an unabashed embrace of the "ethnotechno" tag — sooooo 90s, no?
interesting post by blackdown about photographing london's "margins"
prancehall seems to want to have his cake and eat it too here, recognizing that coupe decale has filtered through the blogosphere as the latest hype but also using the term "du jour" to describe contemporary sounds from africa :: goatee or not, how does this representation differ from "trad" worldmusic discourse? and how much did the guardian pay for this piece?
doctorow on copyright/fight: "The Internet is a system for efficiently making copies between computers. Whereas a conversation in your kitchen involves mere perturbations of air by noise, the same conversation on the net involves making thousands of copies. Every time you press a key, the keypress is copied several times on your computer, then copied into your modem, then copied onto a series of routers, thence (often) to a server, which may make hundreds of copies both ephemeral and long-term, and then to the other party(ies) to the conversation, where dozens more copies might be made. Copyright law valorizes copying as a rare and noteworthy event. On the Internet, copying is automatic, massive, instantaneous, free, and constant."
'There was fear and trembling on the Internets earlier this month when the word went out that storied Harvard Law School professor Charles Nesson – "Billion Dollar Charlie" – had decided to go mano a mano with the most-hated institution in America. The Bush White House? No, the Recording Industry Association of America. "RIAA Litigation May Be Unconstitutional," headlined Slashdot, a self-described "news for nerds" website. "Harvard's Charlie Nesson Raises Constitutional Questions in RIAA Litigation," trumpeted ZDNet Government. "Insane Harvard Law Professor Promises MP3 Justice," proclaimed Gawker. …'
"In a bit of legal jujitsu, Charles Nesson, a Harvard law professor and founder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, is attempting to take the primary strategy used by the record companies and others to prevent illegal downloading of copyrighted material — the threat of lengthy and costly lawsuits — and prove that the underlying law — the Digital Theft Deterrence Act — is itself unconstitutional."
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The going rate for Prancehall’s “i did a book report” style pieces on Guardian blog is £50.
they need an authentic qualified ethnomusicologist at the guardian. maybe you could scan in your certificate and send it over. you’d be worth more than 50 quid a post with your qualifications. plus they are an equal opportunities employer so even people with goatees are allowed to work there.
pardon me, good sir, but i most certainly do NOT have a goatee.
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