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  •  It's tough to defend piracy (2+ / 0-)
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    jmcgrew, DemCurious

    But the RIAA brought it upon themselves.

    They made it impossible to get anything new and fresh outside of the realm of online music.  They insisted on killing the single because they'd rather you pay 18 bucks for a full CD (and ironically, the truly worthy 'album', artistically speaking, has pretty much gone extinct).  

    I used Napster.  I also began using iTunes when it became available.  I own more than 700 CDs - not to mention hundreds of cassettes and even a smattering of 8tracks and records.  I have been the RIAA's bitch for long enough.  

    I don't 'pirate' music anymore.  But you know what?  I don't buy all that much music anymore, either.  I still try to make it out to dive bars to see local bands- but I am so utterly turned off by the RIAA and music industy in general that I honestly 'go without' music.  Music generally will be better off once the rotting infrastructure that gives us shitty products at shitty prices via shitty delivery methods dies off.  Via Atrios last week -- see this - this sums me up perfectly.

    Now... That said -

    Forget whether you agree with me or not concerning the downloading of music and the RIAA (but do remember, I've purchased what probably equates to $10K+ in my lifetime of CDs, cassettes, albums, concert tix, posters, Ts - and I am by no means a rich man)...  

    Do you really want the Director of Communications for the group that turned me from ardent music snob to what I am today to be in charge of anything of the same sort for your political party?

    Forget the RIAA and how you feel about downloading - the music industry is dying, the RIAA is near universally hated... she's a bad hire because that's a frickin motherload of incompetence.

    I guess everyone's got their own blog now.

    by zonk on Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 04:44:35 PM PDT

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