I have some follow-up links to recent SOB entries of mine for you. Note that all music downloads are entirely legal.
- When the sheep protect the wolves. . . . :
- Will Somebody Please Awaken The Giant? — This guy takes a somewhat different metaphorical approach to the same topic as my sheep/wool metaphor.
- Copyright, Metallica, Microsoft, Napster, NIN, Prince, and Radiohead:
- Harvey Danger's Little by Little... album as a free download — It's quite good. I'll be either donating or purchasing a physical media copy of this one, probably as soon as I decide whether to donate or buy. It's available as Ogg Vorbis via BitTorrent without any registration process, DRM, or restrictions on redistribution. (You can also get it at lower bitrate/quality via the band's Website, and can get it in MP3 format, if for some reason BitTorrent or Ogg Vorbis scares you.) Quoting their explanation for why they offered the album for free, "We’re not streaming, or offering 30-second song samples, or annoying you with digital rights management software; we’re putting up the whole record, for free, forever. Full stop. Please help yourself; if you like it, please share with friends."
- SXSW free music torrents — Three's almost 3.5 gigabytes of music in the 2008 torrent, by a wide variety of performers. Predictably, the quality of the music varies about as widely as the selection of bands. Just make sure you have time and storage capacity for the download.
- Pay What You Will for Nine Inch Nails, from Free to $300 — This is just a humorous look at the pricing schedule for the first foray into free music downloads from NIN, Ghosts I-IV.
- Political Sainthood and False Dilemmas:
- George Washington's farewell address — He did a pretty thorough job of tearing the whole concept of political parties a new asshole, but with grace and style.
- An account of Saturday's festivities — This is a description of some of what happened at the Colorado State Republican Convention on Saturday. Some of the other accounts on the page are worth reading, too. I may expand upon this in a new SOB entry soonish, and/or describe some of what happened at the Colorado 4th Congressional District Convention the day before (if I feel like it).
I think that's enough for now.