Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out
Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out is a research project detailing the origins of one of the greatest musical hooks of our time. The question "Who let the dogs out?", when paired with the sounds of dogs barking, was a piece of musical gold that slowly migrated from the margins to pop-culture dominance over a course of nearly a decade.
The project began in 2010 when Ben Sisto noticed a missing citation on the Wikipedia entry for Who Let the Dogs Out and made a few calls to validate a source. One thing lead to another and at present, Sisto oversees a collection of 250+ items and is the self-described world's leading expert on Who Let the Dogs Out.
The story involves a cast of producers, musicians, lawyers and fans hailing from London, Jacksonville, Chicago, Virginia, New York, Trinidad and Tobago and more; their collective stories touch on issues of attribution, intellectual property law, and sexism.
Who did let the dogs out? How does Roxy Music's hairdresser involved? Why doesn't the title have a question mark? Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out attempts to answer these questions and more in the form of a 45-ish minute public presentation, museum installation, DJ shows and more.
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Upcoming Live Dates
Friday Nov 10, Time TBA
Open Grounds (UVA)
1400 University Ave.
Free and open to the public
Past Dates include: New York Law School, Nerd Nite, Students for Free Culture Conference, Kings College (UK), Oberon Theatre (Boston), The Lot Radio, Little Water Radio, Brooklyn Brewery, Presentation Party Night, Public Assembly, F.A.T. Gold at Eyebeam Art+ Technology Center, and NewInc's Summer Retreat
Museum of Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out
"Long have we petitioned the universe and sports stadiums, and now that quest will finally be laid bare for archivists to, hopefully, piece together an answer..." - A.V. Club
The Museum of Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out contains over 250 LPs, CD, tapes, magazines, shirts, toys and other ephemera related to artist Ben Sisto's investigations into the origins of a well-known musical hook.
The collection is home to objects from the US, UK, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan and other places, acquired over a period of approximately 7 years.
Museum highlights include a promotional flying disc available only via a short-lived television ad, rare primary source documents and the crowd-favorite, dancing stuffed animals.