Month: September 2021

As Scotland announces a 17-day delay in enforcing vaccine passports, is this possibly anything to do with an impending NTIA legal challenge to the policy?

So, back we go to the divisive topic of vaccine passports once more. Scotland was due to introduce them on October 1st - tomorrow. But like everything else with this policy, it's been rushed through without a thought for the consequences. Firstly, they were announced just three weeks ago and…

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Amidst a barrage of criticism circulating online towards Playground Festival, the organisers have chosen to say nothing – but is it because they saw this coming?

Yesterday morning, this blog reported on comments made by Optimo (Escapio) about what they perceived to be the shambles of Glasgow’s Playground Festival.  And I wasn’t the only one. A number of Scottish media outlets covered the story, including The Scottish Sun and STV News - although curiously, none of…

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Not sure you’d get away with calling a feature that nowadays! Muzik used to have a column in their magazine for calling people out – dubiously titled “Hang The DJ”…

I frequently deride the dance music press on this blog. I believe they steer clear of certain subjects because it clashes with their commercial interests. I believe they're terrible at holding people to account when they've done wrong, and I believe they don't do their jobs properly. And I know…

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Will we soon see dealers selling Technics turntables out of plastic bags in dark alleys for crazy amounts of money ? Probably not – but the worldwide situation is now causing a shortage of DJ equipment…

Supply and demand is a concept which is probably as old as time itself. It’s quite simple - low supply and high demand equals high prices. Chances are that even the cavemen understood this principle thousands of years ago and it still applies just as much today, if even more…

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Is he still behind the sofa looking for more money to buy Arsenal? Daniel Ek hasn’t tweeted about Spotify in two months – and talk of him snapping up the football club has vanished too…

I haven't written anything about Daniel "Mr Burns" Ek and his cash cow Spotify for a while now, have I? So I thought I'd put that right and have a good look to see what the minted Swede has been getting up to recently. The answer appears to involve spending…

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“The worst individuals we’ve ever had to deal with” – Optimo (Espacio) castigate the people in charge of Glasgow’s Playground Festival, and claim “they treat local artists like s***”…

The problem with being a petulant arse who thinks they can behave in whatever way they please is that you'll eventually try it on the wrong person. You can be lucky for many years, because many people don't speak out about various kinds of crap behaviour. But at some point,…

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