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23 June 2004 @ 01:08 am
Fun with Googlebombing  
I saw this suggestion in a Slashdot comment thread. As one who refuses to buy CD's released by RIAA-affiliated labels unless I can get them used (which supports the cool local record store without giving more money to the greedy cartel), I just couldn't resist. And why do I boycott them, you ask? Simple - the RIAA is a bunch of pricks.

If you're wondering what the hell a Googlebomb is, look here for an explanation. If you want to join in the fun, put a similar link in your own journal. Weeeeeee.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Aerials stuck in my head
Englebert Slaptybackdrjayphd on June 23rd, 2004 12:16 am (UTC)
So what's this you say about them being a bunch of pricks again? (I know, you already did it.)

And I was thinking about Googlebombing to get the official Democratic National Convention site above a parody site which had been Googlebombed into a higher slot... but it looks like that situation's straightened itself out. (You don't mind me doing that, do you? ;P The linked one is the official site.)
A Bengali Menacehasudeva on June 23rd, 2004 04:12 am (UTC)
Cool local record stores = ^_^

Skurtchasorskurtchasor on June 23rd, 2004 11:04 am (UTC)
So what you're trying to say is that the RIAA is a bunch of pricks, then?

I had an epiphany about the RIAA while reading your entry. Given that many "artists" in popular music are sorely lacking in the talent department, don't write their own music, and need electronic mixing wizardry to make their recordings sound decent, is it such a bad thing that they don't see a lot of the profits? To perhaps oversimplify, why should Britney make a grossly disproportionate amount of money as compared to the sound techs who mix her album? Without said sound dudes, would she not be just another pretty face?

While this certainly doesn't absolve the RIAA of its many other evils, it kind of sickens me how much attention (and money) our society pays to an image as opposed to the people that actually make things work.