Stendhal Syndrome | Digital Flotsam

Stendhal Syndrome | Digital Flotsam

PW Fenton

Another of the “Lost Episodes”. Originally published a couple of years ago it was taken off line because of rights issues. Now it’s back, with new music, and it’s better than ever.

You will hear…

The classical music of Giacomo Puccini is featured most, and one aria “O mio babbino caro” most of all. Hard to recommend one particular recording.

Statue Got Me High” by They Might Be Giants

Tourist” by Jacob, from the CD “Just A Tourist Here

Find more great shows like this on KoPoint.

Thanks for listening.

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American Conversation, EP 9 – The Melodies Of Occupy Wall Street

In this episode Dan and Marc return to #Occupy Wall Street and the scene of their first collaboration: Lower Manhattan’s famous Zuccotti Park (or Liberty Square, depending which side you’re on). Precisely a year after the first Occupation of Wall St., the cohosts discuss the movement’s achievements and impact in that short time. George Martinez, a hip-hop and OWS electoral candidate shares his views on the movement that is building. One year is a short time, and the show concludes with an attempt to answer some questions. OWS: has it been a success? It is a failure? Will it be around next September? Listen, and find out!

Highlights from this episode:

Photo snapshots from #OWS

media summaryof last year’s #OWS in NYC

Download Audio: American Conversation, EP 9 – The Melodies Of Occupy Wall Street

Chung King Studios – Rap History at the KoPoint Studio


KoPoint’s studio recording space on the border of Soho and Chinatown in Manhattan sits one floor above the space once-known as ‘Abby Road of Rap,’ Chung King Studios. In the 1980s the space was home to early incarnations of Def Jam and served as the audio laboratory for legends like Run DMC, Rick Rubin, Puffy, Nas, The Beastie Boys, and LL Cool J. This episode of KoPoint – an excerpt from Stuart Tracte’s Beer Diplomacy EP 099 – producer and musician Frank Radice recounts a brief history of our recording space.

Download Audio: Chung King Studios – Rap History at the KoPoint Studio

#SXSW event application from @KoPoint friends @ShoutEm

In case you have been living under a rock some where for the last few weeks, let me fill you in on what you need to know this week:

1.) Super Tuesday was yesterday.  (That has something to do with politics and a bunch of old dudes with money asking for your votes.  People won, people lost, and some people still have no idea what I am talking about.)

2.) The South by SouthWest Conference (SXSW) officially kicks off on Friday March 9, 2012 in Austin, TX. (Just gohere  and get your learn on if you don’t know what I’m talking about.  It’s awesome, you should go, but if you are like me..you’ll be at work all next week..but, who’s bitter?..I’m not..)

Okay, so SXSW is the most important thing of note here and here’s why: SXSW is an amazing gathering of some wicked smart and creative people between tech, music, and film.  With these things comes many awesome things like previews of new tech, what’s awesome on the internet, new groovy music, and some killer film sneak peaks.  But, if that wasn’t enough to make SXSW totally awesome then there is the little issue of the parties and guess what makes killer parties even better: Knowing where they all are.

The crazy awesome folks over at ShoutEm have you covered.  If you have an iPhone, are in Austin for SXSW, and can navigate to the app store, then you have access to the Austin Party Guide (Click here see..that was pretty easy, now wasn’t it?)  In a collaboration with Gary’sGuide, ShoutEm has brought all the good things of Austin and SXSW partying into a simple interface for one to surf their way around to all the awesome things to do and partake while at the conference.

So, if you ARE in Austin and want to know who’s hosting a party, where, and all the important details, this app has your back.  Know when the most awesome parties are going down and how to get there.  How could it be any more simple?  It couldn’t trust me, Google calendar is just not that cool (sorry Google, I still love you..)  What? You want more… Fine.. The Party app also incorporates all of the wonderful things many have come to expect from a social app.   By which I mean, you can share photos, check in at locations, share tips with friends, etc.  Everything one needs to party, document the insanity, then brag to their friends.

Don’t miss the party friends, get the app, party hard, and be sure to visit ShoutEm on the trade floor.

Dave Mustaine, leader of the heavy metal band Megadeth, is ready to rock out for Rick Santorum.

“Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable,” Mustaine recently told MusicRadar.com.  “…You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I’m hoping that if it does come down to it, we’ll see a Republican in the White House… and that it’s Rick Santorum.”

Weighing in on the rest of the field, Mustaine called Newt Gingrich an “angry little man” and said Ron Paul will “make total sense for a while, and then he’ll say something so way out that it negates everything else.”

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