I played a gig in Nottingham last night. On my way there I got a text saying 'There's a prcel here for you.' To which I replied, 'Ummm.... what?' This was at a bar I'd never been to in a city I don't live in. A parcel. For me.
Well I'll cut out the crap and tell you I've just opened it, it's a usb microphone and a stand. That's about £70 worth of stuff, and there's a letter which I shall type out for you now.
You're probably wondering why someone's sent you all this stuff. It's because times are changing.
You let the world know your opinions on your blog, and we like you for it. But this is different. This is your chance to be a mouthpiece for your entire generation. Are you up to it? We hope so.
We're sure you're bored with seeing the image portrayed of young people in the media: that you've all been led astray by gangstas, that you can't tell the difference between life and videogames, that you're a bunch of wasters. A lost generation. Losers.
So why don't you beat them at their own game? After all, you're a media mogul too. Over 5,000 people watch you on your blog, and they're probably just as bored with all these media opinions as you are. If you spoke up for yourselves, you could really make a difference. How about it? It's not called YouTube for nothing.
We like your songs (sorry you didn't win the Frtellis competition). Anyway, maybe you could write another one. How about one that tells us what you think about your generation? What should the media reaally be saying about you? We'd love to know. You're a performer, after all. Good luck in Nottingham tonight!
Your subscribers are powerful too, so why notuse them? They're happy to make comments about your videos, or videos about your videos, so what about getting them involved? Say the word and see what they have to say. Just like your Heinz protest.
Who are we? That's not important right now. What's important is that opinions change. But to put your mind at rest we're not a for-profit organisation, and we're nothing to do with politics.
We've got your best interests at heart, so do what you do best."
I'm going to save my many reactionary thoughts for a moment because I want to hear what you think based on the letter alone. I don't generally ask for comments on here, but I would like to know what people think about this.