Intrepid Contrarian contributor and Big Apple-dweller James Caldwell has big-time balls. He recently decided to cut to the chase re: Sasha Frere-Jones’ online beg-a-thon to repair a faulty hard drive. The following is their e-mail exchange in its entirety.
Look, you’re probably a very nice guy. And you’re a public target and
I’m not, so, granted, I’ve got protection and don’t have to endure
strangers emailing me. But I’ve got to say, asking people for money
for your hard drive is shitty. Money? Actual money? I’m not trying to
be a dick, but man, think about that…Unless you were kidding, in
which case it was fucking funny.
Here’s Sahsa’s reply:
Well, today’s post is pretty much a full admission–in the guise of
light comedy–that it was a truly dumbass idea. Having learned my
lesson, I now intend to save my dumber moments for private, intimate gatherings. Like, when I’m asleep.
Let it never be said we can’t get to the bottom of Important Issues.
In other news, you can pick Hillary Clinton’s campaign song. I suggest you post your suggestions in the comments, and James will forward them to Ms. C. ‘Cause they’re still pretty tight, even after the whole Vincent Foster affair. I mean, um, nothing.