posted: January 16th, 2008FUCK!
I am in the middle of digitizing my entire music collection (DAT / CD / vinyl / cassette / et cetera - lovely 44.1 WAV files). It is taking forever, and the sheer stupidity of "internet people" is making this harder.
One would think that relying on the CDDB for "auto-naming" my CD tracks for ripping would work - right? WRONG! Wrong artists. Wrong titles. Typos galore!
What happened? How did people become this ignorant of music? (I'm looking at the teenage population of the world right now)
I daily (yes, seriously - daily) get emails from people asking why I don't have "All I Ever Wanted" or "Tainted Love" listed on depechemode.com, or where they can find the Sasha Mix of "Enjoy The Silence". When I explain to them that they have their facts a bit off (in order, it's "Enjoy The Silence" not "All I Ever Wanted", Soft Cell did "Tainted Love", and Sasha did a remix of Mike Koglin's cover of "Enjoy The Silence"), I get ripped a new ass. Flames get thrown at me by people claiming they are right, and I am wrong, because - wait for it - the mp3 they got from a friend said otherwise, so *I* must be wrong.
I'm going through a disc of a friend's mp3 files right now. I found one that just made me smack my head in both shock and shame. The filename was "Loverboy-Just Died In Your Arms Tonight". The mp3 tags said "Air Supply - Just Died In Your Arms Tonight". The reality? It was Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died In Your Arms". Seriously - how can shit get this misfiled?
Ignorant people of the net, do what I say! Go read books on music! Spend hours playing the sound samples on iTunes. DO SOMETHING! PLEASE! Look - it's typed on the net. That must mean you have to go it!
We have men dying in an unnecessary war. We have a monkey (Dubya) for a president, who has thrown our country in the financial toilet (while making a profit). We have a nation filled with religious extremists. We have many more important things in this world to be caring about than proper credit for music, but - fuck - if the top news can be a pop starlet's daily activities (instead of news that actually affects the world), then I can hope than we, as a people, can do something about all the misinformation on the net.
I know this post isn't filled with my usual wit, but I am just too pissed off. I am watching the country around me dumb down, and no one seems to care! Why the hell is a pop starlet (I refuse to type her name, and boost her Google hits) on the cover of every magazine? Her life (or music) isn't that interesting! Sure, it's a train wreck, but I know people more fucked up than her. If I am that desperate for that sort of entertainment, I am capable of finding it without the help of media and stalkerazzi.
What makes life suck? TMZ, religious nuts, monopolistic corporations, and (for my immediate future) low i.q. bastards who can't bother to learn that Depeche Mode did not sing "Tainted Love"!