I'm STILL showin' a-writer-love!
February 18, 2001
Okay, who posted it on the Internet that the Paperless One loved to help out bad-off musicians? Just today, I received an e-mail which I am sure is related to my "show-a-writer-love" e-mail of last month.
Here's how it went:
Interesting, huh? The Paperless One gets all kinds! After going to "Cheese"'s website, I discovered that he is a DJ/MC from St. Joseph, Minnesota. From the e-mail, it appears that he has chosen to live the real gangsta life and get arrested on gun charges. Interesting way to "make it", don't you think? It brought a lot of press to Puff Daddy, so why not try it BEFORE we get famous? This is a unique approach - perhaps "Cheese" is quite clever. Let's check out the website's "samples" page to see just how clever this person is.
First of all, the site quickly becomes a pop-up hell that rivals any porn site on the Internet (minus the poon!). Secondly, I cannot find the mystery artist's name anywhere on the site, but got here through a Tripod page owned by "Larry Levian". Perhaps Larry has an alter ego named "Cheese", and feels that he cannot take on the world without such a persona, or without a story about gun charges.
I can't wait to hear the PHAT BEATS! As I twiddle my thumbs and sing "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" while waiting for my 56K modem to download the uncompressed samples in WAV format, I check my e-mail and stare off into space at a "psychic friends" infomercial.
Alas! The booty! It's only 64k in size - it must be a short sample. Perhaps "da shit" is just too good to give away in larger quantities.
I play the file in Winamp. It's a whole whopping bar of a drums and synth riff that sounds like a cross between Daft Punk and the score from "Beverly Hills Cop".
Will "Cheese" take on the world with these "phat beats"? I don't think so. After all, it is a Casiotone Nation, kids! The Paperless One signs off this week even more confused than when he started. Maybe he'll even fork out a fiver for Cheese's CD of "Phat Beats" and buy the licensing rights to use in my first film!