[rumori] The Grinch who stole Droplift

From: Every Man (fuckedupkidsokATpressthebutton.com)
Date: Fri Dec 15 2000 - 18:52:08 PST

At 05:09 PM 12/15/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>Fri, 15 Dec 2000 found Every Man writing:
>->Gosh, it looks like I hit a soft spot! I think Pan is right,
>->if we got you to piss all over this project to this extent, it must be
>->a good one. ;)
>I don't know if i should feel complimented or insulted. How
>strange a thing to say. Am I some sort of authority figure
>which you feel the need to rebel against? hmm.

Yeah, you corporate culture nazi, you! Alright, that was just silliness.
I must admit, I've never in my life had anyone so aggressively attack
this project like you just did here, however. It's not like I expect
everyone to
agree with it, but holy shit, man...you ripped me another asshole.

Fact is, the project has been under way for 6 months. Some good
suggestions are made here, but it's too late for me to change it all
now. In March, 2001, it will have its final deadline, and then we'll talk
about distribution.

If we don't droplift it, after we've pressed 1000 copies...what do we do
with them that would get them heard by more people? You've offered
a lot of criticism...but what to you suggest to IMPROVE this if we elect
not to droplift them? Suggest a way that would get more people to hear it,
one that doesn't involve manslaughter.

>->I left one as a tip once at a restaurant, and that very night got an
>->email from the waiter saying he and his friends liked it!
>I guess you were lucky; I imagine many waiters would be
>really angry about that.

UM...I should add that this was in ADDITION to a couple bucks. ;)
I'm not a total cheapskate.

>->Also, you can't say that most of the stores charge for this CD anymore
>->than we can say most downloaded copies are burned and Droplifted.
>->There is no true way to gauge this.
>Amazing. Are you saying you actually think a significant
>number of stores would just give the CD away when someone
>tried to buy it? What possible support do you have for this
>idea? Don't you realize stores are in the business of
>selling things?

I've so far Droplifted it in three different locations, and got my own CD
back for free when trying to ring it up at the counter. I've heard of many
other Droplifting accounts that have gone similarly. I'm aware this isn't
always the case, but from all the reports I've read, more often than not,
the stores give it away because they don't have a UPC symbol to work

You might be right, Steev, but I mean...we don't have anything to gauge
this from, other than assumptions. True that stores are in the business of
selling things...but to make the sales legitimate, they need a UPC code
to go on. It also depends on the stores, whether they are indie or giant
chains. I really can't say for sure. I base my beliefs on my own experiences
in Cleveland.

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