image: tufts vs cits
Hey, it’s me. Today marks the day where some things stay the same, and some things change. Don’t worry, it won’t be all that bad.
note: this might be a long read for my friends that require prescription medication to concentrate, so pop a couple of adderall, blast some excellent music.
There has been a gi-fucking-gantic steaming mass of responsibilities on my plate for the past couple months; and one by one, they began dropping off like some kind of disease as I started to focus more on the seemingly higher priority tasks. SHLOG and general TUFTSMANIA activity were some of the ones that didn’t make the ‘high priority’ cut.
I didn’t leave it all high and dry however. I still checked my emails, still kept up, still loved the music.
Then sometime mid-December, something interesting began to happen.
I started receiving messages from members of a certain very large corporate lablel trying to promote a certain other ‘DJs’ new album. I’m not going to drop any names.
They began like any other artist telling me about themselves, the music, and etc. Alright, fair enough, but what happens next I was nowhere near prepared for.
this stupid fuck gives me a PRE WRITTEN article and says,
“In exchange for publishing this article on your blog, I am willing to give you xxx amount of SIGNED merchandise (stupid fucking cds! -tuftsmania).”
Ok, now I can’t believe my tiny asian eyes. Did some billion dollar, ass-raping, corporate label just try to BARTER value-less bullshit COMPACT DISCS with me for an article on my site? Don’t get me wrong… I’m not trying to front. I LOVE THE HELL out of free shit, just don’t expect anything back from me in return. I don’t recognize it as a form of currency for business transactions. (chances are I’ll love you if you give me something free, and even blog about it)
I don’t put much value on blog articles that I write for myself, but I do value my integrity as a human being. If some blood sucking business wants my time, I don’t want a bunch of worthless pieces of plastic taking up my space. and for SURE don’t give me a PRE WRITTEN BULLSHIT article to FAKE blog onto my website.
That’s like going to a Michelin Top 10 restaurant and giving the chef your own recipe for his signature dish. NO WAY DOG!! THE PRICE IS WRONG BOBBY!!!
The blog scene is a very, very powerful tool, and corporate america is just now figuring this out (late as usual) and trying to cash in. They’re trying bullish old-world tactics and pretty much failing, with the exception of some other blogs *cough*kidz*cough*colette*.
So, that’s what kind of put me into hibernation mode for a while. I deemed it necessary to take some time off and check out the excellent things the outside world had to offer.
now fast forward:
back, is a renewed, with a tad of healthy anger, chris tuftsmania. <3
TO EMI/SONY/BMG/VIRGIN/RIAA/ETC ETC/YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE:
I hope you’re reading this you corporate pieces of shit. You are dickless pieces of business slime. Keep on trying to catch up.
Independent promotion has already killed you.
Independent Electronic + Vinyl distribution has already killed you.
Music blogs have already killed you.
alright, there may be more of this in the future. I may even post some healthy email conversations.
I don’t leave my friends hanging though… Here’s a recent track posted by the healthy CRLZ at HIPSTERRUNOFF and it’s unbelievably “REC’CD” by us BOTH.
ladyhawke fuck yes!!
PNAU – Embrace feat. LADYHAWKE
PS, TAKE NOTE: I only blog about music that I like. It’s not like I blog every piece of shitty music that reaches my anemic inbox. If I don’t blog anything for a week, It’s not like I stopped getting new music, because I’m always out to find hot music.
PPS: I keep getting emails to upload the holiday 07 mixtape, but I already said, NO CAN DO! You’re gonna have to get it from someone who won it and is willing to upload it for the world to share.
before we go any farther… can someone please upload the tuftsmania 07 holiday mix?
update 1: keep watching this for updates.