Category Archives: Music

KALX Fundraiser 2006

The KALX Fundraiser for 2006 runs through this Sunday. But don’t wait, call (510) 642-5259 to donate now. Yes, now. Hey, how can you possibly live without a t-shirt displaying an acorn radio lovin’ squirrel? I like the fact that it actually appears to be a hybrid wombat-squirrel.

RIAA Attacks Radio Recordings

The RIAA isn’t satisfied with just taking back existing consumers’ rights with respect to music recordings sold by record labels. They now want to greatly restrict the rights consumers have to record radio broadcasts via the proposed “Audio Broadcast Flag Licensing Act of 2006,” H.R. 4861. The RIAA wants to eliminate automatic recording of radio… Read More »

KALX Fundraiser

Once again, it’s that time of the year when you open your wallet and make a large donation to the best college radio station in the country, KALX. Okay, so I’m a little bit biased because my wife is the general manager of the station, but they really are awesome. And speaking of awesome, this… Read More »

Podcasting Music

When I first read about podcasting music, or even podcasting talk with a little bit of music in the background, I didn’t think about the copyright and licensing implications. I also didn’t consider what happens when a podcast becomes popular, but the RIAA has shown with webcasting that they won’t stop until they have extracted… Read More »

KALX Fundraiser – Last Day

Today is the last day of the KALX 2004 fundraiser, so please call in your donation, now, to (510) 642-5259. They don’t have on-line forms, yet, but you can print out a form and mail it in. Check out the designs for the KALX-branded merchandise. I’ve already gotten my t-shirt, and I assure you that… Read More »

Johnny Ramone, RIP

From SFGate.com – Johnny Ramone, member of punk legends ‘The Ramones,’ dies at 55 We lost another one of the Ramones this week. Guitarist Johnny Ramone died at the age of fifty-five after being diagnosed with prostate cancer five years ago. Tommy is the only founding member left, and believe it or not, he was… Read More »

Rhythmbox Reloaded

In a previous post, I described how I found xinf to be a better music player and library for Linux than Rhythmbox, a.k.a., Music Player. Rhythmbox was included on my Fedora install CDs, so I thought I would give it another chance. The short summary is that it is now my primary music player and… Read More »

CDMAPAL

I received my check for $13.86 a couple days ago as part of the settlement of the Compact Disc Minimum Advertised Price Antitrust Litigation. I thought about using it to buy some blank CD-Rs, but I discovered a better option. I donated my check to the EFF. Okay, so I’m going to cash the actual… Read More »

Mojo Nixon Retires

Mojo Retiring Back when I was the GM at KTRU, Mojo Nixon came into the station for an interview. After the interview, Ray and I took him into the production studio to record a station ID. We rolled tape and after a couple seconds of him making all kinds of wild yelling sounds (if you’ve… Read More »