Archive for the tag "audiogalaxy"
I’m running around on Audiogalaxy trying to gather e-mail addresses and new locations for all the people I’ve met in the past ~2 years, and all the genre-specific groups I’ve joined at one time or another. It’s pretty sad. The message boards over there are all boiling over with postings. Most people are cursing the RIAA and a lot of them are swearing they’ll never buy another CD again. I keep thinking… please don’t boycott the INDIE labels!! But it’s no use, people are just furious, and for good reason. It’s like someone coming in and taking away our TV remote… we want to be able to hear good music, and THEN choose what we’re going to buy, not the other way around! And most of all, we want access to music that is no longer in print. For me that’s the biggest problem of all. If you can’t buy something, and you’re not allowed to share anything but the "authorized" material, then 90% of everything that’s ever been recorded in the past hundred years is off-limits. That’s just a crime; there has to be a better way!!
Looks like Audiogalaxy is done for. My queue suddenly disappeared; every song on the whole site is now blocked! Except for the few things that are being specially hosted on AG’s own servers, which is nothing I really want. They’ve fixed it so musicians are going to have to "opt in" to get their songs shared on AG… which means my little group is kaput.
Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.
You know my Incredibly Strange Music group on Audiogalaxy? I had to remove (expel) a member just now for the first time. And it’s a shame because he was one of the original members when I first started the group in December. Well, he was a pain in the ass then and he’s been a pain in the ass all along, despite repeated warnings and threats to eject him. His infractions were almost too numerous to mention: he would flood the message board with egocentric posts. He would insult me on the message board and insult anyone who also felt he was being a pain. Worst of all he kept sending crappy commercial music. Not 100% bad shit, maybe 66% was questionable and 33% was good. That’s why it sucks that it had to come to this, because I will miss the 33% good shit he posted. What an idiot.
Ryan Hembrey’s back from his month-long European tour with Manishevitz. Him and Adam Vida are coming over on Monday for a band meeting, to discuss how we’re going to work out the money arrangements and everything for the tour. Come to think of it I guess I should ask Jim if he wants to come too! Don’t want to exclude the only other Chicago bandmember.