March 31st, 2010

We are pleased to announce that the newest User Industry Heavyweight will be letswasteanafternoon!  Or should I say, letswasteanafternoon!?

Most Figment players may know his Top 5 alternative band !? (pronounced Shock and Disbelief), but he’s also created the best-selling jazz band The Simulations, hard rock quintet Zurich’s Patriot, power pop quartet Diversions at the Cinema, indie rockers The Jupiter Archives and post-rock quintet Post Atomic Horror.

As diverse as his band’s are, letswasteanafternoon is also consistently talented when it comes to creating those bands.   His ability to create detailed band descriptions complete with in-depth bios on each of the band’s members as well as thought-provoking album descriptions that truly give you a feel for the content of his band’s album, make him a player to follow if you’re looking to up your game.  In addition, he created the label 8755th Street Cafe Records and has made Herbert Nickerson, the label’s in-house producer, a legendary producer in the mold of Tom Dowd.

His album covers are also well done and he continues to improve with each one.  Whether it was the letterbox format he used for many of !?’s records or the highly-stylized covers he did for Diversions at the Cinema, his covers are striking and immediately speak to the music they represent.

It’s all these things, this mix of diversity and consistency, that make him an ideal Industry Heavyweight!  So congratulations letswasteanafternoon!  We’ll be adding 500 pieces of lucre to your account to say thanks!

We’d also like to thank RevSpike for serving as our last User Industry Heavyweight.  His insightful critiques and wonderful enthusiasm was much appreciated by Figment players and admins alike!  Thanks RevSpike!

5 Responses to “Heavyweight!?”

  1. ChildofAlma Says:


  2. letswasteanafternoon Says:

    Thanks to everyone for this honor! It’s not often you get honored by being a heavyweight or get told about in such a great light. I thank all the fans for their undying support (who without would make all the music covered above meaningless) and the creaters of Figment for their innate and uncanny ability to create a site where people like me can express their inner creativity.

    Thank you so much!

  3. Javdoc Says:

    Congratulations. A well-deserved recognition.

  4. theHoseman Says:

    Nice! This is well deserved!

  5. TMTYTF Says:

    I agree, it’s about time we got a new heavyweight and letswasteanafternoon is a perfect candidate for it

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