Today I received the Byrne/Eno leak of their song “Strange Overtones.” The mp3 has been released as a bit of word-of-mouth publicity for the duos upcoming Everything That Happens Will Happen Today tour. This was the e-mail sent with the music file:
Thanks sincerely for your interest in our new album, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.
It’s with great pleasure we offer you a sneak peak of the album by sharing a free MP3 called “Strange Overtones”. When you click the image below, we’ll give you access to the free download and we’ll also add you to our mailing list to receive future announcements from David Byrne and Brian Eno. We will not use your email address for any other purpose.
What else, really would you use my email address for?
-Watch R-rated movies on Hulu.com
-Send letters pretending to be me.
-Start a slanderous MySpace about me?
I suppose these are risks I am willing to take. But if you should receive any Spam, any scathing emails with superb grammar, or chain letters… just assume that David rethought his promise not to use my email address for any other purpose.
Perhaps another chance to take notice of my open letter.
Now accepting- dates to David Byrne/Brian Eno Concerts. Will travel.