qwop

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I like this guy. He should have a word with the guy in the picture up there.
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June 20, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
Never said broken. Never said closet. You are taking a lot of strait answers I gave and just throwing negative adjectives on them to help your argument. Good technology is getting cheaper and cheaper. This is how we got into this mess in the first place. Also, I pay for Internet. All aspects. Email, web streaming on YouTube, the list goes on, downloading is just a piece of that pie. I go to live shows all the time and see great bands. Support them that way. Great music isn't about money, it's about artistry. I'd rather have 100 talented artists singing I their closets, then 10 label products singing in a studio.
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June 20, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
danner - each individual haircut takes time. He can't give one haircut and then apply it to 1 million people in the span of seconds therefore the analogy doenst hold water. Also, as I have said before, you are talking about things that have ONE source of revenue. Soup for eating. You buy it you eat it once. Haircut, you get it, your done. Bands tour. Bands sell merch. Bands liscense music for commericals and movies. There are many ways for a band to acquire revenue, it's just that the market is changing and the idea of the physical song making money is going away. The songs are more so commericals, samples, for furthered fan base support. That means those big time musicians will be making arguably less money, but with people now gaining access to hundreds and thousands of new bands material with ease, more bands can find moderate success. Oh well, guess musicians will have be that without making billions and do it cause they love it. Wah.
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June 20, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
Speaking of people who should shut up, how about a history lesson. Pre-In Rainbows Radiohead was under EMI, which they left to SELF RELEASE their next two albums. XL Only got involved in the printing of physical copies of the album. Get your facts straight before you start with your childish personal attacks.
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June 20, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
There are cheaper alternatives for all of those. And you don't have to tour to sell merch, the Internet can do that for you. Little bands can start little.dont need big recording studios. Music is becoming easier and easier to record with technology advances. I am good friends with an indie band from a medium sized city who built their own recording studio! Actually, I know a few who have done this with a Mac and some recording equipment. Indie bands don't have to have big expensive recording processes, I've seen it first hand. When they get bigger, get songs on commericals, shows, etc to get money, can make money from touring and merch, they can afford more, and so on. Don't need to make CDs either, just go digital. It's all easier than you make it sound.
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June 19, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
You listen to songs over and over again, and often quickly. Comparing something that takes 4 minutes to something that takes a week to months is stupid.
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June 19, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
AND to follow that up, if you could download soup, I would be 100% for people downloading soup for free, feed the world, make the world a better place. Sell advertisements on your soup downloading website. If the soup is being bootleg, you could look at the nominal price of making soup to download and do it through chairty, taxes, etc. life finds a way.
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June 19, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
the first flaw of these arguments is when people try to compare digital files to things that are tangible. Walk into a store with soup, they have 30 cans. Go online. Infinity symbol. No to mention, you don't buy soup merch or soup tickets to see soup live. Argument doesn't work.
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June 19, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
a lot of artists don't want to be on labels, but right now In this ever changing market it makes it easier for them. That's why you are seeing big artists break away from labels (Radiohead) or start their own. It's a nessecary evil that is slowly fading away.
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June 19, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
Id say that about 40% of my entertainment budget goes towards music. I love it, and love supporting these artists. Also, I havent bought an album in years. Say what? Yep, if it wasn't for music I could listen too off the Internet, spottily, friends sharing, and downloading, I probably wouldn't know 80% of the bands I know today. And I end up going to see them live, pay 25 to 70 dollars a ticket to see them live, and often by a band shirt while there. Wearing one now. But I guess I'm an awful person. I should only know 10 big bands, just see them live, buy their albums, etc. the old way is dead mr. Cracker, times are changing, wait and see when the dust setles.
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June 19, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
95% of people could care less about flac files. Crappy mp3s at at least 256kbs, don't sound that bad. I've known people who have had iPods full of 128kbs music who couldn't have cared or noticed less.
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June 19, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
You make the most valid point here gruff. Music is not something invented by the label, and the idea of putting songs on 13 song discs and selling them for profit is not the entirety of music. It can change, it should change. Music should be free to the masses, and I see NOTHING wrong with the idea that music, much like commericals, are made as advertisements for an artists live performances (which already cost an arm and a leg and sell out all the time) merch, and other uses in media, movies, etc. who is to say that musicians have to be billionaires if successful? The market has changed and it allows more bands to be successful via the Internet and it allows for less label control and less big money bands. I'm sure the lead singer of cracker had dollars signs in his eyes, but I guess if he is going to keep doing it it will have to be for the love of the music. If he doesn't, someone who does love it will....
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June 19, 2012 on David Lowery Blasts NPR Intern On File-Sharing
500 Million in lost Revenue? Thats such BS. You know what a lot of people would do if they couldn't get that stuff for free? THEY WOULDN'T GET IT AT ALL. 0 Revenue either way.
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January 19, 2012 on Megaupload Shut Down, Workers Indicted
Oh, and lets get some ATTACK THE BLOCK in here. That movie is fantastic. I also loved "The Trip", but I am not sure a lot of people saw it.
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December 19, 2011 on The Gummy Awards: Your Favorite Movies Of 2011
Its still showing in very limited release, despite its wide reaching advertising campaign. I don't quite get what they are doing with this film. I really want to see it as well.
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December 19, 2011 on The Gummy Awards: Your Favorite Movies Of 2011
Melancholia? Don't get me wrong, I haven't seen it myself... But It just came out, and in very limited release. and on top of that, I have heard mixed reviews from the people I do know who have seen it. So I am a bit shocked that it is so high.
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December 19, 2011 on The Gummy Awards: Your Favorite Movies Of 2011
So, (And Don't Judge me Videogum peers) I work for the Ellen show. In a nutshell. I've pretty much seen every episode of this show this season. Quote the Flintstones, "It's a living".... Not really. Anyways, This is 100% fake. Ellen does 12 days where she gives away gifts, and instead of announcing each one she starts up a segment where something goes really wrong, then they play this loud music and Ellen screams "Its the 12 Days of Giveaways!". Not really funny. Ever. Often predictable if you watch it enough. I think its kind of funny this has gone viral like it was real. She did one where a woman went into labor, another where someone got in a fight on stage, another one where someone was just breaking stuff on set. Always fake. This is fake. #SomeoneSaveMe
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December 16, 2011 on What Is Going On With This Ellen Surprise Marriage Proposal?
Also: I like the move, but How long till he says something along the lines of something he says everyday on his show, the American society of moms for no no language not on tv speaks up and NBC pulls him? NBC and all the major networks bow to sponsors and a handful of written in letters and will quake. but if they keep him on, and all these groups get all pissy, the show could be extra fun.
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December 15, 2011 on Howard Stern Is The New America’s Got Talent Judge, Plus Other Things That Sound Crazy Even Though They Are Not And Who Cares
I agree. Stern rocks, videogum rocks. I find most people my age (26) or younger seem to rag on stern because they have never listened to stern. They saw a few episodes of the E show growing up, think its all about strippers and midgets and move on writing it off as juvenile. This is a great move and I think the show will get big ratings. I have to be honest, I have never watched this show more than 5 minutes and I think I will be in on this from episode 1. Still hate the format and Nick Cannon with the passion of 10,000 suns though.... Baba Booey.
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December 15, 2011 on Howard Stern Is The New America’s Got Talent Judge, Plus Other Things That Sound Crazy Even Though They Are Not And Who Cares
Ricky Gervais' 2011 monologue was not funny, yet you think the recent season of the office is? I feel lost Videogum. Whats going on buddy? you doing ok?
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November 17, 2011 on Ricky Gervais Proves There Is No God By Returning As Golden Globes Host
So how many episodes left? I'm guessing 1-3 episodes of Glen dealing with the secret of the barn (who cares?) followed by someone else finding out through Glen, and his girlfriend being all mad at him so they dont have sex. a good 30-40 minutes will be spent on this bs. Once the rest of the crew find out about this, they confront Hershel. Hershel gives some long winded speech about never giving up hope in the ones you love, blah blah blah. it seems similar to Sophia (who the audience cares for about as much as the zombies in the barn), then that episode or the next they find sophia. Sophia is back with the gang, then something happens where the zombies get let out of the barn and terorize the farm house. We get one really good episode (maybe) of them boarding up the farmhouse and fighting off the zombies. A bunch of the farm folk die, maybe one or two of the main characters (bye andrea), replace her with glens girlfriend. they go back to the highway leaving the now wrecked farm house, start driving, Grimes gets on the CB radio, gives some long winded picard esque speech about keeping up the fight, and then END OF SEASON 2. Its become very apparent that season 2 is the farm house when it should have just been like 3 episodes. Rember when the first 6 episodes had like 100 locations and actions, and events, and zombies? The CDC episode was perfect. One episode, in and out, everything you needed to know, and very cool. all zombie stuff with the looming threat of the power dieing. Farmhouse has been 5 episodes already with no end in sight, no immediate threats, no immediate zombie storyline... It is the worst.
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November 15, 2011 on The Walking Dead S02E05: Ever Done In It A Hayloft?
Yet at the same time the people defending the shows lack of Zombies cite Budget amongst the reasons for little action. How about some of that pointless prolouge money go towards centering the show back on what every damn episode in the first season was about, and not the bitch fest that season 2 is.
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November 15, 2011 on The Walking Dead S02E05: Ever Done In It A Hayloft?