Their right is MORE absolute than mine. D'oh.
...you'd have to keep the convertible roof down while you smoked. Anything else would just be SILLY.
And yes, you can be fined for not displaying a "No Smoking Here By Law" sign in your own car if you use said car for work and carry other people around in it. I believe the maximum fine is somewhere around the £2000 mark. Best get on it, folks...
...will sometimes be hit, sometimes not. The rule is that any shared workplace must be non-smoking if more than 50% of it is walled and it has a roof - and doors and windows don't count as openings. So if a marquee has more than two sides, you can't smoke in it - even if the sides are rolled up I think this still applies, possibly to stop people getting stuck in a smoky tent which has just had the sides rolled down, or something. I don't know.
But the grass outside the tents will be fine.
Incidentally, these rules even apply to purpose-built smoking areas. Even if it's been built specifically for smokers only to get out the cold, 50% of it MUST BE OPEN TO THE ELEMENTS, presumably because otherwise the smokers could sue each other for giving each other lung cancer. "Yes, I know I was smoking unfiltered uber-cancers, but my tumours are totally due to passive smoking from your two Camel Lights a day and not at all my pack-an-hour habit. So PAY UP."
On the other hand, this does mean that if you use your car for work you can use the smoking ban as an excuse to buy a convertible, because that doesn't count as an enclosed space and you'll therefore be able to smoke while driving even if you're employed ferrying chronic emphysema patients and asthmatic kittens to and from the oxygen tent.
I'm not sure this has been entirely thought through, y'know.
But I do think that other folks right to not get cancer from my cigarettes is less absolute than my right not to get a bit chilly while I smoke.
Is that they love the music they make, but don't see "taking music seriously" as any reason not to use your lyrics to make people giggle like fools.
Electro-pop music = fun.
Silliness = fun.
Electro-pop music x silliness = fun to the power of fun.
Which is a good thing.
...by that logic no one will ever stand up against bigotry because they'll be worried they'll be accused of attention seeking. D'you think they should stop having any Rock Against Racism gigs because the artists involved get big crowds at them?
That needed to be said (and needs to be said again, and again, until people stop being so fucking stupid), and who better to say it than someone who's actually in the industry? The fact that more people will've heard of him now he's spoken out doesn't make what he said any less true or any less necessary.
And he hasn't - in the quotes above, anyway - criticised anyone's music. He's just criticising their homophobia. 50 Cent doesn't become any more or less homophobic as the quality of his music rises and falls, and Deadlee's words won't be any less true if his next record's a dud.
Hit return by mistake.
...be dominated entirely by a U2 gig presented in track-by-track form?
Was how that was meant to end.
Presumably all songs would have to be downloaded from legit sources and paid for, so illegal bootlegs shouldn't make it in.
Also, are they going to limit it to new releases? If not, what's to stop Strawberry Fields being number 1 forever?
And while we're talking charts, can we start some kind of agitation for the passing of a law to ban Candle in the Wind from ever, ever, ever being released as a single again? No matter who dies?
..a band record a live show and then release the tracks individually? Could the top howevermany be dominated entirely by a U2
...Usually a turkey, right? Well, not the one carved by this Knife!
Boom, er, Boom?
You might even be able to cram lame ducks in there. And something about stuffing the download charts with sage snippets of Festive wisdom - these guys know their (pickled) onions!
Anyway, I'm off before the lynch mob arrive... *exits pursued by a bear(ded old man dressed in red and white)*
an enjoyable enough listen, but doesn't add all that much to the Beatles discography from anything but a Fanboy Interest/completist/novelty point of view. If you like the Beatles and it's on the stereo, you probably won't turn it off - but then, the same'd apply for their albums anyway.
fellow Cay fan. And a free indie fact, too!
... he also traced his hearing loss to the time Keith Moon packed a drumkit with too many explosives and the whole thing detonated at an unexpectedly loud volume.
...was that the busker who follows you down the street from the Dublin Castle joculating until you give him money?
If so, tell him he needs a new setlist next time you see him - he was telling the "IRA at the gates of heaven" number this time last year.
...also features d.Ash and Puppy Bucket & Donny Choonara, about both of whom more info here: http://www.elbandito.co.uk