There are some things in life that make one wonder what is up. Yesterday I got an e-mail from a domain service or rather an ISP that obviously likes to steal domains. The registration on all the domains I own was coming due in about 30 days. This e-mail was a request to purchase my main domain for $60.00. That’s right $60. What’s the thought process there?
I wanted to write back and ask if they forgot to add some zeros. Maybe I’d consider selling the domain in question if it were for $60,000,000.00. However, I’m pretty sure there’s not a soul on the earth that would give me that much for the domain. It’s not worth anything to anyone but me. Though to me it’s vast part of my online livelihood. So no – I’m not going to sell it. Especially not for $60. I didn’t write that e-mail in response. Instead his e-mail went right into the digital trash and was deleted. What was the thought process there? <-- he didn't value my worth. Then I got a real funny e-mail based on an article in a magazine out of the UK that I was featured in recently, Sound On Sound. It's an excellent source of gear knowledge, and recording tips for aspiring pros. I upgraded aspects of my studio and the folks at Sound On Sound gave me some great tips and advice. Though, I'd never know that based on an anonymous e-mail I got. Told me everything I did was wrong. The material I used was wrong. The color scheme was wrong. I live in a septic tank called Los Angeles. Yet despite that I've got talent. What's the thought process there? <-- Even better was a true lack of command of the English language, which attempted to say it was supposed to be constructive criticism. I forwarded the anonymous e-mail to the editor in chief of Sound On Sound. I really want to see his reaction cause it's gotta be funny. What's the thought process there? <-- I like humor. A friend has suggested that I write a book about all the stuff I get and the people I meet say such insane things sometimes. I suppose I'll have to compile e-mails and other things and do such a thing somewhere down the road. What could the title of that be? I'll have to ponder that for a bit. What's the thought process there? <-- Some people might like to see what it's like from a music insider. In the meantime, let me talk about a song. I think an appropriate choice for today is Though I Knew You by Matthew Sweet. Leave it to a good Canadian to write something like this. I think another great song for something like this is I'm Looking Through You by The Beatles. Too bad they're not on iTunes yet. However the subject is Matthew Sweet. The man with a bold sense of adventure when it comes to writing in music. Very raw, very real, very much about the emotion he's putting out there. I admire an artist that can get out there and do it like that. Matthew is a very straight ahead rock guitar player that cobbles songs about life, love, happiness, and despair. All good subject matter and all deftly done. While I'd be encouraged to put a bit more polish on something, I like Matthew the way he is. Don't you. Go support the man! What's the thought process there? <-- It's not cool to steal the music you like to listen too.