i'm mad and that's a fact

that one of the most extreme noise musicians of all time, japanese artist masami akita, aka merzbow, is protesting against kentucky fried chicken is just a wonderfully unexpected thing. those who are even aware of the extreme noise underground often perceive its creators as uniformly fascist, humorless, mean-spirited people with no cares for anyone but themselves. you wouldn't think someone who makes such harsh, angry, violent-sounding music would care about the treatment of animals, or the health of humans eating them.

it's great when people turn out to be something other than the obvious.

the title of this post comes from the song animals by talking heads.