The mySpoonful list is a great source of musical treats and surprises. Today they sent this most rockin’ track from Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils. Reminds me of The Smithereens – with a bit of Urge Overkill in the soup. This is basically what The Jam would sound like if they came from Austin, TX or Seattle, WA. Very snappy moddy power pop for your medicines. Loved it first time thru, and it’s def one of those tunes that gets better on repeated listenings. Ian Moore’s bio page is a lot of fun too.
In order to take advantage of the encryption features of Livedrive, you need to tic a couple of check boxes.
1st, there’s an option to encrypt all file transfers, in the Bandwidth tab of the Livedrive software. It is not checked by default.
Here’s a screenshot:
2nd, when you access your Livedrive account via livedrive.com, there’s an option to use SSL (Secure Socket Layers), which you should click. Here’s a screenshot of that:
Finally, when you access your account through your unique Livedrive URL
(http://somename.livedrive.com), just add an “s” after “http” so it looks like https://somename.livedrive.com
These three steps will ensure that all of your Livedrive uploads and downloads are completely private.
As a Livedrive OS X “tech preview” user myself, I am pleased to report that Livedrive has announced the official release of Livedrive for OS X. According to their blog post about it, “the new version is even lighter, more efficient and faster than it was before, so you won’t even notice that it’s running.” Yay! In addition, the new software supports 64 bit Macs now, and Mac OS X Lion – the groundbreaking new operating system that Apple is rolling out in August. For myself and so many of my friends who do audio, video, photography and other media production (and so tend to be Mac users), this is terrific news! Read more and get the software at Jamie’s blog at Livedrive.com.
They’re back! The Gangsters, who originally formed in ’91, broke up a few years later, only to be convinced by the likes of Beatville Records to reunite in ’97. Straight out of Dublin, the Gangsters were Influenced by the era of 2-tone ska by bands like: The Specials, Bad Manners, Madness, and The English Beat, they were the only ska band in Dublin for years. “Family” is a classic 2-tone ska track.
“The Family“ (play/download mp3)
Fun Fun Fun announces the creation of a new site, MP34U.fm. The site streams music found by Fun Fun Fun music bloggers. These MP3 bloggers find brilliant new music they love and write a brief description about why they have posted the song. You can have a “Pandora experience,” except it’s new exciting music recently found on the Internet. The genres include Ska, Reggae, Jam, Dub, Electronic, Metal, Hip Hop, and more. All the music at this site is legal and free for download.
Youtube to MP3 is a gr8 experience. All of the music that’s been uploaded to Youtube can be converted to the MP3 format. There are a lot of sites that offer to convert the Youtube url into a downloadable MP3. Regrettably a lot of the sites don’t work, or are advertising traps. We did find one super easy web-site, www.youtube-mp3.org. You just enter the url of the Youtube video and wait. Youtube-mp3 quickly converts the video into an MP3. The site is platform-agnostic so any operating system works. You don’t need to sign up or watch any ads. The best feature of this service besides the fact it works well, is it’s free. That’s right, you just enter a Youtube url and wait for the MP3 download.
Fun Fun Fun’s Mp3 Bloggers got together to form Elephant Backup by becoming authorized LiveDrive Resellers. Their goal was to create a “music ecosystem.” This music ecosystem allows someone to have a FREE virtual folder of quality music that’s been found by the Fun Fun Fun crew. If you are a “lean forward” music type, Elephant Backup is for you. You can find thousands of worthy mp3s that have been legally posted by musicians on the WWW. You can download and listen to these Mp3s for free, and now you can upload these MP3s to your FREE music locker. Elephant Backup’s 11 gigs free is the largest free music locker! The Fun Fun Fun crew hope you like the ease of LiveDrive’s Backup services, and they are sharing the bulk rate they receive as resellers with you. You’ll note Elephant Backup’s prices are half of the price charged by LiveDrive.