I first encountered the idea of Monty Cantsin around â€˜88, though he was created around â€˜77. Monty Cantsin is a Neoist construct: an open pop star. Because in â€˜77 they didnâ€™t have the term â€œopen source.â€ The idea being that artists could choose to record under the name Monty Cantsin, thereby generating a fake oeuvre for a fake pop star, confusing the fuck out of the uninitiated. (See also â€œKaren Eliot,â€ â€œLuther Blissett.â€)
In other news, my first housemate to return from the holidays has discovered the Freezepop song “Shark Attack,” and is slowly driving himself and me insane.