Latest From Rory: Goodbye Lala, We Hardly Knew Ye

June 1st, 2010

Goodbye Lala, We Hardly Knew Ye

A friend of mine called a few minutes ago and asked what I was doing. Watching the last few hours of life tick away for, I replied. was one of the sweetest ideas to come along in the last few years. Now it’s gone. Why? Because it was too good, and because they were competition for “you know who.”

What do we do when a competitor comes along, and they offer something so wonderful and so innovative, they are a threat to “business as usual?” We buy it and then, after a decent time, we bury it.

When I first visited Lala, it was love at first listen. Any music on the site was mine to hear, one time through. If I wanted to buy it, I could. The price was reasonable. I bought and bought and bought. This was nirvana to my songwriter ears.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a sad musical day. May Lala rest in peace.

It reminds me of that period in American history when robber barons roamed the country, making sure their competition was no longer competition. History is repeating itself.

Keep writing,


One Response to “Goodbye Lala, We Hardly Knew Ye”

  1. Allyson Says:

    June 5th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    What a wise insight, Dad. I really liked your post, almost as much as I liked Lala itself. Like you, I spent May 31st strolling through the Lala Landscape, spending the last of my Lala moula. A sad day, indeed.

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