Holiday’s over, I am back.
A big Thank You You Are Awesome to The Fine People of Galway, especially Colin and Paula, for showing us suck a great time, and a better quality of life than we poor London scum are used to.
London tastes funny, and I miss Galway already, but never mind that. I got a week of email to sort through, a mixtape to finish (this week, worry not), and an album to get into. I was downloading photos from the gig to post up here, but the battery went and I left the charger round ppf’s. Take that (/\) for now. Akira The Don & The Women, last Saturday, October 20th. Left to right – Me, Blonde Jeremy, Mika, Mary. Booya.
I have been getting lots of funny letters while I’ve been away. I might do a letters column this week if I get a bit of time. But in the meanwhile, this following piece of good advice was sent to me by one of my fine young American peoples. Check it:
“Hey PEOPLE, You all know how it feels when you’re talking to someone>>>online, and your mom is standing right behind you, reading every word that>>>appears on the screen. Then of, course the person swears or talks about how>>>much you love your crush or something and your mom reads it and tells you>>>to get offline that instant and not talk to that person anymore. Well, What>>>can we do about that? To solve this problem, now we have started the ‘code>>>9’ system. In code 9, you simply press the number ”9” when your parent or>>>sibling is watching over you shoulder as you type. The person you’re>>>talking to will know what your talking about, and begin a conversation on>>>homework or something. When your parent or sibling leaves, press ”99” to>>>let the person know that they are gone, so you can begin a normal>>>conversation again. Please send this to everyone you know so that Code 9>>>can begin to go into effect. PLEASE: Copy and paste it to other people, DO>>>NOT forward it.>>”
See that? That is forward thinking. That is innovation.
Oink.cd has taken back it’s frontpage from the BPI and their miserable, loserish, grasping chums. It now links to a google search for “what to use instead of oink”, making the point – when does it become illegal to link for stuff? Google will find you every pirated file out there. BPI gonna take out Google? Me think not. Taking out Napster did not stop P2P. These people are donuts if they think this recent spate of arrests will make a bit of difference. While they dillied, dallied, dithered and dicked about, refusing to face the reality of the situation, a whole generation grew up with a download-for-free mindset. Why weren’t you goons selling MP3s in ’97? Why weren’t you treating net like radio and taking a percentage off of ISP’s in exchange for their right to legally distribute noises willy nilly? Or something more forward thinking than, like, suing people and hoping they stop? Luddites! TORIES! You were flogging CDs for £16 in ’95. Dudes had the same record on vinyl, tape, and CD. You had more money than sweat glands, you pigs. You kept it all for yourselves. Now look at you. Dickheads.