Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - April, 2000

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Re: Anyone Own an Anderson Guitar?

I have a couple of them I got them a long time ago and they were a lot cheaper back then. Tom has tons of experience and used to work with Shector when it was here in town 20 years ago. Its no doubt he makes the best guitars ever. He has all that experience. Anyway I love the way they play. Later.

bass joke

I'd like to catch a bass.

bridge settings

Could someone tell me how to set the bridge of my strat style guitar

Re: bridge settings

: Could someone tell me how to set the bridge of my strat style guitar

sure, get rid of it. :) get a jackson, ibanez, or Les Paul... the mid-quality ones go for $500 and up. i've got a les-paul standard. i had a jackson kelley, but couldn't stand the tremolo system stringing... akk.

Re: bridge settings

: Could someone tell me how to set the bridge of my strat style guitar

I realize this is very late and if you're still looking for information on strat adjustments, try this website:
http://www.fender.com/customshop/stratsetup.html
I just used it to set up my strat and it works great!

my joke

what does a porno star and a bass player have incomen thay both now how to use there fingers

Re: my joke

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Re: my joke

what do y call three topless woman playing accordion
very sore

Bass Joke

Q: Why does a bass player have to tune up before everyone else?

A: Who gives a shit!

" STAGG" Guitars , anyone heard of them

" STAGG" Guitars , anyone heard of them

This popular thread has been given its own page : " STAGG" Guitars , anyone heard of them

Mossman guitars

Does any one play Mossman guitars? I have a '76 flint Hills and just it redone, new bridge, the neck reset and a Highlander pick-up. the thing is pretty sweet. It has so much tone in it from the bridge being raised.
They seem to be so underrated

Re: Mossman guitars

: Does any one play Mossman guitars? I have a '76 flint Hills and just it redone, new bridge, the neck reset and a Highlander pick-up. the thing is pretty sweet. It has so much tone in it from the bridge being raised.
: They seem to be so underrated

Re: Mossman guitars

: : Does any one play Mossman guitars? I have a '76 flint Hills and just it redone, new bridge, the neck reset and a Highlander pick-up. the thing is pretty sweet. It has so much tone in it from the bridge being raised.
: : They seem to be so underrated

Hi, I'm from Germany. I got a '75 "Flint Hills" model with a fishman-pickup under the bridge. Though it's a very good Mossman and as fine as a Martin-guitar, I'm thinking about to change it for a 52 Vintage reissue Telecaster BSB . Do you know someone who's interested?

Re: Mossman guitars

: : Does any one play Mossman guitars? I have a '76 flint Hills and just it redone, new bridge, the neck reset and a Highlander pick-up. the thing is pretty sweet. It has so much tone in it from the bridge being raised.
: : They seem to be so underrated

Re: Mossman guitars

:I hve a 1970 Flint Hills for sale. Signed by Stuart and only one othe lutheir. This means the guitar was built mostly by Stuart duringhard times for the company. He had only a couple of employees as shown only one othe sgnature on the label. Guitar plays and looks teriific. Selling to pay for new finger styleguitar. 1250 w/hsc

Re: Mossman guitars

: Does any one play Mossman guitars? I have a '76 flint Hills and just it redone, new bridge, the neck reset and a Highlander pick-up. the thing is pretty sweet. It has so much tone in it from the bridge being raised.
: They seem to be so underrated

i have a 76 mossman flint hills also. i traded my labor pouring a concrete floor for a shop for it. it worked out real good for me.it has a great deep tone and i use it for rhythm guitar in a bluegrass group it has a nice vintage look,aged top, quite a bit of finish checking. i havent seen too many of them around. i have other guitars but its my favorite.

Re: Mossman guitars

You need to check out our new website at http://mossman-guitars.com. Be sure to sign the guestbook while you are there.

Re: Mossman guitars

: Does any one play Mossman guitars? I have a '76 flint Hills and just it redone, new bridge, the neck reset and a Highlander pick-up. the thing is pretty sweet. It has so much tone in it from the bridge being raised.
: They seem to be so underrat

I just bought a Flint hills 77-377 in St. Lois.. had to! was looking for a Martin, but just fell in love with this guitar!!! Anyone got feed back I would like to hear from you.. use keyword "mossman" on subject so's I know it ain't spam or a virus OK? ps... I paid about 1100 for it.. is that good?

Re: Mossman guitars

: : Does any one play Mossman guitars? I have a '76 flint Hills and just it redone, new bridge, the neck reset and a Highlander pick-up. the thing is pretty sweet. It has so much tone in it from the bridge being raised.

I've got a 1975 Flint Hills, purchased from the ex- for $500. I put $700 into it to have the neck reset, frets replaced, and some body damage repaired. The treble strings bite and the bass strings rock! I'm very much a fan and probably won't have the opportunity, financially, to buy another. But I'm always alert to the possibility...
: : They seem to be so underrat

:
: I just bought a Flint hills 77-377 in St. Lois.. had to! was looking for a Martin, but just fell in love with this guitar!!! Anyone got feed back I would like to hear from you.. use keyword "mossman" on subject so's I know it ain't spam or a virus OK? ps... I paid about 1100 for it.. is that good?

Bassist joke

Band on the way to a gig. Lead guitarist sees a sheep with its head stuck in a hedge. Lead guitarist says, "I wish that sheep was Pamela Anderson". Bassist says with a leer "I wish it was dark"!

HERITAGE T-SHIRTS

Has anyone had any problems ordering from LASAR Inc. Tn., - I ordered two "Heritage" T-Shirts earlier this year and I am stil waiting - I play a 535 and would like to wear the shirts when gigging.

Re: HERITAGE T-SHIRTS

: Has anyone had any problems ordering from LASAR Inc. Tn., - I ordered two "Heritage" T-Shirts earlier this year and I am stil waiting - I play a 535 and would like to wear the shirts when gigging.
I sent them $5 for the Heritage catalog and "Newsletter" 6 months lataer I got a Heritage brochure and that's it. I heard LASAR is just one guy who sometimes goes 6 months with out checking his e-mail. Isn't Heritage a great guitar? I've got the 555 and love it. good luck, Jim

TOKAI Guitars

Does anyone know where I can get any info on the "Breezysound" Telecaster copy, and the Les Paul copy please? I've got two different breezysound guitars which are superb, a 50's copy and a 60's copy, they sound totally different and the yone control is better than USA standard Teles - I'm trying to find a Les Paul copy to try and possibly buy.

Re: TOKAI Guitars

: Does anyone know where I can get any info on the "Breezysound" Telecaster copy, and the Les Paul copy please? I've got two different breezysound guitars which are superb, a 50's copy and a 60's copy, they sound totally different and the yone control is better than USA standard Teles - I'm trying to find a Les Paul copy to try and possibly buy.

Speak of the Devil! I just bought a brand-spanking new Tokai copy of a Les Paul '59 Flame Top today!!(the pickups sound unbelievably like old PAFs).
They're actually back in business (until of course the next round of lawsuits from Fender and Gibson.) I bought mine (in Canada) at "MacAulay's Music Mart" (in Cambridge, Ontario,..near Kitchener).
Pete's store # is (519) 653-5060.
At the moment he's got a goldtop w. P90s,...a cherry-burst w. humbuckers, and a sweet sweet Les Paul Special in "TV" yellow w. P90s. Several other Tokai LPs,...I stopped looking after the Flame-top became the object of my lust.

Re: TOKAI Guitars

2 things,

1) is there a website for McCauleys? anyone know of stores in the US that carry Tokai?

2) I have just setup a website to collect as much info on Tokai's as possible - The Tokai Guitar Registry
http://www.cullenracing.com/tokai

Thanks

Re: TOKAI Guitars

: : Does anyone know where I can get any info on the "Breezysound" Telecaster copy, and the Les Paul copy please? I've got two different breezysound guitars which are superb, a 50's copy and a 60's copy, they sound totally different and the yone control is better than USA standard Teles - I'm trying to find a Les Paul copy to try and possibly buy.

: Speak of the Devil! I just bought a brand-spanking new Tokai copy of a Les Paul '59 Flame Top today!!(the pickups sound unbelievably like old PAFs).
: They're actually back in business (until of course the next round of lawsuits from Fender and Gibson.) I bought mine (in Canada) at "MacAulay's Music Mart" (in Cambridge, Ontario,..near Kitchener).
: Pete's store # is (519) 653-5060.
: At the moment he's got a goldtop w. P90s,...a cherry-burst w. humbuckers, and a sweet sweet Les Paul Special in "TV" yellow w. P90s. Several other Tokai LPs,...I stopped looking after the Flame-top became the object of my lust.

I envy you. I owned a Tokai Love Rock LP and despite playing genuine Gibson's for years I can honestly say that it was the best guitar I have ever played. Unfortunately someone else thought it also looked pretty neat and decided to take it home from the back of the tour van one night. It's good to hear they're back out there again.

Re: TOKAI Guitars

: Does anyone know where I can get any info on the "Breezysound" Telecaster copy, and the Les Paul copy please? I've got two different breezysound guitars which are superb, a 50's copy and a 60's copy, they sound totally different and the yone control is better than USA standard Teles - I'm trying to find a Les Paul copy to try and possibly buy.

Re: TOKAI Guitars

: : Does anyone know where I can get any info on the "Breezysound" Telecaster copy, and the Les Paul copy please? I've got two different breezysound guitars which are superb, a 50's copy and a 60's copy, they sound totally different and the yone control is better than USA standard Teles - I'm trying to find a Les Paul copy to try and possibly buy.

Tokai made quite a few variations of teles. Some were stock Fender knock-offs, others customized creations. I don't think that you can find any one source for history. I just recently found a "breezysound" tele that has a rosewood fretboard, bound body with a (curly maple?) laminated top, and six-position bridge. A bit beat up, but quite the player. I would guess that Tokai made just about all of the major Tele models at some point. All Parts guitars is now the US distributor.

Need info on the music scene in New Orleans.

I`m considering relocating 2 New Orleans and I would
appreciate any info on the music scene there.__Thanx

Do you Play a Les Paul Guitar?

Do you Play a Les Paul Guitar?

This popular thread has been given its own page : Do you Play a Les Paul Guitar?

Barney Kessel Great Jazz Guitarists, Do you know who he is?

Barney Kessel was one of the Pioneers of Modern Jazz. In the 50s he had some Top Selling Jazz Guitar Albums. Barney Kessel was winner of many Jazz Polls in the 50s. He was a studio Guitarist and Played on many hit Pop Recordings in the 50s.

I have a Barney Kessel Web Page that Gets an incredible amount of hits. The Great Guitar Player is Still well known and Popular.

Barney Kessel Laid the Foundation for Modern Jazz, at least to some degree. He helped Jazz to evolve with his many great recordings. The Chords and Chord Progressions of Barney Kessel Took Jazz to new Ground.

Have you ever heard any Barney Kessel Jazz Guitar Recordings?
Do you own any Barney Kessel CDs?

When I worked in a Collectible Jazz Record Shop Barney Kessel was the most sold of all the Great Be Bop Jazz Guitarists, and one of the Top Sellers in Collectible Jazz Recordings. The original Vinyl Recordings of Barney Kessel were priced as high as $400.00. Most likely his Collectible Vinyl is selling much higher at this time. In my Opinion the Very Best Barney Kessel Recordings can be found on the original Vinyl Recordings. I had the "To Swing or Not To Swing" Album and considered it Barney Kessel's best Recording. When I sold this recording in 1985 it was worth $300.00. The Collectible Jazz Dealers cannot keep a Barney Kessel Original Album for very long.

There are many Barney Kessel CDs that you can purchase from the Online CD Retailers.

Robert Lee Johnson
The Guitar Man

www.mp3.com/theguitarman

Re: Barney Kessel Great Jazz Guitarists, Do you know who he is?

Yea, I know who he is! Your quite right he's awesome.
Get some of the "Legends of Jazz Guitar" videos from
http://www.vestapol.com/nfcontents.htm
if you like his music and Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd, Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino,
Joe Pass, and Jim Hall. No I don't work for vestapol but they are good tapes.

Newton

: Barney Kessel was one of the Pioneers of Modern Jazz. In the 50s he had some Top Selling Jazz Guitar Albums. Barney Kessel was winner of many Jazz Polls in the 50s. He was a studio Guitarist and Played on many hit Pop Recordings in the 50s.

: I have a Barney Kessel Web Page that Gets an incredible amount of hits. The Great Guitar Player is Still well known and Popular.

: Barney Kessel Laid the Foundation for Modern Jazz, at least to some degree. He helped Jazz to evolve with his many great recordings. The Chords and Chord Progressions of Barney Kessel Took Jazz to new Ground.

: Have you ever heard any Barney Kessel Jazz Guitar Recordings?
: Do you own any Barney Kessel CDs?

: When I worked in a Collectible Jazz Record Shop Barney Kessel was the most sold of all the Great Be Bop Jazz Guitarists, and one of the Top Sellers in Collectible Jazz Recordings. The original Vinyl Recordings of Barney Kessel were priced as high as $400.00. Most likely his Collectible Vinyl is selling much higher at this time. In my Opinion the Very Best Barney Kessel Recordings can be found on the original Vinyl Recordings. I had the "To Swing or Not To Swing" Album and considered it Barney Kessel's best Recording. When I sold this recording in 1985 it was worth $300.00. The Collectible Jazz Dealers cannot keep a Barney Kessel Original Album for very long.

: There are many Barney Kessel CDs that you can purchase from the Online CD Retailers.

: Robert Lee Johnson
: The Guitar Man

: www.mp3.com/theguitarman

MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think?

Sharing music is the latest craze since MP3. Do you feel that any sharing of music files is a violation of copyright laws?

Does the Napster software infringe on artists, labels and publishers copyrights?

The RIAA has accused Napster of not only facilitating, but encouraging the unlawful exchange of copyrighted music. Do you agree?

Metallica & Dr. Dre have joined the RIAA in filling suits against Napster. Should independent artists be concerned with the popularity of music sharing sites?

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think?

: Sharing music is the latest craze since MP3. Do you feel that any sharing of music files is a violation of copyright laws?

: Does the Napster software infringe on artists, labels and publishers copyrights?

: The RIAA has accused Napster of not only facilitating, but encouraging the unlawful exchange of copyrighted music. Do you agree?

: Metallica & Dr. Dre have joined the RIAA in filling suits against Napster. Should independent artists be concerned with the popularity of music sharing sites?

I am listen to a Napster song as I'm writing these comments. I like napster, they have no case against them, it likes if somebody loaned me a book, after they read it. I think the artists deserve money, but not $20 for a CD. Why don't they charge like $6 for a CD, and they charge $0.25 for a song at a MP3 site. I sit in the middle I guess. I am a consumer, but I'm also an Artist. If I came out with an hit, would I want people listening for free? Hmm, this is a tough one.

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think?

: I am listen to a Napster song as I'm writing these comments. I like napster, they have no case against them, it likes if somebody loaned me a book, after they read it. I think the artists deserve money, but not $20 for a CD. Why don't they charge like $6 for a CD, and they charge $0.25 for a song at a MP3 site. I sit in the middle I guess. I am a consumer, but I'm also an Artist. If I came out with an hit, would I want people listening for free? Hmm, this is a tough one.

Noi5e said:
Are you crazy? $6? I don't have the exact figures at my fingertips but I think you will find that the actual royalties paid out to the artist for one CD is mere nickles. The rest of the $18 or so actually goes to production costs and advertising. Not the artist.
Noi5e.

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think?

i think it sucks. the vast majority of people don't pay for mp3's anyway. something needs to be done about it. musicians NEED money. they get most of it from cd sales, not live gigs n stuff. other people get payed for what they do, so why should'nt we?

and i think if you like a song, u buy it. if one cd shop lowered their prices then most would shop there. but no one will cause all these outlets are prolly in cahoots. and that sucks.

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think?

: Sharing music is the latest craze since MP3. Do you feel that any sharing of music files is a violation of copyright laws?

: Does the Napster software infringe on artists, labels and publishers copyrights?

: The RIAA has accused Napster of not only facilitating, but encouraging the unlawful exchange of copyrighted music. Do you agree?

: Metallica & Dr. Dre have joined the RIAA in filling suits against Napster. Should independent artists be concerned with the popularity of music sharing sites?

I went to Napster and found many obscure recordings you cannot find in CD Shops, or they are very difficult to find. I downloaded some Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed songs, most of which I had bought on Vinyl, but no longer have the vinyl. But I got some Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed I had not purchased on Vinyl.

This getting some great music by Chet and Jerry Rekindled my interest in having CDs by the two great Guitarist. So I purchased two Chet Atkins CDs and a CD by Speedy West and Jimmie Bryant, the first commercial CDs I have bought in the last 7 years. Napster acted as a kind of Sampler Site. It sparked my interest in my favorite Guitar Players once more and so I purchased three CDs and am going to purchase the Jerry Reed CD "Pickin." And I may purchase some Les Paul CDs.

MP3 files are nice, but they are not the same as having a CD by your favorite Guitar Player. MP3 music does not have the Excellent Fidelity of the CD, it's close, but not quite there. And There is a kind of personal value in owning the CD with the Art Work, and it's something you can touch and see, it is real, not just a computer file.

I think Napster is the greatest CD salesman to come along since radio. If you will notice the largest selling CDs have songs on Napster. I would bet that many Metalica CDs have been sold because music lovers got Metalica downloads from Napster.

If the RIAA closes down Napster, it will be cutting the throat of the Music Writers, the Musical Artists who make CDs, and the Music Publishers. It will be cutting their throat financial wise for Napster is the Greatest recorded music salesman since radio started playing Recorded Music.

Napster is not a Data Base of every song that has been recorded. It is a kind of sample site where a person can find samples and if they like the music, really like it, they will buy the CD. If they don't like the music, they will not buy the CD.

Napster and MP3 COM are creating a great interest in Recorded music which Generates CD and Musical Instrument Sales. How nice it would be to have broadband and listen to the CDs I have purchased on the MyMp3 COM program. But I just have a 56K modem and so the listen from the internet is in lo fi not hi fi, and I can hardly stand lo fi internet listening.

I had not played my Guitar much in a few years when I first got the internet. Then I started recording my Guitar and emailing my Guitar songs to people. They liked the songs. This did a lot for me and made me play my Guitar more. Then I went on MP3 com and had some big time downloads of my songs and for the first time in my life I made money from the songs I wrote and recorded, quite a bit of money. And It is gratifying to know that your Guitar music is being listened to by people all over the world on MP3 Com.

Then I went to Napster and that sparked my interest in commercially recorded music by my favorite Guitar Players and so now I'm buying CDs, Buying too many CDs, I must get control of my desire to buy the CDs of the Great Guitar Players.

Napster is a CD Salesman, the best there is for those who surf the internet. If you play Guitar and go to Napster you are going to end up buying many CDs of the Guitar Players you download from Napster, if you are anywhere near normal.

I'll tell you one thing, If I had made it big in the Recording Music Business and someone put my recorded songs up for download on Napster I would be happy as I could be for I would know that my music is loved and the person who put my songs up wanted the world to hear my music. That is what really happens on Napster, people love the songs they put up for download and want the world to hear the great songs. To have someone put up a Song on Napster for download is a supreme compliment to a musician. It is also a way to get your songs heard and purchased when maybe people had forgotten that you exist, after your CD sales have gone down, your day in the Sun is gone.

While Santana's "Supernatural" CD was selling 3 million Copies, you could download every song from the CD from the Napster Web Site. So did people download the songs on the "Supernatural" CD from napster instead of purchasing the CD? A definite NO. If anything the Downloads from Napster caused the Santana Fans to go out and purchase the CD. How many CDs ever sell 3 million Copies, not Many.

A poll on the Billboard Web Site revealed that over 64 percent of those who voted on whether Metalica was right in Suing Napster said "NO" they were not right, that Metalica Suing Napster was the same as Metalica suing it's Fans who purchase the CDs made by Metalica. No doubt this suing Napster by Metalica is going to prevent many Metalica CD sales by Fans who are angry over the law suit.

Hey guess what, because of MP3 music, and it making me want to play my Guitar again, I have purchased a new Guitar, so MP3 benefited Musical instruments sales as well as the CD sales. And I purchased a new audio mixer, and a magnetic pickup for my Acoustic Guitar.

The short sited, UN-perceptive RIAA People, and the Music Artists who are against Napster and MP3 Com are trying to cut their own throats, financial wise. And if they should succeed in closing down Napster and the MyMP3 com portion of MP3 COM, they will have taken millions of dollars out of their own pockets in CD sales.

Musicians want to be heard, they love this almost as much as playing their Guitars. Napster and MP3 Com are getting musicians heard. Both are incredible promotional web sites for Musicians. I hope that the Judges that hear these cases are not as UN-perceptive as the RIAA and the Artists who are suing both Napster and MP3 COM for the Artists, the Music Publishers, and the Recording Companies, and the Music Lovers of the world will come out the loser if these web sites are closed down.

Robert Lee Johnson
The Guitar Man

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think?

You cannot own music: : Sharing music is the latest craze since MP3. Do you feel that any sharing of music files is a violation of copyright laws?

: : Does the Napster software infringe on artists, labels and publishers copyrights?

: : The RIAA has accused Napster of not only facilitating, but encouraging the unlawful exchange of copyrighted music. Do you agree?

: : Metallica & Dr. Dre have joined the RIAA in filling suits against Napster. Should independent artists be concerned with the popularity of music sharing sites?

: I went to Napster and found many obscure recordings you cannot find in CD Shops, or they are very difficult to find. I downloaded some Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed songs, most of which I had bought on Vinyl, but no longer have the vinyl. But I got some Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed I had not purchased on Vinyl.

: This getting some great music by Chet and Jerry Rekindled my interest in having CDs by the two great Guitarist. So I purchased two Chet Atkins CDs and a CD by Speedy West and Jimmie Bryant, the first commercial CDs I have bought in the last 7 years. Napster acted as a kind of Sampler Site. It sparked my interest in my favorite Guitar Players once more and so I purchased three CDs and am going to purchase the Jerry Reed CD "Pickin." And I may purchase some Les Paul CDs.

: MP3 files are nice, but they are not the same as having a CD by your favorite Guitar Player. MP3 music does not have the Excellent Fidelity of the CD, it's close, but not quite there. And There is a kind of personal value in owning the CD with the Art Work, and it's something you can touch and see, it is real, not just a computer file.

: I think Napster is the greatest CD salesman to come along since radio. If you will notice the largest selling CDs have songs on Napster. I would bet that many Metalica CDs have been sold because music lovers got Metalica downloads from Napster.

: If the RIAA closes down Napster, it will be cutting the throat of the Music Writers, the Musical Artists who make CDs, and the Music Publishers. It will be cutting their throat financial wise for Napster is the Greatest recorded music salesman since radio started playing Recorded Music.

: Napster is not a Data Base of every song that has been recorded. It is a kind of sample site where a person can find samples and if they like the music, really like it, they will buy the CD. If they don't like the music, they will not buy the CD.

: Napster and MP3 COM are creating a great interest in Recorded music which Generates CD and Musical Instrument Sales. How nice it would be to have broadband and listen to the CDs I have purchased on the MyMp3 COM program. But I just have a 56K modem and so the listen from the internet is in lo fi not hi fi, and I can hardly stand lo fi internet listening.

: I had not played my Guitar much in a few years when I first got the internet. Then I started recording my Guitar and emailing my Guitar songs to people. They liked the songs. This did a lot for me and made me play my Guitar more. Then I went on MP3 com and had some big time downloads of my songs and for the first time in my life I made money from the songs I wrote and recorded, quite a bit of money. And It is gratifying to know that your Guitar music is being listened to by people all over the world on MP3 Com.

: Then I went to Napster and that sparked my interest in commercially recorded music by my favorite Guitar Players and so now I'm buying CDs, Buying too many CDs, I must get control of my desire to buy the CDs of the Great Guitar Players.

: Napster is a CD Salesman, the best there is for those who surf the internet. If you play Guitar and go to Napster you are going to end up buying many CDs of the Guitar Players you download from Napster, if you are anywhere near normal.

: I'll tell you one thing, If I had made it big in the Recording Music Business and someone put my recorded songs up for download on Napster I would be happy as I could be for I would know that my music is loved and the person who put my songs up wanted the world to hear my music. That is what really happens on Napster, people love the songs they put up for download and want the world to hear the great songs. To have someone put up a Song on Napster for download is a supreme compliment to a musician. It is also a way to get your songs heard and purchased when maybe people had forgotten that you exist, after your CD sales have gone down, your day in the Sun is gone.

: While Santana's "Supernatural" CD was selling 3 million Copies, you could download every song from the CD from the Napster Web Site. So did people download the songs on the "Supernatural" CD from napster instead of purchasing the CD? A definite NO. If anything the Downloads from Napster caused the Santana Fans to go out and purchase the CD. How many CDs ever sell 3 million Copies, not Many.

: A poll on the Billboard Web Site revealed that over 64 percent of those who voted on whether Metalica was right in Suing Napster said "NO" they were not right, that Metalica Suing Napster was the same as Metalica suing it's Fans who purchase the CDs made by Metalica. No doubt this suing Napster by Metalica is going to prevent many Metalica CD sales by Fans who are angry over the law suit.

: Hey guess what, because of MP3 music, and it making me want to play my Guitar again, I have purchased a new Guitar, so MP3 benefited Musical instruments sales as well as the CD sales. And I purchased a new audio mixer, and a magnetic pickup for my Acoustic Guitar.

: The short sited, UN-perceptive RIAA People, and the Music Artists who are against Napster and MP3 Com are trying to cut their own throats, financial wise. And if they should succeed in closing down Napster and the MyMP3 com portion of MP3 COM, they will have taken millions of dollars out of their own pockets in CD sales.

: Musicians want to be heard, they love this almost as much as playing their Guitars. Napster and MP3 Com are getting musicians heard. Both are incredible promotional web sites for Musicians. I hope that the Judges that hear these cases are not as UN-perceptive as the RIAA and the Artists who are suing both Napster and MP3 COM for the Artists, the Music Publishers, and the Recording Companies, and the Music Lovers of the world will come out the loser if these web sites are closed down.

:
: Robert Lee Johnson
: The Guitar Man

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think?

The concept it great, and it could be made into what most people want, which is a place of sharing, innovation, and growth. how it could actually work. hmmm I see it working great. amazing really.
my personal vision:
I see a service that that would fuel innovation, and imagination, and be used for recreation, learning, communication, and is based on honesty and fairness; generating commerce and new business between individuals and companies that would never have had a chance to meet,
I see a lot of free art, music, and information from people who are artists and scientists, who freely share and interact with professinoals, amatures, and fans, alike, and who have respect, and don't dis someone for not understanding, and they are here to learn as much as anyone else, because this is something new, and maybe because it is something they probably only dreamed might have existed but never expected. and as ideas flow, and we all work and play together, exciting projects manifest, and we all celebrate each success, as well as each step towards realization, and looking at the actual service itself, I see a range of other services that are attached directly or indirectly, some of which require us to pay for, and others free, and there are so many options for the people creating and offering the services to showcase these inventions and tie them into each others inventions in meaningful ways, that they are inspired to new levels or creativity and they're mutual efforts are unparelleled in the history of collaborative invention, and I see the users of the services mix and match and create very unique and personal interfaces, with childlike ease,and these interfaces make the service something they not only can use, but because of the innovation and constant growth, it becomes something they will use. a living growing extension of themselves and their dreams , and its all flowing and it all makes sense, and the interface part of the system becomes a thing to marvel at, and a source of ideas for many other industries, who instead of capitalizing on the innovation and using their massive power to twist laws and steal the ideas and make profits unjustly, they approach with respect, and ask to participate, and invest without, without asking for firm commitments, or that they have a final say on some specific aspects of how this works, they do it because they believe in it, and they want to be part of this and reap the rewards that are more than just monetary, but they do offer advice and sponsership to other individuals and smaller companies, and they bring in new ideas to collaborate on, and for people that do this, and live for this, and love creating and selling, this makes a lot of sense. and there are conduits and alliances to manufacturing and selling products that society really needs in large quantity,and there is no mad rush to beat each other to the market and then bash each other to pieces out of fear that the other guy will bury you if you give him an edge, if it takes a bit more time to do it right, do it right, or if takes more time to do a different version take the time, and because we are all fair and expect the same from other groups and industries that work together, the work we do and the experieces we share create a much better level of quality and there are much needed innovations that hae transformed our lives, we still believe in competition and lots of hard work, and maybe we compete more than ever because we feel like its fair and we aren't working hard to be taken advantage of, so there are new standards between companies and individuals who compete in a fair and open society, and the old ways fade away because we see they are not effective, and create mostly waste by comparison,
I see this, and its funny and much to the disbelief of many who were railing against the corporate whores and tyranny of big business ( all of us) only a very short time before, because we have all grown into a global interdependant community, that use this technology to reach each and experience each other, and we don't fear the technology nor do we try to dominate by it , so corporations are allies, and a condiut to and from various points where innovation as well as markets intersect via this service, They work here, and we work there, and vice versa, and though we may be everywhere, we have no fear anywhere, because its not about that anymore. and when people outside of a group or organization collabarate on a project, and have made it known that their efforts are not donated, and that they need to paid, they don't have to worry about spending months or years on something and expecting a return on their investment in time and or money,and they don't have to fight for whats fair, in fact, it's no longer something they even think about, heh, but knowing the persons needs, and the value of his work,and of the product, and all the specif ways things will breakdown and add up in the manufacturing and life cycle of this product, someone from the company who's job it is to know all these things, and insure they are handled correctly, puts it together on paper, has it signed, and brings it back and hands it to the person whom has requested they be paid, along with an advance on the profits, and a thankyou card, and this is happening everywhere, just as it did in the days when a man looked another man in the eye and they agreed ona price and it was paid, and with each and every step forward we gain trust and ideas flow even more, as people don't waste time and energy protecting themselves against each other, and watching their backs like mad beasts and cannibals,and this change alone is changing the way business is being done globably. and all the while this is happening, there are new places to go and study,virutal worlds to experience, films and animated movies and hybrid experiements in entertainment being explored, some championed by private individuals for whom this type of collaboration and access are the only way they would ever have had a chance to even try their ideas, and now they have addiontal help and resources, and they they get to share their visions with others, and the film industry has invested very much into this, and all the people from the various parts of that industry are here working together, learning, meeting people, sharing ideas, and everyone is profiting from this on every level, and we are exposed to, and in experiments that we'd never have been included in, and our sense of being connected is stronger, and our support and respect and love for each other is reflected in every country, and our governments are working together and sharing resources, and removing restrictions, and disarming, as they move us towards new international laws that negate the need for so much posturing and protection, and seem to just evolve naturally from this new understanding of our interdependance. and we have musicians from different countries playing together for the first time and discovering that they have hit upon something magical, and this experience alone is worth so much to them, and there are interesting experiments where classical musicians improvise through instruments and devises that connect to their instrument but offer many ways to change and manipulate the traditinal range of sounds, and they in turn have now opened a door to another place, and are coming back with ideas and innovations of their own, and there are mysterious musical ecxhanges between strangers, who play in ways and employ musical languages we've not heard before,and they record this and give it a name, and request that it be marked as free product and remain so for all time,

and these are some of what I can see, and its very exciting, but what I dont see,is contempt for law, and disregard for human rights, and all the types or treachery and malicious misuse of technology that the people who originally proposed this concept told us we would be doing our part to evolve away from, and so I say to them, if you were pretending, be prepared to deal with people who aren't, and who aren't going to settle for anything less than what was promised.

: : : Does the Napster software infringe on artists, labels and publishers copyrights?

: : : The RIAA has accused Napster of not only facilitating, but encouraging the unlawful exchange of copyrighted music. Do you agree?

: : : Metallica & Dr. Dre have joined the RIAA in filling suits against Napster. Should independent artists be concerned with the popularity of music sharing sites?

: : I went to Napster and found many obscure recordings you cannot find in CD Shops, or they are very difficult to find. I downloaded some Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed songs, most of which I had bought on Vinyl, but no longer have the vinyl. But I got some Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed I had not purchased on Vinyl.

: : This getting some great music by Chet and Jerry Rekindled my interest in having CDs by the two great Guitarist. So I purchased two Chet Atkins CDs and a CD by Speedy West and Jimmie Bryant, the first commercial CDs I have bought in the last 7 years. Napster acted as a kind of Sampler Site. It sparked my interest in my favorite Guitar Players once more and so I purchased three CDs and am going to purchase the Jerry Reed CD "Pickin." And I may purchase some Les Paul CDs.

: : MP3 files are nice, but they are not the same as having a CD by your favorite Guitar Player. MP3 music does not have the Excellent Fidelity of the CD, it's close, but not quite there. And There is a kind of personal value in owning the CD with the Art Work, and it's something you can touch and see, it is real, not just a computer file.

: : I think Napster is the greatest CD salesman to come along since radio. If you will notice the largest selling CDs have songs on Napster. I would bet that many Metalica CDs have been sold because music lovers got Metalica downloads from Napster.

: : If the RIAA closes down Napster, it will be cutting the throat of the Music Writers, the Musical Artists who make CDs, and the Music Publishers. It will be cutting their throat financial wise for Napster is the Greatest recorded music salesman since radio started playing Recorded Music.

: : Napster is not a Data Base of every song that has been recorded. It is a kind of sample site where a person can find samples and if they like the music, really like it, they will buy the CD. If they don't like the music, they will not buy the CD.

: : Napster and MP3 COM are creating a great interest in Recorded music which Generates CD and Musical Instrument Sales. How nice it would be to have broadband and listen to the CDs I have purchased on the MyMp3 COM program. But I just have a 56K modem and so the listen from the internet is in lo fi not hi fi, and I can hardly stand lo fi internet listening.

: : I had not played my Guitar much in a few years when I first got the internet. Then I started recording my Guitar and emailing my Guitar songs to people. They liked the songs. This did a lot for me and made me play my Guitar more. Then I went on MP3 com and had some big time downloads of my songs and for the first time in my life I made money from the songs I wrote and recorded, quite a bit of money. And It is gratifying to know that your Guitar music is being listened to by people all over the world on MP3 Com.

: : Then I went to Napster and that sparked my interest in commercially recorded music by my favorite Guitar Players and so now I'm buying CDs, Buying too many CDs, I must get control of my desire to buy the CDs of the Great Guitar Players.

: : Napster is a CD Salesman, the best there is for those who surf the internet. If you play Guitar and go to Napster you are going to end up buying many CDs of the Guitar Players you download from Napster, if you are anywhere near normal.

: : I'll tell you one thing, If I had made it big in the Recording Music Business and someone put my recorded songs up for download on Napster I would be happy as I could be for I would know that my music is loved and the person who put my songs up wanted the world to hear my music. That is what really happens on Napster, people love the songs they put up for download and want the world to hear the great songs. To have someone put up a Song on Napster for download is a supreme compliment to a musician. It is also a way to get your songs heard and purchased when maybe people had forgotten that you exist, after your CD sales have gone down, your day in the Sun is gone.

: : While Santana's "Supernatural" CD was selling 3 million Copies, you could download every song from the CD from the Napster Web Site. So did people download the songs on the "Supernatural" CD from napster instead of purchasing the CD? A definite NO. If anything the Downloads from Napster caused the Santana Fans to go out and purchase the CD. How many CDs ever sell 3 million Copies, not Many.

: : A poll on the Billboard Web Site revealed that over 64 percent of those who voted on whether Metalica was right in Suing Napster said "NO" they were not right, that Metalica Suing Napster was the same as Metalica suing it's Fans who purchase the CDs made by Metalica. No doubt this suing Napster by Metalica is going to prevent many Metalica CD sales by Fans who are angry over the law suit.

: : Hey guess what, because of MP3 music, and it making me want to play my Guitar again, I have purchased a new Guitar, so MP3 benefited Musical instruments sales as well as the CD sales. And I purchased a new audio mixer, and a magnetic pickup for my Acoustic Guitar.

: : The short sited, UN-perceptive RIAA People, and the Music Artists who are against Napster and MP3 Com are trying to cut their own throats, financial wise. And if they should succeed in closing down Napster and the MyMP3 com portion of MP3 COM, they will have taken millions of dollars out of their own pockets in CD sales.

: : Musicians want to be heard, they love this almost as much as playing their Guitars. Napster and MP3 Com are getting musicians heard. Both are incredible promotional web sites for Musicians. I hope that the Judges that hear these cases are not as UN-perceptive as the RIAA and the Artists who are suing both Napster and MP3 COM for the Artists, the Music Publishers, and the Recording Companies, and the Music Lovers of the world will come out the loser if these web sites are closed down.

: :
: : Robert Lee Johnson
: : The Guitar Man

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think?

The concept it great, and it could be made into what most people want, which is a place of sharing, innovation, and growth. how it could actually work. hmmm I see it working great. amazing really.
my personal vision:
I see a service that would fuel innovation, and imagination, and be used for recreation, learning, communication, and is based on honesty and fairness; generating commerce, and new business between individuals and companies that would never have had a chance to meet,
I see a lot of free art, music, and information from people who are artists and scientists, and who freely share and interact with professionals, amatueres, and fans, alike, and who have respect, and don't dis someone for not understanding, and they are here to learn as much as anyone else; because this is something new, and also because maybe this is something they only dreamed might have existed, but never expected. and as ideas flow, and all work and play together, exciting projects manifest, and we all celebrate each success as well as each step towards self-realization,

and looking at the actual service itself, I see a range of other services that are attached directly or indirectly, some of which require us to pay, and others free, and there are so many options for the people creating and offering the services to showcase these inventions and tie them into each others inventions in meaningful ways, that their mutual efforts create a new paradym in the history of collaborative invention, and I see the users of the services mix and match and create very unique and personal interfaces,and do so with childlike ease,and these interfaces make the service something they not only can use, but because of the innovation and constant growth, it becomes something they will use and help to define, and it becomes a living growing extension of themselves and their dreams.

and its all flowing and it all makes sense, and the interface part of the system becomes a thing to marvel at, and a source of ideas for many other industries, who, instead of capitalizing on the innovation and using their massive power to twist laws and steal the ideas fir unfust profit, approach with respect, and ask to participate, and invest without asking for firm commitments, or a final say on some specific aspects of how this works, they do it because they believe in it, and they want to be part of it, and reap rewards beyond the monetary, and they do offer advice and sponsership to other individuals and smaller companies, and they bring in new ideas to collaborate on, and for people that do this, and live for this, and love creating and selling, this makes a lot of sense. and so they are conduits to other needed ideas as much as any indivdual, and help in manufacturing and selling the products that society really needs in large quantity, and there is no mad rush to beat each other to the market and then bash each other to pieces out of fear that the other guy will bury you if you give him an edge, if it takes a bit more time to do it right, do it right, or if takes more time to do a different version, take the time, and because we are all fair and expect the same from other groups and industries that work together, the work we do and the experieces we share create a much better level of quality and there are much needed innovations that have transformed our lives, and we still believe in competition and lots of hard work, and maybe we compete even more than ever, because we feel like its fair and we aren't working hard to be taken advantage of, so there are these new standards between companies and individuals who compete in a fair and open society, and the old ways and concepts of what power is and was, fade away, because we see they are not effective, and create mostly waste by comparison,
I see this, and its funny and much to the disbelief of many who were railing against the "corporate whores" and tyranny of big business ( all of us) only a very short time before, because we have all grown into a global interdependant community,and are all corporate, yet individual, and we use this technology to reach each other and experience each other, and we don't fear technology nor do we try to dominate by it , so we are allies, and condiuts to and from various points where innovation and markets intersect via this service, They work here, and we work there, and vice versa, and though we may be everywhere, we have no fear anywhere, because its not about that anymore. and when people outside of a group or organization who are new collabarate on a project, and have made it known that their efforts are not donated, (because they need to live) and that they need to paid, they don't have to worry about spending months or years on something and expecting a return on their investment in time and or money,and they don't have to fight for whats fair, in fact, it's no longer something they even think about,that much, but knowing a persons needs, and the value of his work,and of the product, and all the specif ways things will breakdown and add up in the manufacturing and life cycle of this product, someone from the company who's product this will be, who's job it is to know all these things, and insure they are handled correctly, puts it together on paper, has it signed, and brings it back and hands it to the person whom has requested to be paid, along with an advance on the profits, and a thankyou card, and this is happening everywhere, just as it did in the days when a man looked another man in the eye and they agreed ona price and when it was done, be it six months or six years, it was handled, and with each and every step forward we gain trust and ideas flow even more, because people don't waste time and energy protecting themselves against each other, and watching their backs like mad beasts and cannibals, and this change alone is changing the way business is being done globably. and all the while this is happening, there are new places to go and study,virutal worlds to experience, films and animated movies and hybrid experiements in entertainment being explored and sponsered by the film industry who have invested very much into this, and all the people from the various parts of that industry are here working together, learning, meeting people, sharing ideas, and we are exposed to, and by experiments that we'd never have been included in, and our sense of being connected is stronger, and our support and respect and love for each other is reflected in every country, as our governments are working together and sharing resources, and removing restrictions, and disarming, while at the same time, making agreements towards new international projects that will improve the the world in much needed wasy. Lots of dialog about restoration, and multiculturalism, developing natural resources and new sources of energy,needs of peoples in various regions, nature, eductaion, sustainable growth, definitions of growth, sharing of wealth, freedom, and all things that are requisite in order to create the kind of world we all want to live in

and since this is where it started, yes there will be a lot of new music, musicians from different countries and cultures, some playing traditional musi on instruments thousands of years old, and others playing insruments they just finished creating, and plenty of experimentation and melding of spirits, and this experience alone is worth so much to them, and classical musicians will be introduced to classical instruments and devises that connect to their instrument but offer many ways to change and manipulate the traditinal range of sounds, and it will have opened a door to another place, they come back with ideas and innovations of their own, and I see mysterious musical ecxhanges between strangers, who play in ways and employ musical languages we've not heard before,and they record this and give it a name, and request that it be marked as free product and remain so for all time,

and these are a tiny fraction of what we can all see and experience for real, if we do what is right by each other, but what I dont see, is contempt for law, and disregard for human rights, and all the types or treachery and malicious misuse of technology that the people who originally proposed this concept told us we would be evolving away from, and so I say to them, if you were pretending, be prepared to deal with people who aren't, and who aren't going to settle for anything less than what was promised.

: : : Does the Napster software infringe on artists, labels and publishers copyrights?

: : : The RIAA has accused Napster of not only facilitating, but encouraging the unlawful exchange of copyrighted music. Do you agree?

: : : Metallica & Dr. Dre have joined the RIAA in filling suits against Napster. Should independent artists be concerned with the popularity of music sharing sites?

: : I went to Napster and found many obscure recordings you cannot find in CD Shops, or they are very difficult to find. I downloaded some Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed songs, most of which I had bought on Vinyl, but no longer have the vinyl. But I got some Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed I had not purchased on Vinyl.

: : This getting some great music by Chet and Jerry Rekindled my interest in having CDs by the two great Guitarist. So I purchased two Chet Atkins CDs and a CD by Speedy West and Jimmie Bryant, the first commercial CDs I have bought in the last 7 years. Napster acted as a kind of Sampler Site. It sparked my interest in my favorite Guitar Players once more and so I purchased three CDs and am going to purchase the Jerry Reed CD "Pickin." And I may purchase some Les Paul CDs.

: : MP3 files are nice, but they are not the same as having a CD by your favorite Guitar Player. MP3 music does not have the Excellent Fidelity of the CD, it's close, but not quite there. And There is a kind of personal value in owning the CD with the Art Work, and it's something you can touch and see, it is real, not just a computer file.

: : I think Napster is the greatest CD salesman to come along since radio. If you will notice the largest selling CDs have songs on Napster. I would bet that many Metalica CDs have been sold because music lovers got Metalica downloads from Napster.

: : If the RIAA closes down Napster, it will be cutting the throat of the Music Writers, the Musical Artists who make CDs, and the Music Publishers. It will be cutting their throat financial wise for Napster is the Greatest recorded music salesman since radio started playing Recorded Music.

: : Napster is not a Data Base of every song that has been recorded. It is a kind of sample site where a person can find samples and if they like the music, really like it, they will buy the CD. If they don't like the music, they will not buy the CD.

: : Napster and MP3 COM are creating a great interest in Recorded music which Generates CD and Musical Instrument Sales. How nice it would be to have broadband and listen to the CDs I have purchased on the MyMp3 COM program. But I just have a 56K modem and so the listen from the internet is in lo fi not hi fi, and I can hardly stand lo fi internet listening.

: : I had not played my Guitar much in a few years when I first got the internet. Then I started recording my Guitar and emailing my Guitar songs to people. They liked the songs. This did a lot for me and made me play my Guitar more. Then I went on MP3 com and had some big time downloads of my songs and for the first time in my life I made money from the songs I wrote and recorded, quite a bit of money. And It is gratifying to know that your Guitar music is being listened to by people all over the world on MP3 Com.

: : Then I went to Napster and that sparked my interest in commercially recorded music by my favorite Guitar Players and so now I'm buying CDs, Buying too many CDs, I must get control of my desire to buy the CDs of the Great Guitar Players.

: : Napster is a CD Salesman, the best there is for those who surf the internet. If you play Guitar and go to Napster you are going to end up buying many CDs of the Guitar Players you download from Napster, if you are anywhere near normal.

: : I'll tell you one thing, If I had made it big in the Recording Music Business and someone put my recorded songs up for download on Napster I would be happy as I could be for I would know that my music is loved and the person who put my songs up wanted the world to hear my music. That is what really happens on Napster, people love the songs they put up for download and want the world to hear the great songs. To have someone put up a Song on Napster for download is a supreme compliment to a musician. It is also a way to get your songs heard and purchased when maybe people had forgotten that you exist, after your CD sales have gone down, your day in the Sun is gone.

: : While Santana's "Supernatural" CD was selling 3 million Copies, you could download every song from the CD from the Napster Web Site. So did people download the songs on the "Supernatural" CD from napster instead of purchasing the CD? A definite NO. If anything the Downloads from Napster caused the Santana Fans to go out and purchase the CD. How many CDs ever sell 3 million Copies, not Many.

: : A poll on the Billboard Web Site revealed that over 64 percent of those who voted on whether Metalica was right in Suing Napster said "NO" they were not right, that Metalica Suing Napster was the same as Metalica suing it's Fans who purchase the CDs made by Metalica. No doubt this suing Napster by Metalica is going to prevent many Metalica CD sales by Fans who are angry over the law suit.

: : Hey guess what, because of MP3 music, and it making me want to play my Guitar again, I have purchased a new Guitar, so MP3 benefited Musical instruments sales as well as the CD sales. And I purchased a new audio mixer, and a magnetic pickup for my Acoustic Guitar.

: : The short sited, UN-perceptive RIAA People, and the Music Artists who are against Napster and MP3 Com are trying to cut their own throats, financial wise. And if they should succeed in closing down Napster and the MyMP3 com portion of MP3 COM, they will have taken millions of dollars out of their own pockets in CD sales.

: : Musicians want to be heard, they love this almost as much as playing their Guitars. Napster and MP3 Com are getting musicians heard. Both are incredible promotional web sites for Musicians. I hope that the Judges that hear these cases are not as UN-perceptive as the RIAA and the Artists who are suing both Napster and MP3 COM for the Artists, the Music Publishers, and the Recording Companies, and the Music Lovers of the world will come out the loser if these web sites are closed down.

: :
: : Robert Lee Johnson
: : The Guitar Man

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think?

I think NApster isn't bad at all . Sure it saves me money-but its not like artists get a whole lot of ching ching from their cd's that are sold. napster not only provides variety, but instead of buying a whole cd, just download one song. the purpose is realistic and important

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think?

: I think NApster isn't bad at all . Sure it saves me money-but its not like artists get a whole lot of ching ching from their cd's that are sold. napster not only provides variety, but instead of buying a whole cd, just download one song. the purpose is realistic and important

u suck ass
get a life bitch

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think?

Krista, stay away from him

: : I think NApster isn't bad at all . Sure it saves me money-but its not like artists get a whole lot of ching ching from their cd's that are sold. napster not only provides variety, but instead of buying a whole cd, just download one song. the purpose is realistic and important

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think? I think that MP3's are fine. They are like anything

: Sharing music is the latest craze since MP3. Do you feel that any sharing of music files is a violation of copyright laws?
Does recording a song of the radio. No
: Does the Napster software infringe on artists, labels and publishers copyrights?No only trhe people who abuse napster.

: The RIAA has accused Napster of not only facilitating, but encouraging the unlawful exchange of copyrighted music. Do you agree?

: Metallica & Dr. Dre have joined the RIAA in filling suits against Napster. Should independent artists be concerned with the popularity of music sharing sites?

I think that MP3's are fine. They are like anything else. Only bad if tehy are abused. I think the guys in Ketallica shoiuld quit wining. We made them millionaires. We do not owe them anything. They owe us, the fans. I feel as long as people are not downloading the mp3's annd selling them there isno problem. Do we sue the inventors of radio or tape recorders. Last time I checked it ws not illegal to record songs off the radio either.

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think? I think that MP3's are fine. They are like anything

When I was a kid in 1973, I copied all kinds of music. Still have some of those copies. It was called cassettes. In the meantime I have acquired over 400 records, 200 tapes, and 500 CD's.

The record companies have done mighty well by me. I daresay there was no more money in the till. So screw Metalickers and Doctor Hay. I call for a boycott of both artists and anyone who endorses their extortion of the consumer and the internet in general.

: : Sharing music is the latest craze since MP3. Do you feel that any sharing of music files is a violation of copyright laws?
: Does recording a song of the radio. No
: : Does the Napster software infringe on artists, labels and publishers copyrights?No only trhe people who abuse napster.

: : The RIAA has accused Napster of not only facilitating, but encouraging the unlawful exchange of copyrighted music. Do you agree?

: : Metallica & Dr. Dre have joined the RIAA in filling suits against Napster. Should independent artists be concerned with the popularity of music sharing sites?

: I think that MP3's are fine. They are like anything else. Only bad if tehy are abused. I think the guys in Ketallica shoiuld quit wining. We made them millionaires. We do not owe them anything. They owe us, the fans. I feel as long as people are not downloading the mp3's annd selling them there isno problem. Do we sue the inventors of radio or tape recorders. Last time I checked it ws not illegal to record songs off the radio either.

Re: MP3, Copyright, Napster - what do you think?

The reason metallica is sueing napster is becuase they had the song I Disappear out to millions of people before it was ever officially released. Also since the internet sales for bigger bands have been on the rise. If you've only got a few good songs out there then your band will pretty much get destroyed becuase noone will by your cd when they can just download the music right off of the internet. Mp3's are ILLEGAL unless you own the cd. Napster made it possible for millions of people to have a song not even released yet so there is no way anyone could have it legally yet which will kill record sales for metallica's new album. Metallica is a band who can afford to take the loss in sales which is why they have to be the ones to sue napster. anyone smaller couldn't take the loss and the band would go under. It was bound to happen sooner or later anyway. Napster is finally going to be taken off the web which it needs to be.

Beginner Bass

I tried to learn 6 string for years including instruction in college. I never got the hang of it. 6 months ago I discovered the bass and have much better luck. Now I am even start to here the notes beats and progressions. After a beginner video I started working on Light The Fire Again and after many many hours I can reproduce closely. I am looking for some good jams but don't want to be to challenged to quite that extent for the next ten or so. I am open to and welcome suggestion. Thanks
Billy Jack

flemingo chords.. Help

Can someone give me web site, where I can find chords for spanish flemingo style music. Thanks

Re: flemingo chords.. Help

First, it is "Flamenco", not flemingo, second, go to the wholenote guitar site and check out the free online
lessons, you will see a flamenco category, some of the things you see there will help, also you can hear some of my flamenco
playing online: http://www.mp3.com.jimgraham
Wholenote: http://www.wholenote.com
Jim Graham in Canada

: Can someone give me web site, where I can find chords for spanish flemingo style music. Thanks

Value & year of my Goya G-380.

I've got a Goya G-380 Jumbo steel string flat top, ebony black trimmed in pearl white, with inlay on the fret board, bridge, back, and inlayed "Goya" insignia. It looks similiar to the Gibson "Everly Brothers" model. Trying to learn when it was made & it's value. Any help?

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