OLD system thinking makes meh ANGRY

So I'm Bratislava for this festival and just now some American video artist d00d from the 1960's was lecturing... well he was really just showing other peoples videos and sitting in a chair making high art commentary (cough)... BUT then at the end the festival organizer asked if he could copy the guys videos from the DVD the guy was playing... Some video art DVD put out by some New York city gallery or some shit... it was all meh... BUT the guy was all "No I can't allow you to copy the other artists videos without paying... its illegal to copy that" And every 5 minutes you would stop his lecture and say "Your sure your not copying it right because I can't let you do thaT" Now the guy was already talking about how the videos play in these art galleries and that they are not online... So that told me that this old fool is living in the past and no real people see this shit... So I had enough... So this guy was all uppity cause he thinks he's some great video artist and he's in some foreign country... little did he know that I was an American... So after he asks the organizer guy for the third time if he was copying the videos I ripped into him ^ ^

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  1. Well what did you say?... Also when are you coming to London

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  2. Good for you, mDot. There's nothing worse than a self-righteous "artist" mis-treating people and trying to control everyone. Wish I had been there to see the look on the guys face when you gave him hell. Sometimes you just gotta stand up and call and asshole an asshole.

    I hope you don't have to deal with any of this in the rest of your tour. Good luck!

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  3. Nice! But that's only half the story! What were the reactions?

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  4. Sorry I had to leave as I was writing that post... So I just got into how that is old system thinking and the old system is dead and he said that someone couldn't give away a film for free and make money off of it... and I was all ahem... but I have... then he just started making excuses saying that "a person can create a myth about themselves to convince people to buy things" I was just all wha eveR... his videos were awful and in the middle of his lazy presentation he said "I'll be right back because I have to take a piss" then he left and came back 5 minutes later... Its sad that the fest wasted they money to get that sorry sack out here... including me there were 3 people there for his presentation.

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