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Post by @?,*???&? » Wed May 18, 2011 8:41 pm

cgarges wrote:Awesome! TOTALLY cracking me up!

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Post by cgarges » Wed May 18, 2011 8:42 pm

@?,*???&? wrote:...speaking of crack, you should put that pipe down Garges...you're gonna choke.
Hey man, I don't wanna hear it. You're the one who did a session with David Coverdale.

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Post by JGriffin » Wed May 18, 2011 9:54 pm

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dwlb wrote:My last 2 releases were digital only but had UPC codes and ISRCs...

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Not the point at all- the point is- and I have to ask- are you in the percentage of folks earning more than $179 with your disc in a single year from online sales?
You may have to ask, but I'm not at all obligated to reveal financial information on a public messageboard.
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Post by @?,*???&? » Thu May 19, 2011 8:40 am

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@?,*???&? wrote:...speaking of crack, you should put that pipe down Garges...you're gonna choke.
Hey man, I don't wanna hear it. You're the one who did a session with David Coverdale.

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Post by @?,*???&? » Thu May 19, 2011 8:41 am

dwlb wrote:
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dwlb wrote:My last 2 releases were digital only but had UPC codes and ISRCs...

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Not the point at all- the point is- and I have to ask- are you in the percentage of folks earning more than $179 with your disc in a single year from online sales?
You may have to ask, but I'm not at all obligated to reveal financial information on a public messageboard.
So $179 it is for you then!

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Post by chris harris » Thu May 19, 2011 9:10 am

Jeff,
You're the one with all of these ridiculous qualifiers for what counts as legitimate or not. In the last 5 years, how many of the records that you've worked on have ACTUALLY had a budget over $10,000? And, how many of them went on to sell over $10,000 worth of digital and physical copies? And, please name the records that did, because your credits come to a screeching halt around 2007 on AllMusic.

You present yourself in such a way that you want people to believe that these big budget, legitimate records are all that you work on. I think that if you're going to continue to insinuate that your ideas about the industry, and the work you do is somehow more legitimate than what most of the rest of us work on, you should put up, or shut your fucking mouth.

I've never claimed that the work I do is any more legitimate than what anyone else does. But, I'll be upfront and put it out there.

I've worked on exactly two records that have earned more than $10,000:

I mastered the Evangelicals' last album, "The Evening Descends", on Dead Oceans. It was recorded by the singer/guitarist for the band, in "hack", "illegitimate" fashion in his home. I mastered it for him (mostly just sequencing) for $200. This record earned well over $10,000.

I also was one of two engineers who recorded The Flaming Lips cover of "Dark Side Of The Moon" for Warner. They spent less than $5000 on the entire project. It was tracked and mixed in a week. Lips fans loved it. Floyd fans didn't. It was a pretty amazing experience for me. Earned well over $10,000.

So, what have you worked on the last few years, Jeff? Surely, some of the bar-coded, legitimate $10,000 budget records you've worked on will be things that people around hear have heard of. Right?

It's not unfair to ask you about what you work on, when you're entire persona on this board involves criticism of what others work on.

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Post by chris harris » Thu May 19, 2011 9:11 am

@?,*???&? wrote:So $179 it is for you then!
$179 divided by $35 = several shots at success.

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Post by @?,*???&? » Thu May 19, 2011 9:24 am

subatomic pieces wrote:
@?,*???&? wrote:So $179 it is for you then!
$179 divided by $35 = several shots at success.
And Derek Sivers has been offering that for years, right?

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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Thu May 19, 2011 10:16 am

subatomic pieces wrote:So, what have you worked on the last few years, Jeff?
c'mon subs, you know he's been busy running his DIY beer empire.

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Post by chris harris » Thu May 19, 2011 10:18 am

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subatomic pieces wrote:So, what have you worked on the last few years, Jeff?
c'mon subs, you know he's been busy running his DIY beer empire/booking agency.
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Post by cgarges » Thu May 19, 2011 12:34 pm

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subatomic pieces wrote:So, what have you worked on the last few years, Jeff?
c'mon subs, you know he's been busy running his DIY beer empire.
DO NOT get me started on that.

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Post by JGriffin » Thu May 19, 2011 1:26 pm

@?,*???&? wrote:
dwlb wrote:
@?,*???&? wrote:
dwlb wrote:My last 2 releases were digital only but had UPC codes and ISRCs...

* tags up *
Not the point at all- the point is- and I have to ask- are you in the percentage of folks earning more than $179 with your disc in a single year from online sales?
You may have to ask, but I'm not at all obligated to reveal financial information on a public messageboard.
So $179 it is for you then!

Very dick move there, Jeff. And no. Not $179.
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Post by cgarges » Thu May 19, 2011 1:36 pm

@?,*???&? wrote:I've never met a British Knight, but David comes awful close. A pure gentleman. Inspiring really.
So, wait a minute. Let me get this straight.

You did a session with David Coveralde in a major studio in Los Angeles in the 1990s and there was no coke around? Really? Really? Really? Really?

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Post by chris harris » Thu May 19, 2011 1:43 pm

What do you mean?!? That's how they knew that an L.A. sesh was "legitimate". +$10,000 coke budget.

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Post by cgarges » Thu May 19, 2011 1:47 pm

Yeah, maybe the term "bar code" means something I don't know.

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