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Sunday, November 27, 2011

// My Playlist on 22tracks.com - Week 47

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Deathcore from In The Midst Of Lions, hardcore from Harpoon and No Way Out and old school metal from Vektor and Venom. And a bonustrack from Silverstein: the metalversion of Kanye West’s Runaway… So, check out my playlist @ 22tracks.com.
Here you find the corresponding release dates:
* In The Midst Of Lions - Shadows = release date 22 November 2011
* Vektor - Outer Isolation = release date 28 November 2011
* No Way Out - Dead Ends = release date 21 October 2011
* Harpoon - Deception Among Birds = release date 24 October 2011
* Venom - Fallen Angels = release date 28 November 2011
* Silverstein - Punk Goes Pop 4 = release date 21 November 2011

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

// My Playlist on 22tracks.com - Week 46

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Post-metal youngsters from Sweden, Metalcore from New Zealand, hardcore from the US and two Dutch metal bands equals the five tracks I added to my playlist @ 22tracks.com.
Here you find the corresponding release dates:
* Drums Are For Parades - Imperivm EP = release date 16 April 2012
* Vildhjarta - Masstaden = release date 28 November 2011
* Saving Grace - The King Is Coming = release date 22 November 2011
* Disquiet - Scars Of Undying Grief = release date 20 January 2012
* World Of Pain - World Of Pain = release date 16 November 2011

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Friday, November 18, 2011

// Storytelling by inmates - A lesson learned?

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If your story is right, you can even sell your stuff from behind bars. Inspiring examples from Florida and Estonia.

// Hot sauce made and market by prisoners
A group of inmates in Florida’s Hillsborough County Jail are making their own line of, tadaaa, hot sauce. You can choose between ‘Original’, ‘Smoke’ and ‘No Escape’. These inmates are not only making the sauces all by themselves (it is made from peppers grown there onsite), but they also do their own marketing and communication. That’s why it is not strange that they use slogans like ‘So Lethal’ and ‘A Murder On Taste Buds’. The sauce is only available online and supports Florida’s prisoners programs. How the ‘difference of origin’ of your product can lead to unique storytelling…
more info: www.jailhousefire.org


// Clothing and bags designed by inmates
Heavy Eco is an Estonian brand that produces clothing and accessories, all designed by Eastern European prisoners. Their story has several layers. First of all Heavy Eco claims that they give inmates the opportunity to rehabilitate. Furthermore they claim to make products which last forever (a life time warranty backs up that promise) and that they use only organic material. All designs are based on Russian prison tattoos. The website explains: “In the Russian criminal world, every tattoo tells a lifestory of a criminal. You can tell what the person is in jail for, how many times he’s been convicted and even if he has a gambling or drug addiction just by looking at the tattoos.”

Heavy Eco is not only sold online, like the hot sauce, but is also available in shops throughout Europe. Prisoners get paid for their work and 50% of all profits are donated to Estorian non-profit organizations.
Read the complete ‘story’ here.

A social brand based on storytelling… very unique.


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Monday, November 14, 2011

// Slingbox coming to Facebook

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Frequent visitors of this blog know I am a big Slingplayer fan. The only thing Slingplayer is not doing very well is their social integration.
It looks this is finally changing:

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

// My Playlist on 22tracks.com - Week 45

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From Turkish death metal to Dutch punk veterans… I have added five fresh metal and hardcore tracks to my playlist @ 22tracks.com.
Here you find the corresponding release dates:
* Thrown To The Sun - Of Oceans And Raindrops = release date 12 November 2011
* Ligeia - Welcome To Palm City = release date 11 November 2011
* Heideroosjes - Cease-Fire = release date 21 November 2011
* Walking With Strangers - Hardships = release date 16 November 2011
* Rise And Fall - Faith = release date 2012

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Friday, November 11, 2011

// A Marketplace For Recycled Digital Music


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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

// Working in NYC again…


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Monday, November 07, 2011

// Jay-Z live @ Madison Square Garden NYC

This night I attended the Watch The Throne tour of Jay-Z and Kayne West in New York City. Goddammit, what a great show.
Some proof:




And last but not least a live blog report

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Sunday, November 06, 2011

// My Playlist on 22tracks.com - Week 44

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Five metal pearls added to my playlist @ 22tracks.com.
Here you find the corresponding release dates:
* Backtrack - Darker Half = release date 15 November 2011
* A Plea For Purging - The Life & Death Of A Plea For Purging = release date 8 November 2011
* Fishbone - Crazy Glue = release date 11 October 2011
* Night In Gales - Five Scars = release date 4 November 2011
* Divine Sins - Nature Of Man = release date 4 November 2011

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