"If you're a loser with no life (unlike me), it can be fun to pretend you're a rock star, as long as you don't let it blur the line between fantasy and reality like I did back in the day with SimCity. I ended up re-zoning my entire neighborhood to Industrial and bulldozing a mini-mall before someone finally smacked some sense into me."
Anyways, he has a very troll-style sensibility in the playful, what-you-believe-is-stupid kind of way.
It is terrible.
But it's also hilarious.
Also, the entire contest is absurd. As you might assume, much of the base of voters for his remix is coming from theninhotline.net folks, and the thing is that for three albums now NIN fans have been able to fawn over freely downloadable multitracks released in one's choice of formats. The most recent album has in fact been entirely released under a Creative Commons license. Meanwhile, to get the tracks for this Radiohead song (which are just split up into five groups, while the NIN ones have sometimes even been literally the ProTools tracks they used) one has to individually purchase AAC files on iTunes. And all the uploaded remixes are owned in full by the label (yeah, you thought Radiohead had left the label system? ya thought wrong).
I could go on endlessly about how Radiohead is running a pale imitation of what bands like the aforementioned NIN (or IAMX, or The Kills, or etc) are doing already, but you know what, that doesn't really matter.
What matters is that this is a funny troll.
And it has cowbell.
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