Friday, January 18, 2019

Certain Songs #1430: Patterson Hood – “Miss Me Gone” | Medialoper

Album: Killers and Stars
Year: 2004

March 2001 was the best of times, and it was the worst of times for Patterson Hood. His band, Drive-by Truckers, had just recorded Southern Rock Opera, the record that would put them on the map and begin to establish them as the greatest American rock ‘n’ roll band of the 21st century, but of course, that hadn’t happened yet.

What was happening was a divorce. So as therapy, Patterson worked up a bunch of new tunes as well as a devastatingly on-point Tom T. Hall cover, and recorded them in his kitchen. As you do.

But then his band took off: Southern Rock Opera was an unexpected slow-burning critical hit, and none of the songs fit thematically with Decoration Day or The Dirty South, so Hood decided to put the songs out in 2004 himself as his first solo album, Killers and Stars, the highlight of which is “Miss Me Gone.”

Obviously and overtly written about his divorce, “Miss Me Gone” is almost a precursor to “Thank U, Next” in how it looks more wistfully upon a broken relationship as opposed to looking at it angrily.

No use blamin’ one another
Neither one of us to blame
Just picked a crazy time
To walk across each other’s path
But I’m awful glad we came

With its churning acoustic guitars and plaintive melody, there’s no question that “Miss Me Gone” would have been a helluva Drive-by Truckers song, especially as the chorus is one of the prettier things he’s ever written, especially with his double-tracked harmonies.

Gonna miss me when I’m gone
Gonna miss me when I’m gone
I’ll be sad, I won’t be the only one
Gonna miss me when I’m gone

In the fifteen years since he released Killers and Stars Patterson Hood has only two more opportunities to release solo albums — obviously the Drive-by Truckers are his primary focus — but the two he as released since are both highly recommended: 2009’s Murdering Oscar (And Other Stories) was recorded in 2005, and featured songs he’d written before DBT was founded with songs he wrote just after his first child was born; 2012’s Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance is based upon an unfinished novel he wrote.

As I write this, it’s been a couple of years since Hood has released any new music — the Drive-by Truckers’ last record was 2016’s excellent American Band — and just as I have been for over fifteen years, I’m really looking forward to what comes next from one of our master songwriters and storytellers.

“Miss Me Gone”

“Miss Me Gone” performed live in 2014


Out Today by The Orchard: Dodie, YGTUT & More | The Daily Rind

We get it — it’s been a long week. So let’s just jump right in. We got a variety of releases this week… new music from a YouTube fave, a Preacher’s son, and alternative-rock quartet.  British singer-songwriter and blogger, Dodie (doddleoddle), is known for her bittersweet acoustic romance songs. Over time she built her loyal fanbase from all... Read more »

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Facebook Sued For Refusing to Remove Copyrighted Photo | TorrentFreak

Every day millions of people post photos online, without approval from the rightsholder. This is particularly prevalent on social media platforms such as Facebook.

Many photographers don’t have the time or resources to go after these types of infringements, but some are clearly drawing a line in the sand.

This week, photographer Kristen Pierson filed a complaint against Facebook at a New York District Court. Pierson accuses the social media platform of hosting and displaying one of her works without permission.

Normally these issues are resolved with a DMCA takedown notice but in this case that didn’t work.

Last year, Pierson noticed that the Facebook account “Trusted Tech Tips” had used one of her works, a photo of Rhode Island politician Robert Nardolillo, without permission. When she requested Facebook to remove it, the company chose to leave it up instead.

“Hi-, Thanks for your report. Based on the information you’ve provided, it is not clear that the content you’ve reported infringes your copyright,” the Facebook representative wrote in reply.

“It appears that the content you reported is being used for the purposes of commentary or criticism. For this reason, we are unable to act on your report at this time.”

Facebook’s reply
The takedown notice was sent March last year and the post in question remains online at the time of writing, with the photo included. This prompted Pierson to file a complaint at a New York Federal Court this week accusing Facebook of copyright infringement.

According to the Rhode Island-based photographer, Facebook failed to comply with the takedown request and can’t rely on its safe harbor protection.

“Facebook did not comply with the DMCA procedure on taking the Photograph down. As a result, Facebook is not protected under the DMCA safe harbor as it failed to take down the Photograph from the Website,” the complaint reads.

The ‘infringing’ post (exhibit d)
The short five-page complaint accuses Facebook of copyright infringement and Pierson requests compensation for the damages she suffered.

“Facebook infringed Plaintiff’s copyright in the Photograph by reproducing and publicly displaying the Photograph on the Website. Facebook is not, and has never been, licensed or otherwise authorized to reproduce, publically display, distribute and/or use the Photograph,” it reads.

The photographer is not new to these types of lawsuits. She has filed similar cases against other outlets such as Twitter. The latter case was eventually dismissed, likely after both parties reached an agreement.

In the present case, Pierson requests a trial by jury but it wouldn’t be a surprise if this matter is settled behind closed doors, away from the public eye.

A copy of the complaint against Facebook is available here (pdf).

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Sony Music Severs Ties With R. Kelly, But Continues To Profit From His Recordings | hypebot

Sony-Music-logo-wordmarkR. Kelly and Sony have parted ways, according to multiple sources who characterized the split as everything from mutually agreeable to the controversial rapper being shown the door. The split finally comes after months of pressure over the rapper's alleged predatory behavior. and sexual abuse of women, including several minors. 

But, before you give Sony a #TimesUp Award...

R. Kelly's profitable recording catalog will continue to be distributed by RCA/Sony, and his music is still available on all digital retailers and streaming services.