Posts tagged Music

Rad Geek, to-day:

my latest sun is sinking fast
my race is nearly run
my strongest trials now are past
my triumph has begun
oh come, angel band
come and around me stand
oh bear me away on your snow-white wings
to my immortal home

~ Ralph Stanley (1927-2016) ~

Forever and Ever, Amen

    <p><a href="http://twitter.com/diveintomark/statuses/4669170574692353">RT @samablog: The real scandal is that a band that broke up over 40 years ago still enjoys the protection of copyright #Beatles #iTunes. <cite>Mark&#39;s Firehose</cite> (2010-11-17)</a>.</p>

But without lifetime-plus copyright, how will Sir Paul McCartney ever manage to put food on the table? If he doesn’t get that extra $0.99/song tariff until decades after his death, how will artists ever be properly incentivized to make music?

(Forwarded thanks to Mark Pilgrim.)

Re: Book Review: Burning Fight: The Nineties Hardcore Revolution in Ethics, Politics, Spirit and Sound

    <p><a href="http://catholicanarchy.org/?p=1677">Book Review: Burning Fight: The Nineties Hardcore Revolution in Ethics,  Politics, Spirit and Sound. <cite>catholicanarchy.org™</cite> (2010-06-30)</a>:</p><blockquote><q>Burning Fight: The Nineties Hardcore Revolution in Ethics, Politics, Spirit and Sound by Brian Peterson Revelation Records Publishing / $18.00 US (list) [Amazon] [Revelation Records] The terms “punk rock” and “hardcore punk” bring to mind a variety of images and stereotypes for “insiders” and “outsiders” alike. Cliches abound when the...</q></blockquote>

Q. How many hardcore kids does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A. 15. One to screw in the bulb, and 14 to sit around the living room complaining about how much better the old bulb used to be. (Also, the book review is really interesting.)

Friday Lazy Linking

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<li><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/e9h-N7QalEM/sfpd-cops-from-imagi.html">SFPD cops from imaginary anti-dance-party squad steal laptops. Cory Doctorow, <cite>Boing Boing</cite> (2009-11-18)</a>. <q>Autumn sez, "DJs at local underground parties have been losing their laptops to police raids - even when they're not DJing. They're being told that they'll lose their laptops - and often their livelihood - for an indefinite period of time, with no information on when or how to get...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2009-11-20.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2009/11/why-innocent-flee-from-police.html">Why The Innocent Flee From The Police. William N. Grigg, <cite>Pro Libertate</cite> (2009-11-05)</a>. <q>"Why did he run?" This question thrusts itself upon us every time an unarmed or otherwise harmless person is gunned down while fleeing from police.Often that inquiry takes the form that assumes the guilt of the victim: "If he did nothing wrong, why did he run?" It's also common for...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2009-11-20.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://donttasemeblog.com/2009/11/10-year-old-tasered-by-arkansa.html">10 Year old tasered by Arkansas police. <cite>Don&#39;t Tase Me, Bro!</cite> (2009-11-20)</a>. Officer Dustin Bradshaw, a grown-ass man working for the Ozark government's police force, decided to torture an "unruly" 10 year old with a 50,000-volt electric blast after she kicked him in the groin. Then he handcuffed her and arrested her for "disorderly conduct." The charge is that she "screamed, kicked and resisted" when her mother tried to get her to take a shower before bed. Officer Dustin Bradshaw's boss, Police Chief Jim Noggle, tells the press that he took no disciplinary action at all against Officer Dustin Bradshaw because "He had no other choice" than to torture, handcuff, and arrest her, because "he had to get the child under control." No, he didn't. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2009-11-20.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://donttasemeblog.com/2009/11/ri-governor-gay-couples-cant-b.html">RI Governor: Gay Couples can&#39;t be buried together. <cite>Don&#39;t Tase Me, Bro!</cite> (2009-11-20)</a>. Basher statism vs. bereaved families. In which hetero-politics goes beyond the usual meanness into utterly purposeless malice. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2009-11-20.)</em></li>