Thursday, April 30, 2009
I was on the phone with Scott when I took this picture back in early January 2007 on Bourbon Street. That's Fat Al. He's built for comfort, not for speed. Fat Al, that is, not Scott. Like I said before, Scott was built for something else.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
By the way, did you know Playing For Change has covered Marley? These guys know what they're doing. You should too.
Monday, April 27, 2009
ok, hopefully I will go to be soon...this is is great. reminds me of being in luke warm water looking at a sunset :)
[Author's Note: The above graph is actually a picture of a graph taken from my phone and uploaded here. It's amateur hour at The Shanty today. Converting TIFF files to JPEG files is really hard, so this will have to do. Hopefully, the graph's explanation below will cure any ambiguities created by the fuzzy text. If not, please comment below]
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Sorry for the link, having trouble embedding the video
No one should have to accept people “stealing” their work, just as no one should have to accept a company demanding that its business model works when it doesn’t. But we all have to adapt to new market realities. The way we communicate and distribute all kinds of information will continue to change at an alarming pace. Taking hard-line measures against file-sharing in the interests of a handful of large organizations sets a dangerous precedent for the future of privacy, net neutrality and freedom of speech. Intellectual property laws are about striking a balance between the interests of individual IP creators and society as a whole. If the law tips too far in either direction, the whole system will fall. Bad legal decisions on piracy may actually end up doing more damage than the piracy itself.
Though the case itself doesn't do much to offer in the way of solutions so much as it highlights the differences between the parties, solutions are probably more prevalent than the author would lead you to believe. I know some of our recent posts reflect some of the more successful varieties (I hope, at least). At the very least, the artists participating in these varieties seem to be doing well enough.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
"For Madmen Only." ~ Herman Hesse, 1927
"Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder, 'Why, why, why?' Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand."
~ Kurt Vonnegut, 1963
Monday, April 20, 2009
No caption needed-- just plain cool.