Archive for October, 2008

Free Music Friday – Alt/Pop/Hip Hop

// October 30th, 2008 // Comments Off // Totally Free Music!

Yes, this is a spin off of Totally Free Music Tuesday. Except it’s not Tuesday- it’s Friday. I’m going to try my hardest to make this a weekly thing- if I get slack feel free to call my mom and let her know or just email me and say “Hey, I want some free music!”. Click the button to the right of each album to download the mp3.

Spark LargeMarching Band
“Make No Plans” (mp3)
from “Spark Large”
(U & L Records, Inc.)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks

Next is Dragonette with the incredibly catchy and rump-bumpin beat that is “I Get Around”. It’s a pop/alt track with some heavy dance influence. Not my usual but this caught my ear.

GaloreDragonette
“I Get Around” (mp3)
from “Galore”
(I Surrender Records)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
More On This Album

Last for your weekend fix is Deltron 3030 featuring Del The Funky Homosapien and Dan the Automator. This is not a new album but it’s just hit the digital world. It’s old school hip-hop/rap- good stuff to rip with while driving.

Deltron 3030Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator
“Mastermind” (mp3)
from “Deltron 3030″
(Deltron Projects)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Rhapsody
Buy at Napster
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
Buy at GroupieTunes
Buy at mTraks
More On This Album

So what do you think? Keep bringing the free music? Do you guys just want to download or do I turn this into a podcast?

Chinese Democracy – Guns N’ Roses – Listen Here!

// October 24th, 2008 // Comments Off // Music & Entertainment

After many, many years of speculation and jokes the Guns N’ Roses album “Chinese Democracy” is upon us. Set to release in November, doubters and fans will see if all comes to fruition. After hearing the first single which is the title track, I must say I’m a bit intrigued. It’s absolutely not what I expected and I kind of like it. Part of me doesn’t want to like it just because the circus that is Axl Rose. No matter, it’s not a bad track. If this is any preview of the full album we could be in for a surprisingly good rock album.

Here’s the track to see for yourself. What do you think?


Chinese Democracy – Guns N Roses

Chinese Democracy – Guns N' Roses – Listen Here!

// October 24th, 2008 // Comments Off // Music & Entertainment

After many, many years of speculation and jokes the Guns N’ Roses album “Chinese Democracy” is upon us. Set to release in November, doubters and fans will see if all comes to fruition. After hearing the first single which is the title track, I must say I’m a bit intrigued. It’s absolutely not what I expected and I kind of like it. Part of me doesn’t want to like it just because the circus that is Axl Rose. No matter, it’s not a bad track. If this is any preview of the full album we could be in for a surprisingly good rock album.

Here’s the track to see for yourself. What do you think?


Chinese Democracy – Guns N Roses

Big Things for Tone Box Digital : Stay Tuned!

// October 20th, 2008 // Comments Off // Music & Entertainment, Technology

Wired LogoSome of you may have seen my twitter last week about Wired magazineTone Box Digital has been selected by Wired to participate in a small biz program very soon.  We don’t know all the details except that we are one of five small businesses chosen…  we are very excited and truly believe this will build some interest and  momentum as we continue to redefine the traditional record label business model.

I’ll be blogging/twittering the experience and will keep you all informed.  I’m going to need all of your help when we get into this thing.

Thanks for all the support over the years, let’s do this… now!

Compassion International : Blog Action Day 2008

// October 15th, 2008 // Comments Off // life

It’s Blog Action Day 2008- What does that mean? Blog Action Day is a collaborative effort welcoming the involvement of any organizations and individuals who care about poverty and have something important to say about it. I’ve written before on Compassion International and today I wanted to share a video about HIV and the affects on children. It’s only :30 seconds! You can help by sponsoring a child…

Thanks for reading and please share this with others- Change some lives today.

Sponsor a child in Jesus' name.

The Digital TV Conversion- Best Video To Help

// October 14th, 2008 // Comments Off // Funny, Technology

This was shared with me this morning…  Great public service announcement for the digital TV conversion coming up February 2009.

wuh, wuh, wuh

Top 9 iPhone Apps

// October 7th, 2008 // Comments Off // Music & Entertainment, Technology

So I’m really digging the iPhone..  granted, the battery consumption is frustrating because it only allows you to use “all” the tools it came with for a few hours- but I’ve adapted for now.  As a business tool and a personal tool this phone has become my 11th finger, my third hand, my second head, my… well, you get the picture.  I’ve found ways to incorporate the iphone into every aspect of my 9-5 life and my independent music night life…

I thought I’d share a few of the tools that I have found to be invaluable.  Please share you favorite apps with me and others who read this!

  1. Evernote-  This app is a great note/to do piece.  I have found myself humming melody lines that were trapped in my head into the voice recorder, making quick notes of stuff to pick up at the grocery store and snapping pictures to remember later (like the name of a wine I had- it also does image recognition)
  2. Fring- This could be an all around app of the future. This social tool incorporates a ton of media sites and communications including Skype.  Yes, Skype.  When we recently made Tone Box completely digital we switched all phones to Skype so now I have it with me every where. Look me up on Skype:  toneboxdigital
  3. Airsharing- This app turns my iphone into a wireless hard drive.  I can take my documents with me everywhere I go.  Works with tons of document formats-  MS Word, Excel, PDF, jpgs, html, rtf, audio files and so many more.
  4. Facebook-  This is a killer app.  Recently updated, the feel of this app is very close to the real Facebook.  I can keep up friends, messages, status, comments and requests.  If we can get flash for the iPhone I can play Mob Wars and we’ll all be in trouble.
  5. Myspace- The reason I like this app is because I hate Myspace but continue to have a presence on there.  I never actually go to myspace anymore.  I can see friend requests and messages from the iphone and not get bogged down into that clunky myspace.
  6. BeatMaker-  This was one of my favorite apps for the plane.  I was able to create loops, edit loops and then dump to my macbook in a usable format.  I haven’t used it in a while because it got removed and the last sync didn’t bring it back!  I’m working on getting it back and will be using it as soon as I do!
  7. Sportacular- I know, this isn’t a business app but it rocks.  Updates often during games and allows me to create a fantasy player list so I can see how my fantasy players are doing from one page!  Saves me time, so it’s beneficial to my business.
  8. Twitterific-  Yes, if you know me, then you know I live on Twitter.  Most of my facebook friends have no idea that Twitter drives my facebook status and I’m not really on Facebook all day!
  9. Oblique Strategies- not new to me but new to the iphone.  Great app with one liners or sayings that can generate thought in almost any situation.

Doesn’t it suck when you are reading a list and it ends at like 9?  or 13?  Who said all lists had to be 3, 5, 10, 20, 50?  :)   Those are my nine.  What is my 10th favorite?  You tell me!!!  What are your favorite apps?

Internet Marketing Consulting and Web Project Management

// October 1st, 2008 // 1 Comment » // life

So, I’ve been doing the late night consulting and web project management thing for a few years now… actually it’s been almost 10 years.  I haven’t really declared a formal consulting company name for this, until now.  It’s starting to pick up and I’ve been working with bloggers, musicians, online retailers, real estate companies, churches, radio promoters and ad agencies .  These extra hours are really coming in handy now that gas prices are killing me! Here’s the quick story—

The thing is that I could never come up with a name for what I do-  however, the president of the company I currently bang the internet for thinks he needs to give people nicknames.  Now I’m not sure if they are supposed to be good or bad, actually they come across as just wrong most of the time.  He gave me the nickname “iBoy”… at first I ignored it and said “whatever” but then I thought… hmmm.  Thanks dude!!!

Ladies and gentlemen I give you iBoy interactive.  Please spread the word as I’m actively building the client and consulting list.