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The following arrived early on Sunday Feburary 10th. After is Mr. Ferm's Reply.
Subject: Cake: Comfort Eagle: Review
First I'd like to say this is the first time I've e-mailed anyone I
For your review of Cakes, Comfort Eagle, (which I've included) you
should be shot, dipped naked in old honey and left to bake in an ant bed
in the sun. I wish I could have the 30 seconds of my life back that you
stole with your review that was vomited from your festering hole of a
Your comment "Tracks like "Opera Singer" or "Commissioning A Symphony in
C" commit the worst crime a songwriter or author can: write about what
he or she doesn't know." shows you should be separated from your
no-talent fingers so you could never type again. My view (and it is just
that) of the song Opera Singer, is that he's singing about his own life
as a performer on stage, which I believe he has a much more intimate
knowledge of than you ever will (thank the stars!).
In closing I would just like to say, it would not be bad if your monitor
exploded shards of glass and plastic directly in your myopic face when
your were finished reading this.
Thanks for your time. Erik Mayo
Golly, I just don't know what to say. How about you're right. I mean, of
course you are. A fan of a band's music knows how to rate it better than
anyone else, don't they? I would sure hope so.
Except that maybe they're biased. Maybe, and I'm just brainstorming here,
maybe they like the band's music so much that they are unable to see
clearly what they've done with their newest album. Maybe they would be
unable - and we're talking blinded by love here of course - to see that
after two great albums and one pretty good one, that the band isn't moving
forward at all. That they're starting to become like the Gratefull Dead,
good if you like that music, but playing the same old shit that they
played way back when.
Hey, I like Cake. I own all their albums. They've just failed to do
anything original with their music since Fashion Nugget and didn't even
seem to be able to summon their lyrical muse from Prolonging The Magic. If
you can't see that then you're either too blinded by emotion - and
more power to you if that's the case - or you never bothered to listen on
anything more than the most shallow level. I won't decide which one it is,
but hey, after all the intelligence and well thought out arguements
displayed in your email to me, I think we're both leaning towards the
latter, aren't we?
Anyway, I have to go, but whoever your buddy is that you Carbon Copied on
your witty little rant to me, I hope he enjoys my response just as much.
MAIL this to a friend. They'll thank you for it later.