Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Billy Bragg, he da man!

Some of my longtime readers may remember this post about MySpace claiming ownership rights in all music uploaded to its site.

Well, click that link again, my friends, because there has been a change in the MySpace terms and conditions. And it seems that people's hero Billy Bragg is the man to thank. See this page (scroll down a bit) for the story, courtesy of

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Blogger Shep said...

The Barking Bard! He must be the new Prime Minister!

See here for more Bragg love!

06 September, 2006 16:33  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

I've commented on that post for you, Shep...

06 September, 2006 16:44  
Blogger Shep said...

It's true - both compilations are really just albums combined. It was my first introduction though, so still feel like a second-class Bragg those people who bought the Warners' Best Of The Smiths compilations...

06 September, 2006 16:50  
Blogger Shep said...

Oh and on the whole good twin/bad twin which point is it good etiquette to start swapping wives? There must be some kind of procedure for this...

Here in quiet Devon wives are often swapped for cattle...or quality farm machinery...sadly I'm not aroused by either.

Although there was this Combine once...

06 September, 2006 16:56  
Blogger yellowdog granny said...

about jezebelle? email me and i will send you to

06 September, 2006 19:10  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

he's always been The Man.

06 September, 2006 19:43  
Blogger Kate said...

Good work Billy! It's nice to see principles winning out.

06 September, 2006 19:53  
Blogger Suze said...

Billy is a top guy. I have a great admiration for him. :)

06 September, 2006 20:45  
Blogger Adam said...

Billy Bragg has done some stuff w/ Less Than Jake - so he's automatically awesome in my book.

Also, thanks for commenting on the blog/layout - I'd love to have you along, pass along your e-mail (or send me one, and I'll send you an invite.

06 September, 2006 23:06  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Oh he should be the next Prime Minister...Four Dinners, are you on that? Let's go people!

That was an awesome statement of Bragg's really sent chills down me spine.

06 September, 2006 23:38  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Shep: I wasn't sure about Victim of Geography, but thought so. Re the wife swapping: not sure that's going to happen anytime soon, y'know. Sorry I didn't reply earlier, but we needed to give it due consideration, of course.

YG: Thanks.

4D/Kate/Suze: It's good to know that there are "stars" out there who care about equality, and not just one rule for them and another for everyone else.

Adam: I didn't know about the Less Than Jake collaborations. I'm a little out of the Bragg loop these days. I fear his best work (musically) is probably behind him, but I'll check out the LTJ stuff.

Candy: Bragg for PM? That'd be cool. Good statement, definitely.

07 September, 2006 09:47  
Blogger Shep said...

I've often asked my dear partner if I could simply try someone (usually Scarlett Johansson) but have come to the conclusion that she'd never let me keep her.

Nice that it required some thought though, eh...

(an interesting aside - I recently wondered if Johnny Depp knocked on the door asking for dear partner, would I just let him in, stand aside and be done with it. For her sake. I mean if you take away his good looks, his money, his intelligence, his fame, his charming nature...what have you got?

Oh yeah - me.

Mind you, he looked a bit ropey in The Libertine, so she may have been put off...)

07 September, 2006 11:01  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Shep: Ah, yes, the old "is it him or his money they're after" routine. Hmm.

07 September, 2006 18:17  

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