Author Topic: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...  (Read 1174015 times)

vansmack

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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4425 on: May 04, 2018, 12:06:00 pm »
Why Spotify will Never make Money

"The upshot is, no matter how many subscribers they add, the companies will never enjoy the fat profits of other tech firms. Right now, the streaming services have yet to make any money and, if they ever do, itís a safe bet the music industry will find a way to claw it back in the form of higher royalties."
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4426 on: May 04, 2018, 12:41:09 pm »
with 170 mill subscribers, spotify needs to up it's game on monetizing that customer base on things other than streaming music

competing with the likes of Apple and Amazon, which can afford to lose money on their music offerings as part of a larger customer retention strategy.


They could sell tickets/merch as well as lifestyle stuff
Everytime someone plays some ICP, they could send them offers to buy white and black face paint or a VIP package to the juggalo gathering (which is coming up july 18th jules)
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4427 on: May 04, 2018, 01:07:17 pm »
a VIP package to the juggalo gathering (which is coming up july 18th jules)
Jesus.
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4428 on: May 11, 2018, 05:36:53 pm »
Saw Frightened Rabbit last was night and was very impressed.

It also had one of those concert "moments" when you know you're seeing something special.  To start the encore Scott played "Poke," an acoustic diddy he's done before.  The majority of the crowd was singing along, then eerily, at the bridge, it was so silent you could hear a pin drop, and even he noticed it.  After a bit of shock, you could hear an exhale throughout the crowd and then a loud cheer.  It was something else to see.

Still in my top 5, maybe top 3 concert moments of all time.

I was hoping the west coast would get the Midnight Organ Fight tour later this year - so sad.  I was really looking forward to it.  Now I will regret not making the trip east to see it.
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4429 on: May 11, 2018, 06:32:02 pm »
Wow, this is a slippery slope....

Spotify Removes R Kelly songs for Hateful Conduct
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4431 on: May 15, 2018, 01:57:20 pm »
This took too long, but when I was looking for headphones, only AIAIAI had a build from scratch model that could be converted and were twice as much as these.

Wireless On and Over Ear Headphones

I've got down the over the ear path, but sometimes when I'm walking around in public, I do wish I had on ear headphones....
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4432 on: May 15, 2018, 03:55:28 pm »
so am I guaranteed to orgasm when I use these $400 headphones?
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4433 on: May 15, 2018, 03:59:54 pm »
so am I guaranteed to orgasm when I use these $400 headphones?

Just like every other orgasm, it depends on what you're listening too.
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4434 on: May 16, 2018, 10:52:55 am »
so would you hear yanny or laurel on these?
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4435 on: May 16, 2018, 11:55:53 am »
so would you hear yanny or laurel on these?

I only hear yanny, but haven't tried with the headphones.  Will do do tonight - and I do wonder if active noise cancellation has any impact.
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4436 on: May 16, 2018, 01:47:35 pm »
I hear laurel...but it's coming out of my shitty speakers on my Surface
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4437 on: May 30, 2018, 11:20:13 am »
I'm just going to put this here as a placeholder until Smackie shows up ready to dissect this.

My money (at 11:17am EST) is on it being Jerry Colangelo.
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4438 on: May 30, 2018, 11:39:20 am »
This is so high on my list of things to breakdown. 

Last night I spent the entire night on Anna Delvey.

This morning, it's ben the racist side effects of Ambien.

And now this!  Let's dig in.....
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4439 on: May 30, 2018, 11:41:58 am »
racist side effects of Ambien.
is that the excuse...
reminds me how MSFT's AI TAY turned into a racist asshole in less than a day
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