For everyone who has a problem with the soundtrack for #TheSarkeesianEffect
Yes, you read that right. Fuck you.
The trailer has been getting a lot of great response and we really, really appreciate that- but if you have a problem with any aspect of the production, fuck you.
I don't care if you donated $10,000.
I don't care if you donated $10,000,000.
I don't care if you donated BONE MARROW.
Ya know why?
Because I write that music and I'm proud of it. It sounds EXACTLY like what I want to get accross, which is why I wrote it that way.
I'm writing this because some twit named Bob Perri had the gall to write in with the straw that broke the camel's back. He suggested that we use ROYALTY FREE clips for the soundtrack. Yeah! Royalty free!
Well listen Bobby, I know you think your heart's in the right place, but the human heart is located in the chest cavity to the left of the esophagus. Not up your ass.
You send me a link to a bunch of shitty 2 chord guitar vamps and dubstep loops and think I'm going to write back and say "Gee willakers Bobby! That's some great stuff right there! I sure am glad I listened to your opinion instead of thinking I knew what in the fuck I was doing!"
The music I wrote for The Sarkeesian Effect sounds fucking amazing- you know how I know? Because I like the way it sounds.
So, I keep getting these people writing in and telling me "This looks great, but the music sounds like it was done on a Casio keyboard from the 80's." Well there's two reasons for that:
1. We're doing a movie about video games, broadly speaking. Didn't you ever stop to think that maybe it was supposed to sound like that?
2. I sent Davis a remixed, remastered version of the music with more realistic string sounds, realistic bass guitar sounds, and realistic drum sounds. He wouldn't put it in. I have no idea why. Ask him.
And to the guy who said "but you went to Berklee! Why would a Berklee grad write something like this???" Well, I know you're genuinely dumbfounded by that, but let me tell you something that every Berklee grad that hears that secretly wants to scream at the top of their lungs:
JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE IT IN YOUR HEAD WHAT KIND OF MUSIC A BERKLEE GRAD OUGHT TO WRITE DOESN'T MEAN WE FEEL IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM OBLIGATED TO ACCOMMODATE YOU!
And I wrote that preceding paragraph in all caps because I was trying to create the effect of screaming at the top of my fucking lungs. Are you really so goddamn arrogant that you think in your infinitely pedestrian opinion that you know what sort of music Berklee grads ought to be writing?
The purpose of Berklee is to give you the knowledge you need to write the kind of music that the situation calls for, whether it's three chord punk rock or a baroque requiem.
So rest assured the music is going to be written by me and its going to sound exactly like it should sound. Tough shit if you don't like that- no please go take your good intentions and pave somebody else's road to hell.