I didn’t think this was really worth a news post, so I’ll put it here! iLiKETRAiNS will be playing a couple of songs live on Thursday’s Gideon Coe show on 6Music. You’ll be able to listen again online for a week after it airs, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/gideon_coe/. You can also listen again to last Friday’s (or maybe it was Thursday’s…) session by the English Travelling Wilburys, it was CLASS.
I haven’t pre-ordered the download of the new Radiohead album yet – although I would be prepared to pay the bargain basement price of Â£5 for it I’m going to save up and buy the CD-download-2xvinyl-book-artwork Â£40 version. I am tempted to order the download version for 1p just to see what happens – if I was them, I’d give people what they paid for so if they only send people 3 seconds worth of music, I would find that quite funny.
Of course if they charge me a Â£5 credit card handling fee I shall write a strongly worded letter to Mr. York and his band of un-merry men to complain.
Now I know it’s been around a little while in the ‘music press’ but now I’ve actually seen it in a shop, Hard-Fi’s new ‘non’ artwork is even more retarded than it sounds.
They appear to have decided that artwork = pictures, and have claimed to be not interested in that arty stuff, (or ‘We don’t need some airbrushed band shot just because it might be expected. Fuck that. This is about the music.‘ to be precise), so now their… well their cover art just says ‘NO COVER ART’.
I almost hope that it’s them being ironic, but I don’t think Hard-Fi have a collection of brain cells expansive enough to waste on irony.
Surely if they did have half a brain and really wanted to ‘break the rules‘ they should have avoided it all together and not had a cover at all (I’d like to note here that if you [mistakenly, who’d buy it voluntarily?] buy the album from HMV, you can get limited edition slip cover!), in fact why not go the whole hog and just cell the CD without a case at all. At least that way I’d have no wasteful packing from my new set of mug coasters.
DISCLAIMER: This post represents the opinion of the author and not facts based on any kind of intelligence tests that may or may not have been performed on the afore mentioned band or its members. Please don’t sue me, I may have the brains, but you have the money.
I haven’t written one of these yet, well I haven’t written much of anything but this was a bandwagon I had yet to jump on. Since I’m finding it quite amusing that lots of people seem to aimlessly post their wholly uninteresting thoughts into the world for others to.. well.. ignore, I thought if I got involved the whole thing might eventually implode.
Â Wait, I’m supposed to talk about music aren’t I. Umm…
“I was thinking that instead of the music industry suing all the people downloading music illegally, why can’t they sue all the people who listen to their walkman/iPod too loudly and annoy me every single day with their shit taste in music and out of time foot tapping. I’m pretty sure that unlicensed ‘public performance’ of music constitutes as a breech of copyright in some way and you know what, I’d report every single one of them – as long as I can be the one that stamps their expensive piece of conspicuous consumption into the dirt.”
Will that do?