Thursday, March 22, 2007

Heavy Metal, creative commons, Rio DiAngelo

  • The Telegraph reports that, as slashdot puts it, gifted children find heavy metal comforting:
    "Participants said they appreciated the complex and sometimes political themes of heavy metal music more than perhaps the average pop song. It has a tendency to worry adults a bit but I think it is just a cathartic thing. It does not indicate problems."
    I certainly found heavy metal a great solace in the confusing years of adolescence. Heavy Metal and Punk bands sang about topics as disparate as social justice, military history, classical themes, alienation, and the like. I could relate to that much more than the vapid pop of the day. (It's only now that I am an old sod that I can appreciate vapid pop.)
  • A highly recommended blog entry on Creative Commons copyright licensing by Jason Scott.
  • The LA Times has an excellent interview with Rio DiAngelo, a member of the Heaven's Gate group.

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