Sunday, July 6, 2008

Physical vs. Digital

This debate could go on forever just like the great vinyl vs. cd bout (oh, by the way Vinyl is still here and cd sales are steadily declining). Im not here to try to change peoples perception but simply voicing my opinion and logic on the debate. We're living in the microwave age....example: Everyone wants everything right now, weather its downloading the newest movie trailer, song, or video people have become impatient. Now, I love technology like the next man..hey, I've had Directv since 1994 when you had to buy your equipment (I opted for the Sony receiver package)and when you had to pay your monthly bill to two different companies for your channels, Directv and USSB. I've had every gadget that was dope and ahead of its time, I've had a vcr since VHS movies cost $100 at the store to purchase and a cell phone since 1990. So I feel very qualified to talk about this topic! Anyway, the whole concept of simply downloading your movies or music and not actually buying physical product confuses me. What happens when your harddrives crash? Yeah I know your saying right now, I'll back them up...be real, how many people actually back their shit up? I dont even do it like Im supposed to. I totally agree with the convience of downloading your product and for those people that aren't tech savy, too old and want to feel cool by having an ipod and downloading their music its ok, enjoy what this generation has to offer. I also agree with those people that are on the go on business and want to download their movies and music for the plane rides etc. But for all your young lazy kids get up and get some exercise! Now if your saying to yourself there's only one good song on so and so's album so why should I spend $15 for a cd? I agree with you %100, screw those ringtone rappers that cant put together a decent album, but in the same sentence screw Hollywood for putting out a limited amount of quality films and the rest a bunch of bullsh*t remakes. But for those things that you like and truely appreciate why not go out and buy the physical product? The only way you'll lose it is if someone steals it or it burns in a fire!

Get off the consumer treadmill and stop believing the hype!

4 comments:

djmaneone said...

The only time I'll download a show from itunes, is if I missed the episode.. For example, if I miss a Smallville episode, and I want to catch up, then I'll download it. The wack thing is, I'm watching it on my computer, and much rather be watching it on my TV.

Music is a different story. I enjoy i-Tunes and downloading music from that store. I am a part of that group of people, sadly enough, the "I want it now" group of people. What's sad is that I can't have a cool LP or CD cover to look at or to keep.

I can imagine why CD sales are down, everyone downloads stuff illegally. It's hard for me to partake in downloading stuff like that. We have to support the artist.

I guess I'm stuck between the old and the new...
haha

good post bro

Anonymous said...

what up skeme? this is "deejay kikkoman" transmittin to you from Santa Cruz, CA.....I picked up the Skill Methodz 10 yr anniversary dvd and it was one of the illest b-boy dvd's I've ever seen. The b-boys in Florida are insane, they got a real good sense of old skool flava and style but with a modern approach....

My only complaint: if I could see the disc jockeys doin their thing a little bit more during the cyphas....but job well done, some real nice music and cuttin up throughout the event.

quick question:
what's the name of the track that comes right after chuck chillout's I'm large?? it sounds real hype but it's no one I've heard before...i got the drums and that synth line melody stuck in my head but got no idea who it could be....

I also picked up your mixtape cd for the event and that was real nice. Not too many people rockin the newer funk records especially for b-boy related stuff....

anyways, if you would like to trade some mixtape cd's sometime or wouldn't mind giving some advice on disc jockeyin for b-boy events, shoot me an email...i've been deejayin for about 15 years now but would like to move more in the direction of playin at some events...

peace.....***kikko***
kikkoman76@hotmail.com

***kikko*** said...

not the most internet saavy but got another question for you....

what do you think of Serato vs. Torq?? I know jazzy jay and jazzy jeff among everybody else use Serato so that should be no question.....but DJ Revolution uses Torq and he's the fastest scratch monkey out there...If Revolution stands by it, it's gotta be real responsive.

I tried to cut it up with Serato recently and felt there was a little lag time....don't know if I was trippin though cause I was looking at the laptop screen too....

so I haven't joined the mp3 revolution and don't care to download 100's of gigs of free music, but I can see that recording my own vinyl collection would be nice for traveling gigs....I had some gigs in japan in 2006 and almost cried cause I brought a case of vinyl with me and had to bring that shit up and down so many levels on their subway systems....it made me respect the old school disc jockeys that much more for traveling with all their vinyl though.....

sorry for rambling, but to answer your post question....I'm a disc jockey so I collect everything....records, dvds, analog drum machines, japanese robots, etc.....but we don't really have much of an effect on what the rest of society buys let alone have any effect on any markets cause we like old stuff....

Skeme Richards said...

Serato = Industry standard so your going to see that no matter where you go so I personally would stick with that.