I’ve begun work developing a guitar tab of the Britney Spears song, “Out From Under,” but before getting to that, we have some ground to cover. Some friends on Facebook noticed that for a few days this past week Britney Spears was on my list of ‘favorite music.’ The music section of the Info Tab… Continue reading Facebook Profile Discretion and the Guitar Tab for Britney Spears, "Out From Under"
November Song of the Month
I’m going to try and start identifying songs of the month. I think that these will be from artists that have released something new, for instance, a new album or perhaps a new remix of an old song.November’s song of the month was released in late October of this year by the Kaiser Chiefs. This… Continue reading November Song of the Month
Add Global Hotkeys to iTunes
Winamp has been my media player of choice for years because it is fairly lightweight, and has a long history off plugins. Winamp also has the ability to use global hot keys which are keyboard shortcuts to play, pause and skip through tracks even if you’re using another application. Since I got the iPhone, I’ve… Continue reading Add Global Hotkeys to iTunes
RJD2 @ Paradise
I just got back from the 5/3/08 RJD2 show at The Paradise on Comm. Ave. I had been looking forward to the show for some time, pulling the on-sale date from an RSS item from tourfilter and within a week or two tickets sold out. It was with great anticipation that I approached the show.… Continue reading RJD2 @ Paradise
Hit Me On My iPhone – New Video From Pete Miser
This music video comes from Pete Miser, founding member of the Five Fingers of Funk. Pete hails from Portland, Oregon and his band had a following in the PDX area back when I was in high school. Apparently, Pete was actually asked to fly to LA for an iPhone commercial and was inspired to create… Continue reading Hit Me On My iPhone – New Video From Pete Miser
Live Nation Positioned for Big Year in 2009
I’ve been watching Live Nation pretty closely since the company was spun off from Clear Channel Communications Entertainment Division. I believe that it is positioned to do quite well about two years out. Live Nation currently operates three areas of business, Events, Venues and Digital Distribution. Venues and distribution needs happen to be where musicians… Continue reading Live Nation Positioned for Big Year in 2009
New Saul Williams Album Shows Digital Savvy
Radiohead may know music–but they and their management do not know digital downloads. In trying to be artsy, buying In Rainbows was confusing and clunky. When it came time to download, they couldn’t handle the traffic. I found that particularly startling because a band with that kind of IT budget should have been able to… Continue reading New Saul Williams Album Shows Digital Savvy
What Made OiNK So Special?
[Updated 10/31/07, see bottom of post] I had a professor ask me for more information on what made OiNK special and what it was all about. I assembled the following information for him: Why Oink Was Special The community was very tightly controlled: Only albums that had a certain level of audio quality (192kbps+) were… Continue reading What Made OiNK So Special?
In Rainbows Delivery Dissapoints
I paid 5 pounds plus the transaction fee on October 3rd, pre-ordering the new album. However, I did not receive an email from WASTE (Radiohead’s merch arm) with my activation code. I emailed them and asked what was up, and got an auto reply as follows: “Thank you for your message. Here is some information… Continue reading In Rainbows Delivery Dissapoints
Radiohead Is The Answer
I have a lot of catching up to do since moving to Boston but this is perhaps one of the most exciting and important things to happen in the music industry since Napster was released. A Time article included a quote from an American producer that reads as follows: That’s the interesting part of all… Continue reading Radiohead Is The Answer