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23
Jan
2007

While walking around town I usually have my ipodShuffle crammed into my ears. Either I’m working on some new TPH tunes (a great way to write lyrics – if you can’t remember them between walking trips, then they usually are worth forgetting) or listening to one of the many business, advertising, marketing or music related podcasts available for free.… [ read more -> ]

Category : Staff Memos
5
Dec
2006

Have a Parkdale Hookers Christmas

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Direct from the band and just in time for the holidays, feast your ears on Have A Parkdale Hookers Christmas, think Motorhead fronted by Bing Crosby.

We recorded this song at Green Door Sound, where we started practicing this year.… [ read more -> ]

Category : Staff Memos
28
Feb
2006

Canon Rock

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Noise once pointed out during practice that the music for Song About a Girl was really just a loose ripoff of Pachebel’s Canon in D Minor (if you’re not sure what that is, go to a wedding where there’s a 90% chance you’ll hear it, or keep reading).… [ read more -> ]

Category : Staff Memos
3
Jan
2006

How to neutralize the RIAA for $19

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Absolutely brilliant via Boing Boing:

P2P insurer will pay your fines if RIAA sues: $19/year!

“Apparently, a company in Sweden is offering file-sharing insurance – they’ll pay your fines if you’re sued by the RIAA. The /. submitter translates the link as follows: ‘For a mere 140 SEK ($19 USD) per year, they will pay all your fines and give you a t-shirt if you get convicted for file sharing.'”… [ read more -> ]

Category : Staff Memos
8
Nov
2005

Insomnia Radio redux

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We got podcasted on Insomnia Radio #45 again, I'm listening to it right now. I always enjoy the company we keep when Jason includes us in his podcasts, it's quite flattering. Really liked the Fredalba lead-off track.

Jason, if you're getting this: yes, we are compiling material for the new record so we'll get you something as soon as it's ready.… [ read more -> ]

Category : News | Staff Memos
11
Oct
2005

Harvey Danger releases entire album free over the web.

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This page explains why Harvey Danger is releasing their new album Little by Little in it's entirety, for free, over the web. And this is the page you can download it from (which I'm doing right now).

Their reasons seem to echo the emerging sentiment from the indie fringes of the music scene:

we have decided to embrace the indisputable fact of music in the 21st century, put our money where our mouth is…

They see it, we see it.… [ read more -> ]

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21
Jun
2005

Broadcast Flag: Can't work, won't work and it's stupid.

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I've been dutifully ignoring the hysteria around “Broadcast Flag” until now, chalking it up as some problem a bunch of foreigners were going ballistic over and I really didn't care. Today there is a lot of buzz around the net that its going to get snuck back into legislation as an attachment to some other Bill (I never understood how US politics worked in that respect, they can pass legislation on duck hunting and somebody can sneak in a rider to nuke Switzerland).… [ read more -> ]

Category : Staff Memos