#125: What If Media Companies Treated Music Like Movies And TV?
Saturday, September 17, 2011
They actually make dubbed versions of stupid pop songs, and musicals of course. But I've never ever heard a dubbed Metal song. There's a great German Metal band called J.B.O., and they do German cover versions of English Metal songs, but with special, funny lyrics -- for example, "Symphony of Destruction" by Megadeth becomes "Symphonie der Verstopfung" ("Symphony of Constipation").
But of course, that's not what this comic is about. It's about stupid media companies who don't want my money -- they won't allow me to buy movies and TV series in the original language until the dubbed German version is out, even if I prefer the original.
By the way, "Ucayali" is one of the rivers that make up the... Amazon!
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Tags: What If
September 2011: On Acebook or somewhere else on the web, your favorite band announces that they‘ll release a new album in a few days.
But when you try to buy it online, you find that you won't be able to do so, neither on CD nor as a digital download.
They will even filter the video sites to make sure you're not even able to watch videos the band releases [Note: This is not part of the "What If," because it already happens every day!]
December 2013: Your country's subsidiary of the record company releases a dubbed version. The singer doesn't match the genre. But now they'll allow you to buy the original -- for twice the original price.
Blog and social media pages
Friday, February 5, 2016
Since our return in November 2015, we've massively expanded our presence in social media. Even though all of them have their links on every page, here's the complete list:
Our own blog
If you like our little comic, feel free to like or follow us in the social media networks you're members of, and use their sharing mechanisms to spread the word. Our eternal gratitude will be yours if you do.
Using these channels, you can also communicate with us, ask questions, or even try and make suggestions. We won't promise to listen to the latter, but are always glad to hear your opinions about our work. Even the critical ones, as long as they're more constructive and more eloquently worded than "you suck."
We deliberately left out Instagram since they're too hipster to allow access from a computer and require a mobile device. We create and publish this comic using a MacBook Pro, and I'm not too fond of switching devices just for one social network (I know there are unofficial workarounds, but never mind these).