Saturday, June 20, 2009

New Artistes, New Playlist at OlioRadio

It's Summer (in a few hours)! What better way to celebrate extremely uncomfortable conditions weather-wise than by keeping your Internet Radio tuned to OlioRadio, home of the Widest Variety of sounds on Earth. Whether you are cold, hot, dry, or wet, OlioRadio will have recordings to kiss your boo-boo and make it feel, right.

And here's the boo-boo-kissin' Artistes added on the new playlist: Albennie Jones with Sam Price & His Trio - Amos Milburn - Annisteen Allen - Barbra Streisand - Black Flag - Bobby Darin - Christopher Walken - Clint Eastwood - Cream (commercial) - the Dearly Beloved - Don Addams - Dusty Springfield - Elijah and the Ebonites - Fanny (commercial) - Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart (non-commercial) - George Vinton Graham - Husker Du - Jefferson Airplane (commercial) - John Selleck - Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum, and Durr - the Magnetic Fields - Morey Amsterdam - Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr. - Mrs. Francisco Etcheverry and Matias Etcheverry - Paint It Black - Personics - Rick Springfield - Sex Pistols (commercial?) - Sonny James - Sydney Greenstreet - The Devonaires - The Dirty Mac - The Doors - Wild Bill Moore - and Wynonie Harris. All in one place? You Bet!! Together nowhere else but OlioRadio.

Btw, the Live365 iPhone app (which you could use to listen to OlioRadio...oh, & 6,000 other stations) was broken by the 3.0 update. The new Live365 app is waiting en queue in Apple's Byzantine approval process. However, if you have phones running Windows Mobile v. 5 or v. 6, some models of Blackberry, or a notebook, you can listen right now! Or, you can join me in kickin' it Old Skool & listening to OlioRadio over a non-mobile desktop computer...a Very non-mobile computer. And don't forget: updates & odds & ends always availible via Twitter @clarencejones.
Love and Peace, Clarence

ps: I will poat the full new playlist on the OlioRadio Playlist page...when I can get a spreadsheet program working...I like Win 7RC...I like Win 7RC...grrrrrrr...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009 Passes

The Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009 has been passed by both the U.S.House & U.S.Senate, & is now awaiting Pres. Obama's signature. (link:Webcaster Settlement Act passes
When it is signed into law, there will be an additional 30 days for any webcaster groups who have Not reached agreement with Sound Exchange for a royalty structure (through either 2010, or it can be extended as far as 2015) for the Copyright (or Performance) Royalties. The groups with no specific agreements include: interactive streamers (Pandora), pure Webcasters (no over-the-air component), aggregaters (Live365, representing the vast majority of it's customers, who have Personal Webcaster packages.), religious broadcasters (those not privy to the agreement between SX & NAB), and others.
Lord, I don't ask for a lot, but PLEASE get us an agreement that gives Live365 (the service used for the past 7+ years by OlioRadio & thousands of other Webcasters) a fighting chance not only to survive but to grow. Without a specific agreement, we're trapped under the CRB decision of 2007, for ridiculously high rates through 2010, and the process has begun for those same fine folks to stick it to us for the period 2011-2015...opps, I mean for the CRB to come up with a fair and equitable decision for the 2011-2015 time period.

No matter your Religion (or lack of it), let us pray...
Love and Peace, Clarence
Owner-Operator of OlioRadio