The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

The Coolest Business Card Ever?

So as many of you know, I’ve been doing a long-term, side project with a famous rock band.

Well about 2 months ago, when I was still in the US, I received a box of business cards.

Metallica business cards.

Now as excited as I was about getting them, I was a bit confused for 3 reasons …

1. I’d been working for them for over a year so couldn’t work out why I’d only just got them.

2. The work I do for them has absolutely no reason to ever need a business card.

3. I was about to move to the UK so the phone number on the card would soon be redundent.

I then discovered that I’d been on probation for that whole time [which they had never mentioned to me], I needed a way to gain some speedy respect with some of the people they were connecting me to [because obviously, on my own, it’s impossible] and apparently I’m “an asshole” for not reminding them I moving country [even though I absolutely had told them I was moving country fact] but who cares … I’m now the proud owner of some obsolete business cards with an awesome email address and for that – and, I suppose, the amazing opportunity they’re giving me – I’m eternally grateful.

Christ, first I ended last week on a positive note and now I’m seeing the silver lining in things.

Who am I?

And it’s a Monday.

Seriously, we should all be getting worried around now.


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Not as worried as Metallica should be.

Comment by Bazza

I can’t argue with that.

Comment by Rob

Though I agree with their asshole assessment of you.

Comment by Bazza

Nor that.

Comment by Rob

I want one of those cards even if it has your old details on it. The tape inlay is the absolutely perfect design for them.

Comment by Pete

Though if they know their brand that well, why do they need Robert? Only teasing Robert and yes, I know you’re not doing brand work, you don’t have to remind and explain it to me again.

Comment by George

Is he paranoid about what he’s doing?

Comment by Bazza

Not paranoid, just very particular.

Comment by George

OK … I hear you. I won’t say it again. But you know why I was doing it, because you kept suggesting things that were utterly wrong. So it’s all your fault.

Comment by Rob

Blamestorming again?

Comment by DH

Great cards. I like how the tape design mocks the very obsolescence of cards.

Comment by Rob (Other one)

Not in Asian culture. But I get your point.

Comment by George

Good point

Comment by Rob (Other one)

I note the inlay is from a C-60 but the tape shown is a 90. This is either sloppy or perfect. Knowing what I do of the band, I would say sloppily perfect.

Comment by George

Best humble brag of all time.

Comment by Marcus

Not that humble.

Comment by George

That’s kind of what makes it so special, George.

Comment by Marcus

I try …

Comment by Rob

try? its the only thing you fucking excellent at.

Comment by andy@cynic

Can you post at the end of the day, or in the middle of the night? It’s doing my head in having you in the same(ish) time zone.

Comment by Marcus

Hahahaha … they’re all pre-written so they post in the morning so by the time I get to work I have some hate to respond to. But the posts are here forevermore so don’t feel obliged to write a comment early, hahahaha.

Comment by Rob


Comment by Marcus

If people thought Metallica were satan worshipers, wait till they hear this news.

Comment by DH

i think “you fucking wanker” sums this up the best.

Comment by andy@cynic


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