Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

It rained like this after the last election too, you know…

I think I’d prefer a bit of war, famine, pestilence and disease to this. When all else fails, send in the lawyers. Last in the very entertaining LA Times series featuring publisher Kurt Hanson and legal eagle Jay Rosenthal debating …

Wed, Jun 20, 2007, 09:07

   

I think I’d prefer a bit of war, famine, pestilence and disease to this.

When all else fails, send in the lawyers. Last in the very entertaining LA Times series featuring publisher Kurt Hanson and legal eagle Jay Rosenthal debating the economics of online music. This time round, they go head to head about copyright court cases.

This man killed hip-hop.

Everyone can be a VIP at some music fests. Expect to see this excercise repeated next year at Oxegen, the Picnic, Castle Palooza and Mantua. Especially Mantua.

Talking of festivals…there are more on the way. Someone had better be keeping count. Newbies include the Undiscovered Festival (two days of unsigned and new music in Roscrea on June 29 and 30), the Irish Green Gathering (an eco-friendly weekend with Dry County, Ten Past Seven, Somadrone and dozens more from August 17 to 19 in Enniscorthy) and Cois Fharraige (surf and music fest with Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Ocean Colour Scene – are OCS really surf-friendly? – and many more in Kilkee, Co Clare from September 7 to 9).

You don’t need a MySpace page, baby. Just ask Prinzhorn Dance School. Or listen to “Up! Up! Up!”.

Would you pay £44.5million for Dolores O’Riordan and Morrissey?

Hillary Clinton tries to get hip, bless her.

Quote of the day: “The music industry is full of sharks, charlatans and impostors. Because there’s a lot of money involved, there’s a bunch of schmucks in there. It’s the entertainment world, full of thieves and crooks.” Go on, guess who said that? Wrong. That’s wrong too. Yes, he really said it. We might let him write this blog next week.