Friday, April 15, 2011

fanmail.

Dear Joel,


I realize that you are not the same producer, mentally, that produced Faxing Berlin wayyy back. You have grown, or rather, regressed into a boorish, immature rockstar; the model that I would like to think an EDM producer would avoid.


However, it is deeply troubling to me that you could call all DJs "cunts". I am saddened and upset by this, not because I am a DJ, but because I am sure YOU were a DJ at one point in your career. Have you forgotten what it's like to maybe go hungry for a little bit to get a new mixer, to dig through some crates of records to stumble across a release you wanted for months, to get people going with that great mix you practiced for a week?

I am scared, because, YOU influence young people. Not sane, sober, artistic minds; YOUR drug-riddled, shrinking brain controls thousands (maybe millions) of screaming teens and tweens. Instead of inspiring these minds to go and pick up a turntable/CDJ/whatever, you are telling them to go and get fucked up and party; I imagine your mentality is along the lines of "don't worry about making music, i've got it covered."

Unfortunately, that mentality of shutting down new ideas for your own production's benefit will NOT help in the long run. Because, frankly, we need role models in the scene; your comments set us back, and make us all look bad.

Have a great day,
Some Guy
In response:
If by "my friends" you mean people who would also insinuate that im a drug addicted egomaniac who put himself up on a pedestal for all the electronic musical world  to look up at, then i do believe they can go fuck themselves as well.

i can already tell you exactly what you know about me as a person... i dont have to sit here and wait for you to read a handful of stupid interviews and come back to me with your own verdict. Outside of my craft, i can already tell you that you don't actually know a thing about me. Which is perfectly fine by me, providing i don't have to be subjected to your fucking ramblings of a malformed role model you make me out to be based on a few snippets of internets here and there.

whether im globally conceived to be, or not, i don't aspire to be a role model, and i dont aspire to be a leader, prophet or all around advocate of anything other than "the silly shit i get up to when im in my element" which, ironicly enough, just so happens to be making music. Youll find this is probably a very common attribute to nearly anyone with even a hint of artistic freedom and an audience whos willing to listen.

so as for my comments making "us all look bad" do keep in mind that i am not a part of "us" and until the government intervenes or Cthulhu says otherwise, my career and life is pretty much run under a firm dictatorship by yours truly, and is not a fucking democracy. Ergo, people like you *can* freely chime in your two cents with your two opinions, and i can guarantee im probably not going to give a shit one way or another.

why respond? well... the thing that upsets me here is that people (today it's you) believe that theres still an element of "your doing it wrong" when it comes how i consciously choose to do things in a field that is supposed to be FAR from governed by outside sources, pka "the rest of us"

If this is something that scares you, then go be scared. If it's something that inspires you, then be inspired, and if its something you don't give a shit about, then dont give a shit. But for the love of god, don't put the self-rightous "you came from a low place and now you think youre the shit" rant on me. If i had a nickle for every time this has ever been said behind my back, i would be able to afford my own country by now.

THE MORE YOU KNOW.

now go email this same rant to the thousands of other successful artists who worked their way to the top of the fuckin EDM food chain from their mothers basements and have developed massive, justified delusions of grandeur, compile the replies, and make a fucking coffee table book so i can learn something about myself that i didn't already fucking know from some complete fucking stranger.



or.



you can just enjoy music.

81 comments:

  1. BURRNNN!! DEADMAU5 IS THE SHIT and btw, deadmau definitly inspires me. and im pretty sure no one gives a fuck about any deadmau5 haters. suck a fat one or shut the fuck up. DEADMAU5 all the way!!

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  2. Haters gonna hate yo, there's always gonna be someone who thinks they know better or have some kind of deeper insight that others lack. Your music speaks for itself I say. Keep being awesome dude.

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  3. I can't believe some people are still holding that old newspaper interview against Joel.

    ಠ_ಠ

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  4. Some people are just stupid. Rock on, you're the best! :)

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  5. second that notion.
    carry it forward.

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  6. As always, very well spoken Senor Mau5. Not only was I excited to see you had a new post, it made my day to see you counter attack random hate. I still don't quite get the misguided hate placed in your direction. I have "DJ" friends talking shit about you and your music when they were the ones standing right beside me when I first saw you playing, telling me how awesome you are. I grew as a fan because I grew with your music and your progression. I enjoy your witty and funny rants that come just you being...well YOU! You put your heart into your music and THAT is why you have blown up into the giant Mau5head that you are now. From what I can tell, you didn't even do drugs, I figured that contributed to alot of your fame since you're not busy trying to inflate your ego and losing sight of what you enjoy, making great music.
    Long babbling comment aside, thanks for keeping it fun and the music kicking faces!

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  7. i happen to love what you create. people spend way too much time feeding off the toxic, bitter opinions of others. people really suck. all i can say is i listen to your music just about everyday and it always makes me smile. the asshats can "jog on."

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  8. Well said dude :). There are DJ's then there are people like you who are artistic geniouses. I can't wait to hear you in Melbourne man!

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  9. Please keep posting in this blog man...

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  10. People think they understand what is pressure, but hardly stand it. In this mail, I only see some shitminded hipster who could have sent this exact same mail to any other "successful EDM artist", regardless on what you say on this blog about fame, about yourself, about your personnality, and just taking your geek reputation as a pretext for calling you a sell-out or whatever.

    It's time for people to really understand the music industry, and stop that so-called "underground vs mainstream" war. Only then, massive media music will be free from all that crap...

    Still, keep fighting against that way of thinking, keep communicating like you do well, and staying that opinionated dude who makes all these self-righteous people mad.

    Keep updating this blog again, please.

    F

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  11. I applaud you Mister Mau5.

    It has always been a wonder to me whenever I read such hate for an artist who isn't afraid of growing and experimenting. It's like people want to put you in a corner of their iTunes and say "this is my bangers dude and this is my trance dude, etc etc." It sort of makes me sad when producers release different music under different names to keep fans happy.
    Big up for typing against people who project an image and stuff words down your throat.

    Also, just stumbled upon this blog and read some older posts. It'd be nice to see this updated more often.

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  12. BUUUUUUUUUUUURN man I fucking love Joel.

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  13. And even if you do drugs, and produce great music like you do? So what, I'll have what you're having!!

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  14. That is the best fucking response I have ever heard in my entire life to anything. Hahhaha!!! You're awesome :)

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  15. it'd be cool if there was a way to hammer this into everyone's heads so you don't have to deal with this shit anymore.. i've heard this from you before quite a few times.

    now that facebook status from the 15th makes more sense though.. :)

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  16. don't let this shit bother you man

    We don't need you to be a role model!!
    you should DO and SAY whatever the fuck you want. We all just want to put on our headphones and listen to something like "brazil" or your new and my most favorite "HR nums Cephei".

    also a dj complaining like a little bitch, is definitely a cunt!

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  17. lmao he said you were doing it wrong!....yeah i'd bitch back too, then throw a mouse ._.

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  18. I like the part where stuff was said.... :)

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  19. okay the first paragraph right off the bat on that letter was just pure irritation. They don't beat around the bush do they?

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  20. I love you, Mr. Mau5. Just because you're famous doesn't mean you've changed shit, except putting shittons of money into awesome glowy-lightup-thingies that make your shows BETTAR for US, your loyalists. And neato equipment stuffs that allow you to keep making the m00zak that made me love you in the first place.

    PS. If you ever get enough money to buy your own country, please please please send me an address and I shall move there, because that would be amazeballs.

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  21. i find you a very interesting man Joel. to be honest i am not a fan of your music nor am i a fan of your label yet the fact that you yourself are far more connected to your fans as a human rather than as "Deadmau5" intrigues me and keeps me here loyal to your humanity rather than what all others see. this blog post is a perfect example. telling you to keep going would be a waste of time because i know that no matter what, you will.
    with love, D1g1-l0v3

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  22. Hah.. Can you imagine if the net was around 60 years ago?
    Dear Raymond Scott. I used to be a big fan. But since then your music is being listened to by a bunch of children on Saturday's. You have been misleading children to work on assembly lines that are crazy and never stop. I am sure you do not care Mr. Scott cause you have money now and do not work on assembly lines.
    Who appoints these people to there postion as taste makers? Man.. They are doing it wrong. Keep it coming Mau5.. Love your music.

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  23. I think as you have probably discovered, people are creatures of jealousy. Im glad you responded that that, we are taught to turn the other cheek and brush off criticism, well fuck the trolls and haters. I saw you live in Adelaide and it was the most spectacular thing i had ever seen. I saw you in Adelaide in 2009 and that was amazing. To compare where you were then to what you have become is nothing short of amazing. Your music is yours, not something smashed together by a recording label, following the same generic patterns all the shithouse popstars use. But the thing i like most is your not afraid to be yourself. And if that isn't inspiring and a good role model, i have no idea what is.

    You have talent, thats why you made it

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  24. DO YOU HAVE ANY SHOW IN CANADA THIS SUMMER ???

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  25. I sometimes reply to youtube comments with big replys like this and all I get is "lol" back.

    WELL WHO'S GOT REAL FRIENDS IN A REAL WORLD!?!

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  26. Joel, please don't listen to the haters, they only wish to be where you are. & since they can't, they're gonna talk trash...don't feed into it. you are better than that, don't stoop to their level :] long story short: you are awesome + your music reflects this awesomeness, so keep going!!!

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  27. "you can just enjoy the music"... so simple yet true. We can simply enjoy Joel's music that he enjoys making. He doesn't want his ego involved in the music, he just creates. We just listen.

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  28. its music why do people have to over think it. just enjoy. besides you wouldnt have told churchhill to lay off the scotch and cigars because he is setting a bad example would you?

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  29. how wants to mess with deadmau5,they will be muted for life by deadmau5 music.
    long live the mau5

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  30. Definitely don't bother with people who only have bad things to say. Your music is so inspiring, I watched the EpicMau5time Cheesy Tower Youtube video 1 million times before I found the Strobe song and could buy it. Your talents are hitting the world, keep it up :)

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  31. You are my inspiration SCREW THAT d00d. I have to say I found you by mistake and what a great mistake someone could make. I was corrected once I did read your bio thinking your name was "dead-Maw-5" phonetically speaking but now I have seen the true meaning.

    Keep it up man I support you! Keep up the good work and inspire those who actually give a damn. Chod3 fuck3rs like that are just annoyed that your successful.

    P3@C3

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  32. Hello!!
    I do not need hoffman´s when I hear deadmau5
    you now ;)
    deadmau5 is my hoffan....

    Join Fan

    WASTEmusic
    on Facebook :)

    greats from Germany

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  33. I hate that people just to conclusions and act like they know you when they dont know jack and just listen to the media. Also ive watched enough of your ustreams and facebook/twitter posts to understand that you are not trying to be a role model or trying to be some i dont give a crap punk. you just want to make music and live and some people dont want to accept that. dont let it get to your head. haters just want to hate.

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  34. By the way. Thank you for being so real. Most artists become so large the let their management take over on facebook and post just songs with nothing else. You Blog, ustream, facebook, twitter to anyone and it makes me feel like your down to earth which make you seem real. thank you for reaching to your fans.

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  35. you are a super cool dude, my mouse man.

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  36. LOL! Some people are just frustrated. Screw that guy!

    Keep being amazing Mau5! You're the best! And for god's sake, please come to portugal soon! I'm dying to go to one of your fucking amazing performances!

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  37. gawd talk about jealousy. Even if mau5 did drugs who honestly gives a shit cos ur just being a hypocrite cos most of us have tried them. Plus its all about the music not his life. jeez these 21st century kids need to get out

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  38. Joel.. PLEASE SPIN ONE MORE DAY AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM! Why not make 2 shows out of it and play the Saturday event as well!

    These jerk scalpers are making tickets to your event VERY EXPENSIVE. You should fight them back by doing another even that that same weekend..

    Above & Beyond did the same thing and the scalpers were so sad they were selling tix for way less than door! Joel please do this for your LA fans! It sucks sooo much to have to pay 100 bucks a ticket! I love your music... but make those fucking scalpers PAY!

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  39. Aaaaah, you never update your blog anymore :-/

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  40. mau5 I am READY for deer bus and aural synapse to be released on a track. i wanna bang my head till my brain turns to slush

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  41. I'm making a Mau5 Head. Anyone want to tell me what they used if they made one? Also I wish people would stop ripping on Deadmau5. It's so disconcerting and they obviously have no lives. If they want to write hatemail they should write it to someone who actually gives a crap about it.

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  43. I was just dicking about with a PIC microcontroller, got a USB Audio endpoint working with hacked DAC, so only 8 bit, 48Khz. Of all the tunes I tried, Deadmau5 tracks sounded by far the sweetest in only 8-bit Mono!

    Nice mastering ;-)

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  44. Well said, problem is that people take things that arent ment serious as serious. And the interviews are just trying to get as much readers and attention as possible so they pretend like something that was said as a joke, is fact...

    Keep up the good work Joel, you know ridicolous amounts of people like if not love it. Im one of them, and Ive been for a good while now.

    -cheers from that 2010 in 4+2 minutes kid (BrokN9

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  45. Joel who makes the heads for your shows

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  46. i find it laughable that people assume that just because someone is famous/ rich that they should become this role model to live up to. i personally could care fucking less about what u smoke, drink snort and/or bang. i don't care about your personality or your opinion on really anything (as i'm sure you could care less about mine). you make music. really really good music. that's the only reason i even know who you are. my opinion may sound harsh and standoffish but it's the truth. i'm not going to start smoking cuz i saw a cig in ur hands and anyone that does has a touch of the downs! looking forward to see your show. keep it about the music. later

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  47. Damn,now i'm really fucking frustrated. I feel like a 4-year old trying to figure out where my pacifier is. How can I send Joel fan mail? JOEL, HOW CAN I SEND YOU FAN MAIL? Y U NO LOVE ME D:I want to send you a fucking letter -.- at least one online in a desperate attempt for you to reply. Please, I need help, i really want to send something to Joel and at least know he READ it. But, on another note on what that guy said. Is somewhat true. You ARE a Dj, you can't deny it. You produce and publish, music. And perform in front of live audiences. Just be careful what you do, because you know you are an influence to many young adults.

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  48. Would you please design and market a pulsing LIGHTED T-shirt. (Simple, with the mouse head only.) Please, please, please!

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  49. Hello im a house producer i make music just like "kaskade,Avicii,Swm"
    but with my own original taste
    do me a favor
    Check out "sometimes ibiza "
    on my channel all support is needed
    make my dreams of being famous come true
    thank you.

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  50. Hello im a house producer i make music just like "kaskade,Avicii,Swm"
    but with my own original taste
    do me a favor
    Check out "sometimes ibiza "
    on my channel all support is needed
    make my dreams of being famous come true
    thank you.

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  51. Hello im a house producer i make music just like "kaskade,Avicii,Swm"
    but with my own original taste
    do me a favor
    Check out "sometimes ibiza "
    on my channel all support is needed
    make my dreams of being famous come true
    thank you.

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  52. Hello im a house producer i make music just like "kaskade,Avicii,Swm"
    but with my own original taste
    do me a favor
    Check out "sometimes ibiza "
    on my channel all support is needed
    make my dreams of being famous come true
    thank you.

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  53. love deadmau5. Here's my blog in which I talk about my life experience with deadmau5if anyone is interested http://dexytheninja.blogspot.com/

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  54. I'm making a budget for an event at school. I get to make a dream budget. You're in my dream event ;) You cost $500,000, just to let you know :D

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  55. I agree, Joel. This sounds like a self-righteous egotistical jerk who is either jealous of your success or just wants to criticize your outside appearance, (analyzed from the POV of those who feel as if you should answer to them). Keep on keeping on man. I follow you as well as many other artists and stand-up people on twitter, facebook, etc. and can say from what I have perceived you're completely real with your fans as well as haters. Deadmau5 ftw.

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  56. wow that was quite interesting!!! you get some jealous, sick, narrow minded naive goons out there these days!! but hey i guess with the good comes the bad! and you know exactly how to take a great approach towards dealing with such kind of people! and so too that in this type of industry its just inevitable to receive the different kinds of hate speech from f**k bags like these!! oh well, just keep those sick beats rolling in for the rest of your fans :) can't wait until you're here in SOUTH AFRICA in December!!! some of us have waited for you for literally years until you've stood on South Afrcan soil!! pleeeeaase you gotta have the best mash-up track of 'raise your weapon'to be played here in SA :D can't wait any longer!!! im counting down the days Joel :)

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  57. some guy, you literally make me sick to my stomach. where ever you are, whoever you are..you do not belong. get the fuck outta here you clearly know absolutly nothing and have no place on the mau5's blog or in this world. fuck yourself

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  58. Hi Joel

    I was wondering. I want to buy my first modular synth. i own a lot af synths and it's just time for me to buy a modular synth :)

    I was thinking of buying the doepfer basic modular system as a starting project. Any suggestions? (as my synth goeroe). (synthmusicmz on youtube).

    keep on tweaking and patching!!!!!!
    best way of life EVER!! :)

    bye

    marcel

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  59. deadmau5 i have truly been inspired by your creative spirit and overall skill / passion you have in your element. ever since hearing your music i have been producing and making music in the electronic field and i love having someone whose a decent person and is a skilled person to whom i can relate to and look up to. hope you end up reading this someday and if u ever get time im going to upload all my music this weekend under the youtube name: Sumher0. to sum up what im tryna say is your great at what you do and keep kicking ass forever bro -derek c

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  60. way to go Joel!!! hes only hatin cause your music is doper than his. the way i see it: if u have gone hungry to get that new piece of equipment or what have you, and u now have the ability to buy any and all equipment u could ever need and still feed yourself and everyone on your block, then u must b doin somethin right. keep on keepin on and rise above. it dont mean u forgot where u came from, just that youve made it to a better place. which is what we all want in life. so haters keep hatin, deadmau5 keep rockin, and the world will go round. by the way: if it aint deadmau5, keep it out my house!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  61. Sorry, new fan and I'm sure this probably has been mentioned numerous times, but has anyone ever pointed out that the release, Random Album Title, spells RAT? Was that intentional?

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  62. I LOVE your music. Keep up the good work. (¯`(o_o)´¯)

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  63. Like everyone else has said, ignore the haters and keep your "friends" close. Keep making the music you love and make a few more haters. ;) There will always be someone out there that thinks you doing something wrong. And "your other friends" have no right to judge you or even think that we know you. (THEY DON'T) Shit even if you had time to take a drug, it would have effected your music and you wouldn't have people loving your music. From one Canadian to another keep up the great work you do!! Do this people know what PLUR means anyways?

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  64. The Blog of Fail??? Perhaps so. First, and foremost. My birthday is JUNE 3. Now, that I've grabbed your attention. You remember what happened on June 3rd a number of years ago in Spain. That happened as part of a curse. And his was not the first. Why you ask? Betrayal, denial, ignorance, arrogance,and hubris. Why you made that choice I don't know. But you did. After helping you out so much too. You've followed my every word to a t, and I know how much you've listened to my word. I can see how you've listened to my every word. That event wouldn't have occurred had you not deny my existence, even to portray me as some kind of heretic. I've given you many chances, we've even indirectly have talked online. Calling me a hater, infuriated me. In retaliation, Meowingtons has 8 lives left. That jump was one hell of a jump. Slip of the paw, I guess. There can be more, but I really don't want to do that. There is a reversal to this curse, you'd have to forgive me, and accept me as your FRIEND, as that was my first intention. So are you going to live your life living through that curse that will eventually lead to tormenting of the mind. Which will lead to more smoking, etc. This is not what I want, nor you for that matter. So it is upon yourself to forgive and forget. Remember, there are only six degrees of separation. Through those means, you can contact me.

    As the borg say, resistance is futile.
    You may also want to look up theomancy.

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  65. The fan is right in a way. As a fan of your music and your cat, I searched a lot about you. And I once stumbled upon this interview of you being very vulgar towards how you hate "DJ's". Like he said, you probably thought of yourself as one, in one point. Back then. Or whatever. My ex tells me you have a big ego the size of Jupiter. I was shocked at this. Don't get me wrong, I still continue to listen to your music. But I am disappoint nevertheless. Do whatever you want Mr Mau5. But there are fans out there that have cancelled plans on seeing your live shows simply because of that vulgar interview, good music with a great personality = Lotsamoneys. Not just that, people like you. They would probably cry because of how good your music is (alongside your personality). I planned to see your first before I see Skrillex. Now I'm having second thoughts. And I planned on not raving to your music but stand there and cry and appreciate how amazing it is. Now that's ruined lol. I might just awkwardly stand there instead, bobbing my head. I respect you still, but yeah.. :| There's nothing anyone can do about your attitude, but you yourself need to sort it out. Because I don't want to put you next to Kanye West.

    Thank you for the Music and thank you for the Lols with your cat. I would sometimes watch those videos to cheer me up. I will forever hope that you would just say sorry to those DJ's who you "dissed". I want to draw a picture of you and meowingtons with 100% love and care and detail into it. Well, not 100%.. 99.9% perhaps.

    It's bitchy to say that I would not do that until I see a change in your attitude. I know, it's pathetic but. I would spend a lot of hours, days and even weeks perfecting that certain drawing. Because I highly respect you and your music. Well, I 79.7% respect you. It's still respect.

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    1. I agree. I love his music, and I highly respected him, but once he had to talk to a fan he seemed very annoyed with that fact. Didn't he know he'd be bothered by people? Or even if he wasn't in a good mood, why didn't he just say he had to go, or say he wasn't really in the best mood? He definitely has an ego, although sometimes I see him get past it and is a very nice guy. I just wish it was easy to tell when he'd be a total dick, or the fan-friendly man I sometimes see him act like he is.

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  66. Joel we miss your posts on twitter/fb/livestream. I hope your doing well :)

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  67. Although, once when I met Joel, he seemed pretty irritable with having to talk to me for more than a minute. He wasn't busy that's for sure, but maybe I caught him at a bad time? I don't get it. :/

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  68. u realize that he doesn't give a shit for what you think...whether you like him or not. Even this post, in his mind, only concerns the very people who are reading and commenting. It's between us, not us versus him. So to further enforce this ideal, I love & hate Deadmau5 with a passion. He is a cynical, as well as intelligent, producer. But his words for the majority of the time speak louder than his productions, which is a problem. I am not saying he is the top of the EDM scene, as if I would categorize him that way. At the end of the day, he is just another progressive house icon that tries to please people with his music. Isn't that an artist is supposed to do? What's insulting here is the mere status of this very post. The fan mailer is oblivious to his own argument, and very redundant. The argument "now you're at the top and think you're the shit" is completely tiresome. Though, it doesn't matter. All the above try to defend Joel. I am not here to defend or defy him, because it doesn't matter one bit. I listen to Deadmau5 not because I think he is one of most rude artists out there. That doesn't make sense. It's the connection with the audience through his music. And that is the sole purpose of an artist. Connection through music. He doesn't want to talk to you. He doesn't like to talk to you. He doesn't give a fuck what you think. He isn't a role model. But what do you expect? U can't change anyone. So stop complaining and just listen. If you don;t like Deadmau5 one bit, why r u still here complaining about him? It's the music.

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  69. hi i love you man really think your so cool and just hope that you can really one day come close to new York

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  70. who the fuck really cares about any of this bullshit! or i should say "who the fuck really SHOULD care!" in the end, we are all just trying to live fucking life and, if your on this blog, listen to this bombass music. all i wanted to say is Deadmau5 get your ass to kc again!

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