Monthly Archives: January 2011

Music, copyright, file sharing & death threats

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Interesting article in Intellectual Property Magazine about the decision by ACS:Law to stop chasing illegal file-sharers (Law firm abandons pursuit of illegal file sharers), due to criminal attacks, hacked emails, death threats and bomb threats.  So much for the food … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman on library closures

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For my taste, nothing to me is potentially more damaging to democracy and freedom than the closure of public libraries. Philip Pullman has said it all more eloquently than I ever could, in a speech to a meeting last week … Continue reading

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Dance rhythms fight back: the 9/8 hornpipe

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A while back I started collecting examples of ‘dance rhythms to annoy your music teacher with’. Nothing makes me more frustrated than the term ‘dance rhythms’. There are several generations of dance teachers who’ve been told somewhere along the line … Continue reading

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Keep calm and carillon

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I’m so sick of seeing ‘Keep calm and carry on’ stuff, and all the unfunny variants of it (like ‘Keep Calm and Carry’ on an M & S bag, the latest atrocity), that I thought I’d add my own version, … Continue reading

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More is less when it comes to information

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Couldn’t agree more with this latest thought-piece by Alain de Botton, Does more information mean we know less? In fact, as I missed out on my website advent calendar  this year, I’m tempted to do a mid-year one on ‘books … Continue reading

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New Czerny upload at the IMSLP

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It might seem such a small thing, but I’m thrilled to see that someone has recently uploaded Czerny’s School of Legato and Staccato Op. 335 to the IMSLP. The interest in Op. 335 for ballet people  is that it has several … Continue reading

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