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

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.