Archive | May, 2011

Medialoper Bebop Episode 5: Thin Wild Mercury

Bob Dylan This week on Medialoper Bebop, Jim, Tim & Kirk discuss the three Bs: Baseball, Bandwidth & Bob Dylan.

For Baseball, it’s all about the Year of the Pitcher 2.0, and whether or not the shift towards pitching is as a result of the cleaning up of the game or a natural cycle.

For Bandwidth, it’s about whether or not the ISPs are justified in invoking companies like Netflix in their new caps. Hint: not so much.

For Bob Dylan, it’s about our lifelong love of all things Bob. Duh. Oh, and the song from Self-Portrait: “Days of 49.”

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Medialoper Bebop Episode 4: Fight For Your Right to Rapture

On this week’s Medialoper Bebop, Jim, Tim & Kirk discuss the following:

The new album and video by the Beastie Boys, and how they survived their youth to finally be able to make fun of it.

The new cloud storage services by Amazon & Google, and why the record companies are freaking out yet again.

The rapture is Saturday!! Are you ready? We are. And so might be Steve Jobs, for all the good it will do him.

Community and whether or not a piece of art can ever be too meta. The answer might surprise you. But probably not.

All this, and Coco Crisp! On an all-new Medialoper Bebop!

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Medialoper Bebop Episode 3: Conversation Fear

Murmur On this week’s Medialoper Bebop, Jim, Tim & Kirk discuss the following:

Whether or not the huge popularity of Netflix Instant is making a dent in video piracy, and why Hollywood continues to drive people to, er, other methods of getting content, despite evidence that people want to pay for stuff.

Why fewer and fewer people are using browsers to access the internet, as Kirk & Tim have seen their digital lives reconfigure with the advent of the iPad.

And finally, we induct our very first album into the Medialoper Great Albums Hall of Fame — R.E.M. – Murmur. Of course. What else could it be?

All of this, and Coco Crisp! On an all-new Medialoper Bebop.

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Medialoper Bebop Episode 2: Buried in a Sea of Coverage

Michael ScottWelcome, once again, to the Medialoper Bebop podcast. This, right here, is Episode 2: Buried in a Sea of Coverage.

As always, your hosts are Jim Connelly, Tim Gaskill & Kirk Biglione, holding forth on a wide variety of topics.

There are 8 million podcasts on the naked internet, and we can guarantee you that no other podcast this week will focus on both Osama Bin Laden and Coco Crisp. Which is weird, because when we originally conceived the podcast over the weekend, we weren’t going to focus on either one.

But then, head-related things happened to each man, and we were compelled to discuss them.

For those of you keeping score at home, here is today’s starting lineup:

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