I promise not to go off this time. I just saw on TV that BP and Exxon are both making profits of over a thousand dollars a SECOND each on the news this morning. Can you imagine that kind of money? I Can't. Can't even dream about it.
The RIAA affiliates stand to make over 4 billion dollars profit this year, barring another castatrophy like a slump in the economy. Again, that's profit. Nowhere near the BP and Exxon profits, but not too damn shabby. And that's not including the millions they are making by suing their own customers. Nice coin RIAA, make sure Lars gets that second yacht he so desperately needs.
Well, why the fuck are we getting so uptight over free shit? Why are nice friendly folks just trying to pass on their knowledge of obscure bands you probably would have never heard unless they let you running for cover? Because it's not good enough, right? It has to be perfect so, God forbid we don't have to (warning, dirty word to follow) BUY this stuff right? Couldn't we tape damn near perfect copies off our favorite radio stations? Oops, I forgot. Clear channel with the tightest playlists in the world control most of what you hear on the airwaves. If it ain't P Diddy (or whatever he's calling himself this hour), Madonna, that grey haired goof from American Idol or the latest boy band forget it, you don't need to hear it. So that's not the whole answer is it?
And here we have netterrorists who think they are helping the RIAA to get rid of bad people. Actually all they are doing is closing the gap once again, to the way it was before the internet. Hey, if you didn't hear it on WWTF then you didn't know it existed right? Unless you knew a cool record store guy or had a cool college station that played whatever they wanted too (lots of times they played albums all the way through SHOCK!!!! HORROR!!!!) .
Yes, there are blogs out there that love to pop the latest albums up before you can get them anywhere else. But if a person likes the album, chances are they are gonna go buy the "real thing" as soon as it comes out. If the person doesn't, what has the artist lost? Nothing because the sale wasn't going to be made anyway.
Oh, but they have listening posts at Wal-Mart to let you hear it before you buy it. But no one can make a good informed choice by that. I think the biggest scam is NOT to let you hear it a few times before you buy it. Would you buy a car without a test drive. Bad comparison, I know, but I'm pissed right now so let it go. Know what I think? The powers that be are afraid to let you hear there crappy product. Ford probably cringed when folks test drove their Pinto's too.
I am getting way off the topic that I wanted to discuss here. Blogs are being torn down over silliness right now and either it has to stop or blogowners are gonna say the hell with it and give up. Wanna see what I'm talking about, look in my comments two posts before this one. I don't give a shit and I know it's part of the game, but it's getting worse than that. Innocent people who just want to turn you on to some real good music are packing it in and saying "Fuck it, I don't need this bullshit". Quit biting the hand that shares with you before it's too late.
There have been some heavy casualties in this war, R.I.P. Chris Goes Rock, Mondo Daddykin, Groovy Fab blog and Forum, Spychedelic, and others. Who's next?
We need to get together as a team and fight this bullshit. Hey then maybe as a team we can take on Exxon and BP and the RIAA and Clear Channel and every other fucking multi-national conglomerate that is fucking up this piss-poor excuse for a world right now.
Hope this means something.........................