The Flatley chronicles

I have been listening to music from Lord of the Dance and pulled up a video of one of the scenes, Cry of the Celts. It reminded me about a performance on Britain’s Got Talent 2009 which was a brilliant parody of the original. Take a little time and watch these two, they are both […]

This is why honest users pirate music

The people who download content using options like BitTorrent don’t all intend to “steal” content. Sometimes, content “piracy” is committed by people who are just frustrated by bad content business models.

The truth about cheap flights

The next time you are shopping for cheap flights, remember this little diddy: For more, check out Fascinating Aida’s site. Update: Here is another goodie:

How to cultivate lifelong fans

This is fantastic: A fan shouted up to Paul Simon that she learned to play the guitar using this song. “Come on up here and play it on my guitar,” he told her. This is what happened next: (Source: Roger Ebert’s Journal)

Music to make food by

We have an unwritten and evolving list of things we would like to do ay home. I am sure most people do. One of the things I would love to do is install some sort of system where we can play great sounding music in every room of the house and be able to pick […]

Music to tune the savage beast

I just had an interesting discussion with Vincent Hofmann and Roger Saner about work habits and listening to music. They were describing the albums they listen to (or, in Roger’s case, specific songs, when working. I was telling them about my tendency to listen to the Batman soundtracks (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) or […]

Caution about using Apple's Ping in South Africa

I had a thought about Apple’s new music social network, Ping, and a potential risk for South Africans who have hacked US iTunes Store accounts (in other words, people who are using a US iTunes Store account without a legitimate US address and US credit card – similar story with other country stores too, I […]

How to Destroy Angels and traditional music business models

How to Destroy Angels is a pretty new band formed by NIN front man, Trent Reznor, his wife Mariqueen Maandig and Atticus Ross in 2010, I believe. I was just browsing through posts on my Tumblr Dashboard and I came across this post on Natasha’s blog about the bands new EP which you can download […]

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