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Remora, Contracts, Remixes, Puzzle Boxes, Etc….

So I got all my paperwork filled out & turned in for the release on Fluttery.  I’m always weird about if contracts should be in writing or not.  I think there’ve only been two or three written contracts in Silber …

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  1. GoddakkAttack says:

    shouldn’t you as the label be coming up with the RIYL artists. most bands have no idea what they really sound like.

    also ha at the android…welcome to 4 years ago! James got one too but as far as i can tell he only texts/email/calls. seems like a waste of the money spent on it, especially for the monthly costs.

    • Well, what happens when I do the RIYL is the band eventually gets pissed off because of the comparisons to whatever band it is they don’t like. Plus I like to think that a band knows more about the genre they are in than I do.

      The android I got was $25 with a two gig card in it & the service I use no longer offers a no-data plan. I was surprised it lets me get online via wi-fi before activating it. I was totally unimpressed by the fact that it had me link up to my google account to download apps & then automatically imported my whole address book into an unusable mess. I don’t see any possibility of me being able to use the thing for 90% of what I need a computer for, but maybe it will work for typing in short stories while riding in a van.

      • GoddakkAttack says:

        can’t comment on specifically the android but technically if your hands and eyes can handle it you’d be able to do most of what you do at home on it, although probably the annoyance frustration levels at maximum.

        • A lot of the work for running the business side of stuff is data entry things in Excel on worksheets that are 50 columns & about 1500 rows. So working on that using a display showing 3 columns & 5 rows sounds like a pain in the ass. I can only imagine trying to mix/master music or trying to design artwork on one of these things.
          I do think people using them as their dominant email platform explains why no one writes lengthy emails anymore as they are a pain to write on (compared to a normal keyboard) & to me not particularly pleasing even to try to read. & then they generally suck as a phone as well & can’t hold a charge for over a day? Worth $25 to me I guess, but I might not switch to it as my main phone until the current one goes dead.

Power, Google Analytics, Phones, Remora, Robert E Howard, Lost Kisses, Dreams

So the “computer power supply I ordered” came in.  Why the quotation marks?  Because it wasn’t the one I ordered.  It was a laptop power supply instead of a desktop power supply.  Waiting for a refund to come through while …

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Canada (C-32), Smartphones, Thorn1, Just A Man, SLF Video, Vigilant

I was reading up on this new copyright law before parliament in Canada that may be putting a tax on MP3 players to go in a fund for musicians (Bill C-32).  They had a similar tax put on blank tapes …

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  1. GoddakkAttack says:

    if you ever took a look at he android app market and then compared to the iphone one. this could answer that question of marketshare.

    • I probably wouldn’t understand it anyway because I don’t really play video games & I don’t feel a great need to have a phone that makes light saber noises when I swing it around. I don’t know. I might pay $1 for a set of vocal exercises, but I guess in reality that would just be buying an MP3? I don’t really know how technology works.

      • GoddakkAttack says:

        well i think that’s the problem..most android apps are basically hey let’s play pacman whereas there are a bunch more actual useful apps for the iphone. also your not being aware that the smartphone isn’t just for playing games may be part of your not understanding the appeal but i do think that most people that have them aren’t using them for much more than that anyways so there you go.

  2. Leanne says:

    The term of copyright in Canada is NOT 50 years from creation. Rather, it is 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the author dies (see section 6 of the Canadian Copyright Act). This is essentially life plus 50 years. So Neil Young need not worry.

  3. Thanks Leanne. I must’ve been looking at one of the older laws in the copyright history. Sometimes hard to keep them straight….