Posted by beardedlady on March 26, 2002, at 15:53:19
In reply to Capitalism is killing music, posted by trouble on March 26, 2002, at 14:40:53
Saw Billy Bragg three times. In Rochester, he had a cold and didn't sing much. Just talked politics, which we completely enjoyed. But a few losers yelled, "Shut up and sing!" enough times that Billy had to give them the wet fur.
Capitalism has already killed music. I saw U2 for ten bucks at the Bayou in Georgetown. I paid two for the Furs there. I always try to listen to the little music guys.
Ani Difranco's answer to the big record companies is this: "I could be the million that you never made." And because she refused to use a major label and instead publishes herself--and others like Bragg and Wilco, she's hardly in a single record store (though Best Buys carries all her stuff, for some reason!) and doesn't get any airplay. I like to listen to the ones not greedy enough to strive to play at the Tower or the Capital Center or some other sports stadium.
Anyway, I have nothing to say.
beardy : )
P.S. Oh, trouble, I know you didn't mean me when you referred to the bearded one, though that is my chat name. (Usually they call me "Oh Great Bearded One."