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Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Gardenia

POSTED ON January 27th  - POSTED IN Entertainment, music, news, Opinion, pop, Press Release, rock, videos

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Perform a Song from Their New Album

English: Josh Homme at the Eurockéennes of 200...

English: Josh Homme at the Eurockéennes of 2007. Français : Le chanteur Josh Homme aux Eurockéennes de 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While we have heard much about the greatness of David Bowie since his passing  there are still others around doing great work. Iggy Pop and Josh Homme are among them. Sadly, the Star Man may no longer with us, he is, in a sense, still here. He was not only a terrific performer but served as a mentor and inspiration to many musicians. I am pleased to see some new work by a musician who once stated “He resurrected me” in an interview when he referred to the late artist.

After the break, check out this performance of a new track from Iggy Pop and Josh Homme.

Eternally Dizzy

POSTED ON July 11th  - POSTED IN Album, alternative, music, news, Opinion, Press Release, rock

Introducing Eternally Dizzy, A Powerful Trio

I don’t know much about this new band from Columbus, Ohio. What I do know is that I like what I hear very much.  I first heard of this band over at Record, Rewind, Play.  I checked out what they had to offer over at Bandcamp and liked the 90s alt-rock sound.  This trio’s members are:

  • Andre’ Vanderpool – Front Man
  • Joe Camerlengo – Bass
  • Jeremy Skeen – Drums

Video – The Rise of the Patent Troll

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Patent (Photo credit: brunosan)

This Video Explains How Patent Trolls Came to Be

If you listen to our news broadcasts here, you are very likely to hear stories about patent trolls and “copywrong” as Lumpy uses to refer to the current state of intellectual property law. It has reached the ridiculous point where trolls are laying claims to broad matters such as playlists and podcasting.  This is about as logical as patenting the alphabet. The video below, explains how old law and new tech combined to create software patent trolls.

Links for Listeners 01/02/2014 (p.m.)

POSTED ON January 2nd  - POSTED IN site
  • Seems this paper concludes that artist existing before file-sharing have created more new music since.  It also find that new artist have not hit the charts as often since file-sharing.  So much for the Metallica-Napster argument.

    Tags: 2014, legal, law, technology, tech, p2p, music, sales, IN-Pub, hit

    • It is clear that file-sharing encourages the distribution of existing music, and in a paper titled “A Case Study of File Sharing and Music Output” the professor examines what the connection is between music piracy and the creation of new music.
    • The paper provides empirical evidence that file sharing did not reduce the creation of new hit songs. Instead, more new music entered the hit charts, an effect that’s driven by existing artists.
    • The data shows that the output from existing artists increased, while new artists appeared less frequently in the hit charts. However, since the new material from existing artists was greater than the loss from new artists, the “creation” of new music increased overall.
    • “Specifically, the [result] suggests that the 58.92 percent decline in record sales would be associated with a net increase of 20.6 new songs in the study’s sample annually, all else constant,” Professor Lunney writes.

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TGGN 5-7-2013

POSTED ON December 7th  - POSTED IN Comedy, country, Entertainment, games, Gaming, Movies, music, Review, Through Gamer Goggles
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The music featured in this week’s show is the craft of Mr. Jeff Ronay.  You can find out more about Jeff at jeffronay.com

Disney and EA enter a long term Star Wars contract

Space Hulk video game just like the Board Game – you’ll see the dice roll.  Thanks to PCgames

Wizards of the Coast today announced two exciting new features coming to Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers! Sealed Play and a new take on the popular Slivers creature type will both make their debut in the Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise with Magic 2014.

The addition of Sealed Play will allow players to open booster packs and build decks to play against the AI and other players. Each sealed pool is comprised of 84 cards, mimicking paper TCG booster packs. The PvE experience includes a six-deck ladder where players take on mono-colored Sealed decks each corresponding with a particular Planeswalker, and finally facing a ‘boss’ Sealed deck.

Another feature debuting in Magic 2014 is a new take on the popular Slivers creature type. A fan-favorite, new playable Slivers in Magic 2014 decks will include the following:

−     Sliver Construct

−     Predatory Sliver

−     Groundshaker Sliver

−     Megantic Sliver

−     Blur Sliver

−     Striking Sliver

−     Thorncaster Sliver

−     Battle Sliver

−     Sentinel Sliver

−     Bonescythe Sliver

In addition, Hive Stirrings, a sorcery that creates Sliver tokens, will also be included in Magic 2014.

You can find some new screenshots from the game here.

The Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers video game will be available for PC, Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, iPad, and Android tablet for the first time when it launches this summer. The Magic 2014 product line-up also includes the Magic 2014 – Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and Magic Online.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything else.

 

Warner Brothers and D&D from Deadline.com

Thanks for listening you can always find more great gaming news at Through Gamer Goggles.

Music Sales Up… Finally? Huh? What?

POSTED ON February 26th  - POSTED IN site

Talk About Misleading Headlines!

I happened across an AP news article which, paraphrasing so that we don’t get sued, claimed that music sales are finally inching up… for the first time since 1999. (I know I am taking a chance even using “1999” for Prince and the Universal Goons may still be lurking out there, just waiting for another opportunity to swoop down and swing their IP sword of death.) Fortunately, they provided a link to the source.  It is a report from the IFPI which is short for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.  While not the RIAA, it is a similar such organization certainly spouting similar rhetoric with this report.

I have been aware that many associations in the music and film industry are not the best at math and statistics.  I have often written about how the legal system is skewed by political favoritism regarding IP, how the industry skews law enforcement and, recently, their further adventures on the road less logical.

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