Jack Conte is a pure, musical genius. What I would give to live near him, collaborate with him, and learn from him. Seeing (and hearing) what he creates is a huge inspiration to me and prods me on to keep creating and stretching myself with my nightly improv acoustic sketches.
Rock on Jack. You are spot-on with all your observations about the music industry, about gear, and trusting your ear over what “should” be done.
It shouldn’t bother me, but it does. Is 50 cents really that much to ask for a song? Most people don’t flinch at a 75¢ can of soda, a 99¢ iPhone app that does something gimmicky, or a $1.50 bottle of WATER. What’s wrong with a 50¢ song; especially when I could use the extra income during the government shutdown.
What further pisses me off is her improper use of “your.” She can kiss off with her sense of entitlement to “free” music.
I just hate stuff like this — it’s discouraging and leaves me feeling like “why bother”, as if my music were worth less than a free sample at the super market. “Oh, interesting flavor” [takes an extra sample but doesn’t bother buying the product].