I’ve been actively blogging here for 2.5 years — and intermittently since 1999, when I first launched WOOZradio. Why don’t I bother to self-promote or even make cards/stickers to increase traffic and the minimal revenue flow that could help me break even on the $15 a month or so I spend to keep Live365 running and paying royalties. Because I feel stupid talking about myself to a computer screen, I prefer to let my mind run free under the assumption assume that nobody is really reading, and, well, in the end I just do it for me.
Here’s an image that was on the front of netzoo.net back around mid-2001. Go ahead — click and see what this place looked like back then — it takes a few clicks to get to the music clips. Instead of actually listing my blogroll preferred online mags and music sites, I used orange colons. I have no idea why. The entire history of my lackadaisical updating of my personal web site / blog / whatever is well-documented (along with everything else on the innernetz) at archive.org.
That’s my little reflection for the day and now on with it. The sky looks awesome out my window (I’m here looking to the northwest) and there is much to be done at the day job (Yes, I do have a real, full-time job). My extra special Derby Dolls photo essay (thanks, Kelly) from the Tough Cookes-Fight Crew bout is scheduled to pop up now live at LAistduring lunch. P.S.: If you want me to take you out in the next couple weeks, I’d love to, visit Caroline on Crack for more on that.
WOOZradio is off the air today in protest of Congress’ proposed increases of over 300% to royalty rates on streaming audio broadcasts by partaking in the Internet Radio Day of Silence. Support Internet Radio and streaming broadcasts by acting now. More information being broadcast all day on KCRW.com. Yahoo! Music‘s radio stations, all of Live365, Rhapsody, Pandora as well as these stations have also gone silent in protest.
Take action here, here and here. The Washington Post has a great article. D-Day will effectively crush Internet radio as we know it on July 15th — unless we act.
2007 is gonna be something else for us music freaks. While I hesitate to itemize Top 10 lists (inevitably I will, as I did last January), I’m lukewarm on 2006’s best — many of my faves were released in late 2005 — and truth be told
2007 is gonna be a monster!!!
To avoid confusion, I’ll be migrating all music/WOOZradio posts to a new site, but until that happens, I beg of you these indulgences.
WOOZradio is netZoo’s Internet radio station. It has existed solely online since 1999, broadcasting via Live365. Currently, my top 100 (or so) of 2006 are in rotation, along with nearly 100 cuts from upcoming 2007 releases — Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, Bloc Party, etc. Click here to listen ad-free (and help me pay for the space), or Click Here to listen free (w/ ads).
Coming in 2007:
The Bees (formerly A Band of Bees) are coming strong with Octopus. (Thanks Rory for first turning me on to them back in the day)!