Stark confirmation that the music labels are nothing than a new Mafia How Big Music Threatened Startups and Killed Innovation | TorrentFreakPosted from Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia.
My old HTC magic decided to not get along with the Micro-SD card again (I’ll be glad to upgrade to newer hardware), so I ended up wiping everything on it and rebuilding my music on there. It’s 8Gb of storage, so I’m limited, so this is what I’ve ended up out of 60Gb of assorted MP3s: Laurie Anderson – the… Read more →
I just bought Gil Scott Heron‘s new album I’m New Here, and I’m loving it.Â It wasn’t until a few years ago that I picked up Ghetto Style at a remainder bin, mainly since I knew the phrase “the revolution will not be televised” (the Kleptones rework it as the revolution will be digitized), and vaguely knew that he was… Read more →
I just came back from watching John Cale, supported by Jack Ladder. I walked in just before the latter started, and the first thing I thought of was that someone had been listening to a lot of The Triffids. Actually, there’s also some Lloyd Cole in there as well, but it’s not really as derivative as that might sound, or… Read more →
According to an advisor to the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, the major studios could owe up to $60 billion (according to the same rules the industry applies to individuals they sue). Basically, the issue is with compilation CDs, for which the industry (Sony BMG, EMI, Warner et. al.) don’t take enough care in obtaining copyright licenses. There’s… Read more →
Banksy CCTV, originally uploaded by kipricephotography. By now, everyone’s probably seen some version or other of the Banksy CCTV mural. This one has that nice “small thing being surveilled” angle. Now there’s a new twist. A band that was too poor to afford a music video clip, performed in front of CCTV cameras and then demanded the footage using Britain’s… Read more →