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  • recordari,

    Yeah, heard the Chris Isaak too, but going chronologically, 1984 BB came first, I guess.

    Actually, please ignore all of the above posts, because I'm going to 'buy the rights' and sue there arses off and retire in the Bahamas. Any objections?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Alien Lizard (anag),

    Only if it's flute :)

    if they break the law, would that make them floutists...?
    I can see the headlines now:
    flaunting flautists flagrantly flout flawed folk law

    The Arrrgh Complex • Since Jan 2010 • 158 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    click clique clack
    brick break back
    top toff doff
    ich spreche Flöte

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    ?que

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

  • Samuel Scott,

    So many things to comment about!

    LANEWAYS was great - drinks token things are lame as heck though. Practically everyone in our tour party ended up with left over tokens at the end of the night. If cash handling is the problem then why not just have mobile eftpos? Eftpos is a high functioning universal technology in this country and when festivals don't use it annoys me to the core.

    The 3Ds ruled, The xx were impressive. The Dirty Three were shamans of glory.

    FLAGS - I wish we could have on flag that represented Maori and everyone else. I hate our flag. Its boring. I think 'tino' has comes with too much baggage. I personally would have no problem with it being our national flag, but a lot of people would.


    MusicHy.pe - I'm a bit confused about this website. In saying that I downloaded the Mint Chick stems and I'm looking forward to messing with their shit. It makes sense to me that The Mint Chicks would be looking to new post Warners ways of getting their music out. For one thing they are natural innovators and for another their record label has been sold for a second time...but this time without them. Its quite a weird situation.

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 304 posts Report Reply

  • Alien Lizard (anag),

    http://wikibin.org/articles/list-of-public-domain-characters.html

    I think I now have the beginnings of a new take on The League of Extraordinary Gentleman (or Fictional characters) ... Moore's lore (and lawyers) willing...

    and that explains why Cthulhu features in Matt Howarth's fabulous body of work...

    The Arrrgh Complex • Since Jan 2010 • 158 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    I'm quite happy that there are more alternatives to frigging iTunes. Not everyone is happy with Mr Jobs attempting to control their computer or their devices. We might bitch about Microsoft, but at least they don't try and sneak software on (Safari) that is completely unrelated to the functionality of the actual software you want to use. (Let's not talk about compulsory IE bundling with the Windows!)

    Also, frankly, a BIG chunk of binary code to pay for and download bloody songs from the Internet? How ridiculous.

    Finally, add me to the brave and the few who Don't Get It in terms of Akka Dakka or any other metal group. I like a couple of Black Sabbath songs, and one Metallica song where they don't actually sing. For some reason, though, nearly all of my partners have been rock chicks. Well, they've all been mostly femme too - obviously I like people who aren't too much like me (I wouldn't complain if a femme-type electronica fan threw herself at me - I'm sure they exist somewhere).

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 496 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    Samual Scott, you are the profit margin.

    Don't worry about me. we've been having a crate day :p

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1147 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Moskovitz,

    As I pointed out on Dub dot dash, I believe the the journo didn't hear me correctly in the phone interview - I said that signed artists only make a few cents per download, not two cents. Most signed artists are lucky to see 8-15 cents per iTunes download, and that sucks.

    MusicHy.pe is not offering "record deals" to bands, we're offering a platform service for bands and fans to interact. We're running competitions to remix and cover songs (which are released under Creative Commons sa-by-nc-nz licenses), as well as make music videos and t-shirts. The whole point is to enable bands to interact directly with their fans without people getting in the way who want to control the means of production, licensing, or distribution. Net result: bands can build better fan communities who want to contribute to and support the bands they love. Directly.

    Of course MusicHy.pe is a business and we need to make money, but we only want to make money where we're adding significant value, and we're not trying to control anything or anybody.

    Wellington • Since May 2009 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I do not see why copyright should be transferable. The rights should belong to the creator and to the creator's heirs, for a reasonable time. They should not be a commodity.

    There's hundreds of instances of people writing songs and then selling them to someone else to do the performance. We want people to be able to do that. Not every great song writer is a great performer.

    Being able to trade copyrights like shares seems bizarre however.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6217 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    ?que

    It's a secret. But if you work it out, I'd appreciate it if you let me know.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    As I pointed out on Dub dot dash, I believe the the journo didn't hear me correctly in the phone interview - I said that signed artists only make a few cents per download, not two cents. Most signed artists are lucky to see 8-15 cents per iTunes download, and that sucks.

    Thanks for coming by to clear that up, Dave.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19019 posts Report Reply

  • Alien Lizard (anag),

    Dislodged Masonry ahead

    click clique clack
    brick break back
    top toff doff
    ich spreche Flöte

    Magic!
    Illuminating...
    Mozart and Schikaneder
    saddle up for some brotherly love with homonyms

    Well that's just reading between the lines....

    The Arrrgh Complex • Since Jan 2010 • 158 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Well that's just reading between the lines....

    That'll do... Words, and then song.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye,

    RE: Laneway. I was in a bad mood anyway, the line-up was ace, but britomart must be the single worst venue for an outdoor gig ever conceived; wind tunnel & echo chamber; and there was no space to just sit. Maybe if they'd predicted the obvious problems with trying to overlap bands, they could've just put the two stages together at one end, BDO style, & had more empty space that was clear from stage/audience, thoroughfare & food queues, and that would've been much more pleasant; especially if they'd been able to provide some kind of extra seating. I felt like a fucken hobo sitting on the asphalt. Also, I thought it was pretty weird to need a couple of security guards whose sole job appeared to be trying to convince people to stop standing on the britomart skylights.

    Food (don't get me started on the "burger" I had): they'd made it explicit in the FAQs that there would be substantial food, including vegetarian options, but I thought those options were pretty bloody sparse. Then I got a lovely belgian waffle on a paper plate with plastic cutlery, but the only place I could find to eat it without making a big mess of myself & my paper plate was on the ground. See "fucken hobo", above. Again, maybe by adjusting their floor plan they could've fit in a couple of extra caravans as well as some tables (that is, if space was the determining factor for their lack of food options).

    I couldn't for the life of me grok the liquor voucher thing; apparently it turned out to be the swiz it seemed, so I'm thankful I didn't bother.

    I'm perfectly ok with the idea that every festival's going to have teething problems, but I think someone didn't anticipate the extra work that'd be needed to make it a pleasant, workable space. Compare it to gigs at Albert park or Myers park - I just find them a whole lot less claustrophobic.

    That said, I seem to be the only person complaining about the echo chamber & the poor use of space & sitting on the asphalt, so it's possible I was just in a worse mood than even I realised.

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 523 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    He has agreed to reassess when her idea is more concrete than just "I want a tattoo", not knowing what it will be.

    Yeah, she'll probably get more traction if she has a reasonable idea of the design and size she wants (for one thing, size affects how long she should book).

    Trouble is it is addictive when there is minimal feeling on my left side. :)

    Trust me, I've got good feeling on both sides and it's still addictive. ;) You know you've got a habit when the last thing you do before you leave the tattooist is book the next session. Good luck with the sleeve - how far down have you gone so far?

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • Samuel Scott,

    but we only want to make money where we're adding significant value, and we're not trying to control anything or anybody.

    Totally dude, adding value is 100% where its at in terms of digital music now surely and I am definitely in to alternatives to iTunes.

    Good luck with your venture Dave, I'm rather keen to hear what Joe Public does to The Mint Chicks.

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 304 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Well, it seems there'll be no Friday mufti thread today, so I'm just going to revive this old one for a couple of top tips:


    a) Simon Grigg has compiled a very interesting discography of iconic local record label Zodiac. Blog post about it is here.


    b) Enzology, RNZ's epic history of Split Enz is now available as podcasts (507 minutes @256!)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    If this is going to be the de-facto Friday thread this week, can I just say: Faith No More - you flippin' rock.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • stephen clover,

    Simon Grigg has compiled a very interesting discography of iconic local record label Zodiac.

    Oh wow, nice work Simon. Thanks so much!!! (have been obsessively hunting those Gremlins, Underdogs, and 'Tongues singles for a few years now..)

    wgtn • Since Sep 2007 • 354 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    have been obsessively hunting those Gremlins, Underdogs, and 'Tongues singles for a few years now.

    As have I although I have most gaps filled now. But the bad news for we 'spotters is that what you could pick up for a dollar or two a year or three back are now heading towards the $20 mark as the label becomes very collectable. I guess this list won't help that upward spiral.

    I bought things like the Gremlin's Blast Off and Sitting In The Park for cents in the 1990s. I've also caused a fuss amongst collectors because I have a copy of The Human Instinct's Hustler 7" which collector's chatter said didn't exist (I bought mine new in a Record / Hi Fi shop in Glen Innes circa '75). Never issued I was told...uhh, yes it was.

    KInda fun getting all obsessive-like over this and I'm loving the slow re-awakening in interest in NZ's musical legacy and pre-history (from a 2010 perspective).

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3209 posts Report Reply

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