The Irony of commercialism

I have a spam filter on this blog. That’s one of the mixed blessings of blogging: once in a while I get bombed with comments like “Like your page, interesting comments” and then fifteen links to online casinos, phentermine, cialis and texas holdem. Most of them never see the light of day, thanks to efficient […]

“Lyrics Dustup Ends in Apology”

Wired News: Lyrics Dustup Ends in Apology Kinda interesting, this one… Especially the last couple of paragraphs. Beginning in January, the Music Publishers Association, of which Warner Chappell is a member, will begin pursuing a campaign against 5 to 6 such companies, according to MPA CEO Lauren Keiser. “Lost revenue for rights holders is in […]

Thank god! There is still hope!

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Young ‘prefer illegal song swaps’ So, the question of file sharing and illegal music sites is coming up again. One consequence is that dylanchords is temporarily down. “Sam Spade” first posted a note in a different thread, about the record industry being intent on stopping sites like this one. Fair […]

The Airwaves, They Are A-Changin’

The Airwaves, They Are A-Changin’ Amazing how we think the same about things, Dylan and me :-) It’s only a month or so since I wrote: Why doesn’t he give us something he’s interested in? He obviously loves old music, the kind of songs he rips off and records with new lyric collages, the kind […]

“Song sites face legal crackdown”

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Song sites face legal crackdown Before you act: there’s no point in writing comments like: Where’s the zip file? I want the zip file. Can you please send me the zip file? well well… What can I say? Several people have sent me links to this and other similar news […]