Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Metal-heads calling me confused

On Monday (week and three days since the publication of my column about Metal bands), I answer the phone, "hello, this is Melody Stone, how can I help you?"

"Hi, is this Sharon Stone?" a deep raspy voice on the other line responds.

"No... this is Melody Stone," I said, slightly amused and confused.

"Oooh, that's who I want," the voice said slow and decisive. "I just want to know why are verbally attacked us, when we didn't do anything to you?"

"Well, I need to know who you are before I answer that question," I said.

"Oh, I'm in the band Sadistic Massacre," the nameless voice explained.

"I haven't written about a band called Sadistic Massacre," I said, assuming he was talking about my metal column from last week, "I wrote about the band Sadistic Hallucinations," I clarify.

"Oh yeah, that's us."

"Did you just get the name of your band wrong?"

"Yes I did."

At this point I'm completely amused.

"Well I wasn't really attacking you guys, so much as making fun of your totally generic metal band name - did you read the article?"

"No... but my drummer did."

I continued to explain what I had said in the article, and nameless voice on the other end of the phone agreed with me on everything I said about the band. He claimed "Bath in Blood" is about Iraq and very political and I said, "All I could hear was 'Blah blah blah Blood blah blah blah death!" and he agreed with me saying that's what Iraq is. I told him it was simply not my personal taste and had he read the article he would have gotten that, and although I like some metal it's got to be more unique. He told me they just wanted to be another metal band and I suggest we both continue doing what we do and he happily agreed.


Jessica said...

hahaha. I truely love people sometimes.

Forevermelody said...

yeah people are amazing.

Anonymous said...

This is brilliant. When are you going into syndication?

Forevermelody said...

why thanks you anonymous, usually people who comment anonymously hate me... so it's nice to see I have a secret admirer.


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