just put up a new vid of a track from my new album - video is here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAi7DDGrhNs called 'No Ones Wants Reality Any More'. Album is called Beauty And Desolation and is on #Bandcamp at http://music.stevelawson.net/album/beauty-and-desolation
So what's new over here? Had a mad busy weekend of musicking and being ill. Not the best combination, I'll admit... But still, gig went well, bass sounded lush, and we're on into a new week... Still ill...
This gig is tonight. It coincides with me being the illest I've been this whole summer. I've been under the weather for weeks, but it's culminated in proper chills/aches/fever etc. today. So I'm on the lemsip and vit C...
It's been another bumper new album sales and new subscribers week on Bandcamp. Which is deeply pleasing and encouraging. Album is here if you want to hear it - http://music.stevelawson.net/album/beauty-and-desolation - if you want yo buy it, the half price code 'bad50' is valid til the end of the weekend 🙂
#mastomusic #bass #music #Bandcamp #improv #ambient #jazz #experimental #electronica #hiphop
@daibarnes haha! It got quite dicey at times - threats of violence on trains etc. All changed when David Beckham was photographed wearing one in Goa - the moronic response went from "that guy's wearing a dress, let's punch him!" to "wahey! David Beckham!" 🙂
@andielias @Doctor_J_ thanks! I really hate this framing as "creatives" vs tech platforms. I want Facebook to cease to exist AND I hate the BPI with the fire of a thousand suns. This actually hands the massive tech cos such a huge advantage over new companies. How will anyone compete? What's to stop existing platforms just overloading the servers of new platforms with spurious uploads and requests? It's horrible horrible legislation.
We'll fight in Europe's courts, too: there's no way that asking multinational corporations to send all of our communications to American data-centres to be analysed by algorithms and arbitrarily censored passes European constitutional muster.
Half price offer on my new album ends this weekend - head to http://music.stevelawson.net/album/beauty-and-desolation and use "Twitter50" as the discount code for 50% off
...You're welcome to pay more for it too if that feels worthwhile and meaningful to you, such is the joy of listener-centric payment gateways 😊😊
So, as you may have read, the European Parliament voted today as follows:
#Article13 (upload filters)
Passed: 366 for, 297 against
#Article 11 (link tax)
Passed: 393 for, 279 against
(They also banned people taking unofficial video or photos of sports events ⚽ 🚫 📸 )
So, close but not enough 😟
However, this was not the final vote. There will be more negotiations and a final vote in spring of 2019.
I would advise following Julia Reda, one of the good MEPs:
The UK's leading solo bass guitarist, but don't let that put you off. Journalisting, teaching and PhDing too. See http://stevelawson.net for more...
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