"do you know who the RIAA is? you should, they're the people telling you
that you are committing a crime every time you download mp3s.
perhaps you heard the spiel before: every time you download an mp3 you are
in fact stealing directly from the artist, helping to destroy music as we
know it and sending yourself straight to hell.
well, i'm writing here to present a different view.
dont worry, i will not feed you crap about how it's not
really stealing and no
damage is done. on contrary, it is definitely stealing, and there is
definitely damage is done.
that is precisely why you must do it.
1999 was the year of the corporations. they own everything. ever wonder
where this endless stream of boy bands, girl bands and soft core bad boys
comes from? it comes straight from the bowels of capitalism, my friends.
dont believe me? check out korn's "life is peachy" record. it has a little
track called "A.D.I.D.A.S.". check out the inside and you will see a long
list of companies that 'sponsors' korn. look for one which starts with an
A. ever seen jon davis without his adidas sweatshirt? didnt think so.
of course, what do all you idiots do when the videos come out? you go out
and buy adidas. thanks a lot, you herd of brainwashed sheep. feed the
but i digress. 'so the world is run by corporations' you say, 'what the
hell can i do about it? i'm no one, and they're multi-billion dollar
powerhouses!'. exactly. these machines run on money. you strip the money
from them, and they fall apart. and now you finally have the power to do
it, without losing the music you want.
mp3s are the solution to everything. small, near impossible to lose (unlike cds) , and easily
copied. and thanks to the internet and to faster connections, easily
distributed. right now, their impact on cd sales is still very minor,
but it has nowhere to go but up.
you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by using mp3s. you gain
music, and you pay nothing. zero. you strip money away from goatshit
mongering mega-corporations and actually feed it to the artists. keep
reading if you dont believe me. you also loosen the grip of mtv
entrenched cheese and give
a fighting chance to people are actually in it for the love. and, no, you
will not be damned to hell for it.
you see, artists make next to nothing from cd sales. that is simply a fact
of life. the vast majority of this money goes to labels, managers and
miscellany fat cats. the only thing keeping most performers afloat is
touring, and thats the main reason for why they do it.
and if you grab an mp3 of a band you never heard of, then attend the show,
you are helping them a lot more then if you buy their cd. and it costs you
less too (unless of course you are going to see an mtv video fruitcake for
$75 a seat).
and if you do topple the corporations, you will level the playing fields
for other musicians. ever caught yourself wishing some good music came on
radio/tv? well, the good music is out there, it's just choked off because
it lacks appeal to white 12 year old girls. such is life.
so grab napster, gnutella, hotline, scour or the ucsd local Wetlink, and
start fighting the good war. every file you get is another nail through
the collective skull of britney spears, nsync, marylin manson and
every other mtv whore. you will
help the good and slay the evil, and the gods will nothing but bless you
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