9 Jun 2005
Tony Wilson @ In The City Interactive 
There's an article by Joe Fay on illegal mp3 downloading on The Register. This issue is back in the spotlight again after the launch of a campaign to make parents more aware of what their children are downloading (legally and otherwise). In a debate at the In The City Interactive conference in London on Tuesday, Tony Wilson challenged the BPI on their tactics. He also made the amusing observation that "The perception is musicians like music, the record industry guys like money. The reality is the exact opposite musicians are penny pinching fuckers."

Thanks to C.

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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