Say Anything frontman Max Bemis recently launched a unique initiative, offering to write new acoustic songs for paying fans. The band explained:
In an effort to minimize the gap between music listeners and performers, take up time on warped tour, and find some solution for the fact that anyone can download any of his gosh-darn albums for free, Max came up with a predictably crazy idea in a haze of sleeping medication.
Max has decided to open the door for a limited time to Say Anything fans to submit ONE to TWO paragraphs about an issue they are having, a serious problem they are going through, or even something they just felt should be written about. Max will take two to three days to deliver an acoustic, full length actual Say Anything song based on your experiences and what you submitted! Each song is 100 percent written by Max for YOU, the buyer.
The going price for a Say Anything tune appears to be $150. Since announcing the initiative on August 1st via MySpace the band has since closed orders due to overwhelming demand. There's no word if the initiative will continue.
The band is currently supporting 2007's released In Defense of the Genre, which by our count should have cost J Records $4,050.