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April 24, 2007 7:21 PM   Subscribe

I could read that Steve Albini essay a million times.
posted by boo_radley at 7:24 PM on April 24, 2007

Luckily it's been posted that many times before. I wonder if Courtney Love's piece is in the link too?
posted by smackfu at 7:42 PM on April 24, 2007

Someday, you will ache like I ache.
posted by longsleeves at 7:45 PM on April 24, 2007

The "Effect of File Sharing on Record Sales" article reminds me of a Dick Guindon cartoon from the early 80's showing a band on stage saying something along the line of "...and now we'd like to talk about declining record sales and the dangers of video games." Remember when cheap cassettes and competition from crappy video games were all the record companies had to worry about?
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:09 PM on April 24, 2007

Yup, smackfu, sure is. And every time someone calls her a crackwhore murdering slut, I ask them if they've heard of or read that essay, or could replicate that (don't get many responses, funnily enough). Great stuff.

Good ammunition on why these dinosaurs deserve the pain they're getting (the RIAA). Great find.
posted by rmm at 8:15 PM on April 24, 2007

And yet a few bands do end up with big bucks. So when is the big bucks point?

(I have no doubt that the RIAA is a buch of ass-munchers and that your average act gets fucked sideways. I'm just curious how big you have to be to get to be Britney, Nick Mason or Paul McCartney.)
posted by maxwelton at 8:31 PM on April 24, 2007

When I first heard about Courtney Love's stand against piracy, I tracked down one of the articles she wrote—and lo and behold, it was practically Steve Albini's article, reprocessed and regurgitated. I'm sure Love gets way more flak than she deserves for her various indiscretions, but I thought it was a bit unfortunate when she got all the credit for the balance sheet that someone else laid out first. Hell, she even makes the same crack about the band making more money if they'd worked at a 7-11.
posted by chrominance at 8:46 PM on April 24, 2007

OK. Courtney Love is hawt again.
posted by Eekacat at 9:09 PM on April 24, 2007

So. What am I missing? Anyone got a non-broken link? I was actually really interested in that...
posted by lesseffective at 9:56 PM on April 24, 2007

Ringo is the last one.

When was Courtney Love ever hawt?
posted by ZachsMind at 10:30 PM on April 24, 2007

Looks like a lot of required reading there. Thanks for the link!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:53 PM on April 24, 2007

I love the smell of burning RIAA-flesh in the morning. Thanks Dr. Wu.
posted by Eothele at 10:48 AM on April 25, 2007

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