Robert J

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  1. Beer Recommendations

    I have a new found love for the Irish Car Bomb--Guinness, Irish whiskey, and Bailey's. Tastes like chocolate milk! I was in Buffalo the weekend of St Paddy's and they had 2 for 1 specials on Irish draft at this pub - Alternative Brews. My bro and I had 8 Guiness drafts between us - tax and tip it came to $18 That would buy 2 here in Toronto.
  2. Amsterdam?

    Hans - you know this place?
  3. Amsterdam?

    I'm up for a micro recommendation then.
  4. Amsterdam?

    I just love the fact that on June 26, I'll be having a fresh local Pilsner Urquell and a Heineken on tap the same day
  5. Amsterdam?

    You sure you don't mean Holland, Michigan? Actually I have passed through there coming back from Chicago. A nice place as well - maybe should have kept going to visit Chuck? But this time will seek the European version of Holland. Taking a nice trip with my wife (and not the kids for the first time). 5 days in Prague, 2 in Amsterdam, and 5 in Paris. The Tulip Inn was a result of a Priceline chance not a sentimental ukulele favourite.
  6. Amsterdam?

    Rolf - when you headed over? I'll be there a couple of days in late June Staying at the Tulip Inn.
  7. Kenny Werner

    odd synchronicty - I just browsed through this book at a bookstore during my lunch-time. It's been on my (neverending) book list of what to read next. Maybe in the next month? what is on the CD? - I know they are meditations.
  8. Starting over.....

    Congrats Paul - that's an amazing opportunity and it has given you a new-found independent energy. Not too many get that chance.
  9. Basically they don't host files, they just HTML link to them. But where is all this music? Global servers? The kiddies mostly use this site to link videos to their Myspace sites with Music Video Codes. All videos are property and copyright of their respective owners. does not host media files. We simply supply Music Video Codes All html codes are provided for informational and educational purposes only. But check out some of the music Hotget links to with these random searches;Submit=Submit;Submit=Submit;Submit=Submit (though it gets some opera hits ) Tip of the iceberg. I found everything from the complete Kinks recordings to Indian ragas, to Robert Johnson. Still, something just seems wrong about this whole thing. Or is it? (please note you can't save these files)
  10. Junior Mance

    At The Village Vanguard Blue Mance Happy Time - I love his version of "Jitterbug Waltz" on this
  11. Is it me or is Joe Zawinul.........

    - John L. Walters, Unknown Public I think I read a similar version in Keyboard Magazine in the 80s.
  12. Is it a female or shemale?

    Curious how this thread got resurrected
  13. Reuben Wilson at the B3

    But where's the MIDI out?
  15. Yeah, and then we swooped in and got AAJ all in a panty-twist. Damn, we were a pushy crowd! Nothing like a horde of homeless jazz posters... or
  16. Stick around long enough and pay attention to the direction some of our discussions take, particulary in the Politics forum. Blue Note apparently wanted none of that. I don't agree with they way they handled it, but I can sort of understand. Nostalgic? They might have even paid the archivers to delete the Politics forum! BN Circa 2000 BN circa 2001
  17. Robert Anton Wilson

    Semiotext(e) SF changed my whole opinion of Cyberpunk writing. A great anthology and a great mind. RIP.
  18. Happy birthday, 7/4!

    Have a relaxing and meditative day!
  19. Wynton Marsalis

    I just got an email from him.
  20. I think so. Isn't he a forward for the German national football team and Bayern? A midfielder, Dmitry, a midfielder. Bastian SchweinSchwagerSteiger in a rare photo without his guitar. never heard it, if his guitar playing is as fluent as his speaking, i am sure it's very special I've seen him play a number of times, a great player. He still looks about 13 years old.
  21. Amazon had it listed, but is unavailable. The CD apparantly has 2 bonus tracks. I have it on vinyl too and I agree it is special. 2 others I dig on CD: Nice live reissue. At The Purple Onion samples: Get this one! Amazing solo recording: Cabin Fever samples:
  22. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

    I have always liked this recording, usually headphones only or cranked in the car. I never seemed to tire of it. Though I do have MBV to blame for the partial deafness in my right ear from a 92 concert - before I wised up to earplugs. Need to give it a new spin, haven't heard it in over a year. Also not sure if smoking something had to do with my enjoyment of Loveless.

    Coleman Hawkins - Earl Hines 'Crazy Rhythm'
  24. Toronto Star Nov. 16, 2006. 06:07 AM The National Hockey League has signed a deal with popular video-sharing website YouTube Inc. to market highlight clips in a bid to boost fan interest in some U.S. markets.. Trumpeted as the first of its kind between a professional North American sports league and YouTube, the agreement has wide-ranging implications both for the NHL and for the upstart California-based company. The NHL is hoping to widen its fan base through an Internet site that's proven popular with young potential viewers. Earlier, in an effort to develop a larger profile, the league changed its rules to make the game more interesting. For YouTube, which recently agreed to be acquired by Google Inc. for $1.65 billion (U.S.), the pact represents a chance to further legitimize itself, even as some major TV networks and sports leagues assail it for posting copyrighted content. Through YouTube, consumers view short videos more than 100 million times a day, ranging from clips of a cicada moulting and jugglers to vintage cartoons and sports highlights recorded from television feed. Users post more than 60,000 videos daily. Most videos are limited to about 10 minutes. The NHL said that the league would protect its copyrighted material and share in any revenue generated from advertising placed adjacent to its hockey video offerings. The videos would be posted at least a full day after a game's completion. Brad Pelletier, an executive with the Canadian unit of sports consultancy I.M.G., said the league was probably considering a move to offer "raw, uncut and behind-the-scenes footage" that may not have aired during conventional broadcasts. Even so, it's doubtful the NHL would generate significant revenue through the initiative, said several Internet marketing experts. "It's pure PR," said Steve Safran, a Boston-based Internet consultant. "It's encouraging people to share clips from hockey games, which is something they really don't do right now." For YouTube, said to be the largest video-sharing site on the Web, the NHL contract is noteworthy because it marks the first time a major sports league has embraced its technology. While users have already been able to access NHL highlights for months at the website — clips available at YouTube, before yesterday's deal was announced, included a 1999 brawl between the Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers and a collection of goals scored by Washington's young forward Alexander Ovechkin — a formal agreement with the hockey league helps to legitimize the Internet site. "It's further validation for YouTube," said Jimmy Schaeffler, a former producer with ABC Sports who now works as the Carmel Group media consultancy in California. "It's kind of like when the government says something's illegal but doesn't do anything about it, and then they make it legal and, all of a sudden, people rush in and it becomes that much more popular." Still, Schaeffler said, "how the NHL monetizes this remains the big question." One looming obstacle that YouTube has been trying to navigate is the complaints raised by TV networks, sports leagues and others who have cried foul when copyrighted content has been posted to the Website. YouTube is often forced to take popular content off its site. National Football League spokesperson Brian McCarthy said in an interview that YouTube recently complied with a request to remove more than 3,000 clips featuring NFL game footage. Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association have raised similar complaints. Just this week, Google said it would set aside more than $200 million to deal with potential lawsuits and copyright settlements over the next 12 months that might arise in the wake of its acquisition of YouTube. "The only reason this deal was done was because the NHL was going to make YouTube remove all of the copyrighted NHL clips. So YouTube says, `Okay, we'll host whatever you want for free just so it's not negative press,'" said Dan Rayburn, executive vice-president with Internet consulting company Steaming Media. Rayburn said the deal was of minimal value to the NHL. "Why not host the clips on the site and drive traffic there?" Rayburn asked. "Why give YouTube the traffic when the NHL will get no revenue in return? If the NHL was smart, they would take the same route that (baseball) has gone and actually make money from their content instead of giving away their videos and hoping they will see something in return from a share of advertising revenue." Coming off a year during which fans flocked back to the sport after a lockout led to a full season's cancellation, the NHL has failed to post similar gains this year. The Los Angeles Times reported this month that league attendance was down 2.1 per cent and that 16 of the league's 30 teams have posted declines in attendance. To be sure, the NHL isn't the first mainstream organization that's sought firmer ties to YouTube, the business started by two men in their 20s who worked out of a garage. In April, Weinstein Co., a movie company run by producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, premiered the first few minutes of the film Lucky Number Slevin on YouTube and General Electric Co.'s NBC said it would create a channel on YouTube to offer promotional video clips for some of its popular shows such as The Office and Saturday Night Live. The deal is the second of its kind for the NHL in recent weeks. The league also signed an agreement with YouTube parent Google where fans can access full-length archived NHL games such as Game Six of the 1967 Stanley Cup finals between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens.