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Lou Reed's shock at Edward Snowden's NSA revelations video
Guardian UK ^ | Friday, June 21, 2013 | John Plunkett and Andy Gallagher

Posted on 06/23/2013 5:17:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Velvet Underground legend Lou Reed holds a rare press conference at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, where he voices his concern about the NSA's surveillance methods as revealed by the Guardian. He also discusses the financial challenges for musicians in an era of free downloads and streaming services

Velvet Underground legend Lou Reed

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TOPICS: United Kingdom; War on Terror
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1 posted on 06/23/2013 5:17:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Sorry to wake you, Lou.


2 posted on 06/23/2013 5:18:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

LOL! That’s funny.


3 posted on 06/23/2013 5:19:10 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: SunkenCiv

These lefties promote Democraps for years, shouting us down when we warn they are really totalitarian statists, and then express shock to find out they are acting like totalitarian statists.


4 posted on 06/23/2013 5:20:27 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: SunkenCiv
He also discusses the financial challenges for musicians in an era of free downloads and streaming services

But, but, but...I thought it was about the music - not the money.

5 posted on 06/23/2013 5:21:11 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Lou has one point. The punks who steal the songs now....aren’t paying into the pot of money that the old rock guys used to make a fair amount of money for retirement purposes. So those wasted millions as a 21-year old....aren’t around today, and no real income from the CD sales or on-line sales.


6 posted on 06/23/2013 5:21:34 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: SunkenCiv

Lou Reed in a moment of lucidity.................no worries though, I’m sure it’ll pass.


7 posted on 06/23/2013 5:24:27 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: pepsionice

I’ve spent my share of money on music over the years. Paid for the same songs four times - vinyl, 8-track, cassette, and CD.

That’s enough.


8 posted on 06/23/2013 5:25:28 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb

I bet over my life....I probably put $8,000 into CD, cassettes, 8-tracks, and records. Over the past five years....I haven’t spent a penny.


9 posted on 06/23/2013 5:30:40 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

I would guess the number for me is probably somewhere in that range. And that was back when that amount was a fair chunk of money.


10 posted on 06/23/2013 5:35:09 AM PDT by abb
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To: SunkenCiv
He also discusses the financial challenges for musicians in an era of free downloads and streaming services

Sing it once; get paid once.

11 posted on 06/23/2013 5:36:54 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: SunkenCiv
In the future musicians will earn their money by ...

(are you holding your breath?)

By performing.

What a revolutionary idea.

The best (or least the most popular) of them will collect a few coins via iTunes and the like but the big money will come from the live audiences. Unfortunately many young singers and musicians still believe that you can write a few songs, cut a CD every couple of years and lead the good life.

I don't think so. Time to get off your rear ends and find some folks who will pay you to do your music live.

12 posted on 06/23/2013 5:40:44 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: InterceptPoint

and CDs went out with powdered wigs. :’)


13 posted on 06/23/2013 5:43:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Looks like Trafficant's rug:


14 posted on 06/23/2013 5:46:25 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: pepsionice

The copyright business as it stands today is basically a swindle.

If you look at youtube, it’s a giant freeforall, where thieves - big thieves to be sure - assert copyrights they don’t really have, and the artists be d*mned.

Same goes for absolutely every piece of data, with even the fedgov asserting copyright to al quaida propaganda films in order to regulate distribution.


15 posted on 06/23/2013 5:49:42 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: newfreep

“I thought it was about the music - not the money.”

Obviously not about the chicks.


16 posted on 06/23/2013 5:49:46 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: carriage_hill

Beam me up :)


17 posted on 06/23/2013 5:51:07 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Hardraade

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_copyright_law

The origin of copyright law in most European countries lies in efforts by the church and governments to regulate and control the output of printers.[6] Before the invention of the printing press, a writing, once created, could only be physically multiplied by the highly laborious and error-prone process of manual copying by scribes. An elaborate system of censorship and control over scribes existed.[7] Printing allowed for multiple exact copies of a work, leading to a more rapid and widespread circulation of ideas and information (see print culture).[6] Pope Alexander VI issued a bull in 1501 against the unlicensed printing of books and in 1559 the Index Expurgatorius, or List of Prohibited Books, was issued for the first time.[7]


18 posted on 06/23/2013 5:54:35 AM PDT by abb
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh, I still have a couple yards of pristine vinyl, and a GOOD system for it, and a few hundred CD’s. In some ways it can’t be beat. Like ligtbulbs.


19 posted on 06/23/2013 5:55:02 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: SunkenCiv

take a walk on the wild side, off a short peer, their Lou.

And the colored girls say
“Doo do doo do doo do do doo ...”


20 posted on 06/23/2013 5:58:17 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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