If you haven’t heard it already, check the track “It’s Alright” from Saigon’s “The Greatest Story Never Told” album. Great track, and the keys and bass in the last minute and a half is some of the best I’ve heard in a loooong while!
I’m just looking at yet another spectacular failure of Apple’s smart playlist functionality on my 3G iPod touch. When a playlist that should contain everything added in the last month which is rated over 4 stars, you’d think the tracks you added yesterday and rated 4 stars this morning would be included? Naaahh. Naaahh. That would be like expecting the playcount for a given track not to be out by at least a factor of 10, or for the App Store to allow upgrades instead of presenting a non-working upgrade button. Thank goodness I’ve stayed away from the OS upgrade which breaks compatibility with car stereos…
I don’t quite understand guys who go to big Hip-Hop jams dressed in all the gear but look nervous and don’t move a muscle when huge tunes come on. Texting in the corner when “Broken Language” comes on? You never would have survived the 90s!
“Microsoft gets a lot of stick for producing clunky software. But even during the dark days of the animated paperclip, or the infuriating “.docx” Word extension, they never shat out anything as abominable as iTunes – a hideous binary turd that transforms the sparkling world of music and entertainment into a stark, unintuitive spreadsheet.”—Charlie Brooker (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/feb/28/charlie-brooker-pfroblem-with-macs)
The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media using fake online personas designed to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.
A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with the US Central Command (Centcom) to develop what is described as an “online persona management service” that will allow one serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities at once.
During the 1980s and early 90s, video clubs in Ghana were one of the most popular forms of entertainment. A one man and his VCR operation, video clubs were essentially traveling cinemas that brought communities together by screening (oft obscure) blockbusters, Nollywood productions or made-for-TV movies.
With no access to official promotional material, the entrepreneurs behind each video club relied on the skills of local artists to produce posters to rope in the crowds. Using oil paints and sacks for canvas, these posters were rolled and unrolled from city to city…
I just realised this morning how much “Regulate” was a song of its time, a time before mobile phones were popular. Nate Dogg would never have had to go on a mission trying to find Mr.Warren G if he could have just sent him a text. The whole story could have gone very differently.