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- Posted on Sep 29th 2008 5:00PM by Benjy Eisen
While Fite says that he doesn't consider himself a "hardcore artisan," he does work for NY's Center for Book Arts when not on tour. And he has plans for his already fanciful website involving PDF files of bind-them-yourself books that fans (or even just interested readers) can download and print. "You fold it 8 times and you cut it once with a pair of scissors and then you have a little itty bitty book," says Fite, who describes the tales as "children's stories for adults." "I'll do it once a week or something until you have a library of 11 little itty bitty books."
Of course, this isn't the first time Fite provided people with free arts and crafts. Last year, with the surprising cooperation of his record label, -Anti, he gave away his album 'Over the Counter Culture' unconditionally to anyone who wanted it. Fite explains that the reason for that was sound: "We had to give it away because the content on the record is anti-consumerist. In order for the content to carry its message properly, it couldn't be released in the standard consumer fashion."
Fite's latest, 'Fair Ain't Fair,' is available through traditional means for a traditional price, while Fite goes on a traditional tour of the States in October with fellow non-traditionalists Man Man. In the meantime, read up -- you've got 11 itty bitty books to make it through.