Driving along Bedminster Parade, Bristol, 2pm, Friday, scruffy looking middle-aged cyclist rides past in the opposite direction, one hand on the handlebars, the other clutching a half drunk can of Stella.
Gowers Review of Intellectual Property It does propose harder inforcement of IP but proposes exceptions for back-ups of audio / MP3 players etc and "suggests that exemptions to copyright law should be allowed for 'transformative works'. This would permit the use of copyright material in new and creative ways, so long as it did not detract from the value of that material or offend artistic integrity. It calls on the EU to amend the law to allow for that exception. It would allow 'rappers' and other creators to rework old material." [sources: Music Thing, The Times]
Meanwhile, musicians with their heads up their asses call for extension of copyright.
The Mighty Monkey God Manuman (of Monkey Steak) returns with the final(?) instalment of his mix trilogy: Hanuman - Ornithology Mix [Webpage with 52MB MP3 & tracklisting] Another great and varied mix. The two previous instalments are also linked on the page and there's a nice little interview with Jon there too.
E:LF - CHIPS N BITS MIX (HBMP302) [46MB MP3] Electronic Lifeform collects together the best examples of 8bit audio destruction! TRACK LISTING : 01 50 CENT VS C64 - JOSSTIN TIMBERLAKE 02 CHIPRAPE - STU DROPDABOMB 03 FAT BITCH - MERVNSHROOMY 04 PHONETERROR - PSILODUMPUTER 05 PS GENERATION - FIRESTARTER 06 DEFINE - DRX 07 IM SORRY EMINEM - CARL 08 CHECK THIS OUT - FIRESTARTER 09 ATARI UNDERGROUND CHIPTUNE RESISTANCE - STU DROPDABOMB 10 LEVEL 1-2 - ONE PLAYER GAME 11 PAIN SNAIL – HELLO
:: Dan 8.12.06 [Arc]
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I had the idea of setting up a blog specifically for reviewing local news papers, but then gave up on it as it seemed like far too much effort. Instead, I think I'll post some random examples here now and again when I can be arsed.
In his book Down Under Bill Bryson explains why he likes to buy a local news paper where ever he travels. He thinks the local interest and day to day mundanity are fascinating and can tell you something about a place. I always found this difficult to reconcile with my memories of growing up in Bristol with the Evening Post (colloquially known as the bog roll) dropping turd like through the letter box every evening and spreading its heavily biased opinions on the state of the city, scare mongering stories about youths roaming the streets, and some old ladies stolen tortoise with a Lego wheel in place on one leg. So how does the rest of the country fair?