Post Secret's not so Dirty Little Secret....
For some reason this morning, I decided to watch VH1 instead of the news, hadn't done it the while, and seeing new videos (and they only play videos early in the morning because the rest of day is but chockfull of really lame shows that I have been guilty of watching...) can sometimes make me feel real "hip" and "in the know" of what's going on in the world. It helps me feel 29 (my real age) again.
The All-American Rejects has this new video "Dirty Little Secret" and the entire video was based on a blog called PostSecret (which is pretty darned cool and highly addictive if you're not too careful.) I checked out the TAAR site just to see if there's a link or some sort of recognition given to the entire inspiration of the this blog and couldn't find any, or it's well hidden. Went on PostSecret and found this under the Frequently Asked Questions:
Did The All-American Rejects Steal Your Images For Their Music Video?
No. The band made a generous donation of $2,000 to the National Hopeline Network. They were given full permission to use PostSecrets in their MTV video.
(To date, over $4,000 has been raised for 1-800-SUICIDE.)
Now, I don't want to get all negative, here, but $2,000????? And it was a donation and no money was paid directly to PostSecret's creator???!!!! Come on! Give me a break! This guy needs some money to keep his project going and he gets no credit in the video and I couldn't find the small print credit that might be on the TAAR website...
The PostSecret Book has been released.
First week sales are critical. Please buy a book or two this week to support the project.
The PostSecret book is a hardcover with 288 pages published by Harper Collins/Regan Books. All the postcard images are in color and many have never been seen before.
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives
Is it wrong for me to feel severely annoyed by this?
This guy is a bigger human than I'll ever be....