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Thursday, February 22

blast from the past

I’m not the smartest cat on the block but I feel I have a unique ability to see shit for the shit that it is. Take the big and growing issue of the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) trying to come down on kids that download music. To put it in short terms, the stinking RIAA has lost their goddamned minds.

But before I step off into this let me state where I’m coming from. I’m not a big music downloader by any means, but since discovering the joys of such I really dig it. Back in the day if some cat walked up to me and said “hey muthafucker, have you heard Pearl Jams version of Sitting on the dock of the bay by Otis Redding?” I would’a had to either go out and find it or ask the cat to tape it off for me so I could give it a listen.

But with Kazaa and shit I can punch in the title and get almost every version of the goddamn song that’s out there cause some muthafucker would’a had it sitting in their computer. And that’s where I see no difference, getting a tape from the stoner in the next apartment or getting it off some cat’s computer across the country.

But apparently the fuckin RIAA who by the way is mostly owned by stinking foreign conglomerates, which is a big fancy-pants word for giant assed companies, can’t seem to pull their collective heads out’a their asses. They can’t see that because of the internet and all the shit that pertains to it, the fuckin music industry is changing.

But then again these are the same cocksucker’s that cried to congress about FM radio, the stinking cassette recorder, and writable CD’s, plus the mp3. Whiny little bitches. All because they felt that the people, us, the music buying public, would use this new fangled technology to steal money from their mouths.

Oh, and if you’re wondering where FM radio fits in to all this is because with the advent of the FM signal we had a source that gave us unlimited clear stereo music over the air that was perfect for taping. Yup, the little bitches cried about that. Who says I can’t educate the stinkin masses?

So now these pious muthafucker’s are all over congress to make music downloads illegal as being caught with a pocketful of dope. As a matter of fact the RIAA stated only last month that they’re subpoenaing up to 75 people a day for downloading music. Because if you subscribe to some asshole provider like AfuckinOL, they’ll drop a dime on your ass and turn your name over to the jackboot wearing bastards quicker then shit.

These are also the same people that bitched to the Navy and had the computers of over a hundred midshipmen confiscated because they thought they had illegally downloaded music into em. And some of the Navy cats were even court marshaled over this shit.

And speaking of bastards, take the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Orrin Hatch. Who just happens to be a professional song writer on the side (yeah, like we’re gonna download his shit) and who also thinks it would be a wonderful fuckin idea to have the computers of music downloader’s destroyed.
Right now this cocksucker is lookin for the technical no-how to get this done. He belongs in the same club with those whiny little bitches Metallica (did I spell that right? I don’t give a fuck) who seem to be leading the fight from the musician’s end on the downloader’s.

And don’t even get me started on these gay too rich muthafucker’s cause why is it always the muthafucker’s that are richer then God that seem to do all the bitchin? The RIAA just needs to catch up to the times and realize that music sharing is here to stay and if maybe they dropped the price of CD’s, shit might get better for em.

Cause until you can tell me why a music CD costs more then most newly released DVD’s that not only has the movie, the soundtrack, and all the other shit that comes with a new DVD, I ain’t fuckin buying it. Fuck em in their ass. Peace

"and the monkey flipped the switch"


Blogger Xavier Onassis said...

I agree with everything you said. Record companies have always been whiny, greedy assholes worried about losing a penny here or there.

But the one thing you didn't point out that makes this particular fight a bit different (in their eyes, not mine) is the difference between analog and digital technology.

With analog trchnology, a recording was never quite as good as the original. A recording of a recording less so, and so on. The quality degraded. So the record companies could at least rely on the fact that if you wanted to make good copies, you would buy the original at least once.

Not any more. You can copy ones and zeros a billion times and they're still ones and zeros. An 8th generation copy can be just as crisp and clear as the original shrink-wrapped disk.

That's what scares them. In theory only one person has to buy one copy, upload it to a website, and everyone else in the world can get it either for free, or by paying someone other than the record companies.

That's what has them shitting in their Depends. That we are going to appoint a Designated Buyer who will then upload it for everyone else.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Joshua Xalpharis said...

I'm not sure what Metallica gets out of all of this.

I imagine that Lars Ulrich is being raped by the RIAA worse than their petty change dish is by the consumer. They aren't exactly known for their fair practices.

Their problem is that they are a bunch of ancient dog fuckers that will never get with the times. They are still trying to concentrate power on their desks, because they are under the unfortunate delusion that they are still relevent. They are sadly mistaken in the respect.

They want people to buy from Microsoft, or iTunes, or some other bullshit service that charges too much, has restrictions on everything, and works only for approved media players. It is bullshit.

They could easily license their intellectual property on a fair basis to all comers, and collect a check.

They'll never betray their friends at the approved music retailers. They will lose because of this. Long live the internet pirates!

9:48 PM  
Blogger Steve B said...

Yeah, what you said. I remember way back when the Music Industry wanted to add some hellacious tax on blank cassette tapes to "offset" their anticipated losses.

They eventually gave up. hopefully this will go the same way.

10:31 PM  
Blogger PGP said...

I wish we could have you read this rant in front of those liverspots in Congress and then make em' eat the paper it's printed on!

If we ever meet I'm buying .... just because of this post!

8:39 PM  
Anonymous JimBob said...

They have had their successes. Have you hugged your 8mm or 4 mm DAT lately? (DAT is a digital Audio Tape)

8:17 AM  

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