UPDATE: I think i fixed the problem that people were reporting where the videos would not work on their iPods. They're looking great on mine, anyway. Let me know if you're having any problems.
You can now subscribe to Scopitones.com as a Podcast at the iTunes store. I'm not exactly sure how this happened (or even how I discovered that it had happened), but thanks to whoever made it happen. The 2 commenters both complain of not being able to get them to work on their iPods, so I'll try and figure out why that is, please let me know if anybody has some hints. Click on the little button to subscribe.
Jim Marshall, AKA "The Hound", record collector, musicologist, former WFMU DJ, "Lakeside Lounge" co-owner, has a blog.
Every post so far is a hit in my household. Lots of great remembrances of his friends (like Robert Quine) and heroes (Hank Ballard who he's pictured with here, Ike Turner). A very welcome addition to the so-called Blogosphere. Thanks "The Hound".
A site that archives many of his old WFMU radio shows can be found here.
Link "In response to a impending royalty rate increase that, if implemented, would lead to the virtual shutdown of Internet radio in the U.S., thousands of webcasters plan to go silent next Tuesday, June 26, to draw attention to their industry's plight.
This "Day of Silence" is an encore of a successful media event that small webcasters organized on May 1, 2002 in response to a similar royalty rate ruling from a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) five years ago. That event garnered national attention and was subsequently followed by a rate cut by the Librarian of Congress and the passage of the Small Webcaster Settlement Act for the period 1998-2005.
Webcasters will be alerting their listeners that "silence" is what Internet radio may sound like on or shortly after July 15th, the day on which 17 months' worth of retroactive royalty increase payments are due to the SoundExchange collection organization under the terms of a recent Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) decision." via Blame It On Steinski
I've been meaning to write about this for awhile, the 6th one (out of 12) just got posted. Anyway, it's funny. Like, laugh out loud funny.
It's an odd format. It's basically Gervais and his writing partner Stephen Merchant (creators of "The Office" & "Extras"), sitting around, making fun of this guy Karl Pilkington, the producer of their first radio shows.
Seems like it shouldn't be so funny, except Karl keeps saying the most ridiculous things which are usually not based in reality, much. And then they rip him apart, hilariously.