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? 118 koogles 11/26/2000 02:37AM
RE: When is a re-issue not a re-issue? 70John Q11/26/2000 08:08PM
RE: When is a re-issue not a re-issue? 64 Steve 11/27/2000 12:02AM
Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 96 koogles 11/27/2000 09:54AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 97 Billy D'Allyn 11/27/2000 06:53PM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 78 koogles 11/28/2000 12:08AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 68 Steve 11/28/2000 01:05AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 79John Q11/28/2000 05:43AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 79 Billy D'Allyn 11/28/2000 10:39AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 77John Q11/28/2000 11:31AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 66 Billy D'Allyn 11/29/2000 12:13PM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 88 Billy D'Allyn 11/28/2000 02:16AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 67 koogles 11/28/2000 09:23AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 78 Steve 11/28/2000 09:53AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 75 ryan 11/28/2000 10:36AM
Steve- you make me laugh. 72 koogles 11/28/2000 11:59AM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 86 Steve 11/28/2000 12:36PM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 78 koogles 11/28/2000 12:53PM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 68 Steve 11/28/2000 02:57PM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 71 koogles 11/28/2000 11:46PM
Another pointer of concern - Production quality 89 Nicky 11/29/2000 06:27AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 81 Billy D'Allyn 11/28/2000 10:53AM
Steve and Billy- where's your class? 79 koogles 11/28/2000 11:43AM
RE: Metal Mayhem 1 Mensa members 0 72 Lil Al 11/28/2000 03:38PM
If it was just about the music...67 koogles 11/29/2000 12:32AM
RE: OK, NOW I HAVE TO SAYTHING! 77 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 12:58AM
Take a recess, Judge Judy. 68 koogles 11/29/2000 01:14AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 89 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 03:32AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 78 koogles 11/29/2000 04:50AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 74 Steve 11/29/2000 04:59AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 74 Steve 11/29/2000 05:04AM
Steve, you STILL make me laugh. 63 koogles 11/29/2000 05:40AM
Koogles GET's KO'd!! 62 Jennifer T 11/29/2000 07:16AM
I'm still standing.. 82 koogles 11/29/2000 12:27PM
RE: Koogles GET's KO'd!! 58 Billy D'Allyn 12/01/2000 10:38AM
Okay, Billy, here's something worth fighting for! 77 koogles 12/01/2000 12:42PM
RE: Okay, Billy, here's something worth fighting f 78 Jennifer T 12/01/2000 03:55PM
RE: Okay, Billy, here's something worth fighting f 56 koogles 12/02/2000 12:58AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 84 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 07:59AM
Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 78 koogles 11/29/2000 12:51PM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 66 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 02:56PM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 60 koogles 11/30/2000 01:13AM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 74 JUDGE JUDY 11/30/2000 05:56AM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 71 JUDGE JUDY 11/30/2000 05:58AM
Give it up 68 koogles 11/30/2000 08:37AM
RE: Koogles/PJ, get a reality check! 77 Billy D'Allyn 11/29/2000 11:35AM
The childish rebuttals keep on comin'... 64 koogles 11/29/2000 12:14PM
RE: The childish rebuttals keep on comin'... 79 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 03:01PM
RE: The childish rebuttals keep on comin'... 79 koogles 11/30/2000 01:42AM
Koogles swings from his family tree! 63 Billy D'Allyn 12/01/2000 10:49AM
You have successfully advertised your CD 58 koogles 12/01/2000 12:37PM
RE: You have successfully advertised your CD 68 Billy D'Allyn 12/02/2000 08:53AM
I will be buying one!! 74 Jennifer T 12/01/2000 03:58PM
RE: I will be buying one!! 71 Billy D'Allyn 12/02/2000 08:57AM
RE: Koogles/PJ, get a reality check! 72 Jennifer T 11/29/2000 11:00PM
Jennifer T- you are redundant and ridiculous 80 koogles 11/30/2000 01:29AM
ok this is funny but getting rediculous 65 fanof1982 11/30/2000 02:55AM
A word or two about collecting 68 koogles 11/30/2000 08:31AM


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