All albums I listen to are original purchases. I don't download songs, or rip and burn
tracks from CDs that belong to someone else. I understand why people copy stuff for free.
They can do what they want. And trust me, I have no sympathy for the major record labels and
chainstore retailers that have been robbing both consumers and artists for decades.
Fuck them all.
But still...I choose to go against the grain and buy music. I like carrying the
stuff home from the shop, carefully removing the price tag and censorship warnings, and slipping the shiny,
newly minted 12cm disc into the CD player. It's a ritual – almost sensual.
And then there's respecting the creative talents.
Until a better system is available,
I'll keep buying music from distribution outlets. It's not that expensive really, especially
if you shop around, or visit secondhand dealers.
However, be warned: if your album is shit, a scam, full of filler songs, a lazy excuse for art,
I will drop a bomb on your pathetic lack of craft in the strongest possible terms. The citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had it easy.