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New Song Clip, "Intro"

A new song clip is up on the Warehouse (which I subscribed to last night after putting it off for 3+ years). It's simply Intro, but it's assumed to be the intro to American Baby. I like AB just fine, but this intro blows it out of the water. We've got another case of Loving Wings and Where Are You Going? again. Hopefully this intro will get played a lot more than Loving Wings does. Apparently, this is Dave's piano song, though I think it's Out Of My Hands. This song feels like Before These Crowded Streets in terms of compositioning, and that makes me hopeful for the rest of the album.

Without further adieu, the clip.

Through with T-Mobile

T-Mobile just posted this great little tool on their website to check coverage areas by address. What's so great about it is that I've confirmed that my coverage at home sucks. The closest tower is about 10 blocks away from home and I am halfway into a pale yellow section and two blocks away there is no coverage at all. Coverage in Philly is great, but since I'm spending close to four months at home, coverage at home is something to consider. No coverage at home is a bad time and I'm done with it. Now that Tiger's iSync has support for the Nokia 6620 (a probable replacement candidate), it gives me even more reason to switch over to something else. Since the rest of the family is on Cingular and there are no other GSM providers, I'll probably switching over them.

Flickr

Flickr is a photo-hosting site that, unlike others, places a lot of emphasis on sharing your photos. You can have a "buddy list" of sorts and comments are easily posted and accessible from a picture's page. Emphasis is placed on tagging, not "albuming", and so it is easy to see photos that are related to yours.

Yahoo recently purchased Flickr and instead of completely destroying it with suits and bottom lines, they've outdone themselves and not only increased features, but lowered prices. Free accounts are still free (can't get any cheaper than that) and its features were doubled (2omb upload per month and 200 hi-res pictures archived). Pro accounts are now $24.95/year and give you 2gb upload per month, down from $41.77/year and 1gb upload per month.

Despite having my own gallery, this new price/feature combination is making Flickr very tempting. I'd like to get my photographs a bit more exposure and get in on the whole community aspect of it. What del.icio.us has done for sharing bookmarks is what Flickr will do for sharing photographs. Maybe it's about time I jumped into that too.

New DMB Stand Up Clips

A couple of 30-40 second clips have been discovered from a link to a Joyride clip that was posted to the Warehouse, the DMB fan club, a week or two ago. The clips are of: Dream Girl, Old Dirt Road (Bring That Beat Back), Stand Up (For It), Smooth Rider, Everybody Wake Up (Our Finest Hour Arrives), Out Of My Hands, and Joyride.

The lyrics of these clips available after the jump. I'll post my thoughts later today.
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Springtime

The sound of a lawnmower outside my window marks what I consider the beginning of spring. The trees are finally showing a little green and shorts and a t-shirt are all that is needed to be outdoors. Winter was long and dark but we have finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel. My favorite time of day is at night when the breeze cools me instead of making me shiver. I am still looking forward to going home, but I'm not looking forward to ├╝ber-summer's 99% humidity and temperatures in the 90s, that's just too hot. To me, this is the perfect weather.

O.A.R. Concert

WXPN, a Penn-sponsored radio station, puts on free concerts on Fridays at noon. Today they had O.A.R. playing at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby (right outside of Philly). Dave and I headed out there at 11, were off the train at 11:35 and were in the theatre at quarter till noon. There were no more than 150 people there and we were sitting 5th row center. It was a short set, only 6 songs, but an energetic crowd and a solid performance by the band. I managed to nab a copy of the setlist from the soundboard for your viewing pleasure.

2005-04-08 Setlist

Philly Friday

Friday was a beautiful day so I decided to walk down to Center City. I walked down to Old City via Walnut Street, walked around and saw the sights there and then continued on to Penn's Landing.

Pictures are in the Philly Friday gallery.

This is why you shouldn't…

This is why you shouldn't…

  1. Spend all of your time looking at people's AIM profiles.
  2. Take a class on Hinduism.
  3. Solicit strangers to write papers for you.

The link above is only the beginning, there are a few more stories on the main page.