Sunday, October 09, 2005

Ladies and gentlemen, I support terrorist activities.

One of the adverts you see in British cinemas is one exhorting you not, I repeat, NOT to buy fake DVDs. They used to have a version in which they told you that by supporting such people you were indirectly financing criminals all over the world, but this approach has gone by the wayside.

The point is, I avoid pirate DVDs. The way I used to avoid pirate videos (which were, and are, all over the place down in Barbados - I'm not going to lie to you and say I never watched any, but ultimately I'll always go for the real thing). And the way I tend to avoid bootleg soundtracks... what, you didn't think there were such things? Hell, yeah - complete editions, unauthorised releases, you name it. I usually manage to avoid them... but not always.

This might not be important to you, but it was a bummer to me to find out from a reliable source that a CD that I have, a promo of Basil Poledouris music, is actually a bootleg. A very convincing one, at that. I hate it when that happens... now I can't listen to it without feeling pretty bad. This weekend's sucked pretty much for this kind of thing - I got Rocky and Rocky III on CD while forgetting I already had the latter on cassette.

Anyone want two discs free of charge? :(

1 comment:

The Archivist said...

That really sucks, Victor. By the way... the CD you had already on cassette - that's not that bad. CDs are the current medium for music AND are phasing/have phased out cassettes.

And if you're serious about the two discs, I'd be interested. Maybe.