Did you actually listen, or did you just want to take a jab.
I'm an old foggy, but I liked their last album. I like what I've heard on the new album. I appreciated the personal e-mail exchange that Andy had with me after I bought their album when the transparency post was here at TD.
Assuming you did listen and really didn't like it, aren't you glad that they are confident enough in their art and their fans that they let you listen before you had to pay so you know you don't want it?
Like I said, there was no searching involved in my case. The incident in the post says the officer "insisted he help them look for the drugs", which sounds very different than them digging through things looking for them. Again I think it really depends on the respectfulness shown by the people involved.
The entire week after a death is hectic. I'm personally think that them being there for that at the same time as the funeral home people gets it out of the way and gives you one less thing to have to do later and is possible less intrusive than doing it later. You have a mess of strangers in your home then anyway. In my case since the local pharmacy didn't have the morphine, it would have meant a 30 mile drive later when I had other things to do to return the drugs to the pharmacy. All it takes is a little respect and diplomacy from the officer involved.
The practice of the police coming after a death of someone with legal narcotics in the house is not new. When my father passed away at home in 1998 in a small town in Arkansas the police arrived along with the hospice nurse and the funeral home representatives.
The nurse and police officer together inventoried and then disposed of the morphine in the house. I assumed this was both to keep it from being misused, and to confirm that no one had overdosed him.
In that incident it did not feel like an invasion at all. I guess it depends on the respectfulness shown by the officer. They did not search the house, they just asked for me to bring the morphine at an appropriate moment, took it into the kitchen and performed their procedure.
"After all, the Copyright Alliance isn't a part of the United States government, ..."
How can you tell?? They are in all the back rooms of government helping make the laws. The Justice Department makes announcements from their (members) offices. They tell the government which websites to go after. What exactly is the distinction????
The notice/update about adding the 2 additional charities was made 2 days after the campaign started, on the campaign site, so as long as the original 2 get all of the amount at that time, I don't see where there is room to complain.
Well he copied "Thunder" from the name of the team, and he copied "Let's go" from the chant of every other team in America (or is that Amercia). It makes perfect sense to me that he should get wealth from then combining the two. If he had added two claps between every time the line was repeated it would of been worth 50% of the teams gross.
One of the reasons (notice I didn't say the only reason) that Amanda Palmers Kickstarter is doing so well is the fact that she has produced awesome content in the past. People trust that this album will be awesome as well. If it isn't her next Kickstarter effort probably will not go as well.
By the same token a new artist that doesn't have an existing track record will not be able to have the kind of numbers on Kickstarter that she did, but that doesn't mean it can't be successful, and maybe their 2nd or 3rd effort could have those numbers.
I don't think anyone needs to worry about being known only from their Kickstarter. If the content is crap, they won't be know for their next one.
Hey, they just finished figuring out how to get them big reels of film onto those shinny plastic disks. Now you expect them to already figure out how to get the shinny plastic disks down pieces of glass fiber. It may be possible, but it is going to take time.
1. The Daily Mail is about as trashy publication as there is, and has no right to complain about anything.
2. If someone wants to watch Porn, it is none of my or the governments business.
3. Nude or Naked is in no way the equivalent of Porn. (i.e. The Picture of Madonna linked & Venus di Milo classy. "Debbie gets creamed" not so much).
This makes perfect sense to me. I can't keep track of the number of times I've been in a restroom and looked down at the brand label on the urinal and thought to myself, "If these people just sponsored the Olympics, I'd buy one of these!"