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News Archive - Tuesday, March 20, 2007



The Digital Music Weblog retires- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
As regular readers know, The Digital Music Weblog is retiring as of today. The blog will continue to exist as a searchable archive. Grant and Gordon, who have written so splendidly in this space, are staying in the network. Whenever we make a change, there is some disappointment among readers, and read more...

Goodnight from The Digital Music Weblog- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Filed under: News, General The Digital Music Weblog is retiring from active duty as of today. I'd like to say a huge note of thanks to everyone who has helped or contributed to this fantastic blog since its launch in 2004. TDMW has seen some brilliant bloggers and has been a launching pad for many read more...

Labels tighten purse strings, divas beware- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Filed under: NewsWatch out Mariah Carey, the diva days are coming to an end. According to an article in The Daily Express, cost conscious labels are starting to cut the cord on bratty divas and their expensive entourages. No surprise given the overall tightening of the purse strings, and its read more...

Watch Here: Sigur Rós - Flugufrelsarinn- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Right - even though I can't sing along to any of the lyrics, Sigur Ros tunes regularly feature on my iPod with their wonderfully atmospheric quality. Over the past year one track from Sigur Ros' 1999 has had a revival thanks to film making student Liron Damir who created this dark brooding video read more...



Fan financing strikes another victory- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Filed under: News, New ArtistsSellaband, a unique crowd sourcing site which allows emerging independent artists to take seed money from fans until they amass enough capital to record a full professional studio album, has announced its second fan funded breakthrough. Less than four months ago Jacob read more...

Watch Here: Silverchair - Luv Your Life- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Indie rockers Silverchair achieved a fair bit of notoriety for themselves tagging along with the tail end of the grunge movement when still only in high school. These days things the lads are a little more melodic with Luv Your Life being one of their more mellow tracks. This video was directed by read more...

The greatest drum battle that ever was- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Filed under: General, Music, Must HearNope, it's not Tommy Lee vs. Neil Peart. It's not John Bonham vs Keith Moon. It's Buddy Rich vs. Animal. That's right. Animal. Elmo's whacked out black sheep uncle. Buddy Rich is the obvious winner here. He's the greatest Jazz drummer who ever lived, able read more...

The Beatles and Apple Kiss and Make Up- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Rumours are circulating that the Beatles and Apple have finally settled their long running feud and as a result that Beatles tracks will finally be available on iTunes. The members of the legendary 60s pop group had a long running trade mark dispute with Apple over the Apple trade mark - which the read more...

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Why music blogs will one day rule the earth- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Filed under: GeneralWhat happens when your label's advertising budget runs thin? Well, you can't purchase ads in major music magazines. What happens when you stop purchasing ads in major music magazines? They stop covering your releases*. *if the magazine is Amplifier and the label is The Birdman read more...

From the Idol to the Bizzare- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Filed under: GeneralOk, we admit it, we were glued to the TV just like you last night, watching the part of American Idol which pays entertainment dividends like no other; The auditions. Seattle didn't fail to bring memorable characters to light. There's the Taylor-Hicks-haired hair dresser, who read more...

Down with DRM roundup- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Filed under: DRM We're two weeks into the new year and, as of yet, the major label system hasn't collapsed under the weight of overwhelming demand for DRM free mp3 distribution. Pity, that. But we still have 50 weeks to go, and a pretty good collection of Mp3 positive signs. Here's a roundup of the read more...

What You Don't Know About the iPhone- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Amidst all the hype about the iPhone there have been a lot of articles written about the potential benefits of the iPhone and bucketloads of Apple hype being thrown into the ether. However, there are a stack of questions that remain to be answered about Steve Jobs' supposedly revolutionary new read more...

Mixtape DJs raided by RIAA jacketed agents in Atlanta- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Filed under: News, RIAATwo well known mixtape producers have been raided in Atlanta by police accompanied by RIAA jacketed quasi-agents. The agents confiscated boxes of CDs, production equipment and cars from the location, and scored a lead story on local news for themselves where they were quick read more...

Global Digital Music Sales Double in 2006- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The IFPI has released figures showing that digital music sales worldwide doubled in 2006, climbing to 10 per cent of the entire market for music worldwide, with a value of around US$2 million. The figures were released by the industry trade body in its 2007 Digital Music Report, which presents a read more...

Your ISP is the IFPI's next target- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Filed under: News, RIAA, IFPIAccording to the IFPI's "Digital Music Report 2007", your residential ISP is the their next front in the war on piracy. The report spells out in pretty stark language exactly what the IFPI expects from the ISP who's services you pay for, "We should not be doing this job read more...

EMI Changes Tack in China- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
EMI is trying to turn defeat into victory in China with the launch of a new advertising driven music service with Chinese search engine heavyweight, Baidu.com. EMI acting in concert with the rest of the majors recently lost a a copyright infringement suit against Baidu.com in China brought in an read more...

AP looks at our favorite major label bully- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Filed under: News, Apple, Microsoft, RIAAAh Doug Morris, unibrow baby to the digital music revolution. His hard-ball approach with Microsoft, fighting hard for a $1 cut of each Zune sold in exchange for allowing Microsoft to license Universal Music's stable of artists, won him a place on the read more...

Watch Here: Lily Allen - LDN- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Lily Allen is British pop's latest enfant terrible, with a bad attitude and some great tunes to match. The lyrics on this tune are well worth a listen, and I'm doubly fond of this one since the video is filmed around my old neighborhood of Westbourne Grove in London. Have a good listen to the read more...

Apple Cracks Down on iPhone Fanboys- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Apple has developed quite a reputation recently for the excessive attention that its lawyers seem to pay to Apple fans who post company information online, create mods or do anything else that may tangentially reflect poorly on the illustrious Apple brand. The latest nut to be cracked by he Apple read more...

The Venice Project Becomes Joost- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Over the past couple of weeks, I've been testing out the enigmatically titled, The Venice Project, a next generation Internet video/TV project from the folks that brought you Skype, which has been blowing me away with the speed and quality of the video and its exciting interface. Today it was read more...

You Decide The Price- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Ok, I'm going to jump on the bandwagon and talk about Amie Street, which is benefiting from some decent exposure at the moment. I first came across this service a couple of months ago and what grabbed me then was their pricing structure (more below) rather than the fact they sell in MP3 format read more...

Video Premiere: Mark Ronson "Stop Me"- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
There's not much Mark Ronson can do wrong. With his contemporary take on '60s soul and RB, the British born NYC-based DJ and producer is single-handedly responsible for bringing a whole new vibe to the global pop charts. He read more...

Free Download: Dragonette "I Get Around" (Van She Remix)- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Fans of Matinee Club, Shiny Toy Guns, A Kiss Could Be Deadly and other '80s inspired pop bands pay attention. Meet Dragonette, Canada's newest electro-pop sensation. Signed to Mercury UK, their first single is the guitar-powered electro stomper I read more...

Contest: Win Young Love/Drifter Tee- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
This exclusive Young Love tee by Drifter is flaming hot. It will make you look like a rock star! I have three limited-edition t-shirts to give away. Enter your name in the drawing after the jump and you will read more...

Stevie Nicks to Release New Greatest Hits Compilation with Bonus Footage- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Long before Amy, Britney, Lindsay and other Hollywood powder puff girls, music icon Stevie Nicks dealt very publicly with a drug addiction. Fortunately, Nicks managed to take control of her situation in the mid '80s and continued to make read more...

Video: Amy Winehouse "Back To Black"- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Check out a clip of Amy Winehouse's performance of Back To Black that I shot at Bowery Ballroom last week. The video gives you a good idea of her performance style, lifting up her skirt a little, waving her read more...

The Advocate Annual Music Issue- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Who will grace the coveted cover of The Advocate's annual music issue this year? Last year, my honeys of Dangerous Muse hit the spotlight out of nowhere after they captured the cover of last year's music issue. So which read more...

Free Download: The Bird and The Bee "Because"- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Currently on tour with Lily Allen, Los Angeles based The Bird and The Bee is promoting their self-titled debut album and trying to grow their U.S. fanbase. A New York Times reviewer wasn't too impressed with their recent performance read more...

Disco Friday: Deep Face "I Want To Live"- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
In anticipation of Miami's Winter Music Conference next week, I selected to feature Australian dance outfit Deep Face in today's installment of Disco Friday, my weekly dance item. Deep Face are producer/songwriter Chris Corby, composer Fran Power and vocalist read more...

Free Download: The Secret Download "Too Young" (Remix)- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Secret Handshake is a project by one-man laptop wizard Luis Dubuc. The Texan likes to describe his music as emo-tinged electronic music that is an excellent description of his sound that is a cross between Fall Out Boy, read more...

Kelly Clarkson Duets with The Wreckers- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Wreckers are one of the hottest country pop acts right now. The duo of Michele Branche and Jessica Harp first announced their teaming in 2004 when they appeared together at the MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet. In read more...

Video: Amy Winehouse Jokes About Drinking Problems- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I shot this last night at Amy Winehouse's gig at Bowery Ballroom. She responds to hecklers who were screaming comments about her drinking. I'm not sure exactly what she's saying, but I thought it was cool and brave of read more...

Universal Republic Showcase: Amy Winehouse- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Last night, I realized why I have such much love for Amy Winehouse. Not only is she a phenomenal singer, she is also a human being who doesn't try too hard to hide her flaws. In other words, she read more...

Universal Republic Showcase: The Pipettes- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
After Jamie Woon finished his acoustic set, the stage was cleared for indie girl trio The Pipettes. Becky, Gwenno and Rosay are from Brighton, England and have had moderate success in the U.K. with their '60s influenced girl power read more...

Universal Republic Showcase: Jamie Woon- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Universal Republic is one of the hottest Universal Music labels right now. The imprint is marketing artists like Mika, Amy Winehouse, Kate Havnevik, Razorlight and The Pipettes in North America. To celebrate some of their new artists, the label read more...

Video Premiere: Amy Winehouse "Back To Black- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I'm off to New York to see Amy Winehouse and The Pipettes perform tonight at Bowery Ballroom. I hope Amy keeps it together and will actually show up. Photos and stories tomorrow. Drop me a note if you're going read more...

Hot Streaming Action- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
You can stream new albums by Ted Leo, El-P, LCD Soundsytem and more over at read more...

Breaking: T-Mobile Launches MotoRIZR Z3 March 21- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Thanks to our tipster at T-Mobile, we've gotten notice that the MotoRIZR is going to be headed their way tomorrow, March 21. The pricing is going to be $249 MSRP, with a $50 new activation rebate and or a $50 Mail in Rebate. As for features, there's a music player, 2.0-megapixel camera, myFaves read more...

Toshiba's HD DVD Players Getting a Price Drop?- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
It looks like the Blu-ray camp managed to scare the pants off Toshiba with all of their world domination talk so in response, Toshiba has lowered the MSRP on the HD-XA2, the HD-A20, and the HD-A2 down to $799, $499, and $399, respectively. If accurate (right now we're relying on an early OneCall read more...

Corsair Flash Survivor USB Drives Can Go Through a War Unscathed- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Corsair rolled out these Flash Survivor USB drives at CeBIT, displaying them in 4GB and 8GB capacities. While these aren't exactly portable like some of the tiny thumbnail-sized flash drives we've seen, these look like they could withstand a direct hit from a nuclear weapon. Don't take these read more...

How to Be Your Own Tech Support- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Now that we've shown you how to get better tech support from the big boys, the guys at ExtremeTech have a guide on becoming your own tech problem solver (something most of us geeks already do). The guide has some recommendations which may seem obvious, like checking to see what's changed in a read more...

Design Concept: Bluetooth Band-Aid System Can Save Lives- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
This concept by Indian designer Saravanan Nagasundaram maximizes paramedics' time at a frantic accident scene. As soon as they slap this Bluetooth Band-Aid on an injured person, it goes to work, receiving data from the personal tag (labeled SMS above) which transmits blood type, allergies and read more...

Even More Scientists Claim Cell Phones Damage Your Sperm- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Bad news for the breeders among us: there are a bunch of studies out there that point towards cell phones as a new cause of infertility and retarded sperm. A new report by Cleveland Clinic researchers adds to the evidence and has some bad news for us gadget junkies:"Those men who used a cell phone read more...

Wanted: Gizmodo NYC Editor- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Before I moved from Wired to Gizmodo, I thought about it long and hard. Going from a traditional publication, where I was comfortable, to a blog, was pretty unorthodox of a move. At Wired, I had the support of copy editors, fact checkers, a big budget for writers, and my deadlines were measured in read more...

Gigabyte U60 UMPC Suffers from Broken Keyboard Syndrome- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Love it or hate it, Gigabyte's first UMPC sports a broken QWERTY keyboard design (kinda like Samsung's Q1 Ultra). Personally, I'm not a fan of the broken keyboard (they feel awkward), but then again I have big paws. The UMPC will also feature a ridiculously small touchpad (the little box below the read more...

Poll: Are We Doing this RIAA Thing All Wrong?- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Reader Rob writes in, and he makes some interesting points: For starters, the RIAA is incredibly stupid, but they are not evil. Like it or not, they actually do represent and help to pay the salaries of the artists whose music you wish to "share." Should they be suing teenagers in Poughkeepsie? read more...

Teague Breathes New Life into PDAs with Rugged Concept for HP- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
PDAs are pretty much in a coma nowadays, but Seattle-based design firm Teague is giving them a dose of CPR with the above concept created for HP. It's a rugged PDA designed to "streamline day-to-day tasks. It synchronizes with the user's PC to track inventory, communicating through RFID and read more...

Frankentech: Bluetooth Headsets, Unintended Results- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
You've probably seen this commercial, but it brings up a good point. Sometimes headset wearers, seemingly talking to themselves, are involved in hilarious and embarrassing misunderstandings. Most obnoxious is the guy who is practically shouting when using a Bluetooth headset. He's so certain of read more...

Viacom's Hypocrisy Could Defuse YouTube Lawsuit- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Anyone checked out iFilm lately? Ars Technica did, and found several videos that were guilty of copyright infringement. Were any Viacom videos part of that roundup? Nope, because Viacom owns iFilm. Wait, what's that you say? Viacom couldn't possibly own a company that violates others' copyrights read more...

Velocity Micro First to Ship CableCard-ready HTPCs- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The wait felt like an eternity, but it appears the first CableCard-friendly PCs are ready to roll. Velocity Micro's top-of-the-line Grand Theater systems are "100 percent" and shipping this week while the Pro Cinema systems will ship a few days behind. While other companies have announced Vista read more...

Journee Lighting Announces Lotus, First Track Lighting Using Ostar LED Technology- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
We were just gushing about Siemens' Ostar LED tech a few days ago, and now Journee Lighting announces Lotus, 5.75-inch bullet-shaped track lighting fixtures that are the first low-voltage track lights to use that Ostar LED chip. This is some fine-looking high-tech track lighting, and those LED read more...

Rapex Anti-Rape Gadget Almost Ready For Purchase- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Inventor Sonnet Ehlers claims his invention, Rapex, is the solution to rape. How does it work? Essentially, it's a female condom with a locking bear- trap type device inside. We wrote about it last year, when it was delayed, but it's actually a pubic hair's breadth away from being released read more...

Tattoos for Your Laptop: Safer Than Letting Your Mac Drink Jack and Ride a Hog- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A Williamsburg tattooist, Scott Campbell, has come up with half a dozen designs that you can have lasered onto your laptop for $200. If you up the price by $100 he'll etch your own design onto your machine, just like he did above, for Brooklyn-based artist Kaws. If these take off, perhaps Apple read more...

Touch Screen Doesn't Need to Be Touched [verdict: WTF?]- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Forget about that Apple "multi-touch" Finger-print-magnet™ mega-platform crap and welcome the touch screen that actually doesn't even need to be touched. With this display, complete with Front Row style interface, you can manipulate things from a distance of six inches, which opens the door to read more...

World's Largest Gadget, Airbus A380, Completes U.S. Maiden Voyage, 747 Pwned- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The monstrous double-decker Airbus A380 yet made its maiden voyage to the United States yesterday, landing at New York's JFK airport, and a few minutes later, another one landed at Los Angeles's LAX. While these were not the first flights of the world's largest passenger airplane—that read more...

MySpace Enters Politics (PC World via Yahoo! News)- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
MySpace launched a U.S. presidential campaign site Monday, and it has the potential of reaching millions of people who don't otherwise go to political Web sites, one analyst read more...

Bodog Entertainment Teams with MySpace.com (Covers.com)- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUA - Digital media giants Bodog Entertainment and MySpace have teamed up to expand the way music is shared on the world's largest social networking site. The news is sure to be among the hottest announcements made by MySpace in read more...

QuickTime Trojan Horse affects MySpace users (MacNN)- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A Trojan horse exploiting a flaw in Apple's QuickTime multimedia software is infecting MySpace.com users' computers, collecting confidential information, including passwords, several security companies said today. Although the flaw was patched earlier in March by Apple with the release of QuickTime read more...

Apple TV Ships- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Apple's home entertainment center hub, Apple TV, is finally on its way to customers. read more...

Björk Tö Töur- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
North Americans, rejoice. Icelandic art queens aren't just for the Sasquatch!-and-Coachella set anymore; Björk has announced a series of shows on this fair continent for the month of May, kicking off with what is already the hot-ticket of Spring read more...

New "Weird Al" Video - "Trapped In The Drive-Thru"- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
R. Kelly's serial saga "Trapped In The Closet" is the ripest terrain a video parodist could hope for; hell even Santa got in on the action with the blasphemous "Trapped In The CLAUSet". So it's mildly disappointing "Weird Al" read more...

James Murphy, New York Loves You- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Dumbo's superstar DJ is the subject of a career-charting profile in NY Mag, which gives the DFA hero credit for making NYC's stagnant turn of the century rock scene ("rockers in skinny ties and black leather preening like jesters") read more...

The Phil Spector Follicle Spectacle- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Legendary producer Phil Spector, who received three claps and a roomful of uncomfortable murmurs when mentioned during the Ronettes' Rock Hall induction, has had his murder trial shift into the jury selection phase. While the alleged facts of the read more...

SXSW: Last Day In Austin- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
As promised, here's our last photo roundup of the shows we hit and folks we pestered on the streets of Austin during this year's South By Southwest music festival. All in all we had a great time, saw some read more...

New Voxtrot - "Kid Gloves"- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
After releasing a series of much-praised EPs, blogger-beloved Austin indie poppers Voxtrot are finally offering up a self-titled full-length this May, from which "Kid Gloves" is the first sample. The band brings some strings by the tom-friendly tune's B read more...

K-Fed Is Searching For You- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Following in the footsteps of Andrew “Dice” Clay might not be the best career move, but Kevin Federline has never seen an opportunity for self-promotion he didn’t marry -- er, jump on. And so we turn your attention to read more...

New Grant-Lee Phillips - "Soft Asylum (No Way Out)"- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
This month sees solo release number five from former Grant-Lee Buffalo frontman and Gilmore Girls' resident town troubadour Grant-Lee Phillips. Although Phillips takes credit for nearly every aspect of the album (writing, producing, engineering, performing), he's helped on this read more...

Video Hangover: "A View To A Kill"- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Twice a week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, we break 'em down for you. Why Video Hangover? Because when you watch as many videos as we read more...

Forbes's Music Tastemakers 2007- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Perennially obsessed with the machinations of influence, Forbes has set its sights on who holds sway over the music industry's tastes and direction. The mag describes its criteria:This is not meant to be a belated 'best of' list for read more...

SXSW Video: Spoon @ Stubb's- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
As much as the stated intention of the annual trek to Austin is to discover new music, we couldn't resist checking in with hometown heroes Spoon at Stubb's for the Esquire showcase on Saturday night. We justified it with read more...

The Smashing Pumpkins Do Virgin Fest- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
One of the countless rocker sightings we had in Austin was of the ubiquitous Iha, who's so everywhere-all-the-time that it hardly counts as surprising at this point. Still, waiting for our bags next to him upon arrival at the read more...

A New Look For Gene Simmons- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Believe it or not, we're back from Austin and on track to resume our regularly scheduled coverage of frivolous, rock blog posts. In case you don't believe us: KISS man and reality TV star Gene Simmons recently went under read more...

SXSW: Friday In Austin- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Despite the excellent lineups all over town, our daylight hours on Friday had been spoken for well before we made the trek to SouthBy (and particularly after spending Thursday systematically missing a bunch of the acts we'd hoped read more...

SXSW: Tag Team Party @ Emo's- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Emo's was our first stop on late-start Thursday, and after a few tunes with Dosh and Bird, we were off to see Marnie Stern and her Rodney Dangerfield impression at Ms. Bea's. But the lineup the Tag Team folks read more...

SXSW Video: Robyn Hitchcock W/ Peter Buck, Sean Nelson @ Dirty Dog- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock brought some of the Venus family to a much-anticipated (by us) gig at yesterday's Yep Roc showcase at the Dirty Dog. We planted ourselves front and stage right to revel in Robyn's flawless career-spanning acoustic set, for read more...

SXSW: Thursday In Austin- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Not sure what the contributing factors were, but it seemed like everybody was a little frustrated yesterday down at SouthBy; people showing up to the right day party at the wrong time, jumbling their schedules, taking wrong turns in read more...

SXSW Video: Lambchop W/ Tosca String Quartet @ Habana Calle 6- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Following a superb set from Toronto pop-noir instrumentalists Hylozoists, the orchestral vibe grew more intimate with the arrival of Austin's Tosca String Quarter, on hand to support Kurt Wagner's gravel-voiced blues. The corner of sixth and I-35 may not read more...

A Second Life For Pocket Symphony?- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Those of you who reside in the real world have been enjoying Air's latest for over a week now, but, for those of you who prefer the company of avatars, Nicolas and Jean-Benoit have been kind enough to set read more...

RIP Brad Delp- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
We were remiss in not covering the untimely death of Brad Delp, singer of '70s arena-rock heavyweights Boston. This week came the even sadder news that Delp had committed suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning. Billboard reports that the singer read more...

Band Madness 2007- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Even those of you who couldn't name a Superbowl winner from the last decade or pick Neal Cotts out of a lineup have to be aware of the other hype-filled clusterfuck going on right now: the NCAA Men's Division read more...

Sufjan Stevens On "Friend Rock"- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Our patron saint of chamber pop seems to be getting his Klosterman on in this essay posted at Asthmatic Kitty:There are a lot more terms flying around today: New Rock, Ironic Rock, Situational Rock, Crotch Rock (don’t ask). But read more...

SXSW: Pete Townshend W/ The Fratellis @ Stubb's- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Stereogum street team Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller brought their "Attic Jams" to La Zona Rosa last night, wowing with Who classics "Drowned" and "I Can't Reach You," a tune Townshend claimed he had never before played in public. read more...

Gum Stof- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Just a couple quick notes on new features:Gum Mix! Maybe you noticed the shiny new mp3 player in the sidebar? It automatically picks up our last dozen (or so) mp3s using a modified versions of Brandon Fuller's MT Enclosure read more...

SXSW: The Twilight Sad/Rob Crow/Slaraffenland @ Mohawk- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Seems like it's getting a little more crowded by the minute down here, so picking a venue with a solid bill top to bottom is helpful, if not advisable. The other night, Mohawk played host to Two Bands To read more...

More Reunion Talk- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
We left a bunch (more like a ton) of important names off our list of re-formed bands we think should record new material. Sebadoh, The Smashing Pumpkins, J&M Chain, Crowded House -- yes, yes, yes, yes. And the list read more...

SXSW: Picks For Friday- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Another day, another guide. Today's when the parties really start hitting, so let's point the way to a couple worth your while. The Pitchforkmedia.com kids have assembled the lineup of the day, aggregating the bands we managed to miss read more...

SXSW: The Stereogum Puppet Show- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
With more than 3,024 bands yet to see, Meat Puppets' set at last night's Puppet Show is bound to be one of, maybe the, highlight of the week. "This is our first gig together in 11 years," the read more...

Giddy About Geddy- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
One Geddy Lee sighting is an anomaly, two is a coincidence, but three –- that’s a trend. The Rush frontman has been a little bit of everywhere these days, taking his daughter to the set of Gilmore Girls (where read more...

Video Hangover: "My Boobs"- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Twice a week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, we break 'em down for you. Why Video Hangover? Because when you watch as many videos as we read more...

Ask Not What Linkin Park Can Do for Rick Rubin- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Normally, we wouldn't go out of our way for Linkin Park, but we've had our eye on Rick Rubin since he was tapped to produce the new Metallica album (after leading the Dixie Chicks to a sweep at the read more...

American Idol Gets Its "Float On"- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Post Puppet Show, we waited on line with the rest of Austin for Blonde Redhead at Emo's. Things were looking dire, until we got word via BBerry that Simon, Randy, Paula, and Ford Fusion had a treat waiting on read more...

SXSW: Picks For Thurdsay- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Well we're off to a roaring start this morning, aren't we? Sorry for the late start today guys; it's all the Meat Puppets' fault! Actually, it was probably the Danes of Slaraffenland and that interminable line to see Les read more...

Quit Your Day Job: The Thermals- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Unless you were born with one of those silver spoons, you likely work a day job, sneaking time for your own business when not taking care of someone else's. You're not alone. Every week, Brandon Stosuy finds out how read more...

Jello Biafra Gives Planet Terror Two Thumbs Down- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Hardcore icon and Green Party politico Jello Biafra has lambasted his former bandmates for licensing "Too Drunk To Fuck" for Robert Rodriguez's new zombie flick. His statement reveals a key plot point, so SPOILER ALERT as they say...East Bay read more...

Erik Thauvin: [Mar 19, 2007 13:15 PDT] 14 Links...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Alec — Bruce Sterling gives blogs 10 years to live . Dana — The GPL Becomes A Corporate Weapon . Rui — HOWTO: Write iSync Phone Plugins . AOL introduces location awareness plug-in for AIM . AOL has announced the availability of a new plug-in for AIM that allows you to share your physical read more...

University of Wisconsin-Madison Bucks RIAA...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
stephencrane informs us of an interesting development at UW Madison. The school, along with many others, has been sent "settlement letters" by the RIAA with instructions to forward them to particular students (or other university community members) that the RIAA believes guilty of illegal read more...

RIAA wasted move in Foster case...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Asks for reconsideration read more...

RIAA tries to excuse school attacks...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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Viacom DMCA YouTube blunder...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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Catch em if you Can...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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RIAA Wins Worst Company in America 2007!...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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YouTube and Viacom - A great response...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A friend left such a fabulous comment to my post on the YouTube and Viacom dispute (see two posts back - Piracy what not to do to stop it) that I have gotten his permission to publish it here, rather than letting it vegetate in the comments section on my blog. And he says: It spells doom for read more...

University of Michigan Free Culture...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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RIAA makes offer you can't refuse.. maybe.....- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
(cross-posted at wiretap) Recently the Recording Industry Association of America offered a deal to college students on 13 campuses (Arizona State U.; Marshall; North Carolina State; North Dakota State; Northern Illinois; Ohio U.; Syracuse; UMass, Amherst; U. of Nebraska, Lincoln; U. read more...

YouTube Awards to highlight non copyrighted materi...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Sorry to be cynical, but the YouTube Awards sound like an attempt to highlight non copyrighted material before they go to trial for copyright infringement in the Viacom case. We did the same thing at Napster. We called it the New Artist Program or NAPster. The idea is to show the courts that there read more...

Pandora, Internet Radio meets Senator Specter...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Pandora is an amazing service. Wow. Now this red tape headache. Hi, it s Tim from Pandora, I m writing today to ask for your help. We ve had a disastrous turn of events recently for internet radio: Following an intensive lobbying effort on the part of the RIAA, an arbitration committee in read more...

RIAA Tries To Explain Itself To Higher Education A...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The university trade publication Inside Higher Education has an op-ed from the RIAA s Mitch Bainwol and Cary Sherman that attempts to explain the trade organization s recent focus on college campuses: Yet this is about far more than the size of a particular slice of the pie. This is about a read more...

David Byrne: Labels Should Ditch DRM, Accept Music...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
David Byrne, former lead singer of the Talking Heads and pretty much the coolest geek on the face of the planet, spoke out against DRM and big record labels this week at South by Southwest. read more...

Faces of the RIAA: Look Into the Eyes of the Enemy...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Consumerist (swoooon) has done us all a service by profiling some of the biggest wigs at the RIAA, complete with photographs, for all of our benefit. Now if you re walking down the street and read more...

University of Wisconsin-Madison Will Not Forward R...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Jason, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has written in to share what his school is doing in response to the RIAA P2PLawsuit.com campaign. In this campaign, attorneys for Sony, Universal, EMI, Warner Music Group and more sent letters to several colleges demanding that they be read more...

RIAA Wins Worst Company In America 2007...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The RIAA won The Consumerist s "Worst Company In America 2007" reader poll. We predicted an RIAA landlslide, but they only managed a 53.8% majority over Halliburton s 46.2% The message is clear. The internet cares deeply about being able to download music illegally. Congrats to you, oh RIAA! Your read more...

Faces Of The RIAA...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
We ve received a lot of requests to "expose" the RIAA for who they really are... record companies and record company executives. Our readers feel that the companies involved are hiding behind the name "RIAA," and would like to be formally introduced to the association s members. At your request, we read more...

Worst Company In America 2007: The Final Big Board...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Here s the big board results for the Worst Company In America 2007. 15 rounds. 32 companies. 101,067 votes. One Worst Company to rule them all: RIAA!!!!! Relive the dream with the blow by blow history. BEN read more...

Las caras de la RIAA...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Consumerist ha compilado una lista de las personas responsables de la RIAA (el equivalente a la SGAE en Estados Unidos) donde puedes ver nombres completos, fotos de sus caras, un pequeño bio, y sus teléfonos. Estas cuatro personas son los 4 responsables más grandes y más importantes de cada read more...

The Uses of the DMCA: Viacom v. YouTube...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I have my complaints with the DMCA s notice-and-takedown regime, but where I think it goes too far toward chilling speech, Viacom thinks it doesn t go far enough. That s the gist of its recent complaint against YouTube. Viacom argues that read more...

Webcasting Congress...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
An interesting moment in Congress for the webcasting/RIAA storm. What will come of this is hard to say, but at least someone is getting read more...

RIAA produces editorial about university crackdown...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Recording industry trade organization, RIAA has posted a new editorial explaining the reasons behind the recent aggressive strategy against file sharers on university campuses: By now, there is broad understanding of the impact from this activity, including billions of dollars in lost revenue, read more...

Grokster comes back to haunt us...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Grokster case is coming back to haunt us all with the Viacom suit against YouTube. In Grokster, the court held that inducement to violate copyright landed you in hot water - which cracked the door open wide enough for Viacom to bring suit - even though YouTube seems to fall into the read more...

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 03.19.200...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Latest PEAR Releases: pearweb 1.10.1 pearweb 1.10.2 Structures_DataGrid_Renderer_Flexy 0.1.2 Payment_Clieop 0.1.2 File_Bittorrent 1.1.0 MDB2_Driver_sqlite 1.4.0 MDB2_Driver_pgsql 1.4.0 MDB2_Driver_oci8 1.4.0 MDB2_Driver_mysqli 1.4.0 MDB2_Driver_mysql 1.4.0 MDB2_Driver_ibase 1.4.0 MDB2 2.4.0 pearweb read more...

Calculate Your Optimal BitTorrent Settings | Torre...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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Consumerist puts RIAA heads on blast...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
We all know that the RI/MPAA are quickly becoming the type of entities that drive people to rebel, and that they (more the RIAA so it would seem) will do anything to further their respective agenda s, whatever those may be. But we common folk don t actually know (without a little read more...

Home of GreedyTorrent | www.greedytorrent.com...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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P2P is bad for piracy...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
This makes sense. There are now reports that the real people being hurt by online music sharing are pirates. If you were going to buy a legitimate copy, you were planning on spending some real money anyways. But if you read more...

Aladdin Targets Publishers with Software Rights Ma...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Aladdin has launched its software rights management platform, which provides software publishers with anti-piracy, property protection and other security read more...

Aladdin Targets Publishers with Software Rights Ma...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Aladdin has launched its software rights management platform, which provides software publishers with anti-piracy, property protection and other security read more...

Lessig on Viacom v. Google...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Lawrence Lessig has an op-ed on the pending Viacom v. Google case. He notes that Google and YouTube are protected by Title II of the DMCA, which puts the burden of policing copyrights on the copyright holder, a seemingly read more...

La RIAA dans l embarras...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Source : TGdaily La RIAA, si prompte à attaquer les personnes ayant téléchargé des morceaux de musique, se voit aujourd hui dans une situation plutôt délicate. Tout a commencé en 2004, lorsque la société a assigné Debbie Foster, qui aurait via sa connexion internet téléchargé de la read more...

Get music off of your iPod...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I am no fan of Apple s iPod. There are better, or at least more versatile, digital audio player choices. I don t like being tied to the iTunes software or Apple s on-line music store. And I especially don t like the iPod s inability to play other compressed music formats such as read more...

Microsoft Self-Serving Security...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Even though we re converting to all Apple all the time, we do have some Dell WindowsXP computers that we re still using. On one of these, the hard drive recently died. When I saw that I could get a Maxtor 200GB hard drive for USD34.95 after rebate, I decided to replace the old hard drive with the read more...

links for 2007-03-19...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
BBC NEWS | Health | Poor sleep clouds moral judgement this would explain a lot (tags: via:Simon sleep deprivation decisionmaking) Sphinx - Free open-source SQL full-text search engine interesting: full text search for storage engine for MySQL (tags: MySQL Sphinx textsearch storageengine via:Joshua) read more...

Congradulations!! RIAA Wins Worst Company In Ameri...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The RIAA won The Consumerist s "Worst Company In America 2007" reader poll. We predicted an RIAA landlslide, but they only managed a 53.8% majority over Halliburton s 46.2%The message is clear. The internet cares deeply about being able to download music read more...

I Want My Apple TV...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Shortly after Steve Jobs formally introduced the Apple TV at MacWorld San Francisco this January, I did what any good Mac aficionado would do. I plunked down my credit card and bought one, using the proceeds I had gained from playing the MacWorld hype in Apple stock. Before noon Pacific Time on read more...

Calculate Your Optimal BitTorrent Settings...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Configuring your BitTorrent client is extremely important if you want to get the best out of BitTorrent. However, the settings pane of the average BitTorrent client might be a bit overwhelming, and some people just don't know where to start. For novices, this BitTorrent settings calculator might read more...

Original Design Protection - Part two...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Original Design Protection The third part to the US delegation to France I will briefly explain. Should you need a more in-depth explanation then please read this week California Apparel News by Alison Nieder, Executive Editor, who was also invited to be part of the delegation to France. Alison has read more...

Indie Game Developers Showcase Opens...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
ECD Systems, involved in anti-piracy and copy protection software, has announced that entries are now being accepted for the company s second-annual Independent Game Developers Showcase, a contest that calls for the best new and unpublished games from independent game designers and self-publishers. read more...

Weekend reads...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Some of the things I ve come across the last few days: The Chicago Tribune has a rich multimedia section; among the items is a feature called Footworkin , about a propulsive dance style that feels like a workout, just for those watching it. I can t say I m surprised, but archaeologists working with read more...

LOTD: 3/19/07...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Despite the advice BusinessWeek gives us, I find it best to jump to immediate conclusions and start panicking well before any facts are actually made known about office developments. (CT) Simply based on the amount of money it receives from its existing partnership with Google, Comcast is mulling read more...

Griefer Madness! Free Speech Ain't Free (EFF Fundr...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Jeff Diehl and 10 Zen Monkeys are organizing Griefer Madness! - Free Speech Ain t Free , a fundraiser for the Electronic Frontier Foundation which takes place this Thursday, March 22nd at The Dark Room at Club 6ix in San Francisco. This event will also serve as the victory party read more...

links for 2007-03-19...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The revolution will be televised on YouTube | Stanford Center for Internet and Society [beta site] The character of competition has changed, and the law must change to meet it, or collapse. Such is my general theory (tags: copyright law internet politics) RIAA must turn over attorney billing read more...

(No Title)...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
As RIAA explains why they re suing your children, David Byrne calls for an end to copyright control technology, and Joseph Stiglitz argues that the patent system is an inefficient and inappropriate way to fund research in the healthcare market. read more...

NPR Starts A War...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
There is no greater enemy of the music business than the music industry itself. Never before in the history of mass entertainment have we witnessed an industry who worked harder to destroy itself. Maybe once upon a time, music companies tried to expand their business and reach wider audiences, but read more...

Van binnen groene tomaten bah....- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Interessant verhaal. Daarover schreef somebody mij: Precies: doei Sjondemol, en al die fuckzenders. We maken zelf wel uit wat interessant is en sturen dat ook zelf de wereld in. Daaahaag veelverdieners, dag beursmannetjes, daaag klootzakken ;) Ja, neem nou bijv. YouTube, LiveLeak, MySpace, Hyves read more...

Bad Vista...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Per tutti coloro a cui Windows Vista non piace, vale a dire la maggioranza dei lettori di questo blog, è online un nuovo sito, Bad Vista, che si propone come punto di riferimento per una campagna Anti-Vista contro il nuovo sistema operativo di Redmond. Questo sito, infatti, è ricco di banner da read more...

Solvjaynghi (Continued)...- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Over the weekend, I made some progress on Solvjaynghi s Christmas Wish , but perhaps more than I d like I finished the redraft, and all the parts are basically in the right places, but the story is now close to 8000 words, which is roughly how long it was when I read more...

New Dolores O'Riordan Video - "Ordinary Day"- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Fresh off announcing her first ever solo tour and just months from the release of her similarly solo debut Are You Listening?, The Cranberries front woman knocks another off the "to do" list with a vid for the forthcoming read more...

Investment Tips For Mims- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The UK may have a momentary mobile obsession with the Crazy Frog, but 25-year-old rapper Mims has stumbled upon a different recipe for cellular success in the States: Write a self-celebrating song, be embraced my a nation of ringtone read more...

Linn Unveils Studio-Quality Offering (RedNova)- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
By Scott Reid Deputy Business Editor LINN Records, the recording offshoot of the eponymous Scottish hi- fi manufacturer, has launched what is claimed to be the world's highest quality music download read more...

Mathematics takes leap into new dimension with groundbreaking calculation (AFP via Yahoo! News)- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A transatlantic team of number-crunchers announced they had built a theoretical structure in 248 dimensions, resolving a 120-year puzzle that could be used to test theories about the structure of the read more...

Dancelife Music- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
MTV s new Jennifer Lopez produced reality show, Dancelife, follows eight professional dancers in Los Angeles on their quest to land the next dance gig. Featuring auditions for music videos, concert tours, TV commercials and TV show performances, the series read more...

Super Bowl Commercials- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
It s time for the NFL s Big Game aka Super Bowl XLI this Sunday. This means it is also time for the Super Bowl of Advertising in the form of Super Bowl commercials. The hype surrounding Superbowl ads has been read more...

UPS Goes Postal- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
New TV commercials for the UPS Whiteboard campaign feature Such Great Heights (iTunes) by The Postal Service off their album Get Up. What makes this puzzling is that The Postal Service band has always been associated with (UPS rival) read more...

Top Ad Music of 2006- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Adtunes.com presents the Top Ad Music for 2006. Here are our choices for the most memorable music used in commercial advertising from the past year. 10. Fast and Furious The group N.E.R.D. (with the help of remixer Jason Nevins) read more...

Victoria s Secret Fashion Show 2006- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
It s that time of year again. (No, not the upcoming holidays.) We are talking about the 2006 Victoria s Secret Fashion Show on CBS. As we did with last year s show, we have compiled a listing of songs used in read more...

Tears for Gears of War- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Easily the most popular song ID request in the Adtunes.com Forums lately would have to be for the new Gears of War TV commercial. The Gears of War video game is being hyped as the killer app for the read more...

Lady Sovereign Nation- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The big music news, at least on the internet, is that pint-sized U.K. rapper Lady Sovereign and her music video for Love Me or Hate Me jumped to number one on MTV s TRL video countdown, which marked the first read more...

Cashing In- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Since the award winning 2005 bio-pic Walk the Line , the music of singer Johnny Cash has had a resurgence in recent years. Cash songs have been used in several recent commercials, including a Choice Hotels ad with the Johnny read more...

All You Need is Credit- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Beatles helped start a Revolution (with the help of a famous commercial by Nike) of using popular music in television commercials. Regardless of how you feel about that ad music trend, it is a vital part of marketing read more...

Another Ford Idol- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Following in the footsteps of former American Idol Kelly Clarkson, the latest winner, Taylor Hicks, has signed on to star in his own version of television and radio ads for Ford. Hicks, who was recently named by People Magazine read more...

Immediate Music- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Readers of our Trailer Music forum are probably familiar with the stock film trailer music studio Immediate Music. Whether it s the infamous track Lacrimosa from the Spiderman 2 trailer or music in the latest ad for X-Men: The Last read more...

Kelly Clarkson Drives Ford- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Kelly Clarkson s first season reign as the American Idol may be a distant memory, but she continues to be the most visible winner of the popular singing competition. In her latest venture, the two-time Grammy winner has teamed with read more...

Adult Swim s Mambo- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A popular part of the Cartoon Network is the channel s nightly programming block, known as Adult Swim. Part of this is due to the Adult Swim bumps (short for bumpers , which are short network breaks between programming and commercials). read more...

Over the Hill- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
If the song in a new TV commercial for Cingular s Family Talk cellphone plan sounds familiar, it might be that you ve heard it in an ad before. Backed by the Peter Gabriel tune known as Solsbury Hill (via iTunes), read more...

SxSW XXI Review- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
img src= http://www.chromewaves.net/images/interface/20070320mohawk.jpg title= The Mohawk class= blogPhoto Okay, final SxSW post for a while. Well, almost final - my photos should be up in the next week or so. I know you're probably all Sx-ed out - the online coverage has been relentless - read more...

Yes!! I found a way!- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
okay, so it is lying, but I called wells fargo and said I wanted to close my account to stop ach withdrawals from payday loan companies. they said even if it is closed they cannot stop the ach's because I agreed to it. So later on, I called again and told some different rep that my purse was read more...

Yes!! I found a way!- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
okay, so it is lying, but I called wells fargo and said I wanted to close my account to stop ach withdrawals from payday loan companies. they said even if it is closed they cannot stop the ach's because I agreed to it. So later on, I called again and told some different rep that my purse was read more...

States that these Cos are licensed in- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Hello, I know that this has been already asked and answered, but I can't find the org posts anywhere. Can someone tell me how I can find out where there PDL companies that I am working with are licensed? If they are not licensed in PA (my state) are they doing business illegally? Also, much read more...

Neeed address for Astro Lending- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Trying to send a letter of revocation and need their physical address and fax # is anyone has it. Also, I will need it for Worldwide Cash. Thanks so much!!! read more...

loan- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I have a loan with you and I want to know how I can get information on where to pay it off read more...

Debt Consolidation.Org is a debt lead generator scam company- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I am an officer for Lawgistix LLC, a company that has negative postings on this site. This forum is presented as a community benefit to people in debt. It is a complete scam. I tracked the system through yesdebtfree.org and was my name was given a lead to Superior Debt Relief. So, this is a lead read more...

Besides doctor bills and credit cards, I also have numerous.- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Can you help with payday loans. I have found myself with 10 payday loans besides my doctor bills and credit card debt. Is there any help for payday loan read more...

Palisades Coll.- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I check my credit report every month and last month there was no mention of a collection now this month my report says I have an account in collections with Palisades bought from ATandamp;T Wireless which I have never used my wife and I both use Sprint plus my report says that this accounts origin read more...

Visdsnb with Macy- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
VISDSNB is also related to read more...

Laws in the state of California?- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
What are the state laws for wage garnishments in the state of california. I received another wage assignment at my job. My wages are already being garnishred. Is it true that you can only have one garnishment at a time. except for child support. The garnishments are for credit cards I had like 5 read more...

Calling All Frugal Moms and Dads!- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I was contacted by a writer that is looking for some ideas from some frugal moms and dads. The following is a little announcement she sent me: A writer for a national magazine is looking for money-saving ideas from frugal moms (and dads). The article will feature ideas beyond I clip coupons or read more...

Savings Update - Movin on Up!- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
After my little fumble the other day with a savings account transfer I thought I made, but didn t, I took a really hard look at everything and I m ready to give a huge boost to our savings. Doing this transfer will run our checking account very low, but when the money isn t there we do not spend read more...

24 Signs That You Could be in Financial Trouble #8: Getting Turned Down for a Loan- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
In this series I am covering the 24 tell-tale signs that you could be in financial trouble. Over the next few weeks I will be presenting these signs, how to identify them and tips on how to address the issue. If you have recently applied for a loan or line of credit either through a bank read more...

Cleaning up the Fiscal Mess we made- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
As I ve noted in a few earlier posts(here, here, here, and here), my wife and I are making an effort to partake in a Total Money Makeover.  It s been interesting as we ve learned quite a bit about our money and where it actually goes.  Further, it s given us a better perspective of where we were, read more...

Robert Kiyosaki Says You Should be Worried if You Are Counting on the Stock Market for Retirement- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Oh really? Apparently we should all pull our money out of the market if we plan on funding our retirement or our child s college education according to his latest drivel over at Yahoo! Finance. The opening line is just classic since he immediately references one of his literary works (if you can read more...

Star Trek (TOS) Returns to the iTunes Store- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Season one episodes of Star Trek, The Original Series have returned to the iTunes Store. br style= clear: both; / img alt= style= border: 0; border= 0 src= http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?i=d7e6192045339dece308ba0c0804cf67 / read more...

iTunes TV Review - Battlestar Galactica 3.18: Crossroads, Pt. 1- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Finally, Laura Roslin emerges from the shadow of her last few throwaway plotlines (going to the gym, talking union politics, etc, snore) and towers over The Trial of Gaius Baltar like the steely, presidential figure of awesomeness we all know her to be. I knew Lee was about to get schooled when she read more...

Online Interactivity Coming to HD DVD Movies- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Universal Studios is betting that interactivity will spur interest in its HD DVD drives. Toshiba is also lowering player prices. br style= clear: both; / a href= http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?s=5430b1973e54a04c486f45fcba32643e img alt= style= border: 0; border= 0 src= read more...

Fastmac Adds 2G nano to Display Repair Service- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Fastmac expanded its quot;Just Say No To Crack quot; iPod display replacement program on Tuesday to include the second generation iPod nano. br style= clear: both; / img alt= style= border: 0; border= 0 src= http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?i=ae5598932239c5fdef409e96af4a27be / read more...