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I am a fan of banksy, but he is not the only good one. The picture above is by Dolk Lungren.

Banksy goes after Paris

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Banksy doctored Paris Hilton CD: BBC. The Independent and the pictures on flickr. The video is here. There finally is a reason to search for and buy Paris Hilton’s CD !

music streaming

Illegal downloading is going to disapear. Or at least it should even if it is likely that people like to download, download and download, for no reasonable reason.

Why downloading filling up your hard drive with 1000s of random song (that is what most people do after they have downloaded the songs they know, downloading new songs that they often don’t even have the time to listen), when you can have a much better (and legal) experience based on music streaming?

I have been using last.fm player lately and this is a great experience: you can choose the type of music you want to hear and it then acts as a riod tuned to your choices/taste. You can listen to personal radio which is based on the music you have listened to. You can listen to neighbour radio which is based on the music your neighbours (people that listen the same type of music you do) listen to. Or you can listen to a radio based on a mix of artists, and the program will find similar artists. I have tried Pandora once, but it seems to offer similar features, and I am sure there must 10s of others available out there.
You can as well have an online social experience around music - even if that part is not yet as developped as what you can get on pure social networks that enable music sharing (like myspace).

In a word of ubiquitous broadband - office, home, wifi etc - this trend should even get stronger with maybe dedicated players - why having a mega 200go ipod in the future, if you can have a light gadget that stream music? Maybe you need a small harddrive for the offonline areas, but otherwise streaming should be enough.

We are all individuals

Excellent extract of the Life of Brian: somehow the behaviour of the mob is familiar those days…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQqq3e03EBQ

Moscow parties


I will have to put a bit more effort on reporting the time I spent in Moscow, but in the meantime, Vanity fair has quite a representative article on what the night life is there: wild. Midnight in Moscow, by Brett Forrest.

Extract: “These clubs have been high-style cathedrals of sensual warfare, and Russia’s elite haven’t been able to keep their hands to themselves, terrified of lost opportunity. If your last 100 years have contained a monarchy, two revolutions, Communism, capitalism, and complete economic collapse, the only thing more important than collecting money is spending it before events conspire to make it disappear. And nothing facilitates romance like desperation.”

Mercenary jackpot

At least some people enjoy the war on terror… Mercenary Jackpot: US Pays Blackwater $320 Million in Secretive Global ‘Security’ Program.

via Tangledwing

inside man - not tonight

We wanted to watch Spike Lee’s Inside Man tonight, but the DVD was not available… :( Got to watch the cut from the Indian movie from which the song was taken for opening sequence: this is quite funny and the music is good. The video is here.

Stuck at Heathrow this morning …

A security alert meant that all flights are suspended this morning :( I was suposed to go to Budapest for the day, but that would be for another time… BBC has some background on the story.

No little plans

Jeff Bezos has made a minority private equity investment in 37signals. In their email to explain the move, one of the 37signals people quote Daniel Burnham, the great visionary architect of Chicago as saying: "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will themselves not be realized." Great quote.

Google Sightseeing


This blog is quite cool and find impressive or unusual picture within Google Maps or earth. Example: the shadow of a giraffe in Oakland zoo - as picture above. As they say - why bother seeing the world for real?

New Apple Store in NYC


That look really impressive… All pictures on apple site.

Orange lost it

Orange marketing and branding gurus lost it in fact some time ago - they had one of the best (mobile) brand out there. In fact, Orange at its start was nothing more than a brand. But step by step - with the help of France Telecom - they reduced it to something much different. The latest in the UK is the animal package - Orange are naming their differing contract packages after animals and customers have to choose between - dolphin, racoon, canary or panther. Help!

Popular p2p downloads

 
Want to monitor what are the most popular p2p downloads on emule and soon bittorrent and co, then Peer Mind is your site.

How long will your password stand up…

Simple tables on password "recovery" speed: better use a mix of symbols, letters and numbers if you want your password to be really effective.

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