thank you! i really don’t think having a genuine connection with the people who reach out to you should be that rare of a thing. i definitely see what you’re talking about, though. every day, on tumblr for example, i’ll see indie artists i know get these VERY personal non-anonymous messages from people and these idiots decide to reply to them PUBLICLY every single time. that shit makes my blood boil. like what the heck, fuck your stupid blog, fuck looking important, someone sent you something so private in an attempt to reach out to you and you publish it for everyone else to see? at that point they’re not really thanking you, they’re using you as an excuse to low key brag. WHAT OTHER REASON would you have for doing that other than to create this illusion that you’re more important than you actually are?
think of it like this: if you send an artist a very personal message on a social platform like this and they don’t respond then they probably didn’t see it or didn’t have time, and thats fine, but if they saw it and made the conscious decision to say thanks publicly when they didn’t have to then they’re using you as an accessory. a piece of jewelry that other people can look at and think, “wow, they must really be important”. this makes me sick because to me the whole point of art is to connect with people on a personal level. if an artist is given the option to personally thank someone, one on one, as a person and they still choose to make it a public affair then i have to question their reason for creating art in the first place.
i’m very angry and shaking my arms right now!!
We’re very excited to announce that our split with Kill the Intellectuals and Personality Disorders will be joined by none other than EMO SIDE PROJECT and FLATSOUND!
Each of us will be contributing 2 tracks and we’re going to try and release it either mid to late October or early November, SO LOOK OUT FOR IT!
i’m gonna be on a split with emo side project and other cool bands i’m pretty stoked. you should be stoked too.