Thursday, October 18, 2007

Hard Drive Gets Hard Time

Death Cab for Cutie guitarist (and Portland resident) Chris Wall had a hard drive full of unmixed songs confiscated at the U.S. border. There was some speculation the drive was seized because of the political nature of the songs within. I'm pretty skeptical that Customs could determine that in any way whatsoever - unless they have some new technology that can quickly convert .wav files to written lyrics. Next time, maybe they'll send those files back via the Postal Service. (Sorry, it was too easy.)

The whole thing created a bit of media frenzy for Customs, especially when Walla later jokingly made a Guantanamo Bay reference. As the guy from his label says, "And now at least everyone knows Chris Walla has a solo record coming out."


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