Talk:Capital G (song)

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Theories

I removed that section for a couple of reasons, First, it's just rampant speculation, it provides very little reason to believe it, Second, I think it's wrong, to me it seems to be about how people are "selling out" their beliefs and how that's not a good thing, but I don't think ideas like that really belong on the article itself, the disc. page or ETS is a much better place to talk about that.

The removed text is pasted below, I my have screwed up the formatting, as I'm a bit new to editing wikis Theories This track is possibly about George W. Bush (as his name starts with a capital G, as does G.O.P.), and problems with the election process. The line about the temperature in Guatemala is obviously a reference to global climate change, which he has done little to control.

I don't think that belongs in the main page. Waeayovooo 11:51, 6 April 2007 (PDT)

Song meaning Straight from TR's mouth

Sorry to erase the debate, but the song meaning has now come straight from the horses mouth:

At this German magazine: http://www.motor.de/motormeinung/motor.de/nine_inch_nails_der_apokalyptische_reiter.html they ask: Capital G scheint aber schon ziemlich deutlich auf George W. zugeschnitten zu sein, oder? or roughly, "Capital G is about George W., right?"


Trent responds: "Capital G." bedeutet "Greed". or "Capital G" refers to "Greed"


but he does go on to say that it can be applied to Bush, or whomever you feel appropriate.

Info's been added to the main page.

http://www.exterminal.net/notes.htm also backs up the "G=Greed" interp, since the author of that note write arrows from monetary figures and "why do this?" to "capital G." Good to see 42e sticking with Reznor's original interp... shows they're working closely. Granted we had no reason to expect otherwise, but it's nice to know. -Dij 08:25, 17 April 2007 (PDT)

The Theories Section

I just changed the wording of the "Theories" section on the page. Hopefully it will bring meaningful discussion about these theories to this page.--Leo3375 14:00, 11 April 2007 (PDT)

I'm all for just adding links to the respective ETS threads for each song. That seems to be the way to go, as ETS is a much better place to discuss things such as this. --Tony 14:37, 11 April 2007 (PDT)
Ooh! Good idea! I can remove the Theories section from the page and add external links to ETS!--Leo3375 14:38, 11 April 2007 (PDT)
Anyway you guys wanna do it. ^_^ --GrayscaleRain 14:39, 11 April 2007 (PDT)

Capital G

I just thought I'd say if you look at preordering Year Zero on Amazon there is a little sticker that says "Including Survivalism and Capital G" suggesting it might be a single to come. Thought I'd help you guys.

Sounds Like?

Do we need the external link that describes it as having a swing blah blah? As now any of us (with some proper research) can hear it on our own? Like with the Vessel article saying it sounded like Down In It, I dont think we need someone telling us how it sounds now that its available... Especially because its a short description... Jgrizzy89 16:34, 11 April 2007 (PDT)

The external link is to an early review of Year Zero. You can take it down and move it to the "Year Zero" page if you'd like.--Leo3375 18:58, 12 April 2007 (PDT)

Second single?

Any evidence other than the sticker? Pomte 21:09, 16 April 2007 (PDT)

Miscellaneous

It's not clear as to who the unknown inmate is who was found with the audio evidence "Capital G" so the speculative tag has been added. Abject 11:27, 16th Aprial 2007 (PDT)

Possibly of some value

I think that exhibitA and the actual Capital G from Year Zero is different in that exhibitA is out of phase -- where one has a crest the other has a trough (when at the same position in the song) I don't know if there's any way to see if the data has anything hidden when comparing the two. Also, if this has been pointed out before I offer my condolances because I've been out of the ARG loop for a while. Edman274 14:00, 13 January 2008 (PST)

  • Yep, it's already been found. sorry everyone. Edman274 14:12, 13 January 2008 (PST)
  • You're almost a year late... You'll be fine. Just look over ETS and here to make sure you're not asking a redundant question. Ne0v001 16:38, 13 January 2008 (PST)
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