Demanding that anyone who wants to hear the song come in person has earned Mr. Duffy the wrath of some fans online. They call him everything from a Brooklyn elitist to arrogant to things that can’t be printed in this newspaper. “Given the economic woes and geopolitical instabilities of the day, is now really the time to hold effete little tea parties” to hear the song, asked one blogger.
– Alec Duffy owns the rights to an otherwise unreleased Sufjan Stevens’ song and forces fans to come to his apartment to listen to it. So far around 60 people have dropped in; he offers them tea and cookies. Does that make him a music hoarder? [via WSJ]