Tom Lachecki

(Tomalak Geret'kal)

On Festivals And Music

I went to Nottingham's Riverside Festival today, and it was astounding. Not just from the number of individuals present — from all walks of life — but from the talent that it demonstrated.

Is Solution For Entertainment Industry In Law After All?

Briefly exploring the world of the music business and how record labels don't tend to embrace on-demand access to music across the internet. Is the solution really to sit back and allow unfettered access to IP?

Brand Backs Barack

Russell Brand publicly threw his support behind Barack Obama at the MTV Video Music Awards in LA this weekend with some colourful language.

Toy-Box – The Sailor Song

I briefly discuss the music video for the third single released off of Toy-Box's debut album "FanTastic".

Fairytale of New Labour

The BBC has done good job of censoring that old Christmas favourite, Fairytale of New York. Tipped to make Christmas number one this year, the word "faggot" is being bleeped out on radio for the first time in the song's 20-year history.

Zuney Tunes

Whilst Microsoft fights to make Vista as cross-compatible with other stuff as it has to in order to avoid various lawsuits, inter-department communication apparently failed when it came to ensuring that the brand new media player would work with the brand new operating system.

Generic 'File Sharing' Defence Is Doomed From The Start

For those of you not already aware, the RIAA remains inexplicably unaware of any existing reason that they should not have total, uncontrolled access to the hard drive of a defendant accused of intellectual property violations.

The Customer Is Always Right, Right?

I've gone on a couple of times about how the recording industry on the whole needs to get used to the idea that embracing the internet as a free medium is a positive thing.

Another Artist With The Right Idea

Yay, Weird Al! Everyone's favourite parody artist has taken to "happily crediting the internet for his latest album htiting the top ten on the Billboard charts (his first ever top ten hit)".

And The Children Shall Be Led

Over the past few months we've seen more and more examples of attempting to brainwash kids into believing that all the new-fangled spy technology destined to restrict our freedom is actually a good thing.

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