Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

The heel!

Sometimes I review things, for money. These things are sometimes books or movies. Most times these things are records.

Part of this money-gig is writing to the band (or their label, or publicist) and asking them for a graphic to use with the review. I do not mind this. Usually the band (or their label, or publicist) is happy to provide the graphic or photo or whatever.

However, sometimes the band (or their label, or publicist) will ask me for a copy of the review once it is published. And sometimes the review is, eh, well, it's a pan. And I am faced with either sending the band (or their label, or publicist), who are not bad people just because they have made a record I don't like, a review in which I say they suck, or telling them I don't want to send them the review because in it I say they suck, or not sending them the review, which they will probably understand is because I say they suck.

This makes me feel like the heel!

Not enough to give good reviews to bad bands. But still.
Tags: lit, music

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