Blogs I've spotted;
- Left foot forwards. Welcome.
- Claudia bites who is part of the Harlot's Parlour collective.
- Ben's blog written by a serving prisoner. Very good.
- And now for something completely sectarian. Cool title.
- I's also like to say hi to two excellent science bloggers at lay science and punk science.
- Then there's free movement, a blog written by an immigration lawyer.
- The annotated weekender, amusing drawings.
- New Green blog A week is a long time. Yo!
- Young Greens in the north of Ireland, QUB Greens.
- Camden Green Party has a blog too. Follow it you Camdenites!
- Dave Osler on Afghanistan. Useful.
- Sunny discovers that the Tories saved the economy.
- Barkingside 21's Size Matters from was a thought provoking piece on economics.
- Molly continues the theme on economics and co-operatives.
- Pickled Politics looks at ways to reduce volunteering.
- Simon Dyda is blogging from the Plaid conference.
- I'm sending my sympathy to Jennie who's had a rotten time leafleting.
- Justin discovers a way to reduce radiation sickness.
- Is the SNP proposing a road tax for bikes? Yikes!
- 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.
And finally a completely bizarre video about something called Kancho;
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