Travel with me now to the realm of the infinitely stupid... I've just learned of this. https://www.npr.org/2019/06/19/7340...oversy-legal-issues-mount-for-universal-music https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-48745638 Apparently, per the NYT, that the fire at Universal Studios Hollywood back in 2008, which destroyed a warehouse storing some pretty spectacular inventory that Universal reported at the time as being only a minor annoyance, was anything but. According to The Times, the warehouse that burned was the archive of master recordings going back many many decades, storing not only the originals, but also the duplicates made as a backup in the event of something bad... Like a fire. Incredibly, given what this warehouse stored, it had no active fire suppression system...sprinklers. More incredibly, the geniuses stored backups and originals together. Then, according to the Times, they lied about it. Lied to the public, to shareholders, and the artists whose material was lost. Lost was not just the stuff that made it to records, but also the stuff that didn't...out takes and complete songs that could have made new albums of the work of people like Petty, Cobain, and originals of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald... Apparently the artists are not happy. Learning 11 years later that the music they trusted was cared for forever, should they ever want to...whatever...is gone. After being told by Universal that everything was fine. Vacationland for lawyers in love.