DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has posted the following message on Twitlonger.com, a related Twitter site that allows one to send tweets that require more than 140 characters:
“It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that people will go to just to try and get you attention for a brief moment. The computer has become a wonderful and terrible instrument all at once. Within the Internet world, you can be anyone you want to be; the only problem is people often lose touch with themselves and who they really are, and become obsessed with these fantastic personas they try to create online. It’s escapist; and while getting away from reality every once in a while can do a person some good, never grounding yourself in reality [isn’t] good either. The even more comical ones are the grown adults who become like children; poking at a beehive with a stick, hoping and praying that they will elicit a reaction, and wearing it like a badge of courage that they eagerly foward to their little groups of common Internet junkies, so impressed with themselves that they think they broke through some ficticious wall or actually got someone’s attention.
“To all of you pathetic, I-cannot-communicate-with-real-people, still-living-at-home-with-your-parents, can’t-get-a-rise-unless-you-get-a-rise, pathetic, troll-like excuses for normal human beings out there; honestly, step away from the keyboard, go outside, get a real job, find someone to love you (if you can), and wake the fuck up. You are worth nothing more than a momentary chuckle, and then your stupidity is simply erased, stands for nothing, and accomplishes… nothing. You’re a momentary distraction, if anything. Like a fart that is blown away by the breeze.”
DISTURBED went on an open-ended hiatus last fall, following the completion of the touring cycle for its 2010 album “Asylum”.