Older Woman Wrongly Accused of Downloading Movies, Gets Dropped by ISP

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So it’s come to this, has it? Apparently, the industry’s eyes are so glazed over with paranoia that they’ve started issuing warrants for little old ladies to get dropkicked in the ass by their ISPs. 53-year old Cathi Paradiso reportedly had her internet suspended by Qwest Communications after they assumed she’d been downloading illegal material, including ZombieLand, Harry Potter, and South Park. Now, ladies and gentleman of the jury, I ask you this: do these television programs and/or movies sound anything like what a 53-year-old woman would download? Would a 53-year-old woman even know how to download a movie? Maybe, but these film and TV titles do sound like 13-year-old boy fare. COME ON NOW! Doesn’t it seem the least bit possible that little boys (or sad-sack man-boys) were stealing internet juice from the older, unassuming lady? Not that all old ladies are unassuming — many are impeccably tech-savvy — but you get what I’m saying. It seems pretty unlikely.

After being dropped abruptly from her ISP with a stern slap on the wrist, Paradiso alerted the media, hoping this would help locate the true culprits. And true enough, some interference from CNET prompted a technician to have a closer look at Paradiso’s network. Indeed, they determined that Paradiso’s network had been “compromised” by another (and probably way less mature) party.

Case closed. Next week on Dragnet, Sgt. Joe Friday, and Sgt. Ben Romero take on the case of the missing B Channel…

Phosphorescent Tours with David Gray

Phosphorescent is currently supporting David Gray, which prompts the question: However good this is in terms of exposure for Phosphorescent, wouldn’t he be better off writing us another gut-wrenchingly beautiful album? Sorry, I’m selfish like that.

02.05.10 - Luxembourg - Den Atelier
02.07.10 - Zurich, CH - X-tra Limmathaus
02.08.10 - Cologne, GER - Theatre am Tanzbrunnen
02.09.10 - Hamburg, GER - Grosse Freiheit
02.10.10 - Berlin, GER - Huxley’s Neue Welt
03.11.10 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
03.12.10 - New Orleans, LA - Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts
03.13.10 - Austin, TX - Hogg Memorial Auditorium
03.14.10 - Austin, TX - Hogg Memorial Auditorium
03.16.10 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theatre Grand Prairie
03.17.10 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
03.19.10 - St. Louis, MO - Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
03.20.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
03.21.10 - Cleveland, OH - Playhouse Square at State Theatre
03.23.10 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
03.24.10 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
03.26.10 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre
03.27.10 - Columbus, OH - Ohio Theatre
03.29.10 - Buffalo, NY - UB Center for the Arts
03.30.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
03.31.10 - Baltimore, MD - Lyric Opera House
04.01.10 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
04.03.10 - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
04.05.10 - Albany, NY - The Egg at Hart Theatre
04.06.10 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre
04.07.10 - Portland, ME - Merrill Auditorium at City Hall
04.09.10 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
04.10.10 - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Civic Center Theatre
04.11.10 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
04.13.10 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
04.14.10 - Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre
04.15.10 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live

• Phosphorescent: http://www.myspace.com/phosphorescent
• Dead Oceans: http://www.deadoceans.com

Magic Kids Sign to Matador’s True Panther Imprint

Memphis, TN band Magic Kids have signed to (warning: website may induce seizures) True Panther Sounds, the newest addition to the Matador Records family. The ensemble’s debut single “Hey Boy” for Goner Records showcased a hazy, ornate, pop-oriented sound, channeling both Brian Wilson and Phil Spector.

While True Panther will handle the release of Magic Kids’ full-length debut later this year, you can tide yourself over with their split with The Smith Westerns due out on Fat Possum soon.

Read all about it over on Matador’s Matablog.

If that isn’t enough, you can check out Magic Kids on tour with new labelmates Girls and The Smith Westerns. They’ll be at SXSW, too.

02.05.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
02.06.10 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In #
02.07.10 - St. Louis, MO - The Gargoyle #
02.08.10 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
02.10.10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater #
02.12.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge #
02.14.10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall #
02.16.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
02.17.10 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space @
02.19.10 - Norman, OK - Opolis &

# Girls, The Smith Westerns
* Pearl Harbor, Dunes
@ The Young Friends
& JuneBug Spade, La Panther Happens

• Magic Kids: http://www.myspace.com/themagickids
• True Panther: http://www.truepanther.com

Dosh Returns with Fifth Album, Tommy, in April

Minneapolis native Martin Luther King Chavez Dosh (or just Dosh for short) will be releasing his fifth album Tommy in April through anticon. records. The album name is a dedication to soundman and close friend Tom Cesario, who passed away in January 2009.

Tommy tracklisting:

01. Subtractions
02. Yer Face
03. Number 41
04. Town Mouse
05. Loud
06. Airlift
07. Country Road X
08. Call The Kettle
09. Nevermet
10. Gare de Lyon

Dosh is also on tour right now, and his live shows are pretty damn cool, often with unannounced guest collaborations and organically built versions of his studio tracks. Here are the tourdates:

02.05.10 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret *
02.06.10 - Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge *
02.07.10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater *
02.08.10 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall *
02.10.10 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill *
02.11.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *
02.12.10 - Scottsdale, AZ - Chasers *
02.13.10 - Flagstaff, AZ - Green Room *
02.15.10 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad *
02.16.10 - Denver, CO - The Marquis Theatre *
02.18.10 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon *
02.19.10 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird *
02.20.10 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon *
03.17.10 - 03.20.10 - Austin, TX - South by Southwest (SXSW)
04.09.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
04.10.10 - Minneapolis, MN - MacPhail Center For Music
04.11.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Bedlam Theatre

* Eyedea & Abilities

• Dosh: http://www.doshfamily.com
• anticon.: http://www.anticon.com

Heartland Is For Everyone: Owen Pallet Tours Canada, But Shares Vision With US As Well

A few days ago, we reported that Owen Pallett confirmed a tour of Canada for the next few months. But, as will happen with these things, that list is already in need of an update. If you were disappointed about being stuck in the States while Pallett’s gallivanting across Canada, you can calm down: he’s going to tour almost all of North America this spring (sorry, Mexico), not just our friendly neighbor to the north.

Here are the tour dates you know already, plus the new ones you maybe don’t.

02.06.10 - Guelph, ON - Sleeman Centre (Hillside Inside Festival)
02.09.10 - Fredericton, NB - McCain Hall Theatre
02.10.10 - Halifax, NS - St. Matthew’s United Church
02.11.10 - Halifax, NS - St. Matthew’s United Church
02.12.10 - St. John’s, NL - Cochrane Street United Church
02.17.10 - Kingston, ON - Sydenham United Church
02.18.10 - Wakefield, QC - Blacksheep Inn
02.19.10 - Wakefield, QC - Blacksheep Inn
02.20.10 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Outremont
02.21.10 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
02.25.10 - London, ON - Aeolian Hall
02.26.10 - Brantford, ON - The Ford Plant
02.27.10 - Hamilton, ON - Lincoln Alexander Centre
04.08.10 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
04.10.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
04.11.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
04.12.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
04.13.10 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
04.14.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Andy Warhol Museum
04.15.10 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
04.18.10 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
04.20.10 - Boston, MA - Institute of Contemporary Art
04.22.10 - New York City, NY - Webster Hall
04.25.10 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04.27.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
04.29.10 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
04.30.10 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
05.05.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
05.08.10 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
05.09.10 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre
05.10.10 - Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall
05.11.10 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater

In addition, there’s a Simon Bookish remix of “Keep the Dog Quiet” (from Heartland) up via Soundcloud for free download.

• Owen Pallett: http://www.owenpalletteternal.com
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.com

Iranian Music Journalists Arrested; How You Can Help Today

Well, this is no good.

Two Iranian music journalists were arrested in Tehran, Iran’s capital, about a month ago and are currently being detained at an undisclosed location. The official reason: they’re officially not telling. Speculation is rampant that these arrests were part of a larger crackdown on opposition and independent journalists, students, protesters, and human rights activists, put into effect after Iran was shaken by protests following the disputed June 2009 presidential election. Many of the people who were released from custody reported torture and abuse.

Behrang Tonekaboni and Kayvan Farzin of the monthly music journal Farhang va Ahang are in custody, along with Behrang’s mother Lily Farhadpour, a journalist and a member of Iranian NGO Mothers for Peace. Behrang has asthma and a heart condition, so it is vital that he receives proper treatment and medical care.

I’m a big believer in the importance of a community to take care of its own. We’re all music fans, right? Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this site. And all of us here at Tiny Mix Tapes to one degree or another are involved with journalism. So please, take a minute of your time, sign Amnesty International’s petition for their safe release, and tell your friends that our fellow music lovers in Iran could use their help.


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