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Tag Archives: Video

A Big Old Recap

“Intellectual property law cannot be patched, retrofitted, or expanded to contain digitized expression any more than real estate law might be revised to cover the allocation of broadcasting spectrum…” John Perry Barlow The structure of the recording industry continues to crumble from within: this time we have an essay by …

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Stones Deliver

By Friday night my sleep deficit has caught up with me, I’m a zombie. I was ready to collapse last night by about 11:30 when Dawn said “let’s stay up and watch something.” Uh, okay. I looked in the TV Guide and to my mixed dismay (I have to stay …

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Spike Speaks Again

All of a sudden Spike Lee sees himself as the voice of responsibility: a couple of weeks ago he cautioned against the seductions of reality shows that imply luck rather than hard work is the key to success. Now he told a group in Bermuda that BET “lacks serious entertainment …

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Freak Week

These days Michael Jackson is much more popular on TV than he is on record. Why? Because the general populace still can’t quite believe what a freak of nature Jackson has become, so he has great oddity appeal, but he hasn’t recorded anything very good since “Black and White” over …

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Ten Second Film Competition

Digital video film competition running from Feb. 3-March 10. You can do a lot in ten seconds as the sample films attest, including getting your hair blown dry by Greek women. Prizes are $1000 for first, $500 for second, and $250 for third place. Judges include David Wild, pioneer of …

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Okay, I Watched It

We came to scorn, but we stayed for the talent. Dawn and I have somehow ended up watching 2+ of the 3 American Idol episodes thus far, including last night, where, I am abashed to admit, I ended up giving a rat’s ass what happened. Damn. There were cracks showing …

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Android of the Apocalypse

Mark Morford and I definitely saw the same halftime show, but he sees Shania Twain as an Android of the Apocalypse. Morford writes: And then out Shania strutted, all perfectly timed fireworks and perfect makeup and perfect cutesy head flips and perfect stiff hip flicks and a perfect toothy smile …

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Lance Corporal Idol

The big, blustery, confident guy with spiky short hair singing Sinatra was probably the single most appealing performer when American Idol returned last week. It turns out he’s a Marine: Among the rank and the file is military man Joshua Gracin. The lance corporal is competing to be selected as …

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Big Honking Stars

Grammy telecast to be stocked with performances from top nominees: The Recording Academy scored an early coup this week for its upcoming 45th annual Grammy broadcast by signing a group of big-name acts — including Grammy nominees Bruce Springsteen and Norah Jones — to perform at the kudofest. Also scheduled …

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