The re-opening of America's public domain is good news for artists, less so for the corporations that exploit them

With the public domain re-opening for the first time in a generation (thanks, Sonny Bono), artists are once again getting a fresh installment of raw material with which to make new art, in the grand traditions of such driven weirdo/remix enthusiasts as Walt Disney and Brahms. Read the rest

Some new music I've been enjoying

I've really been enjoying In Cold Blood by alt-J. When I heard it, I first assumed this was a mid-90s goth theme I'd missed, back in the days when I didn't like the gothy-ness.

Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man is a wonderful feel good song for driving around on a sunny day! It'll be a mash-up hit too.

Finally, while this is around a year old, I like just about anything by Juniore but Marabout is really wonderful. Read the rest