STREAMING MUSIC vs. iTunes vs. VINYL & CD

I fell asleep to “Queen” their double album of “Greatest Hits”

I exercised to “Led Zeppelin” the double album “Physical Graffiti”

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Yes, we spent Saturday/our anniversary at Corey & Jolene’s place. They were a part of our wedding party & we were in their wedding party, great people! Corey & I had a discussion over a few wobbly pops about music. We have a lot of music tastes in common, & some really different aka we both listen to a pile of music. I know get my music from iTunes, while Corey has gone to using streaming sites. We both miss having the product of a CD or Vinyl album in our hands, & being able to read the liner booklet. Both of us have grown up with that stuff, and we’d probably be purchasing them now, if either of us had room. My CDs are in the closet behind me, Corey’s I believe they’re in his basement. Both of our collections are out of sight. Lack of physical space in both situations. Having the physical product & liner notes are the main reason we both bought CDs or Vinyl, mostly CDs.

I still purchase music from iTunes, since I know it’s mine & will be forever. Corey pays $9.99/month (I think it is) to stream his music through Apple Music. Yes, in the end I pay more for my music, $0-$50 a month. Both methods have their pros & cons to them. A ton of it is financial. Streaming music is cheaper, no argument there, that’s a blatant fact. If your OK with streaming music go ahead. Streaming music to me feels more like “renting” music. Just because I don’t actually own it. Corey made a good point though. Nobody’s going to take away the music. If Apple Music goes down or all of the streaming sites go down, a new software will pop up & carry on. Solid point! My view is that we’ve always been able to own our music, why do we have to “rent” it now?

Either way is great for the consumer, but terrible for the musicians. The amount of money going to the musicians that made it is now a fraction of what it used to be. Why did all of the 1980s L.A. metal bands become filthy rich but a new band releasing their first – fifth album will likely never attain the financial wealth for creating music?

It doesn’t really matter how you get you’re music. Musicians aren’t making money on it.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Conan & Slash go shopping for guitars listed on http://www.craigslist.com

Mikael Akerfeltd of Opeth has 9 tips for guitar players

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/opeths-mikael-akerfeldt-my-top-9-tips-for-guitarists-637722

Ghostbusters news!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/ghostbusters-cross-the-streams-at-virtual-reality-experience-20160509

Really? 182 days before the Presidential election. Are voters still unsure of who they’ll vote for? As a Canadian I’m getting REALLY tired of the campaign which has turned into a circus, & forced upon Canadians. I don’t think I’ll last 182 more days?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/everything-is-going-to-be-dumb-now-20160509

I’m anxious to see the new Captain America movie after I see Batman vs. Superman………someone wont take me after 3 weeks of me asking??????????

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/captain-america-civil-war-writers-on-that-spider-man-scene-20160509

What? Disturbed with Lzzy Hale cover U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” live???

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-welcome-lzzy-hale-u2-cover-nashville/ ???

I’d say “Don’t mess with a classic”

This festival line up is 50/50 for me equal hit & miss for me.

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-alice-in-chains-2016-monster-energy-rock-allegiance-festival/

Corey Taylor speaks about the timeline for the new “Stone Sour” album

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-timeline-next-stone-sour-album/

I like Pink. Not as much as I would have expected, but she’s on my iPod! Song for Disney movie.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-pink-play-human-chess-in-vibrant-just-like-fire-video-20160509

HOWEVER YOU’RE GETTING THIS, PLEASE PASS IT AROUND?

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“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

 

 

 

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