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  • Beach Boys copyright protection albums.
    Interview: Beach Boys albums to protect copyright may keep coming, says producer
    The two Beach Boys albums recently released this month to iTunes, “Keep An Eye on Summer: The Beach Boys Sessions 1964,” and “The Beach Boys Live in Sacramento 1964,” both put together to protect the copyright of the group&...
  • U2
    Brandon Jennings on U2's free iTunes release: It 'gets no play in my ride'
    Brandon Jennings might not be the best person to approach with questions concerning Bono’s recent cycling accident and subsequent surgery. The NBA point guard really could not care less about any news that focuses on Irish rock band U2 and...
  • Pop version of “The Hanging Tree” released
    Pop version of “The Hanging Tree” from "Mockingjay" released
    With the success that “The Hanging Tree” has been getting on iTunes, a pop version has been released with the hopes that it can find its way on to the radio. You can listen to it here.“The Hanging Tree” is song by the...
  • "Works in Progress -- Outtakes 1963"
    Beach Boys, maybe Dylan, with new '64 copyright sets, but how about the Beatles?
    The Beach Boys announced Dec. 2 the release of two new sets of digital recordings, “Keep An Eye on Summer 1964” and "Live in Sacramento 1964"to help protect copyright on their recordings from 1964. And a story from Bob Dylan...
  • 'Fifi Howls from Happiness" at the powers that be
    'Fifi Howls from Happiness' at the powers that be
    Bahman Mohassess, a historical figure in his homeland of Iran, a revered and prominent gay artist that contested his government's strict rule while his work was commissioned by them. His whereabouts unknown for over twenty years, his identity...
  • 'Why Don't You Play in Hell?' mocks mature moviemaking
    'Why Don't You Play in Hell?' mocks mature moviemaking
    'Why Don't You Play In Hell?', the wicked, new release from Drafthouse Films, is an outrageous, decadent, dizzying homage to all things cinematic. Mocking so-called mature films to churn out one damn good movie. A movie where a little...
  • Verizon offers big deals this season
    Verizon offers hot freebie deals on Connection Day, Nov. 26
    Verizonannounced on Nov. 12that they will offer a series of hot freebie deals on Nov. 26, the day before Thanksgiving.CNET.com,one of the tech sites covering the Verizon announcement, registered interest and appreciation.Verizon is giving one...
  • 'Listen Up Philip' literally makes being insufferable a new art form
    'Listen Up Philip' literally makes being insufferable a new art form
    Egotistical, neurotic, selfish, aloof, narcissistic and of course, insufferable. Writers have a lot of words to describe bad behavior. But, what if you live an existence of bad behavior to foster your creativity? To truly make great art shouldn&...
  • 'A Five Star Life' of luxury isn't easy to live
    'A Five Star Life' of luxury isn't easy to live
    Forty-something, attractive and unattached, Irene (the fetching Italian actress Margherita Buy) lives a life of luxury as a mystery guest rating Europe's best hotels. Carefully inspecting her splendid surroundings, meticulously grading the...
  • 13 frightful flicks for Halloween '14
    13 frightful flicks for Halloween '14
    New movies scare some people. Not me, I get excited with the prospect of discovering something good no one else knows about, much less has heard of. To prove this point more completely, here's a list of the latest and greatest Horror films of...
  • Kazaz, getting kids to read on the iPad
    Kazaz, interactive, animated stories foster early reading
    For many families, iPads are a way to engage children during downtime. From waiting at the doctor’s office to distracting them during travel, the iPad apps offer entertainment that keeps the whining at bay. While playing can be fun, the iPad...
  • New indie DVDs for October 21
    New indie DVDs for October 21
    Cooler temperatures may keep you inside but, that doesn't have to be a bad thing. Especially, if you enjoy movies because there are a slew of releases out now to watch on the old TV for the third week of October. All available to put in your...
  • No Alternative
    The slow death of Alternative music
    “Alternative” used to mean a different or fresh sound of rock music (normally on independent labels) that traveled against the grain of whatever rock was considered mainstream at the time. Alternative has always carried a bit of...
  • Bethany Mota
    Bethany Mota scores instant iTunes chart success with 'Need You Right Now'
    Move over, YouTube, because if early returns are any indicator of what's to come, Bethany Mota may well have a legit music career in her future. Just hours after the "Dancing with the Stars" season 19 contestant's debut single...
  • John Lennon
    John Lennon's studio albums debuting as high-res downloads for his birthday
    As part of the celebration of John Lennon’s 74th birthday coming up on Oct. 9, Universal Music Group announced on Oct. 7 that eight of Lennon's seminal studio albums, plus two compilations and The John Lennon Signature Box, which...