Monday, October 08, 2007

msb-0208 Paranoia

msb-0208 Paranioa


Feedback comes first, so...

I am still unemployed and looking for anything that will pay the rent...

My mother's still hanging in there.

My sister and I are still bummed out.

Oh, and this podcast now has over 30,000 download. Yeah!

---- "Fuck the RIAA" by: "dotCommunism"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

This is "your" segment.

Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

Drop me an email: charles at

And I would apreciate if someone could write a review of this podcast on iTunes [ ] You can just select the link and, eventually, scroll down the iTunes page to "Customer Reviews"

---- "Off the Markov" by: "Lil' Nix"

Feed Me comes third, so...

Do you have a therapy, product, good or service that is of interest to MSers?

Consider advertising on this podcast.

Reminders on this segment only cost $0.03 per reminder per download of an episode. (A $30CPM targeted at MSers.)

It can/should lead to a full ad, in text, audio or video, which costs $3.00 per download.

That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

But MSBPodcast is 100% in your market, and you only pay per download of your material.

No play, no pay.

Reach the MSers who would buy your therapy, product, good or service, with-out having to waste your advertising money on anyone who is "not" interested...

Send me an email at: charles (at)

---- "The RIAA Will Shoot Your Dog" by: "Smart Bomb Radio"


The record companies, through the RIAA, are desperately trying to cling to a business model that doesn't work anymore, (and I'm staying well out of the entire mess.)

The RIAA just won a dubious legal victory and have now piloried the very people they are supposed to be trying to woo; the record companies' potential customers.

---- "Rock Out With Your Hawk Out" by: "MC Hawking"


From an ABC News article [ ] on Thursday, October 4, 2007:
"In the first lawsuit over file sharing to make it to court, a jury ordered a woman who record labels claimed illegally shared songs to pay the labels $222,000.

The lawsuit, filed by the Recording Industry Association of America, the record label lobbying organization, accused Jammie Thomas of sharing more than 1,700 songs on the now defunct peer-to-peer file sharing network Kazaa. The suit contended that Thomas violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by distributing songs for free that belonged to the record labels. "
Despite the extremely dubious evidence presented the RIAA is collecting $220,000 from Jammie Thomas, the defendant in the case.

She doesn't make $220,000. She barely clears $20,000 per year, (there's taxes after all.)

The record industry, through the RIAA, want to make a complete pauper of this woman for the rest of her life. For allegedly sharing 1,700 files.

Their little victory will end up tasting like ashes in their mouths.

Yep, nobody will want to use file sharing (who does that anymore anyway? Apple's sold billions of songs legally and they have legal, legitimate competition.)

But nobody's going to want to buy the RIAA's clients' crap anymore either. Its too risky...

They didn't even have proof to pull the shit they did, but they didn't need any, it was guilt by "innuendo."

Its at times like this that I almost think Mullah Omar should be unleashed on their stupid, fat, lazy, greedy, scum-sucking asses to wage his anti-music "jihad."

I have not bought a single piece of RIAA client music in many, many years because I'd rather buy from the independent companies that are more interested in getting reasonable amounts of money per track supporting themselves and the artists, rather than charging outrageous amounts for CDs full of schlock supporting a bloated corrupt, structure ripping off artists.

(I saw one of their contract and gave up on the music business right then and there, [I could write it and "not" be allowed to play it? Screw that...]).

They are making money selling music in elevators and in ring tones. (That might sound sort of like [insert name of "artiste du jour"], but its not, (specially with all of those "dings" on every floor.) Its called "Play for hire" and the performers get scale only once, despite the original artist's popularity.)

The PMN (Podsafe Music Network) is what I look through as my music source because I have absolutely no interest in music produced the major labels.

(After a little research I can tell you that its:

* Arista
* Capitol Records
* Elektra
* Fonovisa
* Interscope
* Lava
* Loud
* Maverick
* Motown
* Priority
* Sony
* Universal
* Virgin
* Warner)

Personally, I think the RIAA's lawyers are tone-deaf, evil, profligate dwarves who have neither senses of shame or of proportion.

I will never buy "any" of products from any firms they represent. (There are plenty of alternatives.)

Kiss my ass, RIAA. Kiss my ass.

---- "Fuck the MPAA" by: "Futuristic Sex Robotz"


The record companies through the RIAA are desperately trying to cling to a business model that doesn't work anymore, (and I'm staying well out of the entire mess.)

The RIAA just won a dubious legal victory and piloried the very people they are supposed to be trying to woo; the record companies' potential customers.

Your choice is clear, support indie artists and put the music where you want it or give up the internet because you'll only risk getting sued as the RIAA become more and more desperate and since they don't seem to have to present any real evidence of guilt.

Given the value proposition of the RIAA's customers (the rich oligopolists) versus the value proposition of the internet, the internet wins.

They're using the wrong weapon (the law, the DMCA and copyright violation) against people who are stuck with the consequences "for the rest of their lives" (not other corporations [who can just 'cease to exist' {while the principals go on to try something else {just as probably of dubious ethical value.}])

You're "not" turning back the clock.

The success of the iTunes Music Store, eMusic and now Amazon point the way, the correct way.

We've found your new business model for you and its working fine, without having to sue everybody and treat your own customers like criminals.

Wake the hell up.

---- "Mana & Me" by: "Betty Rebel"


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