Well, THAT happened quick!

Intrepid reporter Ryan Teague Beckwith broke the story of our good-natured hoax on the FRONT FREAKING PAGE of yesterday’s Raleigh News & Observer. (Talk about a slow news day!) There’s even a Bryk pic!

Mr. Beckwith, who also writes the N&O’s “Under The Dome” state politics blog claims to have figured out Bryk/tha Commish’s dual identity by following his email IP like breadcrumbs… but we know that one of you gave us up 😉

Tha Commissioners have clocked over 2000 myspace hits since yesterday morning. Cherry Berry is not only free to play and download, but appears as a hidden bonus track on Bryk’s new EP Discount Store.

Read the whole story on the N&O website.

From The News & Observer’s Under the Dome Political Blog:

Who are Tha Commissioners?

Submitted by ryanteaguebeckwith on July 6, 2007 – 9:15am.
Tags: Cherie Berry | Under the Dome

The head of the music label for a song about Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry says he doesn’t know who recorded it.

Dan Bryk, who runs the Urban Myth Recording Collective, told Dome that he received a copy of the song Cherry Berry in an elaborately mysterious manner.

“We got that CD in an envelope wrapped in lead with plastic and a little foil,” he said. “They actually baked some cookies and had them in foil on top of the package. It was quite nice.”

Bryk gave a copy of the song to WKNC, the student radio station of N.C. State. He said it’s been on heavy rotation on the station and is even getting requests.

He called “Tha Commissioners” — the name for the unknown band — “a rock ‘n’ roll machine” and said that he’s glad to hear that Berry likes the song.

“I wish I had a way to tell them,” he said.

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