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Thursday: July 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Fed up

Name: Vin (aka dns homewrecker)
How Vin feels today: Fed up @ 2:13:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To formerly declare I am taking a much needed and well deserved day off from work tomorrow. These last two weeks have been hell. Monkey need break.

Music Stuck in Head: Mami Gato / Medeski, Martin & Wood
This album successfully got me through one of those weeks.

Stuff to do today:

  • Apologize once again for slacking on daily grind posts
  • Note that the number of weekdaily links will soon surpass 20,000
  • Hold a party for self, bake cake, buy favors
  • Pat self on back instead
  • Take suggestions from readers on how to improve GLM (leave a comment)
  • Laugh at lack of comments

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:13 PM | Tags (4) | dailygrind | vacation | off | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Apple and record labels working collaborating on plan to boost music sales.Apple and record labels working collaborating on plan to boost music sales.

The collaboration apparently has the codename of 'Cocktail' - hence the fruity thumbnail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:21 AM | Tags (7) | apple | music | partnership | boost | cocktail | sales | itunes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 24, 2009

Phish finally releases gory details surrounding mystery Halloween festival.Phish finally releases gory details surrounding mystery Halloween festival.

Some pretty funny tidbits peppered around the guidelines and FAQ section as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:25 AM | Tags (4) | festival | halloween | music | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

A Microsoft-operated streaming music service might be coming to your Xbox 360 soon.A Microsoft-operated streaming music service might be coming to your Xbox 360 soon.

The company recently announced that Xbox Live Gold members will have access to the Last.fm streaming radio service later this year, with a paid trial for Silver members. This particular service, however, would be entirely Microsoft owned and operated, according to the Telegraph.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:57 AM | Tags (7) | gamasutra | microsoft | music | service | streaming | xbox | xboxlive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten weird ways in which to distribute music.Ten weird ways in which to distribute music.

Industry execs may fret about declining traditional sales, but some enterprising artists and labels have devised new ways to sell music that give fans something to collect, even in an age when the music itself can be infinitely duplicated for free.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:38 AM | Tags (4) | music | distribution | wired | weird |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Daily Grind: All over the place

Name: Vin (aka waxpaper eater)
How Vin feels today: All over the place @ 3:30:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Some peace and quiet. It's turning out to be quite the manic Monday.

Music Stuck in Head: Certainly nothing from HSM3
No, certainly not.

Stuff to do today:

  • Explain what today's aka actually means
  • Probably better that it's not explained
  • Note that MST3K'ing High School Musical 3 makes for a great social experiment
  • Thank Ant and Cheryl for being courageous enough to participate
  • Conclusion: some parts are so bad that no jokes can be made
  • Alternatively, some parts are downright riotous

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:30 PM | Tags (9) | chiles | comedy | dailygrind | experiment | gross | mstk3 | musical | paper | wax |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

The ten best uses of classical music in classic cartoons.The ten best uses of classical music in classic cartoons.

Includes video references for your viewing pleasure.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 3:35 PM | Tags (5) | bugsbunny | cartoons | classic | classical | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 54 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Michael Jackson first artist sell one million downloads in a single week.Michael Jackson first artist sell one million downloads in a single week.

The late King of Pop gets into the digital record books.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 11:59 AM | Tags (5) | downloads | itunes | michaeljackson | music | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Swedish software firm looking to turn Pirate Bay into legal content provider.Swedish software firm looking to turn Pirate Bay into legal content provider.

'We would like to introduce models which entail that content providers and copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site,' said Global Gaming Chief Executive Hans Pandeya in a statement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:35 AM | Tags (7) | copyright | industry | legit | movies | music | piracy | piratebay |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Some of the more famous copyright infringement stories from the music industry.Some of the more famous copyright infringement stories from the music industry.

Long before sampling was a common thing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:10 AM | Tags (4) | copyright | infringment | music | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 248 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson's passing slows down the Internet.Michael Jackson's passing slows down the Internet.

Millions of people who Googled the star's name were greeted with an error page rather than a list of results. It warned users 'your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:35 AM | Tags (3) | music | michaeljackson | internet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

Richard Marx not too thrilled about being associated with ridiculous RIAA fines.Richard Marx not too thrilled about being associated with ridiculous RIAA fines.

Moby also chimes in and shares the the same sentiment as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 3:43 PM | Tags (6) | riaa | music | downloads | filesharing | fines | ridiculous |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top sixteen funniest fake bands of all time.The top sixteen funniest fake bands of all time.

Put your hands together for Mr. Randy Watson.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:18 AM | Tags (3) | fake | funny | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Jack White and Jimmy Page not the biggest fans of Guitar Hero.Jack White and Jimmy Page not the biggest fans of Guitar Hero.

The pair stated that they don't believe it's an ideal way to learn how to play instruments or music in general. For other artists,  it still serves as a nice way to make some extra money from their older catalogue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 12:35 PM | Tags (6) | gaming | guitarhero | instruments | jackwhite | jimmypage | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sunday: June 21, 2009

New pricing model in iTunes turns out to be a good thing for artists and their respective labels.New pricing model in iTunes turns out to be a good thing for artists and their respective labels.

The math is simple. So long as sales for higher-priced tracks don't fall more than 29%, labels take in more revenue from $1.29 tracks, after factoring in wholesale rates, distribution fees and mechanical royalties.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 10:15 AM | Tags (6) | math | pricing | itunes | artists | music | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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