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30May/060

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28May/060

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26May/062

Ewan and C.C. Join Forces for “Accident MASH”

I've been listening to C.C. Chapman's Accident Hash since back before I had an mp3 player. It's an amazing mix of podsafe music, and C.C.'s just a cool guy to boot.

If you've seen my pictures from South by South West, you know I hung out with Ewan Spence and found out about his amazing Rock Show on The Podcast Network. I've listened to every episode since, and at Ewan's encouragement, Sara and I joined TPN ourselves!

C.C. and Ewan were both at Podcast Day 2006 in Germany, and joined up to create an Accident Hash / TPN Rock mashup: Accident Mash

Aside from the fact that it's fun to hear two of my favorites together, these two have both got awesome, rocking playlists, and the joint show is incredible!


C.C. and Ewan
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22May/060

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21May/060

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  • I was looking for some promos to include in The Alternative Music Show and found this great little site for trading promos. We'll have to get one up there!
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18May/060

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  • I always wondered what happened to the miami valley musicast! hanging out at BarcampSL tonight, I ran into the host, and found out that it's now called "Audio Gumshoe" http://www.audiogumshoe.com
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17May/060

Watching the live music at BarcampSL




watching the live music at BarcampSL

Originally uploaded by Glitch010101.

I nearly missed Barcamp Second Life, but thankfully, C.C. Chapman posted some photos live from the event to his Flikr feed, which showed up in my feedreader.

I popped on in just in time to catch a live music performance by foxyflwr cure, and to chat with some of the folks there.

There's really no explaining how interesting the secondlife phenomenon is unless you've been there yourself. There's mindbending moments when you're really *there*.

My first sunset in SL was one of those very experiences. There I was, hovering high above a fairground, and suddenly I'm struck by the sheer beauty of the sky turning orange, and then the sun slipping slowly below the horizon to leave a purplish grey twilight.

I had to shake my head and remember that it wasn't real... The combination of the beauty of the rendered sky, the almost imperceptible creeping of the sun over the horizon, and my mind filling in the rest made arguably as powerful as any sunset I've seen in real life.

Today's concert, played live in front of our barcamp audience, was one of those moments. It's just something you have to experience for yourself.

You can see more pictures from Barcamp SecondLife here or check out everyone's barcampSL pictures here


16May/061

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12May/060

Housing inventory growth in Phoenix




Housing inventory growth in Phoenix

Originally uploaded by Glitch010101.

Ever blow up a balloon, and then stretch the neck to hear it go "EEEEeeeeee".

Yeah. This is the sound of the housing bubble deflating. It's not quite as noticable as letting go of the balloon and having it fly around with a "Pbbbpbth!" but it's damn annoying, and the balloon's getting smaller, and it's certainly not going to blow itself back up.

There was an interesting comment on the housing bubble blog listing "available inventory", otherwise known as the number of houses currently for sale, in Phoenix. It listed the available inventory on a daily basis from 7/20/2006 to 5/9/2006 (up to the day it was posted!) Seeing numbers this concrete takes the guess work out of where the housing market is headed. The law of supply and demand says that as inventory goes up, prices come down. As you can see, inventory is on a very steep, consistent climb.

Phoenix is one of the "hot" markets of the housing bubble, but certainly isn't the top of the list. Inventory run ups like this are being seen nationwide, and are leading to price reductions (if the seller is smart) and long waits to sell as bubble flippers all try to cash out at once.

They're all looking for the bigger sucker right now.

11May/060

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  • The Settlers of Catan is a boardgame based on commodities trading using a modular board that's topping the charts right now. Sounds like a lot of fun!
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