RIAA Dirty Tricks [Was: Re: [funsec] Homeland Security
Official Su gges ts Outlawing Rootkits]
kevinmca at nsclean.com
Sat Feb 18 05:10:05 CST 2006
Colonel Jack D. Ripper in the Peter Sellers film, "Doctor Strangelove" had it right from the git-go as far as the RIAA goes. And the concept failed MISERABLY in the so-called "boycott SONY rootkits" (their BEST quarter EVER in sales) ... if you stop BUYING recordings and make your OWN music, or go and pay admission to see LOCAL bands and enjoy recording their stuff (because after all, Warner Brothers AIN'T gonna sign your local garage band if they ain't got gams like J-LO, heh) because they LOVE getting copies of their jam on tape or CD also ... then the whole PURPOSE of the RIAA and their mob-like behavior will hurt them where it counts - in declining ratings for "CleanChannel radio" and music sales.
One of the things I learned in the Bronx - if people stopped playing numbers, stopped buying drugs and sat out on their stoop on the street as the sun went down, then the MOB (RIAA) went elsewhere, or ran for political office once their revenue stream dried up. Same with the RIAA.
Now in fairness, gotta admit I'm 55 years old, and I have an AXE. (was once a keyboardist with a few rock bands, some of which became rather well-known after they ditched ME - heh) so I can make my OWN music if I'm in the mood to jam with a MIDI recorder and my Yamaha gear - and I've got a lot of friends around here that I might jam with at a club if I'm in the mood ... and there's plenty of great local musicians from blues to jazz to rock to techno ... and I contrast and compare THAT to what SONY/BMG, CleanChannel and the others have to offer. Bottom line, no NEED to either BUY or download "pop sounds" ... I like what we do locally FAR better.
I have no NEED for "pre-recorded" stuff if I can play or jam or grab a copy of friends of mine digitally MP3'd under the conditions of "record and share to your heart's content - do not *SELL* what we played tonight."
FAIR ENOUGH! And RIAA can ... (verb) my (noun) ... :)
At 12:50 AM 2/18/06, you wrote:
>Somehow, I don't think we've seen the depths they can sink to,
>-- Kevin McAleavey <kevinmca at nsclean.com> wrote:
>I have to admit I'm impressed with how low they can go.
Kevin McAleavey at your service
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