Why you wanna treat me so bad?

Dear Mr. Nelson:

I have a fucking BONE to pick with you.

I am one of the original Principals. I hipped to you back when you had a song that kind of stood out from the rest of the polyethylene mirrored ball disco that was all over the HAA HAA HAA HAA stayin alive stayin alive radio at the time. It was called, “I Wanna Be Your Lover.”

It was all rock star idol city a while after that, when you reminded me of your existence with “Controversy.” I went back and caught “Dirty Mind”, that was – and is – a “Dark Side/Sgt Pepper’s” level album with me. So is “1999.”  I rode in the Little Red Corvette. I was Delirious. I GOT what you meant by “Lady Cabdriver.” How many people can make that claim? I fucking GOT it.

You dropped thousands of flowers on my head at the Cow Palace. You probably gave me a touch of permanent hearing loss that night.

You were my fucking HERO.

But now?

What the fuck, dude?

WHY YOU WANNA TREAT ME SO BAD?

You done fucked up. You’re fucking me over, and I do NOT take kindly to it.

But I’m here to tell you – there’s something else.

I’m gonna go all Scotty on your ass.

Below the fold.

              WENDY

              Do you know you can really,

              really hurt people?  Doesn’t

              that mean anything to you?

              Doesn’t that make you feel

              like shit?

                           LISA

              C’mon …

                           WENDY

              I’m tired of this … I’m

              really tired…

CNN.com:

Prince fans have organized to urge him to relent in his legal fights to control images and photographs of himself. As of Thursday, the most popular YouTube clip about Prince playing “Creep” is an expletive-laden rant from Sam Conti Jr., who describes himself as a “former Prince fan.”

I’m in. I’m at the table. This is my contribution.

WASHINGTON (AP)  — After word spread that Prince covered Radiohead’s “Creep” at Coachella, the tens of thousands who couldn’t be there ran to YouTube for a peek. Everyone was quickly denied — even Radiohead….(Thom)Yorke added: “Well, tell him to unblock it. It’s our … song.”

Now, I don’t know Radiohead from rutabagas. That’s not the point.

Minnesota-grown rock star Prince also did not respond to a request for comment Thursday.

Well, no shit. You likin’ the bad press, dawg?

       PRINCE

              That’s life, man.

                           BILLY

              Life my ass, motherfucker!

              This is a business, and you’re

              not too far gone to see that.

              (a beat)

              I’ve told you this before.

              You’re not pulling them in

              like you used to.  The only

              person who gives a fuck about

              your music is yourself.

What the fuck is this where u want people 2 pay 2 hear you fart in the goddamned bathroom? I’ve bought damn near every album u ever released, some of them more than once.

Why would u show me that u don’t care about me, just my money? Every other recording artist in the fuckin’ world is all over uTube. Most other artists seem 2 love and appreciate their fan base.

Why do u diss us like this? What makes u different? I do. not. get. it.

Your fans, we who love your music, even some of the Coltrane-ish side trips most people would call noise & cacophony, and who used 2 love U, r sending u a message.

I was surprised to discover that, lo! All of a sudden, recently, since Coachella, ur shiz is all over t3h uTube. I think people r putting it up faster than your copyright cops can take it down.

after all it worked out so well for Metallica when they sued their fans. There was a woman who recorded her baby dancing to one of the Superbowl halftime shows that Prince sang at. She posted the video on Youtube, but Prince sued Youtube and sued her to remove the video because it contained part of one of his songs. Prince is a slimeball, he could have used that video to promote himself and his music, that even a baby can enjoy. It seems all Prince cares about is the money, not the fans. Say it isn’t so Prince!

Nobody is suggesting that u work for free, Mr. Nelson. GOD knows I don’t.

But, 4 Christ’s sake, u don’t have 2 b a coin-operated vending machine, either.

The fucking BEATLES are on YouTube! Is Michael fucking Jackson more generous than u?

I’ll come back 2 this diary next month or so. I’ll be interested 2 see how many of these survive.

In the meantime, Mr. Nelson, you would do well 2 remember who it was that put u where you r today. People like me.

That said….

may u live 2 c the Dawn

 

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    • Edger on May 31, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Well, we big rock singers, we got golden fingers, and we’re loved everywhere we go

    (That sounds like us)

    We sing about beauty and we sing about truth at ten thousand dollars a show

    (Right)

    We take all kind of pills to give us all kind of thrills but the thrill we’ve never known

    Is the thrill that’ll getcha when you get your picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone

  1. …though the original certainly doesnt disappoint either…

  2. We saw your picture in OPOL’s diary.

    A few of us girls made favorable comments. But. I am not young or hot looking regrettably.

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