Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #35

The SlipIn this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we’ll share some thoughts on MySpace Karaoke and a superhero-themed costume exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We’ll also discuss the latest Nine Inch Nails CD, “The Slip,” which has been made available by Trent Reznor as a free download in a variety of formats. In addition, we’ll hear “Lights in the Sky” from “The Slip.” Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 8 MB. Time: 16 min.

Related Links:

  • – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
  • – John LeMasney’s Web site.
  • – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
  • This is a solo podcast for Brian…John was off this week, as he and his wife prepared for the birth of their second child (but do listen for cameos from John near the end of the podcast).
  • Here are some things Brian mentioned:
    • Thanks to Jon Favreau’s directing and Robert Downey Jr.’s brilliant performance as Tony Stark, “Iron Man” is a near-perfect superhero film and serves as a great opening to the 2008 summer movie season.
    • Brian’s friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach has some shows lined up, including one with his backing band (featuring Brian on organ, tambourine and, possibly, accordion) at The National Underground (owned by Gavin DeGraw) in New York City on Tuesday, July 29.
    • MySpace Karaoke was recently launched. Here is a Yahoo! Tech post about the service.
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute presents “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy.” Read more about it here (courtesy of AP via Yahoo! News).
    • Trent Reznor has made the new Nine Inch Nails CD, “The Slip” (CD art above), available as a free download in a variety of different formats — including better-than-CD quality 24/96 WAV.
  • Reznor has posted the tracks from “The Slip” using a creative commons attribution non-commercial share alike license, and is encouraging Nine Inch Nails fans to share the music, including playing it in their podcasts…so please enjoy “Lights in the Sky” off the latest Nine Inch Nails CD, “The Slip.”
  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.