10.04.2013

Shopping As Therapy

So what.
You do it too.
This well though?

Less than $60 altogether:
Afrika Bambaataa, "Renegades Of Funk"
Bel Biv Devoe, "Do Me"
Clipse, "Grindin'"
En Vogue, "Hold On"
Evelyn "Champagne" King, "Love Come Down"
Fleetwood Mac, Mirage (TUSK is next I promise - and then Peter Green era)
Peter Gabriel, So
Group Home, "Supa Dupa Star"
Jerry Harrison, The Red And The Black ($1 penalty for being pointlessly fascinated with this one track)
The Jonzun Crew, "Space Is The Place"
Human League, Dare (again!)
Bob Marley, Live!
Mary Jane Girls, "In My House"
McFadden and Whitehead, "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"
Charles Mingus, Blues And Roots
Ministry, With Sympathy
New Edition, "If It Isn't Love"
Oakey/Moroder, "Together In Electric Dreams" (god help me)
Prince, Sign 'O' The Times (out of respect for Prince, no link!)

Now on to sleeves and more techno. 2013 is a good year for music but not for records.

More on this later, but, for now, I just want to say, as a loyal supporter of music and musicians, I feel really, really fucking exploited as someone who buys records. I'd gladly pay $10 for your dope new techno single than the $3 I paid for Mirage, even if nothing on it is as good as "Gypsy", but your record was only $10 for one day, and only somewhere in Europe. Now it's $60 plus another $15 to get it shipped to me. And none of that extra money goes to you, the artist. Since I refuse to download, I guess I will never hear it except on Youtube or SoundCloud and I will never play it at a DJ gig. Does this bother you? I hope so. Not because I am the greatest DJ. I'm not, and I'm not famous, either. I just represent a lot more people than you are aware of, and we are all disappointed. Aren't you? I understand the elitist strain in techno. Except now it's linked to money. Which is something different entirely. Is that your thing? Really?

2 comments:

Greyhoos said...

> (god help me)

I remember that tune. And yes, help might be in order.

Milo said...

"Together In Electric Dreams was the last track I played on the final night of one of my club nights. Can't go wrong with guilty pleasures. Electric Dreams remains a favorite film as well.