The amount of enthusiastic responses to elWatusi continues to be pretty darn overwhelming. We really appreciate all of your emails and helpful suggestions. Every now and then, however, we get an email that is simply too unbelievable not to publish. Here’s one from DJ____@aol.com from right here in Brooklyn, NY:
Ummm…hate to break this to you, but most of these albums can be downloaded for FREE.
Why would I need to pay you or anyone for downloads?
Somebody please tell me if this guy is joking or what?
First off, does he really believe that he’s enlightening us to the fact that illegal downloads take place? But, more to the point, does he really have so little a moral or ethical foundation that he feels the need to actually boast that he has no problem STEALING? Do I really need, in 2010, to wag a finger at this guy and enlighten him to the fact that, in addition to breaking the law, stealing music takes food off the table of artists, labels and everyone else working hard in this industry? And that doing so will simply stifle new releases and innovation? From his email address I assume the guy’s a DJ and makes his living off of the music. Oh, the irony.
Dumb all over.