Thursday, July 30, 2009

[sixteen vestal virgins] leaving for the coast

You know why. Sorry to slavishly follow the MSM.

7 comments:

angus said...

One of my favourites, mind you back then you could probably find sixteen vestal virgins.

Not so sure about today.

James Higham said...

A good point but I don't plan to find out. :)

The Economic Voice said...

And they never made a penny from the royalties or so the story goes.

mrsnesbitt said...

Cor! Fancy a mother letting her son go out dressed like that! lol!

James Higham said...

TEV - they didn't.

Mrs. N - I was thinking the same thing, especially that naff running in the grass.

DyVyZyO said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiter_shade_of_pale

Fancy, you began this thread on the day the Law Lords awarded Mathew Fisher his Authorship rights in limbo since 1967.... [source Wikipedia]

"On 30 July 2009 the Law Lords unanimously ruled in Fisher's favour. They noted that the delay in bringing the case had not caused any harm to the other party; on the contrary they had benefited financially from it. They also pointed out that there were no time limits to copyright claims under English law. The right to future royalties was therefore returned to Fisher.[23] [24] The musicological basis of the judgment, and its effect on the rights of sidemen who contribute to future works, have drawn wide attention in the music world. [1]"

Less obscurity a good thing... go figure

James Higham said...

The issue was very much at the back of my mind.