Wednesday, April 1, 2015


I started paying attention to the behind the scenes business end of audio and video streaming two weeks ago after watching the season finale of Empire. It's about money, power, recognition, and artists controlling their creative projects. It took me back to my rock and roll years in the 1950s and 60s when performers got ripped off by just about everyone. I knew many of the performers then, but today only know what I read - yet I still see it as the same pattern with new players.

This all leads to understanding the nature of reality as "streaming" audio-video playing out the same dramas as we consciously and vicariously experience in 3D. Tech Age - Tech World - Seeing the Parallels - Let's write a song with those titles. Be cool ... grab your crotch (creation) ... have fun ...

Sunday, at the iHeart Radio Music Awards - surrounded by some of the most successful performers in the recording industry who are also business people - JZ announced Tidal a subscription-based music streaming service that combines lossless audio and high definition music videos with curated editorial. Tidal was launched in 2014 by Swedish public company Aspiro. Read more -- Tidal Website

The Competition

Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label. Paid "Premium" subscriptions remove advertisements and allow users to download music to listen to offline. Spotify was launched in October 2008 by Swedish startup Spotify AB; as of 15 September 2010, the service had approximately 10 million users, including 2.5 million users with paid subscriptions. The service reached 20 million users (5 million paid) by December 2012, and 60 million users (15 million paid) in January 2015. Read more

Video Streaming

  V-Nova streaming tech produces 4K compression 'worth watching'   BBC - April 1, 2015
A new method of data compression could see ultra-high definition video - also known as 4K - being streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed. V-Nova has gathered 20 large telecoms, broadcast and IT companies including Sky, Intel, and the European Broadcasting Union to back its new Perseus technology.

Cyber Hoarder: OCD in the Tech Age

A cyber hoarder is someone who has an excessive amount of pointless word documents, pictures, etc. saved on their computer that they will never look at. It's all about the inability to let go. Luckily we have different ways to save whatever ...

April 1, 2015

April Fool's Day

The clown ... the court jester ... the trickster ... the fool ...

How do you feel he's influencing reality today?

Libra ... balance scales ... eclipse (of consciousness) is happening

Hang on ... it's a rough roller coaster ride even for the strongest among us.

Tech sites lead on April Fools gags   BBC - April 1, 2015

April Fools' Day 2015: The best and worst pranks from around the Web   CNN - April 1, 2015