Marie Digby posted the following message on her blog at MySpace (@mariedigby) on Wednesday (August 5):
I think today will be the first ever blog that I write … as I’m furious. fuming. angry beyond words.
Thank god for blogs because I can say whatever the F.. I want to .
So basically, I got a call recently that some schmuck from the Wall Street Journal wanted to do an article about me. He interviewed some people at my label and then asked to talk to me on the phone. I talked to this guy for an hour, told him every detail of my journey so far in music…
Here’s Lesson 1 for me in Media – The writer will use whatever quote he wants of yours to make it fit his ‘angle’. This loser was desperate for a good story… he knew what he wanted to write before he ever even talked to me.
The guy’s angle is this : that I am a complete phony and fake and a pawn of my record label in some brilliant marketing scheme.
IS this guy completely insane. You think it’s that easy? That you get signed and suddenly everything’s taken care of for you!!!??
DO you think that my record label came to my house, my bathroom! and told me what songs to sing and told me that in a matter of weeks I’d be some ‘YouTube ‘ phenom??!?!
Wake up – I am GRATEFUL to be signed but you know what, Labels are wonderful for mostly one thing – A loan. It is a bank and they lend you money to make music. They don’t come to your house, hold your hand, and direct YouTube videos for you .
I have so many dear friends who were signed to the biggest record labels in the world, made amazing albums and were DROPPED. that’s it…..
I was in a situation with my label where I didn’t know where the hell I stood amongst the Hilary Duff’s, Aly and AJ, Jesse McCartney.. the HIGH School Musical kids!!!!
I was STRANDED! I was completely lost and desperate… I knew that if I didn’t do something, that I would end up like my friends.. that I would have this amazing record which would never see the light of day. Oh, and something else, as many of you have asked me, I STILL don’t know when I get to actually release an album !! I mean, I’m hoping that thanks to all of this good stuff lately, that it will get the chance it deserves but I still don’t know for sure.
What hurts the most is that this loser took every genuine thing I said and made it sound like I am acting, that this whole thing is scripted. The dude is desperate to be onto the next ‘ lonely girl’ or whatever.. I’ve actually never seen that but its obvious that’s what he wanted me to be.
I just had to write this because this is a place for me to say whatever is on my mind.. and I want you to hear what I have to say about this article.
It’s really upsetting but I guess it’s also a lesson learned.. this is my first taste of what media might be like.
OK. I’m not angry anymore :)
I guess it’s that easy for me to get over it. good thing.. write songs or write blogs, I guess that’s my therapy.