Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Collect This! $^%#$%#$

The following is a myspace email correspondence with a complete stranger. His name is also Brian and he's from New York.

Brian: Hey there Bryan,
was just browsing the Bay State Rock website and saw that you'll be in studio tomorrow night with carm and Brian James. Just wanted you to know I'll be tuning in via the internet from NY and was wondering if you'll be recording the acoustic set.If so, would you be gracious enough to get me a copy as well?I'm a huge fan of all the bands that air on BSR and the acoustics are great, and would love to add yours to my collection.
~Brian~

Brian: Hey Bryan,
that acoustic was great last night. If you have a cd and want to send via mail, my address is below. Just let me know if you want comp for time spent/shipping costs....I'd be more than happy to oblige.

Brian

Brian Noname
19 &&^$$ ave
Blablabla, ny
00000
*just let me know if/when it was sent so I'll know to keep an eye out

Brian: Hey there Bryan,
just writing for an update on that acoustic I inquired about a few weeks ago.
Did you get the copy/my mailing address?

Brian


Bryan: Hey man,
I'm not going to be releasing the whole set. I will be posting 2 songs on the web for free download in the coming week. I will let you know when I have them up. Thanks for your interest!

Bryan

Brian: Are you going to be releasing the rest afterwards, or not at all?
I'm pretty much a collector of the entire acoustic, not segments, which just getting one or two songs doesn't do me much help.
Which is also what I remembered you saying you would send to me, but whatever.........

Bryan: Well that's flattering .

Bryan: Actually, go fuck yourself!

Brian: wow, forwarding this to my pal Carmelita....very classy dude

Bryan: Go for it. Let me know if you want your house painted in the meantime or perhaps some yardwork.


The End.

So this is the actual conversation. Myspace deletes sent messages after 14 days so I don't have my initial response to this guy. I know that I was hesitant and slightly annoyed at the request. I was advised that maybe I should just send the guy a copy out of goodwill, karma etc... After the show, which went really well and was a general good time, I decided I would just release 2 of the 4 tracks onto the web for free download. 1 is an unreleased song and the other I wasn't happy with the performance. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to satisy this "collector".

3 comments:

amalthea344 said...

That's annoying.

HEY I'M A COLLECTOR AND WAS WONDERING IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND SENDING ME YOUR BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS IF I FLATTER YOU MILDLY VIA THE INTERNET???

fuck that.

On the up side I am glad Brian James is finally getting the recognition he deserves!!!

-Kat

Michael Johnson said...

Wow, that was weird! In fact, that was so weird, I can't even think up a decent comment! There are some strange people out there.

Bryan said...

Yes Brian James rules!!

Perhaps I shouldn't have told him to fuck off, but I was not in the mood.

Then again, maybe If i didn't tell him to fuck off I would be regretting that.

Its difficult.