Beg, Borrow, Steal – Art, copyright and the internet

When Shakespeare plays were originally performed, it was not allowed for audience members to bring in paper for fear that they would write down and steal the plays. To counter this, furtive audience members would go to performances and each remember different sections of the plays, then meet later and write down all they could… Read More Beg, Borrow, Steal – Art, copyright and the internet

Boogie Monsters – Ghosts of the 70s in the digital age

It is difficult to deny that Kraftwerk have been an astoundingly influential band since their formation in 1970. Revolutionary at the time, the German quartet incorporated an almost entirely synthesised music in an attempt to foreground the oncoming new media phase. But one of the more interesting quirks about Kraftwerk is not necessarily their music… Read More Boogie Monsters – Ghosts of the 70s in the digital age

Blink and You’ll Miss It: Events on the Internet

perennial |pəˈrenēəl| 1640s, “evergreen,” formed in English from L. perennis “lasting through the year (or years),” adjective lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring • (of a plant) living for several years Some things last a long time. Others are over in an instant, as they pass from the near future… Read More Blink and You’ll Miss It: Events on the Internet

Caribou at NASA, Reykjavik (Tuesday, June 28, 2011)

Caribou are an enigma. The band perform with an elaborate amount of gusto live but seem to lack impact on recording. Caribou is Canadian multi-instrumentalist David Snaith and his live stage crew (i.e. Ryan Smith, Brad Webel and John Schmersal). The most recent album, Swim, was a catchy electronic mish-mash, but does not withstand extended… Read More Caribou at NASA, Reykjavik (Tuesday, June 28, 2011)

Halves at The Model, Sligo (Friday November 5, 2010)

Halves are one of the emerging scene of outstanding Irish music acts. Alongside a host of other swirling-noisemakers, Halves stand out from the crowd with their infectious melodies and brooding compositions. After travelling to Montreal to record their first full release a full two years after the band first broke onto the Irish music scene,… Read More Halves at The Model, Sligo (Friday November 5, 2010)