My Gadget Life – Calvin Harris
I go through phases with my gadgets
A lot of things seem to become junk really quickly. I‘ve got boxes full of stuff I’m never gonna use again; mainly USB-based things. The sort of stuff you buy people for Christmas when you have no idea what to get them – humping dogs or really slimline cameras that take really bad quality 1MP images but were so tiny it justified their existence.
I had a BlackBerry Storm
It was an absolute disaster. I got ‘The Clock of Death’ all the time. It got to the point where I was having to take the battery out on an hourly basis. I’m on the Bold now, which is much better. I’m just waiting for the trackball to pack up but at the moment it’s brilliant – I’m loving it.
My manager bullied me into using Twitter
But I love it now. In January, when it started to get a lot bigger, I was sitting in an airport waiting to get on a plane with nothing better to do so I thought “OK, I’ll join it just to keep him happy.” I’m well into it now. I’m rarely off it.
MySpace played a very important part in my life
But no one’s on it anymore. As far as replacing the demo CD for bands MySpace is still amazing. Even if you’re not commenting or anything you can still go to a band’s page and hear their five best songs, see what they look like or see what fans they’ve got.
I’m not a fan of Spotify
It relies solely on content that it didn’t create and the fact that it pays such a miniscule royalty rate to the people that create that content raises a few eyebrows. You can sustain your life on radio plays because they’re regulated. Radio stations have to pay a license, which gets evenly distributed between the writers of those songs. I just think Spotify’s a bit of a piss-take.
You can read the rest of the Calvin Harris’ gadget musings in the latest issue of Stuff Magazine, on shelves now.