|Shearer - Duck on Cover|
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In this episode:
We talk with the band Shearer
Here are are Doug's notes from the interview.
Give us an overview of your band
Andi Shearer -- not related to Spinal Tap
German rock band!
Foo Fighters and punk
What are your ambitions for the band?
Beerfest Movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486551/
Police came and said it was ok...for that day
What drew you to Creative Commons?
CS file-sharing diploma thesis is how it got started
Why do you use the the license you use?
new album is CC BY
What is the Creative Commons culture like in Germany?
not much of a CC scene. Mostly non-professional and mostly electronic
Where did the project name originate?
None of the founding members are still in the band.
Alan Shearer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Shearer
2005 is when the lineup solidified
vinyl is hard!
What are your other projects, if any?
They both have day jobs.
Bands is an expensive hobby.
Who did the album art?
Ollie! (aka the singer)
Do you tour?
Play regular shows once-in-a-while. 10/year or so.
many clubs are closing because public funding is decreasing
Blame it on the Greeks!
Why do you do CC?
What about remixes?
YouTubes...people are doing it.
What about YouTube examples?
driving a truck with music in the background.
people performing as Shearer
What are some of your favorite bands/artists/genres, CC or otherwise?
Future of the Left
King Cannons (from New Zealand)
haven’t seen it.
Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?
One of the founding members of the German Pirate Party
C3S will be on in a couple weeks.
Again, a founding member!
Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
Here’s the thesis: pdf