US National Pigs in a Blanket Day

Dec2006 18

{mosimage}"Linking to copyright music posted elsewhere online without permission can be illegal, an Australian appeals court ruled today.



The issue before a three-judge panel at the Federal Court of Australia was whether Stephen Cooper, a retired policeman who ran the now-defunct site MP3s4free.net, was legally allowed to post links to mostly copyright MP3 files hosted on other servers. Cooper does not appear to have hosted any copyright music on MP3s4free.net."



I wonder what this would mean for torrent sites ...

Nov2006 20

{mosimage}I've just come back from the Kylie Concert, which was originally planned for June 2005, but was postponed due to Ms Minogue being diagnosed with cancer.


Now, she's back and looking great -- put on a little bit of weight, not that you'd overly notice. Her performance wasn't as animated as her previous concerts, understandibly and the concert included an interval. She took a number of breaks during the show, albeit to change costume as well.


The first song, "Better the Devil You Know", unfortunately was terrible, the sound engineers were still trying to get the levels right with the band and her vocals, and at one point half the speaker stack dropped out -- tho by the time her 3rd number was underway (2nd number was her new single with the Sister Scissors) everything was right.


Some of the other highlights for me were hearing "You have been Deleted" and then seeing Cybermen custumed dancers during the "Can't Get You Out of My Head" number, her singing "Turn It Into Love" one of my favs from her first album (the song was only released in Japan, where it went to #1) and she did an excellent version of "Locomotion" in a very "Big Spender" kinda-fashion.


On a side note, I felt my concerting experience was ruined by this little girl with her strobe light that she kept on, for the entire concert, something no other patron did. I guess it's not her fault, I blame the parents.

Sep2006 10

"He has smuggled fake artwork into Tate Britain, and sprayed a vision of paradise on the Palestinian side of Israel's "security wall".



Now, the "guerrilla graffiti" artist Banksy has taken aim at the cult of empty celebrity and its current poster child, Paris Hilton."





Aug2005 22

{mosimage}Anyone who has ever run their fingers over the keys of a synthesizer, or danced to pounding electronic music in a nightclub, owes a debt to Robert Moog.

Moog, one of the early pioneers in electronic instruments, died Sunday at the age of 71, after being diagnosed with brain cancer in late April.

An inventor and entrepreneur, Moog came up with an early synthesizer that was among the first electronic instruments to be widely used by musicians, and was ultimately deeply influential in the development of many modern music genres, from rock to electronica."

Jun2005 11

{mosimage}On Saturday night, Pete, Shane, Dale and I ventured into the Valley,
to Brisbane's own little superclub - The Family.


Two of the best DJs in
the world, Deep Dish (Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi) played an awesome four hour set, along with the
Boogie Pimps and other locals in the other rooms.



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