I wasn’t going to post today, but when I woke up, & realized there was a half finished Headlines, I didn’t see any harm in finishing it up & publishing, even if it wouldn’t be until about 830, after I drop The Kid at his place of business. After I dropped him, & proceeded to submit my draft, I was informed that I couldn’t post to my website. The Fuck?! Being the meticulous thinker I am, I tried a few juke-moves to get past this obstacle. No dice. My dashboard had a big pretty notice, informing me that I had to get in touch with WordPress, because of a copyright infringement on a Leakin’ from September. I was told to remove the item, & we’d be good. Thusly, among other shit that took precedence, including going back to my son’s school to take him something he didn’t even need today, I had to deal with a search & destroy mission.
Now, I don’t acquire my music by any unnatural or superficial means, so for the most part, the music I get is either floating around in plain view or sent directly to R&W’s mailbox. Nor do I charge a fee, to or from, in regards to music supply. I merely provide links for the necessary item. Items that are accessible by anybody with a computer & working fingers. All this time, & all the music that has leaked (& subsequently further leaked by me), & this is the first problem. [Sidenote: Actually, it wasn't a problem at all per se. It was Just a tap on the proverbial shoulder & an imaginary hand motion.] My first thought was that one of the “big name” acts I had on the post must’ve had their briefcase carriers go sniffing around the ‘net for some bowls of cereal to piss in. However, it turns out that a Lloyd song on Hulkshare was the culprit. I’m not sure if he qualifies as big name, but his handler’s sure did yoke up R&WIFDP for the morning. Apparently, his name is bigger than mine, & that’s really all that matters.
I even went so far as to explain to my wife how other names on that post might’ve taken offense to my unofficial promotions. (Back in my day, it was called a “grass roots campaign,” but what do I know?) Who’da thunk it was the one song I’m positive never got downloaded, by an artist that I had to think about for a solid 8 seconds before I realized who it was, that could’ve given me such a headache. An easily manageable headache, but my point remains.
In all fairness to the rules of the fittest surviving, I understand how an artist may feel salty about an entity profiting from them without retribution. But, dude. On top of me being nothing more than 1 of thousands of wheel-spinners who call this Internet home, Lloyd should be appreciative I put it on there at all. R&B gets no play in this ride. Just saying.
Somebody needs to tell somebody that all new music goes through us. For illustrative purposes, yesterday, a homie asked me if I heard the new Too $hort & 50 song, ‘Trick.” I laughed & showed him I dropped ‘Bitch’ on this site months back.
Anywho, Happy friday or whatever. Enjoy your weekend people. Hit me up on the Tweet Box over the weekend, y’all. & if you’re not on Twitter, get on Twitter, & come holler @THe_ToNY_GRaNDS.