Do you respect your music? Or, rather, do you respect the person who created it. You do realize, of course, that someone put a considerable amount of time and energy into writing it? You also realize that it was then recorded, edited and mastered over dozens of hours before it was then prepped for distribution then, finally, put somewhere that you might obtain it for a fee, in the hopes […]

The “i” has been on top for quite a while now. There is no use in arguing that the products that have been introduced to the market by Apple Inc. particularly those by Steve Jobs (may he rest in peace) have changed the market as we know it. But they have been in control for quite a while now, and there are plenty of companies that would like a peace […]

Up until the advent of the internet, the only way to hear a song was to either get it on CD (or record or tape, depending on your era), find it on the radio, or go to a concert. You had no other options. This was really the only way to distribute media. Then, with the advent of the internet, music streaming took off. Here I present a few options […]

If you live in a hole there is a chance you have never heard of Rebecca Black. Actually, not really. If you have not heard of Rebbeca Black, I don’t want you to feel bad. Most people know here as the teenage “sensation” that sang the “hit” song Friday. Quotation marks are there for a reason. Friday was hated by many and loved by very few. Some people have gone […]

Pandora is certainly a wonderful service. You pop in a song or artist you like and just like that it plays a song by a group that you never heard of but you love. It’s like magic, but behind the scenes there is a ton of stuff going on. More, in fact, then you could ever have imagined. Back in late 1999 a man, Tim Westergren sent out a call […]

You know, I’m a bit of an Apple enthusiast. I try to learn about every new product announcement as it is happening, I own a iPod touch, wish I had a Mac, and use iTunes excessively. Needless to say, when Apple made their keynote presentation on Monday to kick of the annual World Wide Developers Conference, I was paying close attention. And what we heard was quite something. The banner […]

Because of formatting difficulties, this post will not contain images of the iPods. If you wish to see the iPods mentioned in this post, there is an excellent image gallery over at IGN. Picking up where we left off in Part 2. 2008 – Apple released the 4th generation iPod Nano. The new nano went back to the thin design of the 1st and 2nd generation models, and was thinner […]

Because of formatting dificulties, this post will not contain images of the iPods. If you wish to see the iPods mentioned in this post, there is an excellent image gallery over at IGN. Picking up where we left off in Part 1. 2005 – In January of 2005 Apple released the first generation iPod shuffle. The iPod shuffle was small, had no screen, and came in 512 MB and 1 […]

Normally, this post would have been released on Thursday. Due to life, I will not be posting on Thursdays, at least until summer. I will figure out a different schedule for the time being. In 2001 Apple inc. launched the original iPod. This was a completely new direction for Apple who, up to that point, only manufactured computers. The iPod exceeded what all expectations, becoming the leading portable music device […]

This title of this blog is slightly misleading. It’s almost like the kind of title that you would find on a one page ad site. You go to the site, and there is a single page with a very compelling sales pitch and lots of testimonies. “Just Learn This ONE Simple Trick to Lose Weight,” “Speak Spanish Using Only 137 Words!” Then it tells you to buy something for a […]