xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
Strava is broken as of sometime after lunchtime, so only uploading from Garmin. Our route map looks kind of like a slug, with eyestalks. Went to see the Kildares, but Lewisville moved it inside.  There was not enough seating, so after snacks, we went to DQ, then ended the ride.  Temps were cool, and partly cloudy.
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http://omnitech.net/xaminmo/2014/07/29/2014-07-29-lewisville-music/
xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
Tiffany Renee Darwish, the former teen icon known as Tiffany, is performing in a free concert at 3:30 p.m. January 9 in Center Court, Vista Ridge Mall, Lewisville.

Tiffany’s album, Tiffany, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts. She hit it big in 1987-88 and has released six albums in the past 23 years that have not charted. Today, she runs a boutique in White House, Tenn.

Why has Tiffany returned to mall singing?
In August, she responded to the Klondike Celebrity Challenge. According to TooFab.com, her fans egged her on.

“A lot of people know me from singing in a mall, that’s how I got started,” she told TooFab.com. “So to go back … I think the true ham in me came out. I went for it and it was a lot of fun.”

Refs:
http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2014/jan/02/pop-singer-tiffany-vista-ridge-mall-jan-9/
http://starlocalmedia.com/lewisvilleleader/vista-ridge-mall-presents-singer-tiffany-in-concert/article_96087518-723b-11e3-aa41-001a4bcf887a.html
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
Record Labels To Pay $45 Million for Pirating Artists’ Music
Written by Ernesto on January 10, 2011
The major record labels are known for their harsh stance on copyright infringements, which in an ironic turn of events is now costing them millions of dollars. Revealing a double standard when it comes to ‘piracy’, Warner Music, Sony BMG Music, EMI Music and Universal Music now have to pay Canadian artists $45 Million [proposed] for the illegal use of thousands of tracks on compilation CDs.

It is no secret that the major record labels have a double standard when it comes to copyright. On the one hand they try to put operators of BitTorrent sites in jail and ruin the lives of single mothers and students by demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, and on the other they sell CDs containing music for which they haven’t always cleared the rights. This happens worldwide and more frequently than one would think.

Over the years the labels have made a habit of using songs from a wide variety of artists for compilation CDs without securing the rights. They simply use the recording and make note of it on “pending list” so they can deal with it later. This has been going on since the 1980s and since then the list of unpaid tracks (or copyright infringements) has grown to 300,000 in Canada alone.

This questionable practice has been the subject of an interesting Canadian class action lawsuit which was started in 2008. A group of artists and composers who grew tired of waiting endlessly for their money filed a lawsuit against four major labels connected to the CRIA, the local equivalent of the RIAA.

Warner Music, Sony BMG Music, EMI Music and Universal Music were sued for the illegal use of thousands of tracks and risked paying damages of up to $6 billion. Today the news broke that the two parties have agreed upon a settlement, where the record labels are required to pay $45 million to settle the copyright infringement claims.

During the case the labels were painfully confronted with their own double standard when it comes to copyright infringement. “The conduct of the defendant record companies is aggravated by their strict and unremitting approach to the enforcement of their copyright interests against consumers,” the artists argued in their initial claim for damages.

Of course, the labels are not so quick to admit their wrongdoing and in their press release the settlement is described as a compromise. “The settlement is a compromise of disputed claims and is not an admission of liability or wrongdoing by the record labels,” it reads.

David Basskin, President and CEO of one of the major Canadian licensing collectives, was nonetheless happy with the outcome. “This agreement with the four major labels resolves all outstanding pending list claims. EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner are ensuring that the net result is more money for songwriters and music publishers. It’s a win for everyone,” he said.
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What Ernesto misses is that the settlement "also establishes a new mechanism to help ensure that artists are paid more promptly." as per Michael Geist.

“Pending Lists” Unpaid Mechanical and Video Royalties Class Action Settlement
A proposed settlement of approximately CDN $47.5 million dollars was reached with four major record labels, Sony BMG Music (Canada) Inc., now Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc., (“Sony”), EMI Music Canada Inc. (“EMI”), Universal Music Canada Inc. (“Universal”) and Warner Music Canada Co. (“Warner”). A Settlement Agreement was also reached with the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (“CMRRA”) and the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (SODRAC) Inc. (“SODRAC”).

A motion to approve the settlements agreements will be heard by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 10:00am at Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Class Members are permitted to appear and make submissions at the hearings with respect to the settlements or to make submissions in writing. Class Members who do not oppose the proposed settlements need not appear at the hearings or take any other action at this time to indicate their desire to participate in the settlements.

...digital products are not at issue in the class action.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
take your cause and pass it around.
take one down and pass it around.

i'm not fair and you're not sound.
pass it around now you're not sound.

take your turn in beating the horse.
take him down now take him down.

gee, i hope we're not off course.
take him down now, take him down.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
You've got to love Annie Lennox.

Seriously. You must.

HIT SQUAD! Get that dissident NOW!

Ok, so, we've ascertained that you do, RIGHT!?!?

Good.

Now, DJ Earworm was provided access to multi-track masters and created an homage mash-up.

It is excellent.

Details at http://djearworm.com/annie-lennox-backwards-forwards.htm

Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fht_R7ELZZs
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
I stumbled onto this via iTunes.

"If U Seek Amy" is the song name, and the entire lyrics, repeated several times, amount to...
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xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
I like this mix.
I'm saving the original song lyrics here so MAYBE I'll think to look here next time I'm curious who's song it is.
-Josh
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xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
I waited here all by myself.
The room was dark and it smelled like sulfur.
I heard the screams from way down in the darkness.
I felt pretty sure my life was over

I kept my hat on just for luck.
Sang simple tunes the whole night through
I wondered if I'd wake to find myself in flames,
As I waited here for you.

Yah, when you came in, I could breathe again.

I saw some guys dressed up like sorcerers --
Blue robes that float above the ground.
They came and went, and I was frightened for my life.
I tried not to make a sound.

Just when my solitude was closing in,
I heard a howl like screeching tires.
And I told you the one thing I know how to say,
Through the bright ringing drone of 8-bit choirs.

Yah, when you came in, I could breathe again.

Foxytunes

Mar. 9th, 2008 11:22 pm
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
GAh.

WTF.

So they even modify the webpage to include a button to add text to the text field.

Why not just auto add the text?

Or even better, why not add it to the "Music" field instead?

NooOO.

Searching the forums shows NO entries about LJ at all.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
Hrm...

I'm listening to a track that has quotes from "Butterfly Effect"

I like these speakers.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
Post: friday's is playing fergie's london bridge and it is turned up to eleven. i think she is contrived,but the bass line was good. Me want jungle camp party.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
... your mom busted in and said, "WHAT'S THAT NOISE!?!?!?!"
Awwwwwwwww... MOM you're just jealous. It's the BEAST EEEEE BOYSSSSS!

Your pop caught you smokin' and said, "NO WAY!"
That hippocrite smokes two packs a day.

Your mom threw away your best porno mag.

BUSTED.

You gotta fight
For your right
To PARRRRRRRRRTTTAAAAYYYYY!.

*Guitar riff*

Anyway, probably not accurate or in order, but this has been stuck in my head while at work for the last 2 days.

PS, my clock was off by 12 hours today.

Bleh
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
I say la la la laaaaaa....
la la la laaaaaa....
la la laah, la la la laaaaaa....

/me sentimentally enjoys somg from 2 decades ago.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
http://www.alteringtime.com/features/misc/?p=baggins

It's from the same era of Rocket Man with William Shatner.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
Does anyone remember the URL to the flash page with all of the major genres of music, with connection lines, decade, audio samples, and connections to streaming music?

I forgot what it's called. It looks a little star-trekish, with black background and shades of yellow, orange, red and purple.

We surfed around it for hours, some time back, but now I can't find it.

I can't even remember what it's called.

It's not music-map.com

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