Posts Tagged ‘music’

Xconomy’s Battle of the Tech Bands 2

December 2, 2008 Leave a comment





On Thursday, January 22, 2009, Xconomy will be hosting their annual Battle of the Tech Bands to be held at the Middle East Restaurant in Cambridge

The night will showcase musicians (and bands) who are also members of  Boston’s tech industry. The eligibility requirements are:

At least one member of your band must work for a New England-area technology or life sciences company or a venture-capital or private-equity firm that invests in technology. All levels of bands are welcome—from club veterans to garage hackers. All musical styles are welcome. Bands that entered Xconomy’s first Battle of the Bands in January 2008 are eligible for Battle of the Bands 2.

The deadline to register your band is Friday, December 12, 2008 and you can learn more at:


iPhone Music App – iRadio App

November 14, 2007 3 comments

I just discovered the iRadio App for the iPhone and I can’t stop raving about it. Utilizing radio playlists from and song playbacks by seeqpod the iRadio App lets you view, replay, read lyrics and email the last 5 songs played on all of the major radio stations within your city. Being a huge fan of XM Radio both for it’s depth of music genres and the ability to know what I’m listening to this iRadio App brings me back to some of my local radio stations.Unfortunately if you live in a small town the iRadio App will not be listing your radio station. It is however a great way to see what’s hot in New York City, Los Angeles or Seattle. 

Currently the iRadio App serves the following cities: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas, Detroit, El Paso, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Little Rock, LA, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, NYC, Orlando, Philadephia, Phoeniz, Pittsburgh, Porland (Oregon), Providence (RI), St, Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington DC.

In Boston the iRadio Application lists music from WBOS (92.9), Mike FM (93.7), JAMN 94.5, Mix 98.5, WCRB (99.50), WZLX Classic Rock (100.7), WFNX 101.7, WBCN (104.1), MAGIC (106.7), WAAF (107.3), and WXKS (107.9).

For those without an iPod you can view their web interface at

by Tom at

Picture of the iPhone

Web 2.0 Site – Music Application – Deezer

November 12, 2007 Leave a comment

Since I’m on the topic of music it would be a fitting time to recommend a terrific Web 2.0 application called Deezer. Deezer is based in Paris, France and as they say they are the “first juke box on demand totally free in the world!” It’s a terrific site to listen to full length versions of virtually any song. As their slogan says the site is entirely free to use and doesn’t even require a login but you do have that option if you want to build a playlist. Deezer’s revenue model appears to based solely on Google Adsense advertising.

Deezer Logo

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John Bulter Trio at The Orpheum Theater in Boston (November 11, 2007)

November 12, 2007 Leave a comment

The John Butler Trio just played what could likely become a legendary performance at The Oprheum Theater in Boston. Legendary like some of the first shows at the Orpheum by U2 and Bruce Springsteen. With a packed crowd of 2,500 this was JBT’s largest US gig to date. The band was phenomenal and the crowd was deafening, especially at the conclusion of an almost 20 minute version of Ocean (a shorter video verion is highlighted below). From Australia the John Butler Trio is starting to develop a loyal US following to go with his huge hometown following.

World Politics – Iraq, Iran, United States, World Leaders, Terrorism

November 9, 2007 1 comment

There are a lot of amazing discoveries these days with the advancement of technology, biotechnology and medicine however a lot of these breakthroughs still need to benefit the nations and people who desperately need the help. Many are still devoid of basic food and medicine – not to mention the world is becoming a very hot (politically & environmentally) place to live. Many of the world’s problems stem from abject poverty. Organizations like the Red Campaign and the One Campaign are doing their part to “make poverty history” before it’s to late.

“The World End”
The newsman said the borders could no longer bend
From the South to the Middle Seas
All the way to the West End
I guess I saw it coming
All the fighting
The innocence dying
I thought it was just TV, not reality
Was it a bomb?
Was it greed?
Was it because people are in need?
Should I have cared about AIDs in Africa?
Or the troubles in Sudan?
Should I have driven less?
Or said hello more?
The politicians are placing the blame!
What about terrorism?
Was democracy to blame?
For The World End!
Apathy, Greed, Excessive Need
Religious Fanatics, Godless Nations
Immigration cessation within a diverse nation
McMansions, SUVs, Designer Jeans
Excessive suburban means
Did you know your sons would act this way?
Abraham, Abraham, Abraham
Did you know that some would want so much?
When others need so little?
Was it a bomb?
Was it greed?
Was it because people are in need?
People ARE In Need!
Song lyrics, video music and production by Tom O’