Deceptive times demand devious critiques. You Are Not Dead was born out of fraughtful observations of the state of our States and the repetitive, empty monotony of consumer culture and electronic music. The entire package is a protest against the meaningless decisions we are asked to make daily -- between products, between paychecks, between political candidates -- that conflate choice with free thought and individuality. You Are Not Dead apes the voice of authority, presenting absurd advice on how to live -- or, more accurately, how to remain Not Dead. Which you must be.
You Are Not Dead: A Guide To Modern Living is a project of the Fakeproject Corporation of America and a product of postmortem life. The music and images were conceived and produced by Daniel James Reetz, and the words fell out of Meg Holle.