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?

  9 Responses to “can a frustrated musician turn into a crazy fucking lunatic?”

  1. YES! Haha. This is nuts! I think frustrated musicians can go insane if they possess some sort of expectation that their music deserves popularity or coverage. Do it because you love it. One shouldn’t scream and kick because the “powers that be” won’t push your music. Put your work in! Awesome post. Good Luck!

  2. Blah! I’d be curious to hear his music or if he has ever put together a project. I bet he never did. Some people don’t know how to find the strength in them to do anything and they just blame anyone or everyone. I get hate mail once in a while, just non-sens stuff, I ignore it and block these people. You know, some people just find power in being anonymous.

  3. The answer is yes. He is a crazy fucking lunatic.

  4. Marc this is fantastic and absolutely reminds of old skool trolling on IRC and message boards. I wish you were responsible for the music industry; I would finally be able to sleep at night. I think this also speaks to how people can contact you and start conversations via the web and because it’s the web you of course don’t take anything they say seriously. We’re still not very trustworthy of image or words on the internet, because really, it could be anyone from anywhere.

  5. Why are you entertaining this guy with your repeated questions? You are validating his BS by even responding. Why am I even reading this?

  6. I was just trying to understand if it was somebody I knew and if I had done something wrong to him… when I realized I didn’t even know him I didn’t care to find out what his problem was and I stopped the conversation.

  7. HAHA Thanks for the laugh. I’m very impressed with your ability to stay focused on whether or not you know each other. I would have lost it. Sir Robin has proven to be brave yet again!

  8. this looks a virus to me. if a chatter won’t answer some questions, then it’s a virus.

  9. this guy is very strange, he has a point though… think about it. the bar has been lowered. its not a question of genree, digital music is killing the very bone structure making music weak, who needs to spend years on an instrument, work hard and deticate themselves… when drafting and design for homes turned digital, we over inflated our country with track homes that are very cheap and empty for the most part. crazy he may be… but the truth is there

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