This Band's Wikipedia Page Is Somehow Longer Than The Who's
According to self-proclaimed "Serial Entrepreneur" Zeke Camusio (yes, that's his real name and "occupation," and, yes, he's as decadent as his name and occupation implies), Wikipedia is a great place to promote, as long as you follow the "rules."
Good ol' Zeke isn't exactly breaking any new ground here, but I think it's instructional to take his advice into consideration when analyzing Wiki pages; thus, the disclaimer/warning Wikipedia provides at the top of problem pages such as OCMS':
You might be thinking by now, "Who's responsible for all this stuff!" I know I needed to find out.
After perusing OCMS' revision-history pages, the most decadent contributor is Empirecontact -- he/she/it has contributed over 5,800 times to Wikipedia, and from the looks of it many of those contributions are to OCMS' page.
Super-fan? Paid promoter? I've decided I don't care. Sometimes the mystery is more beautiful than what the truth may hold. The obsessive and compulsive attention Empirecontact has showered on OCMS is fantastic and terrifying enough without an explanation.
The Tortuga's and my favorite Empirecontact contribution is a section devoted to the song "Wagon Wheel." Which is, according to footnote 89, "a catchy country-infused sing-along that has taken on the status of 'Free Bird'." That's not the best part. "Wagon Wheel" originally was an unfinished Bob Dylan song that OCMS' Ketch Secor adopted as a teenager and later turned into an anthem. Whew, all in a minute's work on a Wikipedia page.
Wouldn't it be nice if we all had an Empirecontact out there writing our history? I don't know about you, but I'm in need of a new narrative.
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