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September 21 2008

Concerts

It would be easy to assume with how much I talk about music, I must go to a ton of concerts, but sadly the opposite is true. Living in a town of 17,000, and being the biggest town for a 90 mile radius, doesn’t lead to many bands coming to my little corner of the… read more

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It would seem that washed up bands with little to no relevancy in today’s music market have totally lost their minds. First up is news that is seems Lars Ulrich, founder of the heavy metal band Metallica, has completely lost his mind. As I discussed in June of this year in a post entitled “Metallica… read more

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Edgar Bronfman, Jr is back. For those unfamiliar with Edgar Bronfman, he is the CEO of Warner Music Group.  Good old Edgar and I have a long history of his amazing comments in that I have written about him numerous times,and I’ll link those as we go. This time around, the story comes from the… read more

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is at it again. I know… you’re all shocked. The RIAA, the goverening body that is charged with the protection of musical copyrights, is again going so far in their efforts to protect music, that they seem to be doing more harm than good.  The latest confirmed casualty… read more

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Everyone seems to be in a tizzy over the fact that the voice we heard come out of 7-year-old Lin Miaoke during the Olympic Opening Ceremonies was actually that of Yang Peiyi, another 7-year-old. Um… hello?  It’s China. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, here is the video of the offending song,… read more

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I mentioned back on July 26th that Yahoo Music is shutting down, and due to their Digital Rights Management (DRM) their music files would be rendered unplayable when this happened.  Well Yahoo has come up with a solution… kinda. Yahoo Music will be issuing coupons to their customers so they can buy their musical tracks… read more

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Just me yammering at you this week folks, and I apologize in advance for my voice starting to go towards the end. Stupid pollen. This week I talk about this story at Valleywag about people getting angry, again, about how Google Street View violates your “privacy”. I give some thought to a comment left by… read more

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Yahoo Music is shutting down, and with them go their Digital Rights Management (DRM) servers. What this translates to is that after October 1st you won’t be able to authorize new computers to play your tracks on, meaning your songs you bought would be living with an expiration date hanging over your head.  This news… read more

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The record industry is making me slam my head into the wall again. Our friends at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Society of Singers, Rhythm & Blues Foundation, Recording Academy and others make up a coalition named musicFIRST.  According to David Kravets at Wired, said coalition has decided that it is time that… read more

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Why is it that older bands such as Kiss and Metallica can’t accept that the record industry is changing to finally favor the fans? In a recent interview with AOL, Gene Simmons had some strong words for the fans of music. “The record industry is dead. It’s six feet underground and unfortunately the fans have… read more

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I noticed that as much as I talk about music, I rarely mention who I listen to. There’s the odd piece here or there that mentions it, but never anything concentrated. So I thought in an odd change of pace, I would share with all of you the latest bands I’ve found that I’m listening… read more

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Paul McGuinness, the long time manager of the super group U2, is up to his antics again. Back in January of this year, Mr. McGuiness made an infamous speech about how all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should institute a three strike policy for people caught engaging in music piracy on the Internet. As I said… read more

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