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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Stylish Dinosaur

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    ^Now you know how we feel sometimes...
     


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    ^Now you know how we feel sometimes...

    Replace 'punch' with 'punch and kick'.
     


  3. VKK3450

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    Replace 'punch' with 'punch and kick'.

    It seems like you spend all your time wandering around after Conne making snide remarks.

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  4. Harold falcon

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    A novel idea, but you could try paying for your music. That way musicians can actually make a living from their art and aren't forced to work in bookshops.

    Other things pissing me off:
    Easter eggs on sale on the 1st January.


    Whether one "pays" for one's music or not, very very very little of that money actually goes to the musicians. The vast majority goes to greedy music label executives.

    There are many reasons not to "pirate" music, playing on sympathy to financially support musicians isn't one of them.
     


  5. VKK3450

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    A novel idea, but you could try paying for your music. That way musicians can actually make a living from their art and aren't forced to work in bookshops.

    Other things pissing me off:
    Easter eggs on sale on the 1st January.


    It's a market economy. By not paying for your music, shows / performances, and merchandise, society is telling you how much it values your music.

    As in, your contribution to society is greater as a bookstore employee than as an artist.

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  6. Neo_Version 7

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    As in, your contribution to society is greater as a bookstore employee than as an artist.

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    Isn't that true?
     


  7. VKK3450

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    Isn't that true?

    Thats why I said it.

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  8. Connemara

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  9. lawyerdad

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    Just found out a friend and member of the extended family died. He was in his early sixties. Last time I saw him was the holiday season 2008/9. He was hale and hearty then. I knew he was sick and had been meaning to get in touch and tell him nice things. If you have something to say, say it now because you might not get another chance.
    Sorry to hear that, NC
    Whether one "pays" for one's music or not, very very very little of that money actually goes to the musicians. The vast majority goes to greedy music label executives.

    There are many reasons not to "pirate" music, playing on sympathy to financially support musicians isn't one of them.


    This is logically bankrupt. If you're comfortable getting your music however you [generic "you" -- not making any assumptions or implications about what harvey does or doesn't do] get it, that's your business. But trying to cloak that decision in some veneer of faux-populist righteousness is laughable.
    The fact/assumption that much of the money goes to people in the food chain other than the artists doesn't mean that artists don't need sales revenue to support themselves. Whether or not the "vast majority" goes to other people, the "vast minority" that still gets to artists is how they make ends meet.
     


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    It's a market economy. By not paying for your music, shows / performances, and merchandise, society is telling you how much it values your music.

    As in, your contribution to society is greater as a bookstore employee than as an artist.

    K

    [​IMG]
    How does this respond to lee's point? People who steal things -- be they tangible objects or intellectual property -- rather than paying the established "market economy" price for them aren't sending economic signals about the market value of what they steal. They're just sending a message about their own morality. When you steal that Taylor Swift CD from Borders, you're not helping society tell her her music sucks and has no economic value. If anything, you're sending the exact opposite message.
     


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    My boss called 10 minutes after I got to the office and rattled off four or five research projects that need to be done by early next week. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Get busy! [​IMG]
     


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    My boss called 10 minutes after I got to the office and rattled off four or five research projects that need to be done by early next week. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And if you don't stop posting here and get to work I'm gonna call again tomorrow and give you four or five more. Mach schnell!
     


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    It's a market economy. By not paying for your music, shows / performances, and merchandise, society is telling you how much it values your music.

    As in, your contribution to society is greater as a bookstore employee than as an artist.

    K


    Your analysis only holds true if artist has the economic property rights to his music. In this case he does not since someone can take the music without paying for it.

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    [​IMG]
    How does this respond to lee's point? People who steal things -- be they tangible objects or intellectual property -- rather than paying the established "market economy" price for them aren't sending economic signals about the market value of what they steal. They're just sending a message about their own morality. When you steal that Taylor Swift CD from Borders, you're not helping society tell her her music sucks and has no economic value. If anything, you're sending the exact opposite message.


    You're right. I was actually just being a nonsensical dick for the sake of it, and your point about the Taylor Swift CD from Borders is absolutely correct.

    But realistically, with the comment about working in a bookstore I would guess that people are neither buying nor stealing (pirating) his music. Otherwise there would be revenue streams from either shows or merch.

    Your analysis only holds true if artist has the economic property rights to his music. In this case he does not since someone can take the music without paying for it.

    b


    If you mean what I think you mean, then you are right as above.

    K
     


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