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poirot wrote:

I actually think youre right hannu. For the first time I really do think he's struggling to stay relevant. Unlike a thriving diggers I couldn't help feeling he's resorted to this because of slowing down in general. I mean he's totally given up trying while playing out so a Radio show would be ideal.

The start of the end for me was his dreadfully embarrassing team up with Pete Wrong in Ibiza.

Of course I could be talking complete shite too.

The LNOE label is relevant imo.

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Homegrove wrote:

Well done. smile

Now if you could only give women the right to have an abortion, so they wouldn't need to travel abroad to have them done, or worse, resort to back alley solutions.

+1

And possibly throw a few prosecutions at the Catholic church for aiding and abetting in the abuse of children by their clergy...

smashdad wrote:

Just got a copy of 'The Hitch' - documentary of the life of late Christopher Hitchens - hoping to give it an 8/10 at least...

Slightly disappointed... 6/10

Unbroken1 wrote:

...one of my faves back with an absolute banger:

Yes, and yes.
smile

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poirot wrote:

Great that was. A bit all over the show but still brought back a lot of memories. Suppose they had a lot to fit in in 20 mins though.

Nice to hear The Willesden Dodgers in there too, was a big fav for me back then.

You found a proxy to get it working after all then?

MattBlack wrote:
Snowcrash wrote:

Tasty fixture between Manchester Utd and Hull for the final game.

With 3rd place now out of reach for LVG, wonder whether they'll turn up.

I was quite disappointed that Sunderland got a point against Arsenal, would have made a much more interesting final day if they'd been in the relegation mix as well, i think Hull are gone, I can't see them beating Man Utd and you would expect Newcastle to get at least a point against West ham at home

They've got 5 points from the last 11 games - they've got West Ham at home - they're nailed on for a win.

A look at the casuals, B-boys, buffalo kids and early Ibiza ravers of the mid-1980s

on Ch4...

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poirot wrote:

What comes after prog credibility in tatters?

Traditionally isn't it registering an un-amusing alias and trying to style it out...

djdiggers wrote:

Forthcoming on Bedrock

djdiggers wrote:

Forthcoming on Bedrock

So, forthcoming on Bedrock then - gotcha...

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loopdokter wrote:
smashdad wrote:

Surprise, surprise - turns out that the vast majority of the £millions that Spotify is paying out never leaves the record label bank accounts.  Artists moaning about streaming pay rates need to ask their rights-holders, i.e. their label, how much the label has received...

http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/19/86215 … y-contract

They still pay poorly.

That's not in dispute my friend.  What there has always been a degree of suspicion about, at least in my mind and that of many others I've chatted with about it, was the intimacy of the relationship that Spotify was able to have with many of the artists that it is apparently so determined to fuck over...

That link/article puts some flesh on the sceptical skeleton I'd already built - makes complete and utter sense to me and is utterly believable.

Bearing in mind Spotify only really (REALLY) properly took off when it cleared to launch in the US and that was less than three years ago (?) - it's entirely imaginable that any artists you've heard and/or read about moaning about Spotify pay-per-stream rates were signed to a major label before that happened - it generally takes at least a couple of years to build an act/artist via the conventional industry model to the point where they'd have sufficient weight for it to be worth reporting that they felt they were being 'underpaid' by Spotify.

But that act would've signed a contract with their label.  For an advance.  And the terms that they signed up to were agreeable to them or the artist/act would've forsaken the advance and not signed.  And those terms would've covered the redistribution from the label to the artist of the millions heading that labels way from its agreement to sign over some streaming rights to Spotify.

Artists can't take the advance from the record label AND then demand that their record label hands over huge chunks of the streaming income.

By coincidence to this discussion - I saw a TED talk earlier this week by Amanda (Fucking) Palmer on the subject of not making people pay for music but, instead, letting them pay for music - found myself agreeing with a lot of what she had to say - took a while to make her point but worth sticking with...

Watched Ex Machina earlier in the week (out of curiosity - I was pronouncing that in my head as Ex Mackina but now a small part of me is wondering whether I should be pronouncing it, in my head, as Ex Mashina)... 

Felt vaguely cheated by it at the end - the central construct poses a lot of decent questions and deserved a far more cohesive exploration than this film gave it - ludicrous plot credibility questions and holes - but then it looked really good and the lead Doris is cute and strolled around starkers near the end. 

Taking all that into account, 7/10.

And I watched Alpha Papa again on iPlayer - same opinion as when I first saw it - basically shit but some quality moments.  6.5/10

Just got a copy of 'The Hitch' - documentary of the life of late Christopher Hitchens - hoping to give it an 8/10 at least...

The L.I.E.S. label is a bit hit and miss for me but this is bumping...

dutchy101 wrote:

Just found a deal on Uswitch with EE. £37 a month unlimited calls, texts and 5gb data. Phone costs £90 upfront. Sold.

Cancelling my order with 3 tout suite.

I know every provider has its fair share of unsatisfied customers but I read recently that EE is the most complained about in the UK and is, in my experience, uniquely shit.  I hope you get on alright with them.

Reminded of this today from the new Balance pres. Fur Coat - immense tune...

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loopdokter wrote:
Grant wrote:

The people that work for them are bellends. They pay new artists next to nothing.

Tidal or Spotify?  Spotify pays appalling rates - but so do all of the streaming services that I'm aware of.

I'm kind of curious what the pay model for artist royalties is for Tidal.  To be honest this is the first I've heard of it, but based on the names associated with it via that video, they've already made their money from the old music distribution model (perhaps not Calvin Harris) and are properly minted.  Very few of them are nouveau riche as far as music is concerned.

Surprise, surprise - turns out that the vast majority of the £millions that Spotify is paying out never leaves the record label bank accounts.  Artists moaning about streaming pay rates need to ask their rights-holders, i.e. their label, how much the label has received...

http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/19/86215 … y-contract

Diminished Responsibility wrote:

Give it a listen, great for summer vibes.

Thanks for the shout - gave it a whirl and glad I did.
smile

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Snowcrash wrote:
dutchy101 wrote:
flares_and_an_anorak wrote:

You know me Phil, I can't resist a good...KLANG!

Where I used to live in SW London there was a pub at the junction at the end of the road - turns out Jimmy White had bought the house right next door for his daughter. After one particularly boisterous afternoon session, I decided to jump on a bus from the stop right outside the pub to meet some chaps for more ales in town. I'd seen Jimmy's daughter before at a local club so recognised her when she walked out of the house and stood at the stop with her friend. What I wasn't prepared for was White himself - dressed in an appalling purple and green tracksuit which even Savile would have passed on, at least a weeks growth on his face, a mess of grey hair and a wild-eyed look in his bloodshot eyes - not only standing next to me at the stop, but proceeding to get on the bus too! Watching the silly, scruffy twat get change from his kid for the fare was beyond absurd and I couldn't help but laugh. What a cunt.

Why did you post this dutchy?

(I suspect) To underline a point that most of us have known for quite a while now...

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Best possible tribute...

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millsy23 wrote:

Have you seen 'control' Glenn? Top film.

I hadn't until just now - good little film...

spinnerlg wrote:

Even the BBC got in on the act.... tried to sneak in a poll on the live text feed of the game with a 'Who is the greatest central midfielder of the prem era?' poll on it.

Thank fuck that word got out as after 10 mins of the game Stevie Me was at 40 fucking %! Ended up on 28% and the rightful answer of Scholes was on 36%.

Fairly sure Gerrard wouldn't make my top three English let alone top five/six/seven/eight regardless of country.

Decent player.  The game is littered with them.

Fuck off to the States already.