Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Stick to the Script
The musical pranksters variously known as Caroliner Rainbow or Rubber O Cement love to package their recordings in scary trashy exteriors, such as Depends undergarments, boxes full of municipal trash, and blood-spattered sandpaper. Most of their recordings until 2002 were made using 19th-century wire recorders, since they claimed to be channeling the ghost of a singing bull named Caroliner who toured the Chautauqua circuit during railroad-boom days, singing of monetary theory and the Gold Standard. But now it's a financial crisis, so the latest Caroliner/Rubber O cultural statement comes packaged in a 90-page screenplay. No, I haven't read the script yet.