Who knows, yes, says the chimp, you will get whatever your heart desires ... simply settle for second.

Friday, December 08, 2006


well it is official. blogger just doesn't have everything i need, so i've moved to wordpress on my own domain. this page will no longer be updated and i am now at http://www.shewflowers.com. The show will be continuing there and not here. Please change your bookmarks ... haha that's so 1.0 isn't it?

Monday, November 13, 2006

Well played ...

via Digg.com:

concerning the $1 or more paid to UMG for every Zune sold ... and my comments:

I am now chuckling to myself. Microsoft said that this would blow the Ipod out of the water. remember the end of the movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley"? I know this never happened in reality but the scene went something like this:

Steve Jobs: But we've got better stuff!
Bill Gates(pointing to all the shiny new computers running Windows and not Mac OS): Don't you see, that doesn't matter!

They don't have to compete with the Ipod's commercial success, UI, or general coolness in the market place. They compete on the bargaining power that they just gave all of the record labels who get a dollar or more from every Zune sold (which seems a lot more attractive to them than an Ipod, now).

I hate to say it but well played ... now the plot thickens.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Defenestrate Your Mind - Edition 15

This time I discuss a question posed by Jason Evangelho at Insomnia Radio concerning independent music. Does mainstream music matter? Is there any relevance to the oft-times recycled mess that we hear on the radio? Take a listen and JOIN THE DISCUSSION by sending an email to I would love to read your thoughts and if there is interest in this area I'll continue the conversation with your thoughts. I've got some excellent tunes to share too! Check 'em out:

The Rinse - Coat Check Girl
Snowden - Anti-Anti
Panda & Angel - Dangerous
Cold War Kids - Robbers
National Eye - Ag1

Direct download to the show is here.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Defenestrate Your Mind - Edition 14

Straight talk, from the truck, on my way home. That's what it's all about this time around and I sprinkled some tunes in the mix as well. Thanks to everyone who checks the show out, it is very much appreciated. Take a listen and shoot me an email. I really want to give this experiment a shot. Let's have a conversation about anything ... anything you want. Here's a list of the tracks I played, in order:

City-State - You Wait & Wolves

Umbrella Tree - Wisemen

Cursive - Dorothy at Forty

Picture provided by Flickr user schaaflicht and is Creative Commons Licensed. I mentioned Evil Genius Chronicles in the show as well. Hope to hear from a lot of people and will be talk to you all soon. Direct download to the show is here.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Rails of fun ...

So, I've been looking to broaden my web based horizons as it were to incorporate more of an "open sourced" community based paradigm of development.  I'm classically an asp.net c# die hard to the core (still a big fan, by the way), but simply cannot ignore the fact that the back end expense of running IIS / Windows Server 2003 (soon to be Longhorn) is a major hurdle for most startups trying to get an idea to production.  So I've been doing quite a bit of work / learning of Ruby on Rails.  This along with good ol' PHP, XML, mySQL, <insert web acronym here>, etc ad infinitum seems to be a very viable solution to the often times cost prohibitive .Net Framework.  I've heard quite a bit of static over the last 8 months or so concerning Ruby, but haven't had the same experiences with it personally.  Not having done any commercial work with it (yet), I haven't had much of a chance to put it through the ringer but I'm confident that if sights like Odeo can sustain a happy existence then it will be good enough for anything I can cook up.  Here's to the agile web!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

One and all...

Hello out there in blog reading land.  Not been up to much around here except for oh working, 11 credit hours of school, studying, working, living, ugh ...  breathe ... must breathe.  So that explains the notable absence of a podcast.  Although as I'm typing this I am listening to something I found on Ioda today from a group called Sunset Rubdown.  I haven't downloaded a ton from there but thought I'd give their charts feature a try and download the top charted artist.  To my surprise it is actually very good.  Not surprised that it's rather quirky and very indie, but I really like it.  I don't know much about this artist other than this is a 2006 full length release.  As I wrote that I decided to take a quick trip to google which led me to a wikipedia page.  Here's the quote from there: 

Sunset Rubdown is an indie rock band based in Montreal, Canada. It began as a solo project of Spencer Krug, of Wolf Parade fame, who released the Sunset Rubdown debut Snake's Got a Leg in July 2005. Eventually, the group expanded to include Camilla Wynn Ingr of Pony Up!, Jordan Robson-Cramer of XY Lover, and Michael Doerksen. This new line-up released its first collabarative effort, the band's second LP, Shut Up I Am Dreaming, in May 2006.

Seems there's not much to be said for a direct website but there is a myspace (isn't there always?) at www.myspace.com/sunsetrubdown  That's all for now, but hey if you check out and buy the album I just contributed to your song loving adventures so this turned out to be a good productive post! 

Sunday, September 03, 2006

When Geeks Get Angry


Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Defenestrate Your Mind Video Episode 2

A couple of weeks later and here you are once more, another edition of the video podcast.  This time around is sure to get you to rock out and simma down all in one twenty minute period.  We start out at a run down warehouse, make our way through the orchestra to a dimly lit club with something hot to make you think about cliche, then to a surreal nashville basement experience.  From there we go to a blast from the past to an 80's pool party in the spirit of 60's style Boogie Nights and finish it all off with a fall day on moving construction paper.  Sounds like an acid trip doesn't it?  Well ... it's not.  Take a listen and leave some feedback!

Download Video HERE

The Lawrence Arms - The Devil's Taking Names

Glideascope - Big Big Disgrace

Film School - Filmed Exclusively at The Basement in Nashville, TN

The Plastic Parachutes - Houdini

Every Time I Die - The New Black

Matt Pond PA - So Much Trouble

comments/questions/complaints - dymind [at] gmail [dot] com

lata suckas!  :-)

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Defenestrate Your Mind Video Episode 1

Those of you who checked out the latest podcast may remember me having mentioned video podcasts coming in the near future.  Well, that time is now and here's your first video.  As a primer, we basically have about five music videos played back to back from some pretty amazing independent bands.  When I was working with ResonateTV, I found it extremely surprising that there were so many independent artists that actually had music videos.  I mean, these are not amateur videos here, they are very professionally done. 

The format of the show is very simple, in that there is very little else in terms of content besides the music videos themselves (oh, and an appearance from a faithful friend at the end).  Stringing together the videos does not take up too much of my time (especially now that I figured out how to rip dvd's right in Sony Vegas, dammit!).  If I happen to be out and about with my camera, I should be able to get some interesting content out.  My original vision was to have artist interviews, live shows, etc.  As it stands it all seems a bit too corporate for my taste (ya, know ... stars in the eyes).  Pretty much whatever I deem interesting is going to get filmed.  Of that, whatever seems fitting to distribute will get put into the show.  This stuff is fun, but time consuming (something I had no idea about when I started producing ResonateTV).  In the interests of keeping it simple, video clips will largely be unedited and raw (which has it's own appeal sometimes).  Really, though if you have any feedback on suggested content or just general suggestions gimme a shout at dymind [at] gmail [dot] com. 

Here's the link to the video:  Download Video

Ah, yes and the playlist to accompany :-)

As Fast As - Florida Sunshine

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - According to Plan

Midlake - Young Bride

Superfortress - Why Me, Not Her

Against Me - From Her Lips to God's Ears (The Energizer)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Windows Live Writer

So, I'm a sucker for all things bleeding edge.  It's no surprise, then, that I pick up Windows Live Writer and see if a test post will post across my proxy at work.  I really like Flock's integrated blogging into the browser, but it never works while I'm at the office, so it becomes useless when I'm at a place that has high speed internet (yes, I live in the dark ages of dial-up out in the middle of nowhere ala:

I tried to test the integrated mapping functionality that's built into the application.  Blogger doesn't support photo publishing (b/c I'm not hooked up to my own ftp no doubt) ...  ah well.  It seems there is an SDK as well to extend the functionality of the tool.  Wonder how long it will be before someone writes the Google Maps function into it :-)

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Defenestrate Your Mind - Edition 13

After the long silence, here is another fine edition for your enjoyment. I talk about what's been happening while I was away and some difficult lessons that have been learned. Oh yeah, and some wicked good music in there for good measure.

Matt Pond PA - www.mattpondpa.com
Minus The Bear - www.minusthebear.com
The Bank Robbers - www.thebankrobbers.com
The Lawrence Arms - www.thelawrencearms.com
Love Equals Death - www.loveequalsdeath.com
The Love Thugs - www.thelovethugs.com
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - www.iloveyoubutivechosendarkness.com

Hope you enjoy the selection and expect more to come. Drop me a line anytime of the day or night at dymind [at] gmail [dot] com.

Direct link to podcast: HERE

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Psst ...

And so ... the absence. Hello (echo echo) ... anyone out there? Knock Knock ... Well I've been away for quite a while. Started a project, saw it to a mild state of fruition ... and then it kind of fell apart. You know what though? My time away has not been without learning a bit about the harsh realities of doing something you're passionate about ... does this post sound depressing? Perhaps it's because it is ... am I jaded? A bit ... It's going to be interesting getting back in the swing of things again with the podcast but it'll be back with some thoughts, poetry, and music. Just the way I always wanted it before I got stars in my eyes ...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Test from Word 2007 Beta 2

So apparently, Microsoft has decided to have a blogging platform written inside of Word 2007. Let’s see if they were successful in their implementation. Later all!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Defenestrate Your Mind - Edition 12

k...so here's the deal. after a long long long hiatus here's another episode for your donwloading pleasure. i'm going to keep this blog for a little while so that i can prepare a better wordpress blog on my other website. wordpress has much better capabilities than blogger but there's the issue of the domain name and other such nonsense. suffice it to say that i'll let you guys know when it's all ready to go.

here's the direct link to the show - Podcast
thanx guys for hangin in there with me, hopefully the music is worth it!