Archive | July, 2011

Medialoper Bebop Episode 12: Out, Damned Spotify!

This week, Kirk, Tim & Jim start off by discussing Spotify, the new (to the U.S.) cloud music service. (4:43 – 13:11)

Next, if you can picture it, a storytelling Musical Moment with Rod Stewart! (13:12 – 14:30)

After that, they’re on to how media publishers like Amazon are avoiding Apple’s 30% cut of in-App sales on their mobile devices by removing the ability to make those sales. Also, how Apple is a country AND a religion. (14:31 – 26:34)

Then, it’s a freewheeling discussion on Amy Winehouse, drug addiction and That Stupid Club she joined. (26:35 – 37:20)

Finally, Kirk shares the internationally-flavored music in his mix: Shonen Knife, Seun Kuti & Mulatu Astatke. (37:52 – 44:18)

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Medialoper Bebop Episode 11: Carmagideon Time

This week, Tim, Kirk & Jim hang out and discuss whether or not Google Plus is necessary, and if it’s going to last.

After that, it’s on to the Netflix price increase, the reasons behind it, and whether or not it will hurt Netflix in the long run.

Finally, last week, Tim proposed The Who By Numbers for the Medialoper Great Albums Hall of Fame and was shot down by Jim & Kirk. This week, the three of us discuss why.

All of that, and a celebratory Musical Moment with Hüsker Dü.

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Medialoper Bebop Episode 10: Shangri-La

We’re concentrating on misanthropes this week: Larry David, Rupert Murdoch & Ray Davies, and on top of that, a dash of Anglophilia.

First off, it’s the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which leads to a deconstruction of the comedy of discomfort and a comparison of Larry David to Rickey Gervais, and of course, a look at the concept of Larry David Moments.

Next up, we look at the sudden death of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, and what it might mean for Murdoch’s empire, and the British Press as a whole.

Finally, our second inductee to the Medialoper Great Albums Hall of Fame: The Kinks – Arthur. Just one of many Ray Davies-penned masterpieces from which we could have chosen.

All that, and a Musical Moment to Die For by Kanye West.

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