Business “Look Out for a Looper”
posted by July 12 at 9:22 AMon
This morning brought this drag of an I, Anonymous submission to my inbox.
LOOK OUT FOR A LOOPER
If someone you play music with just happens to show up to a rehearsal with a new a BossRC50 Loopstation, Digitech Effects Box, two Shure microphones, a mic stand, a ton of cables, an expensive carrying case for all of that, plus a kick ass TENT in the next few days, just know that they stole it all from me. To the person who smashed my car windows and stole my music equipment, plus tent: I was stupid for getting distracted on the night of july 9 and forgetting to pull my gear out of the car. I don’t know if you are an addict or just an asshole, but you should know that I worked hard to buy that stuff—something you might want to consider. I will replace it but it means paying rent this next month will be tight and may mean I will miss a couple of gigs and recording opportunities over the next week or so. I’m mad but not mean spirited. i hope that you get good money for the stuff or that you get enjoyment out of using it. Just know that people you steal music equipment from are probably not that much better off than you are in the money department and that your actions really set them back. If you are a musician and you stole this stuff with plans to use it, well, I can’t even wrap my head around that one. As an artist I would hope you have more respect for the work of other artists—especially those trying to make a living with their art. If you are just someone who steals stuff for money, I hope the chunk of change you get from the pawn shop is worth the karma you are creating for yourself.
My bet’s on the junkie-in-the-pawn-shop theory, but if anyone notices a suddenly and suspiciously well-equipped music scenester, take photos.