So why did I quit doing music as Brady Arnold? It was because of a lack of support (people not buying albums, spreading the word, or at least commenting to thank me for all the free music) that I decided to end the thing just last year. Don't get me wrong, it's not about the money, although that can still be used as a measure of success / demand. Also, after the youtube incident, when I really started to go into battle mode, it got me thinking: Is this really something worth fighting for considering that very few people appear to give a shit? Well, if that's the case then why should I give a shit? In fact I should just finally free myself, and get rid of this thing once and for all!
I then came to the pathetic realization that in a seven year period of really trying hard to promote my music, I could not see any noticeable growth in listeners above 10 people. That really bothered me that I couldn't even get more listeners than fingers on my hands despite all my involved efforts. Seriously, I would spend whole days just working on promoting the music for the better part of a seven year period! Thanks for listening to me from within your closets!
The only way I would come back (hint) is if there is an actual demand for my music, significantly more so than the revolving door of the usual 10 listeners. I did more than my share already, and I am done. As for going through the effort of re-uploading everything? Sorry, but I'm not re-uploading anything that was for the most part underappreciated as far as I could tell. I've already received the message loud and clear, and have moved on.
But what about future generations? No one knows even 5 minutes into the future, so what about it? Even if someone from the future were to visit me to prove that my music eventually becomes more shared / appreciated, I would still have to ask: But does any of this happen while I'm still alive? If the answer is no then I would tell them thanks, now get the fuck out, I'm not interested. If I'm not reaping the benefits in this life, before I die then what's the point? Why should I make something only for people in the future to enjoy? What does that do for me in the now?
You can call me selfish, I don't care, the point is it's my life, and you can't expect me to act according to your wishes. I removed myself as a potential public figure, and no longer am obligated to the demands of my 10 listeners. All I can say is stop being entitled and accept the fact that it's over. I am however serious about what I said earlier. I would restore everything, and come back if enough interest / demand could be created. I'm talking bum rush! My social medial would have to be inundated daily with requests to re-upload my music, and to make a return. They say anything is possible, but I'm not holding my breath.
Thanks for listening, for your interest, and hopefully for seeing things through my eyes.
Epilogue Message Hidden in Stereo Out of Phase by Bradyarnold