:: Monday, May 24, 2004
THEY PAY US MONEY FOR THIS SHIT.. WUH!?
when it comes to the wonderful world of music "business", I'm woefully slow on the uptake.. I'm blissfully ignorant.. dammit, I must be one of them clueless apes still unaware of currency exchange, living in my hippy commune with me other dope smoker fiends.. grasping my dried leaves and twigs still excited about the concept of "FIRE"..
y'see I believe the naive idiom - "IT'S ABOUT THE MUSIC, STUPID!" and have never had the time of day for this "business" crap.. I mean, these are the guys that RUINED music.. right? I'm a freakin' anti all that multinational-corporate-capitalist crap.. I say BLOW ALL THEM FAT FUCKER's UP.. right?
well.. this'd be all well and good.. (make for a really cool music video - get Michael Moore to direct) but in the meantime.. these same sneaky fat fucka's are making money on MY MUSIC.. and I'm missing out on my cut.. and DAMMIT, I WANT ME SHARE OF THE PIE.. mmmm.. pie.. arglglgl..
case in point - got a helpful email tonight from fellow Subwooferian, MC COPY ONE.. alerting me to an incident on TV occuring during VIDEO SMASH HITS.. apparently, our remix of "KALEIDOSCOPE - SEXUALITY" got played during an advert for the SA MUSIC website.. even got our song title up there - "Kaleidoscope - Sexuality (Subwoofer Remix)"
us, on freaking TV!!?? who'da-thunkit?
now.. according to the music biz 'round these parts.. if I was a member of "APRA" the AUSTRALIAN PERFORMING RIGHT ASSOCIATION.. I'd be milking some damn happy bank from this TV spot right about now.. plus all them radio spots.. those gigs we've done?
and here I am.. the dumbarse chimp I am.. I haven't REGISTERED YET!! I mean, fuck.. it's bad enough getting an ABN number.. do I hafta go thru all these forms TOO??
oh YES, I very much do LOVE forms.. they're paper.. paper BURN GOOD!! make FIRE.. me likes the pretty FLAMES..
but now, finally maybe I'll actually heed that advice from countless musician friends.. and actually FILL THIS SHIT OUT in time before the end of this financial year.. and y'know.. start gettin' some cookie crumbs for me hard earned time / effort and inhuman levels of caffeine abuse.. I've sweat BLOOD for you people.. it's about time I got MINE DAMMIT!
but.. really, wot cracks me up about all this.. is really.. THEY PAY US MONEY FOR THIS SHIT..?? gawd I love the music biz :)
:: Spoz 4:32 AM |