Friday, November 4, 2011
another music industry post
Sorry, but can't resist. I've been watching the show "How to make it in America" and the theme song is slamming. "I need a dollar" is by Aloe Blacc and when I heard he was on Stones Throw I wanted to check out more. The mediafire trick didn't work for his two albums, captaincrawl searches got me nowhere, so I sat at my computer thinking about actually purchasing dude's album. And I was there because Stones Throw does a good job policing the interwebs to make sure none of their shit is available for free. And good for them, I suppose. So I check out Blacc's most popular songs on youtube and they sound like car commercials, or really lame snippets from romantic comedies. I'm so glad I didn't drop $10 on dude's album. This post would really just be an angry rant in that case. But then I decided to check out Harmonizer, cause my man DC knows my tastes and if he shouts that shit out to me I'm on it. Can't find it on the mediafire tip, but guess what? It was available off that link DC posted for $3.60 for the album! My price-point! Got out my credit card and boom, I'm the proud, legitimate owner of Harmonizer's "World Complete" (which definitely owes a huge debt to Jon Hassell). I really feel that if albums are around $5 I'd spent a lot more of my disposable income buying albums.