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Don’t Cha Wish U Were The LL?

She’s back! After an extended hiatus at Betty Ford, Promises, Hazelden and a particularly revealing three-day OCLC workshop, the LL is back with another installment of A Day in the Life of the Lipstick Librarian:

  • 9:00am: Mel calls in the middle of my hot-stone massage and book-repair seminar seeking advice on how to handle his latest PR disaster. I remind him of the fact this sort of behavior has been seen from him before, most notably his two-hour
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I Don’t Think We Can Handle It–The Last Chorus

So how will mashups be the death knell for copyright? I guess I should clarify by saying it’s either copyright or fair use that will be a thing of the past. Either the Powers That Be will give up and give into the tidal wave that is the Internet (highly unlikely for now) or become even more draconian and push for legislation so punitive it virtually wipes out the fair use exception. Either way, the concept of … Read the rest

I Don’t Think We Can Handle It

If you’re a semi-regular reader of my blog, by now you’re aware of my fondness of the hip-hop. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise I was intrigued with what I thought was a version of Gnarls Barkley‘s Crazy featuring the Raconteurs (whose site, BTW, will give pre-web internet users a blast from the past).

I was wrong. What I got was entirely unexpected and utterly exciting: a music mashup.

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