Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Lily Allen's: 'F You'
So who am I, well according to the International Community no one important, I am just a regular 'Joe' who does his thing.
I'm not afraid to say that I am a nobody in the "Scene", (DJ Community), it doesn't matter to me because I care about what I do and I do it because I love it.
But that's just the thing, I have a MySpace I keep it for my friends and any fans I may have.
Yes I keep parts of it private, but I always allow people to friend request me since it is my 'Public Profile'.
Otherwise I wouldn't have a "Public Profile"!!!
So who does Lily Allen think she is?! Apparently something more than a novice though it seems more like a tantrum of sorts. Since about either sometime at the end of last year or the beginning of this year Lily in her outstandingly 'Up Yours' social image has blocked access to Fans from her MySpace page.
And this is also in light of the release of her new album "It's Not Me, It's You...", I am not a Press Agent, but I would personally 'fear', that this might put a negative spin on my persona and hurt sales, especially in the Country, (United States), Lily has had a hard on for breaking out in since at least 2006.
It has come as a shock to her Fans especially those of us who never got around to adding her on her MySpace before. "I don't care about it since I don't want to add her nor use MySpace but I have to say that it's about damn time that she or someone else explained it since it seems rude. Particularly after all the I add people and look after it personally stuff that she was spouting. Even a simple, I'm terribly sorry but I just can no longer find the time would have done but even that seems like too much effort." [Lily Allen-Forum: Comment by Stephen]
It is even a top listed issue on Google as of March 3rd, 2009.
Now I agree it isn't important to have Lily Allen as a friend on MySpace, it is just a Social Network and one should be more worried about their physical social circle than their digital one.
Yet in light of being in the lime light as Lily Allen is, if she is going to cause such a witless action toward her community of fans. She should at least make a Press Release explaining the cause of this sudden and odd action taken by someone who only remains famous because of those people who listen to her music and take stock in her persona.
Being a celebrity is as being in fickle waters and is associated with walking on broken glass. You always have to watch your step and learn to take a dose of modesty when in the Public light and forget your pride.
I like many others have been to her MySpace with no option of contacting her or adding her. I have been to her Website for Management and Agent Contact Info, there is none, Google even is lacking. I can Book her? For the U.K. and even the U.S. Yet I doubt I'd do that even if I was able, I'll book Lady Sovereign instead; She, (Lady Sovereign), is a Class Act in my opinion.
I can't say the same for Lily; I love her music, absolutely!
Has she had multiple altercations in public with other singers, celebrities? Yes.
Has she been taken advantage of as well by people in the Press? Yes!
However her violent and rough character never put me out because even I might do some stupid things from time to time in the public eye.
Personally though, like Lily's new song 'F**k You', I feel like she has given me as well as all her fan base a big middle finger by preventing access to here via her MySpace and apparent lack of Agent and Management contact info.
If Lily Allen had any sort of care for her public image and fan base she would at the minimum put out a Press Release denoting the reasons she has shut off certain access to her MySpace as well as other items and maybe throw in an apology or two for good measure.
I do not think that it is anyone's right to demand this of her since it is Lily's right to abstain from creating goodwill with her fans, however it would be a gesture of good faith if she would speak on behalf of it to her fans.
In any case as it is, I will be abstaining from Lily Allen and her music as well as her new singles and Album for a time. I will not spin Cd's nor Vinyl of hers and I will ask my fellow DJ's to do the same.
Maybe this is just a rant and I am wrong, but it seems to me; if you want the fame, your fans are your gold.
R. William Holzkopf Jr.