Comparing the Final Days of England’s Wool Industry with the RIAA

March 8, 2008 by Josh · 1 Comment
Filed under: Customer Service, Music 

I have been studying globalization recently and I am finishing up, “Travels of a T Shirt in the Global Economy” by Pietra Rivoli. Travels of a T shirt traces a t shirt from the cotton fields of Texas through a myriad of legislative quota mucking to other countries and back to the racks of clothing stores in the US. A large section of the book is dedicated to the legal maneuvering of the “alphabet army” who lobby congress, other acronyms and the president to legislate the US cotton industry which is reminiscent of the RIAA and the MPAA today. An even better example requires that we step further back in time to jolly England. Well the scene wasn’t quite so jolly for those living in 17th century England as they trudged through damp days wearing woolen clothing head to toe.

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Transfer Music to TELUS 8600 Chocolate Flip

March 6, 2008 by Josh · 3 Comments
Filed under: Tech 

A commenter in my popular post about transferring music to the LG 8500 and LG 8600 on Verizon has shared how to transfer music to your Telus 8600.

for telus people, take ur mini me card, stick it in the card reader USB port adapter thing, use windows media player and sync music to it, it will put it in wrong folder BUT rename the folder it put it in as “MY_MUSIC” very important, now umm go explore that folder and they put a bunch of sub folders in there like band name, record label, and stuff, copy the synced song out of those sub folders and place it strictly under “my_music” folder, and delete all sub folders dadada, HOLD THE PLAY BUTTON on the touch interface and the stupid record lemon player will show, playing ur music, and take it from there, good luck

Thanks Mark man!

Halo 3 Soundtrack Preview

November 14, 2007 by Josh · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Games, Music 

Bungie announced earlier today that the Halo 3 soundtrack preview site has gone live. Currently the site only allows for short samples of each song on the 2 disk set with some commentary, however much more is to come. The Halo 3 soundtrack releases November 20th and is available for pre-order the Halo 3 soundtrack at Amazon right now.

On December 1st a special section of the soundtrack site will go live called, “Marty’s Playground”. This section will give fans access to many in game sound assets. If this isn’t exciting enough the playground adds an exciting feature. According to the description,

Using this system, you can “score” in game footage in real time.

This feature could be as simple as mixing the score for preset campaign moments, but I am thinging much bigger. Imagine if you could use the same audio assets as Marty to create a soundtrack for that killer multi-player match you just watched in the theater! With the current setup for watching in game footage this feature would apparently rely on the 360 if you mixing a “score” in real time. Until December one chalk this part of the implementation up as speculation on my part.

Mario Batali on Music to Eat to

November 7, 2007 by Josh · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Lifehacks 

Serious Eats has a running feature of interviews and food tips or topics with Mario Batali, and I find them so fascinating. I have embedded his latest video regarding music selection at his restaurant. You also need to see Mario speaking on how to sauce(prepare) Pasta.

Unfortunately the video is not embedding correctly so without further technical adu, Mario Batali on Restaurant Playlists.

These videos aren’t going to make you a gourmet chef, but they are very enjoyable and give some food for thought. Yep I went there.