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jamendoAwards2011 – Jamendo.

Make sure you vote for Madison’s own Lorenzo’s Music in the Pop category as well as in the Rock category.
Other suggestions are:


Professor Kliq – Electro

David Rovics – World

Pete Prodoehl – Experimental and Instrumental

Emcee Lynx – Urban


Obviously you can check out the Music Manumit Podcast for other artists I’d suggest.

Who should we interview for the Music Manumit Podcast?

We put out the call to all of our interviewees for people they think we should interview, but often we don’t get very many suggestions.  What about you, my loyal blog readers, who do you think we should interview.  You can post here, hit me up on Status.Net or leave us some voice feedback at  646-495-9205 x 36355.

Also, I apologize about missing September, but if you want to know about what’s going on in my life, you should probably just listen to the podcast.

This is a test….and BCMKE5

Above you should get some music.

Also, not sure about BCMKE5.  I’m kinda stressing about this law school thing.

Music Manumit, World Cup, missed a month and other news

Tom Ray, of Lorenzo’s Music, and I got the Music Manumit podcast going this weekend.  We had technical difficulties on the pilot episode, but Episode 0 will go up soon.  You can get my raw recording for the pilot epidsode.  It’s released under CC-BY-SA.  Also, you can get the unedited of the “second” show.  Note that the first is in flac (lossless) and the second is in ogg (due to problems the first time).  I also recorded on UStream.  I need to change the name of the USteam feed, but not going to worry about that now.  We’ve also got an IRC channel on Freenode called #musicmanumit.  If you’re not familiar with IRC there is a web client where you can name yourself whatever.  No need to register.  We are going to release a “New” show and a “Music-only” show.  Both should be in mp3 as well as ogg.  Though Tom and I both dislike mp3, we’re hoping to reach an audience that does not know about software freedom and free culture and help the understand the benefits and release there is a lot of enjoyable music out there in every genre.

June 10th I leave for the World Cup.  I will be blogging for Sportazine while there.  I ended up speaking a bit about my planning struggles on Music Manumit, even though it really had nothing to do with music.  We did discuss the opening ceremonies at the World Cup a it though.

Missed a blog post in May, but I’ve been hitting the dating scene hard and though I don’t know yet how things will turn out, I definitely have a keeper at the moment.  I also just moved, which is a painful process, but I really like my new place other than the loft bedroom being rather warm.  I don’t have Internet right now because TDS doesn’t do data-only to where I live and I had avoided Charter at first since their website does not support Linux.

Open Source Playground is Alive! (and other news and notes)

Ha! I started this draft on March 28th and never typed a word.  No reason to speculate why, but here I am, nearly a month later fixing that. 🙂

We’ve got a StatusNet install, an OpenAtrium install, a Drupal install, a trac install and a news install up at what we are calling OSP for short.

We’ve contemplated updating the plan I have with DreamHost, but until AdBard revenue is higher, I can’t justify it considering I’m still looking for a roommate for my move and we’ll be paying $1100 a month for a couple months if I don’t find someone.  Ad revenue the first month was $0.20, but considering we got that going at the end of the month and it was only on one of our sites, I was ok with that.

Tom Ray of Lorenzo’s Music and I are starting a podcast called “Music Manumit”.  I’m dubbing Sunday’s episode “Episode -1” because it’s a test.  I’m going to see if Tom will let us release it though.

I’m finishing up my web dev class with P2PU this Sunday.  I haven’t done as much work on the class as I’d like, but on the upside that’s because I’ve started dating again.  It had been almost a year since I went on a date.  There were a lot of reasons for this, chief among them being the statistics course I took last semester.

So, I missed a potentially great talk on Linux because of user issues today.  It also reminded me that I need to fix the sound issue in my VM. I really hate VMs, but I have to use one until Evolution works with Exchange 2007.