Copyright Frank Edward Nora

Posted by Al | Audio,Techy,Thoughtful | Tuesday 27 January 2009 3:45 pm

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Frank Edward Nora

Music By:
Penmachine – Striking Silver

Penmachine – Fakeout

Brad Sucks – Theres Something Wrong

Brad Sucks – Dropping Out Of  School

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Monty PythonAccording to the Recording Industry, giving away copyrighted material for free will always result in the loss of sales. The proof is in the pudding. More and more creative entities are releasing their own property to clamering audiences. Thereby building the loyalty base and word of mouth. Time and time again they are seeing an increase in sales as the free work drives people to want more. Take the case of Monty Python. After so many years of poorly copied VHS tapes traded between fans, and low-quality videos online being the only content people could find, the creators have started their own YouTube channel with high-quality files for free. They are reporting an astronomical increase in sales, boosting them to the top 5 on Amazon.com. Independent artists like Brad Sucks, or main stream artists like Nine Inch Nails are both finding that making their material available online for free, under a “pay what you want” plan is good for business. Even in a resession, Americans want to be entertained. When they are trolling the internet to find something to pass the time, they will start with what is available for free, but when they find something they like, they will pay to get more of it.

The Landlord

Posted by Al | Audio,POMP,Ranting | Sunday 11 January 2009 9:26 pm

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POMP

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Brad Sucks

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contract signWhen two parties enter into an agreement, especially when a contract is signed, a certain amount of ethics are to be expected. The relationship between Landlord and Tenant is not usually a friendly sitiuation, and often times quite confrontational. This is one of those times when everyone is just supposed to trust each other, but those involved rarely do. Pieces of paper do not have much effect on peoples behavior. In most cases it’s only a matter of who will breach the contract first. So each side handles the other like a neighboring war-like country. With diplomatic pleasentries and sutble reminders, whether it’s an awkward phone call or visit to talk about the late rent or non-working appliances. Now, if all goes well, and the full term is reached, then each party goes on their own seperate ways. But all too often, somebody doesn’t live up to their promise and the war begins. Landlords that professionally lease property become familiar with the scenarios that play out in their houses and subsequently very familiar with the laws that attempt to protect their assets. Tenant that habitually rent also become familiar with what they can get away with, and how little fun late-night packing can be. When either side has decided to plant their feet and not cooperate, very little happens next without the intervention of the legal system. Even the law cannot do much to fix these problems as new laws continues to counteract each sides case. And so, it comes down to a staring contest where the first to blink, loses.

New Media

Posted by Al | Audio,POMP,Ranting,Techy | Sunday 28 December 2008 1:54 am

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Various Source Tracks by Brad Sucks

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Many people are beginning to realize the web can be used for more than just email. They are starting to use their computers as TVs and Radios. Sadly, just as the tide is turning, the internet service providers are attempting to hold our data hostage. They are gearing up to blackmail the US public with downloading limits that could stifle our entertainment. They need viewers to continue to watch and pay for cable TV. They broadbandcannot justify quadrupling the price of an internet connection since they have been overcharging for the amount of speed and reliability they currently offer. Their only option is to lie about how much it really costs to deliver the web and act as though the internet can be “used up”. They sell our content like it’s their property. The local governments have been bought and paid for many times over to allow anti-competitive behavior by giving licenses to one company in each area. The companies don’t have to compete, and therefore, have no reason to provide excellent quality of service for a fair price. Since these companies provide a service much like law enforcement or the postal service maybe they should be voted in and out of service like other government entities. They will take the money out of your pocket if you continue to allow them. Demand something better.

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