[Grief] Cosey on bootlegs

Joseph Demko idoltaxi at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 18:19:32 PDT 2009

That's a pretty silly sentiment, honestly. Anyone that would have payed for
quality mp3s of the shows from the band is still going to, regardless of
what fan-recordings are or are not out there. God knows I downloaded
bootlegs and was still looking forward to being able to own the shows via
their intended distrobution method in a more desirable and polished quality.
I was so stoked after seeing TG live for the first time, who would blame me
for wanting to be able to hear it again? And because these bootlegs were
distributed via the internet, it's not as though someone else was making
money off their work.

Feels like a hard-core copout to me. I do hope they reconsider.

On 6/20/09, Angus Spottiswoode <swindonbakery at gmail.com> wrote:
> "We were going to do downloads of all the gigs when we got back [from
> America] but so many bootlegs got out that we’re re-thinking it. It’s
> unavoidable but it doesn’t make it right. If you want music to be out there,
> someone has to pay for it to continue and I do wish people would suddenly
> have that revelation. We’re not asking people to pay a fortune because they
> are done at a budget price – we’ve always done that.
> It is a horrible feeling that suddenly your work is worthless. You think “I
> spent a year making this and it’s worth nothing.” That's my heart and soul,
> not something I’ve just knocked together in the shed."
> Just read this quote on the (excellent, great pics too) new interview with
> Cosey here:
> http://www.wheelmeout.com/issue4/1.php
> For what it's worth, I would like to say that, personally, I would happily
> pay a budget price for official downloads of the shows to support the band
> and because the sound would be mixed really well.
> And I wonder if anyone else feels the same, or is it just me?
> And if it isn't just me, I wonder if any of the people on this list who
> speak to the band could pass on this sentiment?
> It's dismaying to hear her saying that the work suddenly feels worthless.
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