Ok folks, this is very sad, but after two and a half years I have decided to stop doing 17 Seconds.
I have received yet another takedown notice. Yet again, I have had my Festive Fifty post removed. For the record the Festive Fifty was:
1. The Wedding Present -‘The Trouble With Men.’
2. MGMT -‘Time To Pretend.’
3. The Bug -‘Angry (featuring Tipper Irie).’
4. Aberfeldy -‘Come on, Claire.’
5. Santogold -‘My Superman.’
6. M.I.A. -‘Paper Planes.’
7. Mogwai -‘The Sun Smells Too Loud.’
8. The Kills -‘Cheap And Cheerful.’
9. Dom DeLuca -‘Birds Of Worry.’
10.Escape Act -‘God Says.’
11.Hayman Watkins Trout And Lee -‘Sly And The Family Stone.’
12.Jamie Lidell -‘Another Day.’
13.Broken Records -‘If The News Makes You Sad, Don’t Watch It.’
14.RTX -‘You Should Shut Up.’
17.Madonna -‘Give It 2 Me.’
18.Cave Singers -‘Seeds Of Night.’
19.Broken Records -‘Lies.’
20.Mr. Beasley -‘Right As Rain.’
21.Breeders -‘We’re Gonna Rise.’
22.Presets -‘This Boy’s In Love.’
23.How To Swim -‘Genesis P. and Me.’
24.Estelle featuring Kanye West -American Boy.’
25.Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome -‘Dance Wiv Me.’
26.Jaguar Love -‘Highways Of Love.’
27.Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’
28.Coldplay -‘Viva La Vida.’
29.Rustie -‘Mic Of the Year.’
30.Neon Neon -‘I Lust You.’
31.Vampire Weekend -‘The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance.’
32.Buraka Som Sistema -‘Kalemba.’
33.Hercules and Love Affair -‘Blind.’
35.Laura Cantrell -‘Love Vigilantes.’
36.Ready Aim Fire -‘So Fine.’
37.Cave Singers -‘Dancing On Our Graves.’
38.Wiley -‘Wearing My Rolex.’
39.Yo Majesty -‘Club Action.’
40.Ting Tings -‘That’s Not My Name.’
41.Sons & Daughters -‘Darling.’
42.British Sea Power -‘Waving Flags.’
43.Friendly Fires -‘Paris.’
44.Cat Power -‘Metal Heart.’
45.K-Salaam & Beatnik -‘Babylon (Must Be Mad).’
46.Breeders -‘German Demonstration.’
47.Broken Records -‘Slow Parade.’
48.It Hugs Back -‘Work Day.’
49.Bloc Party -‘Mercury.’
50.Hot Chip -‘Ready For The Floor.’
The mp3s I had posted were as follows, so far as I can recall:
Mogwai, Dom DeLuca, Escape Act, Hayman Watkins Trout and Lee, Cave Singers, Mr. Beasley, Nick Cave, Rustie, Ready Aim Fire, Cat Power, as far as I can tell. All of these mp3s had been made available as free downloads LEGALLY which I had specified next to each mp3. This clearly wasn’t enough.
Why people couldn’t have emailed me, I don’t know. This blog has been a labour of love. I have spent hours working on this at a time to help promote bands and write about the music I love. I have made it abundantly clear that I wanted people to buy the music that I wrote about. It is time that the RIAA and DMCA were disposed of. These represent nothing but money and have nothing to do with art or integrity. God help those responsible if i ever meet them.
Whoever ordered this post taken down: BURN IN HELL. I HAVE SPENT THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS PROMOTING BANDS. YOU DO NOT EVEN HAVE THE COURAGE TO GET IN TOUCH VIA EMAIL, MUCH LESS FACE TO FACE. YOU ARE SICK, SICK SCUM.
I have sent this email to Blogger.
FOR CHRIST’S SAKE: IF YOU REMOVE THE POST HOW CAN I SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS?
I HAVE MADE IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR: IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW. YOU ARE VIOLATING MY INTELLECTUAL RIGHTS. ALL MP3S POSTED WERE AVAILABLE AS FREE DOWNLOADS.
DO NOT IGNORE THIS EMAIL. I WANT THE NAMES ADDRESSES AND EMAIL ADDRESSES OF THE PEOPLE WHO ASKED YOU TO DO THIS. HOW DARE YOU REMOVE THINGS CITING COPYRIGHT WHEN YOU DON’T TELL ME WHAT THE PROBLEM IS?
EVERY MP3 POSTED WAS AVAILABLE AS A FREE DOWNLOAD. YOU OWE ME A BIG APOLOGY. REINSTATE MY POSTS AND GIVE ME AN APOLOGY.
ED, 17 SECONDS