Dear Lily

by Suw on

Dan Bull’s Dear Lily, [an open letter to Lily Allen]:

Best bit of activism I’ve seen all year!

Nic Dafis September 30, 2009 at

Hei, da ‘di Dan.

My filesharing story: went into an independent record shop, had a bit of a browse, picked out a handful of CDs, took them to the desk and asked if they had the new Animal Collective CD.

“No mate, don’t think it’s out yet.”

“Oh,” I replied, “I downloaded it a couple of weeks ago, thought it must be released by now.”

The shopkeeper flips out, telling me that it’s people like me who are killing music, and specifically small record shops.

Then he takes my £60 for the CDs he *did* have in stock, all of which I’d heard having downloaded them first.

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