For years I've been putting on gigs (mostly garage-rock type stuff) and putting out records.
Therefore, I'm often sent demos. These days it's more usual for me to be sent emails with links to Soundcloud or whatever. Although the occasional CD still pops through the letterbox.
This CD came in the post this morning, loose in an envelope, no protective cardboard or anything, from somewhere in the middle of nowhere anyone's ever heard of, in British Columbia, Canada.
The covering letter said:
"Hello. I like punk music. I have thousands of hours of singing practice. Singing is all I did in high school. I included in the envelope a CD of me singing, from a few years ago. I only had a one minute recorder on my computer so I sang fast. My regular style is slower. But I do enjoy singing fast. The songs are comprised of bands that have inspired me. I am looking for a band and have not had much success. I hope that by writing to record labels and including a CD of me singing might get me help. I do not play an instrument. I would like to make music. Please phone and mail me if interested."
This CD simply has to be heard. So I made it all into just one track and uploaded it to Soundcloud, for your listening pleasure.