Friday September 19, 2003

Five questions about Music

The Friday 5 is 2 years old this week. This week the questions re about music.

  1. Who is your favorite singer/musician? Why?
  2. What one singer/musician can you not stand? Why?
  3. If your favorite singer wasn't in the music business, do you think you would still like him/her as a person?
  4. Have you been to any concerts? If yes, who put on the best show?
  5. What are your thoughts on downloading free music online vs. purchasing albums? Do you feel the RIAA is right in its pursuit to stop people from dowloading free music?

  1. Who is your favorite singer/musician? Why?
    When I was in H.S. and College, it was Neil Diamond. Also, when I was in College, there were two local bands I was very interested in and went to hear whenever possible. These days, my favorite singer is Enya.
    Why? Because I like the way the music feels.

  2. What one singer/musician can you not stand? Why?
    ANY rap performer or rap "music". Yuch. Nasty, ugly stuff, for the most part.

  3. If your favorite singer wasn't in the music business, do you think you would still like him/her as a person?
    Except for one of the members of one of those College-period bands, I have never known any singers/musicians in person. I have no basis for answering this question.

  4. Have you been to any concerts? If yes, who put on the best show?
    My sister and I went to a Neil Diamond concert in 1983; it was great. Live concerts have electricity in the air.

  5. What are your thoughts on downloading free music online vs. purchasing albums? Do you feel the RIAA is right in its pursuit to stop people from dowloading free music?
    The RIAA has a point about taking for free what is supposed to be sold. That said, some artists think the RIAA is making money off of them (the record label company often gets more money than the artist). It's a difficult and touchy political issue but it needs to be worked out. I think it's time to re-think the "music industry".
    Have a look at these two articles by Janis Ian: The Internet Debacle, An Alternative View, and Fallout - a follow-up to The Internet Debacle.

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