26 Jun 2012, 20:11 by Milkshake8The Internet has been Abuzz with Emily White, a intern at NPR, and her article about how she has never bought music and probably never will. and the response from David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. Lowery's response is a powerful piece of writing, and contains some valuable insights into what The Old Music Industry did well, but it's also A Mess. He has some weird Conspiracy Theory that the "free culture" movement is funded by large tech companies as a stalking horse for their issues. Speaking as someone who's raised a fair bit of money for that movement, I'm here to tell you that he's just wrong. For example, most of my wages when I was at the Electronic Frontier Foundation were funded by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. He also blames the tragic suicides of two musicians on the free culture movement and the alleged effect this has had on musicians' fortunes. Even if you stipulate that the fall in those musicians' fortunes could be blamed on the…
13 Jun 2012, 02:37 by Milkshake8http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/barnett.jpg
Tenther Law Professor Randy Barnett
The Framers of our Constitution met in 1787 because the Weak national governance adopted by the Articles of Confederation utterly failed. Their goal, in their own words, was to ensure that THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT had the power to “legislate in all cases for the general interests of the Union, and also in those to which the States are separately Incompetent.” National leaders must have the ability to address national problems, and this is especially true with respect to the national economy. As The Supreme Court explained very early in American history, there is “no sort of trade” that our national leaders cannot regulate, and the the power to regulate something “implies in its nature full power over the thing to be regulated,” so long as Congress does not trample the individual protected elsewhere in The Constitution.
Few living Americans have done more to undermine this vision than Randy Barnett…
11 Sep 2009, 04:48 by Cirrocumulus1. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? The Unicorns
Jellybones! and it's still my favorite
2. What's your favorite lyric by 12? Cat Power
nobody knows my pain/the sea thats risen/its full of love again
3. How did you get into 29? M. Ward
The great and wonderful Erin Coleman- I had his music before, but she taught me to appreciate him even more : )
4. How many albums by 13 do you own? Gorillaz
Three: Clint Eastwood, Demon Days, and Gorillaz
5. How did you get into 19? Radical Face
A friend gave me a list of bands I might be interested in and this was on there. It has honestly become one of my all time favorites- haunting lyrics, unbelievable harmonies and really cohesive albums.
6. What is your favorite song by 10? CocoRosie
Sunshine! Its so sad and beautiful at the same time.
7. Is there a song by 9 that makes you sad? Electric President
Wow. A lot of his songs are definitely in the minor key and can put me in a sad mood, but I still love them.
3 Jul 2009, 13:11 by SongfactsYesterday (07/02) NPR had a segment on All Things Considered about Summer Songs, and how The Osmonds' "One Bad Apple" sounds like The Jackson 5. Our humble website came up in the discussion:
listen to the snippet here
You can hear the full segment here, just click to the Summer Song Favorite story
on NPR's website
29 Jan 2009, 21:05 by asphaltbuffetTake the 50 top artists in your musical profile, and create a cloud of the similar artists that are not in your top 50. The result is a collection of highly recommended artists for your personal profile. You can generate your own cloud (in BBCode) at http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/recommend.php
My recommendations are Adam Sandler Barenaked Ladies Beck Ben Gibbard Brian Regan Cake Camper Van Beethoven Chris Rock Dane Cook Demetri Martin Eddie Izzard Flight of the Conchords Fountains of Wayne George Carlin Goldfinger Guster Harvey Danger Jim Gaffigan John Linnell Katie Melua Lagwagon Lemon Demon Less Than Jake Lewis Black Liz Phair Matthew Sweet Michael Ian Black Mono Puff Moxy Früvous NPR Nada Surf Natalie Merchant Nick Swardson Oomph! Optimus Rhyme Ozma Patton Oswalt Pinhead Gunpowder Shawn Colvin Slate Magazine Soul Coughing South Park Stars The Flaming Lips The Format The Presidents of the United States of America …
11 Dec 2008, 17:33 by 8thlightNPR has cancelled New & Notes. :(
We Love You! (And, Yes, We Are Cancelled)
We, the News & Notes staff and crew, love you, our listeners and collaborators.
I was just in Miami and met with so many amazing listeners, including some of the artists in the 30 Americans exhibit we featured on air.
We got your love in St. Louis, Atlanta, Baltimore, and beyond.
And we're still here for you ... for a while.
Massive budget shortages have brought NPR to the space between a rock and a hard place ... that is: cancellation time.
Both News & Notes and Day to Day (the two wholly West Coast-based shows) will end production on March 20.
We are still dealing with the news, but we are committed to making sure we give you our best, now and as long as we've got.
Peace and joy,
25 Aug 2008, 14:09 by larrence1. How did you get into 25?
Ming + FS: someone left one of their promo cds in my car, and i listened to it all summer
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
Wu-Tang Clan: I'm sure it was something from 36 Chambers
3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33?
Morcheeba: I'd like to meet a spaceman who's got it going on
4. What is your favorite album by 49?
Freakwater: Old Paint--it makes me think of home
5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
Talvin Singh: I have songs from several albums, and the only one I can think of right now is Anokha
6. What is your favorite song by 50?
Mike Relm: the remix of the NIghtmare before Christmas song
7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?
Diana Ross: not really. I guess My World is Empty Without You with the Supremes is kind of sad.
8. What is your favorite album by 15?
Yoav: Charmed And Strange (it's the only one, I think)
9. What is your favorite song by 5?
Outkast: Jazzy Belle from ATLiens will always have a special place in my heart.
10 Jul 2008, 13:12 by 2SerenityLet me bring your attention to something I have been following since March 2008 but it began last year.
My friend @tiffanybbrown brought my attention to this web posting called TechNigga that alarmed me. I was like WHO did this?
SxSW 2008: On Loren Feldman and Black Tech Bloggers
Her comments with Lynne D Johnson are informative
Then my friend @calinative did a follow up post here which shared with me somethings I did not know either:
Better Late Than Never: 1938 Media's TechN*gga Video Costs Feldman Verizon Deal
Now today I wake up and see this response from @1938media (Loren Feldman) http://twitter.com/1938media/statuses/854546213
I was surprised by his comments to her which I find offensive.
He was responding to this web post:
Video Blogger Dropped Over Racially Charged Posts
19 Jun 2008, 14:19 by 2SerenityCelebration of the end of slavery here in the USA.
June 19, 1865 was this date of NOTICE to Union soldiers that the enslaved soldiers were FREE! Mind you though slavery officially ended by way of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. 2 years late for notice! Major mis-communication!
More information can be found here:
NPR Story - Slideshow - Juneteenth
This is a video of an example of some of the celebration that is done in honor of the day. It is not a well known celebration but in the black USA community we do celebrate it - well, those who know about it and understand it.
We have to preserve and pass on our history!
Thank you for caring!
15 May 2008, 13:17 by 2SerenityWhy did the earthquakes happen in China?
Why did the cyclone happen in Myramar?
Why did the hurricane happen in Louisiana?
No one knows why?
It was a natural destruction.
My prayers go to all those who have died and are suffering during this time.
I have sent donations to Myramar through UNCIEF
I have sent donations to Katrina through the American Red Cross
Those are the two legitimate organizations that I donate to and I will give a donation for those in China too.
Instead of crying, being hurt and wondering what to do, I know immediately I may be able to bring about change by sending whatever I have that may help others. Just know that any financial amount my help. I am even recommending $5 or $10.
In the past when natural destruction happened in the USA, I have physically gone to some locations and helped with the clean up.
When I was in high school in 1989, my classmates and I volunteered a long weekend to clean up destruction in North Carolina from Hurricane Hugo. …