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Monday, September 10, 2012

"Aron Lyrd is a song stealing piece of shit!"

Posted by on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Boy, do I ever love a good interweb drama situation. According to the webpage of Port Townsend's the Solvents, "some kind of genius computer hacker" re-titles songs by the Solvents, Belle & Sebastian, Band of Horses and many others, claims them as his own and then sells them on Amazon.

This webpage, that is part of the Solvents' website, features pictures of the alleged huckster in a ninja uniform, brandishing nun-chucks. From there, you can go to Aron Lyrd's Myspace page and Amazon page, and hear familiar songs ("Love Potion #9"). NEET!

H/T: Heather Hydra


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"School Days" is definitely "Boy From School" by Hot Chip!
Posted by Kevin Erickson on September 10, 2012 at 2:50 PM · Report this
its pretty much safe to say that NONE of the mp3s dude is selling are his...
Posted by solvents on September 10, 2012 at 3:24 PM · Report this
derek_erdman 3
How much could this guy be making? Do people just stumble onto his page and think, "oh, this Led Zeppelin song is really good, I'll buy it here?" Man, it's so confusing.
Posted by derek_erdman on September 10, 2012 at 3:27 PM · Report this
I think what's worse is the people who have reviewed him say "Oh such a great range of folk, alternative, hip, music he does" NO. He has so many Different sounding songs and different genre's because they are not all from the same person. He is not a master of different music types just a master of stealing everyone elses songs. LOSER!!
Posted by Miss~Me on September 10, 2012 at 3:49 PM · Report this
I cant believe that amazon and I-tunes would let it happen...
Posted by solvents on September 10, 2012 at 3:57 PM · Report this
i really hope this is a 13 year-old kid doing this as a joke. and i hope all of the artists get PAID by Amazon and Apple.

please follow up on this story!
Posted by cb on September 10, 2012 at 8:48 PM · Report this
Check out the Book he "wrote", on - get this - *Criminal Justice*!:…
Posted by moo on September 10, 2012 at 10:25 PM · Report this
Trent Moorman 8
What does this have to do with Buckethead?

Oh, and I totally was working on a firecracker version of Building 7, to go with the Twin Towers. But I accidentally lit mine on fire and it exploded. Oh well. It lit itself on fire probably. An inside job.
Posted by Trent Moorman on September 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM · Report this
Wow! "In today's world crime continues to be an ongoing problem for our society. The answer to solving this challenge seems at times to be elusive, if not impossible."
Posted by Kevin Erickson on September 11, 2012 at 10:03 PM · Report this
Tovirus 10
He's the eco-terrorist behind Velvet Cacoon. Post-Music Auteur.
Posted by Tovirus on September 12, 2012 at 12:41 PM · Report this
Simply asking for the song to be taken down should be enough. There is no need for resentment, I believe.
Posted by Concerned_pacifist on September 13, 2012 at 3:46 PM · Report this
I have been looking into this and his facebook page appears to have been taken down. Whatever his intentions, at least he has started to become compliant.
Posted by RisenAngel on September 16, 2012 at 2:25 PM · Report this
Everybody just needs to leave the unfortunate Aron Lyrd alone. I go to the same college as him and I can definitely tell you that he IS disabled. I looked around. (on the web) He has apparently taken down all the song(s) from all online mp3 retailers quite a while ago. He needs a chance to get his own life together. Come on guys, no more of this “lynch mob mentality” out to ruin his passable reputation. He has, in fact had over 9 real books published, as he has told me. . I believe that he is a talented individual who deserves dignity and respect. Forget about his slip up of plagiarizing a song or two (&taking them down immediately when asked to). Nobody’s perfect. He’s just trying to get his life together, after his life altering injury a few years ago. Let the guy be. I see him at our local churchhalf a mile from the college every Sunday. He’s a really a decent guy, so please leave him alone. I’ve even seen death threats towards him on Solvents facebook page. That’s when I knew that it was getting to be way too much. He messed up, yes. You don’t figuratively smash a cinder block into somebody’s face, just for running a stop sign, do you? Of course not.
Posted by Arnold_Bruwnsweger on October 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM · Report this
Arnold Brownsweger is a true authority of such matters. Just ask Arnold Brownsweger!
Posted by Arnold_Bruwnsweger on October 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM · Report this
Paul Constant 15
@13: The Amazon store is still up and he's still selling other people's music under his own name.
Posted by Paul Constant http:// on October 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM · Report this
What a flaming piece of Shit! This is unforgivable. Since when is Aron with one A?
Posted by Andy_war-dick on January 9, 2014 at 6:29 AM · Report this
PhantomStranger 17
I had the chance to talk to Lyrd's cousin on Lyrd. It turns out that Lyrd presently gets paid absolutely nothing for any sales of Solvents song Tangerine on Amazon under the name Orange Ambition. He had previously, but not since he took it down immediately from everywhere he had authority to do so after Solvents demanded he do so. Only Blue Pie Records still makes profit from its sale on Amazon. Lyrd has made numerous attempts to have it taken down form Amazon, albeit Blue Pie Support ; persistently has refused to do so.

To try to make amends, Lyrd has used his few thousand dollar life savings to buy the distribution rights to ten new songs and released them through Blue Pie Records' sister label Blue Pie Productions on iTunes and all other major music retailers worldwide. In addition, he has paid Solvents back every penny that he made in profits from their song.

As I understand it, Lyrd is presently a college senior, volunteering at a State University's Archives. He plans to afterward finish an M.A. after his B.A, and, in turn, work as the archivist's assistant upon graduation.
Posted by PhantomStranger on May 6, 2014 at 3:42 PM · Report this

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