Open Letter To The Band HURT


Dear HURT,

It is often said that the English language is the most inefficient at conveying the complex musings of the mind and soul. So it follows that the name of your band can be seen as meaning so many things. But isn’t that fitting? From “Ten Ton Brick” to “Danse Russe”, you have not been easy to label or define. The world is a dangerous and scary place when seen at its core. We all HURT in one way or another throughout our lives. Your music is the remedy because we listen and feel kinship in our darkest times.

I am so used to trying to fill the void that lonliness has become preferable merely due to comfort. This makes me stronger and able to endure. HURT has had a major part in this and I will do anything to help you touch more people as you have me. You are heroes and deserve all that you desire for the strength you all possess to share your darkness with us in such a beautiful and artistic way.

Yours Truly,

NakedEric & Readers


To Capitol Records – Promote The Band HURT

After speaking with J.Loren and asking nakedEric Readers for questions to present in an interview, I received little response.  My goal, the same as J’s, is to speak to the, in the words of J.Loren, “Small but passionate group of HURT fans”.  I began a study of the band’s influence and retrieved some interesting results.

I reached out to approximately 1,200 visitors to nakedEric and asked if they had heard of the band HURT.  As expected, most had not.  427 people responded to my inquiry and 351 did not know the band (but were interested in hearing their music).  The remainder had heard of HURT and, what I find most interesting, ALL LOVED THE BAND PASSIONATELY.  Thus, without any exception, fans of nakedEric who had heard of HURT LOVED THE BAND!  100% of the time.  This is why I am now calling out to all who participated in this study and to all other HURT fans to loudly demand that Capitol Records put a “ten ton brick” of promotional force behind exposing more people to HURT.  What my little study shows is that, if they hear it, they will like it … with passion.

It will begin here as I ask all other fans and newbies to the band to increase the volume on this issue.  Make a blog post or write a letter to a magazine.  Write reviews on iTunes or YouTube.  Let’s make our own promotional powerhouse that wil, in turn, inspire Capitol to follow suit.  We need to battle the pop tart deluge with the best rock band out there.  I want the world to HURT.

It is the only way we can change music for the better…




nakedEric Has Scored An Interview With J. Loren Of HURT!

If you’ve foraged through the site, you have certainly come across my posts on HURT and on J. Loren himself. In short, both are super-duper. I will be interviewing J. soon and am asking all of you to share with me questions you would like me to ask the man himself. For now, take a look at the neat video for “Rapture”.

HURT Video