And as a contributing member of the recording industry, I'd like to thank you all for taking food from my belly, money from my pocket, and chart positions from my recordings. As convenient and cheap as it is to download MP3's, you are circumventing the mechanisms in place to ensure the artists get paid for their work.
Yes, the recording companies are taking the lion's share, but we need the % due to us as well. We're not all driving Maseratis, smokin Cubanos, and boffing porn stars. Do what you have to, but remember that you're not just cutting out the big dogs by sharing files.
Maybe if my residuals check arrives this week, I'll be able to keep my internet connection and still be posting here next week...
Revenge is a dish best served cold...
With a side plate of steaming entrails,
And a nice Bordeaux!