Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Real music: Die Antwoord!

Okay, I know I keep yappin’ about how real music has gone to hell.  Here’s an act that is true, and if they’re not, well fuck I’m fooled.  Die Antwoord.  They are awesome.  They call themselves rap-rave.  They are from South Africa.  They are the hottest shit since microwaved poop.  I saw them live.  […]

Why I support piracy

I, Billco, am a strong supporter of piracy; I think it’s a great thing.  I say this, despite being a software developer, amateur musician and huge music/movie buff.  It doesn’t make any sense, right ?

Music, Code, and History

It’s funny how things evolve while you’re not paying attention. I’ve recently gotten back into my old hobby of producing music. Eons ago I had gotten pretty good at it, and a surprising number of my works wound up in various video games of the era (mid to late 90’s). Then one day, I had […]

BBC NEWS | Technology | Jury penalises music file-sharer

Jury penalises music file-sharer – BBC NEWS A Minnesota woman just lost in court against the RIAA, and has been slapped with a quarter-million dollar judgement. Now I don’t care how much music she was sharing (it wasn’t much!) or how badly she may have messed up her testimony, there’s just no fucking […]

NIN releases tracks on TPB

Trent Reznor, the man behind Nine Inch Nails, released three songs off the latest album “Year Zero” in multitrack format, making it possible for just about anyone with music software to remix the tracks. That in itself is nothing new, he did the same thing two years ago when “With Teeth” was released.