The indy _could_ have notified me they were going to arbitrarily take a photo from my Facebook page and stick it on their site to…
Stop splitting hairs everyone. Aside from the lucky ones whose parents had a decent component system rusting in the attic, the urban outfitters crosley turntables most indie kids are armed with are the analogue equivalent of apple earbuds anyhow.
The editorializing in the announcement of the band's signing was reprehensible -- that's what blog posts are for -- but reviewing records is Grayson's job, folks, not cheerleading. And I think he explained pretty even-handedly where he feels the record fails and succeeds, and put the record in a broader context. Are y'all just used to getting your record reviews from People Magazine?
That's the best damn Bon Iver piece I've ever read.
Sh*t that is really depressing. I also did not know about UNC-CH offering Ruckus. (Speaking for my label Urban Myth, we have yet to net $10 based on hundreds of Ruckus streams.) While I certainly remember with sympathy how broke I was in college, a healthy appetite for recorded music was at least half the reason for my brokeness.
I guess what we need now is legislation to make AT&T and Time Warner Cable pay _something_ to music creators out of the $40 they extort monthly thanks to goverment-sanctioned mono- and duopolies. It might happen in Canada and Europe but I'm not exactly holding my breath here.
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