Matter, Energy, and Life of Michael A. Castello.

Tag: music

  • RATM Cover

    A kid named Audrey and her dad cover Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name Of.” I expect this to be the best video I will see this week.

  • Heretofore Undiscovered Frequencies

    Over Christmas I acquired some excellent new headphones, Audio Technica’s MH50. I picked these out thanks to a recommendation by Thomas Frank of College Info Geek. These days I spend a lot more time listening to headphones than my speaker system, so I wanted to move away from the “stock earbuds” and get some nice…

  • The Jeff Lam Experience

    A bunch of the musicians who play for our church let loose on some classic rock last night to benefit some of the community programs. We had a great time—here’s some phone camera photos of the amazingness.

  • More Media Tracking

    Ever since I started using Last.fm, I’ve been looking for similar services for other forms of media I intake. Goodreads was an excellent find, providing a lot of similar features geared toward books. It’s fun to integrate “what I’m doing” type lists into my website, but more than that the two services have generated some…

  • Computer Troubles—Yay!

    Tess, my five year-old desktop PC, has been throwing all kinds of conniptions over the past few months. Macheads, I see your fingers poised over the keyboard: If you are interested in purchasing Apple’s overpriced hardware and gifting it to me, I will gladly accept. Otherwise, silence. Classes and my lab rotation are now in progress,…

  • Free Culture’s Worst-Case Scenarios

    Many of my budding artist friends appreciate their obscurity problem and want to share their work without the encumbrance of copyright. Yet they are worried about others using it for commercial purposes, the same fear that drives people like Cory Doctorow into the arms of Creative Commons licenses. This idea of somebody else, maybe a…

  • Remember Pyrrhus? Yeah, This is Kind of Like Him

    Yesterday people both on- and offline were crowing about how Pink Floyd “won” a legal battle with their record label, EMI. At last, the band can force their fans to buy digital versions of their songs as full albums, rather than individual tracks. Wait, what? This was worth fighting over? Amidst an industry segment in…

  • Returned Envelope

    The Flyleaf show I went to last November definitely rates as one of my top concert experiences. At the time I got a picture with Lacey Sturm (née Mosley) and an autographed iPod. But after getting the picture printed out at Walgreen’s I decided that the only thing cooler than a picture with Lacey would…