I never managed to get an invitation to oink, and now it's dead...
But I found a fantastic review of what goes on on the music industry today, and how the internet can self-organize into a better service than any of the paid ones (take that, industry!).
See also the thread at hydrogen audio:http://www.hydrogena...wtopic=58610&hl=
For quite a long time I've been intending to post some sort of commentary on the music industry - piracy, distribution, morality, those types of things. I've thought about it many times, but never gone through with it, because the issue is such a broad, messy one - such a difficult thing to address fairly and compactly. I knew it would result in a rambly, unfocused commentary, and my exact opinion has teetered back and forth quite a bit over the years anyway. But on Monday, when I woke up to the news that Oink, the world famous torrent site and mecca for music-lovers everywhere, had been shut down by international police and various anti-piracy groups, I knew it was finally time to try and organize my thoughts on this huge, sticky, important issue.