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A reader comments on the recent feature on the technical rider in Ashlee Simpson's live sound contract...
"How in the hell can you do a piece on Ashlee simpson? I wouldnt have minded so much if you did a piece on Christina or Britney (while I beleive they represent the worst in music), they are established artists who have something remotely interesting to record. But Ashlee Simpson is a hack and so are all who surround her. My God, I would rather you do an article on Hillary Duff! I am insider and I know she has lip synced on several occasions and is a laughing stock in the industry. I thought it was hillarious that the whole world saw it on SNL. Manilli Vanilli lives on!
"From someone who has worked in the industry (and by industry I mean post production, Live FOH, monitor mix and studio recording), I think I have stand on some ground to back up what I am saying. You said that hopefuls should stop reading the magazines, like Mix and Electronic Musician and just read what you have to say (while I am sure you have some good stuff to say), I couldnt disagree more. If you seriosuly believe that Ashlee Simpson is a serious artist and that ANYONE cares what gear she or her asscoiates use, you are crazy! I simpy cant take you seriously. You have lost all credibility in my mind and anything you have to say is hogwash. No one is such a whore that they can work with someone like her. ARRRGG!!!!"
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