Category: Music

Nardwuar

There has been some speculation as to why I accepted a recent blog comment linking to a clip of me bullying the Canadian journalist Nardwuar in 2003. The reason is, that I can’t take the credit for the things I’ve done that I’m proud of, without taking the blame for the things that I’m ashamed […]

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In yet another vindication of my decision to train as a lawyer, it turns out that in 2008 the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) paid their lawyers more than $16 million to sue alleged filesharers, but only recovered $391,000. The numbers in 2007 were even more extreme – $21 million was spent to recover […]

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Six- one to hold the bulb, and five to drink until the room spins. Well, maybe that was true once upon a time, but these days if I get together with another five drummers, it can only mean one thing – the Sense Drumathon! Sense are a charity supporting and campaigning for children and adults […]

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Last night the Government rushed the Digital Economy Bill through Parliament without proper scrutiny in what is known as the ‘wash up’ procedure. This procedure is designed to allow the government of the day to pass uncontroversial bills once an election has been called, to prevent the country grinding to a halt. However, the Digital […]

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Immoral rights

Moral rights In a letter to The Times this week, I and a group of other musicians called for the right to stop our music being used to finance the BNP. The letter called for a ‘moral right’ to allow performers and writers to prevent such abuse. Of course there are already various moral rights […]

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