I clean up music data bases, I get PAID to do it and I encountered a situation that seems odd to me…
I usually like to use the Allmusic.com site to do discography lookups
to help me put “albums” in chronological order.
But tonight I was completely stymied in my efforts.
I’ve run into this problem before but thought nothing of it…
It seems someone at either Allmusic.com or Rovi where allmusic gets their database HATES the Canadian artist Bryan Adams.
(before you ask, YES I’ve tried all likely misspellings)
ALL efforts to locate his discography, any albums or songs either dump you to a “not found” page ENDLESSLY load (never getting there or eventually (after a matter of HOURS) dump you to a “404” page
and several times “The data base is undergoing maintanence, please try back later” (for a period of a week?)
I ran into this same error about six months ago and dismissed it.
The only logical conclusion is some idiot in management at allmusic (or Rovi) with an impossibly small penis (and a nasty attitude in inverse proportion)
hates this particular artist…
I don’t particularly like his work either, but the only references you can find is to Karaoke versions of his songs.
This to me is burning 1/26th of the Dewey decimal database because you hate the letter “G”. I’d really like to spend an hour or two in a locked room with the jackass… With a length of pipe to “adjust” their attitude in a permanent sort of way…
I get a bit irritable when someone intentionally makes my job more difficult.
and the fact that someone would intentionally ERASE or block access to data is offensive to me.