EGC Clambake for December 30, 2005

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We say goodbye to our current sponsors; goodbye iPod Observer; I play a song by the Dresden Dolls; I discuss the change in the Creative Commons license on this show; I play a song by Lauren Hoffman; I talk about Lessig and how the high costs of music licensing will alter how music gets used in TV show and films; please use AmigoFish; I play a forthcoming song by Michelle Malone; should auld acquaintance be forgot, etc.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

13 thoughts on “EGC Clambake for December 30, 2005”

  1. al saiz says:

    You are so right about the music on tv shows and movies…case in point…Steadman is making a career of new music for tv and there are others just starting to percolate through.
    Great show, Happy New Year and keep the music!

  2. al saiz says:

    Amigofish is a good thing! Just signed up and found a couple of very interesting new podcasts. Thanks Dave.

  3. Eric says:

    About the TV music thing: I don’t understand why the lawyers don’t just tell the publishers, ‘you can take the 1% or 2 % of the sales we are offering and make some money, or keep the song and make no money…’

  4. Eddie Dickey says:

    Wow – Jimmy Page has noting on Michelle Malone..

  5. Eddie Dickey says:

    has ‘nothing’

  6. Ken Kennedy says:

    Hey Dave…there’s a pretty good NYT article this week that’s making some of the same noises as you WRT the big labels vs. independent music. It even touches on the use of indie stuff in TV and movies:

    The Net Is a Boon for Indie Labels

  7. kook says:

    A vote for “keep the music” in the show. It gives a nice balance. Frankly all one or the other would be a little monotonic. Plus, personally I love supporting non-major-record label artists, which you do most of the time!

    Happy(er) New Year!

  8. dave says:

    kook, what makes you think I’m dropping it? I could swear I said the opposite, that at the beginning some people asked me to and I never will. I think up can up that “most of the time” to “effectively always.” Even if I do play someone that was once a major label artist, they aren’t currently.

    Ken, cool article.

    Eddie, Michelle has been rocking me for almost 20 years, and if anything she is picking up steam

    Eric, I think these guys are interested in keeping the check values high, so they’d rather make less money overall with a few large checks rather than more with many small checks because they’d view that as reducing the value of their properties.

    Al, thanks for the AmigoFish vote of confidence. As the most devoted user, I agree with you and as the builder I thank you.

  9. kook says:

    I didn’t think you *were* dropping the music, I just wanted to counter those who were suggesting it, in case they were somehow seeping into your unconscious.

    No complaint about your music choices. The post may have come across in the wrong tone, but I’m a big fan of your show.

  10. Adam says:


    Just listened to the show… I’ve played with Amigo fish but not really had time to sit down and figure the whole thing out. Maybe I’ll do that this week 🙂

    As for Lauren Hoffman… She reminds me more of Ani DiFranco or Fiona Apple (on Extrodinary Machine) than Tori Amos.


  11. Dave You Seriously do Rock, have a good year!
    I’ve got some predictions from Amigo fish and addad all the things that I listen to that wern’t in the directory. Its best for the times when ive listed to everything else on my pod and pine for more.
    Any way Rock on, and keep the music IN!!!!!! (becase campervan beethoven’s new roman times is the best album ever!)

  12. Adam says:

    I just listened to this show – thus is the nature of timeshifting, right? Here’s another vote to keep the music in. The music is one of the reasons I listen to your show. It would be cool to mix it up more – as much as I like Camper Van Beethoven, Fugazi and the Gentle Readers and Jill Sobule!


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