Just how, exactly, is the RIAA still relevant today? It’s nothing but a bloated, self-centered organization that has long outlived its usefulness. With the direction musicians are taking with self recording and self promotion, this organization is no longer necessary. I’d love to see every single major act collectively tell the RIAA to go pound sand, take control of the industry, and help promote the smaller acts. I always have a listen to bands recommended by the nationals I pay attention to. The musicians have the ability to fix the problem, they just need to stop subscribing to the philosophy of “it’s always been this way.”
Wow, this certainly brought back memories. I spent a lot of time at a drive in when I was a kid, and that time was spent in the booth. A pair of carbon arc projectors (the make escapes me), splicing trailers onto the first reel, and if we were the first to get the canisters we’d punch in the change over marks toward the end of the reel. Ahh, the good old days. These days I take care of my film habit with a Bell & Howell 1592 and a handful of reels I’ve purchased on eBay.