Probably the most awesome/desperate demo submission we ever got

Oh. My. Goodness.

This is probably one of the worst demo submissions we ever got. It's wrong in all possible ways. It's so full of FAIL and cries "nooooo - please stop it!" on all ends, yet it's so desperate and full of an adorable amount of self-esteem I could not help but share it with you.

Here's the story:

I was just working on getting the promo campaign ready for the upcoming Pesto EP002 "Booty Shakers". So I converted the master files to MP3 format, uploaded them to the server, etc. While doing so, I sent out a tweet describing what I was about to do - yeah, I love to keep you up to date:

screen capture of a tweet sent by Pesto Music

A few minutes later, I received this reply via twitter from a person I'm not following:

screen capture of a tweet reply by Ashley

Hardly readable in light pink on white but her tweet says: "███▀▀██████▄▄LOOKING FOR THE SUPPORT AND OPPORTUNITY THAT I NEED, PLZ PLZ HELP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb9642zYTjs"

I don't know if it was "booty", "shakers" or "pestomusic" that triggered Ashley's reply and usually, tweets like this are spam. I flag them as spam and report them to twitter, block the user and continue from where I was before. Not this time. My instinct told me to look up that profile. Hey, it could also be she's a young, undiscovered super talent and I'm missing the opportunity of having another great vocalist for Pesto - so don't judge me! I checked it, clicked the provided link and found her "demo" on YouTube. And couldn't stop laughing my arse off.

Here's that demo - I should probably rip the video it in order to have it in the archive. Priceless!



Do you think I'm a bad guy by exposing Ashley or do you think she's the next big thing? And be honest, are you having at least a grin on your face?;)