Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
Usually Will and I agree on the subjects we post on, but on his posting below, I guess I'm closer to Lars Ulrich than Will. With legal downloading sites (Napster, ITunes, etc.) I feel like I have options and that I should have to pay something to the music conglomerates/artists. Let me also recommend a new music club by BMG where you can buy any single disc CD on their site for 5.99 and this includes shipping and handling. http://www.yourmusic.com/enroll/
Now having said this, I have recorded music that I've checked out at my public library, so I guess that is similar, but at least someone paid for it initially and my tax dollars go to the library. (excuses, huh) Also, I have bought used CD's plenty of times, so that is circumventing the system again. So ultimately, I know there's some hypocrisy on my part, so I'm not trying to come off like I'm above illegal downloaders.
One place I am on the side of illegal downloading is in regards to artists who don't put their music on legal downloading sites. I realize these artists want people to spend 14 bucks or more for their albums, but we all know it's highway robbery and it's this attitude that is one of the core factors in consumers being aggressive about illegal downloading.
I know I'm all over the place in this post, so let me just have a wrap-up.
Illegal Downloading- Personally against it unless there are no legal downloads of the artist.
Used CD's/Library CD's/Friends CD's- I'm okay with it, but feeling some guilt.
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