Despite the usual hole in my entries where "current music" generally should be, I really enjoy reading lyrics, hearing melodies, analyzing harmonies. I have a deep, deep love for music.
I'm not really all that picky about it either. I listen to a really wide variety of stuff. I once made a mix tape with songs from Screeching Weasel, Bonnie Tyler, and an instrumental piece from the soundtrack to Il Postino
. I've combined Ani DiFranco and Air Supply and Guns 'N' Roses. batnandu
once berated me for having "Hit Me Baby, One More Time" on my computer (granted, I enjoyed that song probably more for the video...).
So it really chaps my ass when I hear about the RIAA's idiot tactics
for dealing with digital music. I'm tired of automatically being assumed to be a criminal. Sure, I've downloaded numerous songs. I've got a few VNV Nation MP3s on my computer now. But you know what? Those MP3s made me go out and buy FuturePerfect
For a while now, I've been half-heartedly boycotting new music, not getting albums that I only kinda like. I have noticed that even with the RIAA's price-fixing lawsuit settled, CD prices haven't fallen significantly. In fact, Tower and other music stores I've seen are still selling albums at a ridiculous $15.99 at times.
Still, I've picked up a few things in the past months, but with the aforementioned news, I've decided to cut it out. No more new music. The RIAA and their heavy-handed tactics suck major donkey dung and can go fuck themselves. They've lost a customer.
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