Good News Everyone – Abusing the DMCA now comes with legal repercussions

From BoingBoing The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled […] that rightsholders must consider fair use before issuing takedowns. The court found that people whose creations were censored through DMCA abuse could sue the companies that filed the censorship demands, even if they couldn’t show monetary damages from the censorship.

Jimi Hendrix Has Been Murdered. It’s up to You, Jimi Hendrix, to Solve The Case.

It’s a point and click adventure game, in the style of LucasArts or Sierra games from the 80s and 90s. It’s set in a world where Jimi Hendrix is investigating the Murder of Jimi Hendrix, and pretty much everyone is Jimi Hendrix. The game is beautifully illustrated. I’ve been told it’s a quick game, but […]

Sister Rosetta Tharpe – By Jessica Fisher

There is a constant cultural obsession with the ‘father’ and ‘grandfather’ and ‘godfather’ of rock-n-roll. The patriarchal nature of our society has the musical historian ignoring even entertaining the idea that women have been involved in the formation of music, either in sound or subculture. It is important to push back against white-washing and recognize […]

Music You Should Know: Ghost Medicine’s “Desert Spring”

Local progressive rock outfit Ghost Medicine has released the first song from its debut album Discontinuance. Titled “Desert Spring,” the song covers a tremendous amount of ground in a short amount of time, hearkening back to the band’s numerous influences. Fans of Porcupine Tree will immediately notice a parallel. In fact, between the guitar tone […]

Here’s Why Ornette Coleman Mattered

First off, check this out: You probably saw some articles this weekend lamenting the loss of “Jazz Innovator” Ornette Coleman. If you would have clicked on one of them you’d read a polite article about the brilliant man who broke from the rhythmic and harmonic restrictions of the hard bop jazz that ruled in the […]