Holy shit, there's way too much going on today.
Johnny Cochrane just died. I wonder if Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman are gonna give him a hard time. If they all went to the same place...
Is this Napster all over again as Grokster goes on the chopping block? No, I don't think so. That was a big deal in my life though. I even wrote a letter to Congress.
Sunspot sold a bunch of albums and reached a lot of people through promoting on Napster. For awhile, it was the ONLY place to find music on the Internet, and if you remember correctly, 1999 was a fucking free-for-all when it came to copyrighted music. You could get ANYTHING with Napster and a high-speed connection. I'm not kidding, it was badass.
Anyway, you've all used Morpheus or Kazaa, probably, so this is the next thing that goes under. I'm all for free information and shit, but in reality, these programs are really just a great way to get free music, movies, and software. I used to watch a new release a day I'd download on Kazaa back in 2002.
Yeah, it's good for independent band promotion, but you're working on the backs of major-label bands that are already popular. People go to these sites so that they can get the major label stuff that's obviously illegal. We just used that attraction to help promote ourselves to the people already there. I don't have an ethical conflict about it, but I never expected these things to last forever.