Listening to Orbital is like going to a wine tasting. It's fun, each offering has subtilely different effects, and if you don't take notes it's hard to remember which ones you liked or disliked, much less why.
I've always known that Los Lobos could do excellent work with cover material, and this album is no exception. It really does a good job of showcasing the versatility of the band.
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"Microsoft has the right to decide that because of what you said, you're no longer welcome on the Microsoft campus."
In other Beer, Music, and Intellectual Property News, Starbucks takes on Wrecks Bell for the name of his new beer.
The RIAA said Sarah Ward was sharing 2,000 songs through the KaZaA P2P network exposing her, at $150,000 per offense, to $300,000,000 in penalties. But not only had she never downloaded a song, but as a a Macintosh user, she couldn't even run the KaZaA software, which only runs on Windows.
A fellow BlogCritic (File 13) looks at licensing issues on Orrin Hatch's Official Senate website. Did Hatch violate the license terms of software he's running on www.senate.gov? Larry awaits an answer from Hatch...
The Register says Greg Palast's source for the Rosen/Iraq story is the WSJ. "Hilary Rosen was talking to Grover Nordquist [President of Americans for Tax Reform] at a social discussion, and she says 'I'm writing the copyright law', and Nordquist says 'And I'm writing the tax law'".