Yes, I work for the company that Fortune calls “America’s Most Admired” in their March issue.
At my store, I’m the (by default) computer, home entertainment, and music guy. (Including Tejano music, which I can’t stand, but that’s another rant…)
One and a half weeks from now, the film “8 Mile” will street on DVD. It’s going to be a big seller, folks. Really big. It’s a shame we won’t be selling any compact discs released by the same artist. Yes, he’s a fucknozzle, and it’s really not that good of a flick, but it’s still going to be a HUGE seller around here.
My minor complaint is that a few years ago, I had to pull all copies of his work from the cd bins and return them to Anderson. Now, it’s been many years since Small*Fart caved in to the music censorship folks and started selling only the edited releases, but it seems some folks were still freaked out by the censored versions, and BAMPH! no more Eminem for sale.
Until this movie is available.
There is a HUGE double standard at work here, and that leads me to the second part:
It’s only the music that gets tweaked like that. My copy of “Strange Days” (otherwise a good movie) has one of the most terriible and painful to watch rape/murder scenes done in a mainstream flick in the last twenty years. I picked it up at work. GTA Vice City sells out daily, as does that sad jigglefest beach volleyball title for the xbox.
It’s only the music I can’t sell. Whenever a customer comes up to me asking for a cd, I suggest shopping elsewhere. But you’d better believe we’re gonna have plenty of copies of “8 Mile” on DVD for ya…
I know, this turned out as a mild rant, sorry about that. Lemmie try to rant a bit; Uh, FUCK LEE SCOTT IN HIS FRESHLY DEFILED BY CAMELS AND NOW EMPTY LEFT EYE SOCKET!
I’m off to listen to my old Dead Kenneyds vinyl.