Monday, September 22, 2008

on trent being trent.

Usually, I'm going to try not to post more than one blog entry per day (I really don't know why...if anything, that seems self-defeating, like I'm purposely trying to limit my output and limit the amount of reading that people will do when they make their way here, but...I digress...) but I have have have to get this Josh Howard piece put out (which will be up later today, I promise) and I just got this hilarious e-mail from Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, and it's worth sharing. I'm sure that anyone who clicks through on this link will be welcomed to the survey as well, even if you didn't sign up for The Slip or whatnot. Anyway, for your enjoyment, see below:

Message from Trent:

Hello everyone.
I'd like to thank everyone for a very successful year so far in the world of Nine Inch Nails. I'm enjoying my couple of weeks off between legs of our Lights In The Sky tour and got to thinking... "wouldn't it be fun to send out a survey to everyone that's shown interest in NIN?" Well, that's not exactly how it went, but regardless - here it is. As we've moved from the familiar world of record labels and BS into the unknown world of doing everything yourself, we've realized it would benefit us and our ability to interact with you if we knew more about what you want, what you like, what you look like naked, etc. I know it's a pain in the ass but we'd truly appreciate it if you'd take a minute and help us out. As an incentive, everyone who completes the survey will be able to download a video of live performance from this most recent tour (and I know what's going through your little minds right now: "I'll just grab this off a torrent site and not have to fill out the survey!!!" and guess what? You will be able to do just that and BEAT THE SYSTEM!!!! NIN=pwn3d!!!)
What if we were to select some of those that DO complete the survey and provide them with something really cool? I'm not saying we'll ever get around to it, but if we did maybe something like signed stuff, flying someone to a show somewhere in the world, a magic amulet that makes you invisible, a date with Jeordie White (condoms supplied of course), you know - something cool. See, you'd miss that opportunity AND be a cheater.
Do the right thing - help us out. You'll feel better.

Thank you and I've had too much caffeine this morning,

Visit here to take the survey:

Good stuff, Trent. Way to embrace the future.

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