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2014.09.29 – Tech Net News – Full Edition

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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

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Mars New

Other Science News

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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

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:

Ceili Moss

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For Celtic Thursday, Ceili Moss

Celtic harp

Celtic harp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an edited shorter version of our live news show from Monday, 15 September, 2014. We tend to focus on tech, net news, and games. We are still a music oriented station. We always open and close with indie music. This post  is just the beginning and end of our news show.

 We opened the news with Ceil Moss:

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

Galaxxies an Awesome Canadian Duo of Creativity

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Refreshingly Different

Galaxxies

Galaxxies

If I had to describe the work of this band in just two words, I would use “refreshingly different”.  If I had to assign them to a genre, which I hate doing, I might go with avant-garde.  Galaxxies describes themselves as “experimental, alternative/indie pop music”.  Regardless of how one would describe them in terms of genre, their music is great.  While it could certainly fit into the genres mentioned, I think the most important thing to say about their style and music is that it has a unique and wonderful sound.

Galaxxies is a Canadian duo that has no shortage of creativity. They also take full control of every aspect of their work’s realization.  Garrett Gengler is involved in every step of the project including web design, video and cover art. Marcile Wilmot is the other half of the project and she takes writing credits and brings her Jamaican upbringing to the table as well. It shows in their music, their album art and even their well done covers.

The Galaxxies EP is a great five song collection.  Each of the tracks are unique and different.  All of the track are well produced and share only the commonality of being great music.  Frankly, it was difficult to decide on what tracks to include in this podcast.  I went with Galaxies, Love Ain’t True, and Slow Time.

Today We Shine the Spotlight on Megan Landry

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 Alternative Singer-Songwriter, Megan Landry

Megan Landry

Megan Landry

In my opinion this young lady has some serious talent. I had a difficult time deciding what tracks to choose for this podcast.  The reason being is that they are all excellent.

Those of you who read my reviews and follow my podcasts know that I am not a fan of genre.  She spins herself as alternative.  While that may be the best genre for her, I feel she does and excellent job of blending styles.  I don’t consider all of her work “alternative”.  She does some material I would call blues, pop, etc.,  The important point is that her work is varied in a great way.  He songs do not all sound the same.

She writes some great lyrics, adds appropriate music and wonderful vocals.  I was very impressed by the wonderful backing vocals on Wallpaper.  Also, she seems very talented with video as well, check out the video at the end of this post.

Megan is very good at setting the mood of a song (and video).  While it is one thing to make good music, it is much better to make music that moves the listener emotionally.  It is nice to see young talent doing more than just pushing out pop tunes. (Not that there is anything wrong with that.)  I noticed that other reviewers often refer to her as an “Ottawa teen”.  She might fit that description based on years but she is certainly much more mature than such as a singer and songwriter.

Megan has also done some work to bring awareness to bullying.  (Check out the related articles below.)  Her song Stronger is about that.  She has made headlines for some time now and I expect her to continue doing so.

I promise you that if you check out her music you will find something you will love.

You can find out more about this wonderful artist at:

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2014.08.25 – TNN – Science News

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This is an edited version of our weekly news podcast.  We have divided the news into sections and decided to break them out as individual podcast as well as the complete show.  Please feel free to give us feedback.

Science News

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2014.08.25 – TNN – Gaming News

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 2014.08.25 –  Tech Net News and Opinion – Gaming News

 

Picture of Gen Con Indy 2008 in Indianapolis, ...

Picture of Gen Con Indy 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Brian thought it might be a good idea to try to break the news up into more organized groups.  After only one show’s worth of hindsight, I would have to agree that it seems like  a great idea.  It certainly seems to encourage more conversation from the chat room and I already know it made it easier on the post edit.

The stories in this edited news cast shall focus on gaming.  We feel the more choices we give the listeners, the happier they will be. Please comment, use our on-site form or email us with your opinion.  Hopefully you shall enjoy this new, more structured, format.

2014.08.25 – Tech Net News and Opinion

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2014.08.25 –  Tech Net News and Opinion

Sarah Donner

Sarah Donner

Brian thought it might be a good idea to try and break the news up into more organized groups.  After only one show’s worth of hindsight, I would have to agree that it seems like  a great idea.  It certainly seems to encourage more conversation from the chat room and I already know it made it much easier on the post edit.

We opened with some Sarah Donner. They were live tracks recorded with her permission at this year’s 2014 Gen Con. The tracks were Going Under and Fossil Girl You can find out more about her at:

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