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|1 week 6 days ago||Potowatomi Trail||
I bike there all the time and lots of people hike it. great trail. love that place.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||welp||
Back in the 60's i purchased LP's, then in the 70's 8 tracks and cassettes, and then CD's after that and now MP3's. I have purchased some of the same songs four or five times. I feel very strongly about feeding the musicians because they do deserve it and I do appreciate them. Plus, being a musician myself I empathize (i am not what you call a successful musician). I love the fact that a person can now purchase two or three songs off a ....LP/CD whatever now, because there a very few LP/CD's where I like (enough to spend money on) more than two or three songs.
My problem is remains bit rate. I am one of those idiots who have high end equipment--for instance, my PBS M4U 1 over he ear headphones, and i will gladly take the Pepsi challenge for anyone who thinks I cannot tell the difference. Hey, maybe I am wrong and can't but I do think I can--and I have tested myself in this regard--it was actually quite easy to discern the difference. I listen to music--just don't use it for background chatter. Further, from what I understand digital music can deteriorate over time so --and maybe I am wrong here--- i would think the more bit rate I start out with the longer the integrity of the music will last. Maybe I am just a moran on this but it does smack somewhat of Spock type logic.
Finally, I have read numerous biographies of musicians/groups I can't remember a single one with flattering content about music middlemen. Those guys will sell their mothers for a dollar so it seems. And, I don't hear about too many record executives in the food stamp lines.
I just wish all artists would bypass the bloodsucking middlemen and throw all their stuff up online. I would much rather pay them directly. From what I understand the artist get about a nickle an album when they go through record companies. Hard to feed a family on that unless you are the Stones or something. Kind of funny reading all the law talkers takes on this because you know they are just after their end and otherwise wouldn't care less.
In the end, is it really too much to ask for 320 bit rate for my 99 cents?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||how do you feel about||
libaries legally purchasing your work and freely distributing it to the general public?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||you cannot||
to my knowledge buy from any online music service the same quality music you get from ripping a CD (320 bit rate). Amazon, for instance gives you 256 VBR (variable bit rate). I tried talking with Amazon about this and they blew me off. Will never go back.
if you ask me that is robbery. i have no sympathy whatsoever for the music industry middlemen who rob both the artist and the consumer--yeah, i did say rob.
I have rather high end equipment and CAN tell the difference. It pisses me right the hail off. They bitch about pirates, but that is exactly what they are. fawk em all.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||not even on my worst enemy...||
would i wish cancer.
sorry for all your losses. i have had a few myself. cancer has more living victims than dead.
fuck cancer and the horse it rode in on
|25 weeks 5 days ago||WIN|
|26 weeks 3 hours ago||Hail Yes!|
|26 weeks 4 hours ago||Another Michigan Win|
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Time to BOOGIE!|
|27 weeks 4 days ago||ITs Happening|
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Its Happening 4 Sure!|
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Hail Yes!|
|1 year 40 weeks ago||jumping jeebus||
Dudes, chill out already.
Too many people take this blog waaaaaay too seriously. Isn't it supposed to be for info and entertainment? At least that is what I take it for. The adoration of one brain cook does kind of scare me at times--it is that kind of blind adoration which has lead many a man down a destructive path--but oh well. And Mr. Brain Cook--you whine about people whining about Chitownblue--who basically drives up traffic and hits to your site--it sounds personal to me. You seem like a nice dude, but chill dude--isn't this your livlihood? And, I don't care how much tv football you have watched--you'll never know as much as the coaches. Your wide stance on that is vastly suboptimal. Most the of people up in here are great--even if they don't like my schtick--which come on, hardly anyone does--I don't mind. And, leave the freakin kids alone--we don't really NEED all that info and anyone who says they do is an midiot.
In conclusion, potato salad muthafawkers.
Oh, and that is a Sheep mask, not a goat.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Cali Wolverine||
You do realize you just volanteerily joined this colossas circle jerk, don't you?
I just wanted to point that out.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||M-Wolverine pick up yer points at....||
the underground HQ of the WLA on the QT asap
|1 year 40 weeks ago||We now return to....||
your regularly scheduled, sanitized scheduling.
Dirk, turn out the lights.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||vastly suboptimal||
Hire the chimp!
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Dis be us||
Coz The Boys In The Hood Are Always Hard
|1 year 40 weeks ago||i have been authorized to...||
give out 100,000 WLA points to the first poster who signs up and post a picture of a donkey wearing maize and blue.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||the doctor||
a doctor fell in a well
and broke his collar bone
a doctor should attend to the sick
and leave the well alone
oh yeah, and
|1 year 40 weeks ago||don't make me come...||
up in here and be the voice of reason.
Seriously. YOu don't want that. Ever.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||just got a text from...||
He is reading this thread.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||CRY BABY ALERT!||
Call the Wambulance STAT!
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Bill, my man||
don't take this personally, son.
we are not attacking anyone.
is there no JOY in your heart?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||no one is forcing...||
you people to come here and insult this thread.
but, i like it. pissing yous guys off makes my day.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||my faith in humanity is restored...||
i am quitting law skewl.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Content?||
that is the bilge of the profit mongering 1 percent infidels who trust in the dolla and won't let you holla
|1 year 40 weeks ago||its a lamb||
not a sheep
don't ax me how i no
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Dave Brandom will never...||
advertise macaroni on the WLA site.
NEVER, I say!
|1 year 40 weeks ago||warm potato salad?||
Well I never!