Jul 192010
 

So today I got an bunch of angry and insulting messages on FaceBook from some dude I never heard of or met before… because I wasn’t sure what he was talking about or if I had actually met him before, I gave him the benefit of the doubt and answered his message asking for clarification but he went all out on a rampage for no reason!

Here is a copy and paste of our conversation (I blocked out his name with asterisks):

Between You and ************

************ July 19 at 12:50pm
see? I told you have nothing to be afraid of… the audio engineers and mastering engineers on the other hand…? why would you disrespect the musicians? we fill your wallet… not vice versa

Marc Urselli July 19 at 12:52pm
I am sorry, what are we talking about?

************ July 19 at 12:57pm
how worthless most of you people are

Marc Urselli July 19 at 12:59pm
I am sorry, I don’t know what you are talking about… you emailed me out of the blue… what are you referring to?

************ July 19 at 1:07pm
obviously wisdom has escaped you… pity.. thought you were worthy …

Marc Urselli July 19 at 1:16pm
dude I don’t remember meeting you, I don’t know what you got beef with me and obviously you are having a bad day, so let’s just drop this

While we are having this back and forth he chatted-up me on FB too:

1:08pm ************
where would you be without the men you hate.. like Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Roger Waters, go polish shoes

1:09pm Me
hey man, what are you talking about? I don’t hate Keith Richards, Chuck Berry or Roger Waters… where do you get your info?

1:10pm ************
from the way the recording industry has treated artists ever since michael fucking jackson came around
and you ran like fucking girls to the panty section to ditch the true musicians

1:10pm Me
ok but what is your beef with me?
do we know each other?

1:11pm ************
i want to know why the hell men of power in the music industry go with little girl music instead of mans music
and until they don’t

1:12pm Me
again, I ask, what does this have to do with me?

1:12pm ************
i’m holding all of you involved in the music industry guilty of the shit on mtv
and thats the way it’s gonna be until i get my fame

1:13pm Me
could you please answer one question only for me: DO WE KNOW EACH OTHER?

1:13pm ************
i know what you do
and i know how weak you audio engineers are mentally
becuase you couldn’t sut down hip hop and pop
so that makes you weak

1:13pm Me
so the answer is we don’t know each other, correct?

1:14pm ************
go tell you masters what i said
i want them to know that i know that they are slaves to michael jacksons jock strap
so go smell it with them

1:16pm Me
dude I don’t remember meeting you, I don’t know what you got beef with me and obviously you are having a bad day, so let’s just drop this

Initially I thought that this guy is mentally ill or simply having a bad day, although it wouldn’t be a justification for heckling somebody he doesn’t even know. I decide to write this post and make his name public (in case he was bothering other people on FaceBook as well) but then I thought of his statement: “i’m holding all of you involved in the music industry guilty of the shit on mtv and thats the way it’s gonna be until i get my fame“. Maybe he is bothering other people as well hoping that somehow he’ll get some free publicity out of this, so I decided not to mention his name at all. Of course I could just block him on FaceBook (and if he keeps harassing me that is just what I’ll do).

It is true after all, we’ve been hearing over and over, that nowadays in order to get noticed you have to really come up with some great marketing stunts, you have to really fight for attention, you have to be original in how you get out there… I know it’s hard for everyone making music. There are a lot of struggling musicians out there trying to make ends meet while following their love and passion for music, but all of this still really makes me wonder: can a frustrated musician turn into a crazy fucking lunatic???

What do you guys think?