Friday, 22 June 2007

Internet radio to go silent on June 26!!!

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2007
In protest of the elevated royalty fees Webcasters are poised to begin owing to the record industry next month, Internet radio operators are planning to stage a "day of silence."

So far, Live365 and have agreed to cease their music programming on June 26, save for brief audio public service announcements sprinkled throughout the day, according to a Wednesday report by Kurt Hanson of the Radio and Internet Newsletter,. So has the online presence of KCRW, the Southern California-based public radio station.

SaveNetRadio, an advocacy group opposed to the copyright judges' action, has posted an updated list of protest participants, which now also include Yahoo, RealNetworks' Rhapsody, MTV Online, and more than 30 other stations.

Smaller Webcasters staged a similar protest five years ago in response to a similar rules change by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board.

At issue are fee hikes that the Internet radio community says could bankrupt its services, particularly those run by smaller operators. SoundExchange, the non-profit collection entity that lobbied for the changes, has repeatedly argued the changes are fair and necessary to ensure artists are compensated adequately.

Opponents of the changes are still hoping for a reprieve before the July 15 date on which the royalties are scheduled to kick in. They are continuing to pressure politicians on Capitol Hill to pass bills that would overturn the royalty rate increases and align them with those required of other digital services, such as satellite. Some groups have also asked a federal appeals court to delay the rate changes.

Be sure to hit CNet, DIGG, and Podcasting News for more information and protest options.


Tuesday, 19 June 2007

...Doomed is your soul, and DAMNED IS YOUR LIFE!

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is the quintessential cult classic B-movie: from its mishmashing of dozens of different film genres, to its detailed creation of a fictional world and hero, to its final, inexplicably cool ending credits, Buckaroo Banzai is, to put it bluntly, pure awesome.

Allow me to set the scene for you: Buckaroo Banzai has been captured by Doctor Lizardo and is being tortured in an effort to extract information regarding Buckaroo’s oscillation over-thruster. Buckaroo, the hero he is, refuses to give up any information. Right after telling Lizardo that he’ll get nothing from him, Lizardo turns around and – for no reason whatsoever – delivers one of my favorite quotes in movie history:

“Sealed vit a curse…as sharp as a knife…doomed is your soul…and DAMNED IS YOUR LIFE!”

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

ATTENTION: Azerothian brothers & sisters...

It looks like I'm actually going to do it... I'm gonna quit WOW once and for all. It seems that about 2 years is my MAX limit for any MMO, which is not bad as WOW has kept me longer than any other game I have played online.

I am gonna try a toon on my buddies realm, Undermine maybe that will rekindle my interest in it. He owns the Darkside comic shop which I love and he has a guild over there and they play IN-STORE in the LAN center. They all agree that is so much better actually sitting in the room with your guildies, rather then on Vent, and so forth. I don't feel like starting all over again, so I simply paid to move Kaustic from ER to UM. It took less then 15 minutes for the entire transfer.

We shall see but overall I have gotten major bored with WOW. I know I mentioned doing a WOW Podcast but it really holds nothing for me. It is old hat... been there done that, and really do not need to prove anything in that aspect. This was a small factor in me leaving The Instance, as I think you have no right doing a show about WOW unless you play a decent number of hours per week. It is just not fair to the listeners. Soooo... I will give it a shot and see, otherwise I am done with it. I truthfully would rather play a Solo game, the Wii, or do something in RL than anything else. LOL... maybe I am just getting old and certain things are just boring now. Who knows.

Its been a fun time playing with all of you in AIE, thanks for all the help, thanks for the fun, you all are a great group of people to play with and hope the AIE Guild continues to prosper into future. My parting comment to WOW players is that I hope those of you that are enjoying the game continue to enjoy it, and those of you who aren't are able to make the decision to stay or leave for all the right reasons.

NOOOOOO... You cannot have my stuff as when I leave an MMO, I always DELETE everything, just to nip temptation of coming back in the sack. ;)

Saturday, 12 May 2007

We control the horizontal & the vertical...

I have been very busy with broadcast school, radio/voice-over work, and other show concepts. Such as a show with April & I(actually have a name, design, and more), a World of Warcraft show, as well as others. Like I said, I have been fucking BUSY! Keep checking CJ&C for updates and announcements.


I have recently been approached by many of the fans/contributors from The Instance & ELR, and a few of the companies that have provided prizes to the shows about helping with any NEW podcast/vidcast concepts I may come up with. Lucky me... more work. ;)

Thursday, 10 May 2007

Thats what we do, we fight!

I have not seen this movie at all but sooooo many people including my wife tell me to get it. I saw this quote from it today and thought of my wife, April.

"Thats what we do, we fight! You tell me when I am being an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when your being a pain in the ass, which you are 99% of the time. I'm not afraid to hurt your feelings! You have like a 2 second rebound rate and then your back to doing the next pain in the ass thing. I'm saying it's not gonna be easy, it's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at it, everyday, but I wanna do that. Cuz I want YOU! I want all of you.... you and me, together everyday....for the rest of our lives."

Noah - The Notebook