May 12, 2006

Dated May 2nd

An open letter from Flea of Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ fame to the intraweb.

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 asshole stole it and put it on the internets 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



via YayHooray!

I’m pretty neutral on piracy but the dude has to stop whining and learn how to write properly. This sure won’t go down well with our MM.

Posted by Randy at May 12, 2006 04:18 PM in movies & music

While reading, i was looking for that fullstop.

Posted by: Ben at May 12, 2006 05:48 PM

rock stars dont use full stops man.

Posted by: jimmy at May 12, 2006 09:04 PM

Poorly educated vs ‘His bank account may even be 100times more than what we have put together.’

But on another note; I wonder how much he puts into song composition. hmm.

Posted by: Ziig at May 15, 2006 03:14 AM
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