Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Apple vs. Apple

The verdict should be coming in any time now. I hope the Beatles win this one. I've always felt that Apple Computer had a lot of nerve using such a famous name and logo for their company. Maybe they didn't think they would get as big as they did and that nobody would care or notice. Afterall, the Beatles aren't suing the likes of The Apple Landscaping Company or Apple Dry-Cleaners.

And what's with all of these people who are so "into" Apple Computers? They go to conventions, wear Apple hats and are full of hate for Microsoft. It's just a product for God's sake! It's like getting all emotional over your tea kettle. I know people who love Harley-Davidson or Corvettes, and I can actually kind of understand that. There is something beautiful and artistic about the design of a car or motorcycle. But a computer company? How nerdy can you get?

Of course you could say the same thing about the Beatles. It's just a band, right? Some people view art as just another product. But there is a difference. Art tells us something about other people and other places. It expresses ideas. And even if you disagree with the artist's philosophy, it's still an expression and tells you something about the human race. Even films, television shows or songs that are created for the sole purpose of generating money have some tiny bit of an expression buried in them.

Apple Computers doesn't tell you anything about people. It's just a tool. Like a tea kettle.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wrong Mix on Capitol Vol. 2

Apparently, Capitol screwed up and didn't press the proper mixes. They are releasing the corrected versions, however it is difficult to tell one from the other.

The corrected version have SK-1 next to the catalog number on at the bottom of the "New...Volume 2" yellow sticker. So the catalog number for the corrected version would be "2 4 SK-1". But I've also heard that some corrected versions DO NOT have a SK-1 number on the box.

I bought a regular sized copy (Not a Long Box) from Target and it doesn't have the SK-1. But I'm afraid to open it cuz if it's a defective one, I want to keep it sealed as a collectible. I guess I'll wait until the smoke clears.

Also, I hear the Help! sleeve is not a gatefold, which is a drag. I have an original LP, so it doesn't matter to me so much, but it is disappointing they didn't go the extra mile.

Hopefully when they release Vol. 3, Yesterday...and Today will have the Butcher cover, since that was the original cover. Capitol would be fools to not do a Butcher cover. It would be a big selling point, I think.