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Fleamail May 2, 2006

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by thewalkingman, May 4, 2006.

  1. thewalkingman

    thewalkingman ssssssssssss bugger!

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    05.02.06 Fleamail May 2, 2006
    Date: Tues, May 2
    Subject:
    From: "Michael Balzary"
    To: members@redhotchilipeppers.com

    when i woke up this morning
    i was was confronted with the news that our record has been leaked to
    the internet
    it does not come out til may 9 but now it has leaked
    and not that i know alot about this kind of thing
    but i guess now it is possible to down load it for free if you want
    well
    that's not very nice
    if you down load it now off one of these file sharing sites
    you will be getting a pale imitation of the record
    it will be of the poor sound quality of the technique they used to
    get it on there
    and that will break my heart
    it will break john frusciante's heart
    it will break anthony kiedis's heart
    and it will break the heart of chad smith
    yes, we worked for a year and a half to make the epic record of our
    lives
    and it is sad to me for the business reasons of course
    i think we are selling something really cool and we put all we had
    into it, 28 songs, 2 hours of the best that we can offer
    and i think it is a fair deal for everyone
    and for people to just steal a poor sound quality version of it for free
    because some ******* stole it and put it on the internet
    is sad to me
    but, equitable business reasons aside
    the thing that really bums me out is
    we worked so hard, and so thoughtfully, all of us, for so long
    to make this record sound as warm and full from top to bottom
    as was possible
    we spent day and night for a year making sure every little sound was
    just right
    that they were all put together in the most beautiful way we could
    we did not leave a stone unturned in doing that work
    i can not put in words how much this record, stadium arcadium, means
    to us
    how sacred the sound of it is to us
    and how many sleepless nights and hardworking days we all had
    thinking about how to make it be the best sounding thing we could
    and now, for someone to take it and put it out there with this poor
    sound quality
    it is a painful pill for us to swallow
    let me tell you
    this bums all of us out
    and i know that, as sensitive as john frusciante is about sound
    the idea of anyone getting and hearing this thing that way
    will devastate him
    for people to not hear the work the way we meant it to be
    will really hurt him deep inside
    and all of us will hurt

    yes, it is stealing from us, and that is lame
    everyone has to live with their own conscience on that one
    let it be your guide
    but to take a version that has been defiled sound wise
    a version in which some idiot has taken our year and a half of soul
    baring work and pissed all over it
    that will break our hearts

    sincerely,

    flea



    http://www.redhotchilipeppers.com/news/journal.php
     
  2. Swarthy_Foreskin

    Swarthy_Foreskin Retarderator

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    poor flea ;(
     
  3. DeeperShade

    DeeperShade Banned

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    He's upset that they stole a low quality version of it? And how is this going to effect sales?
     
  4. Cap'n Beeb

    Cap'n Beeb Banned

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    Since when is RHCP an emo band?
     
  5. Enfyrneaux

    Enfyrneaux New Member

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    Imagine that someone takes your art, sh!ts on it, and spreads it around for free with your name on it. Some folks don't take too kindly to that...
     
  6. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    It wasn't very low quality if you ask me. Sounds pretty good actually.
     
  7. thewalkingman

    thewalkingman ssssssssssss bugger!

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  8. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    Boo whoo. Cry me a river. I will end up picking this up anyways. It's a very good dual disc set. Burned copies of cds just don't sound that good on my stereo.

    BTW, it's a CD rip thats been going around. Not some "Poor" quality. Lame attempt at trying to distract people from downloading it. If anything, they will just wait until the day of the release of it.
     
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  9. [UMC]Boron

    [UMC]Boron UMC's Official Drunkard

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    Can't beat free publicity.
     
  10. AriTheDog

    AriTheDog frog steering expert

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    Hahaha, thanks TWM.
     
  11. ant75

    ant75 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    Does flea really write like this ? Seriously, this sounded like a 12 years old's rant.
     
  12. novak

    novak New Member

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    What a fag.

    Thanks for the laugh twm.
     
  13. Evil_Cope

    Evil_Cope For the Win, motherfather!

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    Nu-uh! Piracy is always low quality! Everyone knows that! and it might screw up your VHS! Er...

    :)lol: Sure, speak out against piracy, but be fsking honest, folks, It's never been about protecting the customer from low quality products. Because that implies if you pirate a High Quality version, then there's no problem! :) )
     
  14. MrSmiles

    MrSmiles selimsrm

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    I agree

    and thanks flea, if i hadn't read this i would have never known
     
  15. Nemephosis

    Nemephosis Earning my Infrequent Flier miles

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    Am I the only one that translated that whole bitchrant as "We'll only be able to afford nine mansions in stead of the 10 we wanted"?
     
  16. El JuaKo

    El JuaKo Fear the Mariachi

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    yup, it sound preety nice
     
  17. AriTheDog

    AriTheDog frog steering expert

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    If I liked RHCP I would totally download the FLAC version in order to preserve Flea's beautiful music and also in order to please him but alas I do not.
     
  18. defunkt

    defunkt Yargh!!!

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    I agree
     

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