My friend Brad Eberhard is the type of dude who will send me a YouTube video like this with no explanation:
No explanation needed, right? Brad just digs cable access performances by Confessor from 1988. He is a painter. And a musician. His band is called Wounded Lion. Brad once told told me that he was perusing detailed liner notes from an Adam Ant box set of some kind and was extremely gratified to learn that Adam Ant was the only white musician to play the Motown 25th Anniversary concert in 1984. This is the kind of information Brad has at his disposal. The other day, Brad sent me the following email:
re: jan van allen belt
I began learning how to use garageband yesterday. my socks were wet and it affected the computer. time was a circle and a line was drawn accross its face. the circle was 50 years wide. I followed he line and there was joe meek.
I am fairly certain some day I will be including this email in my "literature of (r)ephemeral electronic communications" seminar. In the spirit of Brad's message, that class will be taught at some university on the surface of Europa. Although I still don't know what the message means exactly. Perhaps Brad's song provides a clue:
Meaning aside, I can hereby declare that Garageband has just opened the Pandora's Box of Brad Eberhard.