Sunday, October 09, 2005

he talks.

alright. i'm figuring out some stuff with you know, audioblogging and telling you how it is. Really this is only like a beta for me, you know, i want to figure out something that i saw earlier on the interweb, it was this dude in LA who uses audio blog skills and in there, his icon for the player, it stays, it... what it does is, when you click play, it plays in the window you know, it doesn't open up a quicktime window that's just grey with a little player in the middle. But i haven't figured out how he did it yet. So i'm making a, like a test version, (which is this one right here) and i'm going to noodle around some and see if i can make it do what i want to do, which is, you press play, and you hear what it is i want to say, and then, you can still be looking at the pictures or reading some text or poking around in the links or something in your spare time. I'm not sure how that's all going to pan out just yet, but it's something that i'm working on. Also trying to learn more about that new fangled RSS stuff, because i think that's going to be the way that folks who want to know when my website updates, well, they can know about it, and i won't have to send them an email you know, their browsers will just be hip to the updates or what.

I think once i've got some of those components worked out, then i'll start up with the podcasting, but i want to be sure of some things like, will i go to jail for that? (of course referring to things i haven't done yet, but that i'm thinking about, you know with the digital media and all.) I mean, if a podcast is like a radio show, then can i put songs on there and then other people can hear 'em? and isn't that the same as "sharing" your music with other people? and so then i figure it kind of is, but then, i really haven't had time to do much research on it. The nice thing about getting shitcanned from your day job is that you suddenly have all the time in the world to look into stuff like that, which is kind of what i'm doing. But, if you know answers to that type of stuff, tell me about it. shoot me an email or post a comment about it for all the world to see. I mean, this way, it's like we're all learning, and the curve doesn't seem so steep.

alright, thanks for coming by. I'll be back with pictures and stuff like maybe even tomorrow morning.

and hey. i'm sorry about my voice on there. it's a little rough from all the booze and tabackey last night. or maybe i was yelling. what the hell do i know? all i know is there was some cheeseburgers that got ate, and there was some pizzas that got ate, and i have a bruise on my palm from playing Gimme Five with eric vogel. the guy's a monster. (that's him up at the top of this post)

YEAH - THAT WEBSITE DISAPPEARED, AND THAT AUDIO POST IS JUST A MEMORY NOW.this audiolink is only a test. i mean, don't like, judge me for it. i'm actually pretty cool.

oh yea, and stanton, i've been listening to that Regina Spektor album a bit more lately. You're right. it's actually quite good. I was playing it because i got to thinking about when i had a desk just down the way from you, and i would always come in in the mornings and find you there listening to it. Play it today man, and you can think of me.

Hell. Everybody play it today, and it's like we're all one big happy family.

and hell. i know it's not the way i roll, but here's a little comedy for you.

(thanks to Rose Evans and Tom Tommorrow for making it fun in danconnortown today)

57˚ and cloudy. and 57 feels a lot cooler than 72, for sure.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friend who's in her 3rd year of law school specializing in intellectual property says this:

"Podcasting is different from a streaming radio show because a podcast is downloadable. In that case, yes, you are sharing music and that violates the right of reproduction in copyright law. And he would need to get the licenses/permission/etc.

The upside is that the FCC doesn't regulate the internet so he can cuss as much as he wants on his podcasts if he chose to do so.

So I don't know what he wants to do with the
information, yes he could get in trouble. That's why
most podcasts are all talk, or, like KEXP, they
feature small unsigned bands that are willing to
contribute a song.

See this USA today article about KEXP and their
Maybe this is helpful.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And she adds this addendum:

"I would also add that I have no clue about how
diligent major labels, the RIAA, or whoever the hell
it is are in enforcing their rights either with
regards to podcasting. So maybe he can risk it and
stop doing it when he gets a cease and desist letter.
He shouldn't have asked publicly whether he would go
to jail because he could have played dumb later if and
when he got caught.

okay, i'm getting too lawyerly about this. i'll stop.
I will say that copy protection technology and all
this hullabaloo about podcasts, tivo (did you know
that you can only save your shows for a limited amount
of time now), and other bullshit is stupid and not
good for the consumer."

4:24 PM  
Blogger danconnortown said...

danconnortown really appreciates this sort of information. he is unlikely to play dumb were he to get caught committing a crime against musician's intellectual property, because his mouth in a court room is well... not interested much in pretending not to know stuff. This is one of the drawbacks to keeping it real. thank you for taking the time to give me the scoop. thank you thank you.

3:27 AM  

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