Category Archives: music

Pia Toscano Leaves American Idol !


Pia Toscano was kicked off of American Idol tonight after the American viewing public displayed their musical ignorance yet again.   Now, I’m not saying that American Idol is art in high form, rather American Idol is art in …. … Continue reading

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Diana Ross, Jeopardy will be live at CES 2009


I’ll be reporting live again in January from CES 2009, the world’s biggest (and that means HUGE) and most influential Consumer Electronics Show.  The reports will mostly be over at Technology Report, my new technology blog project with a good … Continue reading

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Disney and World Peace


Millions of kids in America and around the world are big Disney fans.   So am I. In fact I think that Disney may be doing more than *any other entity* to bring harmony and peace to the diverse and complex … Continue reading

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Madonna Rocks the Music


Madonna’s $120,000,000 deal ( Wall Street Journal story) with Live Nation signals a powerful shift in the music industry that hopefully will lead to a cutting out of the middlemen in favor of the best for the artists and for … Continue reading

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File sharing fines go mainstream


Many see as harsh the recent $220,000 fine levied  on a Minnesota housewife for online music sharing, but it’s more appropriate to view this action as a significant milestone in the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) strategy to crack down on illegal … Continue reading

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More DMCA fun


OK, this seems { NYT article } like an interesting twist on the normal stuff about DMCA. The company says that because the companies are avoiding use of its purportedly effective product, they are violating the DMCA. Hmm – I … Continue reading

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The Day … the Music Sales … died


NYT reports that music sales declined very substantially and that this fact may portend serious problems for the music industry.    Makes sense to me.   For some time there have been many silly suggestions from music download enthusiasts that downloading was … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ down with DRM campaign could get him elected….


Wow, when Steve Jobs suggested music producers effectively getting rid of Digital Rights Management in his post “Thoughts on Music“, a few people were interested in that. Since blogging may determine the outcome of the coming presidential election, I recommend … Continue reading

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Celtic Woman = wonderful


Wow, I just stumbled onto the group Celtic Woman performing on a PBS special.   They are fantastic!   A great blend of superb voices, exciting instrumentals, and beauty. But P.S. Celtic Womenz – fix that website so it’s search friendly!

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Alison Krauss Rocks the Country House


Alison Krauss is my favorite vocalist and with Union Station puts out superb bluegrass music. Unlike many, MANY in country and pop music she does NOT use Auto Tuning software (usually the Antares version is used by pros I think). … Continue reading

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