|| Monday, 3rd September 2012
Much of my night was spent with the Minx, which was fab. The final night-adventure was encountering Eno at a public event.
a grey day. The heating boiler doesn’t work, but the immersion heater
does. So for the first time in a while, there was hot water in the
shower. This has recently been fixed, along with the bath. The last time
the bath was used, by Hugh the Fierce on a visit to the DGM Art
Department, its effluent came through the ceiling of my office and
landed on stuff below. Pooey pooey. The front-lobby doors have also been
fixed, so now they open onto our front door without a struggle and a
battle. Our crumbling office continues to crumble, but in a better way.
09.24 Morning reading.
10.36 A kitchen discussion with David…
and our continuing difficulties with UMG. David pointed out that,
concerning the UMG submission to the EC and UMG’s proposed divestments,
there is no-one at the EC sufficiently well-informed/experienced in
industry workings who is able to make any judgment call on the
proposals. There are perhaps 13 people in the music industry who can
accurately assess and what value the divestments are. Declan Panegyric
is one of them. None of the other twelve are employed in Brussels.
Briefly, the UMG divestment package seems to be of properties that UMG
doesn’t actually want, rather than a substantive divestment as nominally
UMG have never been straightforward with us, have been
impressively inefficient and evasive, so on the basis of personal
experience I am not one to have any confidence in UMG or its Power
Possessors, and its non-possessing employee Mr. Useless, and what they
have to say. No doubt there are good people working within the
over-large body-mass-to-intelligence ratio that is currently the largest
music group in the world and aims to become even larger. It wonder if
any of these good people in UMG would continue to be working there if
they hadn’t received their pay cheque for 19 years; but had received
long letters from an expensive London litigator on why UMG were not
obliged to pay them.
13.32 A stuff morning.
The sun is shining I…
14.33 Data transfer is ongoing in the Chamber of Venality. In DGM SoundWorld I David and Robert are preparing RF & The League Of Crafty Guitarists – Live In Argentina 2007 for DGM download I…
17.14 Fairy-dusting the sound of the League and editing the ‘Scapes. The overview established, we return to this on Wednesday.
18.57 An e-letter has been sent to the Russian promoter of the deliberately mis-named King Crimson Festival. It is not supportive of his endeavours to raise money from a project to which he was not a contributor.
David and Ben Singleton have left…
An evening computing ahead.
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