Saturday, October 17, 2009

and she hit publish...


Various rants have not been published LOL When I am unwell, I am a cranky old bitch and not afraid to let fly BUT then my kind heart kicks my hard ass and tells me not to be so unkind! [ ok,ok, you can all stop laughing now, you'll hurt yourselves!]

Apart from unpublished rants, I have been busy recuperating and trying to catch the sun, which is proving to be an elusive bugger here. Hubby got me the new Pink Australian Funhouse dvd, so I have been watching/listening to that as well as the Bushfire Sound Relief Concert dvd. The cost of both really surprised me, I got Pink for 24.95 on Friday as it was released and 35.00 for Sound Relief. Excellent value for money, pity others don't follow that idea as I'd buy more music then.

One of the rants I didn't publish was about the Record Industry, I'm sorry but I am getting a little tired of them bleating about cd sales dropping, which MUST mean people are illegally downloading. What a load of Bullshit! They never mention that LEGAL download sales are up [iTunes, Bigpond etc] Do dvd sales count as cd's? If not, then there's another of your totally legitimate reason for cd drops. People are paying for downloads and live music dvd's rather than just a music cd. I'm not saying that illegal downloading doesn't happen, but technology has moved on, it's like saying record sales dropped when cd's came out.

The best way is to buy direct from the artist though and if I can, I do that.

I'm an artist, so yes, I completely understand but I think the record companies need to move with technology faster and aggregate ALL sales not just individually.

and now, I need a good cup of tea, a bex and a lie down!

OH,and the hoon got caught unlicensed, unregistered, leaving the scene of an accident and another charge. twit.

Bloody seagulls at Phillip Island interrupting the bike racing, you'd think they'd hear the bikes and fly the other way, but no. Wonder if they think they're food? LOL No, I didn't go to the Island either as I am not really well enough yet to go gallivanting but plan on chuffing down for World Supers next year though.


4 Even Wiser people reply:

Bill Sticker said...

The recorded music industry has had it too easy for too long. Direct from the artists will be the way of the future, and all the hangers on will have to get proper jobs.

Jan :) said...

What are your thoughts on the Sound Relief one? I've been meaning to buy it. Cheers! :)

antikva said...

I'd like to think that but I doubt that Bill :D sadly, they'll find a way to stay on the gravy train. Unless the musicians can find a way to get to the masses more easily, the vultures will live on.

Jan, I got it for 35- at the record shop at the front of Lansell Plaza. If you watched it on tv, it's pretty much the same. Some of the sound is a little dodgy but for 9 hours, it's worth the cash. Plus the menu is well done so you can easily find the exact muso you want to see/hear and it's split into Syd/Melb. All of the sales go to the Red Cross for the Bushfire/Flood Relief. Hope that helps :D

Jan :) said...

Thanks...great info. I worried about the sound. Still might buy it. We were living OS at the time, so only saw some of the bands/songs on YouTube at the time. Cheers! :)