Re: bootlegging - your thoughts.

Jim Dier (
Fri, 4 Aug 1995 13:28:14 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 4 Aug 1995 wrote:

> I want to enjoy the live sounds of some of my favorite
> bands, and with the absence of live recordings, I'm hoping
> to fill that gap (for my own, other traders, and anyone
> else who can persuade me into copying a show for them,
> listening enjoyment - NOT FOR PROFIT - NO WAY, NO HOW -
> I just wanted to make that point perfectly clear ;-> )
> I've spoken to a few people - other traders and musicians -
> and have heard all the various pro and con statements...but
> what about you DJ's ? How would you feel about someone
> coming into the club where you're spinning and booting your
> performance?

Well, the problem with bootlegging is that not all bootleggers have the
not for profit type of mentality. We obviously need more people like
you in the world. As a DJ, I can't say I'd be too up on it, especially
if I had some mix tapes I was trying to pawn off, because why would you
buy one if you have a copy of my set in your pocket?

But there is a romantic sort of quality about bootlegs, like the mob,
illegal but fascinating. Capturing a live show or set that might not
have lasted beyond people's memories. I own more than a few on vinyl for
that reason, and if I had access to a portable DAT, I'd probably be
thinking the same thing. So do what you going to do(one thing about
bootlegging--it will keep going on whether people think its right or
not), and try to keep your integrity.

Jim Dier aka
DJ $mall Change