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Friday: July 24, 2009

Phish finally releases gory details surrounding mystery Halloween festival.Phish finally releases gory details surrounding mystery Halloween festival.

Some pretty funny tidbits peppered around the guidelines and FAQ section as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:25 AM | Tags (4) | festival | halloween | music | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Some of the more famous copyright infringement stories from the music industry.Some of the more famous copyright infringement stories from the music industry.

Long before sampling was a common thing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:10 AM | Tags (4) | copyright | infringment | music | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 248 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

Microsoft offers up Thriller for free on Xbox Live.Microsoft offers up Thriller for free on Xbox Live.

..and promptly takes it down five minutes later.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:28 AM | Tags (5) | thriller | michaeljackson | xbox | xboxlive | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson was also an important patent holder.Michael Jackson was also an important patent holder.

So that's how he did it in Smooth Criminal. Mystery solved.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 1:40 PM | Tags (4) | illusion | magician | michaeljackson | patent |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

Richard Marx not too thrilled about being associated with ridiculous RIAA fines.Richard Marx not too thrilled about being associated with ridiculous RIAA fines.

Moby also chimes in and shares the the same sentiment as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 3:43 PM | Tags (6) | riaa | music | downloads | filesharing | fines | ridiculous |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top sixteen funniest fake bands of all time.The top sixteen funniest fake bands of all time.

Put your hands together for Mr. Randy Watson.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:18 AM | Tags (3) | fake | funny | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Jack White and Jimmy Page not the biggest fans of Guitar Hero.Jack White and Jimmy Page not the biggest fans of Guitar Hero.

The pair stated that they don't believe it's an ideal way to learn how to play instruments or music in general. For other artists,  it still serves as a nice way to make some extra money from their older catalogue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 12:35 PM | Tags (6) | gaming | guitarhero | instruments | jackwhite | jimmypage | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sunday: June 21, 2009

New pricing model in iTunes turns out to be a good thing for artists and their respective labels.New pricing model in iTunes turns out to be a good thing for artists and their respective labels.

The math is simple. So long as sales for higher-priced tracks don't fall more than 29%, labels take in more revenue from $1.29 tracks, after factoring in wholesale rates, distribution fees and mechanical royalties.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 10:15 AM | Tags (6) | math | pricing | itunes | artists | music | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


PETA asks Phish to change their name to 'Sea Kitten'.PETA asks Phish to change their name to 'Sea Kitten'.

This can't possibly be for real, but then again it is PETA after all so who knows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 10:02 AM | Tags (6) | phish | sea | kitten | peta | ridiculous | music. jamband |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Bruce Springsteen jams with Phish at Bonnaroo Music FestivalBruce Springsteen jams with Phish at Bonnaroo Music Festival

Wow, that's one hell of a special guest.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:58 AM | Tags (3) | phish | springsteen | bonnaroo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 23, 2007

Drumming through YouTube.

It's always great when you can get nostalgic over an old lost video tape and then years later find most of its content on YouTube. Some years ago one of my favorite VHS tapes to watch was the 'Buddy Rich Memorial Scholarship Concert'. It got lost in the shuffle of college, moving, marriage, traveling years later and now it's probably buried somewhere in my parent's basement (along with my set of drums, other instructional drum videos, Slytherin's Locket, Hufflepuff's Cup, etc, etc) Basically, it's a great video that shows off some of my favorite drummers doing their thing. The last video entitled 'drum trio' is especially fun to watch (even if you're not a drummer). Enjoy.

Dave Weckl - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Vinne Colaiuta - (title of song unknown)

Steve Gadd - Keep the Customer Satisifed

Dave Weckl, Vinne Colaiuta, Steve Gadd - Drum Trio

Posted to Verbose filed in Music @ 12:17 PM | Tags (4) | youtube | drums | drumming | buddyrich |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 12, 2007

God Street Wine and the Post of Terminal Fandom.

While aimlessly surfing the web this evening I came across this fantastic writeup about my favorite band, God Street Wine. Anyone who knows me outside of a nutshell knows that this is my favorite band. The irony, at least from what I can tell, is that its nobody else's favorite band outside of maybe one or two people (and the rest of the Winos). I was shocked tat one day I actually had to convince a fellow co-worker (and fellow jamband fan) that God Street Wine was not in fact, a Christian rock band (read that again, Inverso). That aside, I probably saw this band over fifty times throughout their career and loved each and every show. The music of the band struck a big chord with me and it still does years after the band stopped playing. So basically I'd like to share this article with all of you along with some YouTube vids that are making me even more nostalgic. Enjoy and happy GSWing.

God Street Wine on Conan O'Brien - tight performance of 'RU4 Real'

Live at The Wetlands - look closely I'm somewhere in that sea of people.

Borderline from 3/1/1998 - no idea where

Live at the Wetlands - The Ballroom

Posted to Verbose filed in Music @ 11:25 PM | Tags (4) | godstreetwine | jambands | music | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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