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Damian Kulash of OK Go is calling for slower Internet speeds.
Damian Kulash of OK Go is calling for slower Internet speeds. Courtesy of the artist
Dial-up Internet is enjoying a huge comeback as the slow-net wave (partly inspired by the slow food movement) crashes onto hipster shores nationwide.
OK Go frontman Damian Kulash has written the trend's anthem. The song is called "Love Me Longtime."
"It's about the Internet when it was a more tactile experience — when it took something to be on the Internet," Kulash says.
Kulash used dial-up's classic series of tones as supplemental percussion in his ode. "That sound is kind of like The Beatles to my parents, it calls back out all the rage and lust and hormones of my youth," Kulash tells All Things Considered. "Really powerful sound."