Man, artist-haters just suck the big one.
I picked up the guitar 30 years ago - 30! - and after a while, got pretty good at singing and strumming. I've written a ton of songs, and was all getting ready to go for a recording contract when this stupid internet thing kicked off, and I stood back in sheer terror.
It was obvious - people all over the world were going to copy my stuff, give it to eachother for free - and I couldn't face the awful consequences. Millions of people, anywhere at all, hearing and seeing my stuff, my face all over the place, and no control or fees - no way! The recording industry was just like me, a panic, and no solution, ever.
I tell you - having read "How Music Works" by David Byrne, I'm so totally validated. He points out just how the model changed over the years, just how the revenues are shrinking for the music corporations.
I read about Iron Maiden's tour last year in Central and South America - man, they showed them suckers! Their "social media" guy (whatever the fuck that is - do you know???) figured out just how much of their music was being stolen, like, all over the South of The Border, and so IM went on a tour and RAKED IN THE CASH - turning the tables on the thieves, huh?! They went into the viper's den, and came out with it's head!
Rock on! Rock the fuck on!
I'm still refraining from release though. I want this all crushed before I dare go public in any way.
I want corporations I can rely on to give me contracts I can believe in, have faith in, that they'll protect me legally, and just like in the old days (the good old days!), will fairly and with integrity, give me every share of my due.
Then I'll release.