review: Dead End Tribute | “Song of Lunatics” (2013)
Used MP3 Stores
On Thursday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published Apple’s application for its own patent for a digital marketplace. Apple’s application outlines a system for allowing users to sell or give e-books, music, movies and software to each other by transferring files rather than reproducing them.
Meanwhile, a New York court is poised to rule on whether a start-up that created a way for people to buy and sell iTunes songs is breaking copyright law. A victory for the company would mean that consumers would not need either Apple’s or Amazon’s exchange to resell their digital items. Electronic bazaars would spring up instantly.
Would I start buying more than a couple albums or CDs each year if these used shops come about? Probably not.
“The technology to allow the resale of digital goods is now in place, and it will cause a dramatic upheaval,” said Bill Rosenblatt, president of GiantSteps, a technology consulting firm. “In the short term, it’s great for consumers. Over the long term, however, it could seriously reduce creators’ incentive to create.”
I’m fucking SWIMMING in movies and music that I have zero energy or time to digest, and I still love music and film. The world could USE some reduced creatoring!
dir en grey | rinkaku (2012)
Does the new Dir en grey single suck? Mostly. But not completely.
"Rinkaku" serves up the now-standard headache-inducing detuned guitars that Deg have embraced lately, plus irritating, doubled, falsetto vocals for the chorus.
"Kiri to Mayu" is super-uber-ultra death-metalized beyond recognition.
And the “Rinkaku” remix that closes out the single is mellow new age tripe with the barest instrumentation (a very little bit of distant drums, angelic keyboard, some clean and droning guitar).
So I guess it ~is~ completely sucky, I stand corrected.