Dear John Feldmann
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you John Feldmann.
Would you believe he is a notoriously outspoken vegan and animal rights activist from this picture?
Would you believe he was ever the front man of a band who were in part responsible for the Ska-Punk re-birth?
No? I agree.
Would you believe that this man is an A&R rep for Warner?
Would you believe this man has written songs for Ashlee Simpson and Hilary Duff?
Yes? I am also inclined to agree with you.
Would you believe that all of the above is true about this man?
Sadly, it is. I used to love Goldfinger. I really did. Their first 3 offerings were light hearted skapunk at its finest (and I really mean that), then their political opinions and animal rights attitude started to filter into their music and I lost touch as I didn’t agree with everything they had to say and felt, as a fan at their shows, it was being forced down my throat in a way that made me feel uncomfortable for not agreeing with them and (get this) paying to go and see them!
So, John Feldmann, this blog post is a bit of a fuck you! Please take your personal politics and shove it down Ashlee Simpon’s throat and write your opinions into her songs rather than ever making me feel guilty for supporting you and your band because I have different opinions to you. As a matter of fact, I don’t respect anyone who would have such extreme values and then sell their souls to talentless money making puppets. Consider me one less fan of your work.