Jumping through any hoop or taking advantage of any desperate situation that comes up just to sell a product is harmful. It is.
I wanted to escape Small Town U.S.A. To dismiss the boundaries, to explore. My life experience came from watching movies, TV, and reading books and magazines. When your culture comes from watching TV everyday, you're bombarded with images of things that seem cool, places that seem interesting, people who have jobs and careers and opportunities.
You can punch a wall or write a song. Just as painful either way, but you have something to show for it at the end of the day with a song.
I can still make a living with touring. And maybe you buy a t-shirt. And I would rather 10 million people get my record and listen to it for free than 500,000 that I coerced to pay $15 for it, you know?
Daniel S. Loeb
Bradley Steven Perry
Ben van Berkel