Morpheus, Grokster, Limewire and Kazaa!

Yep, I said some dirty words. Or at least according to MTV. Weird Al Yankovic, my most favoritest artist evar, mentions those file sharing sites (two of which don't even exist anymore) in his song "Don't Download This Song" (which he offered up for download upon release), but MTV refused to run the video with those names mentioned.

So, Yankovic obliged by censoring the video. But, he did so in the most obnoxious way possible, with very loud, irritating beeps. Why? In his words:

Instead of subtly removing or obscuring the words in the track, I made the creative decision to bleep them out as obnoxiously as possible, so that there would be no mistake I was being censored.

Techdirt reported on this here. They link to the New York Times article here, although I don't know if the Times will hide their article behind a paywall eventually (the major newspapers seem to be going back and forth on this idea), hence the Techdirt link.

I like Weird Al. :D And, he's a very nice guy in person, too, or so says my lucky brother who happened to meet him and was able to taunt me with this picture.

my brother and Weird Al

No, I'm not jealous. Why would I be jealous? Just because he happened to meet the one musician I happen to be a big fan of... :P

No comments: