Man, there's something about on-line music companies that
just gets under my skin. I dunno know what it is. I wish I
could hate Greenwitch.com, but I don't. Damn.
I think the thing that bugs me is when something cool and really distributed
and rockin' is commercialized by a company and given a brand name. For example:
the WEB. Or dejanews.com, with Usenet. Or LINUX, for god's sake. There's just
something gross when a company usurps a global movement or technology and makes
it into a business model.
Also at the same time they have that name, "Green Witch." It's kind of a dumb
pun on "Greenwich," I guess. Which is dumb. I hate puns. But also it's kind of
a pagan-o hippy-o mystick-o thing, which is also dumb. Kind of. Unless you're
into that kind of thing.
But, SHIT. All in all, Greenwitch.com is pretty cool, for a music-streaming
do all their work with IceCast, the
OpenSource alternative to ShoutCast, and they're helping with the development
of the software. AND they offer free CD-ripping for small bands, and bandwidth
Not only that, but at Webzine99 I
talked to one of the guys from TechnoState, one of my favorite DJ
stations, and he said that GreenWitch was helping them with their
infrastructure and broadcasting and all that. Which I consider QUITE COOL.
So, I dunno. This GreenWitch has been around for about a year, and they're
having a big free anniversary
party next week. I'll go and try to find something to hate. Don't worry,
you'll be the first to know.