Thursday, March 15, 2007

Exile from a semiotics education at Brown

Maybe we should take a poll...does Pussy Galore sound better if you think of them as:

a) postdada art project


b) incompetent rock band

Me, I go back and forth. Let me just say that not only does the Galore=Stones Sonic Youth=the Beatles dichotomy totally work and completey (almost at least) explain the 80s noise underground, but attempting to be the Stones just had to be the band's inevitable as a hockey fight expression of its Pussy Galoreness...think about it: overeducated middle class wannabe black ass-shaker and his friend/foe the junkie guitar genius...Stones or Galore? Shut yer mouth, it's both kid!

Pussy Galore - Exile on Main Street


awesome Pussy Galore review/history from Vinyl Mine (scroll down)

1986 Pussy Galore interview from Conflict magazine

Friday, March 09, 2007

Open Letter to Colleges and Universities

RIAA-fighting attorney Ray Beckerman has posted an open letter to universities whose students have been targeted by the RIAA

What you should, at a minimum, do for your students.
What you can do is insist that the RIAA stipulate with you that (a) any motion for an order granting discovery of the students' identities will be on notice, both to you and the students, rather than ex parte, (b) that the RIAA must furnish to you, for each "John Doe", a copy of the summons and complaint and exhibits, a full set of the motion papers, and a full set of all other court documents which are required to be served on the defendant when an action is initiated... for you to distribute to the affected students.
If the RIAA refuses to so stipulate, you should go to Court yourself and get an order requiring them to comply with these fundamentals which are required by due process.

What you should also do.
The courts have held that in order for a claimant to get an order for discovery of confidential names and addresses of a John Doe in a copyright infringement case, it must make a prima facie evidentiary showing that it has a case for copyright infringement against each "John Doe".

Since the RIAA has been proceeding ex parte, however, and since they weren't challenged by the ISP's, judges have signed off on the orders even though supported by mere conclusory hearsay of suspect reliability. (Compare the courts of the Netherlands and Canada, where the ISP's challenged the application for "John Doe" information, and the Courts refused to grant the discovery orders, due to the unreliability of the RIAA's investigative "method").

from Recording Industry vs. The People

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Dublin Rock City

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Göööööööööd And Taüg!!!!!

Güüd In Tög

Friday, March 02, 2007

Good En Tag!!!

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