“I have one single Danish CD that has gone for over 1000 Euro on a forum and I’ll be damned if I’m ever going to pay that amount of money to replace it (it’s not THAT good … it’s just rare). I’d rather golf, to be perfectly honest. Any external disk is cheaper than re-buying that CD. So I have seven copies of it. :)”—Terabyte Blues | livingwithmusic.com
“Unlike the record and film industries, who seem bent on doing everything in their power to build the moral case for ripping them off — to convince the public that they are a passel of greedy, clueless technophobes who deserve to have their industries killed, if only to protect the 21st century from them — there are very few people who feel this way about publishing and authorship.”—Authors´ Guild vs. reality: Kindles and read-aloud - Boing Boing
“As Tom Stoppard once observed, “”Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wicker-work picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.” Craft is necessary if we want to produce quality art, but it’s not sufficient.”—Paul Butzi Photography
I never realized how good it feels to win an eBay auction, especially when you wait for 30 seconds remaining before you make your final max bid push. I can see why this is addictive for some people. I AM SPARTACUS!!!
So now I get to make Dave produce a video about whatever I want. I have some preliminary requirements, which I’ll go ahead and share with you all for brainstorming purposes.
Must include at least two monkeys dressed in overalls.
Must be shot in Lithuania.
Must contain exactly 14 instances of copyright infringement.
Must be in IMAX® 3D format.
Must feature an original soundtrack composed by Philip Glass.
Must contain the words “absquatulate” and “xenoglossy.”
Must include never before seen footage of the JFK assassination.
Must have a scene where I get to punch David Beckham in the face.
“There are those who say that artists should have the right to alter and otherwise modify already existing works in order to produce new ones or to make pertinent statements. Despite some reservations I generally agree with that viewpoint - provided that such a process is completely transparent. However, I am outraged that anyone could make a career out of the consistent, secretive and wholesale copying of other people’s artworks. Fairey has habitually used, without permission, the works of other artists, both living and deceased. To have created one or two works in such a manner is perhaps forgivable, especially if there was no money involved, but Fairey has developed a profitable livelihood exclusively based on pilfering the artworks of others.”—Obey Plagiarist Shepard Fairey