Monday in Santa Cruz

Not feeling well today. Caught some kind of bug, I think.
Blue in a Sea of Staples

At noon Stevo and I appeared at KUSP, the local radio station. Played four songs live, and spoke with the nice host, who also gave away a “The Scent of Light” CD.
Covered Parking Meter
Sold Out

Apples + Ideas

George Bernard Shaw Quote
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.

Or – If you have a CD and I have a CD and we exchange these CDs then you and I will still each have one CD. But if you have an mp3 and I have an mp3 and we exchange these mp3s, then each of us will have two mp3s.

And therein lies the problem nobody has figured out yet.

Court fines eBay over fake goods

BBC NEWS | Business | Court fines eBay over fake goods
A French court has ordered eBay to pay 40m euros (£31.6m; $63m) to luxury goods group LVMH for allowing online auctions of fake copies of its goods.


The BBC’s Hugh Schofield in Paris says the ruling is seen as a landmark, because it could oblige eBay to rethink its business model.

Personally, I think that’s great news. Ebay has been a source for stolen/pirated music for years.

Symphony of Millions

A Critic Abroad: Symphony of Millions: A Critic at Large: The New Yorker
I walked for another hour in the temple park, thrilled to have had an aural glimpse of what I took to be the true music of China. A little later, I heard a wistful melody coming from an unseen bamboo flute, and went in search of its source, hoping for another revelation. After making my way through a maze of pine trees, I found a man of great age and haunted visage, playing the theme from “The Godfather.”