Archive for September 27th, 2005

The Old Ceremony
There is this guy Django Haskins who is a wonderful writer and performer. He lives somewhere here in town. I’m not managed to see his shows with International Orange or The Old Ceremony or solo. But I heard a cut or two by him on the local low power FM station WCOM.

Then I looked him up and found his website. His shows were listed and I tried to catch him between his trips to NYC, but I’m too pooped to pop and too old to stroll as the song once went. But I did download rough cuts of his music and became pretty attached to American Romeo, Ole, and Blood and Oil.

Today strolling by School Kids Records, I noticed that the window display was for the new Old Ceremony CD. I checked it out. On it were the songs I had liked as roughs. The CD was on consignment to the store so the chance that I might find it any where else were slim. [yes, you can buy it online at this link] Of course I bought it. I was delighted that the money would go to a local record store and to the band. It’s a professional product in every way and very very listenable.

Chapel Hill Pop Noir — so they say.

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Jamie Boyle’s Financial Times article just appeared online last night and I posted an article about it on SlashDot. Just for fun, here’s what I submitted:

It’s always amazing to see an article in Financial Times that supports webcasters and open source, but James Boyle sticks it to WIPO (who deserves the sticking) in his latest article, “More rights are wrong for webcasters”. Boyle lays it out so that “economists, political scientists and people who simply want to make money” can get what’s wrong.
But is Yahoo! the webcasters’ enemy? as Boyle says.

And here’s what showed up on SlashDot:

“It’s always amazing to see an article in Financial Times that supports webcasters and open source, but James Boyle sticks it to the World Intellectual Property Organization in his latest article, “More rights are wrong for webcasters”. Boyle lays it out so that “economists, political scientists and people who simply want to make money” can get what’s wrong.”

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