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Was chatting with JuliaD and this popped into my head, fully formed. Thought I’d blog it. :)

“Every Word You Type”
[sign to the tune of "Every Breath You Take" by the Police]

Every word you type
Every card you swipe
Every move you make
Each ID you fake
They’ll be watching you

Oh, can you see
They are watching me
How that CCTV shakes with every step I take.

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every online play
They’ll be recording you

Oh can’t you see
They are watching me
Now my foot print grows right under my nose

Every move I make
Each photo I take
Every meme I wake
Each purchase I make
They’ll be watching me

Since you’ve found you can’t get lost without a trace
In your dreams at night they can see your face
You look around but it’s you they can replace
You feel so cold and you long for private space
I keep crying mr, mr please

Every move you make
Every phto you take
Every smile you fake
Each purchase you take
They’ll be watching you

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iNudge

Sep. 27th, 2009 08:40 am
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iNudge Rules. It reminds me of the great leonide.de exploratorium of years ago that I was obsessed with. This is my little version of patterns. You click on the boxes in the right column to see the patterns, and in the lower left is the volume curve. If it is dark but the button below it is pressed, I’ve muted that channel. You can click on the button and that pattern will turn on.

This is great as it allows children to create riffs and share them, and other people can mod them as well… does just what it says… allows children to explore sounds and music patterns.

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Back to school with RIAA-funded copyright curriculum – Ars Technica

School kids in America could certainly stand to learn about copyright in the classroom—it’s a fascinating topic that increasingly impacts the life of every “digital native” and intersects with law, history, art, and technology. But should they be exposed to industry-funded materials meant to teach kids:

That taking music without paying for it (”songlifting”) is illegal and unfair to others (RIAA)
Why illegally downloading music hurts more people than they think (ASCAP)
How the DVD-sniffing dogs, Lucky and Flo, help uncover film piracy (MPAA)
To use problem-solving approaches to investigate and understand film piracy (The Film Foundation)
The importance of using legal software as well as the meaning of copyright laws and why it’s essential to protect copyrighted works such as software (Business Software Alliance)
If this sounds more like “propaganda” than “education,” that’s probably because Big Content funds such educational initiatives to decrease what it variously refers to in these curricula as “songlifting,” “bootlegging,” and “piracy.”

Actually, I think this is great. The best thing the RIAA has done ever. By making every child aware of the corporate interference with their culture and cultural expression, they’re giving kids the best opportunity to think differently and fight for cultural expression that is outside of their purview.
Go RIAA!

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Uploaded a new melody I’ve been writing on guitar. Getting to know garage band. Good way 2 keep ideas. thought I’d share.

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Jeremy is again in a sharing mood, sending me this link for Aviary - Creation on the fly / tools

All of our tools are based right in your browser or as downloadable AIR applications. Our tools all communicate and relate to each other. To illustrate an example: You can import a swatch from Toucan into Phoenix, while doing complex bitmap processing of a 3D object developed in Hummingbird. Finally, you can take your finished artwork and lay it out in Owl as the DVD artwork for a music CD you and your friends put together in Roc and Myna and offer it for sale in our marketplace, Hawk.

Sounds useful for educators and kids alike.

Ultravox

Nov. 26th, 2007 06:51 pm
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In the late 1970s I was a very big fan of Ultravox, and their original singer John Foxx. They became popular after he left, but that’s another band to me. These are two songs off their first album that I thought I’d share.

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I love fishing with john. I’ve only seen the series once. John Lurie [Lounge Lizards and many of my favourite movies] did a short fishing show. And it is good. Here’s one segment where they’re fishing in Jamacia… john and tom waits: Online Video: Fishing with John - Tom Waits | Veoh Video Network. It is a 200+ meg file.

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Jobs goes on the offensive right on the apple website:Apple - Thoughts on Music. I haven’t been playing close attention, but a number of reports of the EU coming down heavy on Apple’s DRM (Digital Rights Management) restrictions have been popping up. Jobs response is clear…. it is not us, it is the record companies, and they’re largely European… so get off our backs and look in your own back yard… hee hee.

Much of the concern over DRM systems has arisen in European countries.  Perhaps those unhappy with the current situation should redirect their energies towards persuading the music companies to sell their music DRM-free.  For Europeans, two and a half of the big four music companies are located right in their backyard.  The largest, Universal, is 100% owned by Vivendi, a French company.  EMI is a British company, and Sony BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann, a German company.  Convincing them to license their music to Apple and others DRM-free will create a truly interoperable music marketplace.  Apple will embrace this wholeheartedly.

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AppleInsider | It’s official: Apple and The Beatles kiss and make up: “Apple and The Beatles’ parent company Apple Corps said Monday they have entered into a new agreement concerning the use of the name “Apple” and apple logos, ending a testy trademark dispute dating back nearly three decades.”

This will make many people happy. Personally, I enjoyed the fight.

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Slashdot | Global Collaborative Music Experiment: “Last year, 165 bands completed the RPM Challenge: to record an original album (10 songs or 35 minutes) during the 28 days of February. The idea is to get musicians to set aside the barriers that stop them from working on their music and simply devote a month to getting it done. This year, more than 300 bands from around the world — including two groups from McMurdo station in Antarctica — have already signed up at www.rpmchallenge.com, and this time the organizers of the challenge have built into the site the ability for bands to share samples with each other. If a band chooses to upload a sample into the Sample Engine, then any other participating group can use it however they like. The possibilities for global collaboration are vast!”

Ah, this is a good thing. With Danny and I starting up our Songchild project this year, it is wonderful any time I hear people are finding new tools for sharing stories and songs.

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KittyGeorge sent me this link to Soundart which talks about circuit bending, which seems to be the abuse of sound creating devices for creative ends… which are very pretty.

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Just what we need: Tom Waits News @ The Eyeball Kid. Lots of video links, and such.

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Natacha Atlas is playing at the Phoenix tonight! I’m not going, but I hope someone is! She’s amazing.

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Danny and I are starting a project focusing on open licensed children’s music. I’ve found things like Splice and Freesound, but I’m wondering if there’s anyone out there who ‘knows’ the field and has suggestions.

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Just ordered M-AUDIO - FireWire 410 - FireWire Mobile Recording Interface from Saved By Technology!

Planning to use it with Danny Bakan and his arts-based education class at Ryerson to record and release children’s songs under some sort of open source license.

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I saw this on BoingBoing; Neil Young is playing his entire album, Living with War, online for free. Just click and listen.

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