A few years ago one of my friends was waiting on his wife to get ready for a Christmas party we were both attending and, undoubtedly, enjoying a few cool beverages. He passed the time by putting together a mix CD for me. I never told anybody about all the beautiful love songs he included on it and how touched I was by it, but I’ve played the CD full of badass country songs he also made for me that night for anyone who will listen.
I was just joking about the CD full of love songs.
He put a couple of John Prine songs on the badass country CD. Newscoma posted a video of one of these songs because it makes her happy. Here’s the other one…
You know all those songs you “bought” through Yahoo!?Â Turns out you were just renting.
After September 30, 2008, you will not be able to transfer songs to unauthorized computers or re-license these songs after changing operating systems. Please note that your purchased tracks will generally continue to play on your existing authorized computers unless there is a change to the computer’s operating system.
Oh wait, there’s a fix.Â You can burn all of your songs to CDs and re-rip them DRM-free.Â It doesn’t really matter to them that reason you bought an electronic copy was to avoid the CD…thanks for being such a great customer!
Backing up your music to an audio CD will allow you to copy the music back to your computer again if the license keys for your original music files cannot be retrieved.
I strongly recommend Amazon for buying music–totally DRM free.Â You can copy and move it around as much as you want.Â Once you pay for a file it is yours.
Here’s a little bit of classic Megadeth for you, and something to think about this election year. This is one of the best metal songs ever, IMO. If metal isn’t your thing, at least watch enough of the beginning to get the gist and then forward the video to 2:15 for the payoff.
Whattaya mean I don’t support your system?
I go to court when I have to.
One of the, um, “advantages” of featuring Amazon products on this site is that they email me whenever they have new promotions and good deals.Â In a lot of cases, that means I end up spending money I normally wouldn’t have.Â To quote the great Patrick Ewing–“Yeah, we make a lot of money, but we spend a lot of money too.”Â It’s very fitting, outside of the fact that I don’t make a lot of money.
I’m away (far away) and had to set this post to publish ahead of time.
Badass, huh?Â Do you remember seeing this video and thinking how cool U2 was?Â I was watching a special on VH1 Classic about classic albums and they covered The Joshua Tree.Â It was a pretty cool show because they intereviewed the engineers and producers, not just the band, and showed how they built the sound for the album.Â Remember albums?
A lot of people are worried about these unstable financial times. A few years ago Dave Chappelle tried to help America, but I’m not sure how many people listened. I don’t think you have to be down with the Wu to understand how funny this is, but references to the Ol’ Dirty Bastard help if you know a little something about him (or Dirt McGirt). We can only speculate as to why he wasn’t able to be at the conference.
Until Rock Band for Wii is released. I’m so looking forward to the hours I’m sure to lose learning to play the drums. I’ve been getting amped up for this release by watching guys who are good at it play on YouTube–the ultimate in dorkdom.
I’ve always heard that Neil Peart of Rush is an amazing drummer, but I never fully understood why until I was able to watch what it takes to play Tom Sawyer on Rock Band. This guy is good–and it’s cool the way he has the cameras set up so you can see the foot pedal, drum pads, and the screen at the same time.
It seems like the biggest difference between has been rockers and has been rappers is how they get involved with drugs after their careers or over.Â Old rockers go to rehab.Â Old rappers start slingin’.
Warren G. got busted this morning for possession with intent to sell.Â Actually, that sounds a little like a stretch.Â I’m sure Warren G. and his companion weren’t actually intending to sell any of this.Â It was early in the morning when they were arrested…I’m sure they hadn’t been awake long enough to consume the product down to a simple possession charge.
The sad thing is, this isn’t really hip hop, and that’s at least one side of the point of this clip. As the “rapper” states at the beginning of the song, there’s no way to go platinum doing songs with hooks and concepts.
I was listening to the Old School Rap channel on cable the other night. I can’t believe how bland and boring rap has become in comparison to the old stuff. I thought new country was bad until I compared old and new rap.
Anyway, enjoy the video and its social commentary. There’s actually a point if you understand that this is satire.