We are writing to inquire as to the possibility of you helping us with our new record, currently titled "Messy, Isn't It?" and slated for release sometime this decade. We are nearing the completion of the project (and, my, what a "project" it has been!) and stand at an impasse that you may, hopefully, be able to assist us with. The title of the record, as you probably are aware of, is lifted from the suicide note of a man named Richard Bruatigan. In an effort to both pay homage to this man and to increase the aural diversity of our little recording, we are going to include a reading of his poem "Love Poem" on our record. This, oddly enough, is where you come in!
We are asking you all to record yourselves reading this poem. After you record yourself reading this poem, save the file in .wav, .aiff, .mp3, or .mp4 format. After you have saved the file, send us the file at: firstname.lastname@example.org so that we will be able to hear it! Remember to include your (real) name somewhere in the email so that we can accurately thank you in our luxurious liner notes. Next, sit back and wait for the record to come out so you can hear your beautiful voice!
If you would like to help, I'm sure we'll "get you back" in some fancy way.
Here is the poem, for those of you brave enough to undertake such tasks:
By Richard Brautigan
It's so nice
to wake up in the morning
and not have to tell somebody
you love them
when you don't love them
Here is a link to a pretty typewritten version that's been scanned into the internet.
By the way! Hurry! We need these things by this
Friday or Saturday SUNDAY at the latest! Sometimes beggars can be demanders!
Al / DANGERS