I am getting ready to leave for the Smashing Pumpkins concert tonight, and as usual I sat down to eat my breakfast cereal at the computer. I was happy to see another “aquablog” and laughed as I read his first few lines because Matt is so funny. Then, as I read on I got pretty upset because, well I will let you read it yourself and see why……….
People of earth,
My name is Matt. I am a music making killer robot disguised as a spekky loser.
My will is my command.
Or if you prefer:
Hope your week/life is going to plan. My week/life is as unpredictable as ever.
So, about 3 days after Memory Man (Memory Nan) was finally released in the UK and Europe we were dropped by our record label. Not accidentally dropped like a vicarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tea cup, but hurriedly, urgently dropped like a hot potato with a poo-covered plaguebomb in it.
So I was furious, then sad, then bored. Then I realised it might actually be a good thing. Big record companies and traditional record deals are very 20th century things as they are busy discovering.
I have a feeling the future for musicians like me lies elsewhere.
Where exactly? Well we shall see. Already a lot of excellent things are starting to happen. A new chapter is beginning. Killer music robots of the world unite!
Ps. I’m afraid you’ll have to wait for a proper tour whilst we sort ourselves out. We’ll get out and see you as soon as we can. We have the following 2 dates onsale now however;
Also for the month of October, anyone who buys anything from the Aqualung shop will go into a draw to win a 30Gb ipod stuffed with everything Matt has performed as Aqualung, the 45s, Ruth and other rarities!
I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND why a record label would drop someone as talented and spectacular as Matt Hales. I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND why people in this world are not buying enough of Matt’s albums to justify his label keeping him on. Why are people buying Good Charlotte and Britney Spears crap and not beautiful, meaningful, really terrifically great music from Aqualung?
Good luck Matt, and all other killer music robots of the world; we are rooting for you and we love you.
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