Archive for June, 2002

Sunday, June 16th, 2002

how was your weekend?
i slept all day today almost.  watched the first disc of my Simpson’s first
season set.  went to see my dad.  that kind of junk.  yesterday,
scott had a small get together at his house.  so we did that thing.
its late, I’m ready for bed.  just wanted to post my latest nothingness
here just so you know I’m still alive.  sorry for your disappointment.


Sunday, June 16, 2002

Sunday, June 16th, 2002

how was your weekend?
i slept all day today almost.  watched the first disc of my Simpson’s first
season set.  went to see my dad.  that kind of junk.  yesterday,
scott had a small get together at his house.  so we did that thing.
its late, I’m ready for bed.  just wanted to post my latest nothingness
here just so you know I’m still alive.  sorry for your disappointment.
😉


Thursday, June 13, 2002

Thursday, June 13th, 2002

and this time, what
is it?  is it the same as
the last
situation
where is my new
poetry?

where is my mood
to write some?  this sometimes
replaces
my mood writing.  this is the closest thing to a journal
i’ve (n)ever
had.
  maybe when i was younger, i would have kept a
journal if i thought someone might find
it and read
it.
  i like to eat
m&m’s.
OK, this quote
is really sad:  “”We have this company that comes around to pick up the
aborted fetuses,” another nurse says. “But if we’re really busy, it costs us a
fortune to get rid of them. At those times, we just follow the doctor’s orders
and flush them down the toilet.”


Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Wednesday, June 12th, 2002

art


Wednesday, June 12th, 2002

art


Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Tuesday, June 11th, 2002

last night, i didn’t
have practice with mercy, and i didn’t watch the game either!  i heard of
our terrible loss today from a friend.  Canes have to win 3 in a row now to
grab the Stanley Cup.  i think thats right.  ok, i hate to do this.
but i’m doing it because i’m sure you wont take the time to read the
article.  so
here’s the part that really stuck out to me:  “If
you’re providing free entertainment, which is obviously what the music business
is doing, then you have to figure out some way to sell advertising to the people
who are paying attention to your free music. But nobody seems to have any idea
how that might be done. Or you can provide stuff that’s free, and use the free
stuff to promote something else of more value that people, you hope, will buy —
now called the “legitimate alternative.” (Putting video on the CD is one of
those ideas — though, of course, you can file-share video too.) Or sell the CD
at a level that makes it cheap enough to compete with free (free, after all, has
its own costs for the consumer).”

did you understand all that?  it costs money to
make music.  i dont understand why no one understands that.  Another
quote:  “Accordingly, costs will have to shrink. Spending a few million to
launch an act will shortly be a thing of the past. (The formal catalyst of the
beginning of the end of big development costs may be the Wall Street Journal’s
story a few months ago that precisely accounted for the $2.2 million launch
costs of a singer named Carly Hennessy, who went on to sell 378 CDs.)”

the big labels take huge gambles on
releasing a new artist.  in the example above, they spent so much money,
but only sold 378 cd’s?  If my math is correct, that would place the actual
cost per cd to be:  $5,820.11.  Would you pay that much for a cd?
duh, no one would.  so they even the costs out between all the artist they
publish for.  some will not sell enough, some sell more then enough to make
up for the ones who didn’t sell enough.  some sell millions and they help
to overcome some of the cost of these that dont sell.  but for some people,
they think music should be free.  the artist already have money so there’s
no reason to purchase their cd’s.  i personally know 2 friends who are
artists.  and i’m not sure if i would be a third or not, i’ll let you
figure that out.  any, these two friends, Mercy and pretzelboy (check
website to the left in the links) record and perform and do things, but have no
means of quitting their day job. how do you think artist get money?  it’s
just given to them for the hell of it?  i recently paid $35
dollars for a single cd.  a friend asked me to make a copy of it for him.
i refused.  i go to record stores and buy $20 dollars worth of cd’s from
the dollar bin.  i come away with a bag full of music, and i’m still
helping to promote the artist.

each


word
is
a
link here (durnit i ran outta links 😉 )


Tuesday, June 11th, 2002

last night, i didn’t
have practice with mercy, and i didn’t watch the game either!  i heard of
our terrible loss today from a friend.  Canes have to win 3 in a row now to
grab the Stanley Cup.  i think thats right.  ok, i hate to do this.
but i’m doing it because i’m sure you wont take the time to read the
article.  so
here’s the part that really stuck out to me:  “If
you’re providing free entertainment, which is obviously what the music business
is doing, then you have to figure out some way to sell advertising to the people
who are paying attention to your free music. But nobody seems to have any idea
how that might be done. Or you can provide stuff that’s free, and use the free
stuff to promote something else of more value that people, you hope, will buy —
now called the “legitimate alternative.” (Putting video on the CD is one of
those ideas — though, of course, you can file-share video too.) Or sell the CD
at a level that makes it cheap enough to compete with free (free, after all, has
its own costs for the consumer).”

did you understand all that?  it costs money to
make music.  i dont understand why no one understands that.  Another
quote:  “Accordingly, costs will have to shrink. Spending a few million to
launch an act will shortly be a thing of the past. (The formal catalyst of the
beginning of the end of big development costs may be the Wall Street Journal‘s
story a few months ago that precisely accounted for the $2.2 million launch
costs of a singer named Carly Hennessy, who went on to sell 378 CDs.)”

the big labels take huge gambles on
releasing a new artist.  in the example above, they spent so much money,
but only sold 378 cd’s?  If my math is correct, that would place the actual
cost per cd to be:  $5,820.11.  Would you pay that much for a cd?
duh, no one would.  so they even the costs out between all the artist they
publish for.  some will not sell enough, some sell more then enough to make
up for the ones who didn’t sell enough.  some sell millions and they help
to overcome some of the cost of these that dont sell.  but for some people,
they think music should be free.  the artist already have money so there’s
no reason to purchase their cd’s.  i personally know 2 friends who are
artists.  and i’m not sure if i would be a third or not, i’ll let you
figure that out.  any, these two friends, Mercy and pretzelboy (check
website to the left in the links) record and perform and do things, but have no
means of quitting their day job. how do you think artist get money?  it’s
just given to them for the hell of it?  i recently paid $35
dollars for a single cd.  a friend asked me to make a copy of it for him.
i refused.  i go to record stores and buy $20 dollars worth of cd’s from
the dollar bin.  i come away with a bag full of music, and i’m still
helping to promote the artist.

each


word
is
a
link here (durnit i ran outta links 😉 )


Sunday, June 9th, 2002

i had another bad
dream last night.  i wont go into
detail, but it’s been a while since i’ve had
such dreams
about that one, and then i have to
have one like that?  maybe
it’s these.  so
i wrote yesterday morning of me needing to clean my room.  i haven’t even
touched one piece of trash in this room yet.  an old friend stopped in and
we watched our Canes lose a really good game.  it really sucked that we
lost, into the third overtime, you know our
guys
were tired.  but they didn’t give up, but they should of won!
they play again tomorrow night.  so i’m gonna have to
watch that one.  cept
i think mercy will come over and practice.  maybe i can tape record it.
but then it’s no good once i hear
the score
on the news.    i like this so much
i’m linking again


Sunday, June 9, 2002

Sunday, June 9th, 2002

i had another bad
dream last night.  i wont go into
detail, but it’s been a while since i’ve had
such dreams
about that one, and then i have to
have one like that?  maybe
it’s these.  so
i wrote yesterday morning of me needing to clean my room.  i haven’t even
touched one piece of trash in this room yet.  an old friend stopped in and
we watched our Canes lose a really good game.  it really sucked that we
lost, into the third overtime, you know our
guys
were tired.  but they didn’t give up, but they should of won!
they play again tomorrow night.  so i’m gonna have to
watch that one.  cept
i think mercy will come over and practice.  maybe i can tape record it.
but then it’s no good once i hear
the score
on the news.    i like this so much
i’m linking again


Saturday, June 8, 2002

Saturday, June 8th, 2002

>my house is
relatively clean, except for
this computer room.  i really need to
organize
it today.  i could make it
beautiful, but i need to buy some
racks and things i think so i can put all my crap up on it.