From::London, Ontario, Canada
A few shots from last nights show at Call The Office.....Both Peter Elkas and The Golden Dogs put on very energetic sets.....especially for a random Tues night.....I got the chance to see some old friends and we shared a few laughs. It wasn`t all laughter yesterday though....
I find myself a little pissed that Oink (one of the biggest online sharing communities) has been taken down....Pissed because I feel like I`m stuck. On one hand I can understand why the Music Industry would be after a site like Oink. CD sales are at an all time low, and artists are being bled dry! Any cent made off an album is going straight to the record company and not the artist. Myself I found a lot of music through Oink, and although I may not have ran out the door to buy every album...I did buy a lot of music, or saw a band live cause I herd a few tracks from Oink. On the other hand the IFPI are killing this wonderfull thing called art....and that`s what music is people "Art", a creation! Every wonder why you don’t hear the Velvet Underground, or The Replacements, or R.E.M. on the radio? (and if you do its the same friggin song?) Oink created a community where large numbers of people had ready access to art, and art should be free to the public. (Yes it has to be funded, but there are ways of funding it other than intellectual copyright.) Oink was something to be intensely proud of. It was one of the best online music libraries I’ve ever seen. I got a lot of good records because of it, and I shared a lot of good records with other people. That’s not “stealing,” that’s educating. Bottom line: Support Free Music.....But Also Support The Artists!! There is already change a comin in the future....Look at bands like Radiohead ....practically giving away their CD..and Oasis and Jamiroquai doing the same.....We have to support that and also toss a few bucks to the artists....I`m going to give ya a few favourites that I picked up from Oink over the years ....Don`t just download em though...go out and buy their music or see them in concert....CN
posted by Styeiles at 12:28 PM