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No Business

No Business, Negativland's 25-year audiocollage project, soldiers on. Sure, it's familiar now--they're cutting up the music industry's words and putting them back together, going after file-sharing hypocrisy this time--but no one is capable of more subversion on a single CD. They're a little less jubilant in their prankishness than in the past, but they've also watched big companies twist copyright law for two decades. They're still my favorite culture-jammers, and besides, the CD came with a copyrighted whoopee cushion.

TMN Contributing Writer Paul Ford is the author of Gary Benchley, Rock Star, a novel that was originally serialized here on TMN. He was formerly an editor at Harper’s Magazine, was an occasional commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered, and is now sole proprietor of (which has a Facebook group). More by Paul Ford

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