Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Amazon Cuts Into Apple's Pie

Amazon now offers mp3 downloads that are compatible with PC or Mac and are unprotected files that can be shared with your choice of player or application- including iTunes and the iPod!

The copyright free downloads are 99 cents or less and are automatically downloaded to the application of your choice (iTunes, etc.). Apple charges $1.29 for copyright free song files and doesn't even offer DRM free songs in many cases.

Being a Mac user, I've been waiting for this day to come. First attempt to download went off without a hitch.

Even though Apple has something like 6 million songs, there's still a lot they don't have. Thanks, Amazon!

Download the Amazon MP3 Downloader software and your first download is free.

Go To: Amazon MP3 Store

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Boss Is Back!

Check out the new Bruce Springsteen single, "Radio Nowhere". It's the best thing The Boss has done with the E Street band since the early 80s. "Radio Nowhere" has an immediacy and energy that has been missing from recent Springsteen releases.

"Radio Nowhere":

Speaking of the 80s, retro-rockers Ride The Sky have a new album out. For these Swedish rockers, time stopped when the Berlin Wall came down. Their frenetic guitar licks and rising crescendo's are right out of the 80's Metal playbook.

Exhibit A: "A Smile From Heaven's Eye" sounds like a missing track from the "Top Gun" soundtrack. Not that that's a bad thing.

"A Smile from Heavens Eye":

Los Angeles DJ

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sour Grapes For Kanye

World class ingrate, rapper Kanye West, had another hissy fit at Sunday's MTV Awards. After being denied awards in all five categories in which he was nominated, West melted down backstage.

"That's two years in a row, man ... give a black man a chance," said West, stomping around his entourage and directing his comments at a reporter. The apparent snipe at Justin Timberlake, who took home several awards, is not an isolated incident.

Last year, West crashed the stage at the MTV Europe Awards after not winning for best video.

In 2004, he walked out of the American Music Awards, claiming he was "robbed" in the Best New Artist category

And in response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster, West once openly proclaimed, "George Bush hates black people!"

Kanye now claims he will never return to MTV. How will they ever get along without him?

BTW Has anybody ever seen Kanye and his look alike, NBA star Baron Davis, in the same room at the same time?

Kanye West

Baron Davis

On a related note, Kid Rock and Tommy Lee, both former husbands of Pamela Anderson, exchanged fisticuffs during the show. Tommy was escorted out and Kid Rock was cited for misdemeanor battery.

And then there's this. A Britney fan defends the former teen idol turned rehab queen from the criticism her performance at The VMA's brought. Surely Britney is comforted knowing this guy(?) is on her side.

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