Monday, August 13, 2012
Episode 13: Rock and Vocals
Hi, and welcome to the Open Licensed Music Podcast, the show where we highlight music from artists who let you share their music. I'm Ralph Wacksworth, and today's episode is featuring rock and other music with vocals, which I generally group together. And as usual for episodes I post that have vocals, as a heads-up, this one does have vocals, and while I consider them fairly clean, if you're in an environment where vocals are offensive you might want to listen to this one later.
American Dream Man (3:19)
Could I Be a Dream? (4:12)
London Again (clean edit) (3:32)
That was American Dream Man by Leslie Hunt and Daylight by SINGLETON, which are both available from Jamendo and are licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. After that was Could I Be A Dream? by Sean T Wright, and finishing up was a clean edit of London Again by The League, which are both available from Jamendo and are licensed under an Attribution license.
To expand on why this isn't just a "rock" episode, I'm not entirely sure if all of these songs would fit into that genre. Most of them would, but rock encompasses so many different subgenera that I have a hard time classifying songs into or out of it. And besides, I usually group songs by "vocal" or "instrumental", since I listen to a lot more instrumental music than music with vocals. Depending on what I'm doing while listening to it, I sometimes find it a bit distracting. So that's why this episode is what it is - it's how I group music.
Cool site to check out today: VODO. They have open licensed videos including Pioneer One, Sintel, and a ton of others. One really interesting one on there is called The Yes Men Fix The World - P2P Edition, a different version of which is apparently also distributed by HBO. It's a rather humorous documentary where the two men known as The Yes Men hold hoax press conferences and presentations on behalf of companies and try to get people to believe the statements they're making. While I can't say I agree with their methods, I find it to be an extremely interesting watch due to the realization of how easily large news organizations can be duped. Good lesson in always thoroughly checking your sources. But, anyway, VODO (and with it, The Yes Men Fix The World) can be found at vo.do. No .com or anything - just vo.do
Anyway, now for a little bit sillier music.
Super Exotic 60's Beat (2:37)
Nincompoop (edited - instrumental version here) (1:52)
Glitter Bomb (2:36)
That was Super Exotic 60's Beat by Juanitos. After that was a mix between Nincompoop by Josh Woodward and Nincompoop (Instrumental Version) by Josh Woodward (Instrumental Versions), which I edited together to make a little bit cleaner version as far as the vocals go, considering I have at least one younger relative who might be listening to this. Finishing up was Glitter Bomb by Juanitos. All four of them are available from Jamendo and are licensed under an Attribution license.
Those songs are awesome enough I figured I'd play them today, but that's it for silly stuff today. Let's move on to a bit more music. And just as a heads-up, the next song is in Spanish, and although I speak and understand passable Spanish, just like a lot of modern pop songs in English I have a hard time picking out the words from this song and there are no lyrics posted online, so I have no idea what they're actually saying. At any rate, it's an awesome song. Enjoy!
Mezzamo - Ksa-Pse (3:08)
That was Camello by Los Faltones, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. After that was Spinnin' by Alex, which is available from ccMixter and is licensed under an Attribution license. And finishing up was Mezzamo - Ksa-Pse by Mezzamo, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license.
Today's app-of-the-day is the Transmission BitTorrent client. Now, you may ask, why would I promote BitTorrent in a podcast dedicated to legal sharing of music? The answer is simple - for anyone out there uninformed, contrary to what a lot of people would like you to believe, BitTorrent is really a pretty awesome technology. The idea behind it is that rather than having files hosted in one place like a website, they're hosted by the other people who have already downloaded the files you want. It's an excellent way to cut bandwidth costs for hosting providers, which is why VODO distributes most if not all of their videos that way. Where people get into trouble with it is when they start downloading files which they do not have permission to, since by default many BitTorrent clients will automatically re-share the files you download. But if you avoid the seedy parts of the internet (*note* - pun fully intended :) ) and just share the stuff you have the rights to share, there's all kinds of open-licensed stuff you can download and help share. Many Linux distros can be downloaded and shared using BitTorrent as well as a whole bunch of open-licensed music and videos. I've already mentioned VODO, but Jamendo also runs a BitTorrent tracker for their music and there are a bunch of online college course videos that colleges have released under open licenses. So with that said, Transmission's a nice and very easy program to use for BitTorrent. It's available for Linux, BSD, various routers, Maemo, Mac OS X, and via an unofficial port on Microsoft Windows. It's downloadable at transmissionbt.com, unless you're on Microsoft Windows where you'll need to get the unofficial port from trqtw.sourceforge.net
Now for a short noncommercial break from one of our nonsponsors followed by more music.
Your Hair Is On Fire (4:03)
I NEED YOUR LOVE (3:59)
Can't We All Just Get Along? (ft. DoKashiteru ,Steve Bryant,snowflake , Robert Siekawitch, Mikel Thomas,BillRayDrums) (4:02)
On Brevity (3:09)
That was a slightly edited version of Podcast Promo by The FuMP, which is available from thefump.com and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. After that was Your Hair Is On Fire by Leslie Hunt, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. Then we had I NEED YOUR LOVE by SCOTT MCLEAN, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution license. Next up was Can't We All Just Get Along? (ft. DoKashiteru ,Steve Bryant,snowflake , Robert Siekawitch, Mikel Thomas,BillRayDrums) by copperhead, which is available from ccMixter and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. Finishing up was On Brevity by Josh Woodward, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution license. I love that song. It reminds me a lot of Jonathan Coulton's music, which I didn't play today because I plan on doing a full episode of his music in the future.
So, that's all for today. Remember - piracy of commercial music only proves your dependence on that model and justifies further censorship and restriction. So don't pirate it - replace it with something better. Listen to open licensed music, donate to the artists behind it, go to concerts, and buy music from artists whose record labels don't see you as their enemies. Support artists where your support actually counts.
This episode was made using Xubuntu Linux, Gentoo Linux, Audacity, Audacious for organizing playlists, and Leafpad for notes, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. Feel free to give it to your friends, or if you didn't like it, your enemies. Links to the songs in this podcast are available on the website. Listen in next time for some electronic music. See 'ya!