:: Saturday, July 26, 2003
ever get the feeling your paying MORE for less..?
and I'm not talkin' about inflation here..
I'm talkin' about everything..
we're paying more money..
when money's the bottom line..
as it increasingly seems overtly apparent..
(if it wuzn't blatantly obvious before.. now they're really pushin' our noses into the mud about it..)
everything else but making a quick buck gets thrown out..
it's all about profit margins..
raising the share prices..
getting the biggest box office takings..
staying #1 in sales..
but as one wise American Indian once said..
when quality of life goes to shit..
"you can't eat money"..
Hollywood only seems to be releasing comic book adaptations / computer game adaptations and sequels..
coz they're so panicked about profit margins.. if they don't have a guarenteed already established audience, and if they DONT beat the record for most box office takings in a weekend, it's considered a failure..
The Big Record Companies.. are so paranoid about loss of profit, due to music fans swapping music freely over the internet, they're happy to stomp over ALL SORTS of privacy legislation.. to sue individual people thousands of dollars.. and throw them into jail.. just for doing the 21st century equivalent of swapping cassette tapes.. coz if their profits aren't skyrocketing year after year.. despite quality of music dropping.. then of COURSE the consumer is to blame!
And when ya think about it.. there's more SHIT MUSIC out there in the #1 chart spots..
directly marketed and sold to the mostly easily brainwashed demographic - 9 to 14 year old girls..
do they even care about good music anymore?
I mean.. ANY music actually WRITTEN by the performers themselves?
they'll happily plaguarise older songs.. rehash them into Top40 hits..
happy to use lesbianism to sell records..
but if we dare to download it on MP3.. WE get sued?
they throw in more ads on TV to pay for the shows..
so, where once your 1 hour show.. actually lasted for 45 minutes..
now it's getting close to less than 40 minutes..
they're even sneaking product placements in.. coz they don't think they're making enough money..
I'm being chased all over by spam and telemarketers.. cutting into MY time.. to sell their products..
we're more paying for the internet..
just to get more ads..
you'd think with this much advertising thrust into our faces..
they should pay US for it..
damn.. drives me nuts..
there's more shit out there day by day..
and we're financing it!
:: Spoz 6:43 PM |