i wonder if anyone who writes into these threads have actually met Dave or know him? I am aquainted with him and from my knowledge of him directly would say he is no different than any other business man. I also know of artists who Dave has facilitated the release of their own CD's for no cost in return for the rights to sell with a number going to the artist directly to do with as they wish. They seemed quite happy with this arrangement as far as I know. I also visited CM's warehouse and purchased a number of tapes cd's and vinyl(some of major artists) in the past, always finding them more than helpful and knowledgeable about their vast stock of freely available music. If he were as bad as you all make him out to be i am sure he'd drive a much better car and be living a lavish lifestyle which any one seeing him would know is not the case. Dave is passionate about music in both preserving and collecting as well as being a talented player well connected to many well established artistes with whom he plays and associates - this hardly ties in with the picture most of you paint of him.