Darth Id said:
Of course it makes sense.
I've thrown away just about every free CD I've ever been handed. Only listened to about half of them. Giving it away diminishes the perceived value off the bat. (Case in point: eiyosus has linked to an undoubted boundless universe of free music...that I am in no way whatsoever interested in accessing, because the price ($0) is a reliable signal of the likely value of the content (zilch).)
And besides, production value is important, and if the investment into it has been made, it has to be recouped.
Thats got to be the biggest load of rubbish i have read. Just because something is free doesn't mean that it's going to be crap. So you're not interested in any music unless it has high production values and a lot of money was ploughed into it? Well you are missing out on a lot of great music. I guess you're only into all this Pop Idol type crap then? Just because something has had a high end production job doesn't mean that its going to be great music or a great artist. Most likely nowadays its the opposite. Look at all the great music around from great artist that have stood the test of time. Many times they just went into a studio, played the songs and things were recorded on the fly. Production values mean crap. If it's a good song then it wouldn't matter if it had a million pound spent on production or it was recorded in one take in a studio.
There are shit loads of great artists out there that just don't get a chance to break into the industry because reality TV like Pop idol and the X-factor have all but killed the music industry, not piracy. Most bands/ artists are manufactured nowadays and are just puppets of the record industry, told what to sing and how to sing it. The only people making any money out of the record industry now are the record companies. Musicians only make money now from touring.
So what are these artists supposed to do now the industry is so tightly closed? The internet has allowed people to get their music heard. And they can give it away for free. So does this make their music crap. hell no. Even some of the larger established artists are starting to give away their tracks/ albums for free now on the net
Anyway this thread has gone so far off topic its time to bring it back.
Now we know that Luke constructing his lightsabre has been confirmed, there's another scene i really hope that they include in the deleted scenes of the OT. And that is the Dagobah lightsabre training from ESB. After coming across these photos the other day, the scene has been filmed:
Holy crap! Of ALL the people to back me up, it's the great Adywan himself! :D I just think it's funny that somebody would dismiss free music as crap, despite the fact that many DIY musicians now have access to the same software the big boys use. Seriously, watch that youtube vid I posted and tell me you would have known it wasn't professionally made and released.
And besides, Adywan himself is proof you can do great things from home.
Back to Blu. what I'd REALLY like to see are deleted scenes nobody even knows exists (if there are any). Sure we all know about the sandstorm and the extra wampa's, but is there anything else that has never even been spoken of? I'd also like to see some footage of Yoda test puppets (if any were ever made). Was anything altered before the final puppet was sculpted? Stuff like that.