Some time between 9 and 13 June 2011 Proper Discord disappeared. The blog was deleted; the twitter feed was protected then deleted altogether; the remarkable, hilarious Xtranormal videos were taken down from the YouTube channel.
I’m utterly devastated. Others’ reactions here. How will we now keep up with the Podunk Symphony Orchestra, not to mention the doings of principal oboe Puffy Sphincter? Who will make us simultaneously laugh and wince?
As one follower said, “I hope we’re not losing our voice of reason.” But I fear we have. The signs point to a sudden and comprehensive retreat from the internet; not abandonment or hiatus. One tiny consolation: the 364 of us who were subscribing via Google Reader still have the astutely witty and uncompromisingly logical assessments of the state of music marketing to consult in private.