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Friday, June 29, 2007

what a bunch of crybabies!

Listen to these whiners! Prince has decided to gave away his new album as a freebie inside of a Sunday newspaper (The Mail on Sunday), and the record store industry is throwing a hissy fit:
One music store executive described the plan as "madness" while others said it was a huge insult to an industry battling fierce competition from supermarkets and online stores. Prince's label has cut its ties with the album in the UK to try to appease music stores.

The Entertainment Retailers Association said the giveaway "beggars belief". "It would be an insult to all those record stores who have supported Prince throughout his career," ERA co-chairman Paul Quirk told a music conference. "It would be yet another example of the damaging covermount culture which is destroying any perception of value around recorded music.

"The Artist Formerly Known as Prince should know that with behaviour like this he will soon be the Artist Formerly Available in Record Stores. And I say that to all the other artists who may be tempted to dally with the Mail on Sunday."
Translation: "Boo hoo hoo!! Mommy, the big bad Prince and The Mail are bypassing our expensive plastic disc distribution system!! Make them stop, Mommy! Waaaaa!!...."

Paul Quirk's "threat" has all the validity of the arrogant boss who "fires" an employee after he already quit the job.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

ron paul rocks on colbert!

First off, apologizes for taking such a long break from the blog - I really didn't intend to. But I organized the Greater Chicago Ron Paul Meetup Group 3 1/2 weeks ago, and it's been consuming just about every minute of free time I have. We've swelled to 217 members as of right now, second largest of 301 groups worldwide. We reached thousands at the Chicago Blues Festival this past weekend, and we're ready to hit all the major summer summer festivals throughout the city and the burbs. You've no doubt noticed the banner ad on the blog - if you're a Ron Paul fan, please join us or whatever Ron Paul meetup is local to your area. And speaking of Ron Paul...

Man, he kicked ass on Colbert's show tonight! I was a little concerned how he would do with a phony persona host like Colbert, but Ron was in great form and handled it like a pro. I am very impressed with how he handled each question. In an earlier post I mentioned how, after watching him in the first debate, I thought he really had to be a little more optimistic and lose his angry edge so he can connect with the American people more. I am pleased to report that he has done so in spades.

Go Ron Paul!!!