[OT] Internet Censorship

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Thu Aug 11 13:35:25 EDT 2011


I feel your pain warren as I am also a musician. But I am not making the argument that people should not profit from their gifts. God knows none of the very talented people who use Livecode would lift a finger if that were the case! I am saying that when Christians need a corporate machine to eke out every last penny from everyone they can, when they won't play anywhere for less that $xxxx.xx dollars, when they insist on special cuisine, cooked just so, and special accommodations for their entourage, and have a highly paid agent to make sure all this falls into place for them, I am suggesting they may have missed the point. 

At least for Christian artists, they ought to be willing to go anywhere and play for free, aside from their normal profession, if the situation warrants it. And they shouldn't punish the few Christian Radio Stations who play their music, without whose support they would have gotten no exposure in the first place. 

I guess there is a balance to everything. 

Bob


On Aug 11, 2011, at 10:16 AM, Warren Samples wrote:

> On Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:53:33 AM Bob Sneidar wrote:
>> But the very thought of having people pay royalties on what we consider to be a "gift from God" namely the talent and the inspiration for the music seems to be... well "quenching". The moneychangers in the temple comes to mind. 
>> 
>> Bob
> 
> 
> Bob, how far are you willing to go with argument? Is it just musicians? Who is exempt? Is there anyone or any field where you'd to say, "Oh, God doesn't have anything to do with that, so I'll pay you"? Let me take my cello down to the supermarket and see if they'll give me food if I play for them. Would that actually be any different from asking for cash? I dunno, but it is fair to suggest that you want to benefit from my, or some musician's talents - and hard work invested in developing an nurturing that talent, wthout returning anything except maybe a smile. Is your smile worth something in the supermarket? The issue of payment and distibution is far more varied and complex than most of you seem to be aware of or willing to consider. As consumers your interests only reflect a very limited perspective.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Warren
> 
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