Western Digital Dual Drive – review prelims

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Western Digital Dual Drive – review prelims


Escape to the stars

Been musing on this idea that if/when we make this planet uninhabitable through our short-term greed etc etc there are some who think we might be able to escape to another planet. Perhaps one of the myriad discovered in recent years circle other stars. Of course, a lack of anything even vaguely like a spaceship to take us there (ISS is just an orbiting tin can and we no longer have a shuttle) doesn’t deter the dreamers. In a sense good on them, but if we head for the stars what are we leaving behind?

Draft lyrics for a new song…a rough recording demo is in the can, but needs work

New Overstrand

Over the water, no anchor out at sea
Islands will be washed away by change

Climbing up our mountain believing we’re free
Emptiness that clings hides only rage

You’ll see them as they struggle through the years that roll by
You know that they’ll try their best but in destiny they’ll die

But the air is poisoned, so there’s nowhere left to hide
Could we leave behind this empty shell with no pride?

Ever looking upwards it’s the stars that draw us near
If stardust’s what we’re made from then our fate is ever clear

Over the water, no anchor out at sea
Our island washed away by change

Know how we struggled as the light years flew by
Know that we suffered for the dreams we left to die

And the air that we poisoned, left us nowhere else to hide
So, we left behind that empty shell and our pride


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Cover songs

Snippets from an interesting piece in Wired UK on cover songs and copyright:

“Cover songs on YouTube [and elsewhere] are, almost universally, non-commercial in nature. They’re created by fans, mostly amateur musicians, with no negative impact on the market value of the original work. (If anything, it increases demand by acting as a free promotional vehicle for the track.)…

…Copyright law was intended to foster creativity by making it safe for creators to exclusively capitalise on their work for a limited period of time. Cover songs on YouTube don’t threaten that ability, and may actually prevent new works by chilling talent that could go on to do great things.”

The tangled issue of cover song copyright on YouTube.


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