Sunday , January 23 2022

“Help For Parents and/or Loved Ones”

The Downhill Battle org continues its amusing campaign against the RIAA record labels:

    Do you really want to deal with this?

    “I got that on the computer like two months ago”
    Kids today are so good at downloading music from the internet that most of them already have all the music they like on their computer, or if they don’t have it yet they can get it in 10 minutes. And remember: if your family turns off “sharing” downloading songs is 100% safe..

    “You could’ve got me a DVD for like 3 bucks more… why are you always so cheap?”
    Well you were the one who always taught them to look for a good deal! An album on CD costs $300,000 to make, but a movie on DVD cost $100 million. That’s 33,233% more value per disk! You’re the bargain hunter, which would you choose?

    “It’s not like any of the money goes to the bands.”
    It’s true and your kids probably know more about it than you. For all the bluster coming from record industry execs this Christmas, almost none of the $16 you spend on a major label CD goes to your kid’s favorite band. Concert tickets would be a better way to support the musicians, and way more fun for your kids. Just don’t stand next to them the whole time, that would be sooo embarrassing.

    “My friend already made me a CD of that.”
    Nowadays blank CDs are so cheap, that kids just give them to each other in school. And they’re more personal that way — the store-bought Britney Spears doesn’t have all the song names written in with glitter pen. Why don’t you make her a mix CD?….

And there’s more.

Pretty good points all, but of course if you actually ASK your kids what they want that kind of dispels most of the issues, and if you buy them used but unopened that answers others.

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected],, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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