Category: music

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Anonymous Takes on US Anti-copyright Law with “Operation Blackout”

[Montréal, Québec, Canada -14°C] Yesterday, January 19, 2012, the “group” Anonymous (twitter: @anonops) returned to the public scene in response to the US Department of Justice shutting down of file-sharing MegaUpload’s website. They didn’t just shut down and disrupted a few minor websites, they went after the Department of Justice, Motion Picture Association of America, Universal Music, Belgian Anti-Piracy Federation, Recording Industry Association of America, Federal Bureau of Investigation, HADOPI law site, U.S. Copyright Office, Universal Music France, Senator Christopher Dodd, Vivendi France, The White House, BMI, Warner Music Group. Why were these particular sites targeted? Because of their support or influence toward the US Congress vote for the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA and the...

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Soldier Poet Writes Music with AKAI LPK25 During Afghanistan Deployment

[Kandahar, Afghanistan 38°C] All these songs were written and recorded while deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 using AKAI’s LPK25 mini synth and Logic Pro. The LPK is smaller than a laptop and was something I could fit in my ruck. I basically carried it with me everywhere I went. It was like the best $75 bucks I ever spent. All these tracks were recorded using the LPK , including the drum parts which I tapped out using ultra-beat. The next step is now that I am home (on leave) is to pick up my bass and record the bass parts...