Death of the Album


I have seen several pieces on the death of the CD recently such as this one here on The Register; whilst this is all very interesting I am more worried about the real tragedy here – the Death of the Album!

Why is this important I detect you thinking? Well read on and find out!

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UK Copyright Law


So, August 2011 and the UK government announces  (here and more depth here) that the copyright law will be changing. With apologies for the spinning graphic, I thought I would indulge in a dual-blog posting (see Dr Who example post here) to give some ill-informed opinion. Not sure where this is going to take me so stay strapped in – this could be a bumpy ride!

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What the Silver Blazes is going on in the Fair City?


Samuel Beckett Bridge Dublin
Like the ‘dog in the night’ in the Sherlock Holmes story Silver Blaze (hence the title) you sometimes understand more about a person, place or situation by what doesn’t happen. I am currently spending some time in Dublin (the Fair City of the title) and caught the airport bus into the city today which enabled me to do some unintended sight seeing…

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It’s the economy stupid


Why is the post not like it used to be?

Looking back over the years always brings amusement and we always think our own perspective to be unique. In the UK it is easy to gripe about how the Royal Mail isn’t as good as it used to be; in the 70s we had two posts per day (and second class generally meant second post), cancellation of the Sunday delivery was a huge event and it was common to get the post delivered before leaving for school, allowing for birthday cards to be opened. Nowadays we get a delivery most days (though it seems not every day), first class might arrive the next day and prices of stamps seem exorbitant.

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