Did Ruckus Kill Schoolkids?
mrdorkesq at gmail.com
Sat Mar 1 17:16:26 EST 2008
Cool, I brought it up because Dave has expressed interest to me in getting
some of the acts from around here signed up with Zunior.
I have purchased a couple of things from zunior.com as well, mostly stuff
that Dave thought I would like.
He is pseudo-related to me via inlaws and has always been big on the
triangle scene. He is doing alright with Zunior, but he still has his day
So I guess that is an invitation to all of the bands around here. If you
want to get some electronic distribution in Canadaland, contact zunior.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ch-scene-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:ch-scene-
> bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Bryk
> Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 4:38 PM
> To: RTP-area local music and culture
> Subject: Re: Did Ruckus Kill Schoolkids?
> i've only put one of my records on Zunior (and a Christmas record at
> that) mostly because I haven't had a new album in a while and I wanted
> to put the whole back catalogue up at once. Dave always pays his
> royalties like clockwork, which is really saying something considering
> he's been on the artist side of things. i doubt if it's a big money-
> maker for Dave (Ullrich, also of the truly great Halifax/Kingston
> indie pop duo The Inbreds -- some of you might know their two or three
> records on Atlantic's faux-indie "TAG") but it definitely makes a
> fantastic one-stop shop for great Canadian music.
> i've bought a couple of albums on Zunior, mostly by scene buddies back
> in canada. they have a boxing day (canadian for "the day after
> christmas") sale where everything is half off, and i'm kicking myself
> for having slept through it this year. Zunior's sale is in homage to
> the truly INSANE boxing day sales held by Sam The Record Man and HMV
> on Yonge St. in Toronto. when i was a teenager, we would line up with
> hundreds of other people in freezing cold weather, to get in a store
> that was basically wall-to-wall people, and the deals were frequently
> up to 50% off, or buy three get one free (when you have eight $32
> imports in your hand that really adds up...)
> Sam The Record Man closed last year, and HMV's business is at least
> 50% DVDs and "lifestyle" shit. Sam's was pure music history, the
> equivalent of Tower Sunset closing. When Sam's closed, they auctioned
> off the fixtures and planks of walls signed by the artists. If I'd
> been up there, I probably would have bid on that piece with the
> signature of Burton Cummings beside Jon King's:
> On Feb 29, 2008, at 6:08 PM, Tim Flaherty wrote:
> > Bryk,
> > Didn't you release something on my friend Dave's zunior.com? I was
> > wondering how that was? Also have you (or anyone else here)
> > anything from zunior? How about e-music?
> > tim
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: ch-scene-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:ch-scene-
> >> bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Bryk
> >> Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 5:51 PM
> >> To: RTP-area local music and culture
> >> Subject: Re: Did Ruckus Kill Schoolkids?
> >> On Feb 29, 2008, at 12:00 PM, chapelhillguitarist at hotmail.com wrote:
> >>> Why do people bother with iTunes at all? (Different subject I know
> >>> but related). My ears cringe everytime I listen to a friend's
> >>> dowloaded from iTunes.
> >>> Until iTunes offers uncompressed, full resolution 44k or 48k WAV or
> >>> equivalent, discerning adult music lovers won't touch it.
> >> To reiterate what Jim said, what you put on the iPod is your choice.
> >> no one is FORCING you to buy from the iTunes Music Store (which is
> >> now
> >> just the "iTunes Store" as they no-doubt migrate away from the music
> >> that made them to focus on Movie Rentals and TV Show sales...) just
> >> as
> >> no one is FORCING you to buy Apple's hardware.
> >> I _really_ bit the bullet/drank the koolaid/fought the seether and
> >> chose to encode everything with Apple Lossless, which occupies half
> >> the space while sounding every bit as good/bad as Red Book CDs (to
> >> at least) when played back on my iPod Classic or the 3 Macs of
> >> varying
> >> vintage strewn around the house. it seems stupid to me to encode
> >> or any other lossy format, hard drive size being applicable to
> >> moore's
> >> law and all... when we have 100TB desktop drives and 100GB flash
> >> drives in another year or two. the only reason I don't just encode
> >> from CD straight-to-AIFF is because AIFF files don't retain all
> >> meta tags (and why the hell not?)
> >> while i certainly miss carrying hundreds of vinyl records with me
> >> while i walk the dog, I'm one of these freaks that actually likes
> >> having 80 gigs of CD-quality music, movies and tv shows that can be
> >> directly injected into my car stereo or TV set (at least until the
> >> Swedish government eventually caves in and shuts down the
> >> i've bought about ten albums off of ITMS, and all of those were by
> >> either by friends who didn't want to/couldn't afford to press CDs,
> >> cult records that were so ridiculously out of print I didn't care
> >> about possessing a 5-inch aluminum disc of them.
> >> all I can say is, despite all their socio-cultural marketing and
> >> greenwashing, Apple is still a big evil manufacturing corporation
> >> like
> >> any other. but in my experience, their products tend to work better
> >> for my purposes than anything else. it's the people like ch-
> >> who hate Apple... they REALLY hate Apple. it's almost irrational.
> >> oh yeah, back to the topic... anyone know anyone who has some Ruckus
> >> stats?
> >> I'm probably breaking my TOS on this, but one Ruckus stream of Bull
> >> City's "Ford Ranger All-American" netted Urban Myth exactly...
> >> $0.00900 (our digital distributor takes their cut from that.) which
> >> basically means I'll be buying dinner for Mr. Brantley next time we
> >> go
> >> out :-"
> >> in the old days, that might have been a 99¢ single sale. Modern
> >> is rubbish.
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