Filed under: Arts, gigs, life, music, stories | Tags: bootlegging, copyright, gigging, I P, live music, recording gigs, the black keys
1) Only audio recording is permitted. Video recording requires special circumstances and written permission.
2) While promoters and venues are made aware of the band’s policy toward tapers in our performance contracts, that does not guarantee that the promoter or production manager will remember to specifically instruct venue staff to ignore the normal house policy against tapers if one exists. While we will make efforts, we cannot be responsible for ensuring that the band’s wishes are respected.
3) No live recording, regardless of quality or format of distribution, is to be exploited commercially by anyone in any way at any time without the band’s explicit, written permission. In other words, you are free to trade recordings or even give them away but we do not want to see them offered for sale at any price, even if the price quoted is ostensibly only to cover the costs of duplication, packaging, and/or shipping.
4) While all types of monophonic and two-track stereo recording equipment is permissible as long as it does not interfere with other fans’ enjoyment of the show visually or otherwise, no front-of-house sound board patches will be provided. Board tapes are often very poor representations of shows because the size and acoustic qualities of show rooms vary greatly. This often results in the engineer running less guitar through the mains, creating board mixes that are very heavy on vocals and drums. Please do not ever request a board patch from any Black Keys or in-house venue engineer.
5) While it is by no means a requirement, the band does request that, as a courtesy, taping fans forward a CD copy of any recordings of reasonable quality to them at the following address:
Q Prime South
131 South 11th Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Please make sure that the exterior of the package is marked “Live Black Keys” and that the CD is somehow labeled with the date and location of the recorded performance along with your own name and contact information.
Filed under: advertising, business, food, humour, jokes, life, Rants, Scotland, stories, work | Tags: every little helps, tesco, tesco direct, tesco stores, tesco wines
I noticed in my bank statement yesterday that two payments for £41.16 had been paid to Tesco on the same day. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to establish that something was wrong so I phoned my Bank, Lloyds TSB who swiftly washed their hands of it and pointed me in the direction of Tesco.
Never mind, I thought, Tesco’s legendary approach to customer service. Every little helping and all that, will sort this out quicker than you can say “It’s not my fault.”
Call 1 To Tesco.com. “What’s the store code on the statement?” I was asked. I told them and they washed their hands of it. “Not our problem sir, that’s A Tesco Direct store code. Here’s the number.”
Call 2 To Tesco Direct. “Sorry Sir that’s not our code. You’ll need to call Tesco Stores.”
Call 3 To Tesco Stores. After the phone rang out for 20 minutes I hung up.
Call 4 To Tesco Stores. Got through this time . Again refusal to acknowledge the store code and a grudging acceptance that they should establish exactly what store code 3538 really is. After holding for 5 minutes as “the computers are running slow and I have to search all our store codes in the UK” I had to hang up as I was running late for a meeting.
Call 5 Spoke to a nice guy in Wales who asked me “What’s Occurin’?” (nah I made that bit up. He actually tried to resolve the issue and said he’d call me back in 5 minutes.
Call 6 Nice guy proclaimed triumphantly that he’d sorted it. “It’s Tesco Wines!” he exclaimed with glee. “I’ve never used Tesco Wines.” I told him. “ah… Well I’ll put you through to Tesco Wine and they’ll sort it for you.”
Call 7 After a five minute wait I was put through to Tesco Wine. “Don’t know what he’s talkin’ about.” said Tesco Wines guy “That isn’t our code. But you’ve come to the right place. We’ll sort it out for you. I’ll call you back in 5 minutes.”
Call 8 Twenty minutes later. “We haven’t sorted it out sir but we will. I promise you. I’ll call you back later. We’re too busy just now…”
Call 9 Well, actually there was no call nine because the Tesco Wine guy was just too busy, after all I’m just a pesky customer, and a complaining one at that.
Call 10 Imagine my surprise when the comment below appeared on my blog. Someone at Tesco Dundee had obviously read my blog and felt a need to do something about it and asked me to call her the next day. So I did. She was in a meeting.
Call 11 The lovely lady, Helen from Dundee, called me back six hours later and promised to sort it all out within minutes, took my details and said she’d call me back. She was astonished that the staff didn’t know what code 3538 was.
Call 12 She did. Soon thereafter. Only to tell me that I was indeed correct and that in fact my card had been “compromised” ie some sneaky cyber thief had nicked it and was ordering as much as he/she/it could get its hands on as quickly as inhumanly possible. In fact a further four transactions were in the pipeline for £160 or so.
Call 13 To Lloyds TSB to report the fraud. That led to
Call 14 to Lloyds TSB’s Credit Card division. Where they told me I should be speaking to the Debit card division via
Call 15 To Lloyds TSB’s Debit Card division who passed me onto
Call 16 Another snipey bloke in their debit Card Division who said he’d “send me a form.”
Why can’t they all be like wee Helen from Dundee?
Filed under: football, humour, jokes, life, Scotland, sports | Tags: Celtic, Champions League, EUFA, eUFA champions league
That makes pretty embarrasing reading when you look at Celtic’s ongoing Champions League away record. Next stop. Away to Man U. Think that will read p19 w0 d1 l18.
Tough at the top bhoys.