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As the news has been saying, Best Buy will stop CD sales as digital music continues to take over Target might not be far behind.

At first I was thinking that who has bought a CD from Best Buy or Target lately? I myself primarily use Amazon as albums often times have many editions and Best Buy doesn’t always carry what you want, so it’s not a huge loss if Best Buy or Target stops carrying CDs.

However recently it seems that music CDs are becoming more difficult to find, at least the edition of album you are looking for. I prefer to buy albums in its entirety.  Most of the time the bonus tracks are worth to take the extra time to look for. However the special edition of Dark Tranquillity’s Fiction. Others are more difficult to find even though the artist is still around and you are forced to gamble on a used copy.

So CDs are quickly on its way to becoming shorthanded. It’s really a shame considering digital media is of lesser quality. Mp3s do not cut it. Sure it’s very close but for me very close does not work. Many audiophiles agree that Mp3s are inferior. Surely formats like Flac and Wav are lossless like CDs but it gets rough when you have more than 300 albums. You need around 300GB and last I checked mobile storage memory is expensive, more space means more $$$. It’s cheaper to buy audio CDs at this point. Even though Mp3s may be more conservative with taking up space, it averages around 150mb while Flac can take up more than 300mb. And like I said mp3s are almost CD quality. Like 90% or more. Wma or Windows media format, you can cram more audio in without the loss of sound. However with mp3 quality at around 90% converting mp3 to Wma won’t help the sound quality any and will drop under 80% and you’ll notice a change. I’m not picky on digital media sound much but if I hear a decline on sound quality it becomes irritating. So I’d prefer to use audio CDs and rip them to Wma and I can keep most albums under 40mb without any noticeable quality loss, at least for me. It doesn’t always work though and have to increase the bite rate conversion.

My guess though, I think most people will not take the time or energy to upload their CD collection onto the computer. I don’t even think they use or even seen an actual computer. A laptop PC maybe and this is very apparent to the younger generation. Don’t get me wrong it’s great that these people are willing to help save the planet of ridding ourselves of needless plastic, needless things that clutter up space. In fact if a lossless quality sound, digital memory wasn’t an issue and a 3D image of a CD album for the artwork was possible id be all for abandoning the plastic mess. But Mp3s are lossy and unfortunately record companies didn’t think ahead, however people sometimes move faster than technology and monetary income can keep up.

To be fair I had more music interest than money so I had downloaded music illegally without purchasing the album if I liked the album and this is now the result, music cds are at risk of becoming an artifact and only seen in a museum. But since I’ve gained income, I am now playing catch up.

For now CDs are still the superior music format. If you are a fan of music and care enough about music quality, it’s time to abandon mp3s and keep buying CDs. Vinyl made a comeback, which doesn’t really do good for CD sales. Vinyl are even bigger, thinner but I don’t need anything that big.

And I hate to say this but if CDs go away, maybe it’s time to hang it up and stop discovering new music, even if it’s a favorite bands new album. It wouldn’t be good.

Sadly DVD and Blu Ray may receive the same fate.

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Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop Responded To Claims Of Him Being Rude To Fans

I usually don’t bother with bands such as these, i’m not huge into post-hardcore (or any core related metal for that matter) although i have listened to Asking Alexandria and others on a rare occasion. I’m mostly into melodic death metal, death metal and black metal. But after hearing a fan’s awful experience it bugs me that Danny couldn’t be a bit nicer to his fanbase.

Q: Do you appreciate your fans support & all?

A: Lots of people seem to think I hate our fans and don’t appreciate them at all. I really do. Our fans are awesome and I owe them everything I have. I just have a different way of showing. I’ve never been the people to sit and hang out with a group of people. I like my own space, I like being with just a couple of people that I know in my own little world. I have an antisocial disorder and I like to stay in my comfort zone. People never realize it and assume I’m an asshole.

Q&A with Danny Worsnop regarding the rumours, the stories and his all round bad reputation

I don’t know whether or not this guy realizes but when you have a fairly large fanbase it is disrespectful to push them away. It’s ok if you want to have your space you don’t need to spend hours on end talking to your fans, although it would be nice to get to know some of the people who appreciate and help your success. It’s sort of a two way street and in the end if you simply push them away it won’t help your image any. Some musicians are really cool and laid back people. Take Nergal (Adam) from Behemoth, a somewhat of a satanic band (or perceived as such), the guy seems brutal and mean on stage but i have heard great things about how he treats his fanbase.

I’ve met Jonny Santos from Spineshank (didn’t get to talk to him much mostly said hey and got to shake his hand) and hung out with Fear Factory a bit, i think i talked to one of the drummers (during the Archeype tour) and overall they are really cool laid back people. But upon hearing how Danny treats his fanbase, it’s nearly the opposite from my experiences. Now i’m not saying that Danny should change, although he needs to change on his own. I understand he’s anti-social, but even when i was like that i still wasn’t really.. i’m just really nice and i still am although still very introverted. I wasn’t really gabbing off with the Fear Factory band although, Burton chuckled when there was some metalcore or deathcore band screaming at the top of their lungs. Someone mentioned something about, “i wonder how long he’ll have his vocals for”. Burton was preoccupied with the History or Animal channel. It was definitely a cool experience but at the same time, the band was really cool to all the fans that were flocking in and out (which wasn’t much, but still..).

But as a fan, you gotta prepare yourself to be disappointed. In fact it’s best to not really be so preoccupied with when meeting the band that you gotta hug them or shake their hand or try to be friends with them. In any case don’t set your mind to one thing and one thing only and you won’t be disappointed. Not everyone is as nice as the other person and the whole lesson here is appreciate the bands that do show their appreciation and don’t be too bothered by those who don’t show it.

So is Danny Worsnop disrespectful/rude to fans? In a way yes, his attitude does show and fans can see it. Whether or not he thinks that is really up to him and it’s up to him to change.

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Warning: The videos in these links are extremely violent, watch at your own risk!

Trans woman pleads for her life before being beaten to death
a transsexual woman is dragged from her home and beaten to death in the street in a sickening attack in Brazil

If there was ever a reason to avoid being transgender, now is the time. Well it has always been the time as throughout history transgender violence (also known as crossdressers/drag queens) has always been around, but as rare as it was back then because most people realize or know better to avoid transitioning. It was scarce even in the Biblical times as there wasn’t as many instances. Transgenders was barely a blip on the radar (less than most obscure diseases in the past) and whether or not they were a commonality back then it’s not the focus. The focus right now is that transgenders need therapy, not encouragement.

It’s so simple but somehow the transgender activism does a 180° and say that they need more protections. The most often quote they use is “the reason transgenders are suicidal and being murdered is because of discrimination”. It’s as if they are using that statement as a justification to continue pushing transgender ideology. But the bottom line is,

transgenders need therapy, not encouragement! This is the most effective way to stop the suicides and violence.

transgender florist, 27, is hacked to death, shot and mutilated
Transgender community hit hard by violence in U.S.

So yes, i put in bold, red letters that in another words, society needs to stop fighting over what protections transgenders need and demand that professionals stop encouraging these people to embrace “gender identity” and get to actually treating these people. It is sad, disturbing and pathetic that a group of individuals are deciding the fate of children when the violence against transgenders is extremely brutal.

When i say brutal, i don’t mean it’s nice like this,

(Warning don’t click on the videos if you can’t handle gory stuff!!!)

I mean brutal like this!
(Warning: If you want to keep your eardrums you’ll refrain from clicking this one!)

anyway, this is actually serious as the transgender activism continues to try to force people to accept transgenderism and the way people retaliate is murder, while most don’t resort to violence there’s still quite a few that are violent.

In my previous post, The insanity of transgender ideology; a two year old transgender this is a major problem that needs to be solved. While some people are saying ‘let live’ and the ‘lets not do anything but be nice’, that really isn’t curbing the violence.. spreading awareness is not helping any and neither is trying to make laws to protect transgenders (as shown with the U.S. that new anti-trans laws are being written on the regular basis), we as a society need to force professionals to rethink transitioning as treatment.

Because. It. Is. Not. Working!!

Talking to Your Kids About Transgenderism
Transgender student allegedly told ‘you’re not a girl’ by aide upset over bathroom use

Transitioning may solve the person’s gender confusion but it does not solve the risk of suicides, violence and murder. It only creates it. I was told, if something is not creating a result, meaning if you are not seeing a major impact, it means it’s not working. If it takes you 10 minutes to drill a hole, something is not right. Transgender activism has been trying to promote transgender children since the 90’s and it’s still not making a positive impact. Even much of what you see or hear on the news about transgender children living happy lives is not entirely true. Parents have to move, take their kids to a different school and try to hide the fact that their boy is really a girl.

This is when it’s a ‘more trouble than it’s worth’ situation and it’s not working. That’s when professionals have to rethink what treatments they are providing and come up with a much better solution that doesn’t involve transitioning, especially with children. That doesn’t mean reparative therapy is the only option, that only means there is another solution out there that doesn’t involve making others disgusted. Logically this shouldn’t be an issue, however this is an insane method from insane people.

In addition, here is more insanity if there was any more of a reason that transgenders need help, ‘I used to wish for cancer so I could get a mastectomy’: Transgender man reveals heartache ahead of surgery to have breasts removed

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