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    The industry is not like the old days. The whole WORLD is not like it was 30 years ago. The industry is indeed right-sizing itself.

    Go on Bandcamp and look around. Go to some live shows. Find some bands YOU might like. Support them.

    My favorite band of all time is the Mother Hips (yep, VH has been surpassed, and no, they sound nothing alike). They've NEVER had a charting album but they tour a few times per year, put out an album every few years, and they have a fan base that supports them. I'm never gonna hear them blasting from someone else's car stereo, but I accept that. Maybe I can get a friend or two to like them. When they come near me, I go see them and meet some new people.

    ...and unless you sold MILLIONS, albums sales never meant shit to the artist. You make money on the road and by selling merch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Marc View Post
    ...and unless you sold MILLIONS, albums sales never meant shit to the artist. You make money on the road and by selling merch.
    Sammy disagrees with you. Sam took his CF ball and went home after the poor album sakes from the 2nd album.

    Guy is richer than God too. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    Sammy disagrees with you. Sam took his CF ball and went home after the poor album sakes from the 2nd album.

    Guy is richer than God too. Go figure.
    It's as if he has a gene Simmons level of money motivation in a gosh darn I love to have fun wrapper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Marc View Post
    ...and unless you sold MILLIONS, albums sales never meant shit FOR the artist. You make money on the road and by selling merch.
    Sorry. Forgot how to edit posts. Replace the word "to" with "for". Unless you're a big deal, you don't make shit from album sales. Once you're a proven performer, have paid back the record label (who take your profits until you've paid them back for all expenses incurred), and have sold a lot of rekkids, you ain't gonna make dollar one.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    Sammy disagrees with you. Sam took his CF ball and went home after the poor album sakes from the 2nd album.

    Guy is richer than God too. Go figure.
    Yeah...go figure. Sammy's a big name, but he ain't Van Halen big anymore. A new group for him means a smaller fanbase than what he had with Van Halen (and pre-VH), and a new album means promoting it hard on the road. He's no proverbial spring chicken, he's got more money than he could ever burn with a lighter and fluid, and I'm sure he really values his time more than young'uns since he's definitely in the back half of his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrin Stephens View Post
    It's as if he has a gene Simmons level of money motivation in a gosh darn I love to have fun wrapper.

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    Yeah. On the one hand he does so much good with it, that's undeniable and is the "happiest" guy in the world but lamented the sales of one ONE measley album in his career. I dont know if it's because he had a couple of heavy hitters with him in Joe and Chad and thought they should be this next great band but he doesn't at all seem to mind that he'll lose money on his next "last" album. I'm just keeping it real. I really don't think this Circle album is going to make much of a dent. It's a solo Hagar album for all intents and purposes.
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    All front men no matter how humble they present have oversized egos. Sam is no different. It is job requirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    ... I let go of being an audiophile YEARS ago, so digital sounds just as good to me.
    Digital Streaming sounds amazing NOW.

    It's all 44.1, and if you pay the $9.99, you get less compression on the file streams... I believe it's 320kbps.

    With good converters and solid speakers it COMPLETELY replaces your entire record collection, and you pretty much never have to buy another record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise next door View Post
    Digital Streaming sounds amazing NOW.

    It's all 44.1, and if you pay the $9.99, you get less compression on the file streams... I believe it's 320kbps.

    With good converters and solid speakers it COMPLETELY replaces your entire record collection, and you pretty much never have to buy another record.
    Yep and just as an aside...we're going to see a major uptick in the years to come of premature hearing loss.

    Dude, people have buds in their ears or headphones on all day and night now.

    Even older people and bluetooth. I work in a loud ass factory. This coworker of mine walks around all day and it sounds like he's talking to himself but he's talking to his wife the whole shift on the phone. People must have awesome phones with good volume because I see people all the time talking in the loudest environments. I have to wait until it's completely quiet or I'm at home to make a phone call but eff that bluetooth shit.
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    I'm at the point where i have to sleep with a fan, AC or white noise.

    Years ago, probably due to earbuds & metal, i started to panic because my ears/head
    never stopped going: Eeeeeeeeeeee......

    I'd lay in bed & feel like i was going insane, because i'm neurotic and would focus
    on my ringing ears, to the point where the sound became exaggerated.

    I still remember once when we had a band starting, the other guitar player hit
    some ear piercing feedback by mistake, that literally gave me vertigo.
    It was so loud & high pitched, my balance dissapeared for like a second.

    That might have done it, too.

    But today, i can sort of pretend it's not there, UNLESS...
    I'm in a totally quiet place.
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    I have minor ringing in my left ear from my ear drum rupturing, and most of the time it doesn't bother me. We leave the bathroom fan running next to our master bedroom, and like for you, that helps a lot.

    Now, if I could just sleep for more than three to four hours, I would be good. I have no problem going to sleep, I just can't stay there.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    The latest Strypes EP is not available on CD, so for the first time ever I was forced to put songs from Amazon onto a USB thumb drive... or whatever the fuck you call them. Now I can at least listen to the songs in my car... and they sound really good.

    It took about twenty minutes of sloppy laptop work to get them to the USB... but I did it somehow. I'll have to start from scratch again next time because I don't remember a bit of it... ten minutes after it's done. Haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    Some of you guys and downloads are like that lone Japanese WWII soldier who refused to surrender and accept defeat decades later.
    I'm just trying to save you guys money! At our age, 90% of the music we're going to listen to is things we've already bought. You could rip your CD collection to a $4 USB drive and stream it from wherever you wanted for life. If you dump your CD's and subscribe to Spotify, you're now paying $120 a year for eternity to rent music you already owned! $120 to own nothing. The day you don't make that $10 payment (and the price will go up), your music collection disappears! "Never buy a CD again." I can buy CD's for $3.99 and even less. Just think, that $120 could possibly upgrade the car you've saving for to power windows and door locks! (Or buy its weight in moisturizer! )

    I got the same thing when I stuck with a flip phone over a smart phone. Even my 78 year old aunt said, "Only old people use those! Get a smartphone!" So I got one, and now what do I hear? "The NSA is looking at your balls!" When I get out of the shower I put my phone under a t-shirt. When I watch porn, I cover up the phone and mute the audio because I don't want a government official listening in to my Pornhub moments. Yay, smartphone!

    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Marc View Post
    Go on Bandcamp and look around. Go to some live shows. Find some bands YOU might like. Support them.
    I LOVE Bandcamp! Streaming seems strange to me, but downloading high-quality audio files directly from the band I can get behind. Someone turned me onto Knower via a YouTube link, and I saw them in February (AWESOME show) and then bought a few songs off of their Bandcamp. Found some bro country band of 20 year olds in North Carolina that was really good, too.

    I've been amazed guys like Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson haven't even gone gold as far as album sales/downloads/streams, but they're playing to up to 16,000 people per city over a few nights in smaller venues. And Isbell is not even with a label, technically, just records his own stuff and has a distribution deal. As a performer there's probably never been a better time than now.

    Ears: Several years ago I thought I heard crickets outside, yet it was winter. Then I thought it was the computer. Then I turned the PC off, and still heard the crickets! I only notice it in a dead silent room, but I hear a faint hiss all the time. Doesn't really bother me too much, though.

 

 

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