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2013-08-02 10:21:26 PM  
"It's about a player who's ... bewitched by a woman who's faster than he is. "

Have I been listening to the same song? Or even read the same comments by the creators of the song? Where they said it was about being as derogatory as possible?
 
2013-08-03 12:07:41 AM  
How the Hot 100 became America's shiat barometer
 
2013-08-03 01:54:24 AM  
I thought that song was cool 2 weeks ago.  Already sick of it.

/we'll always have the uncensored video
//how small is your dick when you need to make a music video to say you have a big one?
 
2013-08-03 02:00:55 AM  
pfft. study it out, folks

oh, and fark you, todd

trayman.net
 
2013-08-03 02:10:03 AM  

thecpt: //how small is your dick when you need to make a music video to say you have a big one?


I think you're missing the point; it's more about the fact that sex roles (men aggressive, women demure) are blessedly blurring.
 
2013-08-03 02:13:10 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: thecpt: //how small is your dick when you need to make a music video to say you have a big one?

I think you're missing the point; it's more about the fact that sex roles (men aggressive, women demure) are blessedly blurring.


yeah there's that, then there is writing on a wall that you claim you have a big dick as you walk by it multiple times.
 
2013-08-03 02:14:18 AM  
Oh, and I should say: I 'm in th midst of processing and selling a bunch of Billboard magazines from the 60s and early 70s, and while the charts are interesting, what's really mind-blowing is the ads for new releases.  You get weeks where there's a new Beatles track, something from Jimi Hendrix, a Perry Como single, the Percy Faith Singers, Dean Martin, and an Elvis tune from one of his movies.

For every record we remember, there are ten you've never heard of.
 
2013-08-03 02:27:58 AM  
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It's pronounced, "thermometer".
 
2013-08-03 02:29:18 AM  

DanZero: How the Hot 100 became America's shiat barometer


OR How Ryan Seacrest took an American institution and warped it into another outlet for him to gossip on.
 
2013-08-03 02:39:35 AM  
I'm pretty sure every dance/pop song in the top 100 over the last 15 years has been written by the same small cabal of producer/songwriters.  Just look at the Dr Luke discography page on Wikipedia.  It's almost sickening that a tiny group of insiders ultimately decides what music will be enjoyed by millions upon millions of Americans every day. Though they're not really to blame, it's sheep who keep lapping it up that have created this monster.  It's like a perfect parallel with the world financial markets.
 
2013-08-03 02:53:32 AM  
"The better question is this: How is it that, half a century later, we still follow a chart called the Hot 100 to measure which songs are dominating our earbuds, our streets, our beaches, our dancefloors, our American lives? We don't listen to transistor radios anymore, or buy seven-inch 45-RPM vinyl (not in quantity, anyway). Why is this chart still around?"

Who still follows it?  Not I.
 
2013-08-03 03:29:30 AM  

Alphax: "The better question is this: How is it that, half a century later, we still follow a chart called the Hot 100 to measure which songs are dominating our earbuds, our streets, our beaches, our dancefloors, our American lives? We don't listen to transistor radios anymore, or buy seven-inch 45-RPM vinyl (not in quantity, anyway). Why is this chart still around?"


For the same reason that TV ratings are still judged on who watched a show live at air time when we all know that between DVR's and online streaming a large percentage of people don't. The reason is because like TV, the people who run the music industry are so stuck in the past that they refuse to adopt to newer technology.
 
2013-08-03 03:40:49 AM  
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2013-08-03 03:43:53 AM  
www.law.com, www.newparistours.com, si0.twimg.com, si0.twimg.com

FTFM
 
2013-08-03 04:02:28 AM  

Mangoose: "It's about a player who's ... bewitched by a woman who's faster than he is. "

Have I been listening to the same song? Or even read the same comments by the creators of the song? Where they said it was about being as derogatory as possible?


I can't imagine that wasn't tongue-in-cheek and sarcastic.
 
2013-08-03 07:27:11 AM  

Mangoose: "It's about a player who's ... bewitched by a woman who's faster than he is. "

Have I been listening to the same song? Or even read the same comments by the creators of the song? Where they said it was about being as derogatory as possible?


I agree with you.  I have no idea where that interpretation comes from.

To me, it sounds like all those douchey come-ons that genuinely charming guys don't need to convince a woman to sleep with him.

As for the chart...well, duh.  Even on Fark, we talk about how movies fared at the box office week after week.
 
2013-08-03 07:33:32 AM  

Six_By_Nine: As for the chart...well, duh.  Even on Fark, we talk about how movies fared at the box office week after week.


I'd say the difference is that the movie industry can still make money and there isn't large scale illegal downloading since it's harder to do. Mainstream music pretty much all sucks but you can still make a successful movie that works critically and commercially.
 
2013-08-03 07:58:35 AM  

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FTFM


Everybody talk about pop music?
 
2013-08-03 08:42:14 AM  
The what?

/I listen to my iPod most of the time
//yes, get off my lawn
 
2013-08-03 08:50:33 AM  
Heh, look at that chart from 1988. I remember all those artists. I like Taylor Dayne, she can sing better than a lot of today's women artists. And she's cute too.

media.npr.org
 
2013-08-03 10:00:19 AM  
The better question is this: How is it that, half a century later, we still follow a chart called the Hot 100 to measure which songs are dominating our earbuds, our streets, our beaches, our dancefloors, our American lives? We don't listen to transistor radios anymore, or buy seven-inch 45-RPM vinyl (not in quantity, anyway). Why is this chart still around?

Uh, who does?

I have no idea about who is at the top of the charts any more, and before you declare me an old fart, neither do my kids, or their friends.

It used to be that it was about charts because that was about what you were fed, what was promoted and what you could easily buy. I worked in a record shop and at any time, we kept maybe a couple of hundred different 7" singles and maybe 30 or 40 12" singles.

It's a completely different market now. You don't have to rush out and get a record. It's going to be on Amazon forever. And in the UK they seem to play records for a month before they release them and you're often bored by then.
 
2013-08-03 10:02:19 AM  

TheJoe03: Six_By_Nine: As for the chart...well, duh.  Even on Fark, we talk about how movies fared at the box office week after week.

I'd say the difference is that the movie industry can still make money and there isn't large scale illegal downloading since it's harder to do. Mainstream music pretty much all sucks but you can still make a successful movie that works critically and commercially.


Wut?  (Its the exact same mechanism for both types of media and many many others too)
 
2013-08-03 10:08:59 AM  

BumpInTheNight: TheJoe03: Six_By_Nine: As for the chart...well, duh.  Even on Fark, we talk about how movies fared at the box office week after week.

I'd say the difference is that the movie industry can still make money and there isn't large scale illegal downloading since it's harder to do. Mainstream music pretty much all sucks but you can still make a successful movie that works critically and commercially.

Wut?  (Its the exact same mechanism for both types of media and many many others too)


Except that movies take forever to download, take up huge amounts of hard drive space and unless it's been released on DVD all you're going to get is some crap quality home video version that was recorded in the theater.
 
2013-08-03 10:13:19 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Except that movies take forever to download, take up huge amounts of hard drive space and unless it's been released on DVD all you're going to get is some crap quality home video version that was recorded in the theater.


Ahh I see your point, lemmie edit my statement:  Its the exact same mechanism for both types of media (provided you have a computer and ISP service plan from the last ten years).

/The cam versions does stand though, but its pretty easy to locate screener copies instead if you're willing to suffer with DVD quality
//Similar to good luck finding Flacs of brand new songs from any main stream band on release day except through official channels
///meanwhile, everyone should point and laugh at people who download flacs of main stream music
 
2013-08-03 10:30:46 AM  

skinink: I like Taylor Dayne, she can sing better than a lot of today's women artists. And she's cute too


Excuse me, I'm sorry to bother you.  But I just have to tell you, I love your voice.
 
2013-08-03 10:57:56 AM  

BumpInTheNight: ReapTheChaos: Except that movies take forever to download, take up huge amounts of hard drive space and unless it's been released on DVD all you're going to get is some crap quality home video version that was recorded in the theater.

Ahh I see your point, lemmie edit my statement:  Its the exact same mechanism for both types of media (provided you have a computer and ISP service plan from the last ten years).


Your download speed isn't entirely determined by your ISP, I have pretty fast speeds but it can still take hours to download large files like games and movies.
 
2013-08-03 11:16:11 AM  

Shaggy_C: I'm pretty sure every dance/pop song in the top 100 over the last 15 years has been written by the same small cabal of producer/songwriters.  Just look at the Dr Luke discography page on Wikipedia.  It's almost sickening that a tiny group of insiders ultimately decides what music will be enjoyed by millions upon millions of Americans every day. Though they're not really to blame, it's sheep who keep lapping it up that have created this monster.  It's like a perfect parallel with the world financial markets.


Joos?
 
2013-08-03 11:34:04 AM  

Omahawg: pfft. study it out, folks

oh, and fark you, todd

[trayman.net image 360x358]


Which Todd?  Do you mean this Todd?
 
2013-08-03 11:34:34 AM  

Shaggy_C: I'm pretty sure every dance/pop song in the top 100 over the last 15 years has been written by the same small cabal of producer/songwriters.  Just look at the Dr Luke discography page on Wikipedia.  It's almost sickening that a tiny group of insiders ultimately decides what music will be enjoyed by millions upon millions of Americans every day. Though they're not really to blame, it's sheep who keep lapping it up that have created this monster.  It's like a perfect parallel with the world financial markets.


Poor Jimmy Iovine. From producing legendary U2 albums to running a record label and churning out the worst pop music of the last 50 years.

/Doug Morris, you're next!
 
2013-08-03 11:36:08 AM  
 
2013-08-03 12:11:14 PM  

skinink: Heh, look at that chart from 1988. I remember all those artists. I like Taylor Dayne, she can sing better than a lot of today's women artists. And she's cute too.


Thank you
 
2013-08-03 12:24:39 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: skinink: Heh, look at that chart from 1988. I remember all those artists. I like Taylor Dayne, she can sing better than a lot of today's women artists. And she's cute too.

Thank you


Facts.

Tell It To My Heart was the worst song of the 80s.

Taylor Dayne's music can only now be heard in every checkout line at the grocery store or Walgreens.
 
2013-08-03 01:56:48 PM  

skinink: Heh, look at that chart from 1988. I remember all those artists. I like Taylor Dayne, she can sing better than a lot of today's women artists. And she's cute too.

[media.npr.org image 850x477]


Having worked with her, I can assure you that you haven't seen a recent photo.
 
2013-08-03 04:50:01 PM  

bluorangefyre: DanZero: How the Hot 100 became America's shiat barometer

OR How Ryan Seacrest took an American institution and warped it into another outlet for him to gossip on.


While I loathe the 'gossip centric' bullshiat on the radio more than you (no, really), it's not remotely Seacrest's fault.  TMZ rose to popularity well before he did, so they are simply co-opting the public's desire to be vapid shiats.

Giving the public what they've demonstrated that they will fight to get, and all.
 
2013-08-03 05:57:47 PM  

TheJoe03: Six_By_Nine: As for the chart...well, duh.  Even on Fark, we talk about how movies fared at the box office week after week.

I'd say the difference is that the movie industry can still make money and there isn't large scale illegal downloading since it's harder to do. Mainstream music pretty much all sucks but you can still make a successful movie that works critically and commercially.



farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2013-08-03 06:15:52 PM  
The top 100 songs for the final week of August, 1965:

1.I Got You Babe - Sonny + Cher
2.Help! - The Beatles
3.California Girls - The Beach Boys
4.Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
5.It's The Same Old Song - Foul Tops
6.Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
7.Save Your Heart For Me - Gary Lewis + The Playboys
8.Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Mel Carter
9.Down in the Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal
10.Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Part 1) - James Brown + The Famous Flames
11.Baby, I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis
12.You Were On My Mind - We Five
13.Nothing But Heartaches - The Supremes
14. Don't Just Stand There - Patty Duke
15.All I Really Want To Do - Cher
16.(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
17.Since I Lost My Baby - The Temptations
18.What's New Pussycat - Tom Jones
19.The Tracks of My Tears - The Miracles
20.I'm Henry VIII, I Am - Herman's Hermits
21.It Ain't Me Babe - The Turtles
22.The In Crowd - The Ramsey Lewis Trio
23.I'm A Fool - Dino, Desi + Billy
24.In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
25.Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds
26.Ju Ju Hand - Sam the Sham + The Pharaohs
27.Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
28.Looking Through the Eyes of Love - Gene Pitney
29.Houston - Dean Martin
30.Take Me Back - Little Anthony + The Imperials
31.Action - Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon
32.Shake + Fingerpop - Jr. Walker + The All-Stars
33.Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows - Lesley Gore
34.You'd Better Come Home - Petula Clark
35.I Don't Wanna Lose You Baby - Chad + Jeremy
36.The Strangeloves - I Want Candy
37.Sugar Dumpling - Sam Cooke
38.You Tell Me Why - The Beau Brummels
39.I Like It Like That - The Dave Clark Five
40.Cara, Mia - Jay + The Americans
41.Agent Double-O-Soul - Edwin Starr
42.Catch Us If You Can - The Dave Clark Five
43.We Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals
44.Sad, Sad Girl - Barbara Mason
45.Who'll Be The Next In Line - The Kinks
46.Summer Nights - Marianne Faithfull
47.All I Really Want To Do - The Byrds
48.A Little You - Freddie + The Dreamers
49.Hang On Sloopy - The McCoys
50.You've Been In Love Too Long - Martha + The Vandellas
51.I'll Always Love You - The Spinners
52.Laugh At Me - Sonny
53.It's Gonna Take A Miracle - The Royalettes
54.If I Didn't Love You - Chuck Jackson
55.I'm A Happy Man (featuring Eugene Pitts) - The Jive Five
56.I'll Take You Where The Music Is Playing - The Drifters
57.Ride Your Pony - Lee Dorsey
58.(My Girl ) Sleepy - Little Caesar + The Consuls
59.Mon Over Naples - Bert Kaempfert + His Orchestra - Love Letters
60.Baby Don't Go - Sonny + Cher
61.New Orleans - Eddie Hodges
62.Annie Fanny - The Kingsmen
63.Hung On You - The Righteous Brothers
64.Candy - The Astors
65.First I Look At The Purse - The Contours
66.Moonlight + Roses (Bring Mem'ries of You) - Vic Dana
67.Danger: Heartbreak Dead Ahead - The Marvelettes
68.I't Too Late, Baby Too Late - Arthur Prysock
69.It's A Man Down There - G.L Crockett
70.I'll Make All Your Dreams Come True - Ronnie Dove
71.Give All Your Love To Me - Gerry + The Pacemakers
72.Just You - Sonny + Cher
73.Ride Away - Roy Orbison
74.No Pity (In The Naked City) - Jackie Wilson
75.I Need You - The Impressions
76.Colours - Donovan
77.You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes
78.Summer Wind - Wayne Newton
79.Do You Believe In Magic? - The Lovin' Spoonful
80.You Better Go - Derek Martin
81.Two Different Worlds - Lenny Welch
82.With These Hands - Tom Jones
83.I'm Yours - Elvis Presley
84.Is It Really Over? - Jim Reeves
85.Only Those In Love - Baby Washington
86.Mohair Sam - Charlie Rich
87.Liar, Liar - The Castaways
88.If You Wait For Love - Bobby Goldsboro
89.Home of the Brave - Jody Miller
90.Heartaches By The Number - Johnny Tillotson
91.Someone Is Watching - Solomon Burke
92.I Want To (Do Everything For You) - Joe Tex
93.What Are We Going To Do? - David Jones
94.Home of the Brave - Bonnie + The Treasures
95.Good Times - Gene Chandler
96.Can't Let You Out of My Sight - Chuck Jackson + Maxine Brown
97.Too Hot To Hold - Major Lance
98.The World Through A Tear - Neil Sedaka
99.High Heel Sneakers - Stevie Wonder
100.These Hand (Small But Mighty - Bobby "Blue" Bland


The top 100 songs for the final week of August, 2012:

1.Whistle - Flo Rida
2.Lights - Ellie Gouding
3.Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
4.Wide Awake - Katy Perry
5.Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa) - Maroon 5
6.Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) - Gotye
7.Titanium (feat. Sia) - Titanium
8.Some Nights - fun.
9.Home - Phillip Phillips
10.Where Have You Been - Rihanna
11.Blow Me (One Last Kiss) - P!nk
12.As Long As You Love Me (feat. Big Sean) - Justin Beiber
13.Good Time - Owl City + Carly Rae Jepsen
14.Want U Back - Cher Lloyd
15.One More Night - Maroon 5
16.Give Your Heart A Break - Demi Lovato
17.Everybody Talks - Neon Trees
18.Scream - Usher
19.Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo) - Calvin Harris
20.Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T + 2 Chainz) - Kanye West
21.Too Close - Alex Clare
22.Pontoon - Little Big Town
23.Mumford + Sons - I Will Wait
24.We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) - fun.
25.What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
26.No Lie (feat. Drake) - 2 Chainz
27.I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
28.Starships - Nicki Minaj
29.Pound The Alarm - Nicki Minaj
30.Wild Ones (feat. Sia) - Flo Rida
31.We Run The Night (feat. Pitbull) - Havana Brown
32.Come Over - Kenny Chesney
33.Angel Eyes - Love + Theft
34.Wanted - Hunter Hayes
35.Wiz Khalifa - Work Hard, Play Hard
36.Train - Drive By
37.Glad You Came - The Wanted
38.Blown Away - Carrie Underwood
39.(Kissed You) Good Night - Gloriana
40.Take A Little Ride - Jason Aldean
41.Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
42.Dark Side - Kelly Clarkson
43.Heart Attack - Trey Songz
44.Tongue Tied - Grouplove
45.Over - Black Shelton
46.Lemme See (feat. Rick Ross) - Usher
47.Cashin' Out - Ca$h Out
48.Drunk On You - Luke Bryan
49.Ho Hey - The Lumineers
50.Chasing The Sun - The Wanted
51.Little Talks - Of Monsters + Men
52.Time Is Love - Josh Turner
53.Don't Wake Me Up - Chris Brown
54.50 Ways To Say Goodbye - Train
55.Settle Down - no Doubt
56.Why Ya Wanna - Jana Kramer
57.Amen (feat. Drake) - Meek Mill
58.She's So Mean - matchbox twenty
59.5-1-5-0 - Dirks Bentley
60.Boyfriend - Justin Beiber
61.2 Reasons (feat. T.I.) - Trey Songz
62.Truck Yeah - Tim McGraw
63.Burn It Down - Linkin Park
64.One Thing - One Direction
65.Postcard From Paris - The Band Perry
66.Hard To Love - Lee Brice
67.Cowboys + Angels - Dustin Lynch
68.Bag of Money (feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill + T-Pain) - Wale
69.For You - Keith Urban
70.Pop That (feat. Rick Ross, Drake + Lil' Wayne) - French Montana
71.Both of Us (feat. Taylor Swift) - B.O.B.
72.We Are never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
73.The Fighter (feat. Ryan Tedder) - Gym Class Heroes
74.The Wind - Zac Brown Band
75.Back In Time - Pitbull
76.Take It To The Head (feat. Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj + Lil' Wayne) - DJ Khaled
77.Adorn - Miguel
78.Nobody's Perfect (feat. Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott) - J. Cole
79.It's Time - Imagine Dragons
80.Snap Backs + Tattoos - Driicky Graham
81.Fastest Girl In Town - Miranda Lambert
82.Thinkin' 'Bout You - Frank Ocean
83.Beez In The Trap (feat. 2 Chainz) - Nicki Minaj
84.Come Wake Me Up - Rascal Flatts
85.The A Team - Ed Sheeran
86.My Homies Still (feat. Big Sean) - Lil' Wayne
87.Glass - Thompson Square
88.That's Why I Pray - Big + Rich
89.Turn On The Lights - Future
90.Lovin' You Is Fun - Easton Corbin
91.Enough of No Love (feat. Lil' Wayne) - Keyshia Cole
92.Neon - Chris Young
93.The One That Got Away - Jake Owen
94.Wanted You More - Lady Antebellum
95.Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick Lamar
96.Promises - Nero
97.Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) - Ne-Yo
98.Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
99.Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
100.Oh Love - Green Day


Or: the reason why digital music players are the greatest invention since the VCR and the refrigerator.
And no, its not a racial thing. It's a sh*tty-sounding (to my ears) music vs. non-sh*tty-sounding (to my ears) music thing.
 
2013-08-03 06:17:53 PM  
Foul  Four
 
2013-08-03 06:28:19 PM  

Sinbox: The top 100 songs for the final week of August, 1965:

1.I Got You Babe - Sonny + Cher
2.Help! - The Beatles
3.California Girls - The Beach Boys
4.Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
5.It's The Same Old Song - Foul Tops
6.Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
7.Save Your Heart For Me - Gary Lewis + The Playboys
8.Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Mel Carter
9.Down in the Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal
10.Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Part 1) - James Brown + The Famous Flames
11.Baby, I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis
12.You Were On My Mind - We Five
13.Nothing But Heartaches - The Supremes
14. Don't Just Stand There - Patty Duke
15.All I Really Want To Do - Cher
16.(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
17.Since I Lost My Baby - The Temptations
18.What's New Pussycat - Tom Jones
19.The Tracks of My Tears - The Miracles
20.I'm Henry VIII, I Am - Herman's Hermits
21.It Ain't Me Babe - The Turtles
22.The In Crowd - The Ramsey Lewis Trio
23.I'm A Fool - Dino, Desi + Billy
24.In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
25.Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds
26.Ju Ju Hand - Sam the Sham + The Pharaohs
27.Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
28.Looking Through the Eyes of Love - Gene Pitney
29.Houston - Dean Martin
30.Take Me Back - Little Anthony + The Imperials
31.Action - Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon
32.Shake + Fingerpop - Jr. Walker + The All-Stars
33.Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows - Lesley Gore
34.You'd Better Come Home - Petula Clark
35.I Don't Wanna Lose You Baby - Chad + Jeremy
36.The Strangeloves - I Want Candy
37.Sugar Dumpling - Sam Cooke
38.You Tell Me Why - The Beau Brummels
39.I Like It Like That - The Dave Clark Five
40.Cara, Mia - Jay + The Americans
41.Agent Double-O-Soul - Edwin Starr
42.Catch Us If You Can - The Dave Clark Five
43.We Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals
44.Sad, Sad Girl - Barbara Mason
45.Who'll Be The Next In Line - The Kinks
46.Summer Nights - Marianne Faithfull
47.All I Really Want To Do - The Byrds
48.A Little You - Freddie + The Dreamers
49. ...


I only read sheet music
 
2013-08-03 07:01:00 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: TheJoe03: Six_By_Nine: As for the chart...well, duh.  Even on Fark, we talk about how movies fared at the box office week after week.

I'd say the difference is that the movie industry can still make money and there isn't large scale illegal downloading since it's harder to do. Mainstream music pretty much all sucks but you can still make a successful movie that works critically and commercially.


[farm5.staticflickr.com image 500x460]


How dumb do you have to be to not get my point?
 
2013-08-03 07:29:58 PM  

TheJoe03: Smeggy Smurf: TheJoe03: Six_By_Nine: As for the chart...well, duh.  Even on Fark, we talk about how movies fared at the box office week after week.

I'd say the difference is that the movie industry can still make money and there isn't large scale illegal downloading since it's harder to do. Mainstream music pretty much all sucks but you can still make a successful movie that works critically and commercially.


[farm5.staticflickr.com image 500x460]

How dumb do you have to be to not get my point?


I don't know, you tell me what your point was.  Piracy is just as easy today as it was 5 years ago.  Easier if you learned a thing or two over those years.
 
2013-08-03 07:34:44 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: I don't know, you tell me what your point was.  Piracy is just as easy today as it was 5 years ago.  Easier if you learned a thing or two over those years.


ReapTheChaos: Except that movies take forever to download, take up huge amounts of hard drive space and unless it's been released on DVD all you're going to get is some crap quality home video version that was recorded in the theater.

Downloading music is more convenient and the proof is in the pudding when you compare the state of the music industry with the movie industry. Continue to act like you don't get the point if you want ya nerd.
 
2013-08-03 07:42:06 PM  

Sinbox: The top 100 songs for the final week of August, 1965:


The juxtaposition is astounding. Yeah, I know I sound like an old fart. F*ck it, I am.
 
2013-08-03 10:06:40 PM  

TheJoe03: Smeggy Smurf: I don't know, you tell me what your point was.  Piracy is just as easy today as it was 5 years ago.  Easier if you learned a thing or two over those years.

ReapTheChaos: Except that movies take forever to download, take up huge amounts of hard drive space and unless it's been released on DVD all you're going to get is some crap quality home video version that was recorded in the theater.

Downloading music is more convenient and the proof is in the pudding when you compare the state of the music industry with the movie industry. Continue to act like you don't get the point if you want ya nerd.


May as well give up, he's just playing dumb at this point. I know a lot of people who download music, but I don't anyone who bothers with movies. Like I said, they're more hassle than they're worth, much easier to go to red box or netflix and rent the damn thing.
 
2013-08-04 07:39:19 AM  

ReapTheChaos: May as well give up, he's just playing dumb at this point. I know a lot of people who download music, but I don't anyone who bothers with movies. Like I said, they're more hassle than they're worth, much easier to go to red box or netflix and rent the damn thing.


I'm going to come back to this one because this opinion really does astound me.  To reach the capacity of downloading music but stopping at movies is just kind of alien to me, I can understand if you're limited to dial up, that would be a solid reason.  That's about the only valid reason though, movies sure are bigger files but if you're talking 1-2GB for your average heavily re-encoded 720p that's still like a half hour of wait or less, oooh noes.  And the screener vs cam stuff well if you're willing to wait for redbox or netflix to watch something you know the second its appeared on those mediums its definitely been released on the other ones at same quality.

I just don't get the idea that someone thinks that certain media files aren't being downloaded in as mass quantities as others because of limitations that don't matter to any modern hardware.  The technical abilities required to download a movie vs download a song are 99% the same, the only difference is in one you gotta spot the word "screener" before you should bite or at least learn to read comments, the other is to avoid anything that's got a .exe at the end so you don't have to call your smarty pants cousin and his fancy highschool diploma to fix your computer again.
 
2013-08-04 10:33:14 AM  

TheJoe03: Downloading music is more convenient and the proof is in the pudding when you compare the state of the music industry with the movie industry. Continue to act like you don't get the point if you want ya nerd.


Yeah, Hollywood's so creative today:

http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2012/01/05/has-hollywood-lost-its-way/
 
2013-08-04 01:29:31 PM  

TheJoe03: Smeggy Smurf: I don't know, you tell me what your point was.  Piracy is just as easy today as it was 5 years ago.  Easier if you learned a thing or two over those years.

ReapTheChaos: Except that movies take forever to download, take up huge amounts of hard drive space and unless it's been released on DVD all you're going to get is some crap quality home video version that was recorded in the theater.

Downloading music is more convenient and the proof is in the pudding when you compare the state of the music industry with the movie industry. Continue to act like you don't get the point if you want ya nerd.


What do you mean movies take forever?  An hour or two at most for a 720.  Watch it then if it's any good you go buy it.  But that might take a little effort and that's something I'm not getting from either you or that other jerk off
 
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