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radio: I'm going surfing cause I don't like your face

There has been a slight change in programming for tonight's radio show. Conditions warranted it. The ASV radio program for May 18th is called: "The girl who cuts my hair is on maternity leave so I let this other chick do it and now I have the worst haircut ever and not only did she give me a semi-mullet and botch my hair so bad that I'll have to go to another place to have it fixed, but she was so heavy handed with the huge metal brush she used that I think I have several holes in my head that weren't there before and I hate when haircuts make me cry so I really, really need to hear some of those songs that make it feel all happy and jumpy and ready to smile though my heart is breaking, if one's heart can break over a haircut." Or, similarly: Get Happy. [I think most of you will like the Freegan song. It's only thirty seconds long, so try that one out] Also: A couple of people have emailed me to ask about the legality of blog radio. I just assumed that because nobody is downloading, they are just listening, that it would be ok? Anyone?

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Oh lord, I hate it when that happens. My all time worst haircut happened before we were getting family portraits done. Not only did my hair look awful, but not even makeup could cover my red blotchy "I've been crying" face in the photos.

Nice set - of tracks wiseass! Although I reading about your haircut I was think Prong's 'Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck' would have been fitting too :-p

I've had Weezer's 'The Good Life' stuck in my head all night, now I have the sudden urge to grab my old skateboard...

Rob, I actually had that song on my mind today. Maybe that will go on tomorrow's radio.

Heh, I had to post about Weezer

<cough> read the bottom of this for a hint <cough>

What? You mean you haven't licensed your ears yet? Don't you know they can be confiscated and impounded without a license?

Thumbs up:

Sidekick
What would Brian Boitano Do?
Surf Wax America
Martin Scorsese (This song is so messed up I like it.)

Thumbs down:

It's Tricky (goddamn rock-rap)

That sucks - I'm sorry! I'm guessing this is SO not what you need right now! Remember - it'll grow out!

As a side note - you could go back to that place and request that the manager fix it - they should / usually fix problems for free...at least try that before you pay someone else again.

Excellent playlist tonight, overall. The Misfits song is especially good.

Sorry about the bad haircut...

I recently had a haircut so bad that the next time I saw the woman who usually cuts my hair, she kept giggling about it while she worked. Not a good sign, than.

Suffice to say I won't be letting it happen again.

-dg

Also: A couple of people have emailed me to ask about the legality of blog radio. I just assumed that because nobody is downloading, they are just listening, that it would be ok? Anyone?

Logically, ethically, morally, and spiritually, it's more than ok, it's great.

<outrage> However, legally, despite the stated purpose of Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution ("To promote the progress of science and useful arts"), if you want to make a sound recording available to yourself or anyone else on the internet, whether or not it is "streamed" or incapable of being copied, you are required by Sections 112 and 114 of Title 17 of U.S. Code, and Part 261 of Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations to pay license and royalty fees to all "Designated Agents" selected by the Librarian of Congress, which are ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and RIAA. All of them.

If an average of only 3 people listen to your radio.blog concurrently, my estimate of your total liability (assuming you are able to satisfy the license requirements, which is highly doubtful) is ~$20,000 per year.

Please read this article on Lawrence Lessig's fight to reform this subversion of copyright law, Jamie Zawinski's article "Webcasting Legally", and the Copyright Office's current royalty rates for more information.

If it were not the government itself, the mob running this racket would have been put in jail under the RICO statutes several years ago.

Indiscriminate piracy of works created by others, which have been properly registered for copyright protection for a limited period (for 190 years it was 14 years, extendable to 28 if the creator was still alive), should be a crime.

Automatically granting 90+ years of copyright protection to anything and everything, and then authorizing specific hit men to collect exorbitant fees for any use of anything, should be a crime.
</outrage>

Well, Clyde pretty much settled this one.