5 Shows After Dark: I Doubt He Does Interviews Shirtless But We Can Hope!

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | April 18, 2013 | Comments ()


"Community" on NBC at 8:00pm ET.

"Which Way is the Front Line From Here?: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington" on HBO at 8:00pm ET. Photographer Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya after releasing the documentary Restrepo. This documentary traces his work across battlefields around the world.

"Parks and Recreation" on NBC at 9:00pm ET and 9:30pm ET. Moving time slots AND a double episode. Adjust your plans for the evening accordingly.

"Hannibal" on NBC at 10:00pm ET. NBC really needs to create some kind of warning about not eating anything during this show. I mean, you think it'd be a no brainer, but I can happily snack away through most TV crime shows, including notoriously squishy "Bones." Not this one. Anyway, I'm definitely interested to see how long they can keep this up before they have to catch up to the events immediately prior to Red Dragon which land Hannibal in prison.

"Watch What Happens Live: Peter Facinelli and Joe Manganiello" on Bravo at 11:00pm ET. I know we have many Manganiello appreciators in the audience, so I figured I'd let you all know this is happening. I'm sure it will be horrible, because it's Andy Cohen's talk show on Bravo, but at least he should look very nice.

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  • e jerry powell

    Okay. I am going to find some way to become GB's gestational surrogate so that she will never get stretch marks from pregnancy anywhere.

    God DAMN. That picture makes my April.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Careful. By the time I get around to reproducing that might be an actual possibility.

  • e jerry powell

    I'm going to ask you a question later on an unrelated topic because you are the guru of all things music business, but I need to work on the phrasing of the questions.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    I'm waiting very patiently.

  • e jerry powell

    Okay, this is not hypothetical, but it does have hypothetical ramifications.

    There once was a band in Austin called 2 Nice Girls (they broke up in the early 1990s). They were signed to a record label called Rough Trade and put out an album (on vinyl!) and an EP (on CD).

    As you may know, Rough Trade went under. The acts signed to the label were given first shot at buying back their masters, and as I understand it, most of them did. What I'm wondering is, in a similar situation, what happens to the masters if the bands don't get to/can't afford to buy their masters back? Are they auctioned when the label liquifies its assets? Do they just sit in a closet or dumpster somewhere? I mean, intellectual property doesn't just cease to exist, right? (The question was simpler when I started, but there were a bunch of related issues buzzing around in my head for no reason in particular.)

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Typically what happens is a company that goes bankrupt will have its assets auctioned off, and master recordings are included in that. Catalogs of master recordings and/or publishing rights to compositions are sold pretty regularly when record companies go out of business, sometimes it makes the news. One of the more famous examples is Michael Jackson buying the Beatles catalog. More recently, EMI Records was absorbed by Universal Music Group, which now owns all the masters which had previously been controlled by EMI.

    Intellectual property does not cease to exist until copyright expires, which in the US is life of the author + 90 years. However, there is no legal obligation to exploit copyrighted material, so one could purchase a catalog of master recordings and refuse to grant any licenses to anyone, effectively letting them gather dust. It'd be a stupid business decision, but you could do it. Artists do have the option to reclaim their copyrights 35 years after transferring them, and since that provision was added in 1978 we're coming up on the first year that will have any effect and I'm excited to see what happens.

  • e jerry powell

    Well, Michael Jackson buying a large portion of the Beatles catalog, anyway. The ownership history is so labyrinthine that it frightens me. Three labels, three publishing companies, lots of securitization for loans so that Jackson could have a zoo and amusement park on his compound. Crazy shit.

    2 Nice Girls reissued through iTunes a couple of years ago when the member of the band who holds the masters themselves looked on eBay and saw that vinyl copies of the albums were selling at upwards of $60 (naturally, the band wasn't getting any of that money...).

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Yup. First sale doctrine and all that. And yes, ownership of copyright in master recordings and compositions (because they're not the same!) is incredibly complex. Unfortunately, I adore it and could literally talk about it ALL DAY. I'm busy trying to find a job that will let me do just that so I can put it to good use, rather than inadvertently ambushing unsuspecting members of the public who don't realize there's a copyright nerd in the room.

  • e jerry powell

    Another thing I don't get is copyright vs. administrative rights, e.g. Controversy Music vs. Emancipated Music in the case of Prince. Controversy Music is tied to Warner Bros, where Emancipated Music is not, leaving Prince whining (like that's anything new).

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Generally administrative rights are granted when the company doesn't own the full copyright, but is given permission by the copyright owner to solicit business and collect revenue on their behalf. This is typically the function of music publishing companies which co-own the copyright to compositions with the songwriters but who will negotiate contracts, collect royalties, and generally do business on behalf of the songwriter.

    Record companies usually own the rights to master recordings outright, so they don't need administrative rights to them.

  • e jerry powell

    Prince has absolutely no head for business, so I guess administrative rights were (almost) a good thing.

    Anyway, I have a (slightly) better understanding of all the arcane B.S. behind the jewel cases. Thanks!

  • e jerry powell


  • Maguita NYC

    I used to be one of those who appreciated Mangamiumo's form, but quite honestly, I am bored. Like men who get excited about big knockers, and after playing with them for a few months get big-boob fatigue, Big Joe has lost his beefcake sexpot appeal... Although I've never played with Big Joe. Or huge knockers for that matter.

    Speaking of meat, how is Hannibal? Is it worth watching?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    "big-boob fatigue"

    That's a thing?

  • Uriah_Creep


  • Genevieve Burgess

    I've been enjoying "Hannibal." Most of the acting is great, particularly Mads Mikkelson and Hugh Dancy, and it looks beautiful. I will, inevitably, go back to watching "Scandal" in the same time slot when it comes back, but "Hannibal" will stay on my Hulu list.

  • Maguita NYC

    Finally! Someone not blinded by knockers.
    (What is wrong with you?)

  • Genevieve Burgess

    I did the Google search to FIND the knockers a few hours ago. I've got about an hour of acquired immunity under my belt.

  • e jerry powell

    Those are definitely some big knockers.

  • Maguita NYC

    Yes, big knockers. How about Hannibal though?!! Anyone watching?

  • e jerry powell

    I can't hear you over the big knockers.

  • Maguita NYC

    I'll wait your mandatory big-boob fatigue for my answer.

    Personally, I prefer cute tight little nipples.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Your version of my sentiment was so much more fun.

  • Maguita NYC

    Me feel so dirty.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Then mangojello is doing his job.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Mangojelloshots up there is pretty on paper, but he just seems so vacant.

  • e jerry powell

    SO WHAT?

  • jeannebean

    I can appreciate nice muscles as much as anybody, but eventually, I'd want to have a conversation with the person attached to said muscles. That's the part where I don't think Joe would shine. I've yet to see any spark in those big brown eyes.

  • e jerry powell

    The man is a big Ayn Rand fan. I don't think I much want to talk to him, because that would make everything limp. Objectivism is a serious boner-killer.

  • jeannebean

    Oh, holy shit - say no more! That and Scientology kill The Boner as nothing else can. The stupid - it burns!

  • Mrs. Julien

    You make an excellent point. Your logic is flawless.

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