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from xxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx@hawaii.edu
sender-time Sent at 5:43 AM (GMT-10:00). Current time there: 4:49 PM. ✆
to dabejar@gmail.com
date Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 5:43 AM
subject Just a Quick Note…Wanted to thank you.
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Dear Mr. Bejar:I wanted to thank you so much for making such amazing music . I teach mathematics as an adjunct in a few colleges in Honolulu. I have been in US since 1991, and I lived in Vancouver for a few years before that. I am learning so much about literature, art, and history from your music. I can use an example how I learned about Kara Walker. I mean the list goes on. I am taking my time with each one of your albums. I honestly have learned so much from you. I just wish I would have started sooner. I do admit I am not a well read man, but I go through a  learning journey with each one of your songs.I read your bio just a few minutes ago, and I tremendously enjoy your statement:”… my practice employs appropriation and recontextualisation towards familiar
objects, sites, and situations as a strategy to provoke historical amnesia and subvert ingrained
systems of belief. “I am Turkish and Persian. I just wanted to give you a background to my name. Although it may be embarrassing that I am not very well read, I don’t have that biased background to compare your music or compare it to anyone else’s work. I just hear it for the first time as is…I love how I have to call friends (well real English professors) to understand the background to each and every one of your songs.

Take care sir. I hope this e-mail finds you smiling wherever you are…You inspire me.

I wanted to share one of my favorite parts of e.e. cumming poems:

“I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.”

Sir…If you ever have the desire to play a show in Honolulu’s beautiful Hawaii Theater please let me know as I can assure you I have the connection to make it happen.

My warmest regards,
xxxx

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from Hxxxxxxxx Rxxxxxxx hxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com
sender-time Sent at 4:53 PM (GMT-07:00). Current time there: 11:31 AM. ✆
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date Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 4:53 PM
subject Your show was unacceptable at Webster Hall in NY on 4/3/11. I would like my money back.
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Dear Dan Bejar,I was at your Webster Hall show last night.  You kept your back to the audience most of the time.  You sat down in between tracks.  You can barely hold up the mic and you read your lyrics off of a piece of paper in front of you?  That is unacceptable when I paid $20+ for each ticket.I would very much like my money back.

Kindly,

HR

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