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A Few Days & A Bunch of Stuff

So I haven’t posted here in a few days.  I guess the general assumption would be it was because of stuff going on for Thanksgiving, but instead it’s because I’ve been working on a bunch of things for Silber.

First …

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Software, Free Comp, Coupling, Flash, Dreams

I’m still trying to get all my software installed on this new machine.  Waiting to hear back from Sonic Foundry about if I can get my software put on this machine (I feel like putting it on a fourth machine …

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  1. GoddakkAttack says:

    i was at james’s place and was watching the same thing.

    also when i was watchin less than zero i realize i was wearing the same shirt as the main character (not downey jr) and this was earlier this year and that was wayback machine

  2. Wait, there really was an interview with Hetfield where he was wearing my shirt?

Goddakk, Plumerai, Coupling, Computer, Irata, Downloaders, Review Updates, Featured Releases, Falling Skies

So here you go, new music from Goddakk & Plumerai available for $5 album download.

In other news Ben Link Collins (former Silber intern) has his first release on his new label Silent Media coming out.  It’s called Coupling & …

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  1. GoddakkATTACK says:

    CJBoyd’s argument is a flawed. Nobody sneaks in to sniff his farts nor do they pitch in to buy him bean burritos.

    He isn’t entitled to money to create music, however neither is someone entitled to hear/listen/own/download any of the music he created which is more the issue I think than the fact that a musician feels like a public is obligated to give him money to do so. It’s more that the public feels like it’s their right to hear the music and not the artist’s right to expect some token of gratitude in return.

    I’m not willing to pay for a new Guns n Roses but then i don’t think i really should be able to have the songs for free either. Not really anything to do with a musician’s entitlement any moreso than Charmin expects something in return if i decide to wipe my arse with their product. The worth of music, the practice of commerce those are the topics at play not a musician’s self-worth or ego, those exist independently of the issue.

    • Yeah, there’s definitely a problem with people feeling entitled to free everything here in the first world. & at times it seems like not only do people feel like they should have free music, but should be paid to do the artist the favor of listening to it. Which is perhaps related to the fact that now that everyone is a musician the quality of music has lowered to the point where maybe we should get paid to listen to some of it.

  2. I think there’s a disconnect between consumers of music and makers of music.

    The consumer doesn’t consider all the mundane financial and logistical details of what it takes to get that music to their ears.

    Music costs money to make. Especially music recorded in studios with all the costs that entails.

    Your average listener would never have reason to think about tracking, travel, mixing or mastering costs. Nor should they. They just download and (hopefully) appreciate the result.

    For an artist, posting music as a youtube video or in any other myriad ways available now online costs basically nothing. It’s possible to make and distribute music more or less for free this way now.

    What we’re going to lose though, is music that cost any time and money to make.

    There won’t be a new Black Sabbath, Cure, Bowie, Joy Division, MBV, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Velvets, etc.

    These are all musics that cannot be made, much less performed, by some dude sitting alone at a computer.

    Whether or not that’s a good or bad thing is up to you I guess.

    Anyway, this guy has some good points:


  3. That Collateral Damage series in The Wire is really good. One of the thing that has always been funny to me about The Wire is probably 95% of the musicians they cover don’t sell as many units as the magazine does. Maybe that’s true of Rolling Stone too when I think about it.

Silent Media, Lotte Kestner, Queensryche, The Bangles, Ultimate Lost Kisses, QRD

So here’s a Silent Media Projects, the new label Silber intern Ben Collins is starting.  No releases yet, but it seems promising.

Lotte Kestner has an ep of B-sides of China Mountain available through Bandcamp.

I just did …

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  1. GoddakkATTACK says:

    for the record i have since changed my judgement on that record…..it’s been in heavy rotation. I also changed the video feed to match my opinion and not what i actually wrote.

    carry on.