Seems the Red Hot Chilli Peppers was raided by pirates and their unreleased album is making the rounds on the P2P networks. Nothing terribly exciting, other than RHCP's Flea doesn't enjoy all the sharing and free love, which he describes in this blog post. Here's an excerpt:
"i guess now it is possible to down load it for free if you want
that's not very nice
if you down load it now off one of these file sharing sites
you will be getting a pale imitation of the record
it will be of the poor sound quality of the technique they used to
get it on there
and that will break my heart
it will break john frusciante's heart
it will break anthony kiedis's heart
and it will break the heart of chad smith
yes, we worked for a year and a half to make the epic record of our
and it is sad to me for the business reasons of course"
I absolutely love fleas writing
or sentence structures or
logical divisions of any kind
because really this is how the world sounds
I should write like that more often. I'm serious, it reminds me of this one time in college when I decided to write an essay on the splendor of 16th century Italian colonnades after a night of -- in any case, music industry bad boy Lefsetz equates music piracy with free publicity and says anyone who disagrees is a flaming tard (my words, not his. His are much more mature). Regardless of which side you take in this debate, one portion of his recent letter is interesting:
"Decades after Burger King made major inroads into McDonald's market share by announcing to consumers they could have it "their way", backward record companies and artists STILL believe they dictate how people should acquire and play music. God, if they could, they'd have everybody playing CDs in their homes only. So they could hear the "warm", pristine sound.
Well, CDs are pristine. But the sound is so brittle, so unlike music, that I truly believe whole GENRES of music have fallen by the wayside because when listened to on the disc format they LACK said warmth, they hurt your ear and DON'T touch your heart. Ever notice that the only thing that SOUNDS good on CD is hip-hop?"
I disagree. My dream trance, drum and bass, and happy hard core albums sound excellent on CD, so I don't know what he's talking about. But as for the industry still selling discs as the only solution, well, there's the problem. But I do think Lefsetz flies way off the handle, attacking Flea who strikes me as just a blissfully nice guy and likes the way his music sounds and is arranged on the CD and hates the idea of his music getting chopped to bits. So much cursing, I wonder if Lefsetz has been introduced to the Asylum.
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