Degen Alphabet

Hello fren. If you are reading this, you are late. We are probably going to zero. That, of course, or otherwise the pinstripe suits will ruin all the fun for us. Many of us are already screaming for a familiar suffocating tie embrace. Many of us want to be regulated into oblivion. They want to secede their anonymous sovereignty in exchange for the illusion of safety. Little do they know. The only free cheese is in the mousetrap.

I love this space the way it is. The way it has been. And it's been an absolute blast. But it's not pretty. Far from it. It's rough around the edges, in between and inside out. It brings out the worst in people. Awakes their darker, uglier sides. Pettiness, envy and greed. The primal fomo. None of our lizard brains are perfect. We choose a side and we start from scratch every single day. But it also brings out the best in us. We take care of our own. We help people get back on their feet. Feed the hungry. Heal the wounded. Save the rainforests while having the time of our lives. Et cetera.

By and large, it's a latex bound roller coaster on rotten Ritalin. And oh-boy is it a blast! This is unlikely to last for myriad reasons. However, while this rocket is chugging along towards the proverbial moon, powered by nothing but meme fumes and credit cards, let's pour one out for those that have been chewed up and spat out. The rekt and the liquidated. Let's pour one out for ourselves too, for we are still here, hanging on for dear life. We deserve each other.

The Degen Alphabet is a two-part, audio/visual art project. Inspired by the Blackalicious' legendary hip hop track Alphabet Aerobics, and The Garden of Earthly Delights painting by Hieronymus Bosch, it's a flashback satire of the last few years deep in the crypto trenches. A cracked,foggy, mirror shining back at us from the twisted permissionless abyss. Most characters and subjects covered here are not real. They are the figments of our collectively inflamed, sleep-deprived imagination. As we are theirs. All resemblances to real life events and people are coincidental. All except the lord Pepe. That, in fact, is no coincidence.

So, with this in mind, enjoy the ride, take your vitamins, go for a walk, talk to your cats and back up your cold storage wallet with warm memories before all will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Are ya winning, son?

Thanks for playing.


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