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Spotlight on Vans Warped Tour

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Spotlight on Vans Warped Tour Artists

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Leiser and  Lumpy are  totally, totally pumped!   Not only is the awesome Sick of Sarah band finally coming to town this Wednesday but they are just a small part of the the Vans Warped Tour.

Get this Indie Nation Listeners, we have been granted press credentials and are lining up the interviews. Leiser and Lump will be there with cameras and recording equipment. Stay tuned here for more on this great event but for now, we thought a quick and dirty podcast would be in order featuring some of the acts you can expect to hear more about here. Kudos and thank yous to Adamant Records for lining this up for us and our listeners. Boz and Lumpy thought it would be a good idea to throw together a podcast featuring  some of the many artist who will be at this show on Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

Mothpod 225 – The Bigger Boat

POSTED ON July 18th  - POSTED IN independent music, Mothpod

This week at The Indie Music Source Mothpod.com

As you can probably tell, “I come from the land downunder”, and so do all the bands in tonight’s show.

Yes the Mothpod music director Zack “I love Australia” Daggy’s influence is far reaching, in fact it’s done a full lap of the globe and has brought back all the great tracks we’ll be getting into in this show. – Cybster DJ

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Mothpod 224 – Tea and Cake

POSTED ON July 11th  - POSTED IN independent music, Mothpod

This week at The Indie Music Source Mothpod.com

Nicholas Young returns to bring you one more episode of jams from around the world of independent music. Sadly, this is will be his final episode, as he’s moving on to pursue other opportunities. Thanks for entering The Mothpod Nicholas. Your time with us was greatly appreciated.

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Stupid as Charged – Episode 004- Bad Tattoos, Money, Breath and Hair

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Stupid as Charged – Episode 004- Bad Tattoos, Money, Breath and Hair

Man Tattoos Murder Details on Himself

 

Today’s first five dunce cap nominee is officially convicted,  according to a Reuters article at Yahoo Odd News, a 25 year old man was convicted for a 2004 murder and, at least part of the case against him was a tattoo.  Unlike that television series where the one thug had a tattoo of the prison to escape though, it was far from any type of map to freedom.  In fact, it worked just the opposite.  He became suspect when he was arrested for a suspended license in 2008. The tattoo, according to the article, depicted a helicopter shooting a peanut man outside a store.  Apparently, a peanut is a rival gang member and the man convicted had a gang nickname of “chopper”.  An AOL article includes a photo and states that the tattoo was a replica of the crime scene and that is what allowed police to make the connection.  Lumpy ranks this one with five dunce caps.

Mothpod 223 – Where I Am

POSTED ON July 4th  - POSTED IN independent music, Mothpod

This week at The Indie Music Source Mothpod.com

Anji Bee of The Chillcast and Lovespirals brings a dreamy aspect to The Mothpod this week in a show packed with lovely female vocals (a few boys, as well!) and tons of fantastic free downloads. Zack “The Mothman” Daggy contributes a set-within-a-set, as well as the closing track.

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Mothpod 221 – Long Distance

POSTED ON June 20th  - POSTED IN independent music, Mothpod

This week at The Indie Music Source Mothpod.com

Gday Mothmaniacs it’s time for some fun, You’re with Cybster DJ on MOTHPOD episode 221; Welcome to the show.

As the weather get’s colder here in Brisbane Australia, the indie music heats up getting you all steamed up under the collar; and it’s all thanks to the one and only music director of new media…. Zack “I’m making a movie” Daggy.

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Mothpod Special – Songs for #Joplin

POSTED ON June 13th  - POSTED IN independent music, Mothpod

This week at The Indie Music Source Mothpod.com

We shine the spotlight on the Songs for #Joplin album and fundraising campaign. Need I say more? Listen to the songs, visit the site, download the album, and donate while telling anyone you think will listen to follow your lead. This episode also includes a special guest appearance; truly making the content rule that much more!

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RIAA, Google, Gaga, Apple, the Cloud and Horses – Lumpy’s Thoughts

Lady GaGa visit Sweden at Sommarkrysset, Gröna...

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I did just a tad bit of digging on this one because the abused phrase “never look a gift horse in the mouth” originally entered my head as I read it.  The phrase originated in and era when horses were commonly used in trade and, big surprise, gifts.  In that era, according to this little post, it would have been rude or stupid, when gifted such,  to look into the mouth of the animal to determine it’s age and value. I wonder how a punch, kick or a cattle prod would go over?

According to Mashable and in my opinion, The music industry did just that.  At first, it may seem like a stretch, however, I beg to argue that it is not.  While Apple may be announcing the securing of cloud deals with labels and launching as soon as June 6, what sense does it make for an industry, supposedly in trouble, to chop off 100 M? Mashable is reporting that Bloomberg Business stated that Google was willing to pay 100 million to the four major labels for cloud license. Apparently the labels were concerned about the fact that Google often points to video and music that violates copyright and the talks broke down.

I think it parallels the gift horse analogy pretty well and I am sure that the Racketeering Idiots Association of Absurdity would have not only punched the horse but would certainly take the next step and sue it, it’s owner, the local blacksmith and the company that sold the owner the grain.

Sticking with the pun, they are also putting the cart before the horse.  Even if Google did somehow completely stop linking to copyright infringing material, does the industry not realize that some other search engine would still link to said content? If the industry claims it losing billions per year to illegal downloading, why not take the 100 million and let the search giant create the legal cloud service?  Seriously, Google is big time and business smart.  Does the industry not understand that if Google had a legal service would it not follow to tweak it’s search results to point to it’s own money maker?  Perhaps the industry doesn’t get that because, at least in my lifetime, they have specialized in business models to drive away their few remaining customers.

Follow Up – RIAA Will Give “Some” of the Royalties to The Artists

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It was previously reported that the recording industry (RIAA or Racketeering Idiots Association of Absurdity) was not going to give any of the money awarded in the recent LimeWire settlement to the artists.  The story at The Huffington Post referenced a post at Torrent Freak and reading it today it reminds me of the news re-writes in 1984.  Strangely the Huffinton Post now claims that the Torrent Freak article was incorrect.  The original Torrent Freak article reads:

RIAA spokesman Jonathan Lamy previously told TorrentFreak that the ‘damages’ accrued from piracy-related lawsuits will not go to any of the artists, but towards funding more anti-piracy campaigns. “Any funds recouped are re-invested into our ongoing education and anti-piracy programs,” he said.

Hmmm…. seems like a pretty clear to me.  Based on the track record of the RIAA have any artist actually received anything from these lawsuits?  Remember they announced the end of the “sue em all” campaign?  Now if they announced the end of it, why do they need to “re-invest” any of the settlement money?  It seems that what he previously said was taken out of context… Or is it just being re-written?

Not Old News but Not Exactly Novel Either, Sony PSN Hacked, Again.. And Again

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At first, an article at PhysOrg.com might have one do a double take thinking it was a dated story.  The problem is it is not dated but a repeat.  The Sony Play Station Network was hacked, for the third time, after being up for only a few days.  Quoting the source:

This time around hackers have reset user account passwords by using their email address and date of birth.

This attack led Sony to disable the password reset page.  That very fact also means that those who are currently trying to reset their password shall be unable to do so?

Can anything else go wrong for the once do no wrong electronics giant?

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