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February 2010
Wed, Feb. 10th, 2010 03:39 am
Hello! This is Click Opera.


Wed, Feb. 10th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
An Army of Fauxmus

I feel compelled to tell you this blog has played a key role in my intellectual growth over the last 18 months. In return for the millions of words you've written for me, I think I must write a few in return. Here goes.

I am an American art student. I am a painter and songwriter. Most of all right now I am a better person for having read this blog. Your work has deeply influenced me, be it musical work, written word, even performance art (I saw you this past May in NY). This is not to say that I've agreed with everything you've said and done; quite contrary, I've taken issue with a number of ideas you've put forth, but that's how I know it's worth reading. I value dissenting opinions, especially ones that help me reevaluate my own.

I appreciate that you've gone to the trouble of writing this blog at the expense of your sanity and your fame. I mean, no famous person writes a blog, they have twitters (real ones). Maybe now you can shroud yourself in more mystery and go the way of other innovative, forward-thinking artists... sell out!

Think of it! You could finally start stocking your warehouse of Momus branded t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, buttons, condoms, etc. Become a talking head on VH1. Do some laundry detergent commercials in Japan. Do something scandalous involving Lady Gaga. The beauty of this strategy is once you've stocked the coffers with enough gold bars, you can just start paying somebody to write Click Opera for you. On top of this is the fact that "Momus" isn't a real person, Nick is. Give anybody the right haircut and an eyepatch, and voila, they're Momus! Now you can be in several places at once! Think of the speaking engagements! Most of all, think of the money!

I would be more than willing to stand in as a Fauxmus, as I'm sure a wealth of other Click Opera readers would be. Till I'm called on, I'll keep reading Whimsy's blog, Toog's blog, and listening to your back catalog. Keep making things.



Wed, Feb. 10th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Re: An Army of Fauxmus

"I'll keep reading Whimsy's blog, Toog's blog, and listening to your back catalog." - Sound like a song lyric!

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Fri, Apr. 9th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
Re: An Army of Fauxmus

Ha! I just googled "Fauxmus" and got here, not so astonished that someone else thought of it.

I was pissed off with discovering Momus back when I was 18 years old, because I discovered him AFTER I discovered microtonal pop, Pizzicato Five and musique concrete; it felt like he tipped my whole world toward him the whole while.

I was in social studies class sneaking a read from the latest copy of Exclaim! Magazine when this (small) strangely attractive picture of a man with one eye and a teapot jumped out at me; it was a review of "Folktronic". Lingering in A&B Sound after school, I sampled "The Little Red Songbook", liked it though I set it back on the shelf. A week later, the bright letters M O M U S leapt out from top spine of a CD in Blackbyrd Myoozik's used bin; there I bought '20 Vodka Jellies' for ten bucks, then went back to A&B Sound to buy "The Little Red Songbook".

It was then I discovered that I had an older brother way across the world, or at least somebody who had thought of everything I would have thought way before I ever did; to this day, I'm terrified that I'll lose an eye in a freak accident and truly become the dreaded Fauxmus I undoubtedly already am!

On one hand, fuck you, you bastard! On another, I love you, Momu-san.

Yours, Ashley Andel in Vancouver.

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Sun, Apr. 11th, 2010 11:03 am (UTC)
Re: An Army of Fauxmus

Don't stop making the videos, Ashley -- I enjoy those!

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