Two for the weekend.

Once upon a time there was a band from the Los Angeles area called Who Rides The Tiger. In their time together they made many ears ring, and sometimes bleed. Eventually they disbanded, and I got sad. Maintaining contact with WRTT’s vocalist/guitarist Bill, he’d mentioned that he had a new project in the works. After some months at the drawing board, the first little taste of his new project is inching its way out of the darkness.
Oh yeah?
O ZORN!

Now, if you have time, are feeling ornery, and want to turn a screw on The Man, Luce sent me the following clip;

The comments are interesting in as far as this concept ultimately hurting the customer, but as far as thousands, or tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of empty envelops being returned to the institutions goes, it might make an impression.
Metal and civil disobedience are like peanut butter and chocolate.

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6 Responses to “Two for the weekend.”

  1. db October 29, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    Been doing the return envelope thing for several years — it also helps a beleaguered Postal Service:
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/05/15/DD133438.DTL

  2. ghostrider October 29, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    That’s the classic “junk the junk mailer” trick. We used to stuff those business-reply envelopes with POUNDS of stuff…busted CDs, folded catalogs, garbage, etc. and mailed ’em back.
    The craziest thing is that eventually, the companies get the hint and take you off their mailing lists…meanwhile, you’ve cost them untold dollars in excess postage. Booya!

  3. Burke October 31, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    That band sounds like Karp.
    Thats a good thing.

  4. Noel November 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    It’s not going back to Citiwhatever bank. It’s going to a direct mail processing center that Bank of Whatever has hired and probably owns the permit. Could be a small business like the one I used to run that’ll get stuck paying for whatever it costs to deal with the extra crap. It’s a great idea, but it likely ends up hurting the wrong people.

  5. db November 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    Interesting point, Noel. I wondered about that…

  6. nexus November 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Better yet, tape the envelope to a box and fill the box with crap.
    The banks have to pay the direct mail guys so it keeps them in a job. Besides, direct mail centres happily making money off this crap is another story. I think they should do a bit of suffering for their part in the junk mail debate. Fuck em!