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The Beatles on Streaming Services and HD Videos

POSTED ON December 28th  - POSTED IN classic rock, music, news, Opinion, rock, videos

The Beatles on HD and Streaming Services

Wordmark of The Beatles, originally painted di...

Wordmark of The Beatles, originally painted directly on drum by Erwin Ross, Hamburg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am a Beatles fan. I have been since I was a small child. I actually remember the day Abbey Road was released. I was six years old. What was big news then is now history.

In case you missed it, they made what I believe will be, perhaps not historic, but at the least a milestone release on Christmas Eve. In the video below, a short 35-second mix of various Fab Four hits, announces that The Beatles are now available on nine streaming music services. (Source)

The Beatles are now streamable at:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Google Play
  • Amazon Prime Music
  • Tidal
  • Deezer
  • Microsoft Groove
  • Napster/Rhapsody
  • Slacker Radio

In case you noticed that Pandora and iHeart are not on the list, it is because The Beatles have always been available on those services.  Tech Times has more details about why.

I think this is pretty awesome news. I also discovered that they have released many HD videos as well. I am going to share one of my favorites below and there will be a link to the Open Culture article which has many more videos at the bottom of this post.

The article at Open Culture also goes into how John, Paul, George and Ringo were ahead of their time. Obviously, these videos were not made any time recent.  While a few other bands in that era did movies and videos, The Beatles and The Monkees were likely the most progressive regarding what we now call “music videos”.  Most other videos of the time were more like documentaries or simply concert videos. Hopefully, more and more “main-stream” artist will get with the new media order and embrace what the listeners want and not treat new technology like a mobster.

The Beatles – Revolution


More Videos at Open Culture

The Band Avon Dale

POSTED ON October 13th  - POSTED IN Blues, Blues Rock, Community, independent music, music, New Media Order, NSFW, Opinion, rock

The Band Avon Dale – Rocky, Bluesy and Jamin’ in Memphis

Warning: Some may consider this material may not safe for work and has some profanities. If that bothers you, please exercise your freedom of choice by going to another post as we exercise our freedom of speech.

The Band Avon Dale is a Memphis-based band. I will give you my take on them in a short minute. However, I think they do a great job of describing themselves, from their About Page:

“Avon Dale is a Memphis-based, rootsy rock band with a touch of soul. A four piece band featuring a dynamic rhythm section, the elemental sounds of an acoustic guitar, blues inspired electric guitar riffs, and soulful vocals, that range from tender and plaintive, to gritty and beseeching. A powerful live act, Avon Dale meshes concise rock ballads with lengthy improvisational jams. With a raw energetic presence, the band is quickly gaining followers in rock and jam band circles alike and becoming a Memphis must see act.”

Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle, Games, Comics, eBooks, Audio Books and More

I thought I might take a few minutes to scribe a post regarding Humble Bundle. Brian and I often talk about bundles on the Tech Net News and Opinion show.  It certainly is in the spirit of what we believe in here at indienation.fm.  Originally The Humble Indie Bundle, the company offers packages, aka bundles, with a pay-what-you-like model. The company is now a huge success.

2014.09.29 – Tech Net News – Full Edition

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TecNetNews

2014.09.27 – Tech Net News and Opinion

Greetings Listeners,   Welcome to this episode of Tech Net News and Opinion.  This is the full show edition and usually runs about 2 hours in length.  We also publish topic related editions.  Typical topics are tech, Google, net, science, and government news.  When it is close to or during the season of The Walking Dead, we also discuss and review the AMC Show. In this show we discuss:

  • Some generalsite news
    • The new theme
    • The new editor
    • Lumpy is almost done with Gen Con

We opened the show with Sarah Donner and her two songs:

  • Going Under
  • Follow Suit

The tracks you heard were recorded live at this years Gen Con.  We would like to again thank her for both her time and her permission. Be sure and check out the interview lumpy got with Sarah at the Starbucks across from the Indianapolis Convention Center.

Be sure and listen at the end of the show for we will play some more music from her and the interview I got at this year’s Gen Con.

Sarah Donner

Tech Net News and Opinion
CometISON

Indie Nation Science News

Mars New

Other Science News

Indie Nation Gaming News

Thank you for listening.  We welcome your feedback and comments.  There is contact information below. We would love for you to join us when we stream the show live.  You can join us in chat either by going to geekshed.net with your client and join #indienation or use our flash client on our Listen Page. We stream the shows live almost every Monday night from 8-10 PM DST.  Not only can you join us in chat but you may even be able to join the actual conversation.  Hail us in chat for details.

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The Closing Artist

We closed the show out with a few tracks and an interview with Sarah Donner

  • The Rebuttal of Schrodinger’s Cat
  • Her interview at Gen Con
  • Lovely, Lovely, Lovely

Sick of Sarah is Touring

POSTED ON September 26th  - POSTED IN Community, Concert, independent music, interviews, music, punk, rock

Sick of Sarah is Touring

I was so thrilled to get this news. These ladies are awesome musicians. Having seen them live before, I expect nothing less than some great concerts. Nonetheless, I will let them fill you in.

You can find out more about these girls at their website and they are listing the tour dates on their Facebook page.  If you wish to hear how they sound live, check out the interview and concert recording Lumpy got back in 2011.

The Who Releases a Fifty Year Definitive Set

POSTED ON September 26th  - POSTED IN Community, Entertainment, music, news, rock, videos

Who Hits 50!

The Who

Cover of The Who

The Who is releasing a special 42 song, two disc definitive set to celebrate 50 years of making music.  The last track on the collection if titled Be Lucky and references Daft Punk’s Get Lucky.  While definitive sets have their place, it is nice to see the extra track. You can find out more over at Pitchfork.  Check out the video for Be Lucky after the break.  The release date for Who Hits 50! is 27 October, 2014.

TMBG to do Audience Appreciation Show

They Might Be Giants to do Fan Appreciation Show

They Might Be Giants

Cover of They Might Be Giants

I just had to share some of the good news I received in my inbox.  A band that I and many others have been fans of for years it going to do a show for the fans. I even remember “Dial a Song”.  You can learn more about the event here.  The concert will be on Friday, October 17 at 8 PM.  Having seen them live in the past, I assure you that it will be a great show… they are awesome live.

You can find out more about this band at:

2014.09.15 – TNN – Government Edition

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Government News

This is part of our weekly news show.  We encourage all of you to join us on Monday nights.  We do the show every Monday except the second Monday of the month or legal US holidays.  We stream it live from 8-10 PM DST.  You can join us in chat and learn how to participate.

2014.09.15 – Tech Net News and Opinion

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2014.09.15 – Tech Net News and Opinion

This is the recording of our weekly news show.  In this episode we discuss some Celtic music news, Android news, Chrome OS app news, net neutrality, Minecraft, Microsoft, writing on maps from the era of Columbus, and more.

 We opened with two from  Ceil Moss

  • As Far as the Eye Can See from the album of the same name
  • Lies a Lurrighan

You can find this band at:

2014.08.13 – The Amega Weapon at Gen Con

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The Amega Weapon at Gen Con 2014

The Amega Weapon at Gen Con

The Amega Weapon at Gen Con

This is one of many interviews Lumpy got while attending Gen Con 2014.  If you want to follow all the interviews and concerts we covered at Gen Con, check out the Gen Con 2014 category page here at indienation.fm.

In this interview, Lumpy catches up with one of the creators/developers of the new board game, The Amega Weapon. Listen in and find out if you can survive the black star in this space adventure board game.  Also check out the video (at the end of this post) for more information on the game.

While I didn’t get to actually play the game (or many others for I was at the con to do interviews and not play), I did not hear any negative feedback about it.  Anything I heard about the game at the con or after was either positive or, for some reason, confusion as to whether it actually exists.

I assure you it does exists.  It is a multi-player board game suitable for the entire family.  It is a high quality product with pewter pieces that they make themselves and a game with art work by Greg Winters (known for his Star Wars work).  Yes, they put effort into designing a great game but, also important, they put just as much into providing a high quality product and a great price for the gamer.

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