Mrs. Teller proves that you’re never too old to work those decks and throw some beats downtown. Take a look at her very cool video here. Reminds me of Mrs. Miller who covered Pet Clark’s “Downtown” and Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” back in the mid-’60s. Dig it.
Wish there was something to report, but I haven’t heard anything new about the new “deal” for Internet broadcasters. If you have any updates, you can comment here — please! The cool thing is that there’s been a really big spike in listenership of Chakra Chip Cookies. I’ll try to hang on as long as possible, y’all. Maybe our elected representatives will wake up to this obvious heist being orchestrated by the RIAA. Then maybe they’ll pull the plug on them instead of us. We can only hope.
RIAA: We want it all! Sorry about the scary title for this post, but an obscure body in Washington dropped something nasty into the punchbowl last week. Let’s hope it doesn’t mean the party’s over for all of us independent internet broadcasters. The party-poopers here are the members of the Copyright Royalty Board — the guys who determine how much internet broadcasters have to pay in artist, composer and performance royalties for the music we play. Up to last week, the rates were set low enough for all of us non-profit broadcasters to afford this hobby. Now they are going to hammer us with a huge increase in the rates. This could spell the end of thousands (yes, thousands!) of small internet broadcasters. That really sucks. But here’s what you can do: Sign a petition here and let congress know that you are very concerned about this issue. You can learn more about what this means by visiting Radio Paradise. They’ve done a very good job of explaining the issues and some things you can do about this latest outrage, courtesy of the RIAA and Corporate Broadcasting Greedheads.
Hard to believe it — we’ve been at it for almost 2 years. That’s a lotta spins. Japan is now our second largest audience, right after the USA. Who woulda thought? So stay tuned for even better mixes on CCC.
We’ve just added some new tunes, including “Everybody Wants to be a Cat” by Psapp (pictured at the left), a new duo from the UK. They have a new video out that you can check out here. BTW, when you click on the link, I found that it only plays when I right click and select “open in external application.” Go figure.
YouTube is my favorite new online community sandbox because people are uploading an awesome variety of great stuff, including old videos from bands you may have forgotten and some you wish you had. Fun to watch. Today, though, I bumped into a documentary by moebius32 on the "Amen Break." I hadn't heard of the Amen Break before. But it turns out I (and you) have heard it many times and probably didn't know it. Check this out. Highly educational. A little long, but stick with it.
Totally forgot to upload the logo for all to see (if you haven’t logged onto the station before or recently). Needs some work, maybe. Any suggestions?