April Fools Day 2009
Actually celebrated on 5/27 - 5/28

Dear Hosted Guys, and Friends of Beastiemixes.com As I sit here looking over the evil empire I seem to have created,  I look back at all the friends I've made over the years,  and I'm very thankful for all of you.   At this time I regret to inform you that I have been told by [Name deleted to protect the guilty],  actually [Name deleted to protect the guilty] that I can no longer run the site...   I'm sorry to have to tell you, but Beastimixes.com will be no more as of June 1st 2009.   I've had a lot of fun over the last three years,  and I hope you did too.  Thanks for all the love,  You guys are the best!  

Your host,
Silence7


The Responses.....   Can you feel the love?

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That fuckin sucks! Fuck the Man! The Beastie obviously support remixes, with the pellas they release and the [Name deleted to protect the guilty] shizzle and all.
Booo! Thanks for everything, your amazing! Enjoy your new life and all the free time you will now have!
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wtf, mate? :(
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WTF?!?! That sucks man! Big props for doing it in the first place, and keeping it going for so long.
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Sad news! :-(

As a thank you for the hosting space and a great site..

Best wishes for all the free time you'll have to yourself now. Cheers again,
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NOOOOOO!!!! Say it aint so! Well buddy, I hope we can keep in touch, maybe even get a chance to share a pint. I will really miss the place :-(
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crap that sux dude! I mean i guess you'll have a lot more free time on your hands now but seriously that's ridiculous.
i wish you could make it like a private site with a name and password...
u know, u should change the name ... not to something like 'hot sauce inspectors' but mayybe
'flower arranging society' and put daisys on the page, and name and pwd to log in and only accept users who you know (like me!)

[Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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Hello Silence, I sincerly complain! Your site is a center of my music making. Pls. dont give up! How can we support you? Money? Congress Man? UNO? Human Rights/Pets rights/you name it! Serious: pls. let me know what you need. Is there a chance to open the site under a club (with restricted members and private membership). I think no one can forbid this. Then it will be only DJs and those who have the membership (code word and small fee for membership) What do you think? Pls. dont give up! We sincerly need you and your site!!!! Yours [Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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Thanks for the great time Silence7!
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shit man! a real big collection of off-commercial modern music culture is going down. because i dont want to have you in jail, i wont force you to upload all the remixes on any fidschie islands server. real fuck. thank you for all! your the best,

greets [Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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Why?
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fo real?
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Hi Silence, have you tried to offer them all of material you have collected for those three years ? Corporate together, ask them about special permission, anything... What they did told you exactly ?

[Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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Dude I'm real sorry to hear that, even though I haven't been active on the site for ages myself.

Feel free to keep me on any of your email lists and let me know about any other sites you might set up. Will the mashtapes site continue unmolested?
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Thank you silence7! We will keep going - underground...that's how rap music should be anyway! peace! [Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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oh holy shit I take it that this is NOT an april fool. what the hell? I'm sorry for you. very curious to hear more about this.

[Name deleted to protect the guilty] fuckers.

[Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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Sorry to hear - a real, real shame.

Thanks back to you for all your hard work and for all others who contributed. You're right - it was a lot of fun, when will the [Name deleted to protect the guilty] realize that music is supposed to be exactly what Beastiemixes [& the Beastie Boys] are all about... Fun!!

Best, [Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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That's too bad! I enjoyed listening to all the remixes and I was glad to be able to share mine with you guys!

[Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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Thanx mate! Sad but true! I think we would always remember u and u makes our life brigher! So see u next time on myspace!!
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YOU BASTARD!!!
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Dude...I was bummed - I was prepared to start BTing all the tracks to make them avail to all...
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HAHAHAHAHAHA LOL you got all of us, man!!! peace [Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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oh my god. i am so happy right now. i have been so depressed that the one and only thing that i like to do (remix beasties) was about to go away. i already sent out a facebook RIP that i will have to withdrawal. you did get me - in your honor i will start to gather the goods for another remix. it may take a while but it will happen. [Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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ah,ha,ha,ho,ha,hi,hi,hi... yes you fooled us!!! you devil:)
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hi s7

damn, you really had me with this one :-)

i am happy it was only a joke because i really have fun doing beastie mixes and checking on your site regularly for listening some new mixes.

now, i can sleep well :-)

[Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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Totally got me!!! :))Nice.

Still, meant what I said - appreciate all your hard work, it's sites like Beastiemixes that ARE what music is all about.
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i DL'd 30 mixes today cuz i thought u were closing... lol glad u are not!!!
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I hate you. =)

I kind of thought something might be up because there was still an update on the site yesterday. I also figure that if a letter does ever come from the [Name deleted to protect the guilty], you'd post something about it on the main page ASAP.

But I'll give you this one. You got me. =)

[Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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lol
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Ralmao
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Hahah, nice! You got me!
[Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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Nice one dude....I'm about due for a mix...hold tight... [Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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piss man , you had me depressed most the day .... good one ..i think
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it didnt feel good :( it reminded me of when my parents use to fight and i had to pick which one to live with when i was 4.
[Name deleted to protect the guilty]
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I have to say, that I was really bumbed out by the first email. Thoughts like ( I wish I would have done more mixes ) went threw my head......lol
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Man!  I was depressed all frickin day!  Good one (but painful brotha'')!
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SHAME ON YOU.  Just for that, I'm tossing the KICKASS new Beasties mix I had in the works. AND I'm withholding the delicious Guinness I had earmarked for you...
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I have learned my lesson,  and I won't pull that shit on you guys ever again.   I'm also glad to know that you guys really do like the site, and what I'm doing over here, I truly feel appreciated today.

Your Host, Now and Hopefully Forever !!!!!

   Silence7

 

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