Good news and bad news

The good news people are reading Blogerantz!  The bad news is that one of them is Dave Meros of Spock’s Beard.

Thanks for the nice words. Not so many thanks for offering our CD up for illegal downloading, though.

You P2P and Bittorent guys are killing us. .. literally.

Dave Meros / Spock’s Beard

Sorry about that, Dave.  I thought the title (Live at Whiskey and Near Fest) was unavailable through conventional means, but I have since confirmed that it can be purchased directly at Radiant Records on CDR.

I’m pleased to say that I did purchase this item back in the day, as opposed to getting it from bittrorrent or P2P.  My original vision with Blogerantz was to share music the way I did back in high school when I would copy Steve Hackett’s Defector for one friend and they would copy Tony Banks’ Curious Feeling for me.  Behavior like that generally did not lead to cease and desist letters, even though it was technically in violation of copyright laws.

But I understand Dave’s point and I am very sensitive about posting ‘official’ releases for artists who are young or independent.  Despite my deep and abiding love of Beardfish, I’m not posting any of their studio records at Blogerantz, no matter how much I want to spread the word.  Those guys really need the money.

Scary! Fifteen Journey interviews circulating on the Dime – Maybe ‘The Answer’ is in there somewhere…


Now, if I only knew what the question was.  Here is the search string ( membership required) for those of you familiar with bittorrent and ready to listen to the likes of Steve Perry and Neal Schon talking about their remarkable skills and success for, like, an entire week.  Maybe we can finally understand why ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ has taken on the extraordinary cultural significance that it now has.  Or why Schon ever shaved off that killer ‘stache.

Pirate Bay – show’s over?


According to this headline from Engadget, the site is going legit.  If that’s the way it has to be, ther’s nothing I can do to stop it.  The current owners are selling out for just a few million (US), but it will probably be nice to not get hauled into court anymore.  They claim that the site will continue to operate in much the same fashion, only with copyright holders getting some share of the revenue.  I can get behind that idea, in theory.  Let’s see how it looks in practice.

It’s been a good run for me and Pirate Bay.  Hence the sad puppy dog eyes above.