DOWNLOAD: White Lies - Death (Crystal Castles remix) (MP3)
Trevor Brown writes....
hallelujah. it's a miracle, there is a god! - crystal castles have redeemed themselves - i've been paid off! - the black eyed madonna is now officially and legally theirs, to do with as they please - ...at least until maddy herself files a lawsuit, ha ha!It all started HERE.
god came in the form of james and paul @ supervision management in london - thank you chaps! - formerly crystal castles' managers for the uk and europe, they have now apparently taken over world management for the group - which i think we can safely say was thanks to the incompetence of mikey apples (famed for this pointless pantomime act)
they sent a letter, on behalf of the band, extending their apologies for my turbulent and unpleasant dealings with the aforementioned buffoon, a partner in idiocy: andy of lies records and crystal castles myspace, and, to my mind the most contemptible of all: last gang records, who really should have known better but.... bleurgh, i'll avoid making a rant - i suppose this is business as usual in the music scene - crystal castles were disappointed to hear of how unprofessionally the matter was handled by everyone working for them whilst they were on the road
and naturally, supervision were eager to resolve outstanding issues and start their duties with a clean slate - they wasted no time making a fresh offer to me for compensation and a buyout fee on the now notorious drawing - and, after finalising details, that money was on it's way to me within 24 hours (!) - no muss no fuss - no stupid insults being thrown at me, no appalling contract to sign
crystal castles now have full rights to the image - and i retain my own reproduction rights on it - tho it's unlikely i'll be using it again myself - and of course, not in any way that would conflict with crystal castles interests - crystal castles also take full legal responsibility for their use of the image
(i suspect they'll want to get t-shirts back on sale fairly promptly as countless dozens of bootlegs have been selling on ebay every month)
so, a happy ending finally
for me it was a matter of principles more than the money itself - maybe i'm old-fashioned in regard to matters of integrity and common decency in this download generation age - but a little courtesy would not go amiss for crystal castles too - they were doing themselves no favours with the "so what, who cares" attitude - it might impress every snotty 17 year old on the block but, as seen, it loses them the respect of more mature music fans and critics - but at last they've woken up to the fact this was their mess to clean up - it was pissing on their career more than mine - the negative press was never going to stop
absollution can never be absolute of course - but i think crystal castles have paid the penalty for their indiscretions - let's move on - i suspect the pitiful www "fuck trevor brown" retard crusade will take longer to wise up - but i hope for a swift return to normalcy now
Crystal Castles tour dates HERE.