Posts filed under “Digital Media”

Online Ad Spend: $42 Billion by 2011

My friend Michelle sends over this little tidbit — Looks like no one at emarketer is looking for a recession anytime soon:

 "Advertisers are well on the way to spend
$21.4 billion on the Internet in 2007, says eMarketer’s new online ad spending
report. By 2011, spending on advertisements online is expected to reach $42
billion.

One big trend is that the nation’s largest advertisers are shifting more of
their budgets from traditional media to the Internet, according to eMarketer’s
calculations."

Adspendonline

Source:
Online Ad Spend to Hit $42 Billion by 2011
eMarketer, NOVEMBER 7, 2007
http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?id=1005590

Category: Digital Media, Web/Tech

Friday Night Jazz: Amy Winehouse

Category: Digital Media, Friday Night Jazz, Music

JJ Grey & Mofro

Mofro
I was starting to put together this year’s Different Kind of Top 10 Music List (prior versions here: 2006, 2005  and 2004), when I realized I hadn’t written up one of my favorite discs this year: Country Ghetto by JJ Grey & Mofro.

I was driving home one night.,. when I hear this sound come oozing out of my car speakers: A funky, steamy, swamp rock blues number, with a long intro that finally came to a great groove: (slide over here and click Turpentine)

On the strength of that song, I ordered the disc, and I was not disappointed. The music is a great cross-breeding experiment across genres: Start with swamp rock, add some smoldering blues, slip in  vintage soul, and finally, some gospel-fried funk.

Songwriting influences are apparent: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker,
Jerry Reed, Bill Withers, Otis Redding, Dr. John, Sly
& The Family Stone, Van Morrison, Howlin’ Wolf, George Jones, and James Brown.

Reviews:

"a down-and-dirty delight, and a fine addition to the swamp rock canon"   -allmusic.com

"intriguing and fortuitous… Grey’s a songwriter with a sharp wit and a knack for skewering the hypocrites, jive politicians and carpetbaggers who litter the landscape. The MOFRO vibe travels freely among swamp funk, blues, rock and soul, and does so with a certain down-and-dirty swagger that’s as real as it is appealing."    -Billboard

"A Southern-fried Sly and the Family Stone."    -Don McLees

Other links: 

Home page
My Space (5 streaming songs)
Lyrics

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Videos after the jump.

(Um, might someone from Madison House Management consider releasing some higher quality videos to YouTube?   Most of these are pretty medicore sound quality . . . )

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Category: Digital Media, Music

Wall Street Reporter Interview

Category: Digital Media, Financial Press

The WSJ Book Index

Category: Books, Digital Media, Financial Press

Friday Night Jazz: Favorite Holiday CDs

Category: Digital Media, Music

iPod, Sansa, Zune

Category: Digital Media, Technology, Web/Tech

Hollywood Studio Exec Explains The Writers’ Strike

Category: Digital Media, Film, Television

Internet Radio Slowly Closing Down

Category: Digital Media, Music

Unusual eBay Warning

Category: Digital Media