Being in the news is nothing new for Kim Dotcom. I recall the YouTube take down fiasco, his song to the president, the raid, and, as almost all of us at Indie Nation News believed, learning the raids were very likely illegal. If you need to catch up on this ongoing adventure, I suggest this page at TechDirt with lots of articles on Dotcom, otherwise wait for the movie. I am sure that someone is going to do one soon.
However, I wonder how many others remember “Megabox” and Mr. Dotcom’s pledge to take down the modern music industry?
Another Lawsuit, to Pay for a Lawsuit
I have often said that the current music industry is a dinosaur, many have. I often use terms such as “new media order” and “new business model“. It is obvious that I feel the way the big boys play is obsolete and I am not alone in that feeling.
Just in case you just crawled out from under a rock, TechCrunch (and the rest of the world) reports that Google has dropped 12.5 billions dollars and bought Motorola. The entire Internet is buzzing about why, what and and whatever but ARS Technica likely has it right.. they needed the patents. It is rather sad that patent trolls have turned net survival into a matter of preemptive strikes but in my opinion that is what it is.
Hey Everyone David here from CustomPC48809.com
Yeah still here, After working on many Toshiba Laptops I’ve Noticed a few things.
That they had a few problems that the manufacture has not fixed. From Overheating, DC Power Jack Breaking, Low Battery Life and Video Cable Linkage shorting out.
I just wanted to say come on Toshiba Please fix these errors…
- Toshiba outs new Satellite L750 laptop (slashgear.com)
- Toshiba’s No-Glasses 3D Laptop is About to Hit Stores (technologizer.com)
- Toshiba Satellite P700 Series Laptops Launched (crenk.com)
- Toshiba announces new Satellite P700 laptop, smaller 17-inch Qosmio, both with 3D option (news.cnet.com)
- Toshiba Satellites get new AMD A-series chips (electronista.com)
- 1 reviews of Toshiba Satellite L650D-111 Laptop (rateitall.com)
- Toshiba unveils new back-to-school laptop line (geek.com)
- Toshiba Unleashes Qosmio X770 And Satellite P700, L700, and C600 Laptops (slashgear.com)
- Toshiba Launches Premium Satellite P-Series and Qosmio Laptops (pcworld.com)
- Toshiba Satellite P775 17.3in Core i7 laptop (go.theregister.com)
- Gear Deal: Toshiba Satellite 15.6″ AMD C-50 dual-core Laptop (geardiary.com)
- Goodbye iPad, helloToshiba! (ypsichik.com)
Miracle Grow for Weed and WalMart of Weed
Welcome to the first episode of what may be a regular show here at Indie Nation. Before we even begin we do not wish to imply that this is an endorsement of marijuana use nor is it the opinion of the station. It is a little spur of the moment thing that Leiser and Lumpy decided to give a whirl. We always seem to run into such stories when we are digging the news for Stupid As Charged and believe that there is certainly an entertainment value to it.
Besides, the debate regarding the legalization of marijuana, not only for medical purposes but recreational as well, has been going on forever. Lumpy can ever recall Paul Harvey doing “The Rest of the Story” shows on “ditch weed” and, no joke, this cough syrup that performed so well that, feminizing the name in honor of his wife, the pharmacist named it Heroine.
Stupid as Charged – Episode 004- Bad Tattoos, Money, Breath and Hair
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.
This one is a bit older news, it is tough out there job wise. Boing Boing eventually points us to an article at Bloomberg which reports that after receiving over one million applications, McDonalds has hired 62,000 more employees. The article also reports that it was 12,000 more than they initially planned to hire. While the creation of the thousands of part-time-minimum-wage jobs is good news on some fronts, and McDonald’s has enjoyed stock price increases, it only takes a little simple math to realize that over 900,000 applicants were told that they were not going to be flipping burgers anytime soon.
In a related story, The Wall Street Journal reported in early March that Subway has passed the legendary burger and shake shop as the top franchise in terms of units. McDonalds, according to the article, weighs in with 32,737 locations and Subway crept ahead with a tally of 32, 349. Is the clown loosing ground to the somewhat healthier and leaner Jared? I wonder how many jobs Subway created?
An appropriate tune to close this one may actually bring a third cardiac arrest shop, er fast food chain, into the mix. I will let you all digest this one to the tune of “I Work at Taco Bell” by Odd Austin. ( All-American Rejects Parody) You can find Odd Austin at oddaustin.com, at The FuMP, SoundClick and Mevio’s Music Alley. You can find, friend and follow Odd Austin on MySpace, FaceBook and Twitter. You can purchase his music at Amazon, and CD Baby.
Remember, as always, clickable links will be in the show notes and this one will be tagged with Big Mac, Taco Bell and Subway.
- Indie Soup 2011.05.05 – Funny Musicians (indienation.fm)
- “Who has the most restaurants worldwideâ€¦Subway or McDonaldâ€™s?” and related posts (therundown.tv)
- The sandwich that ate McDonald’s (independent.co.uk)
- McDonald’s Is Betting Big on China (fool.com)
The Atlantic has a story that may sadden many writers. The typewriter to many a writer still has a certain appeal. Although the demand for typewriters in the United States is practically non-exist ant, according to the article there has been a demand for them in India. That demand, however, has recently dired up and Gordej and Boyce, the last typewriter manufacture in the world is shutting down. The company states the obvious, the computer has taken over and there is simply not enough demand to support an industry.
- Last Typewriter Factory in the World Shuts Its Doors (idle.slashdot.org)
- Last Typewriter Factory Closes (longnow.org)
- RIP Typewriter! (perezhilton.com)
According to an article at International Business Times, you will no longer need to reach in your pocket for change to buy your friend’s a Pepsi. Quoting the source:
“Along with buying a soda with either cash or credit, the Social Vending System allows people to send a user a soda as a gift. All they have to do is enter the recipient’s name, mobile number and a personalized text message. Consumers can even send a video along with the gift. Once received, the recipient will learn where they can redeem it.”
The article also states that you can send a Pepsi to a complete stranger through something creatively dubbed “Random Acts of Refreshment”. The machine features a touch screen and has “Be Social” printed in large letters on it. So who will you send your first Pepsi to?
- Pepsi Goes Social (webpronews.com)
- Pepsi social vending machine! (nickburcher.com)
- Pepsi’s New Vending Machine Lets You Text a Friend a Drink (marketingvox.com)
Hello Everyone David Here from CustomPC48809.com
Here is a nice tip to help get your company or brand name out there for next to nothing. Free Business Cards and other items just having to pay for shipping. The being said; I used the company called Vistaprint.com. I have ordered not only 250 free Business cards for only about $5 for shipping, I also ordered Rubber stamps, Car door magnets, Bumper stickers, Key-chains, ink pens, mouse pads and much much more. They have a great selection and they do a wonderful job at printing everything. With over 3000 designs to choice from or you can upload your own images Vistaprint is a great way to start. Click on some of the links to check them out, at that quality for that price you can not go wrong.
But that’s only a few things, check them out online at http://www.vistaprint.com
- “Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge and Peek!” and related posts (inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com)
- How To Make A Little Pipsqueak Company Seem Big And Bad (businessinsider.com)
- Vistaprint CEO Robert Keane on Small Business Success, Globalization, New Age Digital Marketing and the Future of the Business Card (socialmediatoday.com)
Rock yer Socks
~ Episode #1 ~
My choice of Rock music for this episode was simply put, find bands or tracks names with the word ‘Electric’ in them. I stuck with Rock N’ Roll for this Episode and frankly I think it rocks if I say so myself.
So let the show begin….
Opener : This Is A Shakedown! with Electric Sound released on May. 28 2009
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This song kicks some ass! , more information about this band can be found on their label
Next we played BITCH QUEENS – Spotlight Electricity
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Pretty slick ass track, you can Learn more about Bitch Queen here.
Track 3 : Electric Daze – Flood, on Myspace
Electric Daze’s music has been described as a mix between Jimi Hendrix
to Black Sabbath creating a style of music that many call retro garage rock
Their music blends the vintage classic rock sound with a big Texas edge to the tune of raw,
edgy vocals and raunchy, in-your-face riffs.
Electric Touch Call My Name
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Electric Touch Sounds From The Underground
Next up was Left Arm Electric Babies
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Left Arm is a loud-ass low-down dirty garage punk rock n’ roll band from Edwardsville, IL
(just across the dirty Mississippi from St. Louis, MO). Their new album, “Dissatisoul”
is out now on TIRC Records.
NOFX Electricity, on youtube , NoFX Offical WebSite
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NOFX was formed in L.A. back in 1983 and has released 10 studio full lengths,
about 6 EPs, and a metric ton of . They somehow managed to
sell over 6 million records worldwide, which is an unprecedented feat for
an independent band.
Rural Electric Project Priestess Battery, on myspace from Jul. 27 2005
To quote their tag line “Out of the Middle of Nowhere 5 urban trasplants came together to form a post punk band.”
Show wrapped up with The Weaklings Losin My Electricity
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Find them on CDBaby
From Jun. 3 2007 Rock and Roll
Rock-N-Roll Owes Me? Hell Yeah It Does! Since 1994 The Weaklings have released three
full-length records, a dozen singles and have had at least as many compilation appearances.
They’ve had releases on labels too numerous to count, including: Junk, RAFR, Tee-Pee,
Safety Pin, I-94 and National Dust all to great
and… That how Jeff, Rocks Yer Socks…
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- How to Rock Your Socks (onlineshoes.com)
- 5 Best Live Albums (mademan.com)
- ManCandy Daily: Rockout With Yer… (gloganvlog.com)