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Gorillaz Take Over Paris

This latest story is an example of someone actually having fun in the music industry. Danger Mouse, the producer behind the latest Gorillaz release, and Banksky, and artist who places fake paintings into art galleries, have teamed up to remix and redistribute Paris Hilton's new CD. I say bravo to them both for taking a worthless throwaway piece of crap and actually making it an interesting piece of art. So much entertainment today is disposable and without substance. Remixing Paris' album is like building a sculpture out of aluminum cans, MC Nugget boxes, and other waste products. I am sure many people will be offended by this, namely the record company, but that is because they have no sense of humor. Corporations have been taking the fun out of music for years. Look at MTV, when someone used to win a Video Music Award they accepted it as a joke, but now it is some serious honor to win. Musicians are more concerned about ringtone sales, than their albums. Music is about not taking yourself so seriously, if you want to do that take an office job and be boring like the rest of us. I'm glad Danger Mouse still has fun with music and hasn't become a "serious artist" who wouldn't want to harm his career by participating in a guerrilla art project.