it kind of makes me belligerently angry when people try to make money at someone else’s expense. it could be argued that this describes all commerce, but it’s a different thing when the methods used to make said money involve deception, fake product reviews and false advertising. (you could say that microsoft is guilty of all… Continue reading f*** you, clown. f*** you
are there any regular readers out there? anyone who might know about the whole upstart blogger and twitter/genesis rocket debacle? a few? well, good. if not, check the archives for a refresher. the short story is that over the last year i followed, became entangled with, and then uncovered all sorts of unsavory things about… Continue reading Caution: Beware of Fireballs
are all the new Upstart Blogger authors just Ashley Morgan in disguise? if so, the latest post seems like a cry for help. i thought i’d stir up some trouble and call the author’s true identity into question. i’m not convinced. are you? here’s the link to the post: http://bit.ly/7brCik
they say that lightning never strikes the same place twice. that’s a good thing, because if you happened to be an idiot out in a lightning storm holding a weather vane in an open field unlucky enough to get hit once (and walk away), you probably wouldn’t want to be the guy out in a lightning… Continue reading lightning never strikes twice. unless you’re a spammer.
whatever your take on the highly successful twitter method genesis rocket is, upstart blogger‘s ashley morgan has an awesome new tweak to his micropatronage system. all past, current and future genesis rocket customers get access to all his albums plus bonus tracks and exclusives. even if you don’t care about genesis rocket, it’s still pretty… Continue reading ashley morgan gives back to his genesis rocket users with free music
this post on the uk’s Telegraph shares the results of a recent analysis on where revenue is going. the short answer: it’s what i, and a lot of other people, have been saying for a long time — the big wigs are losing money but, on the whole, individual artists actually benefit from filesharing, even… Continue reading more on the music industry filesharing debate
Upstart Blogger restates some ideas I’ve been blogging about for a while. The question is, will anyone listen? Now is the time to force the music industry to change.
in a magical fairytale land, closely resembling our own, there was a bard. this bard appeared as just another travelling musician-storyteller, like most bards, from a small town and humble beginnings. in fact, this bard was secretly a vassal under the employ of an enormous fiefdom, taking a small cut off the top of her tips and giving… Continue reading take that, corporate rock
so you know those things that say “CLICK HERE TO GET A FREE IPOD” and you click it, and it sends you to a page where you need to sign up (or opt out) of a million different things, and at the bottom it says “this way to your free iPod” so you click that,… Continue reading get a free ipod from Upstart Blogger
the following is a letter i wrote toglorybug. she’s been getting a lot of heat from some twitter rocket users for posting some wary and skeptical opinions and musing about the possibility that it might be a scam. later, she posted some questions for twitter rocket users (which drew some more fire, although i’m still not entirely… Continue reading why i’m using twitter rocket