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Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Warner Music and YouTube close to finalizing brand new deal.Warner Music and YouTube close to finalizing brand new deal.

The deal would also open the door to a possible role for Warner in a new music video website called Vevo, which is backed by Universal and Sony and will be supported by YouTube's technology platform.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:56 PM | Tags (7) | agreement | artists | dispute | music | videos | warner | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

The Legend of Zelda... with lyrics.The Legend of Zelda... with lyrics.

'Trust the hero inside, but if you're terrified, purchase the strategy guide.' Brilliant.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 2:00 PM | Tags (8) | funny | funny | gaming | lyrics | music | nintendo | videogames | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

Daily Grind: Relaxed

Name: Vin (aka jim lookalike)
How Vin feels today: Relaxed @ 2:16:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Breathe easier now that meetings went semi-well this morning. Make time for a haircut this weekend so people can stop saying I look like Jim from The Office (keep the smug attitude in check though).

Music Stuck in Head: Yesterday / Guns n' Roses
Take a stroll down memory lane and watch the video on YouTube. I remember someone telling me that they used a stand-in for Slash at the time. You be the judge.

Stuff to do today:

  • Stop making baseless accusations about Slash's appearance in certain GnR videos
  • Dig up old tapes of college band playing a calypso version of Sweet Child of Mine
  • On second thought, keep tapes buried and hope they are never found again
  • Note that this may be the first week in a long time where a daily grind entry has been posted every day for the span of the week
  • But the week ain't over yet

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:16 PM | Tags (5) | dailygrind | glm | meetings | music | work |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Want to know what the best sounds for getting work done are?Want to know what the best sounds for getting work done are?

It depends on whether your office or workspace is noisy enough that a good kind of noise or music is preferable to the natural cacophony. It depends on your personal attention span, and how likely you are to fiddle with controls versus letting a music stream trickle past your ears.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 7:59 AM | Tags (6) | work | music | productive | habits | lifehacker | sounds |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

The AppleTV gets a brand new hundred dollar price drop.The AppleTV gets a brand new hundred dollar price drop.

Your gateway to iTunes on your television site will now set you back just $229 instead of the previous price of $329. Oh, and you can kiss the forty gigabyte model goodbye. C'est la vie!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:42 PM | Tags (11) | apple | appletv | gateway | itunes | media | music | television | tv | video | price | drop |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Twenty odd musical instruments that you can actually play online.Twenty odd musical instruments that you can actually play online.

A neat gallery of playable instruments (must have Adobe Flash to actually play instruments) by inventor Harry Partch. According to Wikipedia, Partch invented and constructed instruments that could underscore the intoning voice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:34 PM | Tags (7) | harrypartch | instruments | inventor | music | odd | online | performance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Apple has posted a video stream of their special music event from yesterday.Apple has posted a video stream of their special music event from yesterday.

Watch Steve Jobs's triumphant (and much applauded) return to the stage. Lots of interesting stuff out of Apple yesterday from iTunes 9 to iPod Nanos with video cameras (which for some strange reason can't take still photos).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:56 AM | Tags (8) | apple | event | iphone | ipod | itunes | keynote | music | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

Five ways to listen to music on your iPhone without actually using iTunes.Five ways to listen to music on your iPhone without actually using iTunes.

Thanks to the incredible success of the App Store, there are plenty of ways now to access streaming music even when you don't have the files.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:42 AM | Tags (8) | apple | files | iphone | itunes | music | options | pandora | streaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

You'll be seeing a lot more of The Beatles at certain stores in the coming weeks.You'll be seeing a lot more of The Beatles at certain stores in the coming weeks.

It will be hard to miss the push this fall as Restoration Hardware, Starbucks, Whole Foods, Ralph’s, Pathmark, 7-Eleven and Blockbuster all promote the CD collection.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 8:11 AM | Tags (6) | 711 | beatles | marketing | music | remastered | wholefoods |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

A list of concerts with highest numbers for record attendance just for you.A list of concerts with highest numbers for record attendance just for you.

3.5 million people in one place? Way to go, Rod Stewart.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 10:04 AM | Tags (5) | music | rodstewart | concert | attendance | worldrecords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Rumors swirling yet again about Beatles catalogue finally coming to iTunes.Rumors swirling yet again about Beatles catalogue finally coming to iTunes.

While no further indication from EMI, Apple Corps, or others close to The Beatles or Apple have suggested that an iTunes deal is imminent, the timing of these events has unavoidably resulted in new speculation regarding an agreement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:00 PM | Tags (8) | beatles | digital | downloads | itunes | music | purchase | remastered | store |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


The twenty worst album titles of 2009 thus far.The twenty worst album titles of 2009 thus far.

Bravo, Willie Nelson. Bravo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 2:30 PM | Tags (6) | 2009 | albums | music | spin | titles | worst |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Les Paul, guitar legend, passes away at 94.Les Paul, guitar legend, passes away at 94.

...the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died on Thursday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 1:37 PM | Tags (5) | electric | guitar | inventor | lespaul | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 7, 2009

A list of the top ten craziest guitars of all time.A list of the top ten craziest guitars of all time.

Six-neck guitar and The Matterhorn suspiciously not included on this list.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 11:45 AM | Tags (6) | crazy | guitars | matterhorn | music | strange | trey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Five ways to get the most out of your beloved music collection.Five ways to get the most out of your beloved music collection.

Wasn't aware of the TidySongs app, going to play around with this one today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:32 AM | Tags (8) | music | applications | apps | collection | itunes | mac | lastfm | tidysongs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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