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Goat – Die or DIY?

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Goat – Die or DIY?

December 7, 2011 Posts 11

Last Updated on June 13, 2022

Do You Know What Gets My Goat?

This site has a privacy policy (where I state that I’m pretty easy going for what people might say about me, The Crawling Chaos or our works – after all, comment is free….) and also a copyright statement which …er…states our copyright….

But what gets my goat is when dizzy anonymous bastards like DieOrDIY (calls himself Nick Allison) talk bullshit for commentary about reams of semi-known bands all under the guise of fair comment when all they do is upload full copyright works without either,

  1. even checking that the band has a website
  2. trying to contact the band
  3. posting the highly valuable back-links to the band’s or artist’s website

You see, if links were posted to the actual band content from where all music is listen-able and everyone can find out about the band and its music, it’d be great.

You see, if people like Nick took the time to make a video backed by a band’s music, and said where the music came from, that’d be great too.

Girly Pique

Nicki’s Girly Pique

But he’s done none of that.  (Amusingly, in a fit of girly pique while I’ve been internet-free for a month, he’s pulled his commentary and then has the sheer gall to suggest that we contact him to ask him if he’ll give us a backlink!  I tell you Nicki, try points 1, 2 and 3 above before jumping on your high horse.  Go on.  I dare you.  And while you’re at it, read the first paragraph above clearly.  You’ll then see that it’s not what you say about us that counts – it’s what you do. For those that doubt this, I posted his commentary in the original post below.  This is what Nicki now hypocritically and distorting-the-truth-ly says:


You’ll see his/her words are either in compete contradiction or a distortion of what I said.)

Lack of Honesty, Lack of Care, Lack of Integrity

Shoddy Diy Or Die

Shoddy Diy Or Die

But you see Nick, (and there are loads like “him” (he may be a girl for all I know as there are no personal details at all)),

  • finds the time to write several posts a day, and
  • finds time to transcribe from the original
  • or finds time to upload material he already has

…all to a file sharing website.

All the while, he artfully advises us to try the power of thought, whatever that may mean.

After all, his hidden persona drips out comment into the intertubes, not once referring to any artist directly but instead pointing us to their ripped-off content.  His only creation is his pointless drivel, struggling to say something when not much needs to be said.  If he chooses to fuck off back to the darkness, as many have done before him, he’ll go.  I’ve seen them many times.

Meanwhile, all the ripped-off artists remain.

Nicks says,

This is an attempt to contain an illustrated history of U.K. D.I.Y ,and anything associated with it,in one site. This can also include anything that fits the criteria of said genre, and its influences. If this makes any sense whatsoever I will be surprised,but i will attempt to make it seem like it does.

  • Nick.  I see the sense but you’ve failed.  You’re just a copy & paste merchant.   You’ve actually helped nobody.  Not one person benefits from your doodlings.  You’re not a compendium, a lexicon or encyclopaedia.  You are the weakest link.
  • Nick.  He gives it all away.  But it’s not his to give.  His name the clearest metaphor yet of what he does.


As for The Crawling Chaos, we have a shop.  We sell stuff.  Sort of.

But amazingly, you can preview all content before buying without even stealing it – how amazing is that!


11 Responses

  1. Strangely says:

    I’ve taken the time to check exactly what the “free publicity/promotion” wonderful Nicki’s site has provided since he first posted…

    15 clicks.

    Truly a marvel and a wonderful help to the myriad of struggling bands out there, past & present. Not.

    This demonstrates the fallacy of his argument. Couple this to the fact that the extra link to other copyright file he provided was downloaded 232 times shows the degree of theft involved.
    It’s only music, art and I.T. where people are supposed to work for nowt, apparently, in this modern world.

  2. Bono says:

    you arrogant prick

  3. Bono says:

    and your stuff is fucking shit.

  4. Bono says:

    Downloaded it for free, glad you never got the chance to rip me off for this rubbish. Now deleted the file.

  5. Bono says:

    If people wanted to buy this crap, they would!

    • Strangely says:

      ca m’est egal, au revoir anonymous french type, I fart in your general direction, your mother is a hamster and your father smells of elderberries, now go away or I shall taunt you a second time…

  6. Strangely says:

    News today that a person in the USA has been fined $675,000 for downloading 31 tracks. – see

    That’s not far short of $22,000 per track!

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