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Money to Burn

Here’s a tiny follow up to my article on weird by-products of the streaming-music-era which was published yesterday on BDC Wire.

In that piece, I called out Wu Tang Clan’s plan to auction the sole one copy of their new record as a HUGE fuck you to fans. Today I learned that Wu fans are trying to win the auction with a Kickstarter campaign. From an interview with the ringleader:

"I can’t imagine RZA being upset if enough Wu-Tang fans get together and raise enough money to purchase [the album],"  + "We don’t want some guy in Dubai who literally has money to burn to buy it as a collector item that only six people will get to listen to." - Russell Meyer

This is perhaps the most frustrating music fan quote I’ve ever read. Upset? Really? We’re so far from the proper fan response to this money-grubbing stunt that we’re worried our favorite artist will be mad at them for raising millions to hear their new music? Dear Russell Meyer, RZA is pissing all over your shoes, man. You shouldn’t be raising money to do this, you should be throwing all your Wu albums in the garbage. RZA WANTS the guy in Dubai to win this auction. This was not designed, in any way, to service fans. It’s a bold money grab that every member of Wu Tang, past and present (I’m talking to you RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa*), should feel ashamed.

*Ol’ Dirty Bastard exempt, RIP

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#Wu Tang Clan  #kickstarter  #spotify 
Spotify hacking: how is it changing the music industry, who is to blame, and what is the solution? →
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#spotify  #david byrne  #david lowery  #radiohead  #motern media  #matt farley  #the echo nest  #tori amos  #wilco  #smashing pumpkins  #billy corgan  #wu tang clan 
We’re going to CALIFORNIA!

We’re going to CALIFORNIA!

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#hallelujah the hills  #california  #boston  #tour  #band 
I Been Runnin’ A Marathon

My cousin runs the marathon every year (this will be his 6th) to raise money for Mass Eye and Ear alongside the doctor who is trying to restore his sight. The incredible story is here. Will’s fundraising page: http://bit.ly/1e99OBQ

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This house used one simple adornment to convey its inhabitants’ wackiness and you won’t BELIEVE what it is.

This house used one simple adornment to convey its inhabitants’ wackiness and you won’t BELIEVE what it is.

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Hallelujah The Hills have a made a weirdo, feedbacky, synthy, catchy as hell record that Captain’s Dead blog is already calling his “favorite album of the year!”
Plan accordingly.
<3

Hallelujah The Hills have a made a weirdo, feedbacky, synthy, catchy as hell record that Captain’s Dead blog is already calling his “favorite album of the year!”

Plan accordingly.

<3

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Here&#8217;s some candy we only roll out when we wanna think about the undead son of god breaking out of his tomb

Here’s some candy we only roll out when we wanna think about the undead son of god breaking out of his tomb

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It’s the VIDEO/SONG Premiere of “I Stand Corrected”!  Here, we provide a comprehensive tour of Boston’s Rock n Roll landmarks.

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#hallelujah the hills  #boston  #aerosmith 

The new Hallelujah The Hills album comes out May 13th! Here’s the teaser video. Pre-orders are over here. Yes!

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#hallelujah the hills 
When your local sci-fi/occult book store goes out of business you go home with this kind of thing.

When your local sci-fi/occult book store goes out of business you go home with this kind of thing.

— 1 month ago
No comment.

No comment.

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Let them eat pizza

Pissed off that your band has to compete with a cryptocurrency for the SXSW spotlight this year? Don’t do it! Embrace the circus or start your own festival.

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#sxsw