Thursday 11 September 2008

From the discofinger complaints department

We've recently received a letter of complaint from one of our more techno-centric fans, Mike.

"When I first came to, I saw it as a place where people--a community--could join each other in the love of lifting a finger to their favourite tune; be it disco, techno, house or otherwsie.

Recently, however, I have noted that the Disco has fallen from the finger. The website seems to have become a home for the random finger'er, the finger raised with no specific disco being paid homage to......a finger with no meaning.

Is the purpose of, not to witness the finger raised in its natural environment?

A Finger raised in appreciation of a mighty piece of music to which one is giving it the ultimate in kudos. A raised, pumping finger?

I see on the website, a troupe of dancing males, in some sort of act of amateur dance, randomly fingering the air for some sort of convoluted competition, is this what this website was devised for?

I propose we change discofinger for the better, bring it back to the people who saw the finger as so much more. More than a tool to practice mundane manual tasks. Bring it back to the people who saw it as a limb with which one can pump the air in appreciation of a piece of music that has really touched them.

Dear Mike,

We at appreciate your feedback, and have taken a step back to take stock of the current state of discofinger. We think that we agree that a discofinger should be not just an extended digit, but an indicator of musical enthusiasm.

And although we welcome your comments, we must gently request that you reevaluate your judgement of the video in question: 'Mind-blowing double discofinger'

We recognize the flamboyance of the actors on stage, but we ask you to point your eyes at the audience member that appears at 0:12 in the video. You may disagree with his taste, but his movements are nothing but a classic discofinger, fueled by rock-hard esprit de corps.

Mike, we at do our best to capture evidence all types of discofingers. However, we can't do it alone. We'd ask that if you are in the habit of witnessing the type of discofinger that you describe, that you record it and submit it here for the sake of posterity. The future of depends on you.


ps. You may be pleased to see our latest Modeselektor videos which will be posted shortly, as they represent a return to the "classic" bangin' discofinger.

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