RE: More on Metallica vs. Napster

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From: Tom Whore (
Date: Tue May 16 2000 - 13:05:14 PDT

On Tue, 16 May 2000, Ryan Bloom wrote:
--]They may not be getting rich, but they do make a living if they are good.

First off, when was it that becomming a gazillionaire was the goal of
making music? (hint...when did the middle men get involoved?)

I know plenty of musicians who make a living at what they do. They are not
Larsillionaires but they live well. Remeber way back beofre Nirvana broke
the "alternative" (ugh) crowd. Remeber when Sonic Youth was the sucess

There are bands who make music, spread to a fan base, live and grow. they
may not be sanctioned by MTV or the billboard top 100, but they make music
and a living at it.

If you are the type of sheep who buys music based on YTD GRoss of a bands
last album or the POP Rateing on MTVs poll, then you pretty much will get
what you deserve.

Second Off..Why this defense of the blaoted middle management system?
It limits musical choice, makes commodity of art and in short does nothing
to augment the music. Once again, if your the type of fan who loves a
group for the t shirts, packaging, pyrotechniques and ...well maybe
sometimes the music...but only when your wearing the tshirt...then you get
exactly what you "pay" for..cardboard, cmoke and decals.

"At the record company party on their hands -
a dead star
the sycophantic slags all say:
"I knew him first, and I knew him well"
   Re-package! Re-package!
Re-evaluate the songs
double-pack with a photograph
 Extra Track (and a tacky badge)
playlist "Please them,
please them!" "Please them, please them!"
(sadly, THIS was your life)
 but you could have said no if you'd wanted to you" The smiths

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