Wednesday, November 21, 2007

No Music Day

I discovered from David Jenning's status message this morning that today is "No Music Day". I didn't know what sort of statement was being made, so I went to www.nomusicday.com to check it out.


It turns out, you can make whatever statement you want. Perhaps you want to abstain because you think the quality or music being produced lately is sub-par. Perhaps you want to send a message to the major labels that they should stop suing their customers. It could be that by not listening today, you will appreciate it more tomorrow. Maybe you want to make a statement that if consumers keep stealing music, artists will stop making it. Whatever you want. Make a statement for why you are supporting it or not.

Personally, while I'd like to make some noble statement about how I'm not going to listen today until the major labels get their shit together (in general) - honestly I'm ultimately *not* going to support it because I don't think I can go all day without it. You wouldn't ask a schizophrenic to abstain from taking their anti-psychotic drugs for a day to make a point would you?! :-)

3 comments:

David Jennings said...

So are you 'observing' No Music Day, J? I turned off the radio at 11.59 last night. The office feels strangely becalmed. I took the train into the city and felt slightly under-dressed without the reassuring feel of my iPod in my breast pocket. It's good though: I seriously believe that, if you're going to do anything well, you should allow yourself to take a break from doing it now and again...

J said...

David -

I accidentally posted before I got my thoughts compiled. Check it out again...

I don't think I can do it! :-)

shawnb said...

Uh oh, I listened to music in the car to and from work today. Then again, it was college radio, so whether it classifies as 'music', I'm not too sure. ;)

So how does not listening to music make a statement? I'm not sure that I understand. How about abstaining from purchasing music. That makes a bit more sense to me.