Hats off to the efforts Travis puts in for us fans! Especially appreciated these days when everything seems to be tied up in automated systems and people who keep transferring you to other departments.
I just found out that my friend liked the few songs from Population Override to start grabbing a lot of Buckethead. Since he works at microsoft, it has begun to spread through the "geek" network. Knowing my comp oriented friends, a lot of downloading will be happening. I told him to also send along the link for the support page so that the artist(s) get some support....hopefully they\'ll carry through and donate.
Thank you for that well thought out piece Travis. I find that there are a lot of people who like to download "just \'cause" and are proud of their large, mostly unlistened to, collection. It would be interesting to see how many people make use of the donation buttons that you have set up.
Personally, and I\'m not trying to be self-righteous here, I\'ll listen to an album and then decide whether or not I want to buy it. If not, it\'s not good enough to be on my ipod anyway, so it gets deleted. I\'ll admit, Population Override was a torrent file, but now it\'s on its way to me on CD.
Plus, I do think that the inserts that come with the CD tend to make the whole album feel a bit more personal. I think that when artists make an effort to have a sleeve that delves into what it took to make the album, or shows some artwork that goes along with the music, it makes us listeners want to buy the "hardcopy".