sounds pretty good to me, though it shows that he has no idea about Web 2.0. Seriously, he DOESN'T want the world to know what he does every second of every day? And then there's his appalling lack of txt-speak (not a single "u", "ur", "r", or "ne1" to be seen). Clearly, he will never be the voice of the next generation.
Do you remember after Hurricane Katrina, that short video clip with Mike Myers staring dumbfounded as a clearly agitated man said "George Bush doesn't care about black people!"? That man was Kanye West.
Also, re: "IT MAKES ME QUESTION WHAT OTHER SO CALLED CELEBRITY TWITTERS ARE ACTUALLY REAL OR FAKE."
I'm sympathetic enough to Mr. West's problem of having his identity "stolen", but is this really the first time it ever occurred to him that some people *pretend* to be celebrities on the internet? Seriously? Has he actually *seen* the internet before? No wonder he's behind on delivering content...
To the Reg editors: I hereby request a "facepalm" comment icon. Or are we supposed to use Paris for that?
What if there is not only one man in the world named "Kanye West"? I can see if someone represents themself as the supposed celebrity but what if they just have the same name and followed his work because of the coincidence? What if their screen name is Kanye West Faker?
The point is, on a website that does not authenticate identity, only fools would trust they are speaking to a celebrity because the name resembles one IRL, making it fairly irrelevant what goes on there. Granted, it'll take a few court cases to work out the logistics of all this but it has to happen sooner or later.
Paris, because an imitation can be better than the real thing.
Cher probably used autotune, but there's some really obvious vocoder on some of her not very good 90s stuff. Vocoder is an effect that's meant to be heard (hideous as it is) - autotune is meant to be undetectable.
I'd be surprised if Lady Gaga uses it. Girl got pipes. She can actually sing very well.
TWATTER TO ME!
I'll give him his due though, he is "BUSY ACTUALLY BUSY BEING CREATIVE" with the simple rules of grammar! Damn that's hard to read.
Tux because he eats all Fish (Gay, Bi, Transexual (pre and post op), straight). Apologies if I've missed out any overtly vocal minority.
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