Lots of fans (me included) have been suggesting David sing a cover song in his next vlog. I’m thinking “Whataya Want From Me?” might be a good choice.
Not getting enough info? Not getting enough tour details? Think you deserve a front-row-seat for confidential career negotiations and strategic planning that could affect the course of David’s career? Three albums, tours, a book and MoTab not enough for you?
If you answered yes to those questions, I feel for you, I really do. Perhaps your fan energy would be better compensated by the 7/11ish 24-hour-product-dispensing music machine that is Mr. Biebster.
Maybe I’m the one expecting too much … from fans. Maybe being a music-loving, concert-going freak from back in the Paleozoic pre-twitter vinyl era means that I’m used to waiting YEARS for ONE album to come out, more years still for a precious concert tour and career info solely from the pages of Rolling Stone.
Sorry, guys, I know most of you are not tweeting David and bugging him for, well everything, but when I see fans threatening (yes, threatening) to pull their support for him, I can’t help but question their definition of “support.”
Yes, David said “communication is key” but anyone who’s been a fan of his for five minutes knows that telling us he enjoyed a pear peach almond avocado habanero smoothie is his idea of communicating with us. I’d rather wait and get actual information that’s confirmed by him than empty promises, maybes and teasers that don’t amount to anything. But that’s just me. At least he does his own tweeting and vlogging, lots of artists either don’t do it at all or delegate that to faceless, anonymous staffers.
It’s a brutal, grinding, chew-’em-up-spit-’em-out industry he’s involved in — even megastar Rhianna has had to cancel underselling concert dates lately — and David has said that part of what encourages him to keep putting one foot in front of the other is our fan support. So let’s give him the time and space he needs to lay that foundation and build that tower, or bridge, or whatever the heck it is he’s building … it’s gonna be worth it, ’cause that’s what love is.
And David will likely never cover WWFM, but then again, who knows….
Just don’t give up, I’m workin’ it out
Please don’t give in, I won’t let you down*
Yikes, rant over. What do you guys think?
*Confession, I had to look up the actual WWFM lyrics.