The Sound Board #9: Technology: Of Tunes & iTunes

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This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions and is co-hosted by Tuffley, Rob Levy and myself. Let us know what you think.

This episode’s central topic is technology. What is it doing to our ability to enjoy music, create music and chat amongst ourselves about music?

Other topics include Michael Jackson: One Year Later, MP3 pricing, the iTunes anti-trust issue, Apple conspiracy theories, E3 announcements (the Michael Jackson game, Rock Band 3, DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero) plus Daft Punk.

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Headsup: You can find the music we discuss at our Amazon Store.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:50:28+00:00 June 29th, 2010|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

The Sound Board #4: The Score (and the Soundtrack)

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The podcast gets a name. At last. This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions and is co-hosted by Rob Levy, Tuffley and myself. Let us know what you think.

This episode’s central topic is movie music: songs, musical scores and soundtracks. Within you will find the discussion of The Oscars, the return of Courtney Love, The Runaways and Joan Jett, Pink Floyd and litigation, OK Go and their new label, the many faces of Rock Band, and more.

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Headsup: You can find the music we discuss at our Amazon Store.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:53:47+00:00 March 15th, 2010|Podcasts, Sound Board|5 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #44: In Your Face

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And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. You can’t say we didn’t warn you.

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Agenda:

  • Kids and cocktails
  • Rox, your Agony Aunt for the evening
  • Eastwick cancelled
  • Stargate
  • The obligatory NCIS discussion
  • Alan Cumming’s perfume
  • An aborted attempt to talk about sports
  • Dindrane grades the podcast
  • Jai alai
  • You must be this tall to ride this podcast
  • Picasso hentai
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By | 2017-09-24T22:57:13+00:00 November 13th, 2009|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|3 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #38: God’s Gift to Podcasting

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And we’re back. Sorry for the delay in getting this up, but other real world craziness plus a huge file that actually needed editing this time made me run very late.

Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort.

Agenda:

  • Rob’s cough
  • Leigh’s injury and assignment of blame
  • Leigh’s shoes and drinking
  • AA in Ireland
  • Leigh’s Nimoy panel
  • Leno
  • Bono in Chicago
  • CougarCast!
  • Rox’s “admirer”
  • Leigh’s ultimate TV show
  • Will the real Tom Felton please stand up?
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By | 2017-09-24T22:59:16+00:00 September 26th, 2009|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

Stuff You Need to Know: If Ned Gets Involved in Blackest Night, Consider Me On Board

San Diego Comic-Con happened this weekend. We, like you, are trying to pick up the pieces. We’ll break out the Shop-Vac and let you see the results. You just relax and have an espresso.

  • So here’s the trailer from Comic-Con for the upcoming Starz mini, Spartacus: Blood and Sand (which we warned you about previously). Which is cool, as long as you understand it appears to be Zack Snyder‘s Gladiator.

    Direct link for the feedreaders. Found via TV Squad.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:00:57+00:00 July 26th, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Stuff: E3 is Just a Big Conspiracy to Get Me to Buy a Gaming System

    Beatles Rock Band

  • So it’s E3 time again, and these bastards are doing everything in their power to break down my will and make me buy a gaming system. As I mentioned before, they struck a low blow by partnering with The Beatles to create a version of Rock Band that’s all their own. Then, knowing I was already weakened, they put out a trailer like this:

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    See what I mean? Total. Bastards. You can pre-order Beatles Rock Band here. I am still holding out.

    Not helping is the fact that the zombie games just get more and more incredible looking. Be warned, though, the next trailer is…well, it’s got zombies. So you can pretty much guess its nature.

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  • By | 2017-09-24T23:02:40+00:00 June 3rd, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|4 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know: Hollis Needs More Friends

    Hollis Hawthorne
  • Hollis Hawthorne is a performer who’s been involved in an accident in India. The Lady Porphyre mentioned this first, then I saw The Neil and Uncle Warren both do so. The full story is at Coilhouse. She’s got clearance to get treated at Stanford Medical here in the States as opposed to where she is now, where her boyfriend states “there are huge rats scurrying around on the
    [hospital] floor. I am sleeping on the ant-covered floor outside her room as I am not allowed in and the water they have used for many procedures is not even purified.” So they have to get her out of there and back here. The Friends of Hollis are trying to pull together the money to do so. Go here and help if you can. I’m donating for the boyfriend as much as I am for Hollis. I know that sounds weird, but I’m just imagining what I’d be going through if my significant other was going through this and the whole thing was almost completely out of my control. Hang in there, both of you.
  • Beatles: Rock Band is now available for pre-order–the software version, apparently–for $59.99. The “limited edition bundles” aren’t yet. But stay tuned, I’m watching for them. They’ll run you $249.99. “Exclusive content” will be there for people who pre-order, apparently. And for you total Beatles freaks (I am among you), “Accompanying instruments modeled after the ones used by Paul, John, George and Ringo also will be available for $100. The game will be playable with existing ‘Rock Band’ guitars, drums and microphones, though.” And here’s a nice touch: remember what I said about “Revolution 9”? Release date is 9/9/09. If you’re going to buy it anyway, if you could do it through us: we’d love the kickbacks. Thanks in advance: here’s links to buy your copy for the Wii, your copy of it for the Xbox 360 or if you own a PS3, you can get your copy here. Source.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:05:14+00:00 March 6th, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Monday, December 22, 2008

    Amazon Gift Card
  • Okay, so by now ordering online is going to be nuts if you have to pay for shipping. And let’s face it, you don’t want to go to the mall. A humble suggestion: Amazon gift card. You can get it for pretty much any amount of money and e-mail it to the person: done. Seriously. Unless you’ve got a stress fetish, I mean. Otherwise, then go for it. You can snag a gift card here. And yes, we get the kickbacks. So we thank you.
  • It’s like Sex and the City meets Charmed, except instead of witches the four female friends are werewolves. Or rather, instead of witches they’re Bitches, which I’m sure is going to bother the hell out of some people who have nothing else better to do than be bothered by the title of a show they wouldn’t have watched anyway. Fox has paid for a script, so we’ll see where it goes from there. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
  • Director Robert Mulligan, whose films included To Kill a Mockingbird, died of heart disease this past Friday. He was 83. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:08:02+00:00 December 22nd, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    Your Weekend Justice #16: Television, Such a Strange Animal

    We’re back. And better than ever! Which isn’t saying much if you’ve been listening before now. Content qualitywise, I mean.

    Agenda:

    • Orlando
    • Rick Dees
    • The iPod pissing contest
    • Genius on iTunes
    • Weird covers
    • Rock Band: Beatles
    • Life on Mars U.S.
    • HBO vs. shows
    • Politics and Harry Potter
    • Reading the television industry like one normally reads tea leaves

    This episode was made smoother sounding by the witchcraft of Jon of The Unique Geek. Much thanks to he.

    Of course, special thanks go out to Clutch for letting us use their absolutely badass song, “Promoter (of earthbound causes)” as our theme music for this.

    Buy Blast Tyrant, which is where you can find “Promoter”. Buy their latest album, From Beale Street to Oblivion. Send them love and coin.

    BTW, you iTunes subscriber types can nab this feed here.

    Or if you want to do something else with it, the feed feed is here.

    To download this episode directly, do this thing.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:10:00+00:00 November 14th, 2008|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Stuff: Beatles to Tempt Me Into Finally Buying a Gaming System

    The Beatles

    Because some people just want to read a single post with all their pop culture snippets in it, instead of following an entire website about it. Essentially: this is pop culture news for people with lives. Enjoy.

  • The Beatles‘ Apple Corps have signed a deal with MTV and Harmonix to bring about some form of Rock Band game that will feature the Beatles’ music. This will hit next year and comes with the full blessing of Paul, Ringo, along with Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison. Giles Martin, who co-produced Love–the Beatles/Cirque du Soleil pairing–is going to be music producer on this. The press release I read doesn’t have the official title of the game, although they’d be nuts not to call it Rock Band: The Beatles Edition or something. I will give a dollar to the first team who can do “Revolution 9” on the hardest level and give me photographic evidence of that fact.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:10:12+00:00 November 3rd, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|5 Comments