September 6th, 2011Conference
Next week at the Incubate DIY Conference, John Robb, writer, BBC commentator and singer of the band Goldblade will do an interview with Steve Ignorant, one of the founders of legendary anarcho-punkband Crass. With Crass, Ignorant was one of the driving forces of the DIY movement, and therefore a major influence on the punk movement. John Robb writes for The Observer, The Guardian and The
Independent and will interview Ignorant about DIY, Crass’ and Ignorant’s aesthetic and his autobiography The Rest is Propaganda.
In advance to the interview between Ignorant and Robb, Dutch punk rockband Antillectual (who played Incubate last year) put down some questions for John Robb on paper about… Well, DIY and punk rock of course, but also on the digital revolution, the traditional music industry, The Ramones (so, punk rock again), the social contents of new bands, piracy and the corporate world, cutbacks on art and music funding and the legacy of Crass.
Check out the first part of the interview at the Eerste Hulp Bij Plaatopnamen website. The introduction is in Dutch, but the interview is in English. The second
part will appear online tomorrow. Interested in hearing more? Join us next week, September 16 at the DIY Conference. Be sure to get a ticket in advance here.
Here”s a short piece of the interview:
“There is still lots of young people thinking and feeling things: the student demonstrations, the anti-globalization movement, it may not be in the charts but who gives a fuck about the
charts? I think the gains made by the counter culture are so much part of the mainstream now that no-one notices them any more, they seem normal.”Tags: antillectual, conference, crass, diy, do it yourself, eerste hulp bij plaatopnamen, ehpo, incubate, interview, john robb, punk, rock, steve ignorant
September 9th, 2010Conference
Yesterday, Dutch blog EHPO (Eerste Hulp bij Plaatopnamen) posted an interview from Dutch musician/producer/blogger Pim van de Werken with Matt Mason. In the interview, the outlines of piracy are discussed; where does piracy stop and plagiarism start? How should the music industry compete with piracy? What does Matt Mason
think should change in current copyright law? Also, the possible effect of the ACTA treaty is being discussed:
What impact will the ACTA treaty have on piracy? If Internet Service Providers (ISP”s) have to filter content, what will be
impact on piracy?
“The impact on piracy will be negligible but the impact on our ideas about free speech and privacy will be very negative. You don”t win wars against piracy with new laws alone; you win them with market-based solutions. You win by finding a legal and beneficial way for society to permit that activity. But ACTA is happening whether we like it or not. No one who should be listening to these ideas is listening.”
Read the full post on EHPO. The blogpost is in Dutch, but the interview is in English. Want to hear more from Matt Mason? Come and visit his keynote speech at the Incubate Pirate Conference on September 17 in Midi Theater, Tilburg. Tickets are for sale here and are Pay What You Want.Tags: acta, ehpo, incubate, interview, matt mason, pay what you want, pim van de werken, piracy, pirate conference, speech, tickets
August 5th, 2010Social Media
take part in the paneldiscussion at the Pirate Conference on September 17.Tags: creative commons, ehpo, how to, instruction, video, youtube