Monday, June 08, 2009

msb-0362 Arrgh I'm a pirate (Its legal)

msb-0362 Arrgh I'm a pirate (Its legal)

YouTube videos

Advance Patrol - "Blågula färger"

Advance Patrol - Soy De La Calle


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It is by and for MSers.

Its purpose is to keep us entertained, to explain our symptoms, to remark on our discoveries, and to raise the general consciousness about our disease.

The path to illness is shadowy, murky and rough strewn.

The path to wellness is lit by the lamp of knowledge.


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You can go to my podcast "page" [ ], click on the appropriate button on the left hand side of the page and anonymously answer a few simple questions.

I really need this.


Feedback comes first, so...

Yo know I'm sick of the record industry getting in the way of the artists.

I stumbled upon "Advance Patrol" while reading a screed about how the RIAA and its various European equivalents had tried to advance their trial against "The Pirate Bay" by claiming that artists were getting ripped off.

And they were, by the **AAs.

"Advance Patrol" hadn't heard a word of the **AA's law suit until it was happening and "didn't want any part of this."

They want to to get their music to be heard.

It does nothing for their appearances and live shows to have the music locked up in the vaults of the record company's lawyers.

To quote the site: [ ]

"We never asked to be plaintiffs in this case," Gonza from Advance Patrol explains, "they used us as scapegoats in a fight in which we don’t wish to participate. We refuse to be used in a war against our fans.

"You cannot legislate away file sharing," Gonza says. "Those who fileshares our music are also those who appreciate it the most. They are my friends, and friendship is something to be valued highly. That’s why we’re giving away El Futuro to the internet, to our friends."

---- "El Futuro" by: Advance Patrol"

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Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

Drop us an email: "charles at"

---- "Mi Gerla" by: Advance Patrol"

Feed Me comes third, so...

I now have TWO sponsors.

I told you, way back when, getting the first one was the toughest.

Now I have two and it didn't take another three years and several thousands more dollars of spending on my part.

The links are synchronized with the messages on the m4a right now.

It you're listening on this through iTunes or through a web browser, just click on the image for the sponsor and I'll take you right to the appropriate web page.

If you're on an iPhone or an iPod touch, you should be good to go too.


The first sponsor, you should be all familiar with and maybe even have bought some t-shirts.[ ]

I'm still in love with my T-Shirts,

I'm wearing one right now.

The one by Mark Carpenter that says "Its the little things in life..." [ ]

Dang but it looks good.

I love black-and-white photography.

That sort of explains some of the posters and art hanging on the wall around here.


I received the CADDi in the mail, and, after trying it out, I feel that I can honestly recommend the CADDi by BARBCO. [ ]

The picture of the CADDi in use sort of says it all.

Its a caddy for carrying around your hot or cold drinks, without risking life, limb, or whatever you're wearing, from spilling your drink.

I'm wondering how to attach it to a wheelchair. but I don't have one so I've got nothing to experiment with.

I'd probably sling it over the handles in the back and be able to retrieve it from there.

As I told you in the last episode, I am breaking with my role of trying to carry ads or getting sponsors strictly from MS related products.

The CADDI is for non MSers but it could/should be for us too.

---- "Soy De La Calle" by: Advance Patrol"


The music this time is torn from the headlines.

Uh, what headlines?

There's no more newspapers worth mentioning and the ones that are left didn't have that on the front page.

Its another way we've got to get used to this new media, this incredibly affordable new media, this responsive, inclusive, cheap to produce and distribute new media...

This tripe is course is coming from the same oligopolies that think that they control everything and want you to more and more for less and less. (You start out with something interesting but expensive and end up with a mirror being held to your face and you're on "The Biggest Loser" because you are the biggest loser.)

Their days are coming to an end simply because we're out of money.

They won.

Its all theirs.

Now screw off and leave us alone.

---- "Mi Vida" by: Advance Patrol"


I have noticed a lot of things in my fifty five years on this planet.

The most disturbing one I have seen is the perversion of the rule of law by every tin-pot dictator who thought that he was getting away with it and doesn't give a crap about what is left after he's gone. (I use the male personal pronoun advisedly. Only a man, or an extremely grasping woman, can be that pig-headed, short-sighted and stupid.)

I refer to the clinically paranoid Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao Ze Dong, Robert Mugabe Kim Il Sung (who was named 'Eternal President" after he died,) and his son Kim Jong Il and every other sump for the people's money and energies

Now the pathetic pattern is being repeated here, not by our elected officials but by the captains of industry and the lawyers who are in collusion with them.

The music industry, which is the least productive and the most malignant force on earth, and which has been Hell bent on stamping out every innovation in sound reproduction since the invention of the player piano, is at it again, suing people for things that aren't infractions and corralling artists against their wills or by keeping them in the dark.

But we now have a weapon which they can't dismantle because they need it even more than we do, the internet.

We are able to fly in under the radar of the oligopolists and wrestle our freedoms out from the very people who would shut us down using the technology that they themselves depend on.

---- "Eres Mia" by: Advance Patrol"


I think that its about time we stopped having to pay a bunch of non musical lawyers for every piece of entertainment that reaches our ears, wether we want to hear the crap or not.

I think its about time we stopped paying for lawyers who try to make time stand still and to stop the tide from ebbing and flowing.

I'm all for the rule of law but I'm not for its abuse.

All laws should come with a sunset clause of 25 years, after which time they are either renewed or they are struck from the books and no corporation, of any kind, should be allowed own copyrights, of any kind.

Disney will survive and GM will not.

And we're ending off with one last number in Spanish by a group that's fundamentally Scandinavian.

Only in Europe could you get this kind of multi-cultural personal enterprise...

The videos at the front of this episode are definitely in Scandinavian. Advance Warning are a hip-hop band from Malmö, Sweden.)

Click on the image, go and grab the torrent and don't worry 'bout it.

Its a tool and you're doing nothing illegal, regardless of how you piss-off the RIAA, ASCAP/BMI and the alphabet soup of leeches on music out there.

And because YOU are in control, you ARE in control and you don't even have to do it.

---- "Perdoname" by: Advance Patrol"



Theme and 'incidental music' from:
by: "Guy David",
no album,
via personal contract

Song list

"El Futuro"
by: Advance Patrol"
album: "none"

"Mi Gerla"
by: Advance Patrol"
album: "none"

"Soy De La Calle"
by: Advance Patrol" album: "none"

"Mi Vida"
by: Advance Patrol"
album: "none"

"Eres Mia"
by: Advance Patrol"
album: "none"

by: Advance Patrol"
album: "none"


Photo Credits:

All images, synchronized with the songs, are of the artists and come via except when they aren't. :-)



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Guy David - intro & theme



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