La reseña tiene ya una semanita, pero hacía tiempo que no pasaba por Boing Boing:

Barenaked Ladies release album on USB stick

A reader writes, «The Barenaked Ladies are trying out a new method of music delivery: 28 songs, plus video and audio clips and a few live versions, on a 128 mb flash drive. (Link goes to their news page–it seems you can’t get separate articles. Specific content information is from an email sent to fans) They even say the flash drive is an easy way ‘to share music, videos, pictures and other data’–not the kind of sentiment you’d hear from most bands. The content, including the extras, looks like it will be stuff that’s been at least partlly released before–but it’s still a pretty cool idea, even if the execution could be better.»

BARENAKED ON A STICK! … is a USB flash memory drive containing songs, videos, and exclusive content from the Barenaked Ladies, and will go on sale November 22, 2005! Essential for any BNL fan’s collection, the 128mg USB flash memory drive (about the size of your pinky finger) is a fast and easy way to share music, videos, pictures and other data. It is PC/Mac compatible, re-usable and incredibly low priced at $29.98 (close to the same cost of the device on its own with no special content). It will be available on Amazon.com and Werkshop.com (Nettwerk’s online merchandise store), and will also be sold at all BNL shows this winter.

I agree that this is cool, but how many 128MB sticks can you usefully own? I’ve got about ten kicking around now… Link


Siguiendo con la racha continuista (valga la redundancia)…

Dark Tranquillity ha puesto en su página web parte de su actuación en el festival Canarias Metal Zone de Gran Canaria, del que ya pusieron un video de la preparación del concierto:

The European tour starts in a couple of days, and we’re insanely busy with the final preparations. To show you what kind of crowd response we’d like to see, here is a clip of «The wonders at your feet» and half of «Zodijackyl light» from the show on Gran Canaria the 1st of October. The sound and picture quality isn’t the best, so it’s for die-hards only, but the atmosphere is present in spades:

dt_metalzone.wmv (18 MB)

También hay un par de fotillos del evento en la sección de fotos en directo.


Siguiendo con las «sequelas»… Metallica.com ha puesto a disposición de quien quiera verlo el vídeo de «One» del concierto del día 13 de Noviembre, en el que Metallica [wiki] abrió para los Rolling Stones [wiki]. ¿Soy yo, o James cada día está más «fuertecito»?


Here is a special treat for ALL Metallica fans, a video from the Nov 13th show!

Special thanks to The Rolling Stones for this footage.

Click here to watch the video One from Nov 13th, 2005.


Noticia «prima» de la del otro día, sacada de BBC NEWS:

How singing unlocks the brain

Singing is thought to help the brain re-learn communication skills.


Un par de cosillas sacadas de digg:

16 NES-ified Covers Of Hit Songs

A Something Awful forum user has put together a package of 16 remakes of popular songs synthesized using an NES?s 8 bit audio system.

MP3 player in an NES controller

Martin ingeniously hacked an old Nintendo Entertainment Center controller to act as the chassis for an MP3 player. He even got the control-buttons to drive the MP3 player. The page is in German, but the photos are cool.

Para los que disfruten de las versiones del primer enlace anterior, quizás les interese echar un ojo a 8bitpeoples. Y sin tener nada que ver, voy a hacer una referencia a unos personajes de cuya existencia adquirí consciencia en el trabajo: Superputa. La relación entre los temas anteriores y esta gente es débil, pero así funcionan mis conexiones sinápticas: Superputa – Nintendo. Sufrid.