Slipknot’s Clown is Selling an NFT Now
No matter how many times it’s explained to me or how many articles I read about them, I still cannot fully grok what an NFT is. I mean, I get what it is, but I don’t get how it functions behind the scenes with blockchains and all that. And I don’t understand why anyone would buy one other than a pure speculative grab for potential long-term monetary gain. So you end up with a file on your computer that’s allegedly unique (even though it’s not really) that only you can enjoy, you can’t even show anyone unless they’re sitting next to you… what fun is that??
On the other hand, NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) are quite the headline-grabbing topic right now (here I am writing about one!) and it’s with that goal that I imagine Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan is getting into the NFT game. Either that or his management once again twisted his arm into doing something he didn’t want to do.
Clown’s NFT is a minute-plus video animation of him donning his most recent mask design while what look to be bats fly out of his mouth. It’s actually just a five-second clip on loop, but it runs for over a minute while electronic music plays.
If you would like to own that animation — and allegedly be the only person to own it, even though we are embedding it below where thousands of people will see it and could likely extract it themselves with some basic developer know-how — you can bid on it here through April 2.
Posting on his own social media, Clown (or someone at his management, not wanting to “force” him any further) explained:
“This clip has been minted as an exclusive #NFT and will be retired from any future use.
“The 1/1 piece features original audio and is currently up for auction through April 2nd here: https://zora.co/clown“
Proverbial old man rant over. Kids these days, man.