Holy shit. Ryan Schreiber, founder of Pitchfork Media, has been nominated as a finalist for The Time 100 Most Influential People in the World. Alongside Vladimir Putin, Pope Benedict XVI, Robert Mugabe, Barack Obama and Rush Limbaugh sits our very own indie compadre Mr. Schreiber. The article reads:
"His music-culture website Pitchfork is the Pravda of indie rock, steering opinion (and sales) with its infamously forthright record reviews; even its detractors can't help but look at it three times a day. Among Pitchfork's early finds: Arcade Fire, Interpol and Relevant Elephant."
We always knew Wavves and Will Oldham were going to take over the world, we just didn't know when. So it seems clear now, our cultural coup d'état is occurring with great fury! The zeitgeist of the 2009 will not be remembered for any sort of economic collapse, political strife or military engagements, but for the popularization of music freed from commercial interests and agendas! All Hail Bradford Cox!
But seriously, that's awesome and great for Pitchfork. Here at the The Tripwire, we encourage write-in entries for our very own Derek Evers.