So in a Rolling Stone interview, METALLICA stated that the only way to make money now is to constantly tour.
These are the SAME useful idiots that brought down the SHARING site, Napster.
When was the last "golden age" of music? That's right! During the heyday of Napster.
See, nothing attracts a crowd... like a CROWD! Think of it this way... NO ONE wants to be the first in line to play a QUIET jukebox. But, if the jukebox is already playing... people feed it with money like there's no tomorrow.
There is such a HUGE lesson to be learned from this history.
Ever since I was a kid, all I have ever heard was that technology was going to ruin the music industry. Cassette tapes, Re-Writable CD's, The Computer, etc... None of it has killed the music industry. As a matter of FACT, the more society has access to music... the wealthier the musician becomes.
I wrote what I consider to be the BEST things ever written on this site about the state of music and how it came to be in the sorry state that it's in. I wrote a blog called, "Come As You Are." Do yourself a favor... check it out.
I want you open your mind and actually think about what I am about to write, OK? The illegal shutting down of Napster was one of the nails in the coffin of our society. The final outcome of that trial was, "THAT SHARING IS ILLEGAL!" That's right! If you OWN something... you can't "give" it away! Think about that...
So ANY redistribution of wealth is "illegal". Any CHARITY, is "illegal". Any LOAN is an "Illegal" act.
The very clear message that it also sends is that YOU NEVER REALLY "OWN" ANYTHING!
If you ever wonder why it is that logic, art, love, and understanding just can't seem to get a stable foot hold in today's society... it's because of the systematic, deliberate, destruction of music. Music gets inside of you and makes you smarter, more energetic, more understanding, more sympathetic, more willing to share. All of these traits go into making a better society.
The enormous GREED of those few musicians have ruined it for us all. They allowed themselves to be pawns in a big game of chess. The goal of this chess game is to conquer the threat of SHARING. Sharing information, culture, and love through positive vibrations.
"The MASTER of Puppets is pulling your strings... OBEY Your MASTER" That's a line from a METALLICA song. Ironic, isn't it? They thought they were talking to you and me!
Well, let me quote from another song... "Instant Karma's Gonna Get You!". That's from John Lennon.
If this sort of thing interests you... find my blog, "Come As You Are." It "should" interest you. It's THE reason that we are losing the struggle at every turn.
We simply aren't taking advantage of this massive chunk of technology called the computer and the internet. We should FIGHT any attempt to take this technology away from us with a religious fervor. ANYONE that has threatened this sacred act of sharing... is permanently on my Shit list.