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by MF
Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: When dying mediums converge
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

Here's yet another interesting follow-up to the original column... The newspaper model seems to make a lot of sense from the artists' end of things, but I'm not seeing the win for the paper itself. A few mags used to come with a cd, but Jane magazine was the only non-music title that I can recall do...
by MF
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: When dying mediums converge
Replies: 21
Views: 4504

When dying mediums converge

A columnist for the LA times proposed using the paper to distribute free cds to subscribers (as England's Mail on Sunday did in the UK - sending out 2.9 million copies of Prince's latest cd) and gets his column spiked for his troubles. It's an interesting idea for two businesses that are struggling ...
by MF
Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: These go to eleven
Replies: 1
Views: 684

These go to eleven

A California attorney writes a great letter to the DMV after they threaten to strip him of his "Go 2 11" vanity license plate...nice to see at least one party in this dispute has a sense of humour.
by MF
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Apple iPhone
Replies: 107
Views: 22824

Here's a cool iPhone alternative:
http://daddytypes.com/2007/07/04/my_mom ... iphone.php

As iPhones aren't available in Canada (and my wife is one heckuva knitter) this may be as close as I get.
by MF
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Flash cards for the children of hipsters?
Replies: 34
Views: 3730

LionIndex wrote:I think for a true hipster card series you basically just put a couple guys with beards on all the cards and let people decide for themselves who they are. Because that's pretty much what it'll look like anyway.


Don't forget the black-frame glasses and ironic Girl Scouts T-shirts.
by MF
Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Flash cards for the children of hipsters?
Replies: 34
Views: 3730

I presumed "I" was Ice T...
by MF
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Flash cards for the children of hipsters?
Replies: 34
Views: 3730

Flash cards for the children of hipsters?

Not sure what this card set was originally from, but it was a a fun 2 minute time waster. I have to admit I'm stumped by C and H and not so sure about D... http://weblinks.ru/uploads/posts/1181038555_ispoln.jpg Anyone know the story behind this card set? Here's the link that I lifted it from: http:/...
by MF
Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Q1 Sales
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

And the trend of declining physical sales of music rapidly accelerates in Canada. According to the The Toronto Star : Sales of CDs and music DVDs in Canada in the first quarter of this year fell by an unprecedented 35 per cent – to $68.7 million from $105.6 million in the same period in 2006 – the m...
by MF
Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Q1 Sales
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

From Al's Morning Meeting, the Poynter Institute , 26/03/07: Music compact disc sales dropped a stunning 20 percent in the first three months of 2007. What filled a part of the void? Downloads of individual songs. According to AFP, Nielsen SoundScan says 89 million CDs were sold between the start o...
by MF
Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Love at first listen...
Replies: 28
Views: 3957

It’s been so long since I’ve experienced a head over heels love at first listen disc that I sometimes wonder if these experiences have more to do with my age and less to do with the music. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not yelling at the neighbourhood kids to get off my lawn and expressing my concern abou...

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