Final 2011 Christmas Song Playlist

Here’s my final 2011 Christmas song playlist. Christmas Playlist 57 songs, 3.2 hours Winter Song Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson Last Christmas Wham! The Little Drummer Boy Johnny Cash Happy Xmas (War Is Over) John Lennon & Yoko Ono Christmas Day Dido Christmas For Cowboys John Denver O Come All Ye Faithful Art Garfunkel FatherContinue reading “Final 2011 Christmas Song Playlist”

A Prime Example Why SOPA Will Endanger the Internet: Spiteful Big Corporations

The other big news this past week besides SOPA was’s MegaUpload Song on YouTube: Universal Music Group (UMG) had a conniption fit, because some of their signed artists provided testimonials for MegaUpload, a file sharing site that makes it easy to share files with others. Despite MegaUpload having every right to use the testimonialsContinue reading “A Prime Example Why SOPA Will Endanger the Internet: Spiteful Big Corporations”

My Christmas Song Playlist So Far

I like to think of the Christmas season as a musical time of year. My friends know that I like to spend a lot of time developing each year’s perfect Christmas song playlist to support my love of seasonal music. This year’s playlist is still in development (as you can see, I dumped the wholeContinue reading “My Christmas Song Playlist So Far”

DRM Graveyard on, Content Consumers Demand Less Restrictions and More Respect

Ruth Suehle constructed a fantastic DRM graveyard: A brief history of digital rights management in music. Digital rights management or DRM is a method for controlling access to various digital media including music, movies, and software. The “rights” being managed are those of content creators to a lesser extent and of content distributors to aContinue reading “DRM Graveyard on, Content Consumers Demand Less Restrictions and More Respect”

A Musical Interlude: The Shin’s Phantom Limb

Natalie Portman tuned me on to The Shins and their song “New Slang” in Zach Braff’s 2004 film Garden State. “Phantom Limb” is probably my favorite song by the band–even though James Mercer says that it is about a lesbian couple dealing with high school life, it holds a lot of relevance and energy forContinue reading “A Musical Interlude: The Shin’s Phantom Limb”