In which we are introduced to our hosts, Si and Ady.
There are musings on the new US pilot season, bands you should listen to and more. Link for american pilot season: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-pilots-2012-complete-guide-287221
I've not yet heard back from 65daysofstatic as to whether or not we can use Retreat! Retreat! I've included it for now in the hope that they are okay with it. If I need to take it down I will and I'll put up a version of it without the track. Whatever happens, check them out: http://www.65daysofstatic.com
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Getting involved with Armaleggan and the folk scene in general has re-awakened my need to make music again. Over the last couple of years I've been gradually amassing bits of musical techy bits, MIDI controllers, amps, effects pedals etc. To be fair, I haven't really done much with them other than dust them off every few months, have a quick tinker and them put them back to bed again. This weekend that all changed...
It all began last night when I got a text from an unknown number. At first I ignored it. Then, after the second message, I decided to respond in order to let the person know that they had the wrong number. This seemed entirely reasonable to me as I wouldn't like them to think that they were being ignored by a loved one. The conversation went as follows (all sic):
The first impression you get from Richard Stallman is that of a slightly eccentric grandfather figure. Despite the slightly belated entrance into a room comprised of geeks of all shapes and sizes you can physically feel the palpable excitement associated with the arrival of The Last of the True Hackers. The general hubbub is quieted as he enters the room, removes his shoes and dons a radio mic. All eyes turn to the front of a packed and sweaty lecture theatre, recently vacated by a handful of students and the gathered assemblage awaits the first utterances.
Almost as quickly as he arrived he is gone once again. The audience burst into spontaneous applause coupled with nervous laughter. After a few more minutes he is back at the podium and a brief conversation debating the merits of an introduction takes place between the organisers before Stallman takes matters into his own hands and begins his speech.
What follows is a cutting indictment of pretty much...