1. Monday, July 14, 2003

    when im feeling like crap, i throw on darkness, 

    and dip into the mailbag. lets see what the kids are saying today.

    Subject: i linked you

    Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003

    hey there, i was reading through some posts etc. on your site and found it really enjoyable.

    there isn’t many sites are just based on pure content and i admire that, my site used to be but since then its more of a whorey operation, looking for the big hits the cheaper way (though absolutely failing to succeed – I’ll go back to it once there’s an audience).

    I found your link on a link of lameking.net, who is another site that has great posts.

    so anyway i noticed you wanted to be told if you were linked so i thought i’d send you this, i’m not expecting any payback for it, just have a lot of free time.



    Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 22:44:15 GMT+01:00

    Subject: my adoration…

    Hi Tony,

    I love your blog. I found the busblog a few months ago – I was directed your way by JimmyT (The Joint), so you can blame him for my tony-lurve!

    I check out your blog everday. Your photo essays rock, too. You’re the man, tony! Unfortunately I can’t come and stalk you as I live in England, but it’s the thought that counts, right? ;)

    Just wanted to let you know that I’m reading and lovin’.




    From: “the lost one”

    Subject: great site. thank you.

    To: blog@tonypierce.com

    hey – while i am not linking to you, i want you to know i thoroughly enjoy your site. it looks like you enjoy the hell out of doing it. it shows.

    my blog is in transition. but when it grows up, it wants to be like yours.

    right now, it just plain sucks.

    take care,

    the lost one



    From: nice girl

    To: bloggy@tonypierce.com

    Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 13:48:29 -0600

    I don’t know why I feel inclined to tell you this, but I had a dream about you last night. I can’t really remember it all that well, but I know that I talked to you, heard your voice. Your voice was very clear, and had a very fine resolution to it (for lack of a better way to describe it.)

    Anyway, I also wanted to thank you for commenting the other day. It’s flattering to know that you’ve even seen my site. A lot of times I come to your site first for inspiration before I post. You definitely have a unique voice, and a unique way of expressing your views. So thanks for being my muse from time to time.



    Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 06:30:31 -0700 (PDT)

    From: “Pam”

    Subject: your blog, what else

    To: blog@tonypierce.com

    hey, tony :)

    your blog still manages to overwhelm me everyday.

    i work in a newspaper and a couple of weeks ago, i printed out “just words” and posted it on my computer table. i don’t know if that’s okay with you, i’ve been feeling guilty about it and that’s why i wrote to tell you. if you want me to take it down, i will. anyway, as a result of that, other people from my office have started reading your blog too :)

    you seemed to be down in your last post – but i know that won’t last. because if it did, you wouldn’t be tony pierce, you would just be like the rest of us.

    take care.

    keep knocking us down with your powerful words.