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Saturday, July 10, 2004
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Twitty 'duet' touching or tacky?
It's amazing what digital technology can do these days. Yes, we've had the ability for "duets" to occur before by taking an old recording and putting new vocals with it. But now, Anita Cochran has taken samples of Conway Twitty from a set of song owned by Warner Brothers, sampled his voice at various points and putting them together into a new song. As in--one that Twitty never sang during his lifetime. His estate approved it, though I wonder if it was to make a couple of bucks off good ol' Conway again. What I find interesting is how polarizing this is song is. Of course, there is one part of me that says--wow, this is cool, while another part says--boy, this could be used in exactly the wrong way. We've all seen spy movie thrillers that use this kind of plot point, but could we have record companies creating new hits for artists without their permission? And how long will it be before there is software so the average person like you or I can do this at home? Look at how many people out there are such great PhotoShop hackers. I can only imagine that there will soon be a new generation of music creation hackers. (Not to be confused with FileSharing hackers, who kindly share the music and let others download it!)

A related article discusses how the song was produced and you can hear a sample of the song here.

Red-hot showman says wet feat will be real kick
A 58-year old guy who is willing to submerge his body in the Crystal Casket Water Tomb 22 hours a day for up to eight days to raise money for St. Jude's. And if he can take it, he'll do it again later this summer.

'Game Nights' Gaining Popularity in Bars
I have to admit that this sounds like a really cool idea. There was an article about this trend nationally in this morning's Tennessean but I didn't see any local angle to it. I wonder if this type of thing will catch on in Nashville. I enjoy playing the Yahoo games from time to time, but one of the most frustrating things is trying to start a table and having people drop in and out. This sounds like a bit of that, only you can actually stare down your opponent to see if he or she is bluffing.

Morning rush for Titans tickets today at 10:00
I love the Titans and I'm excited as all get out for the upcoming season. What I wasn't excited about was how the TicketMaster web site kicked me off at 9:59 a.m and I couldn't get back on it until 10:05 a.m. So, needless to say I am ticketless so far for any Titans games this year...which stinks! But I'm off to Kroger to try and win some! Keep your fingers crossed for me.

posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/10/2004 10:26:00 AM | |
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