I mentioned in my post the other day that Derek Webb’s new CD is being released through a series of artifacts, tweets from twitter, coded emails, and hidden websites. I’ve been trying to follow it from the beginning and here’s what I’ve found and seen so far that will help you and maybe help all of us DW fans to hear his CD soon.
2 Songs have been released
The first song I found was The Spirit vs. Kick-Drum. Here’s how you get it:
Go to Derek Webb’s website where there are 2 emails. In email #1 click on the word trouble, it’s a hyperlink to a Relevant Magazine Article. In the first sentence of the article, there are 3 words in quotations, “controvery”, “having” & “label”.
In the 2nd email, the word r_eal is a hyperlink to a website that asks you to submit something. Submit those 3 words one at a time in order and you are able to download a zip file that contains the song and a text file. The text file says 10-2-4 (more on this below).
The 2nd song is Heaven. It’s a little easier to get Heaven. If you donate $1 to Paste Magazine’s “Save Paste” Campaign you can get the song Heaven (Pre-Mix).
In the 2nd email on DW’s website there are words throughout with underscores. If you take the letter after the underscore, you get “paradise is a parking lot”, which is where Derek is releasing “stems”. Stems are these zip files that contain 5 .wav files of 2 seconds of a song. Some of the zip files contain clues.
One of the first clues I saw was with the song Spirit vs. Kick-drum, a text file that said 10-2-4. Which if you google 10-2-4 you get an explanation about Dr. Pepper, the greatest drink on planet earth. Where is the Dr. Pepper museum? Waco, Tx which was the 3rd location for the artifact.
The Decatur, GA zip file contains this picture
If you google guitar statue, one of the results is this statue at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, WA, which was the next location for the Stockholm Syndrome artifacts. In the Seattle zip file was this picture:
Turns out if you google, queen holding her crown, you can find out that this is a statue of Queen Charlotte in Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte International Airport. The next artifacts were found there.
The charlotte, nc zip file contained 2 pictures that didn’t appear to indicate a location, but their titles, 38.908818, -77.253542 are longitude and latitude for Washington, D.C. which I believe to be the next location for the artifacts.
If you follow twitter, information is revealed by following ssyndrome. This isn’t all the information, but this is at least a start. I haven’t figured out how to put all the 2 second .wavs together to make a song of anything, but maybe other people can provide more insights. There are movies and pictures out there and other info.
Hope you enjoy this as much as I do, I’m hoping it ends up it Austin at some point.
Anyone have any more clues?