Sorry Aaron, I guess when you were figuring out how to illegally share music I was too busy going to concerts and having a good time. My loss :)
Pfff? Uhh, what?
the book is definitely worth the price if you're a serious pinkerton/sftbh fan. it has a lot of detail about sftbh. you get to see his progression of developing the story and character creation. a lot of ideas crossed out that you can still read and stuff. he was very meticulous about the settings of the black h***, changing the year and locations multiple times. on the other hand, i felt a little guilty reading much of the diary part because it seems a little too personal. i praise rivers for having the guts to publish these very personal writings. he's a good writer and conveys the pain and loneliness he felt very well.
the album isn't that great. half the songs are more like songlets. only around a minute or less. album is only 40 minutes long but still a few treasures in there. the book definitely makes the songs feel more meaningful though.
not all of us have $100 to throw down on a cd. I could care less about the book
I was order number 408, and I got the email notification yesterday! Can't wait for mine to arrive....no way in heck I would listen to a leak without having the book with me too. if there is any type of release where the 'booklet' and liners are just as important as the music, then this is it (for me at least).
i'm not against leaks. but i do wish everyone who cares enough to listen to alone3 could just buy it. the reason for that is that i see it as the only sure-fire way of getting future releases from rivers. at the end of the day i just want to keep hearing some of this older material and supporting him as an artist seems the best way of doing it. anyways, i also know its not always possible to lay down the cash, especially at the price point that alone3 is at. a lot of rivers fans are college students without the funds, and i was in that position before.
i guess i just think that if everyone who wanted to listen to alone3 bought it, perhaps we'd see alone4 a lot quicker.
How to Act Like a Grown-Up by Aaron Hansen
Step 1: Hangout in your basement and troll Weezer.com all day.
Step 2: Insult random strangers on the internet
Step 3: use insults like "stupid" and "12-year-old-girl" (limited vocabulary is key)
Hoping that if I follow his lead, I can someday be as amazing as Aaron Hanson.
Aaron Hansen said:
it's ok. Already out there. Someone who didn't have the brain of a 12 year old did it.
just got it today! Skimmed through it a little and it'll take me a long time to read haha. Can't wait to listen to Alone III, and the poster is awesome!
After seeing that some people got the diary 'n biz, I went to go check if I got it yet. Sadly I did not. But I did get a shirt I made off the internet! That was pretty nice.
I received my copy today!!! Hope more people are getting it today! Enjoy! :)
Awesome album, awesome book.
Thanks Rivers, do more releases like this please.
Lisa is amazing. It's definitely the best track on Alone III... I've only looked over the book but it looks like it's going to be a great read.