Sunday, September 13, 2009

Weekending: it's back!

Blogs I've spotted;

Recent blog posts for your attention;
A few additional links;
  • Maybe I shouldn't link to it, but I thought the Plaid broadcast was interesting.
  • Matthew Ledbury is cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats. Sponsor him if you like.
  • Just came across the interesting site Yes2Wind.
Letter of the week from Monday's Independent;

I spent the 1980s working in the music industry, when record companies considered it fair and honest to expect their loyal customers to pay £15 to re-buy their Beatles albums, while insisting that their artists took a cut in royalties to help pay for development of the new technology. This windfall had the effect of making music executives lazy, and the decline in quality of music, plus the search for "an easy hit", followed.

The new fans now see music as essential but valueless in terms of money; I doubt that anyone under the age of 20 has any idea that music is not freely available.

The good news is that some people will always want to make music and others will always want to listen to it. This is great news for aspiring artists, who no longer have to run the appalling gauntlet of trying to get a record deal.

Richard Evans, Cowes, Isle of Wight

And finally a completely bizarre video about something called Kancho;

5 comments:

Benjamin Solah said...

You missed a link. A raging debate on my blog re. homophobic editors went on for 50 something comments.

pluralprogressive said...

Very much enjoyed the Plaid broadcast. Honest and easily digestible. You get the impression that it's a party not afraid to discuss itself with the public.


Luke

Claudia Bellocq said...

thank you for the link :-)

Jennie said...

Sympathy appreciated

Jo Anglezarke said...

Cheers for the link - I've linked back :))