If it was just about the music...
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: November 29, 2000 12:32AM

... the two most important words in my vocabulary would be "CDR" and "Napster". However, some of us take it one step further and get great enjoyment out of collecting CDs. Finding a CD that you've been pursuing for months- sometimes even years- can be as rewarding as listening to the music contained therein.
Because we prefer the music on a format that sees (or usually sees) the artists compensated properly, that does not imply we 1. love music any less than anyone else 2. are more uptight, high-strung or in need of an enema. Speaking for myself, I am quite passionate about collecting and, for that reason, will entertain a good debate every now and then. Unfortunately, I run into people like Steve who argues with his emotions, and not with his intellect, and that is what turns a thread such as this into a big "pissing contest" as you called it.

I agree whole-hearted with your philosophy about "if you're not sure, don't buy it". But if someone sold you a Ferrari and then shipped you a Fiero kit car, would you be as non-chalant? What I'm against (here I go again!) is when someone tells you a CD is a legitimate re-issue and, in reality, it's a bootleg pressing. It's the artifice behind the art that I'm not too pleased about. It's easy to get all transcendental with aphorisms like "life is a gamble" and "the road not taken", but that's not addressing the real issues here. That's the kind of apathy bootleggers thrive on as they 1. continue to pull the wool over your eyes and 2. make as much money as possible in the process.

I think you make some good points, Lil Al. Before money, packaging, image... it's the music that SHOULD come first. What were Mick Jagger's exact words, anyway? It's "Only" Rock n' Roll...

koogles


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When is a re-issue not a re-issue? 184 koogles 11/26/2000 02:37AM
RE: When is a re-issue not a re-issue? 98John Q11/26/2000 08:08PM
RE: When is a re-issue not a re-issue? 113 Steve 11/27/2000 12:02AM
Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 131 koogles 11/27/2000 09:54AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 176 Billy D'Allyn 11/27/2000 06:53PM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 115 koogles 11/28/2000 12:08AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 97 Steve 11/28/2000 01:05AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 127John Q11/28/2000 05:43AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 132 Billy D'Allyn 11/28/2000 10:39AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 119John Q11/28/2000 11:31AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 110 Billy D'Allyn 11/29/2000 12:13PM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 142 Billy D'Allyn 11/28/2000 02:16AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 109 koogles 11/28/2000 09:23AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 122 Steve 11/28/2000 09:53AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 108 ryan 11/28/2000 10:36AM
Steve- you make me laugh. 119 koogles 11/28/2000 11:59AM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 116 Steve 11/28/2000 12:36PM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 110 koogles 11/28/2000 12:53PM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 106 Steve 11/28/2000 02:57PM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 103 koogles 11/28/2000 11:46PM
Another pointer of concern - Production quality 128 Nicky 11/29/2000 06:27AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 125 Billy D'Allyn 11/28/2000 10:53AM
Steve and Billy- where's your class? 149 koogles 11/28/2000 11:43AM
RE: Metal Mayhem 1 Mensa members 0 115 Lil Al 11/28/2000 03:38PM
If it was just about the music...106 koogles 11/29/2000 12:32AM
RE: OK, NOW I HAVE TO SAYTHING! 129 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 12:58AM
Take a recess, Judge Judy. 99 koogles 11/29/2000 01:14AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 119 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 03:32AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 109 koogles 11/29/2000 04:50AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 114 Steve 11/29/2000 04:59AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 101 Steve 11/29/2000 05:04AM
Steve, you STILL make me laugh. 88 koogles 11/29/2000 05:40AM
Koogles GET's KO'd!! 102 Jennifer T 11/29/2000 07:16AM
I'm still standing.. 119 koogles 11/29/2000 12:27PM
RE: Koogles GET's KO'd!! 96 Billy D'Allyn 12/01/2000 10:38AM
Okay, Billy, here's something worth fighting for! 129 koogles 12/01/2000 12:42PM
RE: Okay, Billy, here's something worth fighting f 116 Jennifer T 12/01/2000 03:55PM
RE: Okay, Billy, here's something worth fighting f 89 koogles 12/02/2000 12:58AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 119 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 07:59AM
Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 130 koogles 11/29/2000 12:51PM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 112 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 02:56PM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 108 koogles 11/30/2000 01:13AM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 109 JUDGE JUDY 11/30/2000 05:56AM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 115 JUDGE JUDY 11/30/2000 05:58AM
Give it up 109 koogles 11/30/2000 08:37AM
RE: Koogles/PJ, get a reality check! 130 Billy D'Allyn 11/29/2000 11:35AM
The childish rebuttals keep on comin'... 100 koogles 11/29/2000 12:14PM
RE: The childish rebuttals keep on comin'... 109 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 03:01PM
RE: The childish rebuttals keep on comin'... 120 koogles 11/30/2000 01:42AM
Koogles swings from his family tree! 86 Billy D'Allyn 12/01/2000 10:49AM
You have successfully advertised your CD 95 koogles 12/01/2000 12:37PM
RE: You have successfully advertised your CD 118 Billy D'Allyn 12/02/2000 08:53AM
I will be buying one!! 108 Jennifer T 12/01/2000 03:58PM
RE: I will be buying one!! 102 Billy D'Allyn 12/02/2000 08:57AM
RE: Koogles/PJ, get a reality check! 104 Jennifer T 11/29/2000 11:00PM
Jennifer T- you are redundant and ridiculous 128 koogles 11/30/2000 01:29AM
ok this is funny but getting rediculous 111 fanof1982 11/30/2000 02:55AM
A word or two about collecting 130 koogles 11/30/2000 08:31AM


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