you are not dead

As many of you know, I have enjoyed a long-time, time-and-again collaboration with musician and artist Daniel Reetz of the Fakeproject Corporation of America. After five years of dereconstructing sounds, sharpening words, pushing pixels and losing ground to years-long diversions, we are pleased at last to present You Are Not Dead: A Guide to Modern Living, a project of music and writing to severice good citizens on rightful roads to living well.

I wrote the guide; Dan wrote the music and imaged the manipulations; we both imagined, idead and applied our versions of vision, while a handful of others contributed their talents in small but crucial ways. So gather ’round the tolerated ones and maximize the volume. The project is available for streaming, viewing and download at

Please forward this to anyone who might enjoy it.

Comments to me or Dan ( are most welcome.



  • Ryan B.

    March 17, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Hi meg!

    Ryan B. from the old WFHS. Crazy… my girlfriend just sent me a link through google chat to “You Are Not Dead: A Guide to Modern Living.” I clicky the linky to find out “about” the project and BLAMO! i see your picture! Pretty crazy… some really great content. I totally enjoyed it. Keep it up, yo!

  • megh

    March 18, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Whoa, Ryan Babb! Craziness indeed. Glad you enjoyed it!

  • dckr.

    March 20, 2008 at 6:51 am

    already emailed you and dan directly, but wanted to again say – glorious work! thanks once more.

    ive been trying to get a tag cloud going on my site for a while with no luck. should time and desire ever present themselves, id love to hear any tips/pointers/etc you might have.

  • megh

    March 20, 2008 at 6:57 am

    thank YOU, dckr (cf., 😀

    I used the “Configurable Tag Cloud” plugin for my tags, searched through the WP plugins then found here: I’ll get back to you with more info this weekend, when I’m not in my pajamas and needing to be on the bus to work in ten minutes.

  • Shawno

    March 24, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Finally was able to sit down and read/view/listen/swim in You Are Not Dead. I think I’ll have to write a separate e-mail to you to even explain the impeccable timing of this, but for the sake of the comment box, it did my heart good to see this happen.


  • megh

    March 24, 2008 at 8:41 am

    🙂 Thanks, Shawno. Glad to be fortuitous! And to do your heart good.

    A couple sources of YAND commenting:

  • Anonymous

    March 25, 2008 at 11:22 am

    The new converse ad seems to borrow from your project:

  • megh

    March 25, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Interesting, Anon. I hadn’t seen that ad. I wonder why it’s selling what it’s selling–shoes, killing your TV / apathy, revolution, etc.

  • ejd

    March 26, 2008 at 8:46 am

    hey, found this through metafilter projects. went to WFHS too. glad to see talented Fargo (or post-Fargo) folks writing, creating. I haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet, but will.

  • megh

    March 26, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    The good ol’ internets, dredging up more ghosts. I hope you like it. 😀

  • zG

    April 3, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    the guide…its AWESOME. at first i was confizzled, like ‘what? i thought the world was supposed to be following the OPPOSITE’. but im still a bit lost; is it just me or is there some truth to your words? is most of it supposed to be absurd, and a few things true?
    in other words, what’s the catch?
    thanks for the lovely enlightenment though! looking forward to more ineffably unique works like this!!!

  • megh

    April 4, 2008 at 6:55 am

    Yer on the right track, zG… Glad you enjoy it.

  • jhave

    April 9, 2008 at 11:34 am

    wonderful work!
    complex intuitive graceful and engaged!

    thnks very much.

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