In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including Microsoft’s new commercials with Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld, Google’s new Chrome web browser, and the Large Hadron Collider. Plus, we discuss MySpace.com’s new Front to Back concert series, which will kick off with a one-time reunion of Ben Folds Five…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 17.5 MB. Time: 37 min., 07 sec.
- FriendFeed.com/lemasney – John LeMasney’s FriendFeed profile.
- lemasney.com – John LeMasney’s Web site.
- FriendFeed.com/bktandem – Brian Kelley’s FriendFeed profile.
- Tandem With the Random – Brian Kelley’s blog
- William J. LeMasney (1931-2008) – John’s father passed away Sept. 5.
- Earle Rommel (1945-2008) – A colleague of both Brian and John at Rider, the university’s longtime director of public relations passed away Sept. 3.
Here are some things John LeMasney mentioned:
- Axis TV – John is working with this at Rider.
- Google Image Search – Making John’s work with Axis TV a lot easier.
- Microsoft’s new commercial – John and Brian have differing views about Microsoft’s new commercial with Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld. John likes it…Brian hates it.
- Google Chrome – Google joins the Browser Wars with a solid introductory effort that holds tons of promise.
- The Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention – Brian and John discuss what they saw.
Here are some things Brian Kelley mentioned
- Hair Apparent – Main Man Records’ tribute to 80s hair bands is available for pre-order at www.mainmanrecords.com. The CD features a bluegrass version of Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock” recorded by Brian’s friend Christian Beach (Brian plays accordion on the track).
- MySpace.com’s Front to Back Concert Series – This new concert series features artists performing one of their albums live in its entirety…and it kicks off with a one-time reunion of Ben Folds Five (Ben Folds, Darren Jesse and Robert Sledge)!
- The Large Hadron Collider went online…and the world hasn’t ended…yet.
- Bush Tours America to Survey Damage Caused by his Disastrous Presidency – The Onion strikes again!