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[ Written by: | 11 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
750,000 lost jobs? The dodgy digits behind the war on piracy

By Julian Sanchez | Published: October 07, 2008 – 11:30PM CT  from Ars Technica
A 20-year game of Telephone
If you pay any attention to the endless debates over intellectual property policy in the United States, you’ll hear two numbers invoked over and over again, like the stuttering chorus of some Philip Glass opera: 750,000 and $200 to $250 billion. The first is the number of U.S. jobs supposedly lost to intellectual property theft; the second is the annual dollar cost of IP infringement to the U.S. economy. These statistics are brandished …

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[ Written by: | 26 Sep 2008 | 5 Comments | ]
It’s a long way to the shop, if you want a sausage roll

What we have is an asshole candidate for President with an inadequate running mate beating up on the press, telling reporters they’ve got the story wrong and the candidates should be left alone.
But it’s not too different in the music business.
Unable to sleep last night, I started checking my e-mail. Every day I get this missive from England entitled “Record Of The Day”. It’s got an exhaustive series of links. And scanning through them, I found this article:
My blood started to boil when I read the quotes. Because these rich …

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[ Written by: | 12 Sep 2008 | 9 Comments | ]
stink-finger.com proudly presents BMP Sessions

a night featuring:
-Bob Daktari spinning anti-folk records backwards to get messages from the other side while playing his geetar and showing off his vocal skills
-Websta and his wrestling moves vs DiscoNinja’s stabby toy throwing mayhem
-Bn1 hanging from the roof hook by his genitals, and not screaming in pain.
-Lelo performing an extended 20 minute DJ set (ie: putting on a cd then getting horribly drunk)
Date: September 12th, 8pm start
Location: Orchid
Street: Ponsonby Road

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[ Written by: | 7 Sep 2008 | 6 Comments | ]
We are the angry – do our tastes define us?

Musical tastes and personality type are closely related, according to a study of more than 36,000 people from around the world.
The research, which was carried out by Professor Adrian North of Heriot-Watt University, is said to be the largest such study ever undertaken.
It suggested classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal aficionados were gentle and at ease with themselves.
Professor North described the research as “significant” and “surprising”.
He said: “We have always suspected a link between music taste and personality. This is the first time that we’ve been able to …

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[ Written by: | 8 Aug 2008 | 7 Comments | ]
Bob: Stink-Finger Podcast #02

In the eighties I used to do a radio show on a student station… the guy who did the show after me hosted the country music show, he was in my eyes old… and played all his music from cassettes – thus I mocked him.
I remember one day he told me that when I to got old I’d be listening to country music to, oh how I laughed.
Well two decades later here I am old… and listening to country music
With this in mind I present the first instalment of the …

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[ Written by: | 29 Jul 2008 | 8 Comments | ]
Music so bad its good

Us resident stink fingerites have seriously sound music taste, we are taste makers… what we like is always worth checking out if not grabbing somewhere somehow – modest much… fuck that shit we are musical gods… worship us!
Yet even we the pillars of good taste and fashionable trouser suits sometimes get it wrong – or did we…
Every now and then one stumbles upon a album or artist whose work is so shockingly bad on every musicial level that it is actually rather good, sometimes brilliant.
So with this thought firmly planted …

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[ Written by: | 22 Jul 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

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[ Written by: | 29 Jun 2008 | One Comment | ]
The Real Reason MP3s Rule

Moving day and a record collection do not go hand in hand…. so dreading putting my records back in order – its been over 10 years since they have been so orderless, kind of dreading it to be honest, so time consuming… I am also looking forward to finding slabs of wax I had forgot I had and re meeting old friends.
New Shelves for records to, which is my next task… building, the perfect job for a bob.
toot toot

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[ Written by: | 26 Jun 2008 | 4 Comments | ]
Enemies List

From my fave music industry commentator, (if you hadn’t guessed I’m the industry wanker at stink finger), Bob Lefsetz comes this amusing and accurate Enemies List. For those new to Bob, the other one, check the link below and join his email list – he’s a prolific and opinionated man, beware his music rants, he has to my ears shocking taste – do read them though as he has passion and thats what digging this music stuff is ALL about.
Enemies List
1. Doug Morris
Despite the aegis of caring about music and …

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[ Written by: | 25 Jun 2008 | 6 Comments | ]
Kimya Dawson – Auckland Girls Grammer Hall 24/6/08

I couldn’t tell you the last time I set foot in a school grounds let alone attended a concert at a school, lets say its been a while… however there was no way I was going to miss seeing Kimya Dawson, a anti folk singer I have listened to on and off for some years.
I’d like to say I’ve been a fan for years but that would be a lie – rather I was aware of her via the moldy peaches the band she formed with Adam Green and had …