Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Trent Reznor is a former OiNKer!

from: http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2007/10/trent_reznor_and_saul_williams.html


What do you think about OiNK being shut down?
Trent: I'll admit I had an account there and frequented it quite often. At the end of the day, what made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store. Pretty much anything you could ever imagine, it was there, and it was there in the format you wanted. If OiNK cost anything, I would certainly have paid, but there isn't the equivalent of that in the retail space right now. iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc. Amazon has potential, but none of them get around the issue of pre-release leaks. And that's what's such a difficult puzzle at the moment. If your favorite band in the world has a leaked record out, do you listen to it or do you not listen to it? People on those boards, they're grateful for the person that uploaded it — they're the hero. They're not stealing it because they're going to make money off of it; they're stealing it because they love the band. I'm not saying that I think OiNK is morally correct, but I do know that it existed because it filled a void of what people want.
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The rest of the article is pretty interesting. I've already signed up to listen to the record they're promoting Trent Reznor and Saul Williams: "The Inevitable Rise and Fall of Niggy Tardust".


AH YEAH.... The spammers sent this one in. Will you guys stop posting? Pretty please? You've got enough links from this site. And thanks for the link.

10 comments:

Trent said...

I have to go to bed now, but let me say that OiNK is finally re-opening at http://oink.6x.to in a few days! Yet we aren`t allowed to talk about it :(

Anonymous said...

^^That's right! So keep it a fuckin' sceret from now on!

Anonymous said...

who else was on oink? radiohead? rem? metallica?

Anonymous said...

hay guys! instead of using the comments page here to talk about the post at hand, lets spew fucking bullshit out of our mouths like assholes!!

Shiny said...

Hey guys, I'm opening up the new OiNK successor in my bathroom in the next couple of days, so look out for it.

Anonymous said...

trent's comments sound a lot like this blog post, as linked from paine's blog

Anonymous said...

waffles is nice, about 300 users and 1000 torrents now. where to go instead of oink

Anonymous said...

they grow fast. 2022 torrents now, 643 users

Generic Viagra said...

It is good to know that the site reopened, it was my favorite.

Lucille said...

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