For today’s post, I give you some tid bits of info that have, up until now, made my day. Enjoy:
The RIAA has decided to no longer sue copyright infringers‘ pants off finally noticing that after ten years of capitalistic debauchery it was indeed a ridiculous move to bitch-slap their customers around. Bit them in the ass pretty hard. Now they have no ass left but they still have their integrity. Having partnered with ISPs, they plan to follow in the steps of the French by having those ISPs notify the lottery-winning pirates when they’ve illegally downloaded songs, and warn them they’re being watched. If the pirates persist, they will risk losing their connection. (Reuters)
Heavy-Metal seems to be making a good comeback in Egypt! The Cairo government had silenced hard-rock related music genres in the 90s due to the explicit ‘satanical’ lyrics, unbearable to Egypt’s conservative establish order. Now bands are gradually expressing their right to rock. (Reuters)
‘Coldplay’s Chris Martin has admitted that the band’s 2000 single Shiver was essentially a Jeff Buckley ripoff’
Why would he do that? No seriously. Satriani, the Creaky Boards, Alize, 80 year old italian composers…and now this? The intricacies of the music business’ deontology remain a mystery to me. Come to think of it, wouldn’t surprise me if Satriani’s team dug this up to throw it in Coldplay’s face.
Youtube has released a feature letting users see a how many unique views a video’s got. To access the feature, visit the YouTube Insights page for the video in question and click ‘Show Unique Users’ under the ‘Views’ tab. Pretty cool to finally know if the great number of hits you got from Japan or something are generated by a single fan or by a community. (Techcrunch)
This has nothing to do with this week’s music news but I can’t resist the opportunity to introduce yet another robot band. Meet The Trons, a droid band created by musician Greg Locke who also loves to rock. Not as sophisticated as Captured By Robot! but still freakin’ awesome. Watch them jam in their basement. Also watch this very cool Captured By Robots!’s gig . Oh and, while looking for the two previous vids I encountered this other bad-ass robot drummer rockin’ with robot-stippers on stage. Just how damn cool is this: