i'd already decided that i don't want to carry on beating the dead horse of illegal file sharing, thereby continuing to make myself a target for idiots who have no concept of cause and effect, but i wanted to share this piece from a recent mailing list post by michael gira:
"I was planning on writing a tirade about illegal filesharing here, how it’s seriously endangering my ability to continue YGR, but I frankly don’t have the energy – it’s too depressing. Here’s a link to what our (now defunct) Swedish distributor Dotshop has to say about it. Pretty much lays it out. To those of you that buy the music on YGR, thanks very much! It’s how we’re able to keep making music (and perhaps eating). Yes, it’s that simple: stealing actually hurts people, has consequences."