I’m not really familiar with a lot of 30 Seconds to Mars music, but their live performance last night was epic. So energetic and animated. Jared Leto was hilarious; they released balloons all over the goddamn place, they brought what seemed like a hundred people on stage, and he kept saying “put your meat hooves up in the air!!” and I couldn’t stop laughing at that. I think this song is the one I liked best of all the ones they played - but I’m going to try to listen to a bit more because their performance was really energizing.
What bothers me about this whole thing is that it’s not that the music was given away for free now and people should be grateful because that’s what U2 tried to do in the first place. It’s about DATA being added to your personal device without your consent. Whether you like the music or not is irrelevant. People did not explicitly WANT the music [data] on their device and did not initiate the download themselves. This is a privacy issue, not a be-fucking-grateful-for-our-music issue.
What if someone hacked iTunes and sent child porn to everyone’s phone? Or photos of incest? Or .mp3s of people getting murdered? People feel like their losing control of their data and their privacy, and this is just another rung added to the ladder.