Monday, June 1, 2009
It's all about our fans, so introduce yourselves
If you're like me, and you've been around metal long enough, you've probably heard every band on earth talk about how "it's all about the fans". Gene Simmons says it all the time, and Lars Ulrich says it every hour on the hour. He's so timely about it, actually, that most atomic clocks are set according to Lars spewing that line. Look, I know that Gene Simmons doesn't really count as "metal", but you get my point. I mean, I've even heard David Vincent say that "it's all about the fans"...so you know it must be true. Here at Metal Inquisition, we are no different. We love our fans, although it's worth mentioning that unlike Gene, and Lars, our fans have not afforded us the ability to live off of them. Notice I didn't include David Vincent in that last part about living off of someone, since I wouldn't exactly consider renting a two bedroom apartment in Tampa, along with our wife and three kids "living". Still, our monetary situation may change soon, since our line of yo-yos has yet to drop.
But I'm getting off topic. Over the last year and a half many of you have gotten to know us, the MI staff, through our fantastically well-written pieces. Now, we'd like to learn more about you, the MI reader. I often look to see who is currently reading the blog, and I see people from Argentina, Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey, and Belize. I also see readers from odd places like Exxon, Yale and Harvard, who I'm sure are writing their Phd dissertations about wigger slam, and are currently using us as a source. Through all this I'm left to wonder, much like Jerry Seinfeld did, "who are these people?" So I'm now asking you to tell us. Please! In the comments section, please answer the following:
1. Where do you live? (City, country)
2. How old are you?
3. What do you do for a living?
4. How did you first come to the blog?
5. How often do you check the blog?
6. If you had access to the Nocturnus time machine, would you go back in time and make the bus run Lars over instead of Cliff ?