Friday, February 2, 2007

Dosh @ The Echo 2/1/07

One more post for the day. Just wanted to mention I saw an amazing show at The Echo last night: Dosh. Martin Dosh, that is. He makes funky jazzy experimental ambient music that's real purty. And he's from Minneapolis, no less! (Minnesotans make my heart smile.)

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RIAA gets bitchslapped

I really shouldn't be posting this as I work for the AFM and all, but I'm going to anyway.

The recording industry’s cartel known as the RIAA still hasn't stopped its ridiculous crusade attacking grandmothers and teenagers with enormous lawsuits for mp3 swapping. But 16-year-old Robert Santangelo isn't taking it lying down.

He filed a countersuit raising 32 defenses, including claims that the record companies, "ostensibly competitors in the recording industry, are a cartel acting collusively in violation of the antitrust laws and public policy" by bringing the piracy cases jointly and using the same agency "to make extortionate threats ... to force defendants to pay," the AP reports. His suit also claims the companies "have engaged in a wide-ranging conspiracy to defraud the courts of the United States."

You go, boy.

The RIAA claims it's trying to protect recording artists, but musicians themselves are speaking out in increasing numbers against its practices (see here). Seems to me all it's trying to protect is an archaic, bloated, overly bureaucratic system which hurts the very artists it claims to want to help.

Rather than spending millions in petty, irrational lawsuits (of which artists see not one dime, btw), the RIAA should focus its energy on working toward creating a legal means by which consumers can use file sharing programs while making sure that artists see their fair share. Sane organizations like Electronic Frontier Foundation are taking steps toward finding a constructive solution. If you want to take a stand against the madness, sign the EFF’s petition.


That's entertainment...

Anton (of The Brian Jonestown Massacre) bulletined the following interview on myspace today.

Subject: interview with a well known swiss webzine today

1. You have in Portland this great rock scene, which involves BJM, the Dandy Warhols and many more. All BJMs albums are much better than "Dandys rule ok" and they've had the contract with Capitol... What's your reaction when you see that the Dandies have grown such big today compared to BJM who is still considered sub-underground at least here in Europe - and very probably in the States, too?

we do much better than you think.besides,i live in nyc,manhatten...i just don't know what you think it is that you know about my project.
all of our music is for free on the internet on our website.60,000,000 downloads. i'll laugh at you in my tour bus next time i come to europe.jesus christ. get you fucking facts straight.i don't feel the need to put the dandy warhols down to make my self feel better.but i take offence at your total lack of any grap of reality.maybe it's a cultural thing or something.whatever.

2. What do you consider different with this new EP "We are the radio" compared to the past recordings?

travis millard did some bitchen artwork and sarabeth tuceck sang amazeing.what do you think?

3. Does the title mean that you consider it should be the kind of music people should hear on the radio instead of all that new rock crap?

it means 12 year old hack defence means fuck you you will never understand because i am the boss and you have a means we don't need your magazines,or your oppinions to tell us what is means you are on your way to extinction my friend.ones and zeros are about to make you obsolete fucking iddiot.

4. ...and why an EP and not a LP?

well let's say i am fucking your girlfriend while you are at work and she has allready came six times....why should i make her come ten times....just to feel like a man as i whipe her blood off of me?
fuck you.

5. About the name of your band, is this a kind of message such as "kill your idols" or something?

i don't need to lift a finger to wreck your are an asshole and you will fall just like rome you son of a bitch.

6. "A collaborative effort with Anton in order to make an album ends up in being HIS own vision." (Campanella, in Tepid Peppermint Wonderland booklet). Do you agree that it is frustrating working with you?

i did not say that.
ask rob.he loves to see his name in print.
i don't fucking care about you,your oppinions,your questions,your readers or any of this bullshit.fuck you that's what i think.
i think the fact that george bush is the president of the united states and europe sucks his dick puts to rest the notion of white spremacy forever.

fuck you.

7. What would you say to people who come to a BJM show just to see whether there's gonna be a stage fight or something?

i say your questions are this for a 10 yearolds fanzine or something?

8. What is your best rock souvenir?

your teethmarks on my me a favor and don't bite so hard when i come fuckwad.

9. ...and the worst?

getting rid of the smell of your tounge off of my anus.

10. How do you see yourself in 10 years?

i am not like you,i look at beautiful girls,flowers and nature....not myself.

11. What are the 3 records you would take on a desert island?

i would bring someone to build a life with.i am not a music nerd.

Thank you Anton. I'll keep you informed as soon as it will be online.



ok then.