And hop ! Just enough to put it in the Soundcloud category. And baaaam ! New perk unlocked : I am now officially ranked ‘Hero‘ ! Woot woot, trumpet, sushi rolls and whatnot.
Before I manage to grasp the whole ‘responsibility’ thing – which, as you should know, can be my best feature, though I have a serious habit of twisting it the other way for the sake of creativity… *Ahem* – so, before the great responsibility comes the great power. And that is to have leveled up my Soundcloud account to the full version, i.e. the golden flashy-but-classy limousine with chauffeur edition – hookers and drugs not included, which is a shame, but hey ! As my dad always taught me : “If someone gives you something you, take it. If you buy, you choose“. Wise father indeed, so receive this 500 euro gift with a generous smile I did
Best luxury about that account – and for that, really again, thank you Soundcloud ! – is that I now have unlimited uploads and downloads ! Yes, you read well my blind friend ! UNLIMITED !!! And what in heavens could possibly rock more than “unlimited” I ask you … If you answered “2Unlimited“, you passed the test and can move freely from now on. I deactivated your tracking device.
So enjoy ! You can now feel free to download from my profile all available tracks, on every computer and on every device you can come across while staggering through Life ! Because there’s just no more limit. No limit as in… you guessed right ! UNLIMITED !
Obviously, that means i’m also gonna be able to upload even more music, which is a good thing because the pile of collaborations starts to get hard to deal with, so this is gonna be a useful tool this year for sure. Online storage of beats and stems for tracks, massive dropbox for folks to send me beat to do more collaborations… Yup, 2013 might be a lucky number. And the next one too, hopefully, if i’m still alive. Oh yeah, because one more thing : that account is allegedly “FOR LIFE“, as stipulated in the exchanged mails and official Soundcloud’s informations – my notary is willing to testify to my lawyer. So it’s great news everyone ! Except I saw that my account expires in january 2014… >_< It means either Soundcloud knows the precise time of my death – in which case, I really wanna work for them ! -; either they will keep renewing it every year, as long as I’m fit to be part of the program. Which is not absolutely evident.
I mean, really, I don’t mind promoting Soundcloud for the simple reason that I truly believe this is a cool ‘community’ – I don’t specifically like that term because where there are communities there is a form of communitarianism, minds limited to the size of their community and that sort of naughty things, but that’s the word mostly used. Anyway, Soundcloud is a really nice place to meet musical people, folks with at least the slightest interest in sound. I know that for sure and I’m glad I kept on checking it because I wouldn’t be doing as much music, in so many different styles, if I never connected to the cloud. I don’t mind promoting it in those terms because this is absolutely true.
That said, they might not have picked the best one to somehow represent them. I know I always have a certain twisted way to say things that some might find hurtful if taken on a basic front approach and many times some people received badly what I initially intended as a positive thing. That, and the fact I write/talk too much. Still, a joke is a joke and a 2nd degree can hide a 3rd one, in a Matryoshka doll logic. I know sarcasm and cynicism aren’t the most looked-after trait when it comes to any ambassador-like type of title. Because really, this Soundcloud Hero thing is simply that : a smartly thought promotional campaign to further extend the users database of a given company, with minimal expenses, by promoting certain individuals to the rank of apostle, in exchange for promotion as well and various bonuses or participative interests – plus some stickers, t-shirts and a really cool mug, though mine arrived broken, but I blame the chinese delivery services and not Soundcloud on that one ! Finally, being a ‘hero’ isn’t an obligation ; one can choose to simply refuse the offer and not participate if all this is too big an issue.
Don’t get me wrong – as I warned earlier – this isn’t a judgement or another complain-like-a-bitch critic, I’m happy to participate ! This is my usual schizophrenic attempt at embracing the pros and cons and the nature of everything. So it’s more like a statement. Like : “Yeah, this is a business ! Sorry, if you don’t like it, find another planet where it’s not the leading activity. And please do contact me when you do, I will gladly join you“. Meanwhile – and though it seems I was being a proper ass earlier – I find the initiative from Soundcloud pretty human and friendly, considering how some other mass-media companies are treating their users, or even how some other ‘communitiy‘ users act amongst themselves – aaaah, the joy of forums’s life ! ^^ – So far, from my experience, and aside from the random spams, people are usually friendly, respectful and glad to connect.
In the end, as far as i’m concerned – as usual, IMO FTW – it gives me the opportunity to connect with artists I might not have found otherwise, it’s the perfect playground for lots of collaborative works and it’s essentially always fun to ‘meet‘ people from all over the globe. It usefully reminds us that, unlike what the wicked ones controlling us try to make us think, we’re really only One. One is All, All is One, and even more when you listen to Maudit Sattva (cf. previous post)
I like Soundcloud, and if they chose me to say it and create a snowball effect to fight the hords of butterflies, I say : “Show me the tavern !“
Anyway, those are just a few thoughts about all this and why I am part of it now, quite gladly.
Here is the audio introduction I was asked to do. Well, I guess not exactly as they asked, but they asked me to speak – the foolish ones ! If they only knew… – so speak I did. The background music is obviously all Original Fools beats from Damscray ; it also is the best reason why you should listen to that track. :p
You can and should also check the other ‘heroes’ introductions right here, out of sheer curiosity, or simply to add another subject to your likes and chats and mockeries and compliments and all those other existential online activities humans love to do :
Time to get back to work… Music, videos, music videos and so much more. No time to sleep. How long will I last ?