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Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
I just know that Little Fish never sounds safe to me. They sound unhinged, in a good way. When I watch them perform I feel something, and it isn’t just lust for a sexy frontman or pain as an overenthusiastic fan jumps up and down on my foot.
Miranda‘s inaugural post for Little Fish’s Women in Rock site is the fantastically titled The Sound & The Feeling. It’s all about music, personal history, and the realisation that you’re a part of something bigger.
Composed using chords, bass notes and vocal samples from the film ‘Up’.
Hat tip: Denise
Santa, if you’re collating your list this early in the year then I want an otamatone please.
One thing I definitely want to say is that, from the start, we’ve surrounded ourselves with people who believe in us. Even when we’ve had no money, the same people have been behind us and worked on our behalf over the years. It’s not about being lucky with record companies – it’s about the people who’ve stuck with us through thick and thin. So this is a celebration for about three dozen people, and we’re going to throw ourselves into their arms and have a massive party. And I have to say, on a final note, we’re all very, very accomplished drinkers.
- Guy Garvey from Elbow on winning the 2008 Mercury Music Prize
He’d love that wouldn’t, he? To be the organ grinder at existence’s funeral.
Radiohead perform a new song at the Malahide Castle gig in Dublin.
I’ll be trying this later on tomorrow… just for the hell of it.
Hat tip: Seb.
Updated 22nd Oct 2007: Right, so I’ve given this a couple of listens through and they fit together insomuch as you’d expect any two albums from an artist to fit together. I’m not buying that it’s deliberate.
Ian Rogers of Yahoo! Music has had enough of the shortsightedness of the music industry and he’s not going to help them screw over customers any more.
Last week, in a excoriating talk, he lays out his history of involvement with music on the internet, and exactly why their position to date has been ridiculous and petty.
Suing Napster without offering an alternative just seemed like a denial of fact. Napster didn’t invent the ability to do P2P, it was inherent in TCP/IP. It was like throwing Newton in jail for popularizing the concept of gravity.
I’m here to tell you today that I for one am no longer going to fall into this trap. If the licensing labels offer their content to Yahoo! put more barriers in front of the users, I’m not interested. Do what you feel you need to do for your business, I’ll be polite, say thank you, and decline to sign. I won’t let Yahoo! invest any more money in consumer inconvenience.
It’s heartening to see someone in Ian’s position taking this stand and saying “no more”. The question is whether the music industry is listening.
I suspect not.
Hat tip: Nat Torkington at O’Reilly Radar.