Thank Dennis, Isaac, Lauren, et al for Nightlight (was "nightlight website?")
grady at ibiblio.org
Thu Jul 22 08:33:06 EDT 2004
I actually wasn't making a stink, just tweaking Hepler, which is sort of
de rigeur around here anyway.
However, I have to say that if you got it for under $10, then you were
paying very little over wholesale, and it's maybe a tiny bit
hypocritical for you to post a really long post admonishing local
clubgoers to be willing to pay more at the door of your club, *and*
pleading with them to occasionally drink something other than PBR, and
then turn around & say "it's hard to continually over-pay to support the
I mean, I can't believe you charge $1.50 or $2 for PBR when I can get
that shit for fifty cents at the Teeter, and keep it in my car, and slip
out the door between bands and drink outside. How much longer do you
expect me to pay your ridiculous music-industry markups?
p.s. don't shell out for the PJ Harvey without listening to it first -
"best album from her in a while" still doesn't mean it comes anywhere
near "Rid of Me."
Local 506 wrote:
> But more importantly, I wanted to mention where I bought the disc,
> since Ross made a stink about it. I bought it at Best Buy for under
> $10, along with 3 other albums I wouldn't have bought except for the
> fact that they were also under ten dollars (Franz Ferdinand, Modest
> Mouse, Coheed and Cambria.)
> I've said it before, and I'll say it again - when music falls below
> the ten dollar mark, it becomes an impulse purchase. I can easily
> think of three records I'd rather have than the three above (PJ
> Harvey, Mission of Burma, AC Newman come to mind) - yet, there's
> something compelling about spending less.
> Nothing against CD Alley or any of the other indy shops, but
> eventually price does matter...and the music industry as a whole will
> need to address this, because it's hard to continually over-pay to
> support the underdog.
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