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Delonge Shows Vampire Weekend The Future of Fame

Posted by: Blake Solomon (01/05/10)
Tom Delonge recently tried to sell the perks of his Modlife website to the members of Vampire Weekend. Read about this awkward exchange here.

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11:33 AM on 01/05/10
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from the article The band members seemed rattled. "I started thinking about all kinds of things while he was talking," Batmanglij said. "Like what it means to be in a band. Tom DeLonge is not that old. He's thirty-three. Seven years older than me — that's crazy."

Tomson said, "You gotta hustle." No one spoke for a while.'
11:37 AM on 01/05/10
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hahahahaha They owned Tom. Sad to see him be like this now.
11:38 AM on 01/05/10
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Hahahahaha. VWFTW.
11:40 AM on 01/05/10
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it didnt seem that bad. maybe toms a little crazy but atleast he's trying
11:40 AM on 01/05/10
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inb4 butthurt AVA fans that defend Tom.

Edit: Damn I'm too slow these days.
11:40 AM on 01/05/10
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It didn't sound like a bad idea until until the part about Tom taking 25 percent of the profits
11:40 AM on 01/05/10
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"But you guys know and I know that you're trying to live in an industry that's dying. And so Modlife is trying to give you the chance to survive."

11:40 AM on 01/05/10
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this pisses me off, I actually just canceled my modlife account after seeing how much of a waste of money it is - however, I also know how much work Tom put into it and to laugh during someones presentation of their "baby project" of sorts is unbelievably rude
11:41 AM on 01/05/10
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Wow, kind of disheartening.
11:42 AM on 01/05/10
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I lose more and more respect for the man as the days pass.
11:43 AM on 01/05/10
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It didn't sound like a bad idea until until the part about Tom taking 25 percent of the profits
I had no idea the model was built on the company taking 25%. Interesting.

I have yet to figure out why a band can't do everything Modlife does, without a commission, on their own, using free web products, and broadcast to a much larger fan-base.

Although, on topic of the article: Didn't seem that weird to me from a "sad" (as the article said) perspective. He tried to get them to sign up. Showed them what it was all about. Good for him. I've been pitched THOUSANDS of ideas in my life ... this was no where near what I've seen out there or even pushy at all. Don't see how Tom did anything wrong here. Except this one quote, "Do you want to do normal blogs — or do you want to do it in the dark and have lasers going and make it look like you're from space? And not call it a blog, call it a space cam?" -- which is just ... weird.
11:43 AM on 01/05/10
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idk whats so sad about the pitch
11:44 AM on 01/05/10
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The part where they started giggling at the movie made me laugh.
11:44 AM on 01/05/10
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Tom's love for Modlife is a bit over the top.

That being said, I like pretty much everything about Tom Delonge more than one single thing about Vampire Weekend. Just another overrated intentionally-indie band.

Not to mention, anything involving vampires pretty annoys the hell out of me these days.
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