Winning the Lottery and other musings
Firstly, this is a non music post.
That's got rid of about 80% of you no doubt.
Today I won approximately £1,400 on the UK Lottery.
It is known nationally as 'Disability Living Allowance' and is a benefit payment that is 'awarded' to the long term sick or disabled. The reason I call it a lottery is that you need to have a Phd in Law and Semantics to fill out the application form with enough reasoning and persuasion to get past the the first level which is the dustbin of the people you send it to. It is notoriously difficult to get this benefit. In fact more people are awarded it on appeal than directly, first time as a result of their application. The default behaviour of the people who read the forms is to dismiss them, bin them. I think they figure that, if the applicants really are in need, they will appeal. Well I didn't have to appeal. Obviously I am a sad case and they had no choice.
So I won!
They will be paying me from now on. The £1,400 was just what I am owed apparently.
I will be posting some music later. Paul McCartney has an album out, I recently stated that I had re-assessed my views on him after seeing the Let It Be film and hearing the old Beatles bootlegs but I am afraid to say, after hearing this new album...he really is just the twat that brought out that friggin' froggy song.
Also a great album by the late Warren Zevon: Life'll Kill Ya. There is a song on this album entitled 'My shits Fucked Up' which is enough for me to say "Great Album!"
Will post them later today.
I have been thinking about the copyright problem and how people view sites like this. Apparently this is not an MP3 blog.
Why? because true MP3 blogs offer a track or two and actively try to persuade visitors to buy the album(albeit through their own comission links to Amazon.com), apparently sites like this are just the pits. The worst. Beneath contempt.
So I want to post a poll soon to ask...does downloading free albums cost anyone?
Do you feel more inclined to buy an album if you have downloaded it?
Does it negate the need for you to own the album for real, if you have it as MP3 for free?
I am in the latter camp.
I don't buy CDs. I like music but I like freebies too. And I am poor of course.
Saying that, I just bought my first CD for months yesterday on Amazon. I will be posting it here soon. It is by a band I have seen live and they are one of the UKs best kept secrets. Just superb.
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