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Did you know…

February 15, 2006

John Schneider had a top 100 hit in 1981 with his cover of “It’s Now Or Never?”

Yes, that John Schneider.

Music Industry Goes After Lyric Sites

December 9, 2005

Peter Tosh – DOWNPRESSOR MAN – Lyrics

Downpressor man, where you gonna run to
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to
Downpressor man, where you gonna run to
All along that day

You gonna run to the sea, but the sea will be boiling
When you run to the sea, the sea will be boiling
When you run to the sea, the sea will be boiling
All along that day

You gonna run to the rocks, the rocks will be melting
When you gonna run to the rocks, the poor rocks will be melting
When you run to the rocks, the rocks will be melting
I said all along that day

So I said downpressor man, where you gonna run to
I said downpressor man, where you gonna run to
I said downpressor man, where you gonna run to
All along that day

You drink your big champagne and laugh, hahahahaha
You drink your big champagne and laugh, hahahahaha
You drink your big champagne and laugh, haha
All along that day

I wouldn’t like to be a flea, under your collar man
I wouldn’t like to be a flea, under your collar man
I wouldn’t like to be a flea, under your collar
All along that day

You can run but you can’t hide
You can run but you can’t hide
You can run but you can’t hide
Telling you all along that day

You gonna run to the lord, begging him to hide you
You gonna run to the lord, begging him to hide you
You gonna run to JAH, begging him to hide you
All, all along the day

And I say downpressor man
where you gonna run to
where you gonna run to
Downpressor man
where you gonna run to
(Downpressor man)
I said all along, along that day

(downpressor man)
Downpressor man
Downpressor man
Downpressor man
Downpressor man
Where
Downpressor man
Where you gonna run to
Downpressor man
I don’t know where you gonna run to
All along that day
Downpressor man
You can’t run
You can’t bribe JAH JAH

Can’t call him in a bar
… drink some ….
Can’t bribe him around the corner
can’t ….

downpressor man, lord
downpressor man
I said downpressor man
Don’t run
downpressor man
Where you gonna run to
Downpressor man
You can’t bribe no one
Them no want the money
…. money
‘Cause money gets funny
(downpressor man)

“The music industry is to extend its copyright war by taking legal action against websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics… MPA president Lauren Keiser said he wanted site owners to be jailed. Guitar licks and song scores are widely available on the internet but are ‘completely illegal’, he told the BBC.”

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Not since TiVo

November 10, 2005

Have I seen a company try so hard to piss off its customers. Sony is really going all out!

I guess the $64K question here is whether this is all going to hurt Sony at all. The people most likely to be offended / damaged by this are the folks who already know how to circumvent Sony’s rootkits to get to their music. Everyone else is just going to plod along in oblivion, as they always have.

Now, if the virus writers get too carried away creating trojans using Sony’s kits, this is all going to really blow up. Being a stupid, out-of-touch corporate pig is one thing; being responsible — directly or otherwise — for damaging someone’s system is another matter altogether. That’s a difficult smear to rub off. Just ask MSFT.

I know I’m not going to be buying any Sony CDs from now on. They probably won’t miss my business. But I’ll be damned if I’ll have a CD installing unwanted apps on my computer.

Best Rock voice ever?

November 7, 2005

Man, this is a tough one.  I think I could go about twenty different directions, given the day and my mood.

But it seems like I always find myself asking this question when I hear Chris Cornell’s voice.  He’s got such a great delivery, and he can take you from a low, silky hum to a soul-killing howl in two seconds flat.  I’m thinking “Face Pollution.”  I’m thinking “Hunger Strike.”  Eddie Vedder’s in this class too, but his grades aren’t as good.

Then of course there’s Geoff Tate on “Jet City Woman.”  Janis Joplin on “Piece of My Heart.”  Tina Turner on “Proud Mary.”  Ann Wilson on “Crazy on You.”  John Fogarty on “Travelin’ Band.”  Freddy Mercury on “Stone Cold Crazy.”  Layne Staley on “Rain When I Die.”  Ronnie James Dio on “Holy Diver” (though I might slide Dio over into the “metal” category and let him fight it out with Rob Halford).  Rod Stewart on “Every Picture Tells a Story.”  Steve Perry on “Faithfully.”  I suppose you have to throw Robert Plant in there too.

It’s a fun exercise, and you could spend of lot of time and drink a lot of beer trying to come up with an ulitmate champion.  Thank goodness my iPod can hold pretty much every song these artists have ever done. 

Guilty pleasure

November 4, 2005

“Hold on Loosely,” .38 Special. I know, I know. Cut me some slack. Bill Evans has been dead for 25 years. Cocaine is a hell of a drug.