Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context, a Presentation for Some Music Industry Friends
Want a track on-demand? Oh have we got a deal for you! If you’re on Windows XP or Vista, and you’re in North America, just download this 20MB application, go through these seven install screens, reboot your computer, go through these five setup screens, these six credit card screens, give us $160 dollars and POW! Now you can hear that song you wanted to hear…
Your fans are pouring their music-loving hearts into blogs, Wikipedia, etc and what tools have you given them to work with? Not much, unfortunately.
I won’t spend another dime paying engineers to build false control, making listening to music harder for music-lovers. I will put all of my energy into making it easier and making the experience better. I suggest you do the same.
Bob Dylan's least comprehensible interviews - videos
New York Magazine has compiled a set of links to the ten most incomprehensible Bob Dylan interviews of all time. Man, when Dylan rambles, he really rambles. It must be that all his articulateness neurons have been given over to writing some of the greatest poetry in living memory, leaving none left over for pointless little TV interviews.
Thomas to appeal RIAA's $222,000 file-sharing verdict
In an appearance on CNN along with her attorney Brian Toder, Jammie Thomas announced her decision to appeal last week's $222,000 willful copyright infringement verdict. The basis of her appeal will be jury instruction no. 15, which told the jurors that they could find Thomas liable for copyright infringement if she made the recordings available over a file-sharing network, "regardless of whether actual distribution has been shown."
The 7 Most Gruesome Rock 'N' Roll Legends (And Whether They’re True)
If the legends are to be believed, a rock star's day is two hours of playing music and 22 hours of sex, drugs and worshipping Satan. Are the legends true, though?
The 40 Worst Lyricists In Rock
They rhyme girl with world, apricot with gavotte–and that’s when they rhyme at all. Meet pop’s metaphor-twisting, mysticism-spouting, Hallmark-card–quoting bards of banality.
Mash-Up Your Bootz Vol. 2
01. Bambi Umbrella (Intro) [Rihanna vs. J.B.O.]
02. Somebody Catches The Saturate [The Chemical Brothers vs. Kosheen vs. The Killers]
03. Cut Off The Temper [Beatsteaks vs. The Prodigy]
04. We'll Never Walk Alone On Our Way [Kid Alex vs. Thrice]
05. Read My Summer Lovin' [The Killers vs. Musikk feat. John Rock]
06. Madonna's Sunshine [Robbie Williams feat. Pet Shop Boys vs. The Corrs]
07. Hey Hamma Mama Yeah! [Black Eyed Peas vs. Culcha Candela]
08. Take Your Mutter Out [Rammstein vs. Scissor Sisters vs. Mr. Vegas]
09. Enjoy The Falling [And One vs. Korn]
10. Swallow Well [Depeche Mode vs. Oomph!]
11. Because Of You I Fall Into Oblivion [EverEve vs. Kelly Clarkson]
12. Wonderful In Extremo [In Extremo vs. Fatboy Slim]
13. Jan scheint die Sonne aus dem Arsch [Die Apokalyptischen Reiter vs. Jan Delay]
14. Shout ABC [Disturbed vs. Jackson 5]
15. No Gunshot To The Loved Burning Atlantis Skank [Trivium vs. Depeche Mode vs. Midnight Oil vs. Genesis vs. Klaxons vs. Fatboy Slim]
16. Godless Futility [Paradise Lost vs. Dreadful Shadows]
A Bunch of Bootlegs:
Van Halen,Beck,Brian Wilson,Red Hot Chilo Peppers,Muse,Flaming Lips,Bjork,Faith No More,Soundgarden, Joy Division...
Nirvana - Very Fucking Rare
Lou Reed 12/14/2006 Berlin Live St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, N.Y
Morrissey - 2006-08-08 - Karlstad
The Lemonheads - 1993-06-24 - Glastonbury
Dinosaur Jr. - 1994-11-16 - Santa Monica
The Cure - 1985-09-20 - Birmingham
The Cure - 1981-07-05 - Werchter
A Fistfull of DJ-Sets
SIMON - MOS Skrufff Mix (MP3)
The Birth of The Simpsons
In the mid-1980s, producer James L. Brooks was hired to develop a comedy series called "The Tracey Ullman Show" for the fledgling Fox TV network. Ullman was immensely popular in England … but Brooks wasn’t sure her humor would play well in the United States. He figured that inserting short cartoon segments between her comedy sketches might help keep the show interesting to American audiences.
Brooks was a fan of counterculture cartoonist Matt Groening [wiki] (pronounced Graining), whose weekly cartoon strip Life in Hell runs in The Village Voice and more than 200 other "alternative" newspapers. He had a Life in Hell poster in his office, and one day he remarked to an assistant, "We should get this guy and have him animate for us."
The Fifty Best Breasts In Movie History
Did we get your attention? Good, because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we'd like to help raise awareness for the American Cancer Society by celebrating the best breasts to ever grace the cinema screen.
Corbijn and Riley Take Control
ComingSoon.net sat down with Corbijn and Riley during the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film had its North American debut.
Directed (1955) by Jack Arnold. Starring John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll and Nestor Paiva.
Directed (1957) by Bert I. Gordon. Starring James Craig, Gloria Talbott, Lon Chaney Jr. and Tom Drake.
Faster Pussycat Kil Kill
Directed (1965) by Russ Meyer. Starring Tura Satana, Haji and Lori Williams.
Y-Wing Beats X-Wing, Gold Squadron Finally Kicks Ass
The X-Wing fighter at Plaster Blaster 6 this weekend got all the glory. But the model rocket with the biggest heart/size ratio goes to the underdog of a space bomber based on the Y-Wing fighter. Ion cannons? Check. More torpedoes than the X-Wing? Check. Fewer parts to tear off on liftoff? Check...not that it lived to see a second flight, but at least it finish in a better form and had a longer voyage.
When Zombies Attack!
Learn how to rip anyone's leg off (or at least appear to do so) in this video!
SZ: Die sieben Kreativregeln - "Ausflippen ist harte Arbeit"
1. Komme nie mit einer Idee.
Ganz gleich, ob du ein Buch schreiben willst, ein Möbelstück entwerfen oder einen Zeichentrickfilm machen: Am Anfang sollte nicht eine Idee stehen - es sollten drei sein.
Der Grund ist einfach. Wenn ein Regisseur zu mir kommt, und einen Vorschlag für ein neues Projekt macht, dann hat er in der Regel sehr lange über diese eine Idee gebrütet. Das schränkt ihn ein. Meine Antwort lautet stets: "Komm’ wieder, wenn du drei Ideen hast, und ich meine nicht eine gute und zwei schlechte. Ich will drei richtig gute Ideen, zwischen denen du dich beim besten Willen nicht entscheiden kannst. Du musst alle drei vor mir verteidigen können. Wir entscheiden dann, welche du machst."
Das Problem bei Kreativen ist oft, dass sie sich zu sehr auf eine Idee fokussieren. Gerade am Anfang führt das zu einer unnötigen Verengung. Jeder Kreative sollte das ausprobieren. Man wird überrascht sein, wie diese Vorgabe einen plötzlich zwingt, über Dinge nachzudenken, an die man vorher gar nicht gedacht hat. Man gewinnt Abstand, sieht plötzlich viel mehr. Und glaube mir, es gibt immer drei gute Ideen. Mindestens.
New Minimalism in Web Interface Design
Web minimalism has come back as a trend in the summer of 2007. Rainfall Daffinson adores the concept of minimalism, zen culture and the essence of things. We chose 24 moments of minimalism web interface design in the last decade, selected several quotes to easily define the minimalism and represent some of the best new minimalism websites.
GORDON'S JET FLIGHT
Today, we look at travelling the skies of 1961 -- when flying in a plane was something that you got dressed up to do. This is GORDON'S JET FLIGHT, a Little Golden Activity Book, by Naomi J. Glasson, with pictures by Mel Crawford. Golden Press, New York, 1961.
My Top 5 Biggest Freelancing Mistakes
It is often said we learn more from mistakes than successes. Sometimes it is nice to learn from another persons goofs rather than your own!
Every freelancer will have their own stories to tell, here are mine. I hope you find them useful and maybe you will share your own in the comments.
Accept and Proceed
Amazing Way to Tie Your Sneakers
1000 Wege sich die Schuhe zuzubinden...
Best of Screensavers
Long, long time ago screensavers have been used to prevent the so-called screen-burn-effect – a permanent disfigurement of areas on a CRT display caused by non-moving text or graphics being displayed continuously for long periods of time. To avoid this effect, screen savers have been used to blank the screen or fill it with moving images or patterns when the computer was not in use. Today, screensavers don’t serve their original purpose and are primarily used for entertainment.
TKKG, die Nazis in spe
Das Thema Fremdenfeindlichkeit und Islamophobie hatten wir ja erst vor Kurzem. Wenn man das Thema ein wenig verarbeitet hat, in sich gegangen ist und einige Tränen geflossen sind, weil die Welt so schlecht ist, stellt man sich die Fragen nach den Ursachen vor der Angst vor fremdem. Ich kenne den Grund. Ohne eine komplexe Thematik vereinfachen zu wollen, aber der Grund sind: KINDERHÖRSPIELE! And I can prove it.TKKG, die Nazis in sp
WLAN Detector Shirt
You can display the current wi-fi signal strength to yourself and everyone around you with this stylish Wi-Fi Detector Shirt. The glowing bars on the front of the shirt dynamically change as the surrounding wi-fi signal strength fluctuates. Finally you can get the attention you deserve as others bow to you as their reverential wi-fi god, while geeky chicks swoon at your presence.
Das war ja nur eine Frage der Zeit: Ceiling Cat sayz, i can has light? and & light wuz.
Youtube: Champion cardstacker builds capitol with 22,000 cards
Using 22,000 cards over 3 days, record-holding card stacker Bryan Berg builds the Rhode Island State House
66 Celebrities that Blog
Think evil gossip mongers are the only ones blogging? Think again! Your favorite celebrities are also blogging. Many of them enjoy writing and it’s a great way to keep in touch with their fans.
Think a stylised, fluoro version of The Incredible Machine. Vorsicht: Suchtgefahr!
Unusual Homes. Amazing Architecture. Strange Places. Fascinating People.
Extreme Fishing: Hunting for Sharks on a Kayak
he extreme sportsmen shunned the traditional idea of a peaceful day’s fishing when they rowed into the freezing shark-infested waters off Alaska. The daring team of four were surrounded by 200 to 300 salmon sharks which were up to nine feet long and weighed between 400 and 1,000 lbs.
Cold Water Images
Why we curse. What the F***?
Fucking became the subject of congressional debate in 2003, after NBC broadcast the Golden Globe Awards. Bono, lead singer of the mega-band U2, was accepting a prize on behalf of the group and in his euphoria exclaimed, "This is really, really, fucking brilliant" on the air. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is charged with monitoring the nation's airwaves for indecency, decided somewhat surprisingly not to sanction the network for failing to bleep out the word. Explaining its decision, the FCC noted that its guidelines define "indecency" as "material that describes or depicts sexual or excretory organs or activities" and Bono had used fucking as "an adjective or expletive to emphasize an exclamation."
Video: Fuckzilla at Arse Elektronika
While there isn't any real human nudity in this video, I think the shrieks and wails of a woman being brought to orgasm but a Johnny 5-inspired robot are NSFW, even if the action is shot tastefully in silhouette.
Hillary Clinton falling
in a Bikini
Will we ever send humans to Mars?
In the summer of 1969, two weeks after Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon, rocket scientist Wernher von Braun delivered to Nasa a detailed, fully costed plan for landing humans on Mars.
Dr von Braun, who had masterminded America's lunar programme, intended to send astronauts on an initial excursion to the Red Planet lasting two years, with a fly-by of Venus on the journey home.
The mission was to reach Mars by 1982 and would be accomplished using a nuclear-powered rocket. This would be parked in Earth orbit and used to ferry 800-tonne spaceships to Mars and back.
Internet Allstars ‘01: Where are they now?
“Bootylicious” was dominating the airwaves , Rush Hour 2 was battling American Pie 2 for box office (if not artistic) greatness and the US was more concerned about stem cells than homeland security. It was August in 2001, and just because the Internet bubble had already burst, the internet itself was still going strong. With a full six years of technological growth and consumer adoption, how has the internet changed?
"Wer nicht arbeitet, soll auch nicht essen"
Die Dienstverpflichtung von Menschen – vornehmlich aus "den niederen Klassen" – zu einer Beschäftigung ist eine weit aus der Vergangenheit in die Gegenwart überkommene Konstruktion der jeweils Herrschenden. "Arbeitspflicht" als ihr Instrument ist dabei – bei allen Schwankungen im jeweiligen Gebrauch – historisch nie wirklich überwunden gewesen.
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