Monday, 19 November 2007

A Cold Wind Will Blow Through Your Door

When I Hated Him (Don't Tell Me)

It's been forever, hasn't it? I don't know why I stopped writing, or I sort of do, but I don't feel like explaining. Ah, it's the story of my life.

I don't want to explain.

I'm not having the best of days. I'm worried, and I'm moody, and I'm lonely and I'm cold. It's cold outside, but not the right kind of cold, not the pretty kind of cold, just the annoying kind, the kind no one really care for. It doesn't even feel good to be indoors next to a warm fireplace; the outside is all stressed out and all over the place. So you feel stressed out and all over the place, and you just want the weather to settle down. You want to settle down too.

I want a giant turtle plushie. So big it could cover all me, I'm sure it could console me, even if just a little. I JUST WANT SOMEONE TO HOLD ME TIGHT! (is it really that much to ask?)

I've been planning this entry for like a month, and then when I finally sit down to write it I cannot think of a single thing to write.

How depressing.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

When pigs fly

An old fashioned love song

Just felt like sharing this article with you all. While it is fairly long and the format isn't that user friendly it's a really good read, and I have to say that I agree with just about the entire article. It's a good read; so, well.. read it.

Also, go Trent:

What do you think about OiNK being shut down?
Trent: I'll admit I had an account there and frequented it quite often. At the end of the day, what made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store. Pretty much anything you could ever imagine, it was there, and it was there in the format you wanted. If OiNK cost anything, I would certainly have paid, but there isn't the equivalent of that in the retail space right now. iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc. Amazon has potential, but none of them get around the issue of pre-release leaks. And that's what's such a difficult puzzle at the moment. If your favorite band in the world has a leaked record out, do you listen to it or do you not listen to it? People on those boards, they're grateful for the person that uploaded it — they're the hero. They're not stealing it because they're going to make money off of it; they're stealing it because they love the band. I'm not saying that I think OiNK is morally correct, but I do know that it existed because it filled a void of what people want.