Words on World Music

Blog archives for February, 2009


Archive for February, 2009

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Two stories have brought to the fore the current threats to freedom of information on the internet. The first is the story from Slate e-zine  on the case of BlockShopper versus Jones Day: Last April, startup real estate news site BlockShopper ran the headline “New Jones Day Lawyer Spends $760K on Sheffield” with a link […]

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Further to my post yesterday (and this post from last month), I ran across this post on Seth Godin’s blog regarding the music industry.  In part he says The music industry is really focused on the ‘industry’ part and not so much on the ‘music’ part. This is the greatest moment in the history of […]

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

  Poor radio, besieged on all sides.  No wonder it’s looking so peaky.  Now the music industry in the US is putting the boots to the moribund radio broadcasters.  First, a little background.  Right now, musicians make money when they sell their music, through CDs or downloads.  Their music is promoted by radio play.  Radio […]

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

This week we gather around the tube to salute the best movies of the past year.  That’s ironic.  Celebrating one medium on the medium that practically buried it back before Cinemascope and SurroundSound and 3D and Smell-o-vision. Well, we present you with a medium that is truly rare AND well done — our podcast! This […]

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

This week on the Celt in a Twist podcast and broadcast, Cal will be on the line with Scots musician Julie Fowlis, all the way from the Hebrides!  Be sure to tune in for a great interview, and some of Julie’s music. On your iPhone or iTouch, Celt in a Twist is a click away […]