Three Imaginary Girls

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OK, maybe it's not that bad, but the Recording Industry Association of America (a.k.a. the RIAA or the Legion of Doom), after having taken out file-sharing, soon to be gone internet radio and the Girl Scouts of America, has now decided that regular broadcast stations should be paying them to play their songs. Yes, although people buy music because they hear them on the radio, the RIAA now wants radio stations to pay up every time they play the song, which, is of course, ridiculous beyond belief. The documentation of each spin alone will drive many lo-tech stations out of business and then the sure-to-be outrageous rates will do in the rest. So, get used to a world without music when the RIAA wants to put a quarter into a box each time you want to hear a song.