Double Concept Album

29 November 2007

My friend Graham Parker and I have been in an on-going conversation about spam, filtering and such like, mainly in relation to his art practice that’s often drawn on these things, and based on our mutual fascination with the poetical qualities of all the dadaist filter-busting stuff that the guys selling Vigara like to put at the bottom of their emails. A while back, in New York, we got to talking about the Storm botnet, and later Graham wrote with the fruits of some further digging:

“I thought you might like the following – a list of subject headers for the storm worm e-mails. It reads like a double concept album about War and Love:

230 dead as storm batters Europe.
A killer at 11, he’s free at 21 and…
British Muslims Genocide
Naked teens attack home director.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has kicked German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Russian missle shot down Chinese satellite
Russian missle shot down USA aircraft
Russian missle shot down USA satellite
Chinese missile shot down USA aircraft
Chinese missile shot down USA satellite
Sadam Hussein alive!
Sadam Hussein safe and sound!
Radical Muslim drinking enemies’ blood.
U.S. Southwest braces for another winter blast. More then 1000 people are dead.
Venezuelan leader: “Let’s the War beginning”.
Hugo Chavez dead.
President of Russia Putin dead.
Third World War just have started!.
The Supreme Court has been attacked by terrorists. Sen. Mark Dayton dead!.
The commander of a U.S. nuclear submarine lunch the rocket by mistake..
First Nuclear Act of Terrorism!.
So in Love
Happy World Religion Day!
Most Beautiful Girl
Someone at Last
I Believe
The Dance of Love
The Miracle of Love
All For You
Vacation Love
I am Complete
Wrapped Up
Moonlit Waterfall
A Little (sex) Card
A Special Kiss
Hugging My Pillow
Safe and Sound
You’re Soo kissable
A Romantic Place
Breakfast in Bed Coupon
For You
I Love You So
Want to Meet?
We Are Different
We Have Walked
You Asked Me Why”