November 2005

Free Culture Chap. 5-Piracy

11.29.2005 by Mark Forman

Free Culture continues with Chapter 5-Piracy. Only one news item due to length of chapter reading. This offered by Cory D. at Boing Boing: Sony CD spyware installs and can run permanently, even if you click "Decline" WeaponsOfMassDeception 3:21 The Bots Fly high 3:50 Dread Daze There's Something Wrong 3:20 Brad Sucks We Can't Make […]


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First Dose of XMas Music:65

11.27.2005 by Mark Forman

Post-Turkey dose of XMas audio, get ready for the cheer here, hear? Mention Chris Whitley's passing, upoming FC News with Aron Michalski dedicated to Chris' memory and music. Spanish Harlem Incident 2:38 Chris Whitley Christmas Time 2:57 Mighty Mighty Bosstones Christmas Crush 3:25 Home Grown Christmas In Nevada 3:15 Willard Grant Conspiracy Christmas Vacation 2:39 Descendents […]


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RIAA-free CDs

11.27.2005 by Mark Forman

A holiday gift guide for conscientious music-lovers Parents hounding you for a holiday wish-list? Unsure what to buy for your friends? Gift-giving has gotten harder since the Recording Industry Association of America came to town. The cartel of the biggest record labels has made a name for itself by suing families for downloading music, lobbying for massive […]


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FreeCulture News:7

11.25.2005 by Mark Forman

Photo by dailyjournal What's up homefries-today's interview guest is Dylan and Emily's music podcasting daddy-C.C. Chapman. He and the Bluesman babble about PME, future of music, Free Culture, Accident Hash, U-Turn Cafe and of course music. So come on in and see how C.C. and I cook together. I know you're all going to enjoy […]


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FreeCulture News:6

11.24.2005 by Mark Forman

Photo by Evil Genius The "Chocolate" portion of our interview with Evil Genius' Dave Slusher. Dave talks about many topics including the liberation of not giving a "rip" about what people think about you, to his finding out about the "Gentle Readers" . In the process he mentions Wired Jesus podcast and utilization of Creative […]


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Words not to be taken lightly…

11.23.2005 by Mark Forman

Recent Free Culture News' guest Dave Slusher had these magnanimous comments to offer: "Mark Forman’s interview with me has been published. As an obligatory old media dig, I will note that very few of the print reporters I have spoken to in the last year were this engaged. In fact, Dan Conover might be the […]


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FreeCulture News:5

11.23.2005 by Mark Forman

Photo by EvilGenius Today's guest is Evil Genius Chronicles host Dave Slusher. First of 2 part interview. We'll call this the Vanilla part-cover's everything from Free Beer to Free Culture. Chocolate part up in a day or 2-help you have an informed, interesting, and wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Make sure to check out Dave's new AmigoFish […]


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FreeCulture News:4

11.21.2005 by Mark Forman

Special Thanksgiving Interview from a very thankful Brother Love, all excited from experiences at Podcast Expo. Mention Organic-John & Bennet, Rob & Podcast NYC, C.C. Chapman, Leo Laporte and a bunch of other groovy people. Mention Brother Love Notes Podcast, etc. So hear what the man has to say. Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends, […]


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I’m a Sucker for Flame!

11.21.2005 by Mark Forman

This is one of my favorite bands, Orange County's hardworking: SparkleJetsUK. Great pic, great vibe, great band!


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Oh yeah, the Open Source Issue…

11.21.2005 by Mark Forman

Thanks Ken for Banners! Sony BMG Saga: The Recall, Open Source Questions And there’s a new wrinkle: Software writers discovered “at least five functions” in the copy protection software on Sony BMG CDs that are identical to code from an open source project. Here’s the thing about open source projects: the lesser general public license […]


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