My gig at the iTunes Festival is now available for free download from iTunes. And when I say ‘my gig’, I of course mean my wet-palmed introduction and questioning of the legend that is Mr Stephen Fry.
Stephen Fry managed to ruffle a few feathers with his good-natured attack on the more draconian anti-piracy exploits of the music and movie industries. Admittedly it was a pretty soft target in front of an audience of 20somethings, but the sentiment seemed pretty spot-on to me.
Of course, the old charmer knew he’d get away with it. And despite his ingenuous aside to me as we left the stage (“Oh I do hope I haven’t upset our hosts”), he knew what he would cause a stir. But hey, that’s rock and roll (except in this case you can download it for free without upsetting The Man).
Anyway, Mr Fry’s meditation on copyright is well worth a listen. Just try to ignore my fear-induced glottic rictus. I don’t usually sound like a screaming teenager, I promise.