DANKO JONES: In 2005, we played a show somewhere in the northeast of America. And the club was structured so that the big room — which is where we were playing — was on the top level, and below that there was a smaller room, but both shows shared a dressing room. In the dressing room, there was a communal computer, and we needed to use it.
And there was a guy sitting at the computer, who was obviously a part of the other show. I asked, “Are you finished?” And he goes, “Hold on a second.” And then he leaves, and JC sat down at the computer — and on the screen that guy had written “Danko Jones is corporate rock” or something like that. It was a guy from [Montreal indie-rock band] Sunset Rubdown. And we almost beat him up.
A girl who was with him defended him, so we just scared the shit out of him — we were like, “Who the fuck are you? Where are you from?” And he says, “Montreal.” And we’re like [sarcastically], “Oh, Montreal” — because we knew that was the new indierock Mecca.
BitTorrent… has an unusual resolution for 2013: to align itself with the entertainment industry and legally distribute movies, music and books online.
The start-up says it has 160 million people using its two official software clients to upload and download files, one called BitTorrent and a smaller, lighter one called μTorrent.
Gaaaaaaaaaaah uTorrent is an official client!?! Eww.
Shoulda known I guess… for the last couple years it’s been full of shitty “value”-added shit. Featured content, pseudo-ad windows, the fucking toolbar installers…
Is there an alternative client? Should I just go back to uTorrent 0.6 or whatever I have on a DVDr from like 2005?
edit: answering my own question… http://torrentfreak.com/top-10-utorrent-alternatives-120819/