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The Life and Times of Grandpa Parm & Scheme-On

Download Your Life Away…

Download Your Life Away…
Fresh Tunes at Your Fingertips

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The World Wide Web, CS, 9/11/08 – Ah yes, the Internet… servin’ up fresh tunes and whatever the fuck else you want round the clock. When I moved into the dorms and got my first hi-speed connection it was like releasing a raging pedophile at a gymnastics meet. I ran wild in cyberspace downloading everything from movies, to software, to porn, but my embezzlement of choice was an art form in which the medium is sound organized in time… yup, you guessed it, MPmotherfuckinThrees! I spent countless hours on LimeWire hitting pause, resume, preview and loving every goddamn second of it. I built my library to an insurmountable size, but eventually my 27gig laptop caught viruses, slowed down to the pace of an 82 year-old woman on methadone, and exploded. I was then forced to head back to Amoeba and sift through millions of used CDs with all you other schmucks until I got a new comp. Since then there has much discussion questioning the ethics of music piracy and even laws passed such as the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which deems copying of copyrighted music (with the exception of making a copy for your own use) as illegal. I understand that my plunders in the open seas of cyberspace haven’t provided artists with their well-deserved royalties, but to be honest, it’s not like I would have gone out there and bought thousands of albums with my milk money anyways. The simple fact that there are fresh tunes right at my fingertips is why I seek it, and shit, when I find something I dig online I let people know and they might be stupid enough to go pay for it? Bottom line, I don’t think music piracy has had as drastic of an effect on the music industry as some people may think and if I’m wrong… fuck, they’ll get over it.

P.S. – I just downloaded the new TV on the Radio album, “Dear Science”, and it doesn’t even get released for another week… fucking awesome!

Get Downloaded or Go Home…
Scheme-On

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September 12, 2008 - Posted by | Music | , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. “Bottom line, I don’t think music piracy has had as drastic of an effect on the music industry”… you’re right. lazy, manufactured, recycled and unoriginal music has. thanks for highlighting some of the better records that some of us might have never had the opportunity to realize without the web, and this blog of course ; )

    Comment by jo | September 12, 2008 | Reply

  2. c&c music factory f-ing rocks!! if you steal music, you gotta share it! don’t forget to seed your torrents!!

    Comment by Grandpa Scheme | September 12, 2008 | Reply


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