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Thursday: February 25, 2010

Apple would like you to know that they've hit the ten billionth download.Apple would like you to know that they've hit the ten billionth download.

The downloader of said billionth song is the lucky recipient of a $10,000 iTunes gift card. Try not to spend it all one place (gift card is also good for app store purchases as well).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:33 AM | Tags (8) | apple | billion | downloads | itunes | music | purchases | store | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own rubber band bass.A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own rubber band bass.

Yes, it's true - a rubber band bass guitar will make yet another lovely addition to any office desk or cubicle. Also, making rubber band music with your co-workers is a great way to pass the time (play at your own risk).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:44 AM | Tags (7) | bands | bass | guitar | music | rubber | tutorial | wikihow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

Daily Grind: Efficient

Name: Vin (aka jimmy three-teeth)
How Vin feels today: Efficient @ 3:10:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: Give myself a round of applause for writing various scripts that condensed a boatload of work into a smaller buoy-sized amount of work.

Music Stuck in Head: The Entertainer / Billy Joel
Mostly because the synth effect in the intro and outro of the song. Reminds me of Saturday morning cartoons every time.

Stuff to do today:

  • Read up on all the happenings from CES over in Las Vegas
  • Watch the Microsoft Keynote
  • Boy, was that ever boring
  • Find something more entertaining
  • This YouTube video will suffice for now
  • Wow, it's even got Reversi

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:10 PM | Tags (9) | billyjoel | boring | ces | dailygrind | efficient | glm | keynote | music | vegas |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

Apple offers up a free holiday sampler in the iTunes Store just for you.Apple offers up a free holiday sampler in the iTunes Store just for you.

'Sampler' in my opinion, is the wrong word in this case as Apple is essentially giving away TWENTY tracks of free holiday music. Head on over to iTunes and snatch this up while it's still available. You'll get to hear Weezer do a rocking rendition of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:37 PM | Tags (9) | album | apple | free | holidays | itunes | lp | music | sampler | tracks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Sony to unveil a brand new digitial distribution service sometime in 2010.Sony to unveil a brand new digitial distribution service sometime in 2010.

Sony plans to launch a new online service to distribute movies, music, books and other content to network-capable TVs, Blu-ray players, ebooks and others in a bid to add value to its hardware.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:54 AM | Tags (10) | bluray | books | distribution | ebooks | hardware | interesting | movies | music | sony | televisions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 5, 2009

Beatles catalogue will soon be available via USB drive.Beatles catalogue will soon be available via USB drive.

Yes, The Beatles have finally come to Apple. And by Apple, I mean an Apple-shaped USB device. And by USB device I really mean, oh wait. The collection includes FLAC files along with high quality MP3s and will set you back $280 bucks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 8:02 AM | Tags (7) | beatles | catalogue | drive | flac | mp3 | music | usb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


No Doubt not too happy with how their likeness was used in 'Band Hero'.No Doubt not too happy with how their likeness was used in 'Band Hero'.

In one instance of how 'Band Hero' allows for unauthorized use of No Doubt's likeness, a feature on the game has the band's Gwen Stefani singing Rolling Stones song 'Honky Tonk Women,' the band's lawsuit states.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:44 AM | Tags (7) | bandhero | dumb | gaming | likeness | music | nodoubt | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

A handy guide to Phish-speak just for you.A handy guide to Phish-speak just for you.

It's good to know the difference bewteen your custies, wookies, and aisle monkeys. Posting this in honor of this weekend's Festival 8 being put on by Phish over in California.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 10:25 AM | Tags (11) | custies | desert | festival8 | hippies | jamband | music | phish | speak | terms | wookies | wooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twelve things you need to know about the recently released Apple TV 3.0.Twelve things you need to know about the recently released Apple TV 3.0.

Everything you really need to know about Apple's expensive music store / television gateway device. Hey, have you downloaded one of those fancy new iTunes LPs yet? Apparently they work great on this little device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:32 AM | Tags (9) | apple | gizmodo | hd | lp | media | movies | music | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on brand new music search.Google pulls the curtain back on brand new music search.

...this tool introduces millions of music seekers in the U.S. to a new generation of licensed online music services, from MySpace and Lala to Pandora, imeem and Rhapsody.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:00 AM | Tags (8) | google | ilike | imeem | lala | music | purchases | rhapsody | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Eleven mediocre television shows with awesome theme songs.Eleven mediocre television shows with awesome theme songs.

Take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the television shows you may have used to watch. The combination of DuckTales and Rescue Rangers still holds a special place in my heart (although not mentioned on said list). Hey, remember The Jets?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 8:00 AM | Tags (10) | 11points | themes | cartoons | shows | sitcomes | music | songs | ducktales | jets | eighties |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Eleven of the most spot-on song parodies from South Park.Eleven of the most spot-on song parodies from South Park.

'South Park' hit Kanye West hard in their 'Fish Sticks' episode earlier this year... it wasn't quite as hard as they hit Mel Gibson, Jennifer Lopez, Phil Collins or Paris Hilton in the past, but it was close. And this all came before the Kanye/Taylor Swift incident.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 3:20 PM | Tags (7) | 11points | comedy | music | parodies | singing | southpark | kanyewest |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Touch Arcade gets some hands-on time with Rock Band: iPhone.Touch Arcade gets some hands-on time with Rock Band: iPhone.

playing the tracks in the iPhone Rock Band works just like its console big brother in that every note you miss causes the music to be interrupted. This seems to add so much more to the game than just tapping along to a song like other similar games on the platform...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:05 PM | Tags (10) | gameplay | gaming | iphone | music | preview | rockband | simulation | toucharcade | video | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

David Bowie officially joins Rock Band lineup... in LEGO form.David Bowie officially joins Rock Band lineup... in LEGO form.

Bowie will also be joined by a LEGO version of Iggy Pop. I'm still not understanding the whole Rock Band / LEGO connection. Perhaps the union is meant to function as a metaphor to emphasize the building blocks of music. Or maybe it's just cross-marketing gone berserk.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:20 PM | Tags (7) | davidbowie | gaming | iggypop | legos | music | rockband | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Palm decides to partner up with Amazon instead of hacking their way into iTunes.Palm decides to partner up with Amazon instead of hacking their way into iTunes.

But what Palm should really do is to make an iTunes rival, a media-playing, content-syncing, Amazon MP3-friendly application. And it should make it work not just with the Pre, but with any device you might own, including the iPhone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:30 AM | Tags (13) | palm | pre | itunes | amazon | partner | team | hacks | usb | apple | music | downloads | gadgets | mobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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