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MP3 Details Matter

April 7, 2012

MP3 files from Southern Gospel record labels and radio promoters sometimes have key information missing or completely wrong. I won’t even get into the issue of giving songwriters, musicians and producers credit at this point. I’d just like to see a few basics like cover art, artist name, song title, and genre consistently present and […]


Gerald Crabb And Some More People Won Dove Awards Last Night

April 21, 2011

Today, you’ll probably read somewhere that Jason Crabb won “Song Of The Year” at the Dove Awards yesterday, but in fact, it was Gerald Crabb and Christian Taylor Music who won that particular award. The Dove Award for the Song Of The Year category is presented to the writer and the publisher. I’ve already seen […]


No Wonder The Economy Is In The Toilet

December 16, 2010

The image is real. It’s from a major credit card company that allows you to check your account balance online. It totals the most recent statement minus any payments that have been received plus any additional charges that have been made since the most recent statement. Their customer service rep says the discrepancy in the […]


Choral Music Turn-Offs

May 21, 2010

I love church choral music, but it’s rare that I can find an arrangement that is both unique and manageable for my moderately skilled adult choir of volunteer singers. I subscribe to choral clubs from three different publishers. Whenever I get a new pack, I’ve found I can adequately consider and discard a hour’s worth […]


Phillip Hughes IS Spending More Time At Home

May 7, 2010

On a couple of message boards, some people are reacting the news that Phillip Hughes joined the Harvesters by asking what happened to “spending more time at home.” I might agree with this sort of reaction in some cases, but I don’t get it with Hughes leaving the Kingsmen to join the Harvesters. Do some […]


Wimp Wristed

November 16, 2009

A company is selling rubber wrist bands promoting the avoidance of handshaking. Their rationale is to cut the spread of the flu. You can buy them in packs of 10, 100 or 1000. SOURCE This is yet another example of how we have become a nation of wimps. “But the flu KILLS people…” So do […]


IMID

September 15, 2009

The IMAX in Louisville at the Cinema De Lux is a ripoff. The screen isn’t much bigger than a regular movie screen. There are digital artifacts that show up randomly in the middle of the screen every five or ten seconds…then they go away for a few minutes. It’s very distracting. Don’t waste your money. […]


Is it just me…

July 29, 2009

…or does anyone else think the term “blogosphere” should have run its course and been forgotten by now? Sorry, I don’t know why I despise that term so much. (I refuse to refer to it as a word.) Initially, the phrase “web log” was contracted down to simply “blog,” which is handy to reference the […]


Yahoo! Another Example Of Why DRM Is BAD

March 16, 2009

Yahoo! is kicking their music customers to the curb. They sold music with DRM (digital rights management), then shut down their store. In order for these files to play when moved from one device to another or copied from one computer to another, the files have to “phone home” to Yahoo’s server. TOO BAD…Yahoo! has […]


I Pay, But They Never Deliver What They Promise

February 3, 2009

Internet companies are the worst when it comes to making promises and failing to deliver. Take a gander at this: TEST_DATE,DOWNLOAD_SPEED,UPLOAD_SPEED,LATENCY,SERVER_NAME,DISTANCE “12/22/2008 2:25 PM GMT”,”1979 kb/s”,”120 kb/s”,”103 ms”,”Greensboro, NC”,”~ 150 mi” “1/4/2009 2:48 AM GMT”,”599 kb/s”,”106 kb/s”,”110 ms”,”Greensboro, NC”,”~ 150 mi” “1/4/2009 2:49 AM GMT”,”576 kb/s”,”106 kb/s”,”117 ms”,”Greensboro, NC”,”~ 150 mi” “1/4/2009 2:53 AM GMT”,”481 […]


My Curse In Life…

January 12, 2009

…is to always get behind the person in line at the video store who requires a solid fifteen minutes of the clerk’s time before they’re willing to pay their late fee and get out of my way.


Canaan Record Ad Poses As Informative Article On Digital Music

November 20, 2008

The December 2008 issue of Singing News features an article titled “The Digital Music Revolution.” I had to laugh at the title, since this technology has been in play for a number of years now. It took about 20 seconds to realize the article is little more than a commercial for Canaan Records. The two […]


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