Awhile ago we got a press kit from a band called Nothing Ever Stays. From listening to them and perusing over their track list, I’d categorize them under “emo alt rock” but they list themselves on MySpace as “Rock / Alternative / Indie”. Either way, it was just another CD to land on the desk of Daniel Taylor. Now that I think of it, I had tried to give it to James to see if he wanted to listen, but he’s more of a metal guy and his hesitance to accept it was obvious. So I gave it to Daniel.
They followed up with the usual email asking if I had received it, to which I replied “Yes, I passed it along to an editor and you can get in touch with him at email@example.com”. They hit me back with “Brittany, you are amazing. Thank you so much. The guys and I love you already!!!!!!” (Yes, I got 6 exclamation points). I blushed and wrote back a quick “Xo” and moved on with my day. Surely never to hear from them again… so I thought.
TWO DAYS LATER… They send us a bigass package.
Daniel walks into the office, “Hey Brittany, you know that band, Nothing Ever Stays?”
“Yeah, I remember.”
“Wull, they sent you this Valentine’s Day teddy bear and chocolate kisses.”
He hands me their note:
“I heard from my sources (lol) that you also are a big SleepyTime Tea fan. This should hold you over for a while. The Kisses are for Brittany, since we can’t see her in person. Thanks”
I just checked out DT’s desk and on it are THREE boxes of SleepyTime Tea. (One could only know that Daniel is a fan of that tea from checking him out on MySpace. Talk about doing your research.)
Now I’m sitting here, listening to their CD, and it could be the Hershey Kisses, but I think I love this band. Thanks, Doug, Milan, Ryan and Davey! You made my day! XOXOXOXO