If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

Furthering the music discussion from a couple posts down…

So now the New York Times is reporting that Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is releasing his latest solo project, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes,” via BitTorrent for a mere six bucks.

BitTorrent will take 10% off the top and Yorke pockets the rest.

That’s right, the same band that seven years ago pretty much pioneered the act of giving away music.

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Freemium Outrage

http://wp.me/ppGLE-2y0

Okay, wait a minute…I thought we were permanently ensconced in the Age of Free, in an era where either you give it away or it will be illegally downloaded from you or ignored completely.

What gives then, Millennials, with all the outrage over Apple’s gift – gift meaning free, the word that has completely destroyed the record industry and is on the verge of bringing down Hollywood and maybe even…

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In Celebration of the Old World Order

Scotland chooses to stay obediently within the stolid and familiar fold of the United Kingdom, so what better way to celebrate the postponement of the collapse of the well established Establishment than by eating some “cake” in a joint called Bonaparte?

Why Scotland Should Stay UK…or not

All I want to know about this controversial vote is…how are the Bay City Rollers voting?

The Long War

I’m no dove – my twenty years in the navy will attest to that – but lately I’m feeling like a character in George Orwell’s 1984.

“No matter how hard he digs at his memory, Winston is uncertain whether a time existed when Oceania was not at war with someone.”

But still, I guess a Super Power’s gotta do what a Super Power’s gotta do…

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A Peek

Look, take a peek in

between the clicks, the scrolls

to see what you’re missing

or not – the whole bloody

lot of it

Still it’s there, ignorance be damned

Ignorance be blissed

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おはよう、ハミングバードくん!

Kurt Brindley:

A hummingbird at rest.

Beautiful.

Originally posted on HappyNest in America:

 ゆったりとした日曜日の朝を迎えました。プールの水面が朝の日差しを浴びてキラキラと輝いています。こんな日は、何だか素敵なことが起こりそうな予感が。。。とわくわくしていたら、起こりました!

 フェンスに絡みついているトランペットバインに、ちっちゃなお客様が訪ねてきていたのです!お客様は、地面に届くほど低空飛行でトランペットバインの花の中に顔を押し付けて、おいしそうに蜜を吸っていたのですが、そのうち、夫がしつらえてくれたネクター飲み場に来て羽を休めてくれたのです。
 
 嬉しくなって、即座にキッチンに戻って、水を沸かし始めたのは言うまでもありません。ハミングバード用のネクターは、2カップの水に1/2カップのお砂…

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March Headlong Into the Wind

March Headlong Into the Wind

HERCULES GONE MAD – PART ONE: Rebels for Love
Now available at Amazon

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木漏れ日

Komorebi - sunlight filtering through the leaves of the trees #Japan #language #nature #photography

Komorebi

I, by all means, am not a speaker of Japanese; however, I do appreciate the beauty of the language. I especially love how some of its words can be, at the same time, both simple and profoundly complex.

Many of the most moving and spiritual words are nearly impossible to translate properly into English because they convey more a feeling than a thought.

“Komorebi” is one such word that, to truly…

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