George Monbiot – Enough Already →
I’ve decided - and it makes me almost ashamed to say this - not to post any more political content on Facebook. While my exposure there is undoubtedly greater, the sad reality seems to be that dissent may start to be punished.
Ms. Lauryn Hill: It has been reported that I... →
mslaurynhill: It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes. Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music. I’ve remained…
I left James’ in a hurry. Emotional, stoned and even angrier than I was before. What the fuck, I thought to myself, the only way to have control in my life is to transcend it. So, with the convenient excuse lodged in my head, I allowed myself the embarrassment of stomping along the bridge and quay again. It knocked the tears out of my eyes. Just as I was losing myself, I worried once again...
Thirty-three years go by And not once do you come home To find a man sitting...– Ani DiFranco - “Parameters”
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A drugged-up, heartfelt rant I recently sent to SoundCloud when they asked for feedback on their “redesign”. Guys, what the hell. I understood the logic of having two disparate interfaces when “The New SoundCloud” was in beta, but now it’s apparently out of beta, yet feels completely half-finished. I look at your job listings and I have to wonder what most of you...
I’m starting to get a bit emotional when I listen to the rough mixdowns of the tracks as they currently stand (for Slow Developer). If it’s actually making me emotional, now, after all these repeats, reworks, tweakings, after all the audio fatigue… if it’s making ME emotional now, then I think the high water mark I was hoping to reach may have finally been reached. The...
Please stop talking shit about dubstep.
Now, I’m willing to accept that maybe it’s a sign of my age that the signature “wub wub” noise of dubstep sounds to me like an accident. And I will accept that maybe I’m too traditional in my expectation that artists be able to play their own music live instead of just dancing in front of their laptops. I will even accept that I could be wrong in my private...
Just favorited The Best of 2012… House by DJ O:B:S on Mixcloud
Don't hate me for this. I couldn't take it.
Look, now you’re awake, I’ve got something I need to tell you. Don’t freak out ok. I saw Windows last night. I know - I know - I KNOW what you’re gonna say, just please hear me out ok. Of course, at first I was like, “After everything you put me through… All the failed programs, the clutter and detritus you dragged not just me through, but my family members and...
Let me be your filter.
I have a 600Gb iTunes library. That’s 62,187 songs (currently), or 231 days’ worth of music. I’m not showing off - it’s more of a curse than a blessing - but it’s important background for my next thought , so bear with me. When I discover new music that I like, I tend to download at least the album the music is from, and often - after having read reviews - the...
Learnt Cognitive Dissonance.
Just how much cognitive dissonance does the “average individual” have to rely on to swallow the ridiculous notion that information sharing is “piracy”, and therefore an immoral activity or one born out of avarice? Yes, there are a few people who have made a bunch of money from providing (supposedly) “copyrighted” material for free, but this number would likely...
This is fucking ridiculous.
“Minister for Crime Prevention and Antisocial Behaviour Reduction Lord Henley said: ‘…It is important for those considering using these drugs to understand that just because a substance is legal, it does not mean it is safe and should not be seen as a safer alternative to illegal substances.’” (from “‘Safe Ketamine’ (MXE) referred to drug experts”) ...
Open your mind. There's not much time.
just treated myself to yet another peaK experience to end off my amazing holiday… I’m embarrassed for all those who don’t know what they’re so naively proud to be missing. Ketamine. Kid A. VisionSynth, which I have to hack OS X Mountain Lion to be able to still use, with my custom settings, on a discreet GPU that is newly mine again. In a darkened room. Quoth me on...
Squatting to be made illegal: Fuck this...
“This is not an issue about a squatter moving in while you go out to buy the milk but about a willful neglect of houses while there are people on the streets. The scandal is that the law allows property owners the right to do what they wish with their own property, even if they wish to leave it empty. If you feel they are right to waste limited resources because they own it, then you are...
Thankyou brain. Yeah, I do have a pretty good brain. Thanks Brain. I’m my brain. All hail the brain! I am and can see, brain activity! ALL HAIL THE BRAIN! …Come on rest of the body, admit it. You wouldn’t be shit without the brain. Give thanks; hail the brain that rules you! “ALL HAIL THE BRAIN” Oh wait I can’t feel my legs. Been sat in the same position for FAR too...
Just favorited “Deep Roooar!” by Dan DeLion on Mixcloud.com
Clearly it Happens to the Best of Us. →
deadmau5: So heres whats happening. im going to unplug for a wee bit. which doesnt mean im cancelling any upcoming shows or anything, im just gunna slam on the breaks for a bit and force myself to endure some quiet time. in that time, obviously the gears will still be moving, ill still be writing, and the… Oh man, I’ve been there, just not with the magnificent output
bass player // blog blogger: The popular... →
He has his head screwed on right this lad :) nicklathambass: This is something that often bugs me and I’ve wanted to talk about for a while. But it’s massively opinionated which is always a troublesome road to take on the internet. Haha. Here goes nothing! The common misconception of late seems to be that if something is loud, tuned low-down and/or played…
united we fail: we all hit play. →
deadmau5: its no secret. when it comes to “live” performance of EDM… that’s about the most it seems you can do anyway. It’s not about performance art, its not about talent either (really its not) In fact, let me do you and the rest of the EDM world button pushers who fuckin hate me for telling you how it…
I just uploaded “What Do You Mean, “You Don’t Like Dubstep?!” - Chris Law minimix” to www.mixcloud.com - listen now!
The Difference with Music
“There’s a unique component of music that is different from, you know, the written pamphlet or a speech,” he explained. “There’s something, when you get the right combination of rhythm, melody and the right lyrical couplet, that feels like truth in the reptilian brain. There’s something hardwired in our D.N.A.. And when you get a large group of people singing together in solidarity, it’s something...
Comedy is the razor of society
From 14 Photographs That Shatter Your Image of Famous People on Cracked.com This is something everybody should understand about depression, by the way. Tell me you haven’t at least once heard somebody say, “I refuse to believe it was suicide, I was just out with Mike two weeks ago. He was laughing and joking and eating an entire pizza like it was a video game power-up.” Well,...
Cardboard police men do or not not scare me
I’ve noticed a lot of cardboard cutout policemen facing out the front of various different shops now. Obviously some study has been done that shows that people are statistically more likely to behave in a civil manner when even reminded of the Police by the mere image of one. I mean, I admit the cutout creeps me out every time and I’m only going in there to buy chocolate. But...
Toying With My Own Life
I was thrashing about in the hospital bed. “It hurts, it hurts!!!” “Yes Christopher we know it hurts. Just please try to stay still, and we will do the best we can” I overheard an exasperated A&E nurse mutter ”How many times has he been in for this now?” over the cacophonous sound of me writhing around the hospital bed in extreme agony. “Why...
Fuck you, and your beautiful soul, and your perfect smile. Fuck your perfect jeans and the way they hang off your perfect body. Fuck your attitude, fuck your kindness and your straightness. Fuck your perfect hair, the wonderful mind below it, and especially fuck your beautiful girlfriend. Fuck the way you speak to me and fuck the way you freeze me out. Fuck the fact that you still stand by me....
This is not a defence of piracy. It's an attack on...
Most human beings are blinded by the powerfully intoxicating illusions of separation and individuality. Humans tend to perceive themselves in a similar way to a computer system: the human receives input, produces output, uses energy and eventually “dies”. Even at this primitive stage of human evolution, our best understanding of the Universe which most perceive to be “around...
pressing pause | Chris Law My new sounds
from a Genius to a genius.
It’s impossible to concisely sum up the impact Steve has had on everything; the world, technology and creativity - but to me his most meaningful influence was on changing attitudes; improving the the way I and countless others think and solve problems. His extraordinary success was a result of an extraordinary attitude and he didn’t hesitate to share that with the world, illuminating a...
a man after my own heart
One thing I don’t like at all, though, that I see very commonly in the rise of bass music, a lot of the ‘purists’ talk about, “Oh you’re bringing all of these new jacks into the shows”. And it’s like, who the fuck are you to judge somebody else, to say you’re better than them because you’ve been listening to something longer? Does that make...
Just favorited “Post Aeon Festival 2011 Mixtape.” by Dan DeLion on Mixcloud.com
all walls fall
My shiny wall might have been pretty but the readability was shitty. So I have invented a new background paradigm, I like to call it Solid Black™. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Shit is mine, motherfucker™.
I am literally inconsolable right now.
So, iTunes is finally a 64-bit Cocoa app on Lion. This is a moment that technically many many iTunes users (especially heavy-duty ones such as myself) have been waiting for. For a long time. For years, it was all “Well they’ll have to eventually rewrite iTunes as a Cocoa app. It can’t stay 32-bit Carbon forever. And when they do, of course they will sort out the major glaring...
Phone "hacking" - If Gmail were as easy to hack,...
Ain’t no “hacking” in this phone hacking scandal. If one could access people’s email accounts through ridiculously insecure default setups with passwords like “1234”, then the email providers would be taking at least half the flack. Now, don’t get me wrong here, FUCK News International, FUCK Murdoch and FFFFUCK the NoTW. Hard with no lube. But where are...
O2 can suck my balls, Orange can suck my balls,...
I can’t imagine the carriers are best pleased about iMessages. Make the most desirable phone in the world. Gradually and subtly add features that wrestle away control from the carriers back to the customers. At some point Step 3 has to come- make iPhone fully VOIP (or in other words, add voice-only calls to FaceTime) and reveal the mobile networks for what they are: glorified ISPs who...
I’m not a normal person. At least I don’t think I am and I hope nobody else is either. It took me several years to get over the fact that I will always love you. And then about half a year to be cool with knowing I would never get what my heart wanted over all other things: You. So it’s good that I finally painfully learnt to develop the strength to turn the once-inversed,...