When I first started the site Alex Hapted, then editor of iDesignSound, said discchord was the Fox News of music apps. He's a Brit, so I don't think he meant that to be as offensive as it is. But these are changing times. Between Buzzfeed's saccharin slant, and "Fake News" dominating Facebook feeds, the nature of reporting in the 21st century is rapidly changing. To stay relevant, discchord must also change.
By now we've all seen the Alt-Reich rise on the heady vapor of their hyperbolic alt-media. With pundits no longer bickering over spin, but now just lying outright and manufacturing hysteria. Alex Jones is the exemplar in this new media landscape. His rise began with conspiracies of George W. Bush, and later Obama, setting up "FEMA Death Camps" all over the country. He started to stoke the fires of nationalism by calling our last two presidents "Luciferian" and claimed that they were preparing to kill all of the Christians in America.
One would expect, and I certainly did, that someone making such insane claims would simply disappear. Who would continue to listen to him after all of his dire predictions and conspiracies have been blatant nonsense? If you know of any Christians in America, you can ask them personally what it was like in the FEMA Death Camps. They will, hopefully, respond with confusion because at no point in the last 16 years have any of our Presidents lead a genocide against Christian Americans.
Yet somehow this guy is more popular than ever! He has single-handily demonstrated that you can't go wrong screaming an endless stream of insane shit. In fact, you'll prosper!
I feel it is my duty to this community to foster growth and continue to spread our message of mobile music making. In order to achieve that I feel bound to emulate the Alt-Reich, and the new paradigm of our modern news. Instead of spreading their messages of nationalism and hate, I will continue to celebrate music making.
Music apps, however, seem like a bit of a dead-end.
A side-effect of Global Thermonuclear War is the large Electromagnetic Pulses (EMPs) that fry all circuitry for miles. I'm frankly amazed we've gone this long without Trump nuking Canada to get the "Snow Mexicans," but it is only a matter of time before he enters a full nuclear exchange with Russia to prevent Putin from releasing details of Trump's golden shower fetish. If by some miracle we avoid a shooting war, the impending Trade War with China will be financially crippling across the globe.
In these and countless other calamities we are left without electricity, iPads, or apps to play music. We've got to get inventive now and prepare for ways to make music in the holocaust that awaits.