Digital Wrongs Management

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: I really hate DRM. If ever there’s a technology designed to drive customers away from legitimate music, film, and tv downloads, and back to bittorrents, then DRM is it. I had an infuriating experience over Christmas recently trying to watch a movie I’d downloaded off LoveFilm. ...

Deserves the Widest Possible Audience…

Via Rhodri, Charles Arthur and mytornadohell.livejournal.com, comes this article by Caroline Phillips from last Tuesday’s Evening Standard. You’ll want to read it in full for the full effect. You may wish to read it several times. You may wonder if it is simply a parody. It is not. Of course there’s nothing in the slightest ...

“She is a normal girl and he is a normal man”

So presumably in future I should expect not just the cheeky girls to be wandering past our house, but Lembit Opik too? I’ll start composing my haiku now.

Say What You See

So we finally went down to the Screen on Baker Street to see Casino Royale on Saturday night. Yeah, I know, about three weeks after everyone else, but there you go. And it’s really good, of course, but that’s more than could be said for our fellow viewers. Just like Rob and Al before us ...

“Driving Down the 101”

After 4 days in San Fran, it was time to move on. It was about a 10 minute walk from our hotel down to the car rental office, where we were due to collect our convertible. All downhill, though, and not via The Tenderloin, so I figured that we’d be fine to walk down there ...

It Was Only A Matter Of Time…

Any plans I may have had to catch up with some blogging in this slightly quieter of weeks have been dashed somewhat by the fact that my ageing laptop nearly died last night. I’m not a happy bunny… it was sitting on the table happily downloading some files when suddenly there was a funny noise. ...

Bank Error In Your Favour…

Ooh-err. Post number 500. I feel like I should be writing something all significant and important… A retrospective of the 3 years and 10 months (has it really been that long?) that have passed since my first post on the 20th January 2003. Perhaps the exactness of the time period is somehow fitting. Perhaps it’s ...

How The Music Industry Works

I’ve harped on about this before, of course, with other gigs (Hard-Fi anyone?) but I think it deserves to be repeated: Xfm’s Winter Wonderland Sold Out! Xfm’s Winter Wonderland sees The Kooks, The Feeling, The Automatic, Boy Kill Boy and more, all playing London’s Brixton Academy. Tickets went on sale this morning at 9am (November ...

Freedom2BeShit

A couple of apologies: 1) Well (if anyone still cares) I will get around to documenting the rest of our trip to America eventually, but, you know, it’s just finding the time and all that… 2) Then again, most of the times recently that I’ve thought I might pop over and write a blog, the ...

Burritos in the Mission

In the evening, after we’d biked the bridge and had some fun, we went down to the Mission, an area named for the Catholic missions built a couple of hundred years ago in an attempt to convert the natives, but now famed for its Mexican food. In particular, burritos. We caught the bus down. As ...