I have some Red Nichols and Al Jolson records I play on the Victrola from time to time. My father-in-law drove a Hudson till the body fell off the frame. The body putty could not hold everything together.
May the (mass times acceleration) be with you.
Loc: Petaluma, CA
And, by the way, all you Philistines who don't like the Beatles--suck a couple of lemons, would ya.
Hey yoyo, I just realized where I've seen that Calvin signature of yours. Ever seen Hard Days Night? You know the part where George is mugging for the camera with different expressions? Calvin is channeling George!
Loc: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
On second thought, getting the Beatles is a huge deal, brilliant.
But for the symbolic value, and that symbolic value has a lot of cachet towards any further plans, and actually towards further legitimizing digital music/media.
The Beatles are one of the killer bankable franchises, ( probably notoriously ) trepidatious about treading toxic digital waters ( Sorry, couldn't resist ). They're the most beloved musical franchise of the last fifty years. Their franchise is solid, stable, enduring. They wouldn't enter into something that would take that down.
This legitimizes digital music ( well, maybe only for the Apple way ). If it's good for the Beatles, it's good for everybody.
Pretty watershed moment, really.
And, if Apple does indeed catch a clue and build a streaming media service, this could help clear the way for licensing ( the big hangup ).
So, upon reflection, this is a huge deal, despite the irrelevance of the merits or not of their music - This wasn't about that. Well, maybe it was, but the fallout, intended or not, is huge.
Pretty big deal. Good at the end of the day, for Philistines and non-Philistines alike .
Loc: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
You don't get it. That part doesn't matter.
This is the part that matters:
If it's good for the Beatles, the most beloved, solid, enduring, bankable, killer franchise of the last fifty years, it must be good for everybody.
Fitting really, as the Beatles revolutionized recording technique, and now in a perhaps more indirect and subtle way, they'll again revolutionize the music industry ( well, maybe more contributory towards Apple's plans, but very key nevertheless ). It's precisely because they're an old farts band, not any of that new stuff, kids and the internet, ripping off the industry's hard-ripped-off money - This is for executives that think like dinosaurs, well, more of a cross between a dinosaur and a lemming or sheep. The Beatles franchise shepherds them into the fold.
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