On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 4:53 PM, Grooveshark.com wrote:
This is to let you know that we have disabled access to the following content as a result of a third party claiming infringement:
Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. (RIAA)
Just Another by Pete Yorn on musicforthemorningafter
Strange Condition by Pete Yorn on musicforthemorningafter
Sense by Pete Yorn on musicforthemorningafter
As a result, the ability to upload content has been suspended for the user account thefelinepunk.
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Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 8:13 PM
You disabled my ability to upload content to your site over a year ago, and as a result I removed all of the content that I had previously uploaded only shortly thereafter, not just the content that the RIAA has filed a claim over. In short, I no longer share this or any content on your site, and haven’t for over a year.
However, I appreciate the notice, however late it was in coming. While I resent that the RIAA has, in effect, taken away my ability to use your site to its fullest (since I actually did purchase this album, with actual money) instead of allowing you to pay them to share their content, I don’t hold it against your site in the slightest. I understand that you have to do damage control. I’ve still kept using Grooveshark regularly since then, and have recommended it to friends.
Two weeks into football season, and I’m starting to really dig it. In my mind, summer’s over.
Today was a really big game for my Ducks against the Tennessee Volunteers. It looked kinda wobbly in the first half - especially after a 70 minute lightning delay in the first quarter - but in the second half we came back and we came back big. It was exciting, it was thrilling… and we won, so that just made it better. Plus, I got to watch the game at my favorite sports bar with two of my favorite people. :3
I’m happy that September 11th came and went without any Qu’rans being burnt. It’s unfortunate and sad however that Americans are protesting the Islamic center in NYC being built “so close” to the site of the attacks. American Muslims had nothing to do with the attacks, and have just as much right to community and solidarity in the face of terrorism as Christians, Jews, Buddhists, or any other religious community that has made its home in that town. The ignorance and intolerance just needs to stop.
I’m also happy that the days are already getting shorter and colder. And wetter. One thing about this part of Oregon, it rains pretty much relentlessly from September to June. This is my favorite kind of weather, and the upcoming arrival of Autumn (the 23rd this year, for those of you that don’t know) makes my heart happy. The days are counting down until the anniversary of my first visit to Oregon and all the memories that I treasured from that time. For me, this time of year is beautiful and romantic and reflective.
Anyway, not only can I wear a sweatshirt outside in the middle of the day, I can also sell my hats and scarves again; I just dropped off a few hats at Kitsch yesterday afternoon, one of them being the Grumpy Kitty Hat. While I have to work on padding out my shop’s inventory, I also really need new photos taken of my stuff in order to do that. I also have to design new business cards, as I’m almost out. I’ll be working on sticker and button designs, too.
Halloween is coming, and I’m keeping my eyes peeled for a dress. I decided on dressing as La Calavera Catrina this year, as I’d like to do something elegant for once on one of my most favorite holidays of the year. The makeup probably won’t be too much of an issue, but I’ll have to do a lot of looking around to find a proper dress (and possibly shoes). I also have to make sure to put at least $10 aside for some decent Halloween candy.
I’ve really had the itch to cook lately. Being originally from the Midwest, this is always the time of year when the best and heartiest food was made. This is the kind of food I’m best at, and it’s just not stuff you want to cook when it’s hot outside.
Thinking about the Midwest makes me think of home. I wish my family would call me. I haven’t talked to anyone from back home since March, when Romi died. And I haven’t talked to my Grandma since shortly before that. My sister sent me a packet of photos of my niece, but I haven’t had the chance to call her. I wonder how they’re doing, and why they never call me.
I came home from watching the game at the bar, made my friend and I a little something to eat, and after he left I was so exhaused I fell asleep at like 10:30. Unfortunately I woke up at 2:30 and couldn’t sleep, so here I am. I have to be up for work at 8. Maybe I’ll make myself some lunch for tomorrow.
More and more, I keep thinking I really need to like, post about my thoughts and feelings, and events going on in my life. Or at least post something autobiographical and descriptive of myself as an individual, since I haven’t taken the opportunity to do that even once since I started this blog a few months ago. I don’t want this blog to just be a repository for things I like or things I’m passionate about; while I’m sure that someone could glean a little something about the person I am from the things I post here, that’s not what I want it to be all about.
But I’m still too fucking lazy, so enjoy your cute animal pictures, losers! <3