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Permabaked’s Opinions: Music Piracy

Hey guys, due to the positive response of the piece that I posted a couple of weeks ago, I’ve decided to write another Permabaked’s Opinions. Today’s topic: Music Piracy Throughout the last twenty or so years, we’ve seen huge advancements in technology, including, of course, the internet, on which we’re seeing more and more people sharing their music and art with the entire world. There are also, however, people exploiting this technology by sharing other people’s music for free and without their consent. This is a problem that is only becoming more common as the years go on, despite various attempts by large businesses and various governments to fix it. I, like many others, download music from time to time, as much as I don’t like to, and I’m sure that you, reading this sentence, have done so as well. It’s become a normal thing to do for millions (possibly even billions) of people, myself included, unfortunately. Now, I have a very meagre collection of CDs, made up of roughly forty full length albums and a couple of live albums. I’ve acquired these over a period of about six years, so it should be evident that I don’t spend a large amount of money on CDs. I’ve also bought a couple of digital copies of albums in this time, however, due to iTunes having hugely inflated prices on the Australian store, having poorer quality than on the physical counterparts in some cases, and my personal preference of having a physical copy of something that I’ve paid for, I quickly lost interest in the idea of it. Nowadays, I will...

Permabaked’s Opinions: Kurt Cobain (and Nirvana)

Hey guys, Permabaked here, today, I thought I’d try and start up a new feature that I could do from time to time, in which I will give my honest opinions and thoughts on topics that have at least a small amount of controversy in the music scene and industry. Today’s topic: Kurt Cobain (and Nirvana) I highly doubt that there’s anyone associated with the music industry, or music in general, who doesn’t know who Kurt Cobain is. However, most people seem to have either one of two opinions on him, and Nirvana in general for that matter: they either hail them as gods, or they absolutely despise them. Either way, these two types of people always seem to rant and rave all across the internet at the very mention of either Kurt Cobain or Nirvana, and get into some pretty lengthy arguments about it. Now I should mention straight away that I love Nirvana. I love their sound, I love their music and I love the attitude that they had. Nevermind is one of my favourite albums of all time, in fact (fucking fite me fagets). Like it or not, they became “the” grunge band, arguably even “the” band of the entire ’90s, and greatly contributed in shaping a generation, and a whole decade of music. And don’t even get me started on them only playing their lesser-known songs at their MTV Unplugged gig in ’93, that was pure fucking genius. Are they the best band of all time? No. Did they make great music. In my opinion, yes. Did they deserve to go into the Rock and...

10 Cover versions you should definitely check out

Alright people!! So this is the first blog post ever on IPHYB, so I thought I’d kick it off with a few of my favourite cover versions. These are in no way the best covers ever, or anything lofty like that, more just a bunch of covers that I find myself listening to when I’m bored and on the internet (so all the time). 1: So straight up, this is probably my favourite cover of all time, purely because listening to the whitest motherfucker in the world (besides me, srs i haven’t seen sunlight in about 13 years) bust out some sweet Ol’ Dirty Bastard action. Sweet Lord is this ever fucking hilarious. You may be more familiar with Say Anything because of gems like “Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too” or “Alive With The Glory Of Love”. 2: What’s that you say? One of my favourite live bands, featuring one of my favourite vocalists of all time, covering my favourite pop artist? YES M8! Seriously, this is one of the greatest things on the internet, nay, in the history of the universe. You may of course know The Dillinger Escape Plan for their newest single “One Of Us Is The Killer”. 3: Next up is a song that still gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. The original is unfortunately now more famous because of a shitty pop song that used it in the chorus (FUCK YOU JASON DERULO), but Imogen Heap is one immensely talented vocalist. In this version, Antoine Dufour has perfectly arranged the original for solo guitar. So perfectly in fact, that someone...