|It was the summer of 2003 and MP3.com's active message board community was heating up as well -- with flame wars.
Along came Chaz Fanaro, looking to cut through the negative noise. He began to interview many of the musical artists who pitched a tent on the popular indie music forum. Others pitched in with questions of their own. July of 2003 could have turned ugly, but thanks to the interviews blanketing the forum, it became a home for insight and mutual respect.
The forums were wiped clean by Vivendi in December, 2003. The interviews live on.
MORE INTERVIEWS WITH CHAZ
Chaz the Spaz
All are encouraged to question Anonymous.
There are three kinds of Anonymous posters:
1) Newbees who do not have a nick.
2) Those who do not want to have a nick.
3) Those who are known to the community and don't want to be embarassed by calling it as they see it.
Grumpy Old Head Banger
Sure I'll start this off
I understand why the new people and shy people are Anonymous.
But why would some want to change there "Nickname" to nothing and post obnoxious stuff?
Well Chiz it's like this.
99.9% of all people that come here use a fake name. Even you Chiz.This place and every other place has NO concept of what a REAL name is. I remain Anonymous because I am a famous artist, and do not want to be mobbed here. I will say this you are all better off not being here at all. Make a demo and peddle your goods anywhere else but here.
A voice that knows.
So, Anonymous, you advise artists not to use this service. Why not? I mean, I'm aware that I'll never manage anything like success from here (or likely anywhere else), but it's a community of musical artists (at least it's supposed to be) and for some, that's what they're here for.
So, my question is, do you really think it hurts an artist to be here?
NO it does not hurt, it's just a complete waste of time for an artist that is serious about his Career.
Chaz the Spaz
Thank you for a little enlightenment, Anonymous.
My name is not fake, the nickname was given to me by a dear friend. When I first came onto the boards, I was anonymous, until I was prompted to post my nickname. Many here know my name and music, Fanaro.
As you say, you are a famous artist, congratulations on your success, but in my case I make music for my own pleasure. Demos and peddling is not the road I'm travelling, there's a difference when you have a love for music and ambitious goals like stardom.
Maybe Anonymous is a famous personality, and doesn't want to be mobbed. So, Anonymous why even bother coming here, if you are so famous, surely you have better things to do?
one blue nine
I'm sorry, Harvey, I don't think you count as a "famous artist" anymore -- or ever did. People probably just assume you're Barbara Mandrell's father or something.
So at least 2 famous artists are here and chatting with you fellas...LOL. that's a first...LOL!
You guys crack me UP!
-- Rick Munarriz